A long time ago, when Saturday Night Live was still moderately amusing, it had a sketch titled, Gay Communist Gun Club. The premise was that the only way to join was to be a gay Communist who was also into hunting.
The View’s effort to find a Republican co-host is running into its own gay Communist gun club problem.
Sources close to the show said that the search has stalled as executives struggle to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes. They will not consider a Republican who is a denier of the 2020 election results, embraced the January 6 riots, or is seen as flirting too heavily with fringe conspiracy theories or the MAGA wing of the GOP. But at the same time, the host must have credibility with mainstream Republicans, many of whom still support DONALD TRUMP.
“The problem is that they bring people on under the mantle that this woman is a conservative, when they’re ‘Never Trump,’ so they don’t represent the country,” said one of the rotating guest hosts.
The View wants someone who has credibility with the Republican audiences they want, but believes that Biden rightfully won, and isn’t into the last GOP president and likely next GOP nominee.
Gay communist gun owners would be a much easier find.
When Meghan McCain is too conservative for you, where do you turn?
At the same time, the anti-Trump conservative can’t be seen as too chummy with the other co-hosts, as the network’s market-research shows that the audience wants to see the women spar. Sources said that this has hurt the chances of ANA NAVARRO, a regular fill-in on the conservative chair who worked as a surrogate for JOE BIDEN in 2020: She is perceived by the producers as too friendly with the other hosts and not a traditional Republican.
Or you know, not remotely a Republican.
The View couldn’t handle Meghan McCain’s views, but it also recognizes that the Never Trumpers are a joke whom everyone, Republicans and Democrats, hates. That just leaves them with the option of Michael Bloomberg in a dress. He can identify as a woman and a Republican.