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Bob Dole Has Some Nerve
Breitbart.com ^ | 5/27/13 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 05/27/2013 2:15:28 PM PDT by paltz

Former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP Presidential nominee Bob Dole excoriated the Republican Party on Fox News Sunday, saying the Party lacked new ideas and engaged in too much obstructionist activity in the upper chamber.

"They ought to put a sign on the National Committee doors that says 'Closed for repairs,' until New Year's Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas," he said.

Additionally, Dole remarked that not only was he doubtful he could "make it" in today's Republican Party, but he believes Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon could not make it either in the current GOP, saying, "Reagan couldn't have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldn't have made it, because he had ideas. We might've made it, but I doubt it."

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1 posted on 05/27/2013 2:15:28 PM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz
B T T T ! ! ! ©

2 posted on 05/27/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: paltz

Bob Dole needs to lay off the Viagra and let some blood return to his brain.


3 posted on 05/27/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: paltz

IMO, the GOP is out looking for their gonads with both hands and a mirror; so far NADA found!


4 posted on 05/27/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: onyx

I have a lot of respect for Bob Dole since he did serve out country. Having said that, Sen Dole should remember that one of Nixon’s ideas is one of the biggest job killers in American history, the EPA.


5 posted on 05/27/2013 2:19:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Stay retired, Bob.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 2:22:10 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: paltz

Mr Dole doesn’t have to worry about much of anything at his time of life.He *certainly* won’t have to worry about OsamaObamaCare.I,being a good deal younger and a good deal less well “connected”,have *much to worry about.Health care...wetbacks....


7 posted on 05/27/2013 2:23:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: paltz
"They ought to put a sign on the National Committee doors that says 'Closed for repairs,' until New Year's Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas," he said.

"They ought to put a sign on the National Committee doors that says 'Condemned - Unsafe' until New Year's Day next year and spend that time planning on how to return assets and relinquish control back to the American people," I said.

8 posted on 05/27/2013 2:25:33 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: paltz

it depends on what those “ideas” you don’t mention are, Bob.

I stil remember your “I don’t want to be President but I’m running for it cause it’s my turn now” campaign Bob. Talk about someone who was running for something without any ounce of energy about what he was trying to do.

I mean his campaign symbol was a luke warm, limp dishtowel.

I do love how when it’s convenient the left trots out so-called dissenting Republicans to confirm conservatives are just evil ideologues. How many times have they had Bob on to defend a Republican position lately? Try never.

Meanwhile we have 60+ members of the democrats easily in the Democrat Socialists of America, we have had legislation strongarmed through by democrats with no republican support as well as no majority people support, we have a democrat culture that used government agencies to terrorize and demonize republican and conservative individuals and groups, we have a Chief of Staff Jarrett (or whatever title shes got) who threatens payback, was involved with Obama and Holder running these orchestrated and covered-up attacks using the DOJ and IRS,

and it’s the Republicans who are the partisans who are not working well with those who don’t think like them.

Why do I just not so not buy that argument...?


9 posted on 05/27/2013 2:27:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: paltz

Um. Bobby. In this day and age, “obstructionist activity” IS A GOOD THING! Geeez. Kind of like “obstructing” the Nazis or Japanese in WWII.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 2:27:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: paltz

If it weren’t for Nixon tarnishing the GOP, the GOP never would have allowed someone like Reagan to get the nomination.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Alex Murphy
soon will be 90 years old...at least he got out of Congress..HINT..HINT FRANK LAUTENBERG...
12 posted on 05/27/2013 2:28:23 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: paltz

At the Bob Dole Convention, in San Diego, Dole was really irritated that the vast majority of National Delegates, as well as the vast majority of Kansas Delegates, listed REAGAN as out “top Republican Hero” -— Dole forced the Kansas Delegation to visit the Nixon Library rather than visit the Reagan Library, as part of a “peace treaty” that the Conservatives had to make with the “Moderates” in Kansas.
I admire Dole in many ways, but Dole is not, and never has been, a Conservative. The guy does not even understand “Supply Side Economics” so you can’t even argue the point with him. I loved it when he picked Jack Kemp as a running mate, but then Dole muzzled Kemp and the rest is history.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 2:28:41 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: paltz

“spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas,”

Well here is an idea. STFU. No ones care what you think.
You want a positive agenda? Get rid of you and the rest of the RINOs. Start defending the US Constitution. Start defending the taxpayers and working citizens. Start kicking the medias ass when they kiss Obama’s ass.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 2:28:54 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: cripplecreek

Poor Bob. On that fateful day he will be dead four hours before anybody realizes it...


15 posted on 05/27/2013 2:29:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: paltz

“spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas,”

Well here is an idea. STFU. No ones care what you think.
You want a positive agenda? Get rid of you and the rest of the RINOs. Start defending the US Constitution. Start defending the taxpayers and working citizens. Start kicking the medias ass when they kiss Obama’s ass.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Perdogg
Having said that, Sen Dole should remember that one of Nixon’s ideas is one of the biggest job killers in American history, the EPA.

With all due respect, to both you and Sen. Dole, there is no well-intentioned federal program or agency that the left cannot pervert.

17 posted on 05/27/2013 2:32:45 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: okie01

And, today, McCain pays an undercover visit to Syria...


18 posted on 05/27/2013 2:34:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: paltz

At this point, a government constrained by a written Constitution is a new idea.


19 posted on 05/27/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I can here the paramedic comments now.

“Turns out, it was just rigor mortis setting in”.


20 posted on 05/27/2013 2:35:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: paltz

Bob Dole’s ideas of compromise are the reasons this country is on the edge
of collapse. The Bob Dole’s of the past and present have certainly compromised this once great country.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 2:38:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: onyx

With the possible exceptions of Tom Dewey and Mitt Romney, the worst presidential candidate in GOP history.


22 posted on 05/27/2013 2:41:24 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: paltz
Yeah, that's what we need: more people like Trent Lott in the Senate.

-PJ

23 posted on 05/27/2013 2:44:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: paltz

Bob...Bob Reactionary Who?

The truth is that the Tea Party Movement is eating the Republican Party RINOs alive.

In the age of the Cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream!

Most especially the dying RINOs :-)


24 posted on 05/27/2013 2:44:21 PM PDT by Jim_Fader
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To: paltz

Sez the premier tax collector for the welfare state.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 2:45:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL!!!

Turns out Liddy was the smarter one, but she was more to the left. Seems almost counterintuitive, doesn't it?

26 posted on 05/27/2013 2:46:01 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Jim_Fader

I have killed many Mexicans; I do not know how many, for frequently I did not count them...

- Apache leader Geronimo

*Welcome to the Tea Party, Mr. Geronimo, glad to have you...


27 posted on 05/27/2013 2:46:47 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: paltz
and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas

I think that means thinking up new Gov't entitlement programs. No wonder this country is screwed. The Republicans are just the accounting arm of the Democrat Party - spend money, just not quite so fast.

28 posted on 05/27/2013 2:48:19 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Perdogg

His service to our country opened many doors for him.
He was a hero, no doubt about that and his work with veterans to this very day is stellar.


29 posted on 05/27/2013 2:48:37 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
And, today, McCain pays an undercover visit to Syria...

Meaning that a.) the Saudis still own him and b.) we can soon expect McCain to start pimping for U.S. military intervention in Syria...for "humanitarian" purposes.

Gotta say, even though I voted for him, I'm glad he was never POTUS. The alternative, however, has been even worse...

30 posted on 05/27/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: paltz
“Reagan couldn't have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldn't have made it, because he had ideas. We might’ve made it, but I doubt it.”

The Republicans need someone like Ronald Reagan. Conservative Republicans like Cruz are very much like Ronald Reagan. Dole has nothing in common with Reagan. Bob Dole never had Reagan's leadership ability and he certainly never followed Reagan's 11th commandment. McCain and Romney are Dole style Republicans.

31 posted on 05/27/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT by detective
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To: kjo

McCain was THE worst in the current era. Romney was better than McCain, and by a long shot. Dole and McCain are both as bad as it got. I like Dole, at least, despite his weaknesses. Not sure I would bother getting a bucket of water if McCain was on fire.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: kjo
With the possible exceptions of Tom Dewey and Mitt Romney, the worst presidential candidate in GOP history.

Bob Dole was better than John McCain, by a far cry.

At least, he would've signed conservative legislation -- something that McCain would never have done.

33 posted on 05/27/2013 2:56:13 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: paltz
Bob Dole circa 1996:

Listing a string of questionable practices by the Administration, including accepting what he called laundered cash from foreigners and obtaining confidential F.B.I. files, Mr. Dole demanded repeatedly in Houston earlier in the day, ''Where is the outrage?''

Appearing at downtown performing arts center, where he stood before a giant mural depicting the glory days of the Lone Star State, Mr. Dole continued: ''Can you imagine former President Bush doing one of those things? No! And you never imagine Bob Dole doing one of those things either. So where's the outrage? Where's the outrage? When will the voters start to focus?''

At another point he asked: ''When do the American people rise up and say, 'Forget the media in America! We're going to make up our minds! You're not going to make up our minds!' This is about saving our country!''
34 posted on 05/27/2013 2:58:57 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Isn’t interesting that no one would give a royal hoot what Bob Dole has to say... unless he is bashing the Conservatives. I don’t respect him or JOhn McCain or George Bush 1 (or 2), or any of the ones who had no choice but to serve in WW2 so that now they can take the country down the tubes and into the NWO. They are all SELL-OUTS!


35 posted on 05/27/2013 3:02:25 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: conservative98
Flashback: DOLE IS IMPLORING VOTERS TO 'RISE UP' AGAINST THE PRESS
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/26/us/dole-is-imploring-voters-to-rise-up-against-the-press.html

Where is the outrage?
36 posted on 05/27/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: kjo

Yep.


37 posted on 05/27/2013 3:04:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: paltz

Bob Dole needs to STFU. He was a RINO, is still a RINO and could never even polish the shoes of Reagan.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 3:17:27 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: paltz

John F. Kennedy would never make it today as a Democrat either.


39 posted on 05/27/2013 3:18:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: okie01

10 times worse...


40 posted on 05/27/2013 3:18:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: paltz

Bob Who? Not to be disrespectful to my elders. . .but this guy made me tired both looking and listening to him. He is what is wrong with the Republican Party and if he ran today who cares if he would lose.


41 posted on 05/27/2013 3:19:20 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: paltz

Nixon couldn’t make it today for the same reason it was said that he lost the 1960 television debate. Too much of the electorate focuses on the looks of the candidate and not on the issues.


42 posted on 05/27/2013 3:21:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ConservativeInPA

The thing is that RINOs like Dole talk about how we wouldn’t support Nixon or Reagan today and then cite things like the EPA or “Reagan’s Amnesty” but they don’t mention that neither turned our remotely as intended.

Nixon would have never supported what the EPA became and Reagan’s amnesty never allowed the kind of numbers we’re talking about today.


43 posted on 05/27/2013 3:22:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

In 1976 Reagan got rejected by the GOP.

What was Dole’s stance on Reagan’s candidacy in 1976 and 1980?


44 posted on 05/27/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Vince Ferrer

We are told that the GOP is “out of ideas”.

Outside of Bill Clinton’s third term (as Hillary’s “unelected Co-president”) who do the Democrats have in their roster for the White House? Joe Biden? The return of John Edwards? Another Al Gore candidacy? Little Dick Gehphardt?


45 posted on 05/27/2013 3:25:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Nixon couldn’t make it today for the same reason it was said that he lost the 1960 television debate. Too much of the electorate focuses on the looks of the candidate and not on the issues.

Same media doing the same crap. The media portrayed Nixon as a sickly old man when the reality was that he was less than 5 years older than Kennedy and in considerably better health. Bernie Goldberg says that for televised debates they used softer lights on Kennedy but put much harsher lighting on Nixon and put it much closer so it would cast shadows in his eye sockets.
47 posted on 05/27/2013 3:27:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kjo

McLaim spent his campaign praising his opponent.


48 posted on 05/27/2013 3:29:58 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Free Nakoula)
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To: paltz

Aside from making himself rich, what did Senator dole accomplish?


49 posted on 05/27/2013 3:32:07 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Free Nakoula)
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To: conservative98

October 26, 1996? Wasn’t that a little late for Dole to be asking voters to be doing that? He was barely striking blows against Clinton during that election and he tried to sound like Mr. tough guy by October of 1996. Too late IMHO.


50 posted on 05/27/2013 3:33:34 PM PDT by paltz
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