Libtalker Bill Press: Americans Are 'Ruffians And Thugs' After Disasters
Dem Strategist: Americans Violent After Disasters
Are Americans prone to violence after natural and man-made disasters? That's the assertion of libtalker / Democratic Party strategist Bill Press, who used yesterday's syndicated radio program to compare post-quake Japan to the US in derisive terms.
Citing looting after Hurricane Katrina and rioting in South-Central Los Angeles during the Rodney King incident, Press claimed the calm atmosphere in Japan proves Americans are "ruffians and thugs" by comparison.
The former CNN Crossfire host also contended Americans lack patience with government officials in times of crisis, particularly ironic as Democrats pounced on Bush almost immediately after Katrina for supposed inaction.
From the show:
BILL PRESS (14:33): I've got to say, what a contrast. Do you think if this happened in this country, do you think Americans would behave anywhere near as politely, as well? I don't. In fact, we know that. Remember Katrina? Remember the looting, remember the crimes, remember the-- I mean, it was anarchy in New Orleans right afterward.
PRESS (15:39): They sort of make us look like a bunch of ruffians and thugs.
To those playing the conservative talk Gotcha Game this week, where does this gem fit into your worldview?