(TeaParty.org) – Joy Behar should probably just stick to her day job instead of revealing her profound ignorance when it comes to politics.
Although, revealing her profound ignorance when it comes to politics appears to have become her day job as a host on “The View”, so maybe she’s right on track.
During the notoriously leftist talk show’s post-election coverage, Behar tried to sound smart when complaining about the Republican victory in the Senate, and instead reveals how little she knows about the Constitution, or Congress…or much of anything at all.
Political analyst Matthew Dowd joined the ladies to go over the election results, and Behar’s silly commentary came as Dowd tried to make the argument that Republicans have the advantage of “geography” and Democrats have “demography.”
“In 2016 we had a split decision. Trump takes the Electoral College, geography. Hillary Clinton wins the popular vote,” Dowd said.
“Last night was an even bigger example of that. So, Democrats won the popular vote last night by 8 million votes,” he continued, as the clearly liberal audience cheered.
“But they lose U.S. Senate races in red areas – ” Dowd began to explain.
“Because of gerrymandering,” Behar confidently interjected.
“Well it’s not gerrymandering, that’s the Constitution,” Dowd corrected. “The districts are gerrymandered but the states are part of the Constitution.
Dowd; Dems lost Senate races in red areas–
Behar: Because of gerrymandering.
Dowd: No. That's the constitution. pic.twitter.com/eSyD2naEFB
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) November 7, 2018
“Gerrymandering” is when the boundaries of electoral districts are manipulated to favor one party or the other.
The only districts involved in a Senate race are…state boundaries. You know, as in, the United STATES of America?
Behar’s astounding display of ignorance attracted quite a bit of attention on Twitter, as you may expect:
Yes, Joy, please explain to us how U.S. Senate races can be gerrymandered. https://t.co/GEaImA610O
— Rebecca Mansour (@RAMansour) November 7, 2018
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) November 7, 2018
So she thinks that State Lines need to be redrawn?
— Billy J Moore (@cruworld84) November 7, 2018
Who is Gerry Mandering?
— David Love (@davidwaynelove) November 7, 2018
This just goes to show what a narrow line of vision the Democrats have right now. They’re so convinced the Republicans are somehow cheating the system by getting elected, they’ve forgotten entirely how the electoral process actually works, and more importantly, why.
The Senate exists specifically to give every state an equal voice in Washington DC, a system of checks and balances that, if it were not in place, Democrats would likely also complain about.
Behar’s plain display of ignorance, of course, is also just another reminder that just because you have a TV show doesn’t mean you have any authority from which to speak about politics.