Overall, the media’s been pretty nice about the death of former President George H.W. Bush, although Bush Derangement Syndrome has caused some unforced mistakes, like the New York Times retelling a debunked fable from 1992 to stimulate Bush seem stupid and out-of-touch. And then there’s Vox, reminding us that Bush was accused of groping eight wives.
Media Matters alumnus Oliver Willis is already getting ready for the next time a prominent Democrat dies, when conservatives will form classless mentions — just like republicans rioted when Mitt Romney lost in 2012 or the GOP lost the House in 2018.
Conservatives pretending to be angry about how some people are talking about HW are absolutely going to be respectful when the next major Democratic pol legislates, right? Yeah, okay. pic.twitter.com/ xbMUbVSfpK
— Oliver Willis (@ owillis) December 1, 2018
Remember how astute Willis was when Charles Krauthammer announced he had terminal abdominal cancer and only weeks to live? We do.
death doesnt make a very bad guy a good guy
— Oliver Willis (@ owillis) June 8, 2018
Yeah, we will be totally respectful, exactly to piss him off by being the very best parties.
Yes. They will be respectful.
— Angus T. Kirk (@ angusparvo) December 1, 2018
— Tom G Stark (@ TomStark9 13) December 1, 2018
Yes, this specific republican will be respectful, even if it precisely intends remaining silent.
— H.P. Loveshaft (@ HLoveshaft) December 1, 2018
Don’t project all y’all’s shittiness onto us
— JonO (@ buginmyeye) December 1, 2018
The thing is, reactionaries can actually separate, say, a chairwoman from the presidency and maintain respect for both, even through disagreements. If we withdraw, it was a lefty college professor who celebrated Barbara Bush’s death and couldn’t wait for the rest of their own families, specially her husband, to die.( We’d love to see her envisages on President Bush’s death, but she’s since protected her note .)
That says more about you than you are able to realize.
— Brian Lewis (@ bxlewi1) December 1, 2018
Your mistake is acquiring everone else’s character is as execrable as your own. Hint: you’re in the linchpin position on that one.
— Jason Hamby (@ IPAzRGR8) December 1, 2018
Man with zero principles programmes his failings on to others pic.twitter.com/ KLTOkdrJYP
— Nate the Boxing Day Farie (@ gafolicious) December 1, 2018
So to absolve your own back, you just have to thought beings on the other side doing the same thing. Bright!
— Burn It All Down (@ TimHaas7 0) December 1, 2018
You was likely to fulfill more conservatives.
— John Hornbuckle (@ JohnRHornbuckle) December 1, 2018
Alright Pauline Kael. Here’s the distinction between right and left: when Obama was elected I said ” Congratulations.” When Trump was appointed y’all disappeared: pic.twitter.com/ 1SrpvT4hzV
— Lola (@ lovelalola) December 1, 2018
What a superb turd “youre gonna have to”. Really takes geniu.
— Joe Leamon (@ Joseph_Leamon) December 1, 2018
I will not celebrate when either Clinton or Obama dies. I might say nothing, but I would never do worse than that. Being human is not really that hard.
— J.G. Alt (@ nycconservative) December 1, 2018
When Jimmy Carter dies I obviously don’t expect nearly as numerous hot takes , no
— RobertTLongway (@ RobertTLongway) December 1, 2018
If you mean we will be quietly indifferent, possibly.
— Dwarfclone (@ Dwarfclone) December 1, 2018
Wow , now you’re playing #Whataboutism with Reactionary that simply exist in your resource
— Scotty Jolly Christmas (@ Scottergate) December 1, 2018
Most of them will be. But you deter knocking that straw man; as they say- pierce your own heavines, kid.
— Mike the Cool Person (@ MikeTatay) December 1, 2018
It’s like you don’t attaches great importance to politics. Which is funny because that’s your whole schtick.
— Literally An M551 Sheridan (@ PhilthyPhil2 012) December 1, 2018
So,* nuclear red-hot takes* are ok because* nuclear red-hot takes* are in our future? I don’t feel I need to dig any deeper into how improbably stupid that is.
— Joe Themig (@ TheMig2 9) December 1, 2018
When have the overwhelming majority of republicans not been respectful? The mark I get here on this pulpit is the common every day Democrat is genuinely happy to the point of glee that Bush is dead. That’s a sickness. That mentality is nihilistic.
— space (@ lOlOlOlOIOlO) December 1, 2018
Sorry, Ollie. Not everyone is as emotionally stunted as you are. Good try, though …
— Missile Toes (@ Machovell1an) December 1, 2018
Three things conservatives generally don’t do. Flow around in vagina hats. Get offended by everything. Mock the dead.
— TaraW (@ TaraW5 00) December 1, 2018
I found the AP headline to be disrespectful and told them so. What happened to when they depart low-spirited, “theres going” high? His great grandkids are likely paining , no is therefore necessary to pile on. Once a person is dead, they can’t hear you, but their survivors can. Civility expenses us nothing.
— Debra Robbins (@ getthept) December 1, 2018
So “when they move low…” that was just an election time thing, right? Thanks for the verification.
— Independent Mark (@ malavemark) December 1, 2018
In other terms, “Can I pre-emptively be a piece of shit now? ” You pretended to like McCain, you’ll pretend to like HW next week, and you’ll forget calling Dubbya a Nazi when he extends. Media is phony AF.
— Sportsball Politics [?][?] (@ sportsballpol) December 1, 2018
How about simply don’t be a pricking https :// t.co/ uAtmdH0hoK
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