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    the pretense that taxes during his presidency under no uncertain terms, or as he famously stated “Read my lips. No new taxes”, would rise. Bush soon breaks this oath to deal with the rising deficit, this action resulting in a lasting effect on his popularity and perceived trustworthiness. Clinton ran his campaign almost primarily focusing on this pitfall of the president, using his abundant airtime to discuss the state of the economy. Both candidates, as many others do in this situation, used…

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    see Nazi Germany. When the Nazis weren’t busy embodying every single film and TV trope we now have in modern entertainment, they were doing some truly horrifying shit to millions of people in the name of good old fashioned nationalism. I’m guessing you’ve heard of the Nazis, though, so I’ll digress and we can move on. Nationalism caters to our fears of lost jobs due to outsourcing, our xenophobia, our fear of loss of culture and identity to an invading other. Both populism and nationalism, at…

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    Americans facing unemployment and new taxes in the early 1990s definitely caused George H. W. Bush to lose his bid to be re-elected in the 1992 election. Many U.S. citizens felt betrayed after Bush agreed to a tax increase despite his promise: “read my lips, no new taxes!” This hurt him a great deal. Not only that, but Bush, a very rich man, seemed very unrelatable toward the American people. He was glaringly out of touch because he had been government for decades, losing touch with day to day…

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    James Carville War Room

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    A political campaign is a coordinated attempt which explores to arouse the compromise making action within a clear-cut group. In democracies, political operations often refer to electoral operations, wherein representatives are chosen or mandates are decided. The "War Room" is an example of what happens within a political operation. The "War Room" is a documentary that evaluates the 1992 authoritative race between George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, inspecting sentimental, subjective and noble…

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    “Read my lips, no new taxes,” evidently enough there were new taxes. A good politician is someone who is not a hypocrite. They tell the public what they are going to do and then follow through. They should abide by the same rules they set. The national government pushes laws onto the people but they couldn’t be bothered to follow them. The government can get away with practically anything, actions far worse than half the people whom are imprisoned. A glowing example is police officers, they can…

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    The 1990s began with the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot. The 2 questions we have to ask is how a sitting president with an 80% approval rating in 1990 lost the election 2 years later and what caused the right to left political shift. Republican’s seemed slightly lost after the Persian Gulf War and were leaning to a more conservation right. With no major foreign affairs to focus on all eyes were on the economy. George bush then uttered those 6 famous words…

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    going to accomplish during their entire presidency. Mainly most candidates address what they will do during their first 100 days. The first 100 days is a period of time when the new president is first elected into office, he or she meets with congress and tries to pass a lot of new legislation. The first 100 days is usually seen as a sample of the successes and accomplishments the new president will have over the next four years (Walsh). The promises the presidential candidates make are usually…

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    Roman Empire Leadership

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    please the country as a whole in return of “honour and nobility”. In truth real honour and nobility lies in looking out for your country, not one man. This relates to America because it seems most people look only to please themselves which leads to one thing, terrible leaders. If Americans are only looking out for themselves it leaves plenty of room for soothsayers and slick willies to sneak their way into office by trying to appeal to the public by trying to promise them what they want even…

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    Ronald Reagan’s presidency set many dangerous precedents for dealing with budgetary policy, making the process of dealing with deficits much more difficult for his successors. Reagan believed strongly in increased defense spending, and was also completely convinced that lowering taxes would spur economic growth to cancel out his increased spending, the mantra of supply side economics. However, most of Reagan’s budgetary promises were empty, and as stated by Hager and Pianin, Reagan and his staff…

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    W. Bush reminded not only Americans, but other nations as well, what the United States stood for. This law is still prevalent and influential today, just as his other legal accomplishment---the signing and amending of the Clean Air Act in 1990. This amendment set higher air quality standards and further established the acts previous programs to combat acid rain and hazardous air pollutants by one-half, and became stricter on the standards for new motor vehicles. This was the first revision…

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