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Dole Goes Nuclear (Against Gingrich 3.0)
National Review Onlie ^ | NRO Staff

Posted on 01/26/2012 10:12:01 AM PST by Windy City Conservative

The Romney campaign sends along a statement by Bob Dole pasted below. Relations between Dole — an establishment figure in the party — and Gingrich were well known to be tense during the 1990s. Here it is:

I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late. If Gingrich is the nominee it will have an adverse impact on Republican candidates running for county, state, and federal offices. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself. He was a one-man-band who rarely took advice. It was his way or the highway.

Gingrich served as Speaker from 1995 to 1999 and had trouble within his own party. Already in 1997 a number of House members wanted to throw him out as Speaker. But he hung on until after the 1998 elections when the writing was on the wall. His mounting ethics problems caused him to resign in early 1999. I know whereof I speak as I helped establish a line of credit of $150,000 to help Newt pay off the fine for his ethics violations. In the end, he paid the fine with money from other sources.

Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall. He loved picking a fight with Bill Clinton because he knew this would get the attention of the press. This and a myriad of other specifics helped to topple Gingrich in 1998.

In my run for the presidency in 1996 the Democrats greeted me with a number of negative TV ads and in every one of them Newt was in the ad. He was very unpopular and I am not only certain that this did not help me, but that it also cost House seats that year. Newt would show up at the campaign headquarters with an empty ice-bucket in his hand — that was a symbol of some sort for him — and I never did know what he was doing or why he was doing it.

In my opinion if we want to avoid an Obama landslide in November, Republicans should nominate Governor Romney as our standard bearer. He has the requisite experience in the public and private sectors. He would be a president we could have confidence in.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodythursday; bobdole; dole; gingrich; newt2012; stenchofromney; waronnewt
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This is bloody Thursday for Newt. They are ALL coming out against Newt. Bob Dole don't blame Bob Dole for losing. Bob Dole blames Newt for Bob Dole losing. Unreal; the GOP is a complete mirage; it's done.
1 posted on 01/26/2012 10:12:05 AM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bob Dole is the poster boy on why we don’t want Romney.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 10:13:12 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bod Dole... the man who inspired me to vote Libertarian in 1996.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 10:14:24 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Just added to NRO:

Or maybe that Dole statement was from the Gingrich campaign? That Bob Dole can’t stand Newt is (understandably) a recommendation for the former Speaker’s supporters.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/289362/re-dole-goes-nuclear-rich-lowry


4 posted on 01/26/2012 10:14:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Windy City Conservative

Tell me that there isn’t a conspiracy afoot now by the GOP-E to force Romney down our throats...


5 posted on 01/26/2012 10:14:54 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Windy City Conservative
"Bob Dole says Bob Dole wants Bob Dole to nominate Mitt Romney in Bob Dole's District." -- Bob Dole.

Every freakin RINO in the country is coming out of the closet.

6 posted on 01/26/2012 10:15:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
I swear this is like old Jim Crow Democrats coming out and giving their opinion about the negro down the street who wants to participate in the political process.

The establishment Republicans are not capable of giving an honest opinion on this matter. They just feel threatened.

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8 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:23 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Windy City Conservative

I thought Dole was dead!


9 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:23 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Windy City Conservative

I admire his sacrificial military service for this Republic. More recently, though, he has been better at selling drugs than defending the Constitution, or so it seems.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:27 AM PST by aposiopetic
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To: Windy City Conservative
Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall.

Tom Delay, the old House "Hammer" came out with the same point in an interview I heard yesterday.

http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=9666278

Tom felt the only conservative left in the race was Santorum.

11 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:36 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bob Dole
1. talks about himself in the third person.
2. Isn’t exactly a expert in winning a national campaign.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:40 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
His mounting ethics problems caused... Dole to espouse the politics of and morph into a David Bonoir.

Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him

In other words, for example, Fred Thompson is "hardly anyone".

13 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:42 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Timber Rattler

The party establishment is in full destruction mode. Anybody who is anybody in the Republican Party is on a rampage against Newt, and either Newt will be destroyed or they will. I’m rooting for Newt.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 10:16:49 AM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative
He loved picking a fight with Bill Clinton because he knew this would get the attention of the press.

This statement, more than any other, proves to me the GOP establishment is in the tank--not for Romney--but for Barack Obama. They hate Newt because he wanted to take the fight to the Democrats. They don't want to fight the Democrats. They want to be the minority party like the good old days when they could get crony deals and handouts and favors in exchange for dropping their pants, bending over, and reaching across the aisle.

Do you Newt-haters and MittBots see this?! The problem the GOP establishment has with Newt is

Newt wants to win!

15 posted on 01/26/2012 10:17:09 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Timber Rattler

All these unmitigated losers coming out and supporting Romney. Dole, McCain, Crist... Romney himself is a multiple-time loser.

I think they want Obama back in the White House.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 10:17:11 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Windy City Conservative
Bob who??

Great WWII hero and Thank you for your Service Bob. But you did no favors to the Republican Party. And you're not relevant today. Sorry.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 10:17:20 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bob Dole...one of the Establishment Republicans.

Bob Dole is a prime reason I am for Newt. Bob Dole HATED Newt during Reagan’s term when Newt worked in support of Reagan.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 10:17:31 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Tell Bob to keep taking his Viagra and STFU.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 10:17:32 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Title should read: “Dole goes bonkers!”


20 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:10 AM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

It looks like someone flipped a switch on a ‘firewall’ last night, drawing a line for the Florida primary.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:10 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Windy City Conservative

You know the RINO Republican Socialist Party is pretty desperate to stop any Conservative from running the country when they bring in Bob “Let’s Make A Deal” Dole. Next thing you know they’ll bring in the other Pubbie loser, McLame.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:29 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: miss marmelstein

They resurrected him special-like for this.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:29 AM PST by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If I were Republican and Romney got the nomination, I’d probably stay home.

It’s obvious that the establishment likes the country as is and doesn’t want any changes.

A new order might have to be established.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:38 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

This day will go down in history. I have never seen anything like it. WOW!


25 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:05 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bob who?


26 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:24 AM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Windy City Conservative

Another night of the long knives. It is despicable and completely calculated.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:32 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Windy City Conservative
Bob Dole don't blame Bob Dole for losing. Bob Dole blames Newt for Bob Dole losing.

That may be true, personally I don't know why they didn't run a store manniquin instead of Dole - face it, his greatest shot of fame is appearing with Brittany Spears in a commercial for Viagra. But, there is this very uncomfortable fact:

Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself.

I wish Cain was still in the picture, or Sarah would throw a shoe in this race.

28 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:56 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: bigdirty
I think they want Obama back in the White House.

See my post above. Of course they want Obama to win!

29 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:56 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Timber Rattler

“Tell me that there isn’t a conspiracy afoot now by the GOP-E to force Romney down our throats...”

That is exactly what it is. As of today I have now come to the point that I will sit out voting for Romney if he is the nominee. I never thought I would ever say that but the last couple of days has changed my mind. The RINOs will never come out with the veracity against Obama. Just shameful.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:56 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Windy City Conservative

Mr. Viagra lost to Bill Clinton.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:13 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

“He was a one-man-band who rarely took advice”

Rarely took advice from the establishment! This is why they fear him, and it’s why we need him in the White House.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:46 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Bob Dole is the poster boy on why we don’t want Romney.”

Worth repeating. It is like being told that Gerald Ford has risen from the grave and endorsed Mitt...


33 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:55 AM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Windy City Conservative

Maybe he should wait for the Gingrich 3.1 patch to be released.


34 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:55 AM PST by transducer
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To: miss marmelstein
I thought Dole was dead!

He's a spry 88. It would appear that Viagra has helped to extend his existence at least long enough to take a hard line against Mr. Gingrich.

35 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:19 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Bob Dole is the poster boy on why we don’t want Romney.

Dole's statement would've been more effective -- by several magnitudes -- if he hadn't included that last paragraph shilling for Romney.

36 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:30 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: OriginalChristian

Dole must be as old and addled as Mickey Rooney!


37 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:36 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Windy City Conservative

Wow! They drug out the drool patrol against Gingrich McCain, and now Dole! Now those are sure two candidates that know how to win presidential elections! /sarcasm


38 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:36 AM PST by apillar
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bob Dole required no help from anyone to lose his last election.

The GOP-E are scared sh!tless by the prospect of Newton getting the nomination. If he wins FL, heads will be exploding all over the place.

Pass the popcorn...


39 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:47 AM PST by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: miss marmelstein

I thought Dole was dead!

No He takes Viagra!!!!


40 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:55 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Windy City Conservative
Sounds like Bob Dole is having a mental breakdown. Newt didn't have to pay a "fine" ~ and he was ultimately cleared of any tax problem by IRS.

Some get old with grace; some just get old.

BTW, anyone know who the pukes are going around harassing old people to sign statements like these?

That's so utterly tacky!

41 posted on 01/26/2012 10:22:53 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Windy City Conservative

“Bob Dole don’t blame Bob Dole for losing. Bob Dole blames Newt for Bob Dole losing. Unreal; the GOP is a complete mirage; it’s done.” - WCC

That anti-endorsement of Newt was just like the Dole campaign - uninspiring.

If the GOP is going to survive as a party, it better be Newt.


42 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:07 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: miss marmelstein

He wasn’t dead...just really stiff.


43 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:10 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Newt must have put his finger in Bob Dole’s Peanut Butter.


44 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:14 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I don’t disrespect war heroes so I can’t say what I’d like to. Hopefully some disrespectful freepers here will take up the cause :)


45 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:20 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bo Dole and John McCain lining up for Romney. Can we get a group photo?


46 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:22 AM PST by rod1
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To: Windy City Conservative

Next headline I expect to see:

Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter Declare: “Newt Bad For Party”


47 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:25 AM PST by PressurePoint
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To: Windy City Conservative
-- and either Newt will be destroyed or they will. --

Those are not mutually exclusive outcomes. Both can happen.

Maybe today is the day the GOP committed the political equivalent of a murder-suicide.

48 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:25 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: tallyhoe

Bob Dole:
Tax collector for the Welfare State.


49 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:54 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Bob Dole was the ONLY Republican who could not beat Clinton .. maybe he knows a thing or two about losing!


50 posted on 01/26/2012 10:24:24 AM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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