How much do liberals hate George W. Bush?
The headline on the far left website Raw Story shows how much liberals hate George W. Bush: "Revealed: Bush ancestor was heavily invested in kidnapping Africans into slavery."
For the record, it was his great, great, great, great grandfather. So, of course, that means that the former president would kidnap Africans into slavery if he had a chance, right?
Or, something like that:
Thomas "Beau" Walker, the great-great-great grandfather to U.S. President George W. Bush, was a notorious slave trader who either personally led or heavily invested in expeditions to kidnap Africans from their homeland and bring them to America as slaves, a journalist and historian announced this week.
Word of the presidential ancestor came by way of retired journalist and genealogist Roger Hughes and historian Joseph Opala, who illustrated their findings to Slate.
They made the discovery by comparing the signatures of known Bush ancestor Thomas Walker with a notorious slave trader of the day who bore the same name. Stacked side-by-side, the signatures looked almost exactly the same.
"Almost" the same? How very scientific of them.
They also recovered several letters Walker wrote, in which he complains about the cost of the people he's kidnapped.
"Times on the coast is by no means as favourable as I expected," Walker reportedly wrote. "Slaves is at the price of 150 [illegible] and the coast seemes [sic] to be lin'd with vessels of all kind."
"I have purchased seventeen fine negroes and am this day proceeding down the coast to try what I do can there," another of Walker's letters reads. "Slaves is at a very greate [sic] price."
There were at least two other known slave-owners in the Bush family, according to Hughes.
I don't know about you but I'm relieved. I always wondered why Bush is such a racist. We have now confirmed that Bush hates black people because it's in his blood. Or perhaps his genes? Or maybe the spirit of his great, great, great, great grandfather inhabits his body and makes him hate black people.
There's no other rational explanation. Why else would a tony, serious, weighty publication like Slate publish a story like this? Obviously, the American people have been clamoring for a reason why George Bush hates black people and now they have it.
Next up: A story proving that Bush's great, great grand nephew murdered Indians - and liked it.