Since the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, for reasons only they understand, the progressive left has made it abundantly clear that no one and nothing is off limits when it comes to ridicule and public censor. Children are fair game, as are wives, the elderly, it does not matter.
On Tuesday night, Jim McGrath, the spokesman for the family of former President George H.W. Bush, released a statement saying Mrs. Bush had passed away at the age of 92. Millions united to mourn the loss regardless of political agenda or their personal feelings on her husband or her son’s presidential tenures.
From Fox News:
“With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three-strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush’s image was what she laughingly called ‘everybody’s grandmother.’ But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy, an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president.
Bush, 92, died Tuesday, shortly after her family announced she was in failing health and would decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” There were no details of her specific health problems.
The announcement was made in a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.
‘A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H. W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce.’”
The latest lefty to enter the fray with as little tact as possible, spewing venom for all to see — Meet Jen Spyra, a writer for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” She thought it would be in good taste to joke about Mrs. Bush’s appearance after the former first lady passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92. Spyra mocked the death of Mrs. Bush, tweeting, “RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years.”
RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years.
— Jen Spyra (@jenspyra) April 18, 2018
Not only was Spyra’s comment vile in light of Mrs. Bush’s recent passing and her grieving family, it was reprehensible for additional reasons Spyra likely was unaware of and perhaps did not care about. Mrs. Bush is reported to have started going gray at the age of 28. It was as a result of the toll her daughter Robin’s death at the tender age of three-years-old took after the child lost her battle with leukemia.
From the Washington Post:
“Barbara Bush described the death of her daughter and the grief that followed as an agony made more bearable by her relationship with her husband. Later, she would marvel that the tragedy that splits many couples had brought them closer.
It was during this period, at age 28, that Barbara’s dark hair began to go white giving her the gray coiffure that would become known to the world. But the Bushes thrived. They had three more children, including another girl, Dorothy.
The backlash on social media has been swift and immediate both from well-known names and not so well known. Naturally, Stephen Colbert is nowhere to be found on this. However, Parkland survivor and outspoken Pro-second amendment advocate was swift to respond, stating – “Garbage tweet, for a garbage writer, of a garbage show. Fitting.”
Garbage tweet, for a garbage writer, of a garbage show. Fitting. https://t.co/5bjaVvI8cH
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 18, 2018
A reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Mike Glenn responded with a scathing tweet of his own, slamming the horrific and shameful commentary from Sprya, stating – “#Woke image shaming. #BarbaraBush’s hair turned gray while her daughter was undergoing treatment for leukemia. She was a kind and gracious woman and a better person than you’ll ever be.”
#Woke image shaming. #BarbaraBush’s hair turned gray while her daughter was undergoing treatment for leukemia. She was a kind and gracious woman and a better person than you’ll ever be. https://t.co/1pZxfdQSUP
— (((Mike Glenn))) (@mrglenn) April 18, 2018
Chief Political Analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group and former Special Assistant to President Donald Trump, Boris Epshteyn, demanded to know exactly what Cobert was going to do about it, tweeting – “Wow, this is so tone deaf a few hours after a wonderful woman passed away. @StephenAtHome, @colbertlateshow – what will you do about your employee’s disgraceful statement?”
Thus far, nothing.
Long considered among the most popular members of her famous family, she and her husband, George H.W. Bush, celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary earlier this year. They were the longest married couple in presidential history. She and her husband raised more than a billion dollars for charity since they left office.
Spyra was not the only one to mock the death of the former first lady, either. Randa Jarrar, a professor at Fresno State University, also joined in a macabre celebration of her death and even said she was “happy” that “George W Bush is probably really sad right now.” Jarrar also stated that she is “happy the witch is dead.” The cowardly Jarrar later made her Twitter account private and wrote that she was “currently on leave from Fresno State.”
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