The rule for the TV show, “The View” might be that you should think twice before putting Whoopi Goldberg in the same room as a Republican. This was the lesson when Whoopi squared off with Republican super-wife Ann Romney. Goldberg attacked the Romney family patriotism by asking whether or not anyone in their family had ever served in the military. We’re not sure why she didn’t ask the same of the Obamas, who haven’t served in the military either.
“Now, I believe that your religion doesn’t allow you to go fight,” Goldberg said.
“No, that’s not correct,” Romney responded. “We have many, many members of our faith that are serving in armed services.”
“OK, um, well 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,” Goldberg asked. “That’s what I read, I’m sorry.”
“No, that’s not correct,” Romney said. “He was serving his mission. My five sons have also served their mission.” Romney later added, “I sent them away as boys and they came back men.”
It’s easy to argue that serving the mission could be a good excuse for avoiding combat. But Whoopi’s remark says that she believes that it is strictly forbidden for Mormons to join the military. The problem for Whoopi is that she is flat out wrong. There are numerous members of the Mormon faith who’ve been commended for exemplary military service.
Whoopi was then hit with a ton of hate on Twitter for her mistake. The unforgiving audience jumped all over her for getting her facts wrong.
“Oh drop dead you friggin Marxist c–t. That’ll make u strong, too,” one person said.
“ahahaha, You tried to make Mrs. Romney look silly, But Your THE BIG DUMMY. they can Fight In WAR….dummy!”
Some said that Goldberg was a racist for the way she treated Mrs. Romney and then demanded an apology. We doubt they’ll be getting that anytime soon.