It’s become common on both sides of the political divide to use the occasion of the death of a prominent politician to point out the deficiencies, mistakes, even crimes of the dearly departed. Recall the recent death of Senator John McCain and the passing of Senator Edward Kenney in 2009. In both cases, pundits made the obligatory nod to the politicians accomplishments and then went on to savage them for their supposed shortcomings.
It doesn’t matter if they deserve the disapprobation or not. It’s something that simply wasn’t done.
It’s a change from the way political obits and commentary were written just a few decades ago. Then, the summation of the political careers of politicians were respectful, even reverential. There may have been criticism but it was mentioned in passing. The overall tone and tenor of the writing was gracioius and deferential.
Today, with the death of former President George H.W. Bush, the left doesn’t even try to hide their hatred.
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