Skip to comments.Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award
Posted on 03/29/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's read my lips flip-flop with Profile of Courage award
The Kennedy foundation is praising George H.W. Bush for risking his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990. Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedys grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May.
George H.W. Bushs epic read my lips: no new taxes promise cost him a second White House term, but its earning him a 2014 Profile in Courage award from the Kennedy clan.
Despite his fervent pledge against a hike when he ran for President in 1988, Bush did ultimately agree to raise taxes.
Though Bill Clinton capitalized on Bushs flip-flop and defeated him in 1992, the Kennedy Foundation is now praising Bush for risking his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990.
Bush agreed to a tax increase as part of the compromise, and he was pilloried by conservatives for doing so ... he did what he thought was best for the country, the Kennedys said in an announcement Thursday.
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They couldn’t find a RAT who would compromise.....
Odd that if a Republican lies he gets the bum’s rush, but when a Democrat lies, he gets re-elected.
Maybe they will honor Bill Clinton for his compromise in signing welfare reform.
in Ted Kennedys case for DECADES and DECADES!
“I did not give that Kopechne woman a ride....not once not ever”
The “Government Party” is in full circle the wagons mode.
Bushes and Clintons go way back. Wouldn’t shock me if HW intentionally threw the election as his part of the “deal”.
If he acceptes, he exposes himself as even more the stupid, establishment-favorite GrOPE candidate he apparently was.
Will he actually go to Washington to be deliberately insulted by the Kennedy’s for giving us Clinton and Hillary and Gore and (now) Obama?
Liberals love giving themselves awards
I thought this was satire.
I’m having more and more difficulty soring satire from news these days.
Just to remind everyone that Bush’s don’t value their word much, either. What with Jeb hoping to run for POTUS and all.
And dingy Harry did not say we were all liars, not once, not ever.
Is he up for election this Fall?
Maybe we should form a "Puritan" party........Think we could find anyone who would be a perfect candidate?
class 1 liberal
Let’s make this our liberal Reverse Definition of the Day. Courage: the changing of a political promise or course of action to avoid getting yelled at by collectivists.
you were a good little rino, georgie. you caved under our screaming pressure and media hiut pieces, and we rewarded you by kicking your ass out. if only we coulda done the same to your son. we are so happy you lost b/c we helped clinton exploit this, and 22 years later we scraped enough change off our dressers to give you this token’ plastic award that means nothing to us.
I just did some googling, and it said he is up in 2016. The longer he is in office, the dingier he gets. I did not think that was a real word, but it is. Possibly from Middle English from the word dung, so it fits him perfectly. He is a real POD.
Dung Boy Harry ....
works for me!!
He doesnt LOOK like hes going to last until 2016
Obama has aged all of his pals it appears
my recollection of the “read my lip” happening was that the Democrats made a deal that they would cut spending if Bush would sign tax legislation. It was to be by a certain ratio, something like $3 in cuts to $1 in taxes. I believe Ted Kennedy was in on the deal. Bush, wanting to cut spending agreed. They immediately sent a bill for taxes to the WH, Bush signed, Then the Democrats reneged on the deal and the rest is history.
The moral of the stories is never trust a Democrat. The are deceivers of the first order.
Clinton: “Look George, ya still owe me and my guys for those 2750 Keys that, ah, somehow ‘disappeared’ out of Mena. We had a deal old bud, how ya’ll gonna fix this? Bush: “Bill, what if I say something so boneheaded dumb that it will almost guarantee my re-election defeat? Clinton: “Well, that was a LOT of blow George, it had better be good but yeah, okay, you screw the pooch and we are even. I’ll let Oliver North what is what also okay?” Bush: Fine Bill, fine”.
Petty bastards, the real profile-in-courage award went to JFK long ago for reducing taxes to stimulate the economy. The rats never got over that one. Stung like hell and they’ve been trying ever since to return the favor.
Exactly how I see it. The American equivalent of Bildergbergers...
Good point. You should write this gin soaked Kennedy foundation a letter suggesting that.