Top 10: Most vile anti-Bush signs [SLIDESHOW]

On Tuesday MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that the level of hatred directed against President Barack Obama is greater than it was against any other president, including George W. Bush.

“There is a real level of national hatred of the president [Obama] that I hadn’t seen before, certainly not under Clinton, or under Dubya,” Matthews said on WMAL’s “Morning Majority” broadcast. “The hatred, the Hitler mustaches — I hadn’t seen that before.” (RELATED: Chris Matthews: I never saw left-wingers’ hate-speech signs targeting President Bush [AUDIO]) 

The Daily Caller rounded up photos from anti-Bush rallies during his two terms in the White House and found some of the worst images from protests around the country.

From swastikas, to bullet holes and a graphic lynching, protesters during the Bush administration were just as vile — if not worse — than some of the Obama haters today.

Maybe this will jog Matthews’ memory.

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  • Hanged with an American flag. Stay classy
  • The "hatred was real and palpable" during the Bush years, too
  • There's another one. Original!
  • Calling POTUS a terrorist isn't hateful, Chris?
  • If this isn't hate, we're not sure what is
  • Talk of shooting the president is a sign of hatred in our book
  • It's not Nazi imagery, but it's surely not very nice
  • Yup, that's a swastika
  • This rhetoric was common during the Bush years
  • This really should thaw some of Matthews' memories

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