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  • 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 Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s health, but it’s 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 they’re also forgetting how Republican candidates tend to be far...
  • Bob Dole: Paul, ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Cruz Don’t 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: I’m 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 isn’t the...
  • Bob Dole’s Parlor Game: “Could so-and-so make it in today’s 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 today’s 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 wouldn’t have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldn’t 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. He’s 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 Dole’s 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 today’s Republican Party “I doubt it,” Mr. Dole said dolefully. “Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly Nixon couldn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 party’s obstructionist behavior on Capitol Hill. “It seems almost unreal that we can’t 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 decades—and 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, you’ve 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?” It’s certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, he’s 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 Kerry’s 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 one’s 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 passiones—an attempt to manipulate an audience’s emotions by pulling on their heartstrings in order to bring them to your side. Such is the case with Senator John Kerry’s (D–MA) appeal in today’s 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 Santorum’s 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 Union’s ratings archive for 2006, Santorum’s 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 wasn’t “fatal.” “In the first place, you’re dealing with the state level rather than the national level,” Dole said. “And I haven’t gone over the Massachusetts plan, but there are mandates in it. That’s the one thing that Romney has to answer to, about mandates.” Dole added: “But I think he’s, 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 Santorum’s popularity is rising] might have to do with the fact that it’s 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 Dole’s turn. Bob Dole, you will remember from George Stephanoupolos’s memoir of his time in Clinton’s 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, he’ll crush the party’s 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 Gingrich’s time as speaker of the House. In his statement, Dole said he’s decided to speak out against Gingrich “before it is too late” and Republicans nominate someone who...
  • Bob Dole beatdown: Nominating Newt would cause “an Obama landslide”

    01/26/2012 2:21:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/26/12 | Joe Garofoli
    Former Senate Majority Leader — and 1996 GOP Presidential nominee – Bob Dole just tore into Newt Gingrich with an open letter that violates Reagan’s 11th Commandment so many times, Bob Dole will be in the confessional until Easter. ... .. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself. He was a one-man-band who rarely took advice. It was his way or the highway. ... Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall. He loved picking a fight with Bill Clinton because he knew...
  • And We Should Hate Newt Gingrich for This? (Re: Bob Dole "Goes Nuclear" on Newt)

    01/26/2012 11:55:13 AM PST · by Qbert · 59 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 26th, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    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 Dole’s turn.Bob Dole, you will remember from George Stephanoupolos’s memoir of his time in Clinton’s White House, totally cut the legs out from under Newt Gingrich and House Republicans during the government shut down. According to...
  • Cowards of Worst Kind....

    01/10/2012 5:37:15 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    1/10/2012 | nikos121
    I'm sure tonight.. I'm going to be thrown off this forum....so what if I do... I'll go down swinging... Buy before I go... I'm speaking my mind.... Gutless wonder Rush Limbaughs....Hey..Charles Krauthammer... Ann Coulter.. Chris Christie...are you listening... Mark Steyn... the editors of NRO... You are all the coward of cowards... You are all covers for Mitt Romney...You are all his Lackeys.... But let me ask you all something... esp you, Ann.... What was Mitt Romney doing in France as a Mormon missionary...? Hmmmmmmm? He speaks Fench.... Tell us Ann Coulter... what was he doing there? Ask him how many...
  • Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee

    12/18/2011 5:12:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2011
    Republican elder statesman and former Senate leader Bob Dole on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee, a day after the former Massachusetts governor received the backing of Iowa's main newspaper. In an open letter to Iowa voters, Dole - himself a former presidential candidate - said a great deal was at stake on January 3, when Iowa votes in the first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential election. "A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack...
  • Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee

    12/18/2011 11:37:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Deborah Charles - Reuters
    Republican elder statesman and former Senate leader Bob Dole on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee, a day after the former Massachusetts governor received the backing of Iowa's main newspaper. In an open letter to Iowa voters, Dole - himself a former presidential candidate - said a great deal was at stake on January 3, when Iowa votes in the first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential election. "A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack...
  • The Des Moines Register’s GOP caucus endorsement: Mitt Romney is best to lead

    12/17/2011 8:40:50 PM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies
    Des Moines Register | Dec 17, 2011 | Register Editorial Board
    Gannett paper, link only http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/17/23902/
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  • I Miss Bob Dole (Paul Begala)

    07/24/2011 5:00:00 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 17 Jul 2011 | Paul Begala
    He stood up to the radical right when it shut down the government in 1995. Who will do the same today? The government shutdown of 1995, dramatic though it was for the country and damaging though it was to the GOP, looks like the height of Republican reasonableness compared with today’s brinksmanship over default. So much is different from 1995. The economy is weaker. Experts say the economic consequences of default may far exceed a mere government shutdown. The Republicans are much more, shall we say, ideologically inspired—with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, and House Majority...
  • McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)

    07/14/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-07-14
    As rain splatters the windows of Sen. John McCain’s second-floor office on Capitol Hill, the 74-year-old Arizona Republican leans back, clasps his hands, and recalls the Nineties. Brinksmanship, he says, cost the party then, and it could cripple Republicans this summer — especially if Rep. Michele Bachmann gets her way. Over in the House, “I am told that it is very difficult,” McCain says. “There are Republicans who are committed, like Michele Bachmann, to vote against raising the debt limit under any circumstances.” Bachmann, he warns, is acting “sort of like Senator Obama did.”(snip) Yet as poorly as Obama has...
  • Some fear GOP could fracture (Bob Dole, RINOs attack "right-wing hard-core" Tea Partiers)

    07/07/2011 8:46:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    Johnson County Sun, Overland Park, Kan. ^ | 2011-07-07 | Loren Stanton
    For years now there has been a clear power struggle within the Kansas Republican Party, but some major party figures say something about that tussle has changed. The rift between conservatives and moderates, they maintain, is widening into a chasm that could have significant implications for the party and the state. "I see Kansas Republicans being more divided than in years past," said Senate Majority Leader John Vratil of Leawood. (snip) ...conservative forces in the Capitol are stronger than ever. But many aligned with that side of the party want more. They seek decisive legislative majorities that could push an...
  • Ailing Bob Dole Returns to Kansas

    06/12/2011 7:41:01 AM PDT · by Mercat · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 12, 2011 | Steve Kraske
    RUSSELL, Kan. | The long lines of well-wishers were here again. So were the Dole for President T-shirts and the striking red, white and blue “America’s Choice” campaign buttons. This time, though, Bob Dole was back not to launch another presidential campaign but to hang out for a few days in his old hometown. “It’s still home,” he said. “There’s only one home, and that’s wherever you grew up.” Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/11/2943571/ailing-bob-dole-returns-to-russell.html#ixzz1P4Vd7iBE
  • Possible Running Mates for Sarah Palin in 2012 Presidential Election

    02/13/2011 1:38:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News Weekend Edition ^ | February 13, 2011 | William Browning
    The race for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is becoming more concrete. GOP candidates made their pitches to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 10-12 and a straw poll of attendees was taken. The Washington Post reports Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won the poll, with about 30 percent of the 3,742 ballots cast. The poll doesn't say much as not one candidate received more votes than the other. Some of the biggest news from the weekend came from former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin and she didn't even attend the conference. Palin hired...
  • Ex-Sen. Bob Dole back at Walter Reed hospital

    01/07/2011 3:30:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan.7, 2011
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence says former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been readmitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dole Institute spokeswoman Heather Anderson tells The Associated Press that Dole was admitted to the hospital Thursday.
  • Blaming the voters

    09/29/2010 3:19:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2010 | John Podhoretz
    On Oct. 24, 1996, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole got up at a campaign rally and promptly lost it: "I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about, or if people are thinking at all," he shouted. "Wake up, America!" Those words -- an unmistakable harbinger of the humiliation Dole would experience by losing to Bill Clinton in a landslide 12 days later -- seemed to echo painfully like Taylor Swift singing without the benefit of an auto-tune machine in the bewildering comments made over the last couple of days by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. It's odd, to...
  • Bob Dole endorses Christine O’Donnell (from his hospital bed at Walter Reed)

    09/24/2010 6:36:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2010 | Allahpundit
    Not only did he endorse her, he did it from his hospital bed at Walter Reed. And then he sent her the maximum possible donation allowable under law.Second look at the GOP establishment? Christine OÂ’DonnellÂ’s message resonated with the voters, and to the surprise of many she defeated Congressman Mike Castle, who many of us thought would win. The primary is over and in my opinion it is time for voters to join hands and support Christine OÂ’Donnell. The Delaware seat is important and the winner in November could well determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate. I find...
  • Dole for O'Donnell

    09/24/2010 5:42:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    politico.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | Ben Smith
    An endorsement from a symbol of bygone centrist Republicanism, Bob Dole: Christine O’Donnell’s message resonated with the voters, and to the surprise of many she defeated Congressman Mike Castle, who many of us thought would win. The primary is over and in my opinion it is time for voters to join hands and support Christine O’Donnell. The Delaware seat is important and the winner in November could well determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate. I find many of the attacks on O’Donnell to be personal and lacking in balance and fairness. If her campaign wishes I am willing...
  • Crist Thanks God He Left GOP(What is Crist anyway? Oportunist? Prostitute? Good riddance he's gone)

    08/19/2010 7:26:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/19/10 | Theodore Kettle
    Introduced by a Democratic state representative at a gathering of hundreds of senior citizens at a condo complex in heavily Democratic Broward County on Wednesday, Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist thanked God that he was no longer a Republican. "You know, I used to be a Republican," Crist told the adoring crowd after an introduction by Democratic state Rep. Ari Porth . When a women in the audience yelled out, "Thank God!" Crist immediately said, "Yeah, thank God. Right - used to be!" The statement came the same day Washington Examiner columnist Timothy P. Carney revealed that...