With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush at the age of 94, many are reflecting on his life.
But some also reflected on his not so stellar contributions to society.
Although, many are praising the 41st President for his civility in comparison to the current President, not everyone is pulling out the hanky to dab their eyes. Many folks are not forgetting the damaging effects of his time in the Oval Office.
As much as Americans love a good patriotic tribute, it would be dangerous to rewrite history simply for the sake of a sweet story.
Folks have taken to Twitter to point out the more troubling aspects of Bush as a man and as a President.
Many criticized his involvement with the forming of the Carlyle Group.
Before you mourn Bush 41 too much, Google the Carlyle Group and Halliburton. It's a pretty clear map of how our you… https://t.co/CznAzceaKC— Garden Arbors and Trelliage (@Garden Arbors and Trelliage) 1543850847.0
When you want to talk about George Bush the first & don't want to discuss the Carlyle Group & all the defence indus… https://t.co/gtp3xPsAaW— Marc Brammer (@Marc Brammer) 1543750116.0
@Rhobyngoch @JohnWight1 People attempting to rewrite history through his obituary. Millions have no idea who Georg… https://t.co/ycn4mdGukQ— Remaining Grumpy 💙🇪🇺🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌹YNWA (@Remaining Grumpy 💙🇪🇺🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌹YNWA) 1543742394.0
There is also the matter of the eight women who came forward in light of the #MeToo movement.
Just a reminder that Clarence Thomas was George H Bush's Brett Kavanaugh. Stop trying to make entitled assholes int… https://t.co/7wZrpWi3Po— Jazz Sayin (@Jazz Sayin) 1543767299.0
"Mr. Bush insisted on me being in the photo. I remember thinking this was odd. Usually we stay outside of the frame… https://t.co/2IQJRVdake— Mike Dunsmore (@Mike Dunsmore) 1543705283.0
I've read many pieces today about HW and almost none mention that he's been accused of serial groping or that he no… https://t.co/LjAvi6FC14— Laura McGann (@Laura McGann) 1543691286.0
@CahalinEmy sorry and rip and all but George Bush was a serial butt patter. He used his power/privilege to get thri… https://t.co/gNa6hdRZqD— 🗽🖤Emy loves the Resistance✊🏛⚖ (@🗽🖤Emy loves the Resistance✊🏛⚖) 1543684958.0
And the great damage done to the African-American communities with the "War on Drugs" and the exploiting of Willie Horton.
George HW Bush escalated the war on drugs, leading police to receive the military-grade equipment now used. Bush he… https://t.co/Ou0Df2iuN0— X (@X) 1543687574.0
Willie Horton is not just a footnote in George Bush's otherwise storied career. The 41st president consistently sup… https://t.co/E8WabzfkB2— Rebecca Kavanagh (@Rebecca Kavanagh) 1543730248.0
How George H.W. Bush lives on: The Willie Horton ad that helped get him elected was made by Floyd Brown. After '88,… https://t.co/5P2Wg8e2Mr— corey robin (@corey robin) 1543641011.0
There will be a lot of revisionist history on H.W. As a Black man, I won't forget that he nominated Clarence Thom… https://t.co/pVb2jQzPfY— Charles Preston (@Charles Preston) 1543642822.0
This is a major part of Bush’s legacy. It’s what his War on Drugs did to just one person. But it shows the human co… https://t.co/sDu95dChwo— Joshua Clark Davis (@Joshua Clark Davis) 1543680395.0
Not being Trump does not make someone a saint. Let's not rewrite history for the sake of a few good moments on television.