The George H.W. Bush promise that changed the Republican Party

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Six words that changed conservatism, and American politics.Subscribe to our channel! give hundreds of speeches, but, for better or worse, Americans tend to remember just a few one-liners. For George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st US president, that line was his pledge at 1988 Republican National Convention when he accepted the nomination.“Read my lips. No. New. Taxes.”The crowd roared in approval, but their cheers were short lived. That’s because when Bush took over the Oval Office, he inherited the consequences of his predecessor Ronald Reagan’s supply-side or “trickle down” economics: massive budget deficits. And in 1990, Bush broke his promise and raised taxes.Bush was a traditional “country club” Republican, whose relatively moderate economic and social beliefs contrasted with more right wing conservatives that had supported Ronald Reagan. So when he lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, Reaganites abandoned a moderate, bipartisan approach to politics and the Republican Party has moved further to the right ever is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    How did the Republicans go from the party of Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump today? Watch our history of the GOP:

  • Weird cat


    How did Democrats go from FDR to AOC?

  • Thanh Bui

     6 days ago

    David Lafleche Abe Lincoln reunited the union. And he abolished slavery. What crime did he commit exactly?

  • StringerNews1

     1 years ago

    Remember when one single lie from a POTUS was an outrageous thing?

  • gars129

     13 days ago

    Remember when they were For The Enviroment?

  • bob thompkins

     1 years ago

    A true president, one who picks country over party.

  • Rodney James

     10 days ago

    @Prest10 Really, in order to reduce a deficit, there needs to be both a tax raise and government spending must be decreased.

  • Ahabar Hossain

     1 years ago

    "His party had become so unrecognizable in his lifetime the former president voted for the wife of the man who had beat him 24 years earlier" -Dang, that's powerful Vox

  • don dfactor

     10 days ago

    @Uncle Sam what kind of criminal is he?

  • Ki-Sean Excell

     1 years ago

    Why was Reagan’s one liner “Oh there ya go again” I mean if I’m thinking of his best one liner it’s gonna be “Mr.Gorbachev Tear down this wall” that’s his best.

  • Bill Dusha

     8 days ago

    "We begin bombing in five minutes"

  • David Hanley

     12 days ago

    Shouldve put in "my heart and best intentions still tell me that is true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not". Regarding the contra thing

  • bball

     1 years ago

    I'm a moderate conservative in my country but I would be a solid Democrat in the US. It's amazing how far right you guys are.

  • Andrea Ceres

     2 days ago

    @piedrabuena59 democrats are centrists, just Bernie sanders and aoc are centre left, while biden is centre right

  • Andrea Ceres

     2 days ago

    @Elijah Guttman In Italy too, even the far right Salvini would never support a private healtcare like in the us, and the former centre left govt was criticized by the right because they decreased the public spending

  • Camden Carter

     1 years ago

    That's cool he was able to work with democrats. We need more politicians willing to be bipartisan.

  • drew1212

     4 months ago

    oh please liberals today scream at someone wearing a MAGA hat without a second thought

  • Harshit Madan

     5 months ago

    @Ethan Ha You vote for Scandinavian corporate tax cut, we'll give you Scandinavian single payer. Sounds like a deal!You say that corporate taxes are same as those in Bush era. So what? We want CHANGE. We want tax CUT.

  • BuddyL

     1 years ago

    02:50: "Reaganomics" and "Trickle-down Economics" failed? I am SO shocked!🤣Eisenhower (a Republican) taxed the richest Americans at 90%, and they STILL lived like kings.💵 That's what inspired HW Bush. It was - and still is - a great idea.🇺🇸

  • Weird cat


    Their were a bunch of loopholes to get through that and most of it was taxed on Ford, GM, and Chrysler because the government handed out big contracts to them to stop focusing on civilian vehicles in 41-45 and turn into military vehicles factories. So after the war they were taxed to make up for the contracts and then after promised them loopholes to not pay taxes in the future. That’s why the car industry was so successful from the late 50s to 60s

  • 1Zamorano8

     2 days ago

    Bernie Sanders

  • WaleedMiner

     7 months ago

    R.I.P. George H.W. Bush

  • Alex Baseball4

     9 days ago

    Mike Hawk oh calm down that’s ridiculous

  • themaster408

     1 years ago I like Bush Sr now? I never knew he went so middle on certain things. A republican that cared about the environment and disabled? My, how far that party has fallen.

  • Angel

     9 days ago

    @Joan of Arc Alter My parents too. Now they vote for the democrats.

  • Rodney James

     11 days ago

    He did move to the right though because of how he chose to be Ronald Reagan's running mate in the 1980 election. The last truly moderate Republican president would have to be Gerald Ford.