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Die painfully': Haters on Twitter respond to Bush health news with scorn

This June 12, 2012, file photo shows former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife former first lady Barbara Bush, near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life. (Image source: AP)

After a "series of setbacks," former President George H. W. Bush continues to battle illness, now in a Houston hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Doctors are “cautiously optimistic" but the 88-year-old's worsening condition has many worried that his days may be numbered... that is, except for the cold & barbarous trolls on Twitter who seem to be praying for the former president's death.

The disgusting and disturbing comments caught Twitchy's attention:

Thoughts and prayers flooded Twitter Wednesday as news of Bush’s illness spread. But the stomach-turning death wishes and plans for ghoulish celebrations weren’t far behind. Here are just some of the repulsive haters salivating over the possibility that Bush won’t recover.

Here are a few of the more gracious posts Twitchy has collected (note the 2nd tweeter's regard for peace symbols):

 Click here to see more, but be warned -- naughty language and a general disregard of morality awaits you.

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