GOP Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina must have been in a generous mood on Thursday. Why else would any sane Republican deign to appear on the most repulsive show in the history of television, The View.
There have no doubt been PBS documentaries on the mating habits of the moray eel. A medical cable channel has probably covered the physical effects of amoebic dysentery in excruciating detail. But no televised offering can quite match the sheer cackling illogical mental regurgitation that is highlighted every weekday on The View. Those harridans make Lenny in Of Mice and Men look like an MIT astrophysicist.
Nevertheless, Graham ventured into the den of gorgons and was petulantly asked by coven chief Joy Behar to name three things the president has done right in fighting the coronavirus. She prefaced her query with a nasty jab at the president’s ego. Her tone in asking the question implied Graham couldn’t come up with even one thing the president did right. She was in for a comeuppance.
“The first thing he did was — [on], I think January 31st — stop travel from China. The Chinese are the bad guy here if you’re looking for a bad guy,” said Graham. He also said that the Chinese travel ban “probably saved us a lot of heartache,” saying that move “flattened the curve.”
Number two was listening to Doctor Fauci and Dr. Birx and number three was declaring a national emergency to fight the virus. Behar, clearly not happy with his quick riposte, asked him a leading question on the halt to funding for the World Health Organization.