You know, people keep talking about how drastic the split is in Washington between the Democrats and the GOP. But apparently, that’s all a kumbaya moment compared to the split in the Republican party.
I am not an avid viewer of The View, but I have seen it on occasion, and found it fairly entertaining. The cast consisted of liberals Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, along with a, usually blonde, conservative woman. This included former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s froot-loops sister Elizabeth. The conservative was never dominant, but was capable of presenting a legitimate conservative argument, and giving as well as she got in the back and forth banter with the other two.
The last occupant of that chair was the daughter of iconic Senator John McCain, Meghan. She left at the first of the year. Personally, in the shows I caught a part of, I thought that she was a natural. And since then, the show’s producers have been trying to find a replacement. And failing miserably.
It’s not like they’re looking for some pie-in-the-sky conservative that can jump through flaming hoops or anything. But, being a moderate platform, there are some trip wires they’re trying to avoid. Among them are;
- No “Never Trumper’s”
- No Virulent Trump supporters
- No Q-Anon conspiracy theorists
- No Anti vaccination or mask candidates
It doesn’t seem to me like the producers are looking for a girl in ruby slippers or anything. These seem to be some pretty easy to obtain goals. But they can’t find anybody! With millions of conservatives to choose from, they can’t find a presentable woman with traditional conservative views without any of the attendant baggage!
Welcome to the Party of Trump. Traitor Tot was so divisive to the party that there is no longer any common middle ground! Trump is so toxic that you are either a virulent Trombie, or an equally virulent Never Trumper. The mushy middle have either all become Democrats or independents.
This is what gives me faith, hope, and confidence. While, as a big tent party, we can squabble over details, when the chips are down, I like to believe that we can come together for the common good. But The View’s search is showing that there is no longer any common middle ground in the GOP, and neither camp can win a national election on its own. Keep punching, and keep the faith!