On The View yesterday, Republican Nicolle Wallace and Rosie O’Donnell were arguing over whether President Obama loves people. See here to read more about that.
Personally, I think that Rosie O’Donnell was missing Nicolle
Wallace’s point. Nicolle Wallace was not saying that President Obama
wants to harm others or is totally uninterested in their well-being. My
impression is that she was simply saying that he’s not much of a
people-person: he does not like to schmooze with people on Capitol
Hill. He is rather introverted. People all across the political
spectrum have made this point. But Rosie was likening Nicolle’s point
to the claim some made that George W. Bush neglected New Orleans after
Katrina out of a dislike for African-American people.
What puzzled me was that Nicolle Wallace was really making no attempt
to clarify what she was saying and to correct Rosie’s
misunderstanding. Why not? Is it because Nicolle is getting used to The View?
Was this all a design to increase conflict on the show so it will be
talked about on the Internet the next day, as has happened?