One of the traps that liberals are forced into by the increasing batshit insanity of the right is comparing older conservatives favorably to the newer, devolved versions. So, during the disastrous presidency of George W. Bush, you constantly heard voices on the left, including this one, saying, "Well, even Ronald Reagan raised taxes" or "Ronald Reagan did that kind thing for undocumented immigrants," insisting that Reagan wouldn't even be allowed to run for president in the Republican part of the early part of the goddamned millennium. We sounded almost forgiving when, truth be told, Reagan was the fucking genetic mutation that got into our system and started destroying our body politic from the inside.
Now that Donald Trump, a deranged, pumpkin-headed child, is president, you will occasionally hear people on the left say, "Goddamn, George W. Bush might have started an illegal war that killed tens of thousands of people and tanked the economy, all while making rich people richer, but, shit, at least he said we should be nice to Muslims." Yeah, you're right. In the scheme of things, Ted Bundy was way worse than Jeffrey Dahmer in the number of victims, but no one denies that Dahmer was still an evil corpsefucker.
So now Bush has spoken in an interview with Trump enabler Matt Lauer on the Today show, and, yeah, Bush said a thing or two that shows he thinks that Trump's going too far. "We need an independent media to hold people like me to account," said the ex-president who constantly attacked the media whenever it attempted, in even the smallest ways, to hold him to account. "We all need answers" about Russia's interference in the presidential election, said the ex-president who opposed an inquiry into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. "I understood right off the bat that this was an ideological conflict and people who murder the innocent are not religious people," he said of terrorism, ignoring that his wars caused the murder of scores of "the innocent" who just happened to be Muslim.
So fuck you, George W. Bush. Also, fuck you to anyone trying to restore this pathetic nation-destroyer's reputation. It's too fuckin' late. We shouldn't give a shit if Bush admits that it was all a mistake, that he shouldn't have done any of the shit he did- the tax cuts, the deregulation, No Child Left Behind, that he fucked up on going after bin Laden, he had no fucking business even being president, let alone during something like Hurricane Katrina, and, sweet Jesus, that he's so goddamned sorry about forcing Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld on all of us.
And even if he comes out strongly, saying Trump is a lunatic who must be stopped, we should still give this now-powerless, saggy, fading asshole a hearty "Yeah, well, fuck you, anyways." Never lose your rage for the things that man did to us. The next time I hear about George W. Bush, I want it to begin, "Sad news..."