As the mainstream media covered the tributes and ceremonies surrounding the death of former President George H.W. Bush, Rush Limbaugh is pointing out something very, very curious about the whole thing.
The conservative radio host explained on his show Tuesday,” Man, oh, man, I’m watching all of this praise for George H. W. Bush. It’s unbelievable! I can’t help but wonder, where was all this when he was president? All of this love, all this admiration, all of this praise, all of this devotion. What a great guy. What he meant to civility. Where was all this? ‘Cause I’m telling you, it wasn’t there.”
“They literally tried to destroy the presidency of George H. W. Bush just like they’re trying to destroy the presidency of Donald Trump,” Rush said about the mainstream media, giving an example of a fake smear they spread about him during the campaign concerning an affair with a secretary.
“The reason he’s being covered this way now is because he’s gone,” Rush explained. “That’s what you have to do to get respected and to be revered by the Drive-By Media. Leave, however you do it.”
“On one hand...it’s nice to see. But, on the other hand, it’s so phony.”
“The Drive-By Media is still churning out articles that bemoan the difference between the golden age of civility under George H. W. Bush compared to the nightmare they claim we’re suddenly experiencing under Trump,” he said about the major news networks.
Rush pointed out multiple times the media tried to destroy Bush’s character and added, “We long for the days when we return to civility, right? That’s what we see we have lost now with the death of George H. W. Bush. But the media never treated George H. W. Bush with civility.”
“Isn’t it interesting how no Republican president knows how to do anything until they die, and then they become wonderful?” he asked.
And then he said, “The death of George H. W. Bush is simply the latest platform example for the Drive-Bys and other leftists to continue assaulting Donald Trump. When they humanize George H. W. Bush, it serves a purpose, that is to demonize Donald Trump.
He noted an Associated Press headline entitled: “GOP laments Bush’s death as end of ‘a culture of civility.’”
In related news, watch Vice President Mike Pence bring a smile to former President George W. Bush’s face amidst his tears during the Capitol Rotunda service for his father.