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McAuliffe in 2001: Bush’s election killed my dad

posted at 12:49 pm on May 30, 2013 by

Classy, eh?  Andrew Kaczynski discovered this lovely eulogy  from C-SPAN’s archives in which the man who wants to run Virginia said that his 83-year-old father couldn’t handle seeing a Republican President:

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, once blamed his father’s death on President George W. Bush’s election in 2000.

In a May 2001 interview with C-SPAN, titled the “Life and Career of Terry McAuliffe,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman says one of the “reasons” his father, Jack, died was “he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the White House.”

While his father was in the hospital, McAuliffe’s mother “went and came back in five minutes later, and he had passed away. And I told the story, you know, I gave at the eulogy at his funeral, and there are many reasons why people thought Jack had died,” McAuliffe told C-SPAN. “He was 83 years old. And I said the main reason is that he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the White House. I just don’t think he could’ve handled that.”

“He had eight great years,” McAullife continued. “President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton were so nice to my mother and father, they’d come down all the time. So he had a great eight years when President Clinton and Vice President Gore were in office, and he just wasn’t going into a new year with a Democrat not being in the White House Steve, he just couldn’t handle it.”

Be sure to watch the video at BuzzFeed.  I’ve heard a lot of “blame Bush” over the last five years, but this one takes the cake.

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Good.

HumpBot Salvation on May 30, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Well, if Romney kills your wife with cancer, and Ryan pushes your grandma off a cliff, how far off the mark can this be?

The Schaef on May 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the White House.

There is a name for what killed him, then, and it does start with “b,” but it’s not “Bush.”

calbear on May 30, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Evidently mental inferiority is hereditary in the McAuliffe family .

EnglishRogue on May 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Wow, bringing politics to a funeral… nice work Terry (i.e., future failed Democrat candidate for Virginia Governor).

WordsMatter on May 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

…so what will have to happen… where the same result happens to Terry?

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Countdown to the DNC pulling funding…Democrats won’t throw money down a hole if it’s their own money.

ramesees on May 30, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Good. Anyone who will give up the ghost over something as stupid as this(and this goes for anyone who claims Obama’s election was too much for them) deserves to shuffle off the coil.

Every day there is something to remind us that a lot of Americans aren’t worth a s**t.

MadisonConservative on May 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

LOL Jeez. Shouldn’t Mr. Obama’s election have resurrected the old dude, then? Note to Terry McAuliffe: Daddies and Mommies die. All of ‘em.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Ah… too bad the elder McAuliffe didn’t hang around; Obama could have killed him with a drone.

dpduq on May 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

DING DONG, JACK IS DEAD. THIS STORY MAKES MY DAY. NOW IF ONLY MORE DEMS FOLLOW SUIT.

Rook on May 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Dear President Bush,

Thank you.

Hill60 on May 30, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Wow, bringing politics to a funeral… nice work Terry (i.e., future failed Democrat candidate for Virginia Governor).

WordsMatter on May 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Why wouldn’t he? Junior brought it to the delivery room.

blammm on May 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Ah… too bad the elder McAuliffe didn’t hang around; Obama could have killed him with a drone.

dpduq on May 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

If he could have hung on till 2014 the death panels would have helped him along.

HiJack on May 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

How anyone cannot see that these people are mentally ill is beyond me.

Sterling Holobyte on May 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

How anyone cannot see that these people are mentally ill is beyond me.

Sterling Holobyte on May 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

You mean how anyone who is a lib cannot see that these people are mentally ill, right? That being the case, since liberalism is mental illness, then there you are.

HiJack on May 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I’m sure his father was a good man, unfortunately the son is a low life POS.

Doomsday on May 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Maybe he died of embarrassment that he brought this numbnut into the world.

Maddie on May 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Me: I understand that your Dad died on a safari.

McAuliffe: No he didn’t. Why we would you say something like that?

Me: I heard he was killed by a RINO.

PackerBronco on May 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Boo Hoo. Frankly Terry, I don’t give a da.. If my father had been alive during the Clinton years he would have died a thousand deaths. Mercifully he wasn’t alive to ‘appreciate’ the Clinton Era. He would have had several choice words for Hillary. Terry McAuliffe is a POS. It’s that simple.

BetseyRoss on May 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I think my dad died pining away for Diana Ross. We let mom cling to her belief it was cancer.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I laughed till I almost vomited for this man blaming his father death on Bush. It’s sad to have your dad pass away but to blame it on Bush shows in six foot high capital letters where the liberal mind goes. He will probably take that to his eventual grave.

mixplix on May 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

All this time I thought my dad died from age and infirmity. Now I realize it was election of the dog eater, or, as he used to refer to him, “Obama Osama”.

S. D. on May 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

This is whining of the rankest, most putrid echelon!
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I’m positive that the stench will follow MacAuliffe around through the Commonwealth until November 6, 2013.

ExpressoBold on May 30, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Whatever party or ideology you are–how could anyone vote for this tool?

juliesa on May 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Maybe he died of embarrassment that he brought this numbnut into the world.

Maddie on May 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

See Dick burn his draft card.
See Dick burn down his school.
See Dick burn his flag.

See dad burn Dick’s birth certificate!

MelonCollie on May 31, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Who uses their parent’s death as political propaganda?

There are your run of the mill narcissists and then there is this. And IF the story is even true then the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

This is a person that helped shape our country. Where even the death of a loved one can be used for manipulative purposes.

Beyond this point, there is…a complete lack of humanity.

GeeWhiz on May 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

What twisted crap? How absolutely sick! And this is a major Democrat, a top “strategist”! How comes it that so many of them are way beyond weird?
Wonder who McAuliife will blame if one of his goldfish dies.

arand on May 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM