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US election: Bob Dole urges Mitt Romney to confront Republican party right wing
The London Daily Telegraph ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jon Swaine, The Daily Telegraph

Posted on 08/23/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: garjog

I worked at the Polk County GOP HQ (Iowa) as a twenty-something in the 1980’s after I left the Army. I palled around with Robert Novak for a day, talked with Senator Dole and then Vice President Bush, worked on General Haig’s short-lived presidential campaign and met Brokaw and Rather. All that is not unusual in Des Moines. Iowa voters expect to be able to talk with candidates and ask them questions one-on-one, as do New Hampshire residents. Everyone else usually either sees them on TV or at a huge rally.


61 posted on 08/23/2012 10:15:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: onyx

Moderate! Such an offensive term politically!
Spineless
Wishy washy
Gutless
No moral compass
Rhino
No balls
Go along to get along
lukewarm


62 posted on 08/23/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: onyx

Moderate! Such an offensive term politically!
Spineless
Wishy washy
Gutless
No moral compass
Rhino
No balls
Go along to get along
lukewarm


63 posted on 08/23/2012 10:16:54 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Dole is still alive?

Bernard ... why haven't we booked Bob on the program?

uh, sorry 'bout that boss ... he won't take our calls ...

64 posted on 08/23/2012 10:17:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other news, Bob Dole is a old stupid loser.


65 posted on 08/23/2012 10:18:56 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; shibumi

Proof that Viagra causes blood insufficiency brain damage ping.


66 posted on 08/23/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Happiness is a warm Python.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone else take offense at the term “ultraconservative” for someone who holds traditional, principalled values?
As if there is something wrong with a person who holds those views!?

That’s what gets liberals like Bubba the fornicator Clintoon and Oblahblah the Kenyan to claim that they are “Centrists”???

That’s lunacy!


68 posted on 08/23/2012 10:35:46 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone else take offense at the term “ultraconservative” for someone who holds traditional, principalled values?
As if there is something wrong with a person who holds those views!?

That’s what gets liberals like Bubba the fornicator Clintoon and Oblahblah the Kenyan to claim that they are “Centrists”???

That’s lunacy!


69 posted on 08/23/2012 10:35:57 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

McCain, Pappy Bush, Bob Dole, ~ ? The GOP~e pass around their stories of losing strategies and ideas ~ all the way back to Alf Landon.


70 posted on 08/23/2012 11:09:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: throwabrick
Bob Dole came up in an age when they incorrectly portrayed the American political spectrum as a normal curve with a small left wing, a small right wing, and a large moderate center.

Goldwater was the first to deduce it actually consisted of two coalition parties vying for victory in single member districts. Accordingly, the coalition partners could be any sort of values group ~ so ideology didn't count as much as imagined.

Plus there was NO MIDDLE.

He's a tad elderly to deal with the new views, so he'll toddle off into his 90s looking for that large middle ~ that isn't there!

71 posted on 08/23/2012 11:13:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr Dole, a former Kansas Senator defeated by Bill Clinton 16 years ago, said the party should follow his example of "mainstream" Republicanism

Yeah, because that strategy worked out so well for you, Mr. Dole (the respect shown for his WWII service -- no further comment needed)...

72 posted on 08/23/2012 11:16:28 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awfull Dull speaks again.


73 posted on 08/23/2012 11:46:35 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only difference between Dole and Clinton is Dole never raped anyone that we know of.


74 posted on 08/24/2012 12:37:46 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

geeze...uncle bob escaped the attic again....


75 posted on 08/24/2012 12:48:30 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: garjog

At least Dole carried his own state in 1996, unlike the loser of the 2000 election.


76 posted on 08/24/2012 7:37:20 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Madame Dufarge; jazusamo
Remember when Newt Gingrich Jack Kemp described Bob Dole as the tax collector for the welfare state?
That was long before Dole made a disastrous choice of Jack Kemp for VP, and Kemp made the disastrous choice of accepting.
Kemp would have been a fine president - he was just a lousy VP candidate. Kemp committed the cardinal political sin for a Republican - he failed to defend his party - and the middle class generally - against the “racism” smear just because Gore exempted Kemp personally from the attack.

Kemp didn’t want to be the attack dog of the ticket, so he should have declined to be the VP candidate. And Dole should have never nominated him.

In the convention, Dole responded to the “racism” smear by asking any racists in the convention to just leave. Like that was gonna convince anyone who bought the smear in the first place. If Dole had been serious about putting paid to the “racism” smear, he should have nominated Thomas Sowell for VP. That would have been interesting! One thing that wouldn’t have happened would have been for Al Gore to win the VP debate.

77 posted on 08/24/2012 10:03:07 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
he should have nominated Thomas Sowell for VP. That would have been interesting! One thing that wouldn’t have happened would have been for Al Gore to win the VP debate.

Amen, couldn't agree more.

How I would love to have seen the two debate. I can picture Gore bloviating and Dr. Sowell sitting back and ripping him on every point, it would have beautiful. :-)

Thanks for the ping and that thought.

78 posted on 08/24/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bob Dole? Was that the guy who took money for making a video ad wherein he lusted after skimpily-dressed teenybopper, Brittney Spears, while she was doing a suggestive dance?
79 posted on 08/24/2012 11:39:59 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thank him for his brave service in World War II and respectfully ask him to go back to the day room and have his nurse make him a nice hot cocoa and turn the channel to MSNBC.

Agreed. Bob Dole represents all that is wrong with the Republican Party of today and Mitt Romney is living proof of that statement. Before Romney it was Juan McCain. Nuff said.

80 posted on 08/24/2012 1:06:55 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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