Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away last night at the age of 92. Whatever one may think about the Bush family’s moderate politics, family was always at the center of their lives. George H.W. and Barbara Bush were married for 73 years and raised six children together.
During a commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1990, Barbara Bush encouraged the graduates to pursue their dreams, but to always keep family first. She said:
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent. . . Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”
Not only was Barbara Bush a devoted mother, she was a dedicated public servant. Over the past 25 years, Barbara and George H.W. Bush raised more than $1 billion for various charities.
In a statement, former President George W. Bush wrote: “Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was.”
Predictably, the left wasted no time in demonstrating its hate. Within an hour of the first reports of Mrs. Bush’s passing, Randa Jarrar, a professor at California’s Fresno State University, tweeted the following:
“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with your nice words.
“PSA: either you are against these pieces of s*** and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. . . I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise. . .”
Decent men and women took issue with her disgusting remarks, but Jarrar doubled down with these tweets:
“All the hate I am getting ALMOST made me forget how happy I am that George W Bush is probably really sad right now.”
“I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say.”
Joseph Castro, president of Fresno State, issued a statement at 12:30 this morning, saying in part:
“We share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by professor Randa Jarrar. . . Her statements were made as a private citizen, not as a representative of Fresno State.
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“Professor Jarrar’s expressed personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress.”
Sorry, President Castro, but that’s not good enough.
Professor Jarrar is obviously a bigot. Her tweet about tenure makes it clear she is spouting her deranged views in the classroom as a representative of Fresno State. I’m sure recordings of her lectures would be most revealing.
At a minimum, she should be subjected to lengthy sensitivity training so she can learn to overcome her anti-conservative hatred and bigotry.
ACTION ITEM: Please contact President Castro here. Tell him that the university must demonstrate its commitment to respect and empathy by holding Jarrar accountable. Alumni of Fresno State should withhold all donations until Jarrar is disciplined.
To our friends and supporters in California, I urge you to contact your state legislators as well. As Jarrar mockingly noted, your tax dollars are paying her salary.
LifeNews.com Note: Gary Bauer is the president of American Values, a national pro-family organization and is the former president of the Family Research Council. Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for president and appears frequently on radio and television programs.