The PJ Tatler

Papa Bush To Get Kennedy Library Foundation 'Courage' Award For Raising Taxes In 1990

Okaaaaay

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush was pilloried in 1990 when he broke his “Read my lips: no new taxes” campaign pledge, and may have lost his chance at re-election as a result. But this year he is getting an award for the decision.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation on Thursday announced the 41st U.S. president, father of former President George W. Bush, is co-recipient of the 2014 Profile in Courage Award for making the politically difficult choice to raise taxes two years into his first term.

Apparently, “courage” as defined by the Kennedy Library Foundation means, “Republicans doing stuff that Democrats want them to”. Bush’s co-recipient was a Republican mayor in Georgia who fought to make it easier for illegal immigrants to work and avoid the law.

Now we know what Mitch McConnell has been working towards all these years.