Regardless of what you might think of the Bush family and their political legacy, Barbara Bush was by all accounts a highly intelligent and decent woman in her personal life. Furthermore, she was horrified by the emergence of Donald Trump in the 2016 election and spoke out against his disgusting misogyny and vile behavior — a fact that should be remembered by fringe leftists who think insulting a deceased 92 year old grandmother is acceptable behavior:
Feminism died today. May it rot in the imperialist latrine it cleans with its lying tongue. pic.twitter.com/gz5qL4Np4R
— Helen Razer (@HelenRazer) April 18, 2018
Here was Mrs Bush on Donald Trump:
Quote: “I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly. It was terrible. And we knew what he meant, too.“
And this on Sarah Palin:
Quote: “I think she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there”.
Of course her words against the lunatic right are not the reason she should be shown respect, but it certainly improves her legacy that she did not put party over country and spoke out against the fascistic take over of the GOP. Conservatives like Barbara Bush are something of a rarity these days, and her passing is a sad moment for the country. Regardless of your political persuasion, dignity still matters, and Barbara Bush had a great deal of it.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.