JFK Foundation honors Bush 41 for “courageous” lie

An outstanding example of Democrat irony is the naming of former President George H. W. Bush as a 2014 recipient of the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage award in recognition of the political courage he demonstrated as President. 

In what courageous action did the Republican Bush engage that would be so grand as to win the hearts of Democrats?

If you guessed that the award is being given to Bush ‘41’ because he ridiculed Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts as “voodoo economics” during his own 1980 failed presidential campaign, you lose.

Bush will receive the award for breaking his 1988 convention speech pledge not to raise taxes. According to the Kennedy Foundation, signing the tax increase after solemnly promising not to do so, took courage.

In naming the one-term former president for this distinction, John F. Kennedy’s grandson Jack Schlossberg, a member of the award committee, said. “In his first term in office, President George H. W. Bush risked his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990 that moved our country forward, and should not be forgotten.”

The lie continued to haunt G.H.W. Bush. He lost his 1992 reelection bid to Democrat Bill Clinton. And in a remarkable bit of full circle coincidence, the New York Post reports Schlossberg’s mother Caroline Kennedy says she’s “absolutely” endorsing Hillary Clinton if she runs for president in 2016.

As a reward for her 2008 endorsement of him, Obama appointed the articulate Caroline as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Call it what you will, Bush’s award will be presented at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on May 4, 2014.

5 Responses to JFK Foundation honors Bush 41 for “courageous” lie

  1. Villanova says:

    The liberals at the foundation have never/will never honor President Ronald Reagan, (who had a degree in economics), for his courageous daring in instituting TAX CUTS.
    Such actions are despised by the left. With his 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act, he brought about reductions in individual income tax rates and incentives for small businesses and personal savings. His 1986 Tax Reform Act ushered in the lowest individual and corporate income tax rates of any industrialized nation in the world. His efforts paid off by creating 20 million new jobs while slashing unemployment to record lows.
    At the time Reagan joked that he knew his programs were working when they were no longer ridiculed as “Reaganomics.” Since liberals are bonded to imposing ever increasing government dependency programs and need our tax dollars to fund them, Reagan would not be on the radar for a Profile in Courage award. That fact alone is a testament to his successes.

  2. Kent says:

    It’s noteworthy that the only members of the JFK Foundation who are identified with Rs after their names are RINOs Lindsey Grahamnesty and Olympia Snowe. The rest of the names that are recognizable are moneyed dems and Obama associates, even including one of BHO’s speechwriters. Pick any one of the Bushes. They are the type of Republicans these liberals find mostly tolerable. I saw the word “Republicrat” used here recently. I’m gratefully going to adopt that terminology.

  3. CD 8 PC says:

    There are two so-called Republicans receiving this Profiles in Courage award. I just checked out the other JFK Foundation honoree through the link on this post. Paul W. Bridges is the former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia and fanatical illegal alien supporter who joined with radical organizations such as the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center in a lawsuit against Georgia’s HB 87, based on Arizona’s SB 1070. This fool denounced expectations of having our national sovereignty and laws respected as based in the actions of “hate mongers, and actually referred to illegals as “undocumented citizens.“ He obviously has no clue what constitutes a legal American citizen whether born here or naturalized.

    The population of Uvalda was 589 at the time of the 2010 census. Of that number, only 19 people identified as Hispanic. Bridges’ inbred relatives probably account for his election. Here he defines being “American” as a “concept.” He must take his cues from Trent Franks, who prays with illegals who set up an overnight camp in his front yard.

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    According to the liberals, courage is only shown by Republicans if they bow to the far left positions the the liberals hold dear. Not surprising Papa Bush and moron …oops…Mayor Bridges made the cut!

  5. Tucson Voter says:

    THESE numbers might explain RINO Mayor Paul Bridges’ seemingly screwball actions:
    The 105 Democrats in his little hamlet are nearly 50% of the population. There are only 53 Republicans and 54 who have declared no party affiliation.

    In normal parlance it’s known as Covering One’s Own Political Ass.
    I invite Paul Bridges to come to the border state of Arizona and visit us here in Tucson, for a true taste of reality.