Do you remember that time, during the Bush presidency, when the pastor prayed in front of his congregation that the President would die violently? Or, how about that time that the Congressman called the President ”an enemy of humanity”? And then, of course, there was the Facebook poll on whether or not he should be killed, and all the wishful thinking about military coups.
It’s hateful, no doubt, but I guess it’s kind of understandable, given the fact that our country was attacked on his watch, and that he lied our nation into a bloody and unnecessary war. Oh, and then there’s all the stuff about cutting taxes on the super-wealthy, as the disparity between rich and poor grew exponentially. And I guess he did kind of allow FEMA, under the direction of a political appointee with no relevant experience, to wither to the point where American lives were put at risk. Oh, and I almost forgot the torture. And the failure to address global warming. And the gutting of the EPA… But does that excuse the bloodlust?
But, of course, that’s not what happened. No one seriously advocated for the death of George Bush, or fantasized about a military coup. People protested. And they asked for Congressional committees to launch investigations. And they donated to MoveOn and the ACLU. No, all the macabre bullshit wouldn’t start until Barack Obama, our nation’s first black President, came into office and had the audacity to try to secure healthcare for the American people.
You people fucking amaze me.