Friday, August 24, 2012

Take a pill Bob Dole

Bob Dole Urges Mitt Romney To Confront The Republican Party's Right Wing

Res Ipsa Loquitor

[I'm Bob] 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 you don't dare not toe the line". -[Full Tragedy]

I'm actally embarrased for Bob Dole. Not for the first time. Too bad.  Bob Dole served his country well.  Then he ran for congress.  Now, this self-parody.  Sigh.


Anonymous said...

Not being a Republican, I cannot speak for Bob Dole. I am not a single issue person. I believe in BOTH the rule of law and the right to own property.

Freddie Sykes

Steve in Greensboro said...

Ah yes, wisdom from the "tax collector for the welfare state".  But as usual, Bob Dole is an infallible guide; whichever direction he points, we must head in the exact opposite direction.

If the Republic is to be saved, Romney must confront and defeat the forces of big government, including the CPUSA (i.e. the Dems) and most of the Republican party (including all of its current leadership).  

No compromise on taxes; no tax increases.  Repeal Obamacare and Dodd-Frank.  Return spending to 2006 levels (i.e. before Pelosi) at least. Stop the Fed from monetizing the Federal debt.  That's only a start.

I-RIGHT-I said...

"If the Republic is to be saved, Romney must confront and defeat the forces of big government."

Uh huh. I sure hope you got Plan B waiting in the wings Steve because Mitt is not the Shit. He's Bob Dole.

Jess said...

I note that Dole once said "Honorable compromise is no sin." That's a good description of asking for another whack when your ass is spanked at a fraternity hazing.

Helly said...

Two data points are one too many. No more crippled war heroes for GOP presidential candidates please. R&R makes Obama and Biden look like an elderly heroin addict leading around an Alzheimer patient. And that is enough to win the election.

I think this should be obvious to an citizen, but ringing like a bell in the night to senior politicians: If Republicans can't deliver tort reform and regulatory relieve when they control Congress and the Presidency, they can't protect us nationalization, election fraud, treasury looting, fuel production moratoriums, and the general assault on free markets.

Anonymous said...

I can find nothing to disagree with here, and particularly like the Newt witticism.


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