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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:25 AM

I come to bury Bush, not to praise him

(When in doubt, use the Bard.)

Look, I can understand wanting to stay classy, wanting to show decorum and respect for the office, and indeed, towards a human being.

That being said, the honeyed words of some pundits and press are making me want to vomit. Nos, Bush was not some lost scion of some more dignified time. The GOP was always nasty, always willing to kill or imprison black and brown people, always willing to blow more of the national treasury on a war. He does not need to be sainted, or looked at wistfully.

As bad as trump is, we cannot forget he is merely reaping the fruits of seeds Reagan and his Lieutenant, Bush planted. Yes, Bush intended his son Jeb to run the plantation, but frankly, America no longer bothered to hide the fangs under it's mask. When I am Silver haired, I fully expect to see this honeyed praise on Trump, because the next idiot will either turn this nation into a bad version of "the handmaid's tale" , A Russian owned property, a Chinese owned property, or all three.

History is not blind, and despite the depictions of her, neither is Justice.

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Reply I come to bury Bush, not to praise him (Original post)
DonCoquixote Dec 5 OP
LakeArenal Dec 5 #1
Brainstormy Dec 5 #2
Hortensis Dec 5 #3
BannonsLiver Dec 5 #4
Garrett78 Dec 5 #5
Quemado Dec 5 #6
Martin Eden Dec 5 #7

Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:37 AM

1. Dick Cheney... That is all...

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:49 AM

2. I had to turn the tv off when I saw

that monster. Thought those days were behind us.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:51 AM

3. Don't watch.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:52 AM

4. Oh.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 12:02 PM

5. I just posted a similar comment:

What many, especially members of the media, have not yet accepted is the reality that most Republicans aren't simply people with a different take on tax rates or the precise role of government. These are, rather, horrible people out to destroy lives for personal gain. Horrible, horrible people. Trump is part of a continuum, the result of 50 years of increasingly unhinged and cruel rhetoric and policy.

I don't watch any of the fawning over GHWB and have no desire to watch the funeral service. The coverage, based on what little I've failed to avoid seeing, is fit for an absurdist writer.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 12:12 PM

6. Clint Eastwood made a movie called "Unforgiven"

Instead of a western, the movie's title would have been much more appropriate for a documentary on the Republican party.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 01:25 PM

7. Thank you.

Bush 43 is war criminal who deserves to be in prison, not lauded for showing emotion at the funeral of Bush 41.

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