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(CNN)   You know the GOP has gone completely wheels-off when Bob Dole (R-Bob Dole) says they should be "Closed for Repairs", and declares that Saint Reagan would have no place in today's Republican Party, and says it all on Fox News   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 89
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2013-05-26 04:42:52 PM
30 votes:
In fairness, Bob fell on his sword for the party, and was treated fairly shamefully for it.

The party should have taken the loss to Obama the first time around, to evaluate what in the Hells had gone wrong. To look at what their platform, and the base that they were encouraging had cost them. After the last go around, they had another opportunity to re-evaluate, and instead, have tripled down on the stupid that now typifies the party faithful. Yes, I'm looking at the use of TEA Party idiots, Libertarians who conveniently vote Republican consistently, and the Religious Right that overlooks liars, adulterers, usurers, and thieves because they happen to give lip service about homosexuals--unless of course they get caught in a men's stall with one--and on abortion, but are perfectly fine with the death penalty and shooting brown people.

The Republican party should be leading the charge for religious freedom--and by that, that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more. It should be leading the charge on marriage equality. It should be leading to parity in the tax code. Historically, the party was environmental issues because we hold our lands for our posterity. And it simply isn't. It isn't, because the leadership has turned to myopic concerns that embraced an election strategy championed by NeoCons who wanted the leadership for themselves, and damn the country, damn the nation, and damn the people, but they were going to see their "ideals" through, no matter how bankrupt the nation would become, how many people had to die overseas, and how devastated the economy would be seeing it through. It is the reason I left the party, because I saw that no amount of voting within the party for "better" candidates would do any good, because the only choices were insane or simply outrageously corrupt. The few sane candidates were marginalized from the get go. The party has lost its way, and at this point, it needs to be put out of its misery, and let the TEA Party idiots and "Libertarians" pick over the bones with the Religious Right, and let something new rise from the ashes while the Idiot Brigade fights for who loves America more...
2013-05-26 06:54:24 PM
10 votes:

NFA: gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.


Here is a quote from Ann Coulter.

"The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. "

She is bat-shiat crazy.


Less crazy, than a dedicated cheerleader. She is smart enough to realize that is exactly what she is, and pretty much shameless in accepting that role. What is sort of sad about it, is that she is also smart enough to realize that her usefulness is fading, so in order to try to secure a continuing place at the table, she has to crank up the shamelessness up even further. Her looks are not what they used to be, she doesn't have a solid platform to be seen and heard, so when she gets her opportunities, she takes them, because she HAS to prove that she is a good gray mare. Revisionist history? That's OK. Lies and damned lies? That's OK. Demagoguery? Fine so long as it's her side. The crazy HAS to be cranked up, because the audience loses interest fast, and she, simply put, isn't as young as she used to be, and Phylis Schafely's role is the only one she can hope to fill, because she hasn't got some strong husband to trot her around the room. That alone puts her in odd company, because she has to realize that even Rush Limbaugh had a wife, a few times even, and her spinster status means that she has a harder road to hoe than the other Fox Blonds. She doesn't have the hook with values voters immediately, so she has to go them one better. And it is sort of sad. She's smart enough to realize how she's being used, to know that her spotlight has a limited window, and yet, there she goes, hoping to cash a few more checks before she is replaced.
2013-05-26 05:24:11 PM
9 votes:
Well, duh.

When the John Brich Society attempted to take over the GOP in the 80s, the Republicans soundly rejected them as lunatics. Now rebranded as the teabaggers, the GOP leadership has embraced them.
2013-05-26 04:46:27 PM
8 votes:
The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.
2013-05-26 07:57:17 PM
7 votes:
images.politico.com

38 Republicans walk past a wheelchair bound Bob Dole (on the right) to vote against the US signing onto an international version of the ADA, which was based on the same criteria as the ADA).

The GOP stopped giving a shiat about Dole the minute he stopped being a politcal asset.
2013-05-26 07:53:00 PM
7 votes:

soia: you know what really grinds my gears????  Is that i have to vote Democrat because Republicans are out of their minds.  And i honestly believe that if Republicans actually got their heads out of their asses for a minute and decided to actually come to reality they would be the dominant political party in this nation, but no we're stuck with Democrats


UM
NO
You vote for the democrats because they have become the centrist party.
Started with Clinton, Algore lost because he was too left, wtf Kerry, and Obama was back to the center.

Center is defined as "the majority of americans" ... as in the majority of americans want: pot legal, gay marriage legal, healthcare for all, government out of our faces, religion out of our faces, abortion to be legal, etc etc etc.

The GOP was taken over by a couple different groups of wackjobs. Teahadists and Bible thumpers.
If you remove the wackjob elements of the GOP's platform, well, you are left with the DEM platform?

/spare me the union speech, esp since unions have been dying for decades.
/spare me the small government speech, unless you can point to a GOP that has cut government overall. which you cant.

so yah, suck it up and get over it, you have become a democrat. sucks to be you, but they have morphed into your party. The other one, the GOP? They are never coming back. Not for 6-20 years at least.
2013-05-26 05:56:57 PM
7 votes:
Yet he still assigned the blame for partisan gridlock on Obama.
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-05-26 06:37:27 PM
6 votes:

gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.



Here is a quote from Ann Coulter.

"The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. "

She is bat-shiat crazy.
2013-05-26 08:24:34 PM
5 votes:
I like Bob Dole.  Amongst politicians, he was unusually decent.

He's biting his tongue here.  He's been worried about the direction of the party for a while, but loyalty has bid him silent.

The GOP needs to go through the restructuring that Democrats went through in the 1980s.  It'll cost them power for a decade, but it will pay off with a stronger party in the 2020s.

- drop the anti-intellectualism: stop denying climate change, evolution
- drop the racial bullshiat
- focus on middle-class economic anxieties, starting with health care and higher education
- expand geographically beyond the South
- focus on making government work more efficiently, not eliminating it
- don't ever say the word "rape", even if it is the appropriate word
- avoid even saying "grape"
- don't even think about saying "nubianrdly"
2013-05-26 05:57:59 PM
5 votes:
I love how the GOP should be "closed for repairs" but then gridlock is to be blamed on Obama for not properly dealing with the crazy.

/Also, it's weird to go to CNN for Fox News.
2013-05-26 05:41:31 PM
4 votes:

AirForceVet: gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.

Naw, that's too good for them. I suggest George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Strom Thurmond and Ross Barnett would be proud of the GOP as it is today.


You left out David Duke.
2013-05-26 04:59:49 PM
4 votes:

gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.


Naw, that's too good for them. I suggest George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Strom Thurmond and Ross Barnett would be proud of the GOP as it is today.
2013-05-27 01:43:29 PM
3 votes:

patthedog: 20) America loses its AAA credit rating (2011): The United States was first given its AAA credit in 1917, but it couldn't survive Barack Obama's record breaking spending. In 2011, America lost its AAA credit rating.


Skipped down to this one. It's funny you blame Obama, since the rating agency blamed House Republicans.
2013-05-26 10:58:17 PM
3 votes:
Yep, when Bob Dole comes off looking like a friendly moderate, you know your political party is utterly farked.
2013-05-26 10:13:32 PM
3 votes:
FTA: He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

Really?

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2013-05-26 07:20:37 PM
3 votes:

born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!


Don't worry, he tossed this in:
He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

Go fark yourself, Bob.
2013-05-26 07:04:42 PM
3 votes:

born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!


List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefor, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
Reality
Standard and Poor's
Warren Buffet
Lightbulbs
81 CEO's of Major US Corporations
Bob Dole
2013-05-26 06:22:20 PM
3 votes:
FTFA: "I think one mistake he's made was not getting together more with Congress early on in his first administration. There's nothing like knowing the person you are talking to on the telephone, if you had an opportunity to sit down with that person and visit - not about anything, but just visit."

I don't understand; was he asleep for all of 2009, or just high?
2013-05-26 04:40:20 PM
3 votes:
I don't pray but if I did I'd say a prayer for his safety
2013-05-26 04:38:20 PM
3 votes:

born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!


The GOP won't stop devolving until the only people left are all the pants-shiatting crazies that do nothing but compile lists.

What happens after that will be entertaining to watch!
2013-05-26 04:35:15 PM
3 votes:
ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!
2013-05-27 01:44:54 PM
2 votes:

patthedog: Democrat Party


DRINK!

19) Bill Clinton was impeached (1998): Clinton became only the 2nd President in American history to be impeached after he lied under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Remember, boys and girls:

* Lying about a blowjob:  IMPEACHABLE.
* Lying about weapons of mass destruction to gin up a war for fun and profit:  PATRIOTIC.

20) America loses its AAA credit rating (2011): The United States was first given its AAA credit in 1917, but it couldn't survive Barack Obama's record breaking spending. In 2011, America lost its AAA credit rating.

So you're outraged about the deficit.

GOOD!


NOW WHY WEREN'T YOU OUTRAGED WHEN THAT IDIOT BUSH WAS BEATING THE WAR DRUMS?
2013-05-27 02:39:13 AM
2 votes:

OgreMagi: When Obama first took office as President, some republicans asked to meet with him to work out some differences.  He responded with, "I won."


As I remember it, they presented him with a list of policy demands. You say "work out some differences," and I say, "delude themselves into thinking that November 2008 couldn't possibly have just happened."
2013-05-27 01:47:59 AM
2 votes:

BMulligan: OgreMagi: At one time the GOP for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and minding your own damn business.

When was this? I'm a bit on the downhill side of 50 years old, and I can assure you that the Republican party never fit this description at any point in my lifetime.

Not that I'm personally impressed by the essentially juvenile notions of "smaller government" and "fiscal responsibility," mind you - those expressions are simply code for simple-minded, childlike approaches to government and economics - but they have always been ideals that the Republicans have honored chiefly in the breach. And, as for minding one's own damn business, Republicans on the whole have always been particularly bad at that.


Democrats want to intervene on your behalf to protect your health, your soul is your problem.

Republicans want to intervene on your behalf to protect your soul, your health is your problem.

There is almost no moral, constitutional, or practical schema that supports the GOP approach and it pretty much explicitly violates their purported religious beliefs.
2013-05-26 11:30:11 PM
2 votes:

rev. dave: It would do them well to split into 2 parties.


It would do us all much better if the GOP dissolved into nothingness and the Democratic Party split into two parties.
2013-05-26 11:03:12 PM
2 votes:
Not extensively, but....I campaigned for this guy.

less than 20 years later, i'm apparently a socialist communist.

i'm thinking you may have missed the point, Bob. It aint about Barry.
2013-05-26 10:04:47 PM
2 votes:

Mrbogey: LoneWolf343: namatad: Center is defined as "the majority of americans"

No, no it doesn't. It's defined as no strong leanings towards left or right.

A lot of people also define leftwing as good progressive politics while rightwing is racism, exploitation, and xenophobia.

Victory through definition.


You are not going to sit here and talk about "victory through definition" when the right-wing has spent decades making "liberal" a swear word.
2013-05-26 09:28:18 PM
2 votes:

Mrbogey: LoneWolf343: namatad: Center is defined as "the majority of americans"

No, no it doesn't. It's defined as no strong leanings towards left or right.

A lot of people also define leftwing as good progressive politics while rightwing is racism, exploitation, and xenophobia.

Victory through definition.


Actually, a lot of people on the right complain that their party is too caught up in racism, exploitation, and xenophobia.  But I guess they're just RINOs. . .

/A good one to check is Christopher Caldwell's "The Southern Captivity of the GOP," which was written back in 1998.
2013-05-26 08:25:44 PM
2 votes:

Barricaded Gunman: Uh huh. That's how I remembered him, too. Then I read this part:

(Dole) assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

And this part:

"I think that the president, he lacks communication skills with his own party, let alone the Republican Party. And he's on the road too much," Dole said, quipping Obama was a "good golfer."

And then I was like "Oh, yeah, now I remember.... you're as much of a lying, Murdoch-licking, partisan a-hole as anyone else in the GOP, willing to whitewash history and put your party before your country at the expense of everything else in the world.

fark Bob Dole.


And that's pretty much it. What Bob Dole is really kvetching about isn't Republican Gridlock, it's the loss of the Republican Moderate. The reality is that large portions of the GOP have always been controlled by John Birch Society race-baiting fascists. But there were always the GOP moderates, like Olympia Snowe or the 1990's versions of Mitt Romney and John McCain, that made the GOP electable by illustrating that not "All" the GOP were completely nuts. GOP Moderates were those the party base can point at to make themselves electable. Heck, even as recently as 2000, W Bush campaigned as a "Compassionate Conservative", and rarely brought up jingoistic patriotism. Not looking like a petty band of pantshiatting bedwetting obstructionist cowards is a good strategy to get elected nationally.

He's right that Reagan would have been "Primaried" out of existence. But Bob Dole doesn't care about fixing the GOP at any level, just it's image. But the one thing Dole is right about is that the current GOP is completely unelectable now and will be for the foreseeable future.
2013-05-26 08:16:03 PM
2 votes:

sammyk: Bob Dole had never been one of the crazies. He's actually known for finding the compromise that we lack these days.


Uh huh. That's how I remembered him, too. Then I read this part:

(Dole) assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

And this part:

"I think that the president, he lacks communication skills with his own party, let alone the Republican Party. And he's on the road too much," Dole said, quipping Obama was a "good golfer."

And then I was like "Oh, yeah, now I remember.... you're as much of a lying, Murdoch-licking, partisan a-hole as anyone else in the GOP, willing to whitewash history and put your party before your country at the expense of everything else in the world.

fark Bob Dole.
2013-05-26 07:59:50 PM
2 votes:
Bob Dole has always been an enigma to me. On one hard, when he was in office, he personified lots of what I didn't like about politics. But after he left office he seemed like a pretty cool guy. He was able to poke fun at himself and showed he has a wicked sense of humor.
2013-05-26 07:35:55 PM
2 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: In other news Bob Dole is still alive. I did not know that.
/Never really liked the guy or his policies but he probably was one of the last Republican politicians that I could respect


agree completely--I watched the interview this morning, he basically personified self respect. I realized I hadn't felt any respect for any republican in so long, that it was clear the party used to be...way less derpy.
2013-05-26 07:33:41 PM
2 votes:
At one time the GOP for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and minding your own damn business.  These days they don't see a government program they don't like (unless is a democrat idea), they spend like drunken sailors in a whore house, and you better not be having any fun that they don't approve of, and that goes double for those ickey gheys.
2013-05-26 07:14:24 PM
2 votes:

markie_farkie: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!

The GOP won't stop devolving until the only people left are all the pants-shiatting crazies that do nothing but compile lists.



And vote, unfortunately.
2013-05-26 07:14:17 PM
2 votes:

markie_farkie: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!

The GOP won't stop devolving until the only people left are all the pants-shiatting crazies that do nothing but compile lists.

What happens after that will be entertaining to watch!


We're pretty much there. Outlawing rising ocean levels ring a bell? How about Agenda 21 and 'Creeping Sharia'? These aren't things that just exist out there in the blogosphere, these are actual things that Republican Legislators waste taxpayer dollars on.
2013-05-26 07:12:55 PM
2 votes:
In other news Bob Dole is still alive. I did not know that.
/Never really liked the guy or his policies but he probably was one of the last Republican politicians that I could respect
2013-05-26 06:59:37 PM
2 votes:

NFA: gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.


Here is a quote from Ann Coulter.

"The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. "

She is bat-shiat crazy.


WOW
that is some grade-A DERP

Why is anyone trying to polish that turd? He is long dead and gone, defending him ... wtf.
2013-05-26 06:59:07 PM
2 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

I am not a lib RINO, I am merely exchanging long protein strings. If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it.
2013-05-26 06:54:05 PM
2 votes:

Di Atribe: Perhaps if Bob Dole is recommending you check yourself, you should look into that before you find that yourself has been wrecked.


Bob Dole had never been one of the crazies. He's actually known for finding the compromise that we lack these days.
2013-05-26 05:17:24 PM
2 votes:

hubiestubert: In fairness, Bob fell on his sword for the party, and was treated fairly shamefully for it.

The party should have taken the loss to Obama the first time around, to evaluate what in the Hells had gone wrong. To look at what their platform, and the base that they were encouraging had cost them. After the last go around, they had another opportunity to re-evaluate, and instead, have tripled down on the stupid that now typifies the party faithful. Yes, I'm looking at the use of TEA Party idiots, Libertarians who conveniently vote Republican consistently, and the Religious Right that overlooks liars, adulterers, usurers, and thieves because they happen to give lip service about homosexuals--unless of course they get caught in a men's stall with one--and on abortion, but are perfectly fine with the death penalty and shooting brown people.

The Republican party should be leading the charge for religious freedom--and by that, that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more. It should be leading the charge on marriage equality. It should be leading to parity in the tax code. Historically, the party was environmental issues because we hold our lands for our posterity. And it simply isn't. It isn't, because the leadership has turned to myopic concerns that embraced an election strategy championed by NeoCons who wanted the leadership for themselves, and damn the country, damn the nation, and damn the people, but they were going to see their "ideals" through, no matter how bankrupt the nation would become, how many people had to die overseas, and how devastated the economy would be seeing it through. It is the reason I left the party, because I saw that no amount of voting within the party for "better" candidates would do any good, because the only choices were insane or simply outrageously corrupt. The few sane candidates were marginalized from the get go. The party has lost its way, and at this point, it needs to be put out of its misery, and le ...


When are you running?
2013-05-26 05:16:14 PM
2 votes:

hubiestubert: In fairness, Bob fell on his sword for the party, and was treated fairly shamefully for it.

The party should have taken the loss to Obama the first time around, to evaluate what in the Hells had gone wrong. To look at what their platform, and the base that they were encouraging had cost them. After the last go around, they had another opportunity to re-evaluate, and instead, have tripled down on the stupid that now typifies the party faithful. Yes, I'm looking at the use of TEA Party idiots, Libertarians who conveniently vote Republican consistently, and the Religious Right that overlooks liars, adulterers, usurers, and thieves because they happen to give lip service about homosexuals--unless of course they get caught in a men's stall with one--and on abortion, but are perfectly fine with the death penalty and shooting brown people.

The Republican party should be leading the charge for religious freedom--and by that, that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more. It should be leading the charge on marriage equality. It should be leading to parity in the tax code. Historically, the party was environmental issues because we hold our lands for our posterity. And it simply isn't. It isn't, because the leadership has turned to myopic concerns that embraced an election strategy championed by NeoCons who wanted the leadership for themselves, and damn the country, damn the nation, and damn the people, but they were going to see their "ideals" through, no matter how bankrupt the nation would become, how many people had to die overseas, and how devastated the economy would be seeing it through. It is the reason I left the party, because I saw that no amount of voting within the party for "better" candidates would do any good, because the only choices were insane or simply outrageously corrupt. The few sane candidates were marginalized from the get go. The party has lost its way, and at this point, it needs to be put out of its misery, and le ...


Sounds like the Democratic Party.
2013-05-26 05:09:55 PM
2 votes:
Perhaps if Bob Dole is recommending you check yourself, you should look into that before you find that yourself has been wrecked.
2013-05-27 01:42:08 PM
1 votes:

patthedog: 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

1) The Trail of Tears (1838): The first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson and his successor Martin Van Buren, herded Indians into camps, tormented them, burned and pillaged their homes and forced them to relocate with minimal supplies. Thousands died along the way.

2) Democrats Cause The Civil War (1860): The pro-slavery faction of the Democrat Party responded to Abraham Lincoln's election by seceding, which led to the Civil War.

3) Formation of the KKK (1865): Along with 5 other Confederate veterans, Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest created the KKK.

4) 300 Black Americans Murdered (1868): "Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor."

5) The American Protective League and The Palmer Raids (1919-1921): Under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson, criticizing the government became a crime and a fascist organization, the American Protective League was formed to spy on and even arrest fellow Americans for being insufficiently loyal to the government. More than 100,000 Americans were arrested, with less than 1% of them ever being found guilty of any kind of crime.

6) Democrats Successfully Stop Republicans From Making Lynching A Federal Crime (1922): "The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer's (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure."

7) The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972): Contrary to what you may have heard, Democrats in Alabama did not give black Americans syphilis. However, the experimenters did know that subjects of the experiment unknowingly had syphilis and even after it was proven that penicillin could be used to effectively treat the disease in 1947, the experiments continued. As a result, a number of the subjects needlessly infected their loved ones and died, when they could have been cured.

8) Japanese Internment Camps (1942): Democrat Frankl ...


I love how most of the events involve evil racists in the South, because they're still the base of the Democratic Party, and thus, your list is like, SO relevant in 2013.
2013-05-27 01:26:19 PM
1 votes:
20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

1) The Trail of Tears (1838): The first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson and his successor Martin Van Buren, herded Indians into camps, tormented them, burned and pillaged their homes and forced them to relocate with minimal supplies. Thousands died along the way.

2) Democrats Cause The Civil War (1860): The pro-slavery faction of the Democrat Party responded to Abraham Lincoln's election by seceding, which led to the Civil War.

3) Formation of the KKK (1865): Along with 5 other Confederate veterans, Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest created the KKK.

4) 300 Black Americans Murdered (1868): "Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor."

5) The American Protective League and The Palmer Raids (1919-1921): Under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson, criticizing the government became a crime and a fascist organization, the American Protective League was formed to spy on and even arrest fellow Americans for being insufficiently loyal to the government. More than 100,000 Americans were arrested, with less than 1% of them ever being found guilty of any kind of crime.

6) Democrats Successfully Stop Republicans From Making Lynching A Federal Crime (1922): "The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer's (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure."

7) The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972): Contrary to what you may have heard, Democrats in Alabama did not give black Americans syphilis. However, the experimenters did know that subjects of the experiment unknowingly had syphilis and even after it was proven that penicillin could be used to effectively treat the disease in 1947, the experiments continued. As a result, a number of the subjects needlessly infected their loved ones and died, when they could have been cured.

8) Japanese Internment Camps (1942): Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that led to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans being put into "bleak, remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards."

9) Alger Hiss Convicted Of Perjury (1950): Hiss, who helped advise FDR at Yalta and was strongly defended by the Left, turned out to be a Soviet spy. He was convicted of perjury in 1950 (Sadly, the statute of limitations on espionage had run out), but was defended by liberals for decades until the Verona papers proved so conclusively that he was guilty that even most his fellow liberals couldn't continue to deny it.

10) The West Virgina Democrat primary is rigged by John F. Kennedy (1960): From an interview with the late, great Robert Novak.

John Hawkins: You also said that without question, John F. Kennedy rigged the West Virginia Democratic primary in (1960), but that the Wall Street Journal killed the story. Do you think that sort of thing is still occurring with great regularity and do you wish the Journal had reported the story when it happened?

Robert Novak: In my opinion, they should have. They sent two reporters down to West Virginia for six weeks and they came back with a carefully documented story on voter fraud in West Virginia, buying votes, and how he beat Humphrey in the primary and therefore got the nomination. But, Ed Kilgore, the President of Dow Jones and publisher of the Wall Street Journal, a very conservative man, said it wasn't the business of the Wall Street Journal to decide the nominee of the Democratic Party and he killed the story. That story didn't come out for many, many years - 30-40 years. It was kept secret all that time.

11) The Bay of Pigs (1961): After training a Cuban militia to overthrow Castro, Kennedy got cold feet and didn't give the men all the air support they were promised. As a result, they were easily defeated by Castro's men and today, Cuba is still ruled by a hostile, anti-American dictatorship.

12) Fire Hoses And Attack Dogs Used On Children (1963): Birmingham, Alabama's notorious Commissioner of Public Safety, Democrat Bull Connor, used attack dogs and fire hoses on children and teenagers marching for civil rights. Ultimately, thousands of them would also be arrested.

13) Stand In The Schoolhouse Door (1963): Democrat George Wallace gave his notorious speech against integrating schools at the University of Alabama in which he said, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

14) Escalation In Vietnam (1964): Lyndon Johnson dramatically escalated our troops' presence in Vietnam while he simultaneously put political restrictions in place that made the war unwinnable. As a result, 58,000 Americans died in a war that ultimately achieved none of its aims.

15) Chappaquiddick (1969): The Democrats' beloved "Liberal Lion" of the Senate, Ted Kennedy ran off the road into a tidal pool with passenger Mary Jo Kopechne in the car. Kennedy swam free and then spent 9 hours plotting how he would reveal the news to the press while she slowly suffocated to death.

16) Democrats Deliver South Vietnam To The North (1975): "In 1975, when there were no Americans left in Vietnam, the left wing of the Democratic Party killed the government of South Vietnam, cut off all of its funding, cut off all of its ammunition, and sent a signal to the world that the United States had abandoned its allies." -- Newt Gingrich

17) The Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-1981): 52 Americans were held hostage by the government of Iran for 444 days. After Jimmy Carter's disastrous, failed rescue attempt, the hostages were finally released after Ronald Reagan's inaugural address.

18) Bill Clinton turns down Osama Bin Laden (1996): In Bill Clinton's own words, "'Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan. He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in 1991, then he went to Sudan. And we'd been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America to start meeting with them again. They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America.' - Bill Clinton explains to a Long Island, N.Y., business group why he turned down Sudan's offer to extradite Osama Bin Laden to America in 1996." Had Bill Clinton accepted Sudan's offer, 9/11 would have likely never happened.

19) Bill Clinton was impeached (1998): Clinton became only the 2nd President in American history to be impeached after he lied under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

20) America loses its AAA credit rating (2011): The United States was first given its AAA credit in 1917, but it couldn't survive Barack Obama's record breaking spending. In 2011, America lost its AAA credit rating.
2013-05-27 10:14:07 AM
1 votes:

SpeedyBB: randomjsa: I always get a kick out of headlines like this.

The Democrat party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the far left and we get to listen to liberals go on about how 'crazy' the Republican party is these days.

What, are you worried the Republicans might shift as far to the right as the Democrats have to the left?

This is what happens when Americans stay at home, watch Fox News, only talk to their friends with the same media-infused opinions, and willfully blind themselves to the way things work in the rest of the world.

Yes, there is a "rest of the world" and you won't see it presented the way it is (as opposed to the way it fits American preconceptions) on CNN or Faux. And those billions of folks are not dying to ape the 'murken way of doing things.

Look around a little and you'll get a better idea of just how far the Democrats have "shifted to the left".

Words sure do mean something strange where you come from.

(I suspect the attitudes have hardened to much to make an impression, however)


The funny thing is that JFK, LBJ, Carter, and Clinton would all have little problem winning the nomination in the modern Democratic Party. But Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Bush Sr., and even Dubya couldn't. Yet it's the Democrats who shifted, not the GOP.
2013-05-27 09:52:04 AM
1 votes:

randomjsa: I always get a kick out of headlines like this.

The Democrat party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the far left and we get to listen to liberals go on about how 'crazy' the Republican party is these days.

What, are you worried the Republicans might shift as far to the right as the Democrats have to the left?


This is what happens when Americans stay at home, watch Fox News, only talk to their friends with the same media-infused opinions, and willfully blind themselves to the way things work in the rest of the world.

Yes, there is a "rest of the world" and you won't see it presented the way it is (as opposed to the way it fits American preconceptions) on CNN or Faux. And those billions of folks are not dying to ape the 'murken way of doing things.

Look around a little and you'll get a better idea of just how far the Democrats have "shifted to the left".

Words sure do mean something strange where you come from.

(I suspect the attitudes have hardened to much to make an impression, however)
2013-05-27 07:12:36 AM
1 votes:

randomjsa: I always get a kick out of headlines like this.

The Democrat party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the far left and we get to listen to liberals go on about how 'crazy' the Republican party is these days.

What, are you worried the Republicans might shift as far to the right as the Democrats have to the left?


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2013-05-27 05:13:02 AM
1 votes:
I was deeply offended that the Repubs even ran a candidate for president last time. How dare they?!  After failing to protect America on 9/11, failing to protect America after 9/11, losing two wars, and crashing the whole nation economy... how dare they?
2013-05-27 02:31:31 AM
1 votes:

sammyk: Di Atribe: Perhaps if Bob Dole is recommending you check yourself, you should look into that before you find that yourself has been wrecked.

Bob Dole had never been one of the crazies. He's actually known for finding the compromise that we lack these days.


On a personal note, he was also the last Republican I ever considered voting for in a Presidential election.

/ Didn't vote for Bob Dole.
2013-05-27 02:07:56 AM
1 votes:

Bane of Broone: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."


Yeah.....It's Obama's fault for not bridging that gap. fark you, Bob.


Republicans burned down the bridge and then protest, "Whar stimulus spending, Obama, wher?"
2013-05-27 01:41:54 AM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: At one time the GOP for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and minding your own damn business.


When was this? I'm a bit on the downhill side of 50 years old, and I can assure you that the Republican party never fit this description at any point in my lifetime.

Not that I'm personally impressed by the essentially juvenile notions of "smaller government" and "fiscal responsibility," mind you - those expressions are simply code for simple-minded, childlike approaches to government and economics - but they have always been ideals that the Republicans have honored chiefly in the breach. And, as for minding one's own damn business, Republicans on the whole have always been particularly bad at that.
2013-05-27 01:08:54 AM
1 votes:
Despite subby's sarcasm regarding Reagan, Dole is right.  Reagan would have no place in today's GOP.
2013-05-27 01:01:19 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: OgreMagi: TheJoe03: OgreMagi: There aren't any Randians/Libertarians in the GOP.  They are all supporters of Cronyism, which any real libertarian hates.

* Democrats are also supporters of Cronyism

Well the GOP is a lot more brazen in their support for corporate interests over human interests. They don't even pretend like they care about the common man over the wealthy man any more.

Well, that just makes them more honest than the democrats who only pretend to give a shiat.

Oh come on you now there are people out there that would undo Roe v. wade, well some of them signed DOMA into law, yea sure Obama was late stepping up to the plate but he did well somewhat, but really ?
And sure dems get money and give favors to who they can but if you can think of a better political system I'd like to hear about it .


Democracy is the worst political system of all, except for all the others.  Yes, I know we are a republic, not a democracy, work with me here.

The constant attacks on reproductive rights is one of the reasons I could never join the GOP.
2013-05-27 12:53:17 AM
1 votes:
So, "Republican loser says GOP needs 'Positive Vision', not a focus on petty non-issues", then proceeds to make a sophomoric dig on the president's golf game?

Got it, you and your ilk have no place in the grown-up world of democratic governance.
2013-05-27 12:15:01 AM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: When the Tea Party first emerged with the message of "reduced spending and reduced taxes", I was interested, but knew better than to jump right in and join up. Sure enough, within a year the derp kicked in as the fundies took over.


I had written them off within a moth, after one of their leaders came out with the "inflation is a tax" line.
2013-05-26 11:29:40 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: tinfoil-hat maggie: hubiestubert: cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?

No. I voted in the last Primary, and then changed to Independent. I hung in there longer than I probably should have, but I wanted to believe that we could change the course of the party. I failed, and so did the rest of the party in this.

Well just know you are awesome in my book and hell yea I'd vote for you.

/I never did like the way it always felt back in the day, and still does you like the 2nd amendment vote republican you like having government funded safety nets for the poor ... etc...
Well, back in the day it always seemed they drew issues out of a hat but these days well some people are playing with a limited deck.

Thanks to Fark and TorD back in the day, I fear that my life expectancy as a candidate would be only a few Google searches away from scandal. Though, at least I wasn't married and carrying on with an intern, so maybe I could call it "youthful shenanigans." ;)


Just keep your fark handle in your pants, and any issues that might arise will stay small. If it grows into a scandal, all of fark will be behind you, ready to spear your opponent.

\I'm a bit tipsy.
2013-05-26 11:11:24 PM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: whidbey: Yep, when Bob Dole comes off looking like a friendly moderate, you know your political party is utterly farked.

Yea, pretty much.
/Truthfully I think both parties are farked since there are no real liberals anymore but oh well.


Honestly, Senators and Congressmen are only as liberal or conservative as the loudest voices.

And right now, it's 100% legal protected free speech for the loudest voice to be made up of shiat-tons of money, screaming for its maintenance beer.
2013-05-26 11:08:21 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: Yep, when Bob Dole comes off looking like a friendly moderate, you know your political party is utterly farked.


I remember in 1996 he was a more conservative choice, just left of Buchanan. Now he's a RINO. His views haven't changed, except perhaps on the ADA, since Republicans have a knack for caring about social issues once they are affected by them and not before. (No WONDER they think liberals are grabby, selfish, and gimme gimme gimme all the time. It's because that's how THEY are and they just assume everyone is like that. Sorry - I'm being cynical about the modern GOP.)
2013-05-26 10:32:57 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?

No. I voted in the last Primary, and then changed to Independent. I hung in there longer than I probably should have, but I wanted to believe that we could change the course of the party. I failed, and so did the rest of the party in this.


Well just know you are awesome in my book and hell yea I'd vote for you.

/I never did like the way it always felt back in the day, and still does you like the 2nd amendment vote republican you like having government funded safety nets for the poor ... etc...
Well, back in the day it always seemed they drew issues out of a hat but these days well some people are playing with a limited deck.
2013-05-26 10:24:20 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?

No. I voted in the last Primary, and then changed to Independent. I hung in there longer than I probably should have, but I wanted to believe that we could change the course of the party. I failed, and so did the rest of the party in this.


I left the GOP in 2004 and joined the Democratic Party in 2008. I found that I really HAVE been able to have some influence, though sometimes it's absurdly frustrating. (Witnessing the sausages get made is truly a thing to behold. But when people talk about the two parties being the same, they're completely insane.)
2013-05-26 10:20:55 PM
1 votes:

Dinjiin: FTA: He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

Really?

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The funny thing is that the Heritage Foundation basically confirmed it's what happened with Obamacare. In an editorial protesting that Obamacare was not a conservative principle, they said that they wrote it in the early '90s in response to Hillarycare, a compromise (THEIR WORDS). So when Obama stepped up and said, "I'll take that compromise! Let's go!" Heritage admitted that conservatives backed off.

Of course, they didn't REALIZE that's what they were admitting to, but there you have it.
2013-05-26 10:16:52 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Yet he still assigned the blame for partisan gridlock on Obama.


I've noticed that no matter how reasonable the Republican, they can't help but blame the partisan gridlock on both sides.

Susan Collins of Maine came to talk at my Polysci 101 class at UVA and she said that obstructionism in the Senate was higher than it ever was, but the Democratic majority was hostile to Republican complaints about the bills and bullying them with procedural tricks also.

She did blame the real start of a lack of civility in the Senate on a phenomenon that started fairly recently. She said Lincoln Chaffee told her never to campaign against a colleague because the Senate is too close-knit for that to do anything but create problems, but this century has seen a lot of that going on, and in her opinion, that was a huge part of the downfall of cooperation in the Senate.

(If there was ever a Republican in the last 10 years who DESERVED reelection, it was Lincoln Chaffee.)
2013-05-26 10:16:21 PM
1 votes:

cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?


No. I voted in the last Primary, and then changed to Independent. I hung in there longer than I probably should have, but I wanted to believe that we could change the course of the party. I failed, and so did the rest of the party in this.
2013-05-26 10:00:43 PM
1 votes:

spongeboob: Could you please point out the section of the article where he places any blame for the gridlock on the Republicans?


Here's a transcript of what Dole actually said.

"It seems to be almost unreal that we can't get together on a budget or legislation. I mean, we weren't perfect by a long shot, but at least we got our work done."

"I'm not a critic of the president, but I think one mistake he's made was not getting together more with Congress earlier on, in his first administration. There's nothing like knowing the person you're talking to on the telephone if you've had an opportunity to sit down with that person and visit, not about anything, but just visit."

"I think they [Republicans] 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."

"I doubt [I could make it in today's GOP]. And I -- 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."
2013-05-26 09:55:03 PM
1 votes:
Anyone getting a kick out of this hasn't realized the assholes have won. I'm not talking about Republicans either, I'm talking about the moneyed people that have backed them for 30 years. Sure teh Republican party has lost luster and have trouble on a national stage but the interests of the powers behind the throne have succeeded greatly. The 1% have drug the country so far to the right that the "most liberal lib ti have ever libbed" is really a center right Reagan type Republican.
2013-05-26 09:39:55 PM
1 votes:

Captain Dan: If anyone reads the article with at least minimal comprehension, you'll see that Bob Dole didn't blame Obama for the gridlock.  He only noted that Obama shared some portion of the blame, without specifying how large a portion.

This is a diplomatic way of saying to his own party, "yes, the other side isn't blameless, but we really need to shape up."


Okay let's look at the part about Obama

He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.
"I think that the president, he lacks communication skills with his own party, let alone the Republican Party. And he's on the road too much," Dole said, quipping Obama was a "good golfer."



Now if you want to be charitable you could read 'he also assigned blame' to mean that he was assigning some blame to Obama as well as to the Republicans, but going back through the previous sections of the article he doesn't blame the Republicans for the gridlock, he only says that the Republicans should rehab their image, in fact he says they should not do any governing but work on the more important goal of rehabbing the image of the GOP

Instead of operating day-to-day in a nonelection year, the national party should focus on broader plans to rehabilitate itself after the losses of 2012, the former Kansas lawmaker said.


Could you please point out the section of the article where he places any blame for the gridlock on the Republicans?
2013-05-26 09:27:51 PM
1 votes:

Mrbogey: A lot of people also define leftwing as good progressive politics while rightwing is racism, exploitation, and xenophobia.


How else would you define "right-wing"?
2013-05-26 09:13:46 PM
1 votes:
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."


Yeah.....It's Obama's fault for not bridging that gap. fark you, Bob.
2013-05-26 09:10:53 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Yet he still assigned the blame for partisan gridlock on Obama.


Voted this smart, but Fark sure needs a sad tag as well as funny, cause this is true and sad so very sad.
2013-05-26 08:59:11 PM
1 votes:

ambassador_ahab: Let's not forget the republicans in Tennessee who threw a fit over a mop drain because they were worried it was some kind of Muslim foot-wash.


www.mindhuestudio.com
2013-05-26 08:56:05 PM
1 votes:

Captain Dan: If anyone reads the article with at least minimal comprehension, you'll see that Bob Dole didn't blame Obama for the gridlock.  He only noted that Obama shared some portion of the blame, without specifying how large a portion.

This is a diplomatic way of saying to his own party, "yes, the other side isn't blameless, but we really need to shape up."



"He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps. "

so what part of this was unclear?
or are you reading words which are not there?
assigned some part of the blame?

LOL
but go on, tell us how both parties are bad, vote GOP
2013-05-26 08:54:19 PM
1 votes:

rev. dave: It would do them well to split into 2 parties.


um - in NO UNIVERSE does that actually help them

if we assume that the people left in the GOP are equally split, they would have little to no political power if they split.

HELL, if the wackjobs only make up 10-20% of the party, losing them is too much, unless they can regain some of the middle which has been lost to the dems.

I dont see the GOPS being willing to sacrifice the short term loss of power, for the long term gain of power in the future.

"most important thing is getting re-elected"
2013-05-26 08:51:32 PM
1 votes:
If anyone reads the article with at least minimal comprehension, you'll see that Bob Dole didn't blame Obama for the gridlock.  He only noted that Obama shared some portion of the blame, without specifying how large a portion.

This is a diplomatic way of saying to his own party, "yes, the other side isn't blameless, but we really need to shape up."
2013-05-26 08:51:16 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: In fairness, Bob fell on his sword for the party, and was treated fairly shamefully for it.

The party should have taken the loss to Obama the first time around, to evaluate what in the Hells had gone wrong. To look at what their platform, and the base that they were encouraging had cost them. After the last go around, they had another opportunity to re-evaluate, and instead, have tripled down on the stupid that now typifies the party faithful. Yes, I'm looking at the use of TEA Party idiots, Libertarians who conveniently vote Republican consistently, and the Religious Right that overlooks liars, adulterers, usurers, and thieves because they happen to give lip service about homosexuals--unless of course they get caught in a men's stall with one--and on abortion, but are perfectly fine with the death penalty and shooting brown people.

The Republican party should be leading the charge for religious freedom--and by that, that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more. It should be leading the charge on marriage equality. It should be leading to parity in the tax code. Historically, the party was environmental issues because we hold our lands for our posterity. And it simply isn't. It isn't, because the leadership has turned to myopic concerns that embraced an election strategy championed by NeoCons who wanted the leadership for themselves, and damn the country, damn the nation, and damn the people, but they were going to see their "ideals" through, no matter how bankrupt the nation would become, how many people had to die overseas, and how devastated the economy would be seeing it through. It is the reason I left the party, because I saw that no amount of voting within the party for "better" candidates would do any good, because the only choices were insane or simply outrageously corrupt. The few sane candidates were marginalized from the get go. The party has lost its way, and at this point, it needs to be put out of its misery, and le ...


It's stuff like this is why I have you favorited in bright cyan...and have for several years now.
2013-05-26 08:44:03 PM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!

Don't worry, he tossed this in:
He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

Go fark yourself, Bob.


IIRC, Obama tried reaching out, the overwhelming response from the GOP was "fark you and everything you stand for!  We would rather this nation burned to the ground then let you have anything!"

/I wish I was joking...
2013-05-26 08:33:15 PM
1 votes:
adding he too would also have faced challenges

www.womansday.com
2013-05-26 08:21:56 PM
1 votes:
i1284.photobucket.com
2013-05-26 07:58:44 PM
1 votes:
It would do them well to split into 2 parties.
2013-05-26 07:54:35 PM
1 votes:

simplicimus: How do you bridge the difference between "Give me everything I want, unconditionally"  and Obama's agenda?


trivially, you ignore them, let them hold their breath until they pass out, and then the adults get together and do the real work
2013-05-26 07:49:21 PM
1 votes:
The GOP really should listen to Bob Dole, that man knows how elections are won.
2013-05-26 07:47:37 PM
1 votes:

TimonC346: tinfoil-hat maggie: In other news Bob Dole is still alive. I did not know that.
/Never really liked the guy or his policies but he probably was one of the last Republican politicians that I could respect

agree completely--I watched the interview this morning, he basically personified self respect. I realized I hadn't felt any respect for any republican in so long, that it was clear the party used to be...way less derpy.


Mhmm
But he lost all of my respect when he refused to stand up and be counted.
He let the party go insane for decades, because he was still thinking about running for prez, or his wife might be on a ticket. Now that those dreams are over, he wakes up?? and blames Obama for not reaching across the aisle?? PLEASE

Did Bob mention any of the clusterfark which happened from 2001-2008 and properly place the blame at Bush 2.0's feet? No? I didnt think so.
2013-05-26 07:43:12 PM
1 votes:
you know what really grinds my gears????  Is that i have to vote Democrat because Republicans are out of their minds.  And i honestly believe that if Republicans actually got their heads out of their asses for a minute and decided to actually come to reality they would be the dominant political party in this nation, but no we're stuck with Democrats
2013-05-26 07:41:33 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more.


Yep, I'm sure that is going to happen any minute now.

Let's not forget the republicans in Tennessee who threw a fit over a mop drain because they were worried it was some kind of Muslim foot-wash.
2013-05-26 07:26:38 PM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!

Don't worry, he tossed this in:
He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.

Go fark yourself, Bob.


How do you bridge the difference between "Give me everything I want, unconditionally"  and Obama's agenda?
2013-05-26 06:59:06 PM
1 votes:
hubiestubert:

The Republican party should be leading the charge for religious freedom--and by that, that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more.

There are those who follow Muhammed, BUT, I've never been one of them....
2013-05-26 06:34:13 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Yet he still assigned the blame for partisan gridlock on Obama.




Well, if had stop being so...him! That would solve the problem
2013-05-26 06:33:14 PM
1 votes:

ib_thinkin: FTFA: "I think one mistake he's made was not getting together more with Congress early on in his first administration. There's nothing like knowing the person you are talking to on the telephone, if you had an opportunity to sit down with that person and visit - not about anything, but just visit."

I don't understand; was he asleep for all of 2009, or just high?


Those rich guys have the best dope, so I would go with stoned to the gills.
2013-05-26 06:12:13 PM
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Well, duh.

When the John Brich Society attempted to take over the GOP in the 80s, the Republicans soundly rejected them as lunatics. Now rebranded as the teabaggers, the GOP leadership has embraced them.


THIS
2013-05-26 05:27:04 PM
1 votes:
RINO?
 
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