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Thursday, February 14, 2008

George Mitchell key in dethroning George Bush #1--1994 article

  • Congress is about politics. George Mitchell was and is a Democrat power broker and is detailed in this Steve Marantz article as key in dethroning the first George Bush:
Reference, "The Maine Man:Senator George Mitchell," by Steve Marantz, published in the Sporting News, June 13, 1994.
  • I first posted this on 12/31/07: (MITCHELL IS THE CAUSE OF PRES. GEORGE BUSH #1 STUPIDLY GOING BACK ON HIS 'NO NEW TAXES' PLEDGE....)
Steve Marantz: "Once elected majority leader, Mitchell had a seat at an exclusive poker game whose stakes included the White House. Part of Mitchell's job was to prevent a second term for President Bush. Political writer Sidney Blumenthal described part of Mitchell's strategy in The New Yorker:
  • "With exquisite politesse and delicacy, through a protracted budget summit in 1990, Mitchell coaxed George Bush to abandon his iron-clad campaign pledge, 'No New Taxes' -- an act that repudiated the Reaganite theology and proved devastating to Bush politically."
Thanks in no small part to Mitchell, Bill Clinton won the presidency. With Mitchell working the inside levers, Clinton's controversial first budget was enacted and NAFTA narrowly passed."

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