Advice from Baba Wawa? I Don’t Think So

Anyone who’s read my articles knows that I’d rather stick knitting needles in my ears than watch an entire episode of “The View.”  The idea of watching a bunch of cackling women sitting around a table spewing their mostly idiotic views is more than I can take.  If I watch a segment every few months, it’s because it provides me fodder for my articles.

A recent discussion with guest, Matt Dowd, is one such segment.  “He spent his time lecturing the Republican Party, repeating an assertion that the GOP represents “Mad Men” and not “Modern Family” America.  In response, Barbara Walters, chimed in that [the Republicans] were “behind in their social views.”

First of all, I have absolutely no use for Barbara Walters.  I’ve never understood why this woman has a job.  I don’t care what glass ceilings she broke through or whether she was the first of anything.  I can’t stand the woman.  Her appearances on The O’Reilly Factor are almost unwatchable except to confirm my belief of her insincerity.  Every pore in her body reeks of phoniness and superiority.  My take on her interaction with Bill O’Reilly is that she sees him as a Neanderthal.

The only good thing I have to say about Miss Walters is that she was the inspiration for Gilda Radner’s hysterically funny Baba Wawa impersonation on Saturday Night Live decades ago.

So, when I hear her talk about Republicans and her reference to “their platform” being “behind in their social views” (specifically referring to comments made by two candidates about rape), I channel Jeff Dunham’s ventriloquist dummy, Walter, and say, “shut the hell up.”

I’m going to take social and moral direction from Miss Walters?  A woman who admits to her scandalous affair with a married Senator – Edward Brooke – back in the 1970s.  At the time, she was already twice-divorced and a “rising star” (God knows why) in television news and co-host of the “Today” show.  (My husband says she may have skills which cannot be described here.)

She ended the affair not because of the immoral aspect of it, but, according to what I read, because she wondered if they could ever be married and whether such a liaison would destroy her career.

So, this woman who chooses to have an affair with a married man is going to tell me, a conservative Republican woman, what my “social views” should be?  I don’t think so.

Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view that a baby is just a blob of cells that can be killed when it’s inconvenient?  I don’t think so.

Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view concerning global warming junk science so that the government can spend billions more of my tax dollars on green energy fiascos?  I don’t think so.

Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view concerning homosexuals getting married?   I don’t think so.

Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view regarding the legalization of marijuana because somehow they think millions of dollars will flow into the government coffers?  I don’t think so.

Miss Walters can have whatever “social views” she wants and she can believe all she wants that I’m behind the times.  Clearly evident from the recent elections, there are enough people who follow her “social views” of how America should be.  I just won’t be one of them.

I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
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  • Brhurdle

    Ms Walters is certainly welcome to her views which I’m sure she sees as logical, eqitable and patronizing of the less elite. However, her convictions of being morally superior don’t lend any credence to that position. I also do not watch the program, but the excerpts I have seen demonstrate that the cast offers opinions representing visceral reactions of bias rather than logical analysis. It’s no more than a series of responses to issues based on do you favor the underdog – take a guess what answer you’ll get. While you can’t blame the cast for reaping the financial rewards, you can question the intelligence of an audience that would find this programming worthy of watching.

  • Ron F

    I am not sure saying Republicans are “behind in their social views” means that Barbara Walters is giving us moral and social directions or that she expects us to change our views. I do not think she is tellin you and conservative women what your opinions should be just like I do not believe you are telling her what her opinions should be. I certainly do not expect anyone to change their views because of mine. In addition, if adultery is a standard for disregarding a person’s views on moral issues, there are a lot of pundits, on the left and right, whose opinions we should disregard. Luckily, I have never seen the View and never will and for the most part have been able to avoid Ms. Walters. She is easy to avoid. I have not seen her enough to know whether Gild Radner’s impressions were good or not. I agree that they were hysterically funny.

    • Patrick

      Yeah I can see what you mean, in any case, Barbara Walters is essentially a has been and is a former shadow of whatever she used to be.

  • Roger Ward

    I don’t have a problem with Baba Wawa personally …. but I sure do have a problem with her views and her politics.

  • deny916

    I am PROUD to say that I have never seen an episode of “The View” and I never will. I don’t understand how that woman ever made it big either.
    LOVED the article Leona…why don’t you tell us how you really feel :)

  • souvoter

    I’m with you Leona; Born and Bred!!! Every time I see this nit-witt, I remember the wonderful portrail of funny Gilda.

  • chief98110

    Every time I see “Barbara W”, I change the channel. She is symptomatic of America’s long term memory loss. She slept her way right up the glass ceiling, good thing the internet and phone video hadn’t been invented. What a hag!