Video: Behar “jokes” about GOP candidates attending Klan meetings

posted at 6:00 pm on September 19, 2007 by Allahpundit

“Two ‘View’ posts in the same day, big A?” Hey, they’re on a roll. Now that Rosie’s left and taken her headlines with her, it’ll be interesting to see if the press starts paying more attention to Joy. She flew under the radar last year but, Trutherism excepted, she’s every bit the reactionary bomb-throwing liberal that big Ro is. The beauty of this clip is that it’s prefaced by the discussion of l’affaire Manilow and some hearty back-slapping about how tolerant they are of each other’s political leanings. Except for the occasional Klan analogy, of course.

I tossed in Sherri Shepherd’s explanation of her now-immortal media moment. She’s very convincing.

Update: “It didn’t feel good.”

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Wait. I thought Democrats were the ones with a former clansman Senator.

amerpundit on September 19, 2007 at 5:43 PM

Wait. I thought Democrats were the ones with a former clansman Senator.

amerpundit on September 19, 2007 at 5:43 PM

A former keagle no less.

Esthier on September 19, 2007 at 6:11 PM

That Joy Behind is real azz.

bloggless on September 19, 2007 at 6:11 PM

Joy? Joy!?!

Boy did her parents ever blow that one. They should have named her “Ignorant Annoying Yenta Behar”

Kensington on September 19, 2007 at 6:18 PM

Wait. I thought Democrats were the ones with a former clansman Senator.

amerpundit on September 19, 2007 at 5:43 PM

Hmm, ‘pparently, I’m not the only one who was going to say that. Again, history is not important to illiterate media personalities or actors.

mjk on September 19, 2007 at 6:20 PM

The only thing I find harder to believe than her inanity is the fact that there are people out there who listen to her and actually think the same way. That my friends is sad.

commonsensehoosier on September 19, 2007 at 6:20 PM

And at what point are we going to stop letting this roll off our backs?! We have to stand up to this type of defamation! Speak out, dammit! The KKK is FAR more closely aligned with Democrats (re: Robert Byrd). The Nazis were Socialists!

Wake up, people!

stonemeister on September 19, 2007 at 6:21 PM

If you recall that fateful day that ended Rosies tenure on the View, it was Joy that instigated the fight…What is really kind of scary about her is that she is a teacher by trade!

Pam on September 19, 2007 at 6:21 PM

I think it would be more probable that you’d find the democrat candidates at an al Qaeda meeting….

Capitalist Infidel on September 19, 2007 at 6:24 PM

The last time one of Joy Behar’s “jokes” was actually funny was…..

ummmmm….

errrrr….

well, truth is, maybe she never was really funny at all.

Which is pretty much par for the course for all “comedians” turned leftwing nutjobs. To wit….

Al Franken
Bill Maher
Jeanine Garofalo
Joy Behar
Rosie O’Donnell

OK guys, can someone tell me when ANY of this group was ever funny in a past life??????

Always Right on September 19, 2007 at 6:28 PM

This is a typical liberal tactic. They insinuate that the republicans are racist by “just asking” why they don’t go to the black University. If you called them on it they would say “Oh we didn’t mean anything specific, we were just asking”. Then Joyless Behind comes right out and “jokes” that republicans go to clan meetings. But of course she was only “joking” so it’s alright.

imshocked on September 19, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Somebody tell that klitz Behar to work her way back under the rock from which she emerged.

rplat on September 19, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Ummm, weren’t the Democratic candidates the ones who wouldn’t appear in the Congressional Black Caucus debate because it was co-sponsored by Fox?

A fine scotch on September 19, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Pot, meet kettle.

ticticboom on September 19, 2007 at 6:41 PM

As upsetting to me as this all is!!! What I’d really like to know is why PETA hasn’t caused uproar for that lady next to Elizabeth killing an albino cheetah and then wearing it to work!!!!

gberez on September 19, 2007 at 6:43 PM

Ummm, weren’t the Democratic candidates the ones who wouldn’t appear in the Congressional Black Caucus debate because it was co-sponsored by Fox?

A fine scotch on September 19, 2007 at 6:39 PM

I was thinking the same thing…

gberez on September 19, 2007 at 6:44 PM

They spend 5 minutes on new material and the rest of the show making excuses for what they said yesterday. They should rename it “Rear View”.

Guardian on September 19, 2007 at 6:45 PM

I wanted to get more information so I googled the debate.

It’s funny because every article acknowledged that the GOP has no chance at getting “the black vote” (which is a term I’ve always found insulting as if they just cast one giant vote that’s the same) but insisted that they would have to court minorities to win the general.

The main reason I found it interesting is that every article failed to recognize that it’s currently primary season. Only registered Republicans can vote in Republican primaries. It’s much smarter for GOP candidates to spend their time and money on registered Republicans during primary season than for them to go to a forum where, at best, they can hope that 9% of the people may be Republicans.

Once the field narrows down and people aren’t scrambling for the Republican vote anymore, the remaining candidates will begin to broaden their appeal as they head into the General election season. At that point, they’ll start appearing at Hispanic and black forums and all will be forgotten (well, I’m sure there’ll be new outrages to hammer them with, but this won’t be one of them).

JadeNYU on September 19, 2007 at 6:46 PM

OffTopic:

Allah, I posted a comment in the Iran thread. Mahmoud says he’s going to Ground Zero anyway.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad requested to visit Ground Zero during an upcoming trip to New York. That request was rejected Wednesday. But a source tells Eyewitness News that the decision may not stop him.

A law enforcement source says the Iranian mission to the United Nations has informed the Secret Service that the Iranian president intends to visit Ground Zero Monday at 10 a.m.

The source says regardless of the NYPD’s rejection of the request for a Ground Zero tour, Iran’s president and his entourage will be accompanied by a Secret Service protective detail, a detail provided to all heads of state when they visit the United States.

amerpundit on September 19, 2007 at 6:47 PM

lol, I love how she thinks she’s funny..when she isn’t, and never will be.

j0 on September 19, 2007 at 6:51 PM

Was Robert Byrd there Joy?

BKennedy on September 19, 2007 at 6:56 PM

You can’t expect a group of hens who pat themselves on the back for knowing that the world is round understand the difference between reality (Democrat membership in klan meeting) and fiction (her thoughts that Repubs are i a klan meeting).

Really, these dems didn’t do the congressional black caucus because it was on Fox. This is the last time I comment on a ‘view’ thread AP. They are worthless.

ThackerAgency on September 19, 2007 at 6:58 PM

What “Hispanic” forum does she refer to? Is she saying that the Republican candidates did not show up to the Donk’s spanish only debate? WTF?

ronsfi on September 19, 2007 at 7:06 PM

ronsfi on September 19, 2007 at 7:06 PM

Apparently Univision was trying to get a Republican debate going but canceled it after only one participant committed to doing the debate.

JadeNYU on September 19, 2007 at 7:10 PM

From Our local newspaper….

He writes the songs that make the whole world sing, but Barry Manilow won’t share the stage with conservative TV co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. As reported in Tuesday’s People Watch, Manilow canceled an appearance on ABC’s The View, saying he thinks Hasselbeck is “dangerous and offensive.” Blab! overheard that Hasselbeck vehemently denied the charges, saying, “There’s absolutely nothing dangerous about me,” and then went about strangling a puppy with the freshly snipped brake lines from Al Franken’s Prius.

GoodBoy on September 19, 2007 at 7:17 PM

Slaves-freed by Republicans
Klan-started by Democrats
It’s in the history books that I studied. The liberals must have rewritten them in the last 30 years to suit their view of the world.

Tennessee Dave on September 19, 2007 at 7:17 PM

Hollywood Liberals think Republicans are really secret Klan members

Does this really qualify as being a Big Lib or is this just a standard thought of every liberal in Hollywood/elsewhere?

Defector01 on September 19, 2007 at 7:20 PM

Please tell me they just have a laugh/whoo-hooo track. Otherwise, there is an audience full of brain dead folks just loving her little “jokes.” Watch Joy’s face though after she makes her comments, she honestly thinks she’s hilarious. SAD!

hollygolightly on September 19, 2007 at 7:37 PM

Stop hangin’ out with other libs and read a book, Joy. A HISTORY book.

Tony737 on September 19, 2007 at 7:41 PM

GoodBoy on September 19, 2007 at 7:17 PM

BWAHAHAHAHA!

ticticboom on September 19, 2007 at 7:51 PM

They spend 5 minutes on new material and the rest of the show making excuses for what they said yesterday. They should rename it “Rear View”.

Guardian on September 19, 2007 at 6:45 PM

Heh heh good one!

Dork B. on September 19, 2007 at 7:52 PM

I just watched the previous video from the earlier article and it didn’t sound like the black host said or agreed that the earth was flat. It sounded more like she was saying that it didn’t concern her. Kind of naive in its own way but not as dramatic as declaring the earth being flat.

Coronagold on September 19, 2007 at 7:57 PM

She can’t joke that the Democrats all attend Socialist/Communist meetings. It wouldn’t be a joke, they all do.

Let’s not forget who killed more, the Klan or the Communists…

Tim Burton on September 19, 2007 at 7:58 PM

And lemme guess, Elizabeth (as always) wasn’t quick witted enough to say “nope, the only one there was DEMOCRAT Robert Byrd you idiot!”

RightWinged on September 19, 2007 at 7:59 PM

Slaves-freed by Republicans
Klan-started by Democrats
It’s in the history books that I studied. The liberals must have rewritten them in the last 30 years to suit their view of the world.

Tennessee Dave on September 19, 2007 at 7:17 PM

Except the political philosophies of the two changed. The Democrats were the Conservatives (who supported State’s Rights) and the Republicans were the Radicals (Who supported Nationalism), don’t believe me, read about the Radical Republicans.

Tim Burton on September 19, 2007 at 8:09 PM

Boy did her parents ever blow that one. They should have named her “Ignorant Annoying Yenta Behar”

Ummm, she isn’t Jewish, she’s Italian.

AprilOrit on September 19, 2007 at 8:30 PM

That voice everytime I hear it, it takes me back to the nails on the blackboard days….What a screech owl……

ahkjr33 on September 19, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Why, oh why are we discussing someone as inconsequential as this fat, talentless harpy?

Rational Thought on September 19, 2007 at 8:41 PM

That voice everytime I hear it, it takes me back to the nails on the blackboard days….What a screech owl……

Hilarious, at one time she was a high school teacher in Lindenhurst LI.

She sounds like a New Yorker, many sound like that, we have the accent.

AprilOrit on September 19, 2007 at 8:56 PM

AP: I wish you had left another 30 seconds on the end of the clip to see if any of the other three hosts called her on the idiocy of her remarks. Elizabeth, at a minimum, should have been in Joy’s face calling for a clarification or retraction.

Oy.

Mallard T. Drake on September 19, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Excuse me, but the KKK is a democratic institution. Born bythe democrats and infested by the democrats.

right2bright on September 19, 2007 at 8:59 PM

Excuse me, but the KKK is a democratic institution. Born bythe democrats and infested by the democrats.

If you check history you will find it was Southern Dems but also some Northern Republicans such as Ralph Owen Brewster.

Being Jewish I pay attention to who is/was involved with them, the Christian Identity Movement, skinheads etc.

AprilOrit on September 19, 2007 at 9:23 PM

Sen. Byrd(D) is a Kleagle for the Klu-Klux-Klan, it was the (D)emocrats who seceded to preserve Slavery, it was the (D)emocrats who implemented segregation, it was the (D)emocrats who implemented Jim Crow Laws, it was KKK Kleagle Sen. Byrd(D) who led the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act, it was a (D)emocrat Governor who blocked those schools front doors.

That’s a whole lotta fat-assed stupid.

DANEgerus on September 19, 2007 at 10:25 PM

I’m disappointed in Hasselbeck too. There must be some agreement between the gals to NOT interrupt another’s laugh. Naturally, the only one who would even attempt to follow a rule is the Republican. This is always the case when Reps and Dems debate. The Libs demand rules that restrict, then ignore their own rules. Sounds like Congress too, right…?

Rugged Individual on September 19, 2007 at 10:38 PM

I’ve said many times, this bunch gives females a bad name.

msflea on September 19, 2007 at 11:24 PM

I’ve said it before, this bunch give females a bad name.

msflea on September 19, 2007 at 11:26 PM

Republicans were at a Klan meeting?

And the audience and the panelists all either laughed, chuckled, or applauded, or some combination thereof!

The Republicans, which is a party, and the Conservatives, which is not a party, but a world and political view point, should stand up to this stereotype in which Republicans and Conservatives are painted as racists, when it is clear that leftists, liberals, Democrats have been, and still are, the racist, xenophobic, Stalinist, Marxist, Leninist, Maoist, Communist, Socialist, al Qaeda, Islamofascist Jihadist supporting mindset and political party.

The Republicans have always been the party of equality, and were at the forefront in liberation of slaves and the abolition of slavery, had the first black governor in the United States, and so many other race-equality related achievements.

Today, President Bush’s cabinet also features the most racially diverse cabinet, even more so than the “first black president,” William Jefferson Clinton’s cabinet, which was hardly diverse in any manner. President George W. Bush was the first president to have not one, but two consecutive black Secretary of State, as well as Chinese, Hispanic, and other high level cabinet members. His Security Secretary, Condaleezza Rice, who later replaced the first black Secretary of State, Colin Powel, as Secretary of State, as well as other black cabinet members, Colin Powel included, and black conservative candidates for office on the state and federal level, have been targets of leftist-liberal-Democrat racist campaigns, black face characterizations, and so on.

The neve of such racist, bigoted partisans as the leftist-liberal-democrats to dare to lie and paint such a false picture, when it is they themselves who are racists and bigots!

Conservatives and Republicans might do well to call them on their flagrant lies, as well as their flagrant racism and bigotry!

Perhaps the Democrats will give another award to KKK recruiters and senior member.

William

William2006 on September 20, 2007 at 3:44 AM


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Hey Democrat Kids! Print and cut these words out and make your own sentence!

Black Adam on September 20, 2007 at 7:18 AM

It’s amazing how the quite persona of Elizibeth Hasselbach brings out liberal bias of the messes (masses) that compose the the panel. The three other simpleminded View members can not stop self genuflecting long enough to allow someone to counter their blather.

They spew enough vitriol that the world can really see the value in shutting off your TV during the day and doing something constructive vice listening to the destructive blather presented as logical thought and entertainment.

MSGTAS on September 20, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Wait. I thought Democrats were the ones with a former clansman Senator.

amerpundit on September 19, 2007 at 5:43 PM
Hmm, ‘pparently, I’m not the only one who was going to say that. Again, history is not important to illiterate media personalities or actors.

mjk on September 19, 2007 at 6:20 PM

And even if Elizabeth knew this information (I’m not sure she’s always ‘ready’ with a quick response to these comments), something tells me she’d be ‘reprimanded’ in some way…slap on the wrist? NOT!

Ummm, weren’t the Democratic candidates the ones who wouldn’t appear in the Congressional Black Caucus debate because it was co-sponsored by Fox?

A fine scotch on September 19, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Umm, wasn’t it the Congressional Black Caucus who prohibited the membership of one J.C. Watts??? Someone remind me why…oh, yeah! Because he’s white! No?

Miss_Anthrope on September 20, 2007 at 3:09 PM