Liberal Website's Members Pray for President Bush to Die

It certainly comes as no great surprise that liberal Internet denizens hate George W. Bush.

However, when this derangement syndrome sinks to the level of hoping your president dies, one must wonder what has happened to our nation for the citizenry to have so morally degenerated.

With that in mind, the liberal website Think Progress posted an article Saturday about a Fox News poll which asked respondents whether or not they prayed for the President.

Sadly, the comments posted by site members were absolutely abysmal (h/t Charles Johnson):

I pray for Bush every single night.

I pray for him to choke on a pretzel and die.

Comment by rf7777 - October 5, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

#5 yes, you are more precise - impeached, convicted, tried at the Hague, convicted, execu . . . . Oh, someone's at my door, just a minute.

Comment by NoMoreBush - October 5, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

I pray for Bush, and Cheney too. I pray that both die suddenly to free us from their neo-Nazi rule.

Comment by Uncle Ho - October 5, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

Yeah, I pray (no, not really - atheist) that lightning will strike him - twice for good measure.

Comment by austex - October 5, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

Honestly, there are times I wonder how such people can possibly consider themselves to be Americans.

Maybe more importantly, I'd love to know whether this site's management think such sentiments represent progress.

Regardless, I suddenly need to go take another shower.

*****Update: I just received an e-mail message from Faiz Shakir, the editor of Think Progress as well as the research director for the Center for American Progress (aka The Clinton Think Tank) --

I read your post (and LGF's) regarding the death wishes that were uttered against President Bush in our comments section. After you and others pointed them out, we deleted them. It is not our policy to allow such commentary. It is very difficult to moderate the thousands of comments we receive each day. We recently instituted comments registration to try to limit the violations of our Terms of Use. But we can't get them all. Once we're alerted to violators, we try to take prompt action.
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.