Skip to comments.GEORGE H.W. BUSH TO RECEIVE JFK 'PROFILE IN COURAGE' AWARD FOR BREAKING 'NO NEW TAXES' PLEDGE
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 years 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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Bush tossed Reagan under the bus in his first day...it has been downhill ever since
He should turn it down. Sadly, I doubt he will.
Yup, No new taxes needed...just keep raising the debt ceiling. What a hero
Effe the Bushies.
He’s a worm! An embarrassment to the country!
Reagan handed over the reign to Bush when he could have ruled FOREVER. Who would do something like that? :-)
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?
>>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.
Yea, we already gave him his award for that.
So it took them 24 years to figure out this was a courageous act? Even by their standards, that’s a little strange.
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...
One dynasty giving an award to another. We shouldn’t vote for that kind of garbage in America.
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.
please, no more bush neocons in the white house, forget about jeb, we don’t need a dynasty and another war.
Does GHB want to receive this award? It is one of the actions that contributed to his being a one-termer.
So, this award is inconsistent with the values of JFK.