Dole doles it out on the GOP

vgkg(Z-7)May 27, 2013

Time for more politics....

"I think they ought to put a sign on the [Republican] 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," Dole said.

Asked whether Republicans of years past, many of whom had a more diplomatic approach to compromise and governance than today's Republicans, would be able to make it in the modern GOP, Dole said, "I doubt it."

"Reagan wouldn't have made it. Certainly Nixon couldn't have made it, because he had ideas," he explained. "We might have made it, but I doubt it."

And much of the blame for the gridlock, Dole said, rests with a fractious Congress that seems more interested in partisan drama than doing its job.

"It seems to be almost unreal that we can't get together on a budget or legislation," Dole said, comparing today's Congress unfavorably with the institution in which he served for decades. "We weren't perfect by a long shot, but at least we got our work done."

Closed for Repair...or Going out of Business?
Party of Stupid as Bobby J said?

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lily316(z5PA)

Lotta love old Bob for saying what others in the party think but are too scared to say.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 11:53AM
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momj47(7A)

I'm not sure Bob Dole would even be considered a "good" Republican any more, by most of the GOP leaders. The only reason he is still in the party is because he's still alive. Once he's dead......all bets are off.

Of course, he is right. If the GOP doesn't get it's act together, and lets hope they don't, they will quickly become irrelevant, as most American voters move to the center of the political spectrum. The GOP will be the party of old white folks - and they/we are rapidly becoming a minority.

The question is - what will replace it. Maybe the GOP can off-load all the wingnuts into the Tea Party, and keep them securely ring-fenced.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 12:42PM
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Pidge

The GOP cannot stand "straight talk." Rush et al will spend a few minutes this week making Dole look an old has-been/

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 7:09PM
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vgkg(Z-7)

"'closed for repairs' until New Year's Day "

7 months without the GOP? Is Dole saying "who needs em'"? The GOP has devolved into the Monkey Wrench Party.
By the end of that period the nation might wake up and realize we're better off without em'.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 9:19AM
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ohiomom

The honeymoon is definitely over here in Ohio (catch the comment section)

"Kasich, say some conservative activists, has joined the ranks of a GOP establishment that has given up on its principles and embraced a cowardly centrism.

(snip)

The anger toward Kasich is illustrative of a larger tension within the state Republican Party. There's long been speculation the Tea Party could split from the GOP and become its own entity, but Ohio activists are among the first to begin making serious steps toward that end.

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Groups like Americans For Prosperity and local tea party factions have hit Kasich repeatedly over the Medicaid expansion. In turn, he has made several impassioned appeals to support it, calling it the "humane" thing to do. That battle comes as other Ohio Republicans have found their own ways to draw Tea Party fire; Portman's support of gay marriage and Boehner's difficult relationship with some of the most conservative members of his caucus have many Tea Partiers convinced they're not playing for the same team."

Here is a link that might be useful: source of course

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 6:48PM
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