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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:41 AM

Colbert Reveals Just How 'Anti-Trump' George H.W. Bush's Funeral Really Was

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Colbert Reveals Just How ‘Anti-Trump’ George H.W. Bush’s Funeral Really Was
‘As soon as you start praising someone’s honesty, you’re automatically throwing shade at Donald Trump,’ the ‘Late Show’ host remarked.
Matt Wilstein
12.05.18 9:08 PM ET


When President Donald Trump arrived at George H.W. Bush’s funeral, the reception he received from his predecessors was downright icy. But as Stephen Colbert demonstrated Wednesday night, the indignities did not stop there.

According to a Washington Post report, the Bush family contacted Trump ahead of the funeral to “assure him that the focus would be on Bush’s life rather than their disagreements,” as an administration source put it to the paper.

“They even assured him that the choir would drown out the sound of other ex-presidents rolling in their graves,” the Late Show host joked in his monologue.




Colbert called Wednesday’s ceremony a “touching tribute to a kind man who had dedicated his entire life to public service.” Those who eulogized the 41st president referred to him as a “gentleman” and a “genuine leader.” Historian Jon Meacham, who penned a recent biography of Bush, told mourners, “His life code, as he said, was, ‘Tell the truth. Don't blame people. Be strong. Do your best. Try hard. Forgive. Stay the course.’”

As CNN’s Gloria Borger said following the funeral, “It sounds anti-Trump, but not necessarily.”

“Nah, kinda is,” Colbert replied. “As soon as you start praising someone’s honesty, you’re automatically throwing shade at Donald Trump. I mean, Obama made Trump seem like a bad president just by sitting next to him.”

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Reply Colbert Reveals Just How 'Anti-Trump' George H.W. Bush's Funeral Really Was (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 6 OP
leftynyc Dec 6 #1
Ilsa Dec 6 #3
Pa-Kid Dec 6 #4
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 6 #8
erronis Dec 6 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 6 #13
calimary Dec 6 #2
peekaloo Dec 6 #5
erronis Dec 6 #11
scarletwoman Dec 7 #37
brewens Dec 6 #6
47of74 Dec 6 #7
malaise Dec 6 #9
marble falls Dec 6 #12
malaise Dec 6 #15
ChazII Dec 6 #16
malaise Dec 6 #17
marble falls Dec 6 #20
malaise Dec 6 #21
marble falls Dec 6 #22
malaise Dec 6 #23
marble falls Dec 6 #24
malaise Dec 6 #25
marble falls Dec 6 #27
malaise Dec 6 #28
marble falls Dec 6 #29
SergeStorms Dec 7 #31
malaise Dec 7 #33
SergeStorms Dec 7 #35
malaise Dec 7 #36
SergeStorms Dec 7 #38
malaise Dec 7 #39
PatrickforO Dec 6 #19
Autumn Dec 6 #14
PatrickforO Dec 6 #18
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 7 #32
Gothmog Dec 6 #26
Honeycombe8 Dec 6 #30
malaise Dec 7 #34

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:49 AM

1. Very true

Anytime they spoke of kindness, dignity, grace, warmth, bipartisanship, the bush's long marriage - ANYTHING positive, donnie probably took as a knock to him. Because with donnie, everything is about him. Filthy scum.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:14 AM

3. Comparisons just can't be helped,

Whether trump thought it was about him or not, whether trump was present or not.

I can't help but wonder what he and his spawn think his eulogy should be about when his time is up. Of course, Dodgey Donald probably thinks he is immortal, not just immoral.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:22 AM

4. That is an easy one

His eulogy would be. He lived, he died, in-between he was a complete racist asshole who lied all the time and never did an honest thing in his life. End of eulogy

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Response to Pa-Kid (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:12 AM

8. Add "ugly, inside and out".

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:21 AM

10. Y'all keep adding words to dumbpt's eulogy and it'll take at least a minute...

How about Good Riddance?

Don't let the door slam you on your fat ass.

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Response to erronis (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:28 AM

13. Heh! Here's another word for him--Repulsive!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:10 AM

2. Yep. Just calling it like he sees it.

Himself and all the rest of us, too.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:41 AM

5. Alan Simpson's "container of hate" was a perfect fit.

A bright orange container on the front row.

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Response to peekaloo (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:27 AM

11. Frank Rich's "The polestar of human evil" - talking about Roy Cohn and could be about dumpf.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/04/frank-rich-roy-cohn-the-original-donald-trump.html

“The polestar of human evil,” as one character describes him. “The worst human being who ever lived … the most evil, twisted, vicious bastard ever to snort coke at Studio 54.”


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Response to erronis (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:22 AM

37. That is a stunning article.

A very long read - and really worth it.

I learned a lot, thank you for posting that link!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:43 AM

6. I posted the other day that I felt the media was especially enjoying heaping praise on

all the supposedly great qualities of Bush Sr. I don't buy much of it, but he sure created the image effectively. If Bush was really like that, I'd have his portrait on my wall.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211506360

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Response to brewens (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:50 AM

7. Reminds me of a joke

A local asshole died. At the funeral the minister spent a great deal of his sermon praising the man for his kindness, generosity, etc. After ten minutes of that the man’s widow told their young son, “Go up and take a peek in that coffin. See if it really is your old man.”

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:14 AM

9. I have been to more than a few funerals where

I needed to check and see if the person friends and family were cannonizing was the corpse in the casket.

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:27 AM

12. I'm having two caskets at my funeral, one of them a decoy at the mortuary, the other one ...

with a credit card at a bar. The people who loved me can listen to the preacher, the ones who liked me can hang out.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:37 AM

15. I'm not having a funeral

no ceremony, nothing. I'll be cremated and my ashes will be scattered in the Caribbean Sea.

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:46 AM

16. +1 that is how

I plan but my ashes will be scattered over the Arizona desert.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:49 AM

17. Yep I'm no frills

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:57 AM

20. I'm being buried in Austin, just a shroud, no embalming, no stone, no funeral and I really ...

don't need any witnesses past me and the shovel man. Its also pretty dang inexpensive. It makes calm thinking about it.

The first funeral I went to as kid fixed funerals for me.

They had the casket on a buffet table next to the funeral 'feed' at the table. I thought she was sleeping but I couldn't figure out why she was wearing glasses. The funeral was preached at a raw wooden church with the casket on sawhorses the preacher standing on the casket. The grave was up a hill and the casket was taken up the hill on a wagon pulled by mules and when we threw the flowers in the grave (Zinnias) the "deseased's" grandson, about my age, threw himself in the grave.

I will do anything to avoid a funeral because my inappropriate humor tends to exhibit itself.

Since I've gotten my little case of cancer I've been able to come to terms with my own mortality. I'm not looking forward to it, but it holds no fear.



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Response to marble falls (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:30 AM

21. The casket was next tote food?

Damn.
I like your thinking- my theory is that like everyone else, something is coming for me.

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Response to malaise (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:57 AM

22. The food was on the table. The box with the "leftovers" filled the buffet - that word used to ...

be what is now called the 'side table'. Pronounced buff et, not buff ay. Southern thing, I think.

I had a shrink years ago who told me he was being buried standing up with a loaded 12ga shotgun in each hand - he didn't know what was coming but whatever it was he was going to be ready for it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:00 PM

23. Ha

That's good.

Damn look how old the Oakridge boys are now- we're all fugging old.

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:12 PM

24. How in the hell did that happen? Though I won't die young I'll still be leaving a handsome shell.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:21 PM

25. I was telling some friends the other night that the one thing no one will read about us

is that we died young.

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Response to malaise (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:53 PM

27. Yeah but there's a lot of people who just won't believe it. I don't believe them ...

heck my wife doesn't believe I'm not dead yet. I stay alive just to keep a bit of magic in our marriage.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:35 PM

28. That's sweet

;hi:

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Response to malaise (Reply #28)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:00 PM

29. How is/did the tour go?

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 03:45 AM

31. Similar to my own plans.

Everything the same, but I'm being shaken - not stirred - into the St. Lawrence River and then out to sea. I'm going to be worldwide baby, worldwide!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:13 AM

33. Very cool

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Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:35 AM

35. I'll meet you...

somewhere around The Bahamas, then we'll reconstruct and have a Margarita, before deconstructing and continuing on our way.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:46 AM

36. I thought I'd be heading for the Gulf of Mexico

but you never know.

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Response to malaise (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 03:52 PM

38. If you catch...

the Gulf Stream we're on. If not.....hey, we're all stardust, we'll brush past each other some day.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #38)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 03:57 PM

39. Ha

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Response to brewens (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:11 AM

19. I know a guy who was on HW's Secret Service detail.

He said he was a nice guy, truly, but didn't care at all about domestic policy. In the context of this, he said something I'll share here about the temptation for all presidents to war:

"It is more fun to be the Commander in Chief than it is to worry about healthcare, or jobs, or schools."

So, that was Bush.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:32 AM

14. I loved it when the former Canadian PM said that world leaders knew

they could trust Bush.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:08 AM

18. Gotta love Colbert!

Obama was an order of magnitude better than Trump will ever be.

A better president.

A better man.

A better husband.

A better father.

Obama surpasses Trump in every imaginable way.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 03:59 AM

32. What was one quality the other presidents had that Trump didn't?

They were still married to their first wives. That was true for GHWB, too.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:43 PM

26. trump did not belong in the same room as Obama and the other former POTUS

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:15 PM

30. I love it! "Obama made Trump look like a bad President just by sitting next to him."



Especially since it's TRUE!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:25 AM

34. Bwaaaaaaaaah

“They even assured him that the choir would drown out the sound of other ex-presidents rolling in their graves,” the Late Show host joked in his monologue.

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