On Monday's edition of The View on ABC, they talked about the liberal "March for Our Lives" protest against the gun-rights movement. Co-host Meghan McCain wonder if the wild language of the child activists like David Hogg calling Republicans "sick f---ers" was counterproductive, and three of her liberal counterparts rushed to Hogg's defense.
MEGHAN McCAIN: I was curious all weekend if anyone who already didn't support the cause had their minds changed. Were there any NRA member, pro-gun people who were watching? I watched because I knew we would talk about it. I actually -- there were a lot of comments coming out specifically from David Hogg that I just, I don't --
JOY BEHAR: Who's he?
McCAIN: Oh honey, he’s one of the big kids, yeah. But one thing I will say is you don't move the narrative when you use language like this. And he said “It just makes me think what sick blankers [f---ers] out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected, What type of blanking [s–tty] person does that? They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they don’t take action, because all they see are dollar signs."
There's another kid – Kyle Kashuv, I believe his name is – who is the Second Amendment, pro-[gun rights] supporter, who was also a parkland student who's been meeting with so many politicians including Vice President Pence twice, the president of the United States and congressmen and senators across the country, and I just think -- I wish we could have it where the rhetoric isn't that any of us could have blood splattered on our faces and your life perspective wouldn't be changed. I don't think it's productive.
One might think no one would defend Hogg’s typical bloody and profane metaphors. But the liberals rallied around him, suggesting that it doesn’t matter, or that the conservatives are just as bad or worse in their offensive speech:
SUNNY HOSTIN: What if he feels that way? I mean, I, too, was surprised at the language that I heard from politicians, the language that I heard from Rick Santorum who basically said things that were, you know, inappropriate [that children should learn CPR instead of lobbying Congress]. Actually, the NRA spokeswoman [Dana Loesch] said if you're too immature to carry a firearm, you're too immature to make policy about firearms. I thought, well, who's she listening to?
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Here's the thing. These kids are not going to take it. They're sick of waiting for the adults to do it. They're letting you know. [Applause] Whether they're cussing you out -- whether they're cussing you out or speaking beautifully, doesn't matter.
They're not willing to take this anymore, and the same way that you want us to understand, you want them to understand why you have the right to have your guns, you want them to understand why you feel the way you feel, you can't denigrate the way they feel, because they feel like you've not been responsible out there for them because they keep getting shot up in school.
Over applause, Joy Behar added: “This kid, they realize that the civilized language has been on deaf ears."
Here is the video where Hogg proclaimed "Our parents don't know how to use a f---ing democracy." Someone should ask David's parents about that one.