Heartfelt Tweet of Pic From Barbara Bush's Funeral Met With Ugly Reaction
Welcome to the Bitterly Petty States of America.
OK, I know everyone isn't awful these days but there are times when it sure feels like it.
When former First Lady Barbara Bush recently passed, the majority of the public response was positive. She was almost universally respected as both a matriarch and a First Lady.
This is 2018, however, and somebody always has to be a (insert favorite expletive here).
One of the poignant, enduring traditions in the United States is watching former presidents and first ladies come together at funerals for others from their ranks. They put aside their political differences to not only pay respects, but show the American people that some things transcend politics.
Again, in 2018 that doesn't sit well with some people.
Ambassador in-waiting (that's another story) Richard Grenell posted this on Twitter Sunday:
Yes it is beautiful. Even I think so, and there isn't anyone other than my kid out there who will tell you I'm a big softy.
A rare bipartisan moment then happens in the response section to this tweet: there are ugly responses from both sides of the aisle. True, more of it is coming from the left but we expect that from them. It would be nice if people who are sort of on the right would behave a little less savagely.
Beyond this post, many "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" liberals were using the opportunity to complain about President Trump's absence:
History is hard for any liberal, but it's nigh on impossible for them when you're talking ancient history like, say, two years ago when President Obama didn't attend Nancy Reagan's funeral so he could go to South by Southwest and some fundraisers.