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GEORGE H.W. BUSH TO RECEIVE JFK 'PROFILE IN COURAGE' AWARD FOR BREAKING 'NO NEW TAXES' PLEDGE
Brietbart Big Government ^ | March 30 | Tony Lee

Posted on 03/30/2014 6:22:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk

For breaking his "no new taxes" campaign pledge and raising taxes before the 1992 presidential election, former President George H. W. Bush was named a recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation honored Bush for the "courage he demonstrated as President when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise which reversed his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes and put his re-election prospects at risk." Paul W. Bridges, a former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, will also receive a Profile in Courage Award for opposing stricter immigration laws in Georgia.

Reagan conservatives never trusted George H.W. Bush even though he won the 1988 election by running for Ronald Reagan's third term, and Bush's betrayal on taxes confirmed that he felt more comfortable with the more moderate policies favored by the bipartisan establishment in the media and permanent political class. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will present the awards in Boston on May 4, 2014.

Al Hunt, the longtime Washington journalist and columnist for Bloomberg View, chairs the fifteen-member Profile in Courage Award Committee which also includes former Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT); liberal Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD); Adam Frankel, a former speechwriter to President Barack Obama; pro-amnesty Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC); John Seigenthaler, an anchor at Al Jazeera America; and former liberal Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), a figure held in disdain by the conservative grassroots.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bush41

1 posted on 03/30/2014 6:22:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Bush tossed Reagan under the bus in his first day...it has been downhill ever since


2 posted on 03/30/2014 6:25:23 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

He should turn it down. Sadly, I doubt he will.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 6:25:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Hojczyk

Yup, No new taxes needed...just keep raising the debt ceiling. What a hero


4 posted on 03/30/2014 6:25:59 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Hojczyk

gag me


5 posted on 03/30/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hojczyk

Huh?


6 posted on 03/30/2014 6:28:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Hojczyk

Effe the Bushies.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 6:29:35 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Hojczyk

He’s a worm! An embarrassment to the country!


8 posted on 03/30/2014 6:29:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama LImbo: " How low-down can you go?")
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To: SkyDancer

Reagan handed over the reign to Bush when he could have ruled FOREVER. Who would do something like that? :-)


9 posted on 03/30/2014 6:30:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Hojczyk

Has anyone earned this award by advocating the elimination of government programs, down sizing any and all branches of government and/or promoting economic growth?

One person who was certainly courageous was the late Milton Friedman. Did he ever receive this award?


10 posted on 03/30/2014 6:32:06 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Hojczyk

>>Paul W. Bridges, a former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, will also receive a Profile in Courage Award for opposing stricter immigration laws in Georgia.

“Uvalda is a city in Montgomery County, Georgia, United States. The population was 530 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Vidalia Micropolitan Statistical Area.”

Wow. That’s one significant political role. Very influential.

Seriously, did anyone notice at all when Mayor Bridges was making the statements constituting his “courageous” opposition? Besides 15 people at HuffPos and such?

Seriously, I looked twice to make sure this article wasn’t satire.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 6:32:11 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hojczyk

Yea, we already gave him his award for that.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 6:32:11 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Hojczyk

So it took them 24 years to figure out this was a courageous act? Even by their standards, that’s a little strange.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 6:33:06 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Hojczyk

To be fair Bush broke his promise after the dems agreed to cut spending two dollars for every dollar he raised in taxes.....

Of course he should have known better than to trust a democrat promise...

He paid the price by losing to Bill Clinton...

He doesn’t have to accept the award.... I hope he doesn’t

Why am I not surprised Linda Graham from SC is on this committee...


15 posted on 03/30/2014 6:35:31 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Hojczyk

One dynasty giving an award to another. We shouldn’t vote for that kind of garbage in America.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hojczyk

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 refused to cut spending, and the rest is history.

The moral of the stories is never trust a Democrat. The are deceivers of the first order.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 6:35:59 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: Hojczyk

please, no more bush neocons in the white house, forget about jeb, we don’t need a dynasty and another war.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Hojczyk

Does GHB want to receive this award? It is one of the actions that contributed to his being a one-termer.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hojczyk
Interesting.
JFK advocated for cutting the tax rates in a number of speeches.
Here's a quote lifted from one, which anticipates the Laffer Curve: (12/14/62): "In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now."

So, this award is inconsistent with the values of JFK.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 6:36:47 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: FreedomPoster

Seriously, I looked twice to make sure this article wasn’t satire.

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No kidding. In a normal world, one would receive the Profile in Courage award for standing in opposition against those trying to destroy or takeover our laws of our land. Not anymore :(


21 posted on 03/30/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Hojczyk
Bush tossed Reagan under the bus in his first day...it has been downhill ever since

Reagan should have known that he would do so from the get-go. The one thing that frustrates me about Reagan is why he didn't groom a successor. He should have given someone like Jack Kemp a high-profile Cabinet position.

22 posted on 03/30/2014 6:37:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Popman

To be fair Bush broke his promise after the dems agreed to cut spending two dollars for every dollar he raised in taxes.....


...and after the Dems threatened to cut funding to troops deployed in the field.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Hojczyk

What does is son Billy boy have to say about this


24 posted on 03/30/2014 6:39:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Hojczyk
Perfect timing, coinciding with the rumors of Jeb’s possible run.
25 posted on 03/30/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Hojczyk

Well, We might as well give Obama the same award for breaking his “If you want your healthcare plan, you can keep it” pledge.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: Hojczyk
Republicans who raise taxes have a history of earning this award.
Lowell Weicker accepts Profiles in Courage award after forcing a state income tax on Connecticut
27 posted on 03/30/2014 6:47:00 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hojczyk

Wow and LOL!

An award for raising taxes!


28 posted on 03/30/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT by Selene
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To: elpadre

In 1953, J. Edgar Hoover published a book entitled “Masters of Deceit”. It was a narrative about the communist party of the USA. It explained their origins, their tactics and their goals. When reading, if you substitute the democrat party for the CPUSA, it reads like a narrative of what the democrats have been doing since the 1960’s.
George H.W. Bush is a good man, but he didn’t understand the demonrats. Neither did his son. Neither did Romney.
Very few in the repub party recognize the evil that the democrats are. That is why we are in such a pile of rotting kimchee. The party that is supposed to be standing up to the walking evil believes that they can compromise with them and strike some kind of deal with them.

So here we go down the evil bunny trial lead by very evil people with the “opposition” believing that agreeing with them on certain issues will win them popularity among the media and the uneducated masses.

Boys and girls, we are screwed.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 6:52:26 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Hojczyk

GHW Bush will accept the reward, graciously and with gratitude.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Hojczyk
The democrats vilified his "Read My Lips" to an electoral victory in 1992.
31 posted on 03/30/2014 7:01:41 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Hojczyk

30 pieces of silver for your treachery, George. Take it and enjoy it, you Rino Judas.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 7:04:24 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Elsiejay

Reagan raised taxes in this second term and the rats were to cut spending..never did...Bush should have known better..he was a RINO...Reagan should have dumped him ...and got. Someone else for his second term


33 posted on 03/30/2014 7:05:21 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: batterycommander

I’ll be sure and show with my NWO sign…nice socks..effing wimp.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 7:09:34 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Hojczyk

Rome had their Julio-Claudian dynasty. We have the Bush-Clinton dynasty.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 7:22:20 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Hojczyk

Feh, GHWB’s “legacy” is still going to be found in the Mudd of History.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

WTF?

37 posted on 03/30/2014 7:29:09 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Paladin2

Reagan left the boy with a 220 billion dollar deficit.
The Dems stabbed him in the back and created an ultimatum!
Sorry guys I cannot jump on GH for that!
Every one blames W for the economy bust pre 0 but the Dems took the Nation down with their pandering in sub prime loans.
No one reads history but are quick to judge!


38 posted on 03/30/2014 7:34:19 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Hojczyk

GHWB had a pretty good record on abortion, but he HATED for the subject to come up.

Now they are rewarding him for breaking his word.

The JFK people have been giving awards to Republicans for years—for breaking their word. Turning pro-abortion, for instance.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 7:43:34 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Texas resident

I read that book several years after it was published.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 7:57:42 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: Hojczyk
Reagan conservatives never trusted George H.W. Bush

I can't imagine...

41 posted on 03/30/2014 7:59:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AU72

‘The democrats vilified his “Read My Lips” to an electoral victory in 1992.’

So true. The Democrats deserve the “Profiles in Scourge” award for
that bit of political nastiness. If GHW Bush was a hero for reversing
his tax pledge then what would that make the tax loving ‘Rats
who called him a liar when campaign season came along?
And, BTW, wasn’t JFK, the namesake of the award, the same
POTUS who sang the virtues of and signed a bill lowering taxes
in the early 1960s?


42 posted on 03/30/2014 8:53:10 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Hojczyk

Will his adopted son Billy Jeff present it to him?


43 posted on 03/30/2014 8:55:23 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Hojczyk

This world is so upside down, it’s a sick joke.


44 posted on 03/30/2014 9:11:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Hojczyk

The award is really for handing the White House to Clinton.


45 posted on 03/30/2014 9:22:07 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Hojczyk

Reagan had to take Bush as VP to get eastern moneymen to not scuttle Reagan. I have never looked on the Bush’s to be a defender of our Constitution for the ordinary USA citizen. The family has stronger ties to European and Arabic and South of the border people than on the ordinary USA Joes.


46 posted on 03/30/2014 9:43:51 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Hojczyk

Freakin’ nutcases.


47 posted on 03/31/2014 3:05:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hojczyk

Bush’s mistake was believing George Mitchell who promised big spending cut for a tax increase. Mitchell lied of course and there went Bush’s presidency


48 posted on 03/31/2014 3:11:05 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Bush’s mistake was believing George Mitchell who promised big spending cut for a tax increase. Mitchell lied of course and there went Bush’s presidency

Don't forget Darman's role in that fiasco.

49 posted on 03/31/2014 9:07:47 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Hojczyk

Lying politician rewarded by lying politicians. Shocking


50 posted on 03/31/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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