People who hate George W. Bush claim to be compassionate, caring, loving types with a deep sympathy for their fellow human beings in trouble that the president supposedly lacks. Here, then, is one of those compassionate, caring types in action: “demgurl” of the Democratic Underground (hat tip to National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez):

“I was on my home and was on the ramp getting off the highway. I saw a mini-van on the side of the road. There was a lady standing next to the van and in her arms she held her child. I can only assume her mini-van had broken down. I don’t know, perhaps with so many gad stations being out of gas, she had also run out. I slowed down and started to pull over to offer her a ride. At the very last second I noticed a ‘W’ sticker on the back of her vehicle and I sped up and drove off.

“I feel really bad as a human being. That child is not responsible for their parent’s belief system. They are innocent and do not deserve to be out in the heat. (It is warm but not so bad that they would even break a sweat) I try not to punish people for what they believe.

“On the other hand, so many hateful thoughts went through my head. I wondered how a person could see what was going on in NO and still have one of those awful stickers on their car. How could they support an awful excuse for a human being that has let our country down and is letting Americans die after they have made it through the storm? How can someone be so blind and so stupid?

“I thought that if she loves * [“demgurl”‘s nickname for Bush] so much, maybe he would come along and help her the same way he is rescuing all of those poor people in the weather stricken part of our country. Let’s see what her hero can do for her.”

“I never did go back. I was so upset with that sticker and with the fact that someone would support an idiot who is so clearly running our country into the ground.”

Later, “demgurl” repented and posted further: “No matter who it is, next time I would pull over.” But most of the rest of the Democratic Underground were of the opinion that she had nothing to be sorry about. A sampling of the You Go Gurl! comments:

LOL! Love it! Make her a captive audience for a Bush rant!”

I think you did the right thing. They’re harsh people who careless about other people. Let them get some of what they love. What goes around comes around.”

“Tough call. Tell her to take the W sticker off and you’ll gladly help”

I’ve never been put in that position…but I can say that everytime I see one of those stickers, the hate that fills my mind is almost embarrassing. People I don’t even know, and I see that sticker and all of a sudden I hate their guts.”

“Quit kicking yourself over it. She’s not suffering anywhere NEAR what those people down south are right now.”

“I’d have definitely done the same thing. I don’t know that it is good for my karma, but that’s the way I feel. They don’t seem to care about the dead in Iraq, or much of anything except gays not marrying and the rich getting richer.”

I probably would have laughed evilly at her misfortune…bwa ha ha…maybe bush will chopper in to save you!”

Well, Republicans like to say they don’t need anyone’s help.” 

Aren’t lefties nice people?