Surely without intending to do so, liberal radio host Bill Press has providing a compelling argument against renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
On his radio show this morning, the easily piqued Press sniffed in disdain at the sheer effrontery of Republican senators asking pointed questions of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. (audio clip after page break)
Here's what the indignant Press had to say (h/t for audio, Brian Maloney at mrctv.org) --
I have to tell you, man, watching the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday and she appeared in front of the House committee in the afternoon, I was reminded of several things. Number one, the Republican war on women continues, it ain't over, man! They were in the middle of it yesterday. Number two, it's a good thing that the Violence Against Women Act hasn't been renewed. Otherwise there would have been some of those, a whole handful of thugs in the Republican, Republican thugs in the Senate and in the House led by Rand Paul and John McCain who would have been arrested for assaulting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Further confirmation of something I've long known -- liberals define bully as a conservative beating them in an argument. And bullies, needless to say, are also inherently racist.
Press deserves credit, however, for pointing out this heretofore unnoticed and problematic provision in the Violence Against Women Act -- violence, as proponents of the law see it, occurs when anyone expresses an opinion that liberals don't like. And if awkward truths are added to the mix, as occurred repeatedly when Clinton was questioned on Capitol Hill, this can be painful indeed. Better play it safe and keep an ambulance handy.
At the risk of asking a dumb question, isn't violence against men and women already illegal ...?
In the ever-lengthening tally of insipid remarks from Press, this ranks right up there with his observation from August 2011 that giving permission for Glenn Beck to hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream Speech" was "like granting al Qaeda permission to hold a rally on September 11 -- at Ground Zero."
Press has clearly missed his calling in life. He is much better suited for the role of walking ahead of Hillary Clinton before all of her appearances, ready to shed his jacket and drop it to the ground lest she ever step into a puddle.