Monday, January 10, 2011

Question of the Day: What If It Had Been Bush?

Let's face it, there are many, many people in this country that would not have shed a single tear or considered it a "national tragedy" had George W. Bush been assassinated this past Saturday (or been shot in the head), or even while still in office (they probably would have jumped for joy at that event, but for the fact that it would have made Dick Cheney wait, Cheney was already president). Anyway, what would the reaction have been from many of those who are now going crazy themselves with the rhetoric about the "level of political discourse" and all the "vitriol" in the nation?

Sign showing Bush being shot in the head, at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles (source)

What if a lone "nut" had shot at the former president and said that it was because of Bush's war crimes and lying us into a war of aggression that has cost the lives of tens of thousands of innocents, including children that our statist media in this country don't cry over or lament the deaths of, or go on and on about the evil and senseless nature of such deaths, or decry the madman responsible as sick and twisted and talk for days about the tragedy of it all. No, those people are just "collateral damage" in a war that the mainstream media gave its support to; the same lying hypocrites that now have no loss of words for a few deaths in this country (as sad as those are for the victims and their families and friends).

So, what would you be feeling now, if it had been Bush?


  1. I would have been horrified, though not as much as if it had been during his presidency. When a president is killed, his sins are forgiven and they are deified as a god instantly. You thought 9/11 opened the doors... can you imagine Bush being killed and then Cheney taking over? We might all be working in cages right now.

    No, there are far worse things. I'd prefer Bush lives long enough to see what a horrible legacy he has left. I don't want him dying until he knows just how much of a blood-thirsty tyrant he will be remembered as.

    Now, if he were put on trial for war crimes and executed, that's another story. Then you have disgrace precluding the death, and that's good enough for me.

  2. "I'd prefer Bush lives long enough to see what a horrible legacy he has left."

    Only Bret is willing to take on history.

    We'll see who wins.

    As for the question, I think the answer is obvious.

    The left is comically hypocritical. It's getting to the point Andrew Sullivan tries to gloss over it with a "I didn't like it and it was bad after all but nothing like them" logic.

    That's how retarded it has gotten.

  3. Andrew Sullivan is a conservative...

  4. David Frum is another conservative who has taken issue with the Palin-right.

    Anyway, I shouldn't have dragged them into this. My bad.


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