I have a request for Whoopi Goldberg. I wish that she would go back to using her birth name Caryn Johnson, at least the Johnson part. Because of her adopted last name, some people may think she may be Jewish. To be perfectly honest there is enough Antisemitism in the world without people ascribing her statements to Jews.
Yesterday Ann Romney appeared on “The View” and Whoopi attempted a gotcha” moment with Mrs. Romney based on what she thought was commanded by the Mormon Religion. Goldberg tried to score a political point by that Mitt Romney should be unqualified to be Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces because his religion forbade him to serve in the military. After all it would be a conflict if she and her husband had to comfort people coming home in body bags.
Rather than smack her in the face and reminding her that the last two Democratic Party presidents did not serve in the military, Romney nicely explained that Mormons have no restriction against serving in the armed forces of the nations in which they live. And her husband served a mission for the Church in his early twenties, which was during the Vietnam War.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: As first lady, if you get the job, it’s going to entail a lot of things, and one of those things is going to be talking to the mothers whose children are coming home in bags, you know, from wars. Now, I know — I believe that your religion doesn’t allow you to go fight.
ANN ROMNEY: No, that’s not correct. We have many, many members of our faith that are serving in armed services.
GOLDBERG: Okay, um, I say that because when I read about your husband, what I had read, and maybe you can correct this is that the reason that he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion. That’s what I read.
ROMNEY: No, that’s not correct. He was serving his mission and you know my five sons have also served missions. None served in the military.
This is not the first time that Ms
Goldberg I mean Johnson displayed ignorance during a political campaign. When John McCain was a guest during the 2008 campaign she asked the Senator if strict constitutionalist judges appointed during a McCain administration would bring back slavery.
Two months later, after being criticized for not reading the constitution, Whoopi said she READ the constitution and she was still worried about a return to slavery. Obviously she skipped the page with the 13th Amendment. Maybe she has triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13). How else could she miss that, it was in all the papers-150 YEARS AGO!
Goldberg Johnson also believes that African-Americans’ right to vote has to be renewed every few years:
“Do you know that we are the only people in the United States who have to have their voting rights okayed every couple of years? Did you know that they have to vote on the Voting Rights Bill for black folks? Can we just, can one of you candidates- can we just take care of that so I don’t have to worry every year, my God am I not?”
I thought she said she read the constitution. The 15th amendment to the Constitution prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
Constitutional amendments do not expire, nor do they have to be renewed, and as far as I know there is no medical condition involving a fear of the number 15.
Goldberg/Johnson makes really asinine statements and because of her stage name people may be blaming her comments on the Jewish people.
Come on Whoopi, why pick on the poor Jews? Try one of these names on for size:
- Whoopi Rochmanyanoff
- Whoopi Chin
- Whoopi Singh
- Whoopi McSchtuppie
- Whoopi Obama
- Joe Biden (that name already has a reputation for saying stupid things)
Hey I got an Idea! Why not go for the “peace angle” Why don’t you change your name to Whoopi Ahmadinejad? It fits nicely; Ahmadinejad knows nothing about the US constitution either. And it would be helping the President reach out to the Iranian tyrant. What do you say? Try it! Or try anything else! But lose the Goldberg.
Please Whoopi, we know the Jews are supposed to be the “chosen people,” but how about choosing someone else for a change. We already have our share of famous embarrassments. Do you know how hard it is every Father’s Day to see Woody Allen walk around with his wife/daughter? We have to take the blame for people like Courtney Love, David Axelrod, Al Franken and half of Geraldo Rivera. For heaven’s sake do you know how hard it is to figure out which part of Geraldo is the front side and which is the backside? Come on Ms Johnson, get rid of the Goldberg!! Haven’t the Jews suffered enough?
Oh and one more thing, in case Joe Lieberman appears on “The View,” you should know— despite what you have heard on the internet, Orthodox Jewish couples do not have marital relations with a sheet (and a hole) in-between them.