Pot, Meet Kettle

This is rich: George H. W. Bush argues that the criticism of Obama “sometimes crosses the line of civility.”  While ostensibly a defense of the President, this comment conveniently ignores the fact that Bush was elected thanks in large measure to the efforts of Lee Atwater—you remember, the guy who promised in 1988 to “make Willie Horton his [Michael Dukakis’s] running mate” and lied  when he said that Dukakis had mental health problems and that Kitty Dukakis had burned a flag in protest of the Vietnam War. In short, Lee Atwater did more than anyone to stamp out civility in political debate in the last half-century, and now his old boss is boo-hooing the sleaziness of our political discourse. Disgusting.


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