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The veritable nasty women of ABC’s “The View” tried Thursday to bash Republicans for their alleged lack of effort amid the coronavirus crisis, but alas for them, their efforts failed as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie quickly schooled them on reality.
During one particularly notable tiff, anti-Trump host Joy Behar claimed Republicans have refused to spend money to help people amid this crisis.
Watch below as Christie educates her with something called facts (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
“They always seem to have money to give tax breaks to rich people in this country, or money to bolster the military,” Behar complained. “But when it comes to actually helping people, the Republicans don’t. All of a sudden, ‘we don’t have any money.'”
It was a lie easily negated by the fact that congressional Republicans were instrumental in drafting and passing the CARES Act two months ago. Thanks to that bill, millions of Americans were granted a stimulus check and over a million businesses were granted a forgivable loan to help them maintain through the ongoing crisis.
As Christie pointed out, “Republicans voted overwhelmingly for all of the aid for small business people across the country twice. Republicans voted overwhelmingly for the $1,200 checks that have gone to every one of the taxpayers out there who qualified under the program.”
“Republicans have voted for aid to hospitals and front-line healthcare works, so it’s unfair, Joy, to say that Republicans don’t support any of this stuff and they only have money for big business. That’s a typical Democratic talking point,” Christie added.
In response, Behar, a still-employed Hollywood elite worth an estimated $12 million, asked why so many Americans are “crying” — yes, “crying” — over not having money.
In reality, Americans are “crying” over being denied the opportunity to return to work and earn their own money versus a handout from the government.
“People want their lives back, even the people who received that money,” Christie noted, spurring another rebuttal from Behar.
“No, they want their jobs back, not their lives,” she said. “They want food, they want to pay their rent, they want to pay their mortgages. They don’t have enough money for that. That’s what they’re crying about. And I don’t see the Republican Party helping them. All they’re doing is blaming everybody else.”
To those who love their work, their jobs are their lives. Moreover, it’s Republicans — not Democrats — who’re encouraging governors across the state to phase out their coronavirus lockdowns. Meanwhile, it’s Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who’re openly calling for people to remain locked down for at least three more months.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed support for Los Angeles’s extension of stay-at-home orders for three more months and downplayed it as “inconvenient.”https://t.co/JcbS989eYT
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 14, 2020
“That’s just wrong. That’s absolutely wrong. It’s your point of view, and you’re welcome to it, but you’re not welcome to your own set of facts. The Republicans have voted to support all of those programs you just talked about,” Christie replied.
And they’ve done so without obstructing or delaying.
Of course, Behar wasn’t the only “nasty” woman to play dirty on Thursday. So did fellow “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg, who harangued Christie over his belief that the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns should end so people may return to work.
“We sent our young men during World War II over to Europe, out to the Pacific, knowing, knowing that many of them would not come home alive,” he’d said Monday.
“And we decided to make that sacrifice because what we were standing up for was the American way of life. In the very same way now, we have to stand up for the American way of life.”
His use of the term “sacrifice” was clearly metaphorical and designed to highlight the growing consensus that far more lives will be “sacrificed” in the long run if the lockdowns remain active. It’s a consensus backed by legions of facts pertaining to the world’s food supply, its economies and more.
As reported last month, the United Nations expects hundreds of thousands of additional children will die this year because of the economic realities being engendered by lockdown policies.
“Economic hardship experienced by families as a result of the global economic downturn could result in hundreds of thousands of additional child deaths in 2020, reversing the last 2 to 3 years of progress in reducing infant mortality within a single year,” the U.N. announced in a report.
“And this alarming figure does not even take into account services disrupted due to the crisis – it only reflects the current relationship between economies and mortality, so is likely an under-estimate of the impact.”
But none of these facts were relevant to Goldberg, who responded to Christie’s argument by asking him who he’s personally willing to literally sacrifice.
It was almost as if she was purposefully taking his point out of context to score another “typical Democratic talking point” …
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