No New Texans

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Text on Button Read My Lips ... NO NEW TEXANS
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This button is in opposition to the political, economic, and social views of the conservative politicians that hail from Texas. It is a variation on George H.W. Bush’s “read my lips, no new taxes” comment, which he uttered as a presidential candidate during his 1988 campaign. The button is meant to poke fun of the political figures that have come from Texas in the early 2000s, mainly former President George Bush. According to a 2000 article in the Los Angeles Times, political candidates from Texas have a reputation for boasting and boldness that rubs many people the wrong way. Texans’ tendency to dominate has long been visible in national politics and in Congress. 

Catalog ID CA0236