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Elizabeth Dole "Infuriated"
newsmax ^ | 10/10/08 | Newsmax

Posted on 10/10/2008 1:09:25 PM PDT by jessduntno

Senator Elizabeth Dole, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, tells Newsmax TV she and other Republicans tried to move legislation five years ago to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but Democrats blocked their efforts and it "infuriates" her to think about how that could have prevented what eventually happened.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; bailout; democrats; dole; economy; elections; fanniemae; financialcrisis; fnma; freddiemac; nc2008; subprime
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"Senator Elizabeth Dole, says it "infuriates" her to think about how that could have prevented what eventually happened."

Join the club, Libby. Keep your state in play, willya?

1 posted on 10/10/2008 1:09:26 PM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

She needs to tell it to the alphabet noodle talking heads for the clueless voters to hear.


2 posted on 10/10/2008 1:11:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jessduntno

But everyone knows the minority can not stop any....huh? what? The House Republicans, “the minority” were able to kill the original bailout bill 2 weeks ago? Ummm.... Ughhhh.... Well..... Its harder for the minority in the senate to hold up any....huh? ummm.... 60 votes need to close?? Hmmmm, damn....hope no one sees this.


3 posted on 10/10/2008 1:14:07 PM PDT by icwhatudo (PALIN VID=========>>>>>http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=n1ronxelmtin<++++++++)
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To: jessduntno

Libby, SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!!!!!!!!....LET EVERYONE KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!!!............


4 posted on 10/10/2008 1:15:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: presently no screen name

Hm, I like her, but... she’s been steaming for five years!!!


5 posted on 10/10/2008 1:15:20 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: jessduntno

It’s really hard to give someone much credit for what they
“tried” to do 5 years ago. THAT was the time to be infuriated.

Now, just get in line.


6 posted on 10/10/2008 1:15:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: presently no screen name

Hm, I like her, but... she’s been steaming for five years!!!


7 posted on 10/10/2008 1:15:28 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: jessduntno

I am infuriated to.


8 posted on 10/10/2008 1:15:43 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: jessduntno

She and ALL repubs should be infuriated that the RATS are sucessfully blaming the crisis on THEM. If they succeed, the Repubs wont win a Presidential election for a generation.


9 posted on 10/10/2008 1:15:47 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: jessduntno

Liddy, what took you so long?


10 posted on 10/10/2008 1:16:17 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: presently no screen name
She needs to tell it to the alphabet noodle talking heads for the clueless voters to hear.

If a Republican makes a speech and it is not reported, did she really make a speech?

11 posted on 10/10/2008 1:16:19 PM PDT by Nonperson (Cut off Obama's nut! Prosecute Acorn!)
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To: jessduntno
Democrats blocked their efforts and it "infuriates" her to think about how that could have prevented what eventually happened.

What's should be even more infuriating is that, those same democrats, including Obama, might just be some 3 weeks away from being put in charge of that economy, with even more power to completely destroy the free-market system in the U.S. and to make socialism the official economic system of the country.

With Obama and he democrats in charge, I wouldn't put my money into stocks, and I would pull out whatever I had in the market, and I wouldn't even think about starting a new business, since, in a socialist state, most of your earnings go to the state.
12 posted on 10/10/2008 1:16:59 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Red Badger

Hear! Hear!


13 posted on 10/10/2008 1:17:13 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: jessduntno

It infuriates me that she hasn’t had anything to say until now. Where the he11 has she been?


14 posted on 10/10/2008 1:17:20 PM PDT by wny
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To: jessduntno

Mrs Dole voted against the bailout bill.
One of the few who knew what was right.


15 posted on 10/10/2008 1:18:22 PM PDT by kidd
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To: wny

Did she vote for or against the bailout? Every politician who voted for it, including McBama, is unfit for office no matter who “mad” or “infuriated” they are.


16 posted on 10/10/2008 1:18:58 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: wny

Did she vote for or against the bailout? Every politician who voted for it, including McBama, is unfit for office no matter who “mad” or “infuriated” they are.


17 posted on 10/10/2008 1:19:00 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: wny
Where the he11 has she been?

In Nicey-Nicey Republican Land.

18 posted on 10/10/2008 1:20:48 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (0bama: Marxism You Can Believe In)
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To: April Lexington

“steaming for five years.”

Exactly!

I’m sorry, but I’m too peeved and poor to listen to these transparent lies. These idiots are making up any excuse they can come up with and expect people to swallow this crap. Good lord what a lack of leadership.

At this point, let the bastards fry—when this Republican party destroys itself, it will leave room for a conservative party.

And it’s about time the country had one.


19 posted on 10/10/2008 1:22:37 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments.)
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To: wny

Republicans held majorities in both houses of Congress five years ago. They could have done something, but were afraid of making the Dems/New York Times/Washington Post/ABCNBCCBS mad; so, in the end, they did nothing.

Leadership frequently requires difficult/unpopular choices. By choosing to not act, the Republicans put themselves in the position to be blamed for this mess.


20 posted on 10/10/2008 1:24:44 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Wag more; bark less.)
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To: jessduntno
Now that she is running in a tight race she tried to regulate FM 5 years ago and the Democrats blocked her.

Why the hell doesn't she "name names"?

Which Democrats?

Was it Dodd?

Was it Biden?

If she really wanted to help (and this is true of all Republicans) she should name names and that would include Barney Frank protecting his boyfriend in FM by blocking regulation in the House.

Not that it will happen, but...a slew of legislators should be indicted and tried.

21 posted on 10/10/2008 1:27:04 PM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: Captain Kirk
she said she voted against it

"other things could have been done that are more market based..." - plus - "they added 150 billion $$ worth of sweetners"

22 posted on 10/10/2008 1:27:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog (no more Mother's Cookies...mom needs a bailout too!)
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To: jessduntno
This indicates a long-running problem with the Republican Party: They do not push a concern enough.

If they really foresaw these problems, they should have been saying it again and again and again and again ad infinitim until the Dems publicly addressed it.

When the Democrats have an issue, they ALL get together and push it over and over. Eventually even the Right-wing press (newsmax for example) will write about it.

Yes, they have the media in their pockets, while the Republicans don't. But that's no excuse. They shouldn't hold one news conference and forget about it. They MUST be much more aggressive. And right now they should be pounding Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd every time they open their mouths. But they aren't. McCain mentioned 'em yesterday. Who's said it today? No one.

23 posted on 10/10/2008 1:29:04 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: jessduntno

Well Liz, it infuriates me how you did not do your job selecting candidates in 2006. You lost many seats for the Republicans....but regardless I hope you win your seat. Unfortunately we need you.


24 posted on 10/10/2008 1:29:47 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Natchez Hawk

We heard this kind of talk with goldwater and it ushered in LBJ’s “great society” when Republicans were slaughtered nationwide.

Thanks, but no thanks.


25 posted on 10/10/2008 1:29:56 PM PDT by DiogenesLaertius
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To: presently no screen name
She needs to tell it to the alphabet noodle talking heads for the clueless voters to hear.

Dole and all republican senators and republican congresspeople need to create an ad that tells the American people the truth, and they need to point fingers and name names. They also need to make a promise to the American people that the people responsible for the mortgage and credit mess will be prosecuted and jailed, and that includes the congresspeople and senators responsible. We need to clean house, and if any republicans were just as responsible, then they too need to be castigated.

Furthermore, and in another ad, the republicans need to come out with an agenda that promises to restore the American economy and bring it to new heights.

I'm talking about a 1994-type Contract With America. Except it would be the 2008 version. Something of the sort should help republicans gain back both houses of congress.

In that contract, republicans, if elected, promise to cut taxes on business to a top rate of 25%, and a top individual top tax rate, also to 25%. The other biggies which would immediately start the recovery, even before that new congress convenes, would be to call for the repeal of the death taxes as well as the capital gains taxes.

I'm pretty certain that the stock market in the U.S. would regain at least 2,000-3,000 points within a few weeks, and the world markets would follow.

That would be a recipe for huge economic growth and for huge number of new jobs.
26 posted on 10/10/2008 1:32:58 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Arm_Bears
Leadership frequently requires difficult/unpopular choices. By choosing to not act, the Republicans put themselves in the position to be blamed for this mess.

There lies the fundamental difference between Freepers and most everyone else. We expect more out of our elected officials than simple finger pointing. Democrats are mollified by words alone.

Liddy, you're a day late and a dollar short, but I do hope you win, if only to keep an (R) next to that Senate seat.

27 posted on 10/10/2008 1:35:06 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, & the football was a secure border...before Sarah.)
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To: Natchez Hawk
“At this point, let the bastards fry—when this Republican party destroys itself, it will leave room for a conservative party.

And it’s about time the country had one.”

I TOTALLY agree. We've been clinging to the carcass of Republicanism for way too long. We need a conservative party that can either rule or form majority coalitions so we can have an impact on legislation. This two party crap every four years is destroying our country.

If that doesn't work, I think states will begin to discuss disengaging from the union and looking for alternatives. When half of the country is hysterical about being ruled by the other half, its time to follow the lead of Czechoslovakia and come up with something that works.

28 posted on 10/10/2008 1:38:54 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: smokingfrog

Well....she deserves some credit if she voted against that monstrosity.


29 posted on 10/10/2008 1:39:50 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Dr.Syn

“If she really wanted to help (and this is true of all Republicans) she should name names and that would include Barney Frank protecting his boyfriend in FM by blocking regulation in the House.”

Why should we leave Frank’s buddy out of this?
Barney was behind him for years!!!


30 posted on 10/10/2008 1:40:52 PM PDT by jessduntno (Good Grief.)
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To: DiogenesLaertius

Regardless of what kind of “talk” you want to hear, we are in the already in the first stages of an expansion of governemnt that is making the Great Society look trivial by comparison.


31 posted on 10/10/2008 1:41:57 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: jessduntno

When did she warn us little people about this? Or did she just bottle up all that infuriation and keep it to herself?


32 posted on 10/10/2008 1:43:18 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: jessduntno

And Sen. Dole, how many times in the last 5 years were you shouting this from the rooftops?


33 posted on 10/10/2008 1:45:58 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: jessduntno

Elizabeth Dole “Infuriated” but is still a RINO...


34 posted on 10/10/2008 1:51:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: jessduntno
Why should we leave Frank’s buddy out of this?
Barney was behind him for years!!!

Behind him at the very least!!!!

35 posted on 10/10/2008 1:52:24 PM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: jessduntno

Well gee Libby, where in the **** have you been??!?! You guys have been virtually INVISIBLE and not FIGHTING for us, but then again, neither is Sen. McCain, only Gov. Palin has been fighting but she’s only had access to all this for a few weeks, NOT YEARS like you guys have.

Senator Dole, you folks are pathetic, you’ve all let us down, you’ve betrayed our financial system by turning it all into an instant Socialist governement with this insane bailout.

Oh yeah, and “our maverick” was going to name names and “make them famous (infamous is a better term)” but he hasn’t until pressured by a Realtor at his townhall speech in Wisconsin I believe. I guess you guys are just going to let the country go to hell without a struggle really.

But we’re still here, the unwashed and we have OUR candidate, Gov. Palin, who we’ll fight for like she was our daughter (that is my generation at least), she’s left you all in the dust, too late, she’s already put you all to shame, hardly any politico has defender her while her and her family has been slimed, insulted and lied about time and again and you know why? ‘cause you’re SCARED of the big, bad meanie Libs.


36 posted on 10/10/2008 2:04:09 PM PDT by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: smokingfrog

What was her vote on the AIG bailout?

That bit of legislation gave PORK to ACORN to the tune of $500M a year!


37 posted on 10/10/2008 2:14:20 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: jessduntno

Libby, we would have appreciated the infuriation a BIT earlier. Something in the water at the Dole house.


38 posted on 10/10/2008 2:16:11 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: adorno

“What’s should be even more infuriating is that, those same democrats, including Obama, might just be some 3 weeks away from being put in charge of that economy, with even more power to completely destroy the free-market system in the U.S. and to make socialism the official economic system of the country.”

THINK ABOUT IT! Those same Democraps are blocking in the identical manner any approach by Republicans to reform Social Security and Medi Care as well. Those two entities could possibly collapse at the same time, or within a close proximity in time to one another. Either one on its own would make this boondoggle today seem like a cake walk.

The Socialist/Democrats have had their eye on Health Care for a long time, so I’m certain as long as they hold majorities, they’ll continue the “sandbag” approach to reform, and allow this to crash too so they can Nationalize Health Care.

It’s for the POWER. It’s for Socialism.


39 posted on 10/10/2008 2:16:40 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: Arm_Bears

I think your post is right on the money, my first reaction when I hear statements like hers is “if it was so important, why didn’t you do something about it when your party was in the majority?” Politicians really must think everyone else is just plain stupid.


40 posted on 10/10/2008 2:24:47 PM PDT by houston1
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To: rockinqsranch
It’s for the POWER. It’s for Socialism.

And McCain and other pro-socialist bailout Republicans are no better. If anything they are worse because they have promoted socialism faster than LBJ even while pretending they are for the free markets. Never forget that the pro-bailout bill was submitted first by a Republican president and then finally pushed through by the man who wants to be his Republican successor.

41 posted on 10/10/2008 2:27:00 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: jessduntno

Where are the speeches she made on the subject. We’d all like to read them.

(When are McCain, Obama, and Biden going to resign from the Senate like Bob Dole did?)


42 posted on 10/10/2008 2:32:44 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: The Feminist ideal comes to fruition in the Republican Party. Betty Friedan laughs.)
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43 posted on 10/10/2008 2:34:47 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: theDentist
If they really foresaw these problems, they should have been saying it again and again and again and again ad infinitim

I read they tried 13 different times.

Yes, they have the media in their pockets, while the Republicans don't. But that's no excuse. They shouldn't hold one news conference and forget about it.

It's taken over 2 years for the media to examine Barack/Ayers/Acorn, and only now because of issue ads are they beginning to report on it, and somehow I doubt they will give it anything but Obama spin.

44 posted on 10/10/2008 2:39:27 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: presently no screen name
Get on, Sunday morning, Sister Liz!

James Simpson, a former White House economist, has just published "Barack Obama & the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis" - on AmericanThinker.com at http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

Listen to this Interview of James Simpson, by Sandy Rios, Tuesday 9/30 - WYLL 1160AM, Chicago, IL
From http://www.culturecampaign.com/culturecorner.aspx

Further documentation connecting the dots of all the neo-Marxists who have invested in the development of Barack Obama may be found on discoverthenetworks.org

Simpson documents his research in his article, providing Web links. He provides a rough flow chart.


"CHANGE"

Let's change things for these obsessed anti-Americans. Give everyone in America a new vocabulary term: The Cloward-Piven Strategy.

45 posted on 10/10/2008 2:45:16 PM PDT by unspun (Web search: "Cloward-Piven AND Obama" - get the truth out to all GOP officials & conservative media.)
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To: jessduntno
Senator Elizabeth Dole, says it "infuriates" her to think about how that could have prevented what eventually happened."

We're all hearing experts(and Obama) saying it is because of a lack of regulation. The Washington Post prints it. If you're mad and could have done something, GET YOUR message out there. Guess what, it will probably get worse if you don't get the message out.

46 posted on 10/10/2008 2:45:36 PM PDT by alrea
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To: Hacklehead

Every Republican Senator and Representative need to go to their LOCAL news outlets. TV stations and newspapers and give interviews supported by the facts. They need to play the footage of Maxine Waters praising Franklin Raines. Forego the National news they will get nowhere. This is the game plan Republicans should have been doing months ago when it became apparent that the National News/MSM was so in the tank for Obama.


47 posted on 10/10/2008 2:47:02 PM PDT by TrishaSC
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To: jessduntno

This is what happens when Republicans “go along to get along” and forget the reason they were elected to go to Washington. They’ll get blamed anyway and the Lamestream media will hate them, so why not just do the right thing to start with?


48 posted on 10/10/2008 2:48:25 PM PDT by HammerOfTheDogs
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Dole, Hagan support $85 billion bailout for AIG

guess she may have blown it on that one...(hope she got an invite to the spa party)

49 posted on 10/10/2008 2:48:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog (no more Mother's Cookies...mom needs a bailout too!)
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To: jessduntno

Dems set the stage for this October Surprise - and almost took the world down...


50 posted on 10/10/2008 2:51:05 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama is an ACORN/Ayers DUPE - useful idiot - front guy - chump - patsy - pigeon...)
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