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Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Leslie Larson

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 Kennedy’s grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May.

George H.W. Bush’s epic “read my lips: no new taxes” promise cost him a second White House term, but it’s 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 Bush’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1990; brokenpromise; bush41; democrats; election1988; election1992; flipflop; kennedys; liar; potus; profileincourage; profileofcourage; raisingtaxes; readmylips; taxes
Read my lips no new taxes "Read my lips, no new taxes"
1 posted on 03/29/2014 4:42:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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THE DISGUSTING LEFTIST SCUM SITTING IN THE WHITEHOUSE LIES...ALL DAY...EVERYDAY Since the Kennedys are awarding oromise breakers with courage awards, this liar is due for the next prize ...
2 posted on 03/29/2014 4:44:12 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

They couldn’t find a RAT who would compromise.....


3 posted on 03/29/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Odd that if a Republican lies he gets the bum’s rush, but when a Democrat lies, he gets re-elected.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 4:45:45 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe they will honor Bill Clinton for his compromise in signing welfare reform.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 4:46:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Fido969

in Ted Kennedys case for DECADES and DECADES!

“I did not give that Kopechne woman a ride....not once not ever”


6 posted on 03/29/2014 4:48:19 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: DogByte6RER

The “Government Party” is in full circle the wagons mode.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 4:48:22 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bushes and Clintons go way back. Wouldn’t shock me if HW intentionally threw the election as his part of the “deal”.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 4:48:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER; neverdem; SunkenCiv; narses; Nachum

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?


9 posted on 03/29/2014 4:48:55 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Liberals love giving themselves awards


10 posted on 03/29/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I thought this was satire.

I’m having more and more difficulty soring satire from news these days.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 4:49:53 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just to remind everyone that Bush’s don’t value their word much, either. What with Jeb hoping to run for POTUS and all.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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“I did not give that Kopechne woman a ride....not once not ever”

And dingy Harry did not say we were all liars, not once, not ever.

13 posted on 03/29/2014 4:59:03 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

Is he up for election this Fall?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 5:00:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: dfwgator
Wouldn’t shock me if HW intentionally threw the election as his part of the “deal”.

Maybe we should form a "Puritan" party........Think we could find anyone who would be a perfect candidate?

15 posted on 03/29/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: DogByte6RER

class 1 liberal


16 posted on 03/29/2014 5:06:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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17 posted on 03/29/2014 5:10:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 5:34:07 PM PDT by lurk
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 5:43:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 5:46:11 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

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


21 posted on 03/29/2014 5:48:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 5:54:50 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: dfwgator; Hot Tabasco

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”.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 5:57:20 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 6:20:23 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: headstamp 2

Exactly how I see it. The American equivalent of Bildergbergers...


25 posted on 03/29/2014 7:24:11 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: plain talk

Good point. You should write this gin soaked Kennedy foundation a letter suggesting that.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 7:29:31 PM PDT by Yardstick
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