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Note to Republicans: Channel Jack Kemp
NY Times ^ | SAM TANENHAUS

Posted on 04/06/2014 7:16:15 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

When Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, delivered a speech last month outlining proposals for economic growth, his sponsor was the Jack F. Kemp Foundation, a Beltway organization set up in memory of the Republican politician who died in 2009 and has recently been cited as a hero by some of the party’s most prominent figures.

Senator Rubio is one outspoken admirer. Another is Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, who worked at Mr. Kemp’s think tank, Empower America, in the 1990s, and has said that Mr. Kemp was one of his principal mentors.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cesar; conda; rubio

1 posted on 04/06/2014 7:16:16 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Any economic growth doesn’t mean squat if the borders aren’t secured and the welfare/warfare state is reined in.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 7:19:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Kemp lost, which is why the NYT wants his naivete repeated


3 posted on 04/06/2014 7:19:43 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“In 1990, when he was HUD secretary, the ardently pro-immigrant Kemp threatened to withhold federal funding from the city of Costa Mesa, Calif., unless it repealed laws barring social services for undocumented immigrants.”

A real fiscal conservative.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 7:20:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

             

5 posted on 04/06/2014 7:22:19 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Kemp was a patriot — but he was a big government guy.

Not what America needs today.

America needs someone who will close entire Federal Handout agencies and Departments — along with the programs they administer.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 7:24:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued
RE :”Senator Rubio is one outspoken admirer of Jack Kemp. Another is Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, who worked at Mr. Kemp’s think tank, Empower America, in the 1990s, and has said that Mr. Kemp was one of his principal mentors.”

Figures, Kemp was very weak and helped Dole lose.

7 posted on 04/06/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: sickoflibs

Kemp’s choice by Dole was a bold pick at the time, but there wasn’t going to be anyone that would’ve helped. Dole needed to go nuclear on Bubba and he wouldn’t do it.

We probably should be grateful that Colin Blow didn’t get the nomination, because he probably would’ve won, and we’d have had a liberal Democrat as a GOP President and the damage he’d have inflicted would’ve been monumental.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 7:32:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Kemp another milk toast Republican


9 posted on 04/06/2014 7:38:40 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Why do they advise Republicans to channel the losers?


10 posted on 04/06/2014 7:41:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Kemp's ideas were that any place could thrive if you lowered taxes - the "enterprise zone" concept.

What he fully missed was the effect of culture on economic activity.

11 posted on 04/06/2014 7:41:43 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Sure. I’ll start wearing sweaters everywhere I go, talk real slow and try to remember what day of the week it is...


12 posted on 04/06/2014 7:41:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: montag813
Kemp lost, which is why the NYT wants his naivete repeated

Got a Roth-IRA? Thank the Kemp-Roth Act of 1981.

Have you too soon forgot that it was Jack Kemp at a (R) primary debate in 1988 where Kemp flat out declared that if George HW Bush was elected "...the Reagan Revolution is dead."?

Prescient? Certainly.

"Naivete?" Hardly?

C'mon, you're from NY. You really should know better.

FReegards!

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13 posted on 04/06/2014 7:49:11 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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RE :”Kemp’s choice by Dole was a bold pick at the time, but there wasn’t going to be anyone that would’ve helped. Dole needed to go nuclear on Bubba and he wouldn’t do it.”

Kemp's style reminds me of Michael Steele, both apologizing for being a Republican was supposed to get minorities to become Republicans.

14 posted on 04/06/2014 7:49:42 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
During the 96 VP debates:

Al Gore - "I want to complement Mr Kemp for not being a racist like everyone else in his party."

Jack Kemp - "Thank you."

15 posted on 04/06/2014 7:53:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Let’s don’t and just say we did, ok???


16 posted on 04/06/2014 8:03:45 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Bill Clinton, America's 1st Black PresidentÂ… Obama, IS the LAST!!!)
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To: sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; NFHale

Kemp was super, except for his support for affirmative action and shamnesty.

Seemed like he wanted to create some kind of conservative version of the welfare state, a faulty premise. I give him points for engaging minorities but his approach was flawed.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 8:06:12 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Worst debate performance, ever...Kemp vs Gore.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 8:07:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bobdole’s running mate. Swell.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:05 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: sickoflibs
Figures, Kemp was very weak and helped Dole lose.

His performance in the Vice Presidential debate that year was atrocious! He never once challenged his opponent, and didn't really explain the positions he and Dole were taking. I was so disappointed, because I really thought he could do so much good as VP.

20 posted on 04/06/2014 8:09:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Just what Pubbies need....advice from a person who hates conservative Republicans.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 8:13:31 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

more Liberals trying to tell Conservatives to behave more like Liberals, so they won’t offer a choice, just an echo, and continue to lose


22 posted on 04/06/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT by Wuli
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RE :”His performance in the Vice Presidential debate that year was atrocious! He never once challenged his opponent, and didn't really explain the positions he and Dole were taking. I was so disappointed, because I really thought he could do so much good as VP. “

Early 1993 I saw him give a speech on CSPAN talk about capital gains tax cuts and minorities and I thought we had something special.

But by 1996 I realized how weak he was. He was going to fix all our problems with tax cuts, the economy would boom and no one would want any form of welfare. No immediate spending cuts were necessary. It would all work out.

It was all crap.

And he was great for explaining why he disagreed with conservatives.

23 posted on 04/06/2014 8:51:43 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Last Dakotan

You are correct. He assumed good faith and a modicum of self discipline and ambition. Those were the mistakes in his premises in some enclaves.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 9:14:43 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Psalm 144

Kemp was a favorite of the corporate crowd.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 9:52:20 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: Monmouth78

He was. He was one of the ‘managerial’ types.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 9:54:38 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: GeronL

Why do they advise Republicans to channel the losers?

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Hint: This is the NYT.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 1:12:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: montag813
Kemp lost, which is why the NYT wants his naivete repeated
Kemp blew the 1996 VP run, particularly the debate, BIG TIME! It was a classic case of ONE “Aw, s— “ canceling out dozens of “Atta boy!”s.
Before that debate, Kemp was THE MAN. He so transformed the Republican political landscape that whenever you call a Bob Dole or Bob Michaels a “RINO” you are channeling Jack Kemp. Before accepting the VP candidacy, Kemp had called Dole “the tax collector for the welfare state.”

Kemp’s blunder in the ’96 debate with Al Gore was simple - he failed to take on the mandatory role of a political candidate. Namely, to defend the honor of his constituency. Al Gore gave Kemp a backhanded compliment that Kemp was the only Republican who wasn’t a racist - and Kemp actually thanked him!! Before then, Kemp had been my political hero. After that, not so much.

In place of Jack Kemp, Dole should have nominated Thomas Sowell. He sure wouldn’t have lost any worse . . .

28 posted on 04/07/2014 4:33:35 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
In another era I could be supportive of Kemp-like moderation, but not today, not in an era where we are opposed and attacked daily by zealous athiests whose intention is to tear down our civilization to its very foundation.

There can be no reasoning w/ our opponents; we must make it clear to the people what our enemies want and what they are willing to do to achieve it.

The democratic party has become a force of societal destruction w/ which we cannot compromise.

29 posted on 04/07/2014 4:58:57 AM PDT by Pietro
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Speaking of dead Republicans: RIP to Mickey Rooney, dead at 93.

I remember him saluting RR at his funeral; added to my tears.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 5:57:46 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Jack Kemp, during the VP debate Al Gore congratulated Kemp on being unlike the racist hayseed conservatives that supported him- and Kemp proudly agreed with Gore. Kemp was a fool.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 10:42:04 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Pelham

He was dead to me after that debate.


32 posted on 04/07/2014 10:43:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yes, and from reading the posts on this thread it looks like a lot of us remember that stupidly insulting and self righteous action by Kemp.

Out here in SoCal we also remember HUD Secretary Jack Kemp bullying the city of Costa Mesa when Costa Mesa was trying to reserve HUD housing for Americans- Kemp, a big lover of illegal immigrants, squashed Costa Mesa even though this harmed poor Americans. What a jerk.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 10:51:01 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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