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October 31, 2008

Video: We'll Meet Again - [Cuffy Meigs]

Ahhhh, 1992.

The LA riots, a VP candidate misspells potato, Nirvana is top of the charts, Sinead O'Connor rips up the Pope's pic on SNL, Spike Lee gives Obama some of his favorite lines in Malcolm X, the economy slides into the clammy embrace of recession.

And a young presidential candidate puts a big bear hug around the electorate's largest demographic by repeatedly promising a middle class tax cut.

Now there are campaign promises and there are Campaign Promises. This one is historic because not only was it quickly broken, but within months it was replaced by the Largest Tax Increase In American History. Quite a switch --- did I mention that The Crying Game came out in 1992 as well?

Broken promises of middle class tax cuts? We'll meet again.

(video below the fold)



(sorry, PUMAs, for the blast from Clinton's past --- this spectacular broken campaign promise tends to stick in our conservative craws. More historical context in my original post at Perfunction)

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posted by xgenghisx at 05:27 AM

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