Today The ViewSunny Hostin, Sunny’s co-host on the show, snubbed the idea that America is dependent upon the economy. The suggestion that inflation was a concern only for Republicans is laughable.
The liberal co-host was responding to the topic at hand, which was if President Biden needed to do more to “woo” Independent voters.
Whoopi Goldberg wondered if the economy and border were more important to independent voters than progressive causes, such as “raising taxes on the rich or climate change,” as “prominent pollsters” suggested. Gretchen Carlson (ex-host of Fox News) was guest hosting the show and she completely agree with that assessment.
“100 percent,” Carlson nodded before arguing it “always came down to the pocketbook” to independents like herself. She listed all the economic problems we’re currently facing under Biden’s leadership which resonate with the independents who voted for him:
[S]They are concerned about inflation but also about supply chain disruptions, especially as Christmas and Hanukkah approach. They think the price tag is all that matters to them. Biden was a moderate candidate and has a history of uniting the parties, which I believe is why he was so popular. He was able to win the independence votes much better than Hillary Clinton. So I think you’re seeing him trying to do that now in the last couple of weeks, really trying to bring back those skills that he has going between the parties and trying to get a deal done.
Carlson barely criticized Biden but Hostin couldn’t abide by even that mild take. Carlson was reiterating Republican talking points, she replied.
“See, I disagree with that. That sounded very Republican of you,” The liberal host grinned.
Carlson insisted, “No, it’s very independent. It’s not Republican. I’m an independent.”
Hostin huffed, “However, it did sound Republican.”
So it’s now “Republican” to care about rising prices? How?
Criticizing the leader of this group is forbidden. The View. While Sara Haines disagreed with Hostin’s take, she and Whoopi Goldberg still strongly defended President Biden as being innocent for the economic downfall.
“But I think one thing he’s missing right now and it’s not his fault, but due to the economic struggles on the heel of this pandemic and the prices and everything that’s going up, I do think we’re seeing more people concerned with the budget. Even thought it does sound Republican Sunny,” Haines sighed.
Stating the obvious, Haines argued that people were concerned about feeding their families more than climate change. However, she acquitted President Obama of all culpability. “I think it’s a unique time. That’s not Biden’s fault,” she stated.
Goldberg instead praised Biden’s leadership. “I don’t know anybody else could handle all this,” “She exclaimed.
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You can read the transcript here:
WHOOPI GLOBBERG: Welcome back. Headlines and headlines. The Democrats keep insisting that President Biden must win Progressives for his Build Back Better agenda. However, pollsters who have conducted prominent research claim that he should get Independent voters to vote. They are concerned more with the economy and border than they are about raising taxes or changing the climate. Do you agree? How do you think about this?
GRETCHEN CARLSON is 100%. More Americans consider themselves independents, and this is a growing trend. Recent polls indicate that 41% of Americans consider themselves independents, despite the fact there are no independent parties to choose from. Most people are satisfied with their choices. 29% Republicans 29% Democrats. You know what? It always boils down to money. Independents are more concerned with inflation than the supply chain, particularly as Hanukkah and Christmas approaches. They think the price tag is all that matters to them. Biden was a moderate candidate and has a history of uniting the parties, which I believe is why he was so popular. He was able to win the independence votes much better than Hillary Clinton. So I think you’re seeing him trying to do that now in the last couple of weeks, really trying to bring back those skills that he has going between the parties and trying to get a deal done.
SUNNY HOTIN: I don’t agree with this. You sound very Republican.
CARLSON, NO. It’s completely independent. I am not a Republican. I’m an independent.
HOSTIN – But it sounded Republican.I want to make this clear. There have been numerous studies on the rise in independents. What those studies found was that very few Americans identify themselves as independent. In fact, the study found that people who claim to be independent are actually less inclined to say that they’re a Democrat or say that they are a Republican because of the stigma that’s attached to it. This is especially true after Trump. They are not changing their political views or opinions. They are simply restraining themselves from identifying publicly as partisans.
SARA HAINES :I’m an independent too. That is what I’d agree to. My independence is the reason that I refuse to accept any box being checked by anyone. Each one tries to do too many things, and I disagree. There are many issues. I don’t feel honest in attending to one. While I am more inclined to the left, I still register as an independent party because I truly want to view what is presented. There should be more than two political parties. Sunny, I agree with what you have said about this subject before. President Biden was elected because of the support of some people.
HOSTIN: Black women and black people.
HAINES: But I think one thing he’s missing right now and it’s not his fault, but due to the economic struggles on the heel of this pandemic and the prices and everything that’s going up, I do think we’re seeing more people concerned with the budget. Even though it sounds Republican Sunny. Because they are having trouble feeding their families, and this is what I see, almost as if we could — The climate crisis in the immediate, but I think people feel like I cannot worry about the weather until I have food for my family. There are jobs. This is a special time. That’s not Biden’s fault. Ido think if they did a little better job of educating people what was in this bill that would serve their pocket, they could’ve maybe done more.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG:Listen, people want to put their kids in preschool, they want that, they need it, there’s no place to do it. Many people want to know how they can get jobs, and there isn’t enough of them. The supply chain is the problem. The supply chain is not working. This guy has to juggle all that with the pandemic, the pandemic, and another side, who can’t even say “Yes, you won.” He is doing what he has to. It’s getting old to read the headlines. He should just go to work. That’s all he’s been doing. He doesn’t talk or hang out with anyone unless he has to, which is why he was in Jersey today. I admire the fact that his work ethic and dedication are admirable.Because I do not know anyone else who could manage all of this. Just don’t know.