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  • Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole Maintains Support for Donald Trump

    10/08/2016 5:29:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 8, 2016 | Michael C. Bender
    Mr. Dole is the only former Republican presidential nominee who backs Mr. Trump after 2005 video Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole said he is standing by Donald Trump after a decade-old recording emerged in which the Republican presidential nominee speaks in crude sexual terms about women. Mr. Dole, the Republican Partys presidential pick in 1996, is the only former GOP nominee to express support for Mr. Trump. Reached by phone on Saturday, Mr. Dole said he had great respect for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who said earlier in the day that he would no longer support the partys 2016...
  • Bob Dole 'disappointed' in Jeb Bush for skipping convention

    07/17/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said he's disappointed in Jeb Bush for sitting out the Republican National Convention. Dole, who initially endorsed Bush for president before the former Florida governor dropped out, said he should unite behind the party and support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • When Technology Eliminates Jobs, We'll Want a Basic Income

    07/05/2016 7:58:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Inverse ^ | July 5, 2016 | Nickolaus Hines
    Robin Chase and Martin Ford explain why at a White House roundtable. Automation is going to make universal basic income a necessity sooner rather than later, a White House panel discussed today. Technology entrepreneur and Zipcar founder Robin Chase and author Martin Ford (Rise of the Robots) today during a Facebook Live discussion with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. We need to start thinking about universal basic income, Chase said, referring to the concept of a base-level of income each person would get just for being alive. If people had that platform, that basic minimum, we could be...
  • (Video) Furious Woman Filmed Destroying a Convenience Store When Her Welfare Card is Rejected

    06/03/2016 6:03:38 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 86 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-3-2016 | LiveLeak
    A woman destroyed a convenience store in the US after being told her benefits card would not be accepted. Shocking footage shows the woman throwing stock from shelves and screaming before being restrained and physically removed from the store.
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • Bob Dole endorses Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday, calling for the GOP to unite around Trump in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Dole's support gives the GOP presumptive nominee the support of another party elder on a day when other top Republicans announced their opposition. Trump inconspicuously announced the endorsement earlier on Friday at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska, as he ticked off the names of several prominent Republicans who have come around to his candidacy since he became the party's presumptive nominee earlier this week.
  • Bob Dole Endorses Marco Rubio in 2016 Race

    02/22/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2016, | Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Arlette Saenz
    "Now that my good friend Jeb Bush is no longer running, I'm supporting Rubio," . . Dole said that if Trump were to become president, the real estate mogul might "surprise" people with his performance, especially if he surrounds himself with qualified and experienced advisers. . . "I'd be happy to be his adviser," Dole added.
  • Listeriosis outbreak linked to packaged salad mixes under investigation

    02/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-1-16 | Crocker Stephenson
    A multistate outbreak of Listeriosis linked to packaged salad mixes produced by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is being investigated by federal, state and local officials. Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness usually caused by food contaminated by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to the Food and Drug Administration, one of the federal agencies involved in the investigation. The bacteria has been found in salads produced at a Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio. Fifteen people from eight states have been reported infected by the bacteria since July 5. While none of the 15 is from Wisconsin, the Centers for Disease...
  • Bob Dole: Ted Cruz Is a RINO — He’s a Republican in Name Only’

    01/31/2016 5:16:29 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31/16 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on a special edition of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz , a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses. Dole ripped Cruz for being “an extreme conservative” and argued Cruz would shut down the government given the opportunity.“My candidate is Jeb Bush and I wish I could see him more on Fox today. But I think we have a number of good candidates who are Republicans and we have Cruz, who I don’t think is a Republican,” Dole said. “He...
  • Abe Vigoda Dies

    01/26/2016 6:07:37 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 40 replies
    MSN.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Character Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs' home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age. "This man was never sick," Fuchs said.
  • Bob Dole Hates Ted Cruz With The Fire Of A Thousand Burning Suns

    01/26/2016 2:14:08 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 94 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/26/2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Bob Dole, the former senator from Kansas and the 1996 Republican nominee for president, made it clear in a radio interview with the Michael Smerconish Show on Monday how much he really dislikes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Dole said that right now he's a "Jeb Bush man," but added that he thinks Donald Trump would be a better president than Ted Cruz because Trump would make deals and compromise with Congress. Here are some of things Dole said about Cruz: "I don't think Ted is a Republican, he's a conservative extremist." "He uses the title Republican because there's no conservative...
  • Malkin: The Desperate Bleatings of Orrin Hack

    01/21/2016 5:50:50 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 1/21/16 | Michelle Malkin
    So, Big Government and the Open-Borders Lobby's best friend, Sen. Orrin Hatch took to CNN today to trash GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz: "I think we'll lose if he's our nominee," said Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate. "There's a lot of people who don't feel he can appeal to people across the board," Hatch said. "For us to win, we have to appeal the moderates and independents. We can't just act like that only one point of view is the only way to go. That's where Ted is going to have some trouble." Let me be...
  • Ted Cruz Slams Bob Dole and Donald Trump as Corrupt Establishment Leaders

    01/21/2016 2:05:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 101 replies
    Time ^ | January 21, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    The fight heats up Texas Sen. Ted Cruz returned fire on establishment Republicans Thursday, including former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, who suggested that Cruz would fare worse in a general election than Donald Trump. Speaking to reporters following a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Cruz said Dole, among others, were looking to continue the "cronyism" and "corruption" of Washington. "If you think of the last time we beat the Washington cartel it was 1980, it was the Reagan revolution, where millions of Americans rose up," Cruz said. "And I would note that Mr. Dole then opposed Reagan, and said we...
  • Is the Republican Establishment Ganging Up on Ted Cruz?

    01/21/2016 1:50:37 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 21, 2016 | MOLLY BALL
    ... Beltway Republicans say they consider Donald Trump the lesser of two evils. Cruz wears their loathing as a badge of honor...
  • The Ted Cruz pile on: GOP senators warn of revolt should he win nomination (GOPe Terrified!)

    01/21/2016 12:39:20 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | January 21, 2016 | Manu Raju
    ... Washington (CNN)Republican Party leaders and prominent senators are sharpening their knives against Ted Cruz, expressing growing alarm over his candidacy as he continues to mount a serious threat in Iowa. In interviews with CNN, a growing number of Republicans are beginning to echo remarks made by the likes of former Sen. Bob Dole and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, warning that the party would suffer deep losses down the ticket and risk electing a Democratic president if the Texas senator wins the nomination. "I think we'll lose if he's our nominee," said Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the...
  • Bob Dole: A Ted Cruz nomination would be 'cataclysmic' for the GOP

    01/21/2016 9:17:57 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 68 replies
    Yahoo Politiks ^ | 1-21-16 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is warning GOP voters that putting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at the top of the ticket would be "cataclysmic" for the party. "If he's the nominee, we're going to have wholesale losses in Congress and state offices and governors and legislatures," Dole, who served in the House and Senate for 35 years and won the Iowa caucuses twice, told the New York Times. "I don't know how often you've heard him say the word 'Republican' - not very often," Dole said, adding, "I don't know how he's going to deal with Congress. Nobody likes...
  • Bob Dole, Who Opposed Ronald Reagan in 1980, Thinks Donald Trump is Better Than Ted Cruz

    01/21/2016 7:22:31 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 55 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 20, 2016, 04:35pm | Erick Erickson
    Full Title: Shortened to fit. Bob Dole, Who Opposed Ronald Reagan in 1980 as Too Fringe, Thinks Donald Trump is Better Than Ted Cruz Former Senator Bob Dole opposed Ronald Reagan in 1980. Dole feared Reagan would cause substantial losses for the GOP. In fact, Dole was so terrified of what Reagan would do to the GOP that in March of 1980, as Reagan was on course to secure the GOP's nomination, Dole publicly and privately urged former President Gerald Ford to get into the race to stop Reagan. This Bob Dole, the Dole who lost the 1996 election to...
  • Bob Dole: Bob Dole Sees "Cataclysmic" Losses This Year If Ted Cruz Beats Donald Trump

    01/20/2016 7:38:59 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 1/20/2016 | Allahpundit
    At some point during the past week I entered a Twilight Zone episode where constitutional conservative Sarah Palin thinks Donald Trump is the future of America and elder statesmen Bob Dole thinks Ted Cruz, more so than the third-party-flirting former Democrat Trump, is the one with the loyalty problem to the GOP. Incidentally, didn’t this guy endorse Jeb Bush? Why is he talking up Trump here? “I question his allegiance to the party,” Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. “I don’t know how often you’ve heard him say the word ‘Republican’ — not very often.” Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the...
  • Bob Dole Backs Trump Over “Catastrophic” Cruz (Bushes and Romney next?)

    01/20/2016 6:15:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jonathan Levin
    Is Republican establishment willing to stop Cruz at any cost? Bob Dole, who has endorsed Jeb Bush, has weighed in on the budding Ted Cruz v. Donald Trump contest in the early GOP primaries, and backed Trump in the strongest terms. According to the New York Times, Dole warned of "cataclysmic," and "wholesale losses" if Cruz is nominated. Dole's logic is viewing the Trump/Cruz contest explicitly in terms of what is better for the Republican Party establishment: "I question his allegiance to the party," Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. "I don't know how often you've heard him say the...
  • DID BOB DOLE JUST ENDORSE TRUMP?

    01/20/2016 2:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.20.16 | Aaron Goldstein
    Former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP standard bearer Bob Dole appears to have endorsed Donald Trump. SNIP Nevertheless, Dole praised Trump stating he could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.” SNIP
  • Bob Dole really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz

    12/08/2015 3:42:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 8, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    On MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" Tuesday, the veteran anchor sat down with former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole to talk, ostensibly, about the current state of his party and the rise of Donald Trump. But the Kansas Republican had something else on his mind. And that something else was how much he dislikes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. In a question about what Dole makes of Trump, the former Senate leader quickly turned matters to Cruz. "He's not traditional Republican conservative," Dole said of the Texan. "Achievements are shutting down the government twice, and calling the...
  • Bob Dole: I Like Every GOP Candidate — Except For Ted Cruz

    11/12/2015 10:16:49 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 108 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | November 12, 2015 | Victoria Jones
    (TRNS)- Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole said Thursday that he liked every GOP candidate running for president — except Ted Cruz.During an interview with ABC News, Dole said that he “likes nearly every candidate.” Dole then turned to his wife and uttered under his breathe “except Ted Cruz.”Dole recently endorsed Jeb Bush for president in what continues to be a wide open Republican primary season.
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • Should We End Welfare For Peace and Safety?

    10/05/2015 7:46:40 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 10/04/2015 | A Ca Guy
    I'm realizing that most if not all of these no gun zone shooters had no employment to speak of. With too much time on their hands they seem to be influenced and are investing in violent videos and very bad internet influences. Many had parents who considered their kids normal and allowed them access to guns, violent videos and the Internet despite mental issues.
  • Bob Dole to Lead Fundraising to Build Eisenhower Memorial(Help From Tom Hanks,Tom Brokaw)

    09/12/2015 9:44:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2015 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Longtime Kansas Sen. Bob Dole is planning an ambitious fundraising effort to build the long-debated Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, and he will have help from Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and others. Dole told The Associated Press on Friday that he aims to raise $150 million in private funds, if necessary, to build the memorial after more than 15 years of planning. Critics of the memorial's design have stalled funding in Congress. The 92-year-old World War II veteran says it's time to honor "Ike," the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II. Organizers hope to create...
  • Bob Dole on 2016 Republican presidential nomination: 'I think it's going to be a governor'

    05/31/2015 2:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole believes a governor, not a senator, will win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. I think its going to be a governor, Dole said Thursday after a commemorative event at Forbes Field. I dont know which one. Two former governors have announced they will seek the Republican nomination: Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and George Pataki, former governor of New York. Several other current and former governors are considering a presidential run, including Jeb Bush, of Florida; Rick Perry, of Texas; Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, of New Jersey;...
  • Aussie jihadists were on the dole

    02/24/2015 6:09:24 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 21, 2015 | SIMON BENSONnational
    ALMOST all of the wannabe terrorists who have snuck out of Australia to join jihadist armies in Iraq and Syria were on the dole or some form of welfare payment, The Saturday Telegraph can reveal. A federal investigation into the welfare status of Australian foreign fighters, prompted last year by revelations in The Telegraph, shows 96 per cent had been on welfare benefits when they fled to the Middle East. Most had continued to collect payments from Australian taxpayers while training with Islamic State to become terrorists intent on wanting to kill Australians. The investigation has captured the records of...
  • 370,000 migrants on the dole

    02/23/2015 9:06:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 19, 2012 | Robert Winnett
    More than 370,000 migrants who were admitted to Britain to work, study or go on holiday are now claiming out-of-work benefits, according to official figures compiled for the first time. The migrants, who can claim unemployment, housing and incapacity benefit, are costing taxpayers billions of pounds a year. In other countries, many would have had to return home after their visas expired or their employment ended. But Chris Bryant, shadow immigration minister, today blamed the Government and said the situation would only get worse due to lax border controls, rising migration and increasing unemployment. He said: "Tory ministers are resorting...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter left impoverished [living on subsidized dime]

    01/01/2015 12:46:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    In 1977, William McPherson earned the top honor in the writing world when he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize.But nearly four decades later, the former Washington Post critic now hovers on the brink of poverty thanks to a failing pension and a bit of bad luck on the stock market.In a heartbreaking essay for The Hedgehog Review, McPherson describes what it's like to become poor in old age-as part of a overlooked group who are neither middle or lower class.Former teachers and even lawyers who can't pay their bills but aren't on the streets begging for change.Surprisingly, he says...
  • Clinton, Dole Partisans Spar on Illegal Immigration (1996)

    12/20/2014 6:09:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 11, 1996 | MARC LACEY
    While GOP presidential hopeful Bob Dole has been hammering President Clinton for failing to control illegal immigration, Clinton partisans have prepared ammunition of their own--Dole's long congressional voting record on the issue. (SNIP) For instance, although presidential candidate Dole has endorsed a congressional proposal to allow states to ban public schooling to illegal immigrant children, Dole once opposed such a move during his Senate tenure. In 1982, Dole voted against a similar proposal that had been advanced by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). Dole said that Helms' amendment came too soon after a 1982 Supreme Court decision that it was unconstitutional...
  • Sarah Palin to the Republican Rescue

    09/26/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | September 25, 2014 | Carl Auer
    Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is back in the spotlight for the Republican party as she attempts to help rescue struggling campaigns. This follows a less than stellar appearance by the Palin clan at a party in Alaska a few weeks ago. On Thursday, Palin was in Kansas to throw her support behind U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. The former Alaskan Governor stood next to the 78-year-old Republican Senator, flipping pancakes at a public appearance in front of 250 people at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center. The appearance was intent on helping bolster the Republican Senators numbers and supporters...
  • GOP Hall of Famer Dole to stump for incumbent Sen. Roberts in home state Kansas

    09/20/2014 10:40:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The campaign for incumbent Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts is reaching into the GOP hall of fame to try to win a tight race and help the party take control of the Senate -- bringing 91-year-old Bob Dole on the trail.The former 1996 GOP presidential nominee and Senate majority leader from Kansas will also purportedly participate in a TV ad for Roberts, as first reported by ABC News. The 78-year-old Roberts, seeking a fourth term, is involved in one of the toughest and most unusual races of the midterm cycle.
  • Father With 26 Children by 15 Women Has Received 500,000 in Benefits

    06/21/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 21 Jun 2014
    A jobless father who has had 26 children by 15 different women while receiving more than 500,000 in benefits has criticised the governments welfare cap. Peter Rolfe was criticised earlier this year when he claimed in an interview that his local councils refusal to give him a bigger house violated his human rights. The 64-year-old is appearing in new Channel 5 series Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole, in which he claims his home in Newport, Isle of Wight, is not big enough and like a prison cell. It had been reported that Rolfe had 18 kids by 10 women,...
  • Bob Dole: Hillary Clinton's Age Will Be Issue In Potential Campaign

    06/06/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | by TONY LEE
    World War II veteran and former Republican 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole said that Hillary Clinton's age will matter if she runs for president in 2016. Dole, who turns 91 next month, was 73 when he ran for president with Jack Kemp. Democrats made his age an issue then, just as they made Sen. John McCain's age an issue in 2008. Regardless of whether it is fair, Dole said that Hillary Clinton's age will also be fair game in a potential presidential campaign. We had signs, Dole in 96, and the Democrats in some areas changed it to Dole is...
  • Memos: Clinton White House used immigration issue to defeat Republicans

    04/24/2014 5:42:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Notes and memos just released by former President Bill Clinton's library reveal that the administration's political team schemed to use the immigration issue to defeat Republicans. Just months into the new administration, memos were swapped inside White House offices discussing how to use immigration to knock out Republicans in California, Texas, New York and other states. In one memo to former Clinton deputy Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, a top aide wrote, Immigration will be one of the top two or three issues in the California governor's race in 1994, and I suspect the issue will be significant in...
  • Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!

    04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 14 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey
    During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted. Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten. He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, She...
  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    03/12/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | Noemie Emery
    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own. He began with a mocking refrain about "presidents" Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney (two of them veterans impaired by their trauma), chiding them for not being his kind of conservative. He also asked if we remembered their reigns. Well, we do remember, and we remember...
  • Merger to make Chiquita world's biggest banana company

    03/12/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    U.S. banana producer Chiquita Brands International and Ireland's Fyffes have agreed to merge and create the world's largest banana company. The combined company, to be known as ChiquitaFyffes, is set to displace privately-held Dole from the No. 1 spot.
  • Republican governors say future GOP candidates must show compassion

    11/21/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. Many Republicans, with eyes trained on the presidential election in 2016, have sorted through the wreckage of the 2012 elections to figure out how and why the GOP suffered such heavy losses, including the White House. But at the Republican Governors Association conference in Arizona on Wednesday, one theory dominated at an early panel discussion: That the X-factor Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lacked might have been a more compassionate tone. "People have to know that you care about them," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of the governors believed to be weighing a presidential bid in...
  • Elizabeth Dole: Hillary Clinton 2016 Front-Runner (RINO's picking their candidate)

    06/20/2013 3:06:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 9:56 AM EDT | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, who briefly ran for president herself, on Thursday called Hillary Clinton a front-runner. I have to say as far as Hillary is concerned, you know we can recognize that were past the point of a woman being accepted as president because she almost made it last time, and also just to think she could be a front-runner a few years ago, that wouldnt have been something that would have been conceivable, Dole, a former Republican senator from North Carolina, said on CBS This Morning. But she is the front-runner. Of course, its a very...
  • Will Chris Wallace ask a Dem if JFK could get the Dem nomination today (per Bob Dull interview?

    05/28/2013 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    5/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't wait for Chris Wallace of Fox News to ask - really ask - a Democrat if JFK could get the nomination today, and/or if the Democrat Party really is big-tent (accepting of Dems who are pro-second amendment, pro-across-the board tax cuts, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage), etc... If one could go back to JFK's time and ask him personally if he would support same-sex marriage, I wonder what he would say. And JFK supported across-the-board tax cuts, too, btw. One thing that we could take from the interview though is that there is no reason for the GOP to say...
  • Bob Dole: GOP should be closed for repairs

    05/26/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 89 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | May 26, 2013 | Lyndsey Layton
    The Republican Party has changed so drastically in recent years, the current GOP wouldnt welcome the likes of Ronald Reagan, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole(R) said Sunday. The current GOP ought to be closed for repairs because it lacks a vision and is unable to strike deals with Democrats, Dole said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. The Kansas Republican said he was disturbed by his partys obstructionist behavior on Capitol Hill. It seems almost unreal that we cant get together on a budget or legislation, he said. -snip Asked whether he...
  • Bob Dole urges Hagel confirmation as defense secretary

    02/21/2013 5:05:31 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Add Bob Doleformer senator, former presidential candidate, grievously wounded in World War IIto the list of Republican heavy-hitters urging the Senate to confirm the embattled Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Hagels wisdom and courage make him uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense and lead the men and women of our armed forces, Dole said in a statement released by the White House. Chuck Hagel will be an exceptional leader at an important time.
  • Taliban take a hard line on Viagra

    02/13/2013 9:05:29 PM PST · by haffast · 24 replies
    DW ^ | 2-12-2013 | Shamil Shams
    Shopkeepers in the Karkhano market in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar told the media on Monday, February 11, that the Taliban had warned them not to sell "Viagra-style" male potency drugs or otherwise be prepared to "face the consequences." "Selling sex drugs, vulgar films and obscene movies are against Shariah law," read the pamphlets distributed by the Islamist group Tehrik-e-Taliban in Khyber. "All those involved in this business are warned to quit this occupation and start a lawful business," news agency AFP quoted the warning as saying.snip But there are also religious scholars, such as Muhammad Rafiq Khalil, who...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP Should Consider A Government Shutdown, It Works

    01/07/2013 7:24:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/07/2013
    NEWT GINGRICH: Let me ask you this. And I appreciate E.J.'s support here. But I want to make a point that probably he may not be as enthusiastic about. They have two vehicles. They have a continuing resolution, which is at the end of March, and they have the sequester bill. Now, these are legitimate government spending bills. The debt ceiling is different because it triggers all of these international financial problems and triggers the credit of the United States. They don't have to say, "We're going to be wimps." I've helped closed the government twice. It actually worked. Bill...
  • Senator Kerrys Fallacious Emotional Appeal for a U.N. Treaty

    12/04/2012 8:42:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RSN ^ | Monday, 03 December 2012 16:12 | Steven Groves
    When the facts and law are not in ones favor, there is a natural temptation to appeal to the emotions of your target audience in order to win an argument. This is referred to as argumentum ad passionesan attempt to manipulate an audiences emotions by pulling on their heartstrings in order to bring them to your side. Such is the case with Senator John Kerrys (DMA) appeal in todays Huffington Post in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international human rights treaty that is scheduled for an up-or-down vote tomorrow at noon. ...
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • US election: Bob Dole urges Mitt Romney to confront Republican party right wing

    08/23/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jon Swaine, The Daily Telegraph
    Bob Dole, the last Republican to challenge a Democratic president, has urged Mitt Romney to confront their party's Right wing and likened the Romney-Ryan ticket to his own ultimately unsuccessful partnership with Jack Kemp in 1996. Mr Dole, a former Kansas Senator defeated by Bill Clinton 16 years ago, said the party should follow his example of "mainstream" Republicanism and become more appealing to ethnic minorities and young people to secure its future. "We have got to be open," he said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. "We cannot be a single-issue party or single-philosophy party". He added: "There's...
  • York: If Obama wins, look for expansion of federal dole

    07/27/2012 3:24:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2012 | Byron York
    Three examples. First, on July 12, the Obama administration issued a directive that could result in the removal of the work requirement from the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. The work requirement was the heart of that reform, and removing it would mean, in the words of conservative welfare expert Robert Rector, the end of welfare reform as we know it. It will likely also mean more people on welfare, should Barack Obama who has opposed welfare reform from the very beginning win a second term. Second, the Obama administration has made a far-reaching effort to increase the...