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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

2010: the Photo Negative of 1990?



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In 1990, George H. W. Bush enraged his base, and perhaps doomed his presidency, by breaking his pledge when he said, “Read my lips, no new taxes.”

In 2010, Barack Obama enraged his base, and perhaps doomed his presidency, by breaking his pledge and saying, in effect, “Read my lips, no new taxes.”

Polipundit expands upon this idea.


Tags: Barack Obama


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