George H. W. Bush was "deeply offended" by Republican congressman Joe Wilson's shout of "You lie!" to President Barack Obama during Obama's address to Congress in September, and the former one-term president is calling on US politicians to rise to "a certain decorum and civility."
During an interview with Parade magazine, Bush expressed disappointment with what he sees as a degrading American political debate.
"There has to be a certain decorum and civility," Bush said, adding that Rep. Wilson's shout of "You lie!" during the president's address on health care to a joint session of Congress "smashed" the decorum of Congress. "I thought, 'How have we gotten here?'"
Duh? How do you think we got here? We got here by a slew of arrogant loud mouthed republicans who have no civility nor manners. Republicans like your son who called a journalist a "major asshole". Republicans like Dick Cheney who told Senator Leahy to "go fuck yourself" while on the senate floor. Republicans like Michele Bachman who continues to push the "birther" issue even though Obama has proven he was born in Hawaii. Republicans like Sarah Palin who fomented the hate so much at her rallys that she had people screaming "kill him". Republicans like Glenn Beck who openly calls Obama a racist. Republicans like that traitorous CUNT Michelle Malkin who spew hate even against minorities even against her own Asian race. Republicans like right wing zealot Ann Coulter that spew lie after lie without a shred of evidence to back up any of their claims. Republicans like Rush Limbaugh who openly admit they want Obama to fail. Republicans like those who wear the "Pray for Obama" t-shirt, which espouses that he be assassinated. Republicans like the man who murdered a doctor that performs legal abortions.
I hope you will remember Lee Atwater when you wonder how we got here. You certainly didn't tell him to put away the Willi Horton ad. You certainly didn't fire Mr. Atwater and Mr. Karl Rove. "We got here" because you sired the 43 president. A buffoon who was just dangling from the strings of religious right wing extremists and Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfolwicz, Krystol and the boys.