Originally posted on cosmoscon:
We’re all familiar with this clip of George H W Bush in 1988:
It’s dangerous to make absolute statements like that in politics and it’s absolutely foolish for a Republican POTUS to make these bold statements when he had a Democrat controlled House and Senate to ‘work’ with for the next 4 years.
As we all know, in 1990 Bush had to compromise with the House and Senate and raise existing taxes. True, this compromise didn’t result in ‘new’ taxes but we all knew what Bush meant and the MSM had a field day with that 1988 clip. After that debacle, Bush didn’t have a chance in the 1992 Presidential election.
Fast forward to today – Did Obama just have his own “Read My Lips” moment?
“As your commander in chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground…
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