Just because Clinton said it and the media played him up as a savior on a white horse doesn't mean that was the reason GHW Bush lost. GHW Bush came across as detached and not able to relate to regular people when the economy was going through a downturn. The country had been through 12 years of GOP administration and fatigue was setting in. Fatigue set in after 8 years of Clinton. It's too simplistic to say that trite phrase is what got Clinton elected. For whatever else he was, Slick Willie was an outstanding politician and great campaigner.
The country mostly agrees with the GOP on low taxes and limited government.
GHB said “Read my lips. No new taxes.”
He raised taxes.
Clinton exploited it. Called for a “middle-class” tax cut.
Had the biggest tax increase and federal land grab in the country’s history...and got re-elected.
The GOP ran a tired dog in that race. But Jack Kemp knew the economy. They lost.
GWB lowered taxes and was pro-life, pro-death penalty, had two wars going, tried to save Terri Schiavo, stopped federal funding of emryonic stem cell research, was publicly religious, and got re-elected.
2nd term, he reverted to a freakin’ liberal on too many issues, and finally the economy.
John McCain was Obama in whiteface except for abortion.
Obama promised a “middle-class” tax cut. Obama promised to lower the oceans.
Good Lord. Race and uncommon stupidity got Obama nominated. But it was the meltdown in the economy, (hailed by the democrats who caused it as the Bush Meltdown,) that got him elected.
It IS the economy that both won and lost for Republicans.
>>The country mostly agrees with the GOP on low taxes and limited government.
Too bad many in the GOP don’t, apparently including the knucklehead congressman from Ohio quoted in this article.