Friday, December 09, 2005

Early onset of BDS

As promised an early example of BDS. President Bush had gone from a hero for liberating Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's tyranny to a zero a year later mainly from being bi-partisan with the Democrats over national issues like the economy. He became the media whipping boy as the economy stayed soft and not many people believed the economy was rebounding. Two phrases defined this last painful year of President Bush's term of office: "Read my lips, no new taxes" and "It's the economy stupid."

As this cartoon shows, after the election of Clinton many realized the economy had been making a comeback even as Carville reduced the Democrats' reasons to oust Bush to just that one phrase, "It's the economy stupid."

And I really love that last line of the get well card. I think it says it all.
The ever-vigilante media.

Credit: Michael Ramirez, Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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