It has actually been absolutely nothing except miraculous in this brand-new season of Development to hear all the Hosannas and applause for our recently departed former President George H.W. Bush.
In The New York Times, Mr. Bush was heralded for his “uncommon grace.”
The Washington Post called him a “giant of a man.”
” The most kind and thoughtful individual I have actually ever known.”
” The most beautiful animal I had actually ever laid eyes on.”
Not your common remembrances from jaded politicos about mere mortals. Specifically if that mortal takes place to be a Republican political leader.
Where were all these lofty awards when Mr. Bush lived? Where was all this love when he was president? Where was this imposing regard for the male when he was losing his re-election campaign in 1992?
Oh, that’s right. The press lies. And there is no time to lie about someone like when they are dead and no longer present any danger.
When President Bush lived and still a threat in politics, he was refused and mocked by the press.
He was doddering and out-of-touch. Patrician, they called him. A buffoon who puked in the lap of the Japanese prime minister during a state dinner.
Even in later years, long after Mr. Bush no longer posed any genuine hazard, the press kept up absurd stories accusing Mr. Bush of being an iron sides groper. Yes, this would be the exact same guy that the media sided against in 1992. To help elect Costs Clinton.
That would be the very same Bill Clinton credibly accused of rape by various reputable and trustworthy ladies. Whatever.
All of this fawning praise for George H.W. Bush certainly rings hollow by any standards. Then all of it clicks and makes sense again.
Even on the eve of Mr. Bush’s state funeral service, this is not about George H.W. Bush. This is everything about the current resident of the White Home, President Trump.
We all understand how much the press hates Donald Trump, at least now that he is president. They abhor him– and those who support him– so deeply that by comparison, George H.W. Bush was a man of “unusual grace.”
Giant of a guy. Most kind and considerate. A lot of gorgeous animal.
Even the ridiculously partisan and myopically political “Saturday Night Live” paid homage to Mr. Bush. Then, naturally, they revealed their true selves by repeating the upset Alec Baldwin in his unfunny role of President Trump with inexplicably puckered lips.
The Washington Post, too, neared the line with an editorial in which they “grieve George H.W. Bush”– “and the presidency’s loss of dignity.”
Get it? Sure, they are sorry to see George H.W. Bush go. However, generally, they simply dislike President Trump.
Among the paper’s dimmest authors– the vacuous and mainly unburdened Max Boot– was dispatched to put a fine point on the real factor for the season.
George H.W. Bush, he suggested, “The anti-Trump.”
Well, there it is. All the sudden praise, all the distinctions, this surprise love affair with George H.W. Bush. It is all simply another car for demonstrating their hatred for Donald Trump.
It holds true that Mr. Trump is certainly cut from a various cloth than was Mr. Bush. He comes from a different family from a various side of the track or river or whatever.
However, read my lips: Whatever family Mr. Trump comes from, if he keeps on keeping his campaign promises, he will get himself re-elected president. And that will be just another method Mr. Trump was different from Mr. Bush.
–Contact Charles Hurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @charleshurt.