This past Monday evening I had the pleasure along with Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast to hear a talk from former President George H.W. Bush. I also was able to ask the former president about his relationship with former President Ronald Reagan when he was president and when Mr. Bush took over in 1988.
But what happened just before I got to ask Mr. Bush the question had been building up all evening and is just one more case of our political discourse as one more thing to add to the general coarseness of the culture.
Outside at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles were the usual had left suspects protesting the former president. Well, they were really there to protest the current President Bush, but I am sure they did not know the difference. Yes the "Free Palestine", ANSWER fifth columnist crowd was the majority. Of course there were also those "debunking" the truth about the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Just as we went into the Pavilion, they began protesting in earnest. There was maybe 20 to 25 people in all.
Well, a couple made it into the Pavilion.
As we entered, ushers were giving out sheets in which we could ask a question and if the moderator liked it, we could ask it personally.
As Mr. Bush finished and the Q & A portion began, one goon got up and shouted he had a question and instead went into an anti-W Bush diatribe. But, what got Mr. Bush, rightfully, hot under the collar was when he and a later heckler questioned why he did not pass his values onto W. Mr. Bush got up, looked like if he could beat the daylights out of the second heckler and defended himself and the president. The crowd cheered. Before I began to ask my question, in the orderly manner that the sponsors wanted, I commended Mr. Bush for showing a lot of class. He went on to add, lest we forget, that his predecessor, Mr. Reagan, got into a lot more trouble and that these were just amateurs, it was amateur night.
The point is, we all paid good, hard earned money to hear Mr. Bush. We did not need a couple of leftist goons jumping up, pretending to ask a question and go on a pointless diatribe.
I want to also write that I believe that this works both ways. No one should do that when in April, former President Clinton speaks at the same venue. People pay money and should not have to endure this kind of garbage at either event. If I was there when Mr. Clinton was there, I would listen respectfully as he is the former president and I would have paid good money to see him.
Now, if this was a campaign rally in the outdoors, they would both be fair game.
This just is another in the Great Litany on the decline of the culture in general and how this has occurred as a direct result of the leftist influence on our culture that trys to make everything relative and where there is nothing called, oh decorum and respect. Mr. Bush deserves it as does Mr. Clinton.
This does not bode well for the 2008 presidential race. There is going to be a lot more of this on You Tube. Oh boy!