Whoopi Goldberg: Conservatives Have ‘Done Some Really Good Stuff’
Hollywood actress gives softer view on conservatives during discussion
Actress Whoopi Goldberg admitted during ABC’s “The View” that conservatives have, on occasion, “done some really good stuff.”
Goldberg discussed the social media outrage over comedian Ellen DeGeneres defending her friendship with former Republican President George W. Bush.
Meghan McCain also said that it was good to have friends to have different 'nonradical' views.
“I think part of the issue is, and I’m, like, somewhere in the middle on all of this. It’s not that we can’t have friends on both sides. Obviously, we all do,” McCain said.
“Any normal person probably does. I don’t choose my friends based on their political background — I mean, unless it’s something truly radical. I would have a hard time being friends with Rand Paul or anyone associated with him; I’m just going to put that right there. I say it on the show every day because I won’t be here tomorrow.”
“Blood on your hands, Rand Paul,” McCain continued.
“There is a revisionist history with the Bush administration that I take intense umbridge with," she added.
"I think, great, Michelle Obama wants to be friends with him, but I remember the things said about President Bush when he was in power. He was called for impeachment, a warmonger, lied about weapons of mass destruction, and Hurricane Katrina.”
“Part of the issue for me is just confusion,” she continued.
“Did your opinion on Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War change? There has to be a level of consistency with your politics. I don’t blame Ellen.”
McCain then turned the discussion back to President Donald Trump, arguing the constant attacks on all Republicans may have led to his election.
“The revisionist history about President Bush, my husband says when you cry wolf with every Republican which is what I believe happened with Bush, Romney, my father on forward, sometimes when you cry wolf, the beast shows up, and the beast is Donald Trump."
"I think part of the reason is maybe take a second look at some conservatives when you talk crap about them while they’re in power,” she said.
“There are some conservatives that have done some really good stuff," Goldberg conceded.
“George, for whatever it’s worth, did a lot of stuff I didn’t like, but something he did do was he had a smart idea, how to deal with immigration. I liked that, and your own party — your own party pooped all over it, and it didn’t happen.”
Goldberg went on to suggest that, if she were DeGeneres, she probably would have messed with Bush.
“The man who owns the Cowboys sent tickets, and she ended up sitting next to Bush. These are two gay women. If he has got a problem, he’s going to be real uncomfortable,” she explained.
“I would be leaning on him. I would be just hugging him. I would be messing with him because if you have the opportunity to take a second to show people your humanity, why wouldn’t you try?”