I’ve never been much of a fan of either Donald Trump or Rosie O’Donnell. But, in their celebrated spat, I come down clearly on the side of the Donald. While he is arrogant and pompous, a better self-promoter than a businessman, Rosie is mean and self-righteous and quite intolerant of those who do not share her political beliefs.
Whenever I work out at my gym in the mornings, The View is nearly always showing on one of the TVs. Even without sound, Rosie is annoying; it seems she is trying to make the show about her. She kind of reminds me of Lucy in the comic strip Peanuts. Like Lucy, Rosie works “hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her smiles and motives are rarely pure. She’s a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it or not.”
Rosie does more than just dispense advice. She readily doles out criticism, ever eager to use her media platform to attack Republicans and others with whom she disagrees. She tries to inject her politics wherever she can. It’s unfortunate that she has become one of the most visible lesbians in America. More often than not, she attempts to get a laugh by attacking others.
Far from being the “queen of nice” (as some on the Left have dubbed her), she comes across instead as the Queen of Mean. While I would wager that Ellen‘s politics aren’t too different from Rosie’s, she doesn’t bring them up whenever she’s in front of an audience. And Ellen’s humor, unlike Rosie’s, is quite frequently self-deprecating. Far from her fellow TV talk show host’s ad hominem attacks.
So, in the spat between Rosie and “the Donald,” I, like most Americans, side with the Donald, not because I like him, but because Rosie has become increasingly unrelentingly in her rudeness, eager to attack Republicans and upstage her co-hosts.
**GP Update** – Rosie Blows Up At Barbara Walters In Dressing Room Fight.
“Cameras are now outside of my house where my wife and kids are.” She turned to Walters and said, “You went all around this and never called [Trump] a liar. You never said, ‘Donald is lying.’ You never called him a liar.”
When Walters tried to defend herself, O’Donnell erupted, “Are you looking me in the face and denying you didn’t tell him you didn’t say this? You’re a [bleeping] liar.”
Uh oh. I think Rosie The Unriveting will be shopping her resume soon!