A Bit of History

12 July 2011

In 1988, George Herbert Walker Bush ran for President, and expressed his central campaign promise

Read my lips: No New Taxes.
After he took office, a repeated, emphatic message from the main-stream media was that he was stupid for holding to this promise and resisting any increase in taxes. Ultimately, he folded, and supported a tax increase, at which point, the main-stream media turned on a dime, and one of its repeated, emphatic messages was that he had dishonorably broken his promise.

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