Bill Press: Million Vet Marchers Are 'Idiots,' 'Should Have Been Hanging Ted Cruz in Effigy'
Isn't it funny how liberal media members LOVE protests EXCEPT when conservatives are involved?
Take liberal radio host Bill Press who on Monday actually called participants in the previous day's Million Vet March "idiots" and scolded them for not burning Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) in effigy at the World War II Memorial (transcript and commentary follow with video courtesy Mediaite):
After playing some audio from the protest, Press ranted:
BILL PRESS: God, I’m telling you. So there they go. And then of course they stormed into the World War II Memorial, which, actually, the park police had long ago decided they’re just letting them do it. And they picked up the barricades and they took them down 17th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and in front of the, and piled them up in front of the White House. They were throwing them at the White House fence and at the White House gates and continuing their protest, which absolutely drives me crazy.
And here’s, here’s what's wrong with it. First of all, those three idiots leading the protests, but they’re not the dumbest ones. The dumbest ones there are the idiots who are protesting, right? These are people, they call them vets. I wonder how many really were veterans. I don’t care if they were veterans. They don’t know what the hell they were doing.
So people that risked their lives for Press's freedom are idiots. Can you imagine that?
But he wasn't finished:
I think they were organized by Heritage Action. They were organized - so that’s Jim DeMint. They were organized by Americans for Prosperity, that’s the Koch brothers. And these people, again, don’t know what the hell they’re doing, don’t know what they’re saying, don’t know that they’re, don’t realize they’re being used by these right-wing organizations, and they’re being used by them to argue against something that’s in their own best interest.
I mean, how dumb can they be? Don’t they realize number one who’s responsible for the shutdown? Don’t they realize that the guy that they were cheering yesterday, Ted Cruz, is the guy behind the shutdown? He’s the guy that, doesn’t everybody know that? Not those idiots. He’s the guy that came up with this idea that has proven to be a colossal failure, that the way to destroy and kill and get rid of Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, is to shut down the government. That was his idea adopted by the House Republicans and it’s a total failure. Total failure.
And we wouldn’t have entered the shutdown yet, but they’ve abandoned the idea of getting rid of ObamaCare. Everybody says it’s never gonna happen. So, who do they, why are they, why are they following Ted Cruz? They should have been hanging him in effigy at the Memorial. They should have been booing him.
Doesn't Press realize that it was the Obama administration that decided to barricade open air monuments in Washington?
Ted Cruz didn't do that. Sarah Palin didn't do that. Mike Lee didn't do that.
Barack Obama did that, and THAT'S what these people were protesting NOT the shutdown.
But Press either doesn't have the intellectual capacity or the honesty to recognize it.
As such, who's the idiot here?