Fresh off her two-week suspension for making disrespectful comments about victims of the Holocaust, Whoopi Goldberg is back to yelling at people on “The View.”
Goldberg went on a rant on Wednesday about Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s heckling of President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address the previous night.
When Biden referenced flag-draped coffins and made no mention of the 13 American service members killed when a bomb exploded during the disastrous U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan, the congresswoman shouted out, “You put them in, 13 of them.”
Prior to her rant, Goldberg said: “I have to say, you’re [Boebert] probably about 35 years old, and maybe you don’t understand that a whole lot of folks of the last seven or eight years have been sent to their deaths for no good reason. Soldiers know what’s coming. They don’t want to die. And what you should do is you should have let him say what he had to say, and if you were going to yell something out, just hold off. Hold off.”
“But don’t do it there because we’re all trying to hear it and now we’re all talking about you instead of what he had to say,” she added.
The ladies chatted about Boebert’s “lack of decorum” which they all found to be disgraceful.
It was then that Goldberg began her tirade: “Don’t talk about the military unless you really want to talk about the military. You know, you can’t do what they do. That’s why we revere them, because they do the stuff we can’t do, and the minute you poop on them? You poop on them like the last guy did, talking about those gold star families? Talking about Mr. McCain as not being a hero? Who the hell do you think you are, li’l girl? Who do you think you are?”
“You don’t have to like this President, to be respectful of him talking about the military, and his son who died. You don’t have to like him. But you must be respectful, you gotta be,” she said.
When Biden said flag draped coffins I couldn't stay silent. I told him directly he did it. He put 13 in there.
Our heroic servicemen and women deserve so much better.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 2, 2022
I’ll preface my comments by saying that although I appreciated Boebert’s sentiments, I found her behavior to be disrepectful as well. A State of the Union address is not a campaign rally or a debate among members of Congress.
That said, here are four reasons why Goldberg’s take on Boebert misses the mark.
1. It was Biden’s poor judgement that caused the death of those 13 service members. Biden’s bad decision making during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted in America’s most humiliating military defeat in memory.
Biden’s historic blunder put the U.S. at the mercy of the Taliban. His weakness and his recklessness had allowed the terrorists to dictate terms. In the chaos of the forced evacuation that followed, 13 service members lost their lives.
Still, after the last U.S. transport plane left Kabul on the day of the Taliban-set deadline, Biden congratulated himself over his administration’s logistical success.
Along with the families of the 13 fallen service members, Biden attended the dignified transfer ceremony of their remains at Dover Air Force Base. According to one of the fathers present, the president of the United States looked down at his watch after each one of their flag-draped coffins were removed from the plane.
In the clip below, Fox News’ Sean Hannity asked Darin Hoover, the father of Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, “Why did you choose not to meet with the President, Darin?”
He replied, “We said, absolutely not. We didn’t want to deal with him. We didn’t want him anywhere near us. We as a family decided that that was the way it was going to be.”
“In reference to the checking of his watch,” Hoover said, “that didn’t happen just once, that happened on every single one that came out of that airplane. It happened on every single one of them. They would release the salute and he’d look down at his watch. On every last one. All 13—he looked down at his watch.”
Gold Star Father Mark Schmitz, whose son Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz was killed in Kabul:
"I actually leaned into my son's mother's ear and said 'I swear to God, if he checks his watch one more time…' I found it to be the most disrespectful thing I've ever seen." pic.twitter.com/VG9BafFFzn
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 31, 2021
Biden’s own disrespect was on full display. The measure he gave will be the measure he receives.
2. No one will forget the spectacle of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she stood behind then-President Trump when he ended his 2020 State of the Union address. In an unprecedented gesture of disrespect, Pelosi, with a triumphant look on her face, tore up a copy of the speech.
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 5, 2020
Most liberals were perfectly fine with Pelosi’s provocative act, because Orange Man Bad.
Maybe Pelosi had forgotten her own bad behavior. Asked during her weekly news conference about Boebert’s interruption of Biden’s speech, the Speaker replied: “I think they should just shut up.”
Boebert quickly fired back with the following tweet:
So Fancy Nancy is upset about me speaking out at the State of the Union.
What’s she so torn up about?
I will not “shut up” about Biden’s failure in Afghanistan and the 13 heroes we lost because of it. pic.twitter.com/m3RnO5YiG8
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 3, 2022
2. Goldberg said, “You poop on them [the military] like the last guy [Trump] did, talking about those gold star families? Talking about Mr. McCain as not being a hero?”
Boebert’s respect for the military is immense (as is Trump’s). This is likely why Biden’s failure to remember the 13 fallen service members in his address triggered such a nerve in the congresswoman on Tuesday night.
The president spoke for over an hour. He had time to discuss electric cars and tell us how clean energy production will put $500 in our pockets leaving out the fact that it will happen over eight years.
Yet he couldn’t spare a moment to honor 13 individuals, all in the prime of their lives, whose deaths were directly caused by his grave miscalculations.
Goldberg also blames Boebert for Trump’s careless remarks about the late Sen. John McCain’s military service. She can’t condemn Boebert for what someone else has said. That’s ludicrous. Doesn’t she think before she speaks?
It should also be pointed out that Boebert’s shout came before Biden mentioned his son.
3. It’s extremely ironic that Goldberg would lecture anyone about disrespect after the monumental disrespect she showed to victims of the Holocaust just one month ago. Her statement that the Holocaust wasn’t about race was a bridge too far for even the liberals over at ABC and she was handed a two-week suspension.
Goldberg had insisted that the Holocaust “was about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.” She maintained that the mass murder of Jews, arguably the greatest atrocity in modern history, was about “man’s hatred of man” and not about “race.”
Goldberg’s misread of history diminished the Nazi’s blatant racism and dishonored the victims of the Holocaust.
Whoopi Goldberg’s ‘View’ on the Holocaust is abhorrent.
"the Holocaust isn't about race. No. It's not about race." pic.twitter.com/FZSERtHKBz
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) January 31, 2022
4. In her anger, Goldberg railed, “Who the hell do you think you are, lil’ girl? Who do you think you are?”
If a conservative ever spoke like that about AOC, who is four years younger than Boebert, there would be some pretty fierce backlash. Boebert is 35 years old, an adult by anyone’s standards, and a sitting member of Congress.
Although Boebert is 31 years Goldberg’s junior, she possesses far more wisdom and grace than the sloppy, disrespectful and frankly, not very bright, whiner who spends an hour every weekday passing judgment on others.
Her latest tirade simply takes away a little bit more of Goldberg’s waning dignity.
A previous version of this article was published on The Western Journal.