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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:01 PM Dec 2018

I guess I'm not the badass I thought I was [View all]

When Dubya choked up giving the eulogy to his father I did too. For one instant I knew I was looking at a genuine person who almost caved in his grief. He was a human being in that moment. If that is true then there is some humanity there that I can recognize.

I’m back to normal now, but I know I’ll never forget that second of time. This is a bit of a surprise to me.

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I've been in that same place and could completely empathize with him Siwsan Dec 2018 #1
Like you it brought back my own grief which is the ultimate empathetic response. lunatica Dec 2018 #2
Same. JNelson6563 Dec 2018 #3
i lost it when GWBush did too. My mom died when I was only 13 and my dad was murdered trueblue2007 Dec 2018 #4
Both deaths must truly haunt you! lunatica Dec 2018 #6
thank you for your heartfelt condolence. taking over the household tasks trueblue2007 Dec 2018 #13
I hope you and your sister are stronger for it. lunatica Dec 2018 #14
My losses were similar. Control-Z Dec 2018 #73
I think that yesterday was a true test of empathy Siwsan Dec 2018 #57
I'm so sorry Blue_playwright Dec 2018 #70
You are correct, a lot of us have already gone through this personally and we empathize. lark Dec 2018 #56
Tragic when someone with potential to be halfway decent... summer_in_TX Dec 2018 #72
My 3 sisters and I sung at our Mom's funeral 4 years ago this week. We choked through it. Our Dad demtenjeep Dec 2018 #5
It truly is the most difficult thing to do lunatica Dec 2018 #8
It was a tough moment TheCowsCameHome Dec 2018 #7
You're human and you have empathy. nt Blue_true Dec 2018 #9
Well he will forever be a truly awful president... Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2018 #10
I did too- instantly and viscerally- that's what humans do when they see pain-good for you Shaddox Dec 2018 #11
He is a flawed but very real human being, and most of us could relate to his grief. pnwmom Dec 2018 #12
It made me miss my daddy! LakeArenal Dec 2018 #15
Sorry, Lake. Shaddox Dec 2018 #16
Thanks. His was pretty cool. 93. LakeArenal Dec 2018 #17
What did Michelle O say on tour last week -- maybe on Colbert? fierywoman Dec 2018 #18
I bet Trump can. Mr.Bill Dec 2018 #21
Whenever someone is so sad that they cry it BigmanPigman Dec 2018 #19
Just think of the thousands and thousands of... LudwigPastorius Dec 2018 #20
That's exactly what brought me back to normal lunatica Dec 2018 #25
+1000000! SammyWinstonJack Dec 2018 #29
And Americans who volunteered to serve their country Martin Eden Dec 2018 #35
+1, I can't get this out of my skull ... Red Don is an ahole while Bush and Cheney really hurt uponit7771 Dec 2018 #62
Hair Twitler is an utter disgrace, but GW is responsible for horrendous death and destruction Martin Eden Dec 2018 #68
+1!!! Devil Child Dec 2018 #54
badass-you - YIP!1 Thank Zeus you're back to normal!1 UTUSN Dec 2018 #22
Me too! lunatica Dec 2018 #43
We were fine at our father's funeral... George II Dec 2018 #23
Doesn't seem to be a doubt that GHWB was a good father. Honeycombe8 Dec 2018 #24
Shows you are a better person than he, he'll watch that same scene played out in someone else's life rwsanders Dec 2018 #26
I didn't agree with a single policy that he or his father espoused green917 Dec 2018 #27
He's human for a moment? Seriously? Sir Toast Dec 2018 #28
The Bush era was an aberration in US history lunatica Dec 2018 #30
Hoo boy are you new here. First, welcome to DU, and a little primer... DRoseDARs Dec 2018 #45
Heart ache makes us all equal. I think heart ache is.... Hotler Dec 2018 #31
Yeah, the pain of broken bones always passes lunatica Dec 2018 #32
You are afflicted with what the rest of us have Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2018 #33
I had a moment when I felt bad for him dflprincess Dec 2018 #34
Me too. lunatica Dec 2018 #37
Took me back fifty years to Ted's eulogy of Bobby. argyl Dec 2018 #36
I think of that dreadful year and know the present would be lunatica Dec 2018 #55
It makes you human, is all. PatrickforO Dec 2018 #38
It's called empathy, and decent people have it. Tragically, Republicans are empathy-free. catbyte Dec 2018 #39
Being confronted with death can be eye-opening. pangaia Dec 2018 #40
He used to get all giggly about it dflprincess Dec 2018 #41
That and waterboarding. lunatica Dec 2018 #42
You are so right. pangaia Dec 2018 #44
As reported by Tucker Carlson in 1999: dalton99a Dec 2018 #48
I remember that. pangaia Dec 2018 #49
I do too lunatica Dec 2018 #50
You are completely badass. orangecrush Dec 2018 #46
Well Said DarthDem Dec 2018 #52
... orangecrush Dec 2018 #58
crushed me too luvallpeeps Dec 2018 #47
I agree lunatica Dec 2018 #51
Great Post DarthDem Dec 2018 #53
You obviously are not alone PatSeg Dec 2018 #59
Only true "Badasses" are moved to tears n/t maxrandb Dec 2018 #60
Dubya has always been human, the problem with him is that he is still immature and Perseus Dec 2018 #61
That's actually quite perceptive lunatica Dec 2018 #63
I think he was never elected at all lunatica Dec 2018 #66
I guess not. Act_of_Reparation Dec 2018 #65
Yes! Like I said lunatica Dec 2018 #67
I felt the same when Nixon broke down at Pat's funeral liberaltrucker Dec 2018 #69
Same with me too and Raine Dec 2018 #71
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