Bill Press on Midterms: 'The Voters Have Spoken. What a Bunch of Idiots.'
Published: 11/5/2010 1:20 PM ET
Bill Press says what most liberals in the media will only shroud in cryptic code: the voters who swept Democrats out of power in the House are stupid.
During the first hour of his eponymous radio program on Friday, Press wished more liberal politicians would just say what they really think about the constituents they ostensibly serve: "Just once - probably never get reelected if you ever said it - I would like to hear somebody say, 'The voters have spoken, the bastards.'"
The left-wing talk show host suggested a few variations of the insult:
"Or, 'The voters have spoken. What a bunch of idiots.'"
"The voters have spoken. God, they're dumb. Dumb as hell."
Liberals in the media have repeatedly made the case that the Democrats's dismal approving ratings can be attributed to poor messaging, not that the voters get the message loud and clear but reject the liberal agenda behind it.
Some have taken this argument a step further, arguing that congressional Democrats have languished because their agenda hasn't been liberal enough. But Press is one of those special liberals in the media who cuts through this circuitous argument and tells it like it is: the voters reject liberalism simply because they are knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. [Audio here.]
"I just wish I'd hear somebody say that, because I think that happens to be the case this particular midterm elections," Press concluded.
- Alex Fitzsimmons is an intern for the Media Research Center