Seems a post I penned shortly after last fall’s election was most prescient; I asked then if Obama’s victory would mean an end to Bush-hatred:
When I see the gloaters, many of whom said some of the most vicious things about George W. Bush, members of his Administration and his supporters these past eight years, I wonder if they’ll let up on their hatred now that their guy has won. Or, will they continue to spout bile against their political adversaries and blame Bush for our nation’s problems when their team will be responsible for addressing them?
Even with Democrats’ victories, they haven’t let up with their hatred. Obama and his team continue to blame Bush (and his team) for our nation’s problems. His supporters continue to smear Bush, needing, it seems, to bring up their aversion to this good man even if he is not the subject of the conversation.
Just today, while checking my e-mail (and the web) after a day spent with my Dad, driving across the Rocky Mountain State, dining with a reader and relaxing with my brother, I caught this comment to a friend’s Facebook post on a documentary he had seen on the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo:
Frankly, I thought the way Bush-Cheney trampled over the Constitution, the bill of rights, free speech, the press and human rights over the past eight years, we made that period look like Shangri La.
Could he identify one filmmaker prosecuted or blacklisted for spouting anti-Bush views during these last “difficult” eight years? Indeed, could he name any journalist/blogger/Democrat or anyone else who badmouthed the then-incumbent President of the United States and was punished for the opprobrium he offered?
Why did this man feel so compelled to trash Bush in responding to a post which had nothing to do with that good man, but flawed President.
And I wonder why I chose to respond instead of just laughing at his obsession.
(Note on the crafting of this post: As I began writing this post, I had intended to provide a possible answer to the question I posed in the post’s penultimate paragraph by referencing a post I had read this evening and one I had written last November, but when searched for that post, chanced upon the one I quoted above, so penned a different post. Should I have the energy to write the post I had intended, I will do so before I head to bed, much later than I had intended.)