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  • Jimmy Carter endorses Donald Trump … over Ted Cruz

    02/03/2016 3:02:28 PM PST · by demshateGod · 112 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution Political Blog ^ | February 3, 2016 | Greg Bluestein
    "Coming soon to a Ted Cruz campaign ad near you? Former President Jimmy Carter, at Britain's House of Lords on Wednesday to deliver a lecture on the campaign to eradicate the Guinea worm disease, was derailed for a few minutes by a BBC reporter who asked about the presidential election. If he had to choose between Cruz and Trump for the Republican nomination, Carter chuckled, "I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you." "The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable,” Carter explained. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the...
  • Bob Dole: Ted Cruz Is a RINO — He’s a Republican in Name Only’

    01/31/2016 5:16:29 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 99 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...
  • Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

    01/25/2016 1:18:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 278 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, "knows what he does not know" and is more conservative than...
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • Bob Dole sees "cataclysmic" losses this year if Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump

    01/21/2016 7:15:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | 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 Warns of 'Cataclysmic' Losses With Ted Cruz, and Says Donald Trump Would Do Better

    01/20/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Bob Dole, the former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has never been fond of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in an interview Wednesday, Mr. Dole said that the party would suffer "cataclysmic" and "wholesale losses" if Mr. Cruz were the nominee, and that Donald J. Trump would fare better. "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 word "conservative," Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz:...
  • Would Donald Trump Be a Pro-Abortion President?

    01/20/2016 3:38:22 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2016 | John McCormack
    When Ben Carson was rising in the polls, Donald Trump was quick to attack the former neurosurgeon for being "pro-abortion not so long ago." The attack was more than a bit hypocritical because Trump himself was "very" pro-abortion not so long ago. In 1999, Tim Russert asked Trump if he would support a ban on "abortion in the third-trimester" or "partial-birth abortion." "No," Trump replied. "I am pro-choice in every respect." Trump explained his views may be the result of his "New York background." Now that Ted Cruz has attacked Trump's "New York values," Trump's views on abortion will be...
  • CNN/WMUR Poll: Trump leads, Cruz climbs in New Hampshire (Trump 34 Cruz climbs to 2nd at 14)

    01/20/2016 2:16:53 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Donald Trump holds a 20-point lead in the New Hampshire Republican primary, a new CNN/WMUR poll shows. Behind him, there's still a scrum for second place -- with support for No. 2, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on the rise. Trump is backed by 34% of those likely to vote in New Hampshire's February 9 GOP primary, more than double his nearest contender, Cruz, who has 14% support. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are tied for third with 10% each. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are each...
  • Sarah Palin Speaks at HUGE Donald Trump Rally in Tulsa, OK (1-20-16 Video)

    01/20/2016 12:38:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | January 20, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016: GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a massive campaign rally in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center. Mr. Trump brought former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin with him- and she spoke for about 20 minutes to a fired up crowd of an estimated 20,000 supporters.
  • New Florida Poll – Donald Trump Increases Lead and Strongly Beating Hillary Clinton...

    01/20/2016 1:45:18 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 20, 2016 | by Sundance
    A new Florida FAU poll (full pdf below) shows candidate Donald Trump extending his lead and nearing the 50% threshold. At 48% Trump has increased his lead by 11 points since the same poll was conducted a month ago.
  • Bob Dole Warns of ‘Cataclysmic’ Losses With Ted Cruz, and Says Donald Trump Would Do Better

    01/20/2016 1:23:56 PM PST · by springwater13 · 147 replies
    Bob Dole, the former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has never been fond of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in an interview Wednesday, Mr. Dole said that the party would suffer "cataclysmic" and "wholesale losses" if Mr. Cruz was the nominee, and that Donald J. Trump would fare better. "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 word "conservative," Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz:...
  • Bush-backer Bob Dole hits Trump, Cruz (sleep in on election day if Cruz nominee)

    12/08/2015 11:57:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) goes after GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a new interview. Dole told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that Trump "says things over the top and people applaud. And he's insulted about everybody, every other candidate. "And Cruz is so extreme," Dole, a backer of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's White House bid, continued in the interview, airing Tuesday afternoon on "Andrea Mitchell Reports." "He's not a ... traditional Republican conservative," he added of Cruz. "Achievements are shutting down the government twice and calling the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell,...
  • Bob Dole Endorses Jeb Bush, and Knocks Ted Cruz

    11/11/2015 4:50:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | November 11, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas endorsed Jeb Bush for president on Wednesday, saying he believed that the former Florida governor was the best qualified candidate — and also making clear that he still held a grudge against Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The endorsement, timed for Veterans Day — Mr. Dole fought in World War II — was announced by Mr. Bush’s campaign. But NBC News, in a brief interview with Mr. Dole, the Republican nominee for president in 1996, had cool words for only one candidate. “I think he’s the most qualified, and we need somebody with experience...
  • Bob Dole Endorses Jeb Bush, and Knocks Ted Cruz

    11/11/2015 4:50:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | November 11, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas endorsed Jeb Bush for president on Wednesday, saying he believed that the former Florida governor was the best qualified candidate — and also making clear that he still held a grudge against Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The endorsement, timed for Veterans Day — Mr. Dole fought in World War II — was announced by Mr. Bush’s campaign. But NBC News, in a brief interview with Mr. Dole, the Republican nominee for president in 1996, had cool words for only one candidate. “I think he’s the most qualified, and we need somebody with experience...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dole says he wants Romney to run again in 2016

    10/28/2014 4:35:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 122 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2014 5:49 PM EDT
    Bob Dole says he thinks former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should run for the office again in 2016. The 91-year-old former Senate majority leader made the comment Monday during a campaign rally for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, whos in a tight race for re-election against independent candidate Greg Orman. Romney spoke at the event in the Kansas City surburb of Overland Park.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Bob Dole: I apologized to abortionist for some of my pro-life supporters over the top rhetoric

    06/05/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    WAKEENEY, Kansas, June 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) In 1974, pro-life voters helped up-and-coming Senator Bob Dole narrowly defeat a Democratic congressman and abortionist who gave Dole the closest national election of his career. Nearly 40 years later, Dole has apologized to the abortionist for what he now views as over-the-top rhetoric from some of his pro-life supporters. The former U.S. senator and three-time presidential hopeful, now 90, reminisced about his first Senate re-election in the town of WaKeeney, Kansas (population 1,852) last Thursday. Presidential candidate Bob Dole speaks in California during his 1996 presidential campaign. Credit: Spirit of America /...
  • Dole: VA a 'disaster' that needs a shake-up

    05/22/2014 6:17:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    USA Today via WUSA | Thursday, May 22, 2014
    Gannett owned property so article is headline and link only.
  • People who mocked John McCain outraged that Karl Rove asked about Hillary Clintons health

    05/13/2014 6:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Hayward
    It might not be the towering height of liberal hypocrisy to watch the same people who savaged Bob Dole and John McCain as doddering old farts with one foot in the grave squeal in outrage when Karl Rove asks about Hillary Clintons health, but its definitely far up the north slope of that hypocrisy mountain. I gather everyone on the Left has their amnesia circuits engaged, and is obediently forgetting the way snotty Obama operatives mocked McCain for the injuries he sustained as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Apparently theyre also forgetting how Republican candidates tend to be far...
  • Bob Dole: Paul, Extreme Right-Wing Cruz Dont Have Experience to Run in 2016

    04/22/2014 1:53:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 85 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 6:53 pm, April 21st, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole weighed in on his party’s likely 2016 contenders recently, and concluded that some of the most talked-about names just aren’t ready yet. In a new interview with the Wichita Eagle, Dole calls out Ted Cruz and Rand Paul specifically to say they lack the experience to run in 2016.He takes a few shots at Obamacare too, calling the rollout a “disaster” and casting serious doubt on the administration’s claims they successfully enrolled 7 million people, while charging that Democrats don’t get nearly the kind of blame Republicans do for partisan gridlock and congressional inaction.But...
  • BOB DOLE SAYS US SHOULD SEND WEAPONS TO UKRAINE

    04/21/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by bkopto · 39 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message. The 90-year-old Republican Party icon and former U.S. Senate majority leader said Putin "has sort of sized up" Democratic President Barack Obama and "concluded that he's not a strong leader." Dole's comments came as Vice President Joe Biden began a high-profile visit to Ukraine and only days after an announcement in Geneva that talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European...
  • 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...
  • John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole

    03/08/2014 2:14:28 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 March 2014 | Jack Kenny
    John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole 08 March 2014 Senator John McCain (shown) yesterday accused Senator Ted Cruz of having "crossed a line" when the Texas Republican claimed that the GOP's most recent losing presidential candidates Bob Dole, McCain, and Mitt Romney "don't stand for principle." McCain, the five-term Republican senator from Arizona and the party's 2008 nominee, said Cruz owed Dole an apology. Cruz, in a speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, told the crowd the three losing presidential candidates should have stood up for their views....
  • John McCain: I want Ted Cruz to apologize to Bob Dole

    03/07/2014 12:02:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Matt Lewis, here’s Maverick once again demonstrating that “cordial relationship” in politico-speak means “two people who can’t publicly admit to hating each other but obviously do.”And it’s a cheap shot. Cruz’s point yesterday at CPAC was that Dole, McCain, and Romney lost because they weren’t conservative enough. That’s not because they’re gutless — he said specifically that they were “good” and “decent” men — but because they’re not committed, full-throated ideologues, even less so when they’re fighting for purple states in a national election. We can debate whether that’s true but there’s nothing offensive in raising the subject. I...
  • Rob Reiner aka Meathead: 'Obama Is Right Around Where Reagan Was' Politically

    11/02/2013 3:16:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It really is hysterical listening to liberal Hollywoodans talk about politics. Take for example actor/director Rob Reiner - made famous by his role as Meathead in the legendary sitcom All in the Family - claiming on HBO's Real Time Friday ("Overtime" web segment) that Barack Obama politically "is right around where Reagan was. Rob Reiner aka Meathead: 'Obama Is Right Around Where Reagan Was' Politically BILL MAHER, HOST: Im just saying the Democrats have moved to the middle. CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ (D-FLORIDA): We have. MAHER: Unfortunately, the other people have moved way over there. So now the middle isnt the...
  • Bob Doles Parlor Game: Could so-and-so make it in todays Republican party? is a silly question.

    05/31/2013 7:14:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/31/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan could you make it in todays Republican party? Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday asked former Senate majority leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. I doubt it, Dole replied. Reagan wouldnt have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldnt have made it, because he had ideas and we might have made it, but I doubt it. Let me state up front that I have incredible respect and admiration for Dole. Hes an American hero and was a politician of undisputed integrity. I also admire Chris Wallace as an insightful and...
  • (Dole)ing Out Blame For Gridlock

    05/30/2013 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former presidential candidate and all-around decent man, Dole was a part of government for much of his life. Therein lies the problem for some who stay in politics and government so long that it is easy to lose perspective and think cutting deals is more important than winning the argument. In a Memorial Day weekend interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox...
  • Robert Doles Two Cents

    05/30/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    New York Sun ^ | May 28, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    The Democrats are in a swoon over the fact that Senator Dole is complaining about the Republicans. The former Republican leader in the upper house told Christopher Wallace of Fox News that the GOP ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says closed for repairs. He reckons the GOP lacks for ideas and positive agendas. Mr. Wallace asked Mr. Dole whether he could make it in todays Republican Party I doubt it, Mr. Dole said dolefully. Reagan couldnt have made it. Certainly Nixon couldnt have made it, cause he had ideas. We might have made it,...
  • 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 Has Some Nerve

    05/27/2013 2:15:28 PM PDT · by paltz · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/27/13 | Kerry Picket
    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...
  • 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...
  • Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney

    03/19/2013 2:16:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that the Republican establishment had given America a series of losers as presidential candidates over the last two decadesand the last time they picked a winner, George W. Bush, he was a bigger spender than the Democrats. Why is it that the establishment has given us this bunch of losers? Schlafly said. The establishment has given us a whole series of losers: Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney. Schlafly said the establishment wants candidates that will only talk about economic issues and not social or...
  • Santorum strikes again (NYT attack on Santorum's role in defeating a UN treaty)

    12/06/2012 6:31:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/5/2012 | Gail Collins
    Lately, youve probably been asking: What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning? Its certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, hes been on a crusade against a dangerous attempt by the United Nations to help disabled people around the world. This week, he won! The Senate refused to ratify a U.N. treaty on the subject. The vote, which fell five short of the necessary two-thirds majority, came right after 89-year-old Bob Dole, the...
  • From Republicans, a Parting Slap at Bob Dole and Disabled Americans

    12/04/2012 10:52:21 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Lawrence Downes
    Former Senator Bob Dole, 89 years old and in a wheelchair, went onto to the floor of the Senate today to urge his former colleagues to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Mr. Dole, a disabled veteran, has been one of the leading voices urging ratification of the treaty, which seeks to bring the world closer to the high standard set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark civil-rights law enacted under President George H.W. Bush.
  • 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 enters critical phase, will talk up economic plan

    09/16/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to talk up some specifics of his economic proposals as he enters a critical period of his campaign and tries to erase a small lead that President Barack Obama has built in the polls.
  • Bob Dole Urges Mitt Romney To Confront The Republican Party's Right Wing

    08/23/2012 9:19:55 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Bob Dole Urges Mitt Romney To Confront The Republican Party's Right Wing Jon Swaine, The Telegraph August 23, 2012, 5:34 PM Wikimedia Commons 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 a big split in our party. There's this undercurrent of rigid conservatism where...
  • 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...
  • Gingrich Raises the Bar on Romney

    04/02/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Frederick, Md. - Newt Gingrich says the finish line for Mitt Romney's path to the GOP nomination is further down the road than what current delegate counts indicate. The longshot hopeful, who has said he won't get out of the race until Romney secures 1144 delegates, is stressing that the delegates have to be "uncontested" in order to count. The frontrunner's rivals argue some of the states that awarded Romney all of their delegates violated Republican National Committee rules when they moved their contests ahead of April 1 and therefore should distribute delegates proportionally. This dispute, if it continues, would...
  • How Conservative Is Rick Santorums Record?

    03/16/2012 9:03:36 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Power Line ^ | March 15, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    Rick Santorum is regarded by many of his supporters as the real conservative in the GOP presidential race, and most Democrats pay him the unintended compliment of considering him an arch-conservative. Undoubtedly, Santorum is a conservative of a certain type, but how far to the right was his voting record during the three terms he spent in the United States Senate? To answer this question, I went to the American Conservative Unions ratings archive for 2006, Santorums last year as a senator, and looked up the lifetime ratings of those who were in the Senate at that time. One could...
  • Bob Dole: Romney Must Answer for Health Care Mandates (critiques field)

    03/08/2012 1:46:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    ABC The Note ^ | March 8, 2012 | By Matt Negrin
    Dole thinks Romney is in a tough spot over his role in crafting the Massachusetts health plan that the White House says was a blueprint for ObamaCare. He called it a liability for Romney but said it wasnt fatal. In the first place, youre dealing with the state level rather than the national level, Dole said. And I havent gone over the Massachusetts plan, but there are mandates in it. Thats the one thing that Romney has to answer to, about mandates. Dole added: But I think hes, you know, when he stands up and says, One of the first...
  • Rush: America Likes Santorum

    02/24/2012 6:21:48 PM PST · by writer33 · 112 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/24/12 | Michelle Lopata
    The fact that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a good family man is why he has gained traction recently with voters, according to radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. My guess [why Santorums popularity is rising] might have to do with the fact that its now widely known that Santorum is a loving, devoted father, Rush argued. A recent Washington Post/ABC News story stated that Santorum is winning more support from Republican women and is less unpopular among Democrat and independent women than his GOP rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich despite his views on abortion, contraception, and prenatal screenings...
  • Dole Goes Nuclear (Against Gingrich 3.0)

    01/26/2012 10:12:01 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 247 replies
    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...
  • And We Should Hate Newt Gingrich for This?

    All the members of the Republican Party who have been complicit and collaborative in the destruction of our nation in the past few decades always talking about smaller government while never fighting against the tide of creeping socialism have now come out against Newt Gingrich. Yesterday, at National Review, Elliot Abrams attacked Newt Gingrich for attacking Ronald Reagan from the right. Today, it is Bob Doles turn. Bob Dole, you will remember from George Stephanoupoloss memoir of his time in Clintons White House, totally cut the legs out from under Newt Gingrich and House Republicans during the government shut down....
  • Romney Supported by Three Moderate GOP Presidential Losers--and this is supposed to help?

    01/27/2012 12:01:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Friday, January 27, 2012 | Kristinn
    Mitt Romney, whose liberal past and questionable conservative credentials are at the heart of his problems securing the Republican presidential nomination, is being supported by three prior Republican nominees--all of whom lost their bids for the presidency while running as moderates.Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee who lost to Barack Obama, endorsed Romney on January 4 heading into the New Hampshire primary.Former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 nomineee who lost to Bill Clinton, endorsed Romney in December before the Iowa caucus.Former President George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, 'unofficially' endorsed Romney in December in remarks to...
  • (1996 Presidential Candidate Loser) Bob Dole Has Dagger Out For Newt Gingrich Run

    01/26/2012 4:08:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 1/26/2012 | By Matt Negrin
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP Republican presidential nominee, unleashed an attack on Newt Gingrich today, saying not only is he unsuited to be president, hell crush the partys candidates at the state and local levels. Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall, Dole said in a statement published by National Review. Dole was a senator from 1969 to 1996, overlapping with some of Gingrichs time as speaker of the House. In his statement, Dole said hes decided to speak out against Gingrich before it is too late and Republicans nominate someone who...