George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston; Condition not life-threatening; Update: The hate begins

Former President George H.W. Bush is in a Houston hospital where doctors have been treating him for bronchitis and a lingering cough. Bush has been hospitalized for a week, but Methodist Hospital opted to keep it quiet “out of respect for him.”

Bush is expected to be released this weekend. The Houston Chronicle has more.

Twitter users are sharing their prayers for his full recovery.

Others are not as classy. The expected hate and asshattery begins:

  • Just Another Guy

    Best wishes for him and his family.

  • nc

    Get well soon, Mr. President.

  • Marcy Cook

    Get well soon, Mr. President. We love you.

  • KansasGirl

    Prayers up, Mr. President.

  • Booker

    I’m sure if Obama was in his old age, these folks would think differently. Be respectful, libs. Just for once.

    • therantinggeek

      Well said.

    • $21367552

      Indeed they would, and on the other side of the coin I’m sure a small percentage of those praying for President Bush would have some spiteful, disgusting words for Obama.

      • TexSizzle

        At worst, we would probably phrase it as “We wish for Obama what you wished for Bush, Reagan, et al.” For that matter, as angry as they seem to be at us conservatives just for existing, we would probably make most of them violently angry by saying “I wish for you what you wish for me”.

  • DRomani

    I care!!! He is a fellow human being, a former Prez and an American! No matter your political party! Anyone who writes negative stuff is an ass! Show some respect – that is why this country is the way it is – because of negative comments about people. God Bless you President Bush. Get well soon.

  • Will 父

    You can easily tell they think H.W. and W. are the same guy. Typical uneducated libs showing hatred for Obama’s scapegoat.

  • Jean Pennie

    Lots of racist hate there, so cute. Especially the twitterer “Die Cracker.”


      Often said this about these cowards who act tough on the internet behind a user name. In the real world they would be in the back of a police car or lying in an alley beaten and bruised

    • Pompei Lena Grimaldi

      I went after that troll big time. I’m not afraid of standing up for any one being abused or myself. I rather enjoy going after these idiots.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Libs are some of the most spiteful, hate-filled, angry, intolerant people you will ever meet. Truly pathetic

    • mdtljt

      Loads of Klass this one has, right?!?

      • Jay Stevens

        Paraphrasing Star Wars:
        “The Klass is strong with this one.”

        My reply to him:
        Imagine all the outrage you would have if we said the same about Jesse Jackson, Jr.”

    • Mark Dukes

      Just lovely isn’t it……Stuipd idiots!

  • ⚓ Dave S ⚓

    Yet republicans are the racists…..

  • Lisa Dean

    Wishing #41 a speedy recovery. Half these idiots commenting on Twitter have no clue who #41 is other than they hear “Bush” and that’s their code word for hate.

  • Cold War Grunt

    Firstly, wishes to the entire Bush family for a speedy recovery for H.W. Now, can we talk about that tweet above from @SvenRadio — former murderer? WTH?

    “formerly, I’d have busted a cap in your head for doing something like that, but I don’t do that stuff now, I’m former killer …”

    And who exactly did G.H.W. Bush murder? *bangs head on desk*

    • Lisa Dean

      Don’t bang your head too hard it’ll only leave a mark. LoL
      And you know darn well #41 murdered someone because @SvenRadio heard it from his Daddy’s, Mom’s, Best-Friend’s, Cousin’s, Baby Momma’s, Hair Dresser. /sarc

      • Kenna Neel

        All the way across the pond…in Rye, England.

  • tredglx

    Speedy recovery, Mr. President. And a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Albert N. Milliron

    Treat others as your would have them treat you…. oh that’s right… it’s all a myth. Sad state of affairs that the same people would demand jail for those who would say the same about the current occupant of the White House

  • radjahshelduck

    Best wishes to the President. By the way, any of you who are on Facebook, if you don’t have Reba McEntire as a friend, I advise you to do so. An hour ago she posted a picture with she and her husband standing with President Bush and the caption: “Special prayers go out to my buddy, #41 President Bush for a speedy recovery.” Just imagine how great it would be if everyone in show business had as much class as Reba.

  • Sistervative

    Ok, how is it ok for someone to have a Twitter account as “Die cRackEr”?? The last tweet on here is wretched and after perusing some of this person’s tweets, he’s clearly a racist, unhappy, deranged person. There really needs to be a qualifying test to not only vote, but to also obtain a Twitter account. It seems blacks care about blacks and whites care about both races. These people, who appear black, support Obama, therefore, hate anyone who isn’t black. And what has Obama done about it? Nothing, the impostor or a leader further divides races and creates factions for his own political gain.

  • Dondalonda

    what happened to giving a president repsect no matter what, like they were saying with the obama in pee “art”? wow. an image of a president in pretend pee and they’re calling it treason. an actual former president in hospital and they call for his death.

    • Red Fred

      Indeed! Sometimes we just have to remind them to be human.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    remember when we were children we were told that if we couldn’t say something nice, we shouldn’t say anything? yeah…

    • KornKing

      I was always told that if I can’t say something nice….I must be talking about Hillary Clinton(ht Jeff Foxworthy)

      • Jay Stevens


  • TTori

    You know these people who are so disrespectful probably have no job, but have a computer to spout all this hate. I think the government needs to take all the money they put out for these deadbeats and give them English classes.

  • Mom2Ian03

    So typical of the left, and as usual the grammar is horrible. @DreNmyHeadPhonz

    “I hope he die” you can tell they skipped English class.

    • Jay Stevens

      He apparently majored in Ebonics.

      And you are a racist for pointing out his poor grammar.

      • Kenna Neel

        Good sarc!

  • bitemeDC

    Some on the left are soooooo angry…let it go lefties! He’s an old man who is sick in the hospital…..why so mean? Where is the “tolerance” and “compassion”….?

  • Rulz

    Gotta love that left-wing “compassion”

  • medicinewomantwo

    Go look at these dregs twitter sites, its like stepping in shit….seems no matter how hard you wash your shoes the odors still seems to linger.

  • Red Fred

    Pathetic excuses for humans. God bless you President H.W. Bush, Wishing you a rapid recovery, and never-mind those detestable people, (they’re just mad their guy has done such a miserable job at being President.)

  • Mark Dukes

    Get Well soon Mr. President. God bless you

  • Tracy Hubbell-Linden

    Die cRackEr….so compassionate after posting “hotep & blessings” on his account. What a hypocritical prick.