My apologies for being out for so long this time. I had another taekwondo tournament, and a lot of planting in-between the rains, which have done a lot to deter me thus far. I’m 2 weeks behind where I usually am at this time of the year. But as you can see, I have a bit of free time at the moment.
Bob Dole was always known for saying what he thinks. Bob Dole probably cost himself a shot at the Presidency by being blunt. And that seems to have been fine with Bob Dole, who never changed the way he did things.
And he still hasn’t. Dole has laid it all out for the Rushpubliscums in Congress, in no uncertain terms. Not that he’ll be heard, of course; the House is led by a drunk who only hears what lobbyists pay him to hear, the Senate is run by a moron who is scared to death to do anything that might piss off the Fascist right flank of his party, and the Rushpubliscum Caucus is loaded down with a bunch of mentally-challenged crybabies. Indeed, there is no room in this Rushpubliscum Party for Bob Dole, or anyone else with a IQ higher than the temperature of an ice cube.
The party of Lincoln isn’t even the party of Reagan anymore.
Today’s Republican Party has grown so radical that it wouldn’t have welcomed GOP legends like Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, former Senate Majority leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole said Sunday.
“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,” said Dole, explaining the party has gotten too conservative and attack-oriented.
“Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldn’t have made it, because he had ideas. We might’ve made it, but I doubt it,” he said on FOX News Sunday.
But Dole said it isn’t just today’s Republicans that have grown overly partisan. He also chided President Obama for not working closely enough with Congress to solve the country’s problems.
“I’m not a critic of the President, but I think one mistake he has made was not getting together more with Congress early on in his first administration,” said Dole. “I think as a president, he lacks communication skills with his own party, let alone the Republican Party. And he’s on the road too much.”
Dole, a World War II veteran and former senator from Kansas, was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996. A conservative in his own right, he nevertheless worked closely with former President Clinton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the 1990s to get a wide array of legislation passedIn the wake of their 2012 electoral defeat, a growing number of Republicans have criticized the party’s decision during the campaign to highlight the perceived failures of the Obama administration instead of selling new conservative ideas from the party itself.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is widely expected to run for president in 2016, called on party leadership earlier this year to reject identity politics and “stop being the stupid party and stop insulting the intelligence of voters.”
Piyush making that kind of a criticism… yeah. Funny stuff. But Dole, I have some respect for. He’s trying to talk them out of putting the finishing touches on the grave they’ve been digging for themselves.
He might as well shut up, walk away, and let them dig. No one is going to stop them now.