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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:13 PM

President Biden apparently visiting Bob Dole

According to the pool report, President Biden is visiting "his close friend, Senator Bob Dole." Dole announced this week that he has stage 4 lung cancer.



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Reply President Biden apparently visiting Bob Dole (Original post)
servermsh Feb 2021 OP
doc03 Feb 2021 #1
Hstch05 Feb 2021 #2
Just_Vote_Dem Feb 2021 #7
appmanga Feb 2021 #13
Oldem Feb 2021 #15
OMGWTF Feb 2021 #35
George II Feb 2021 #22
amuse bouche Feb 2021 #36
amuse bouche Feb 2021 #37
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2021 #24
evolves Feb 2021 #27
Rebl2 Feb 2021 #21
SheilaAnn Feb 2021 #3
patricia92243 Feb 2021 #8
Budi Feb 2021 #14
AZ8theist Feb 2021 #33
Budi Feb 2021 #42
cwydro Feb 2021 #4
brewens Feb 2021 #5
lunatica Feb 2021 #10
erronis Feb 2021 #38
Roy Rolling Feb 2021 #11
Tommymac Feb 2021 #25
question everything Feb 2021 #6
Blue Owl Feb 2021 #9
lunatica Feb 2021 #12
Budi Feb 2021 #18
Oldem Feb 2021 #16
Budi Feb 2021 #23
Ilsa Feb 2021 #17
LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2021 #19
Hekate Feb 2021 #40
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2021 #20
bsiebs Feb 2021 #26
48656c6c6f20 Feb 2021 #28
RicROC Feb 2021 #29
StevieM Feb 2021 #30
RussellCattle Feb 2021 #31
Boomerproud Feb 2021 #32
BlueNProud Feb 2021 #34
Hekate Feb 2021 #39
Faygo Kid Feb 2021 #41

Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:20 PM

1. Didn't know Bob Dole was still alive haven't heard from him in years. Considering

the Republicans of today he was a good guy. The loser of a presidential election is never from again why can't "The Loser" just disappear?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:36 PM

2. Poor Bob

I was never a fan, and was glad when Clinton beat him in 96, but he is a fundamentally decent man. I think he's he last sane Republican that ran for President. He was around during the Gingrich take-over, but never seemed to be an extremist. Put him up against Trump, any of the Tea Partiers/Freedom Caucus /Q Creatures from the last 12 years and you really can see the fundamental shift in the party.

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Response to Hstch05 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:43 PM

7. I'm old enough to remember Ed Brooke

Repub from Massachusetts who co-wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Don't think we'd see any current Repub do that.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:11 PM

13. I'm old enough to remember...

...when Dole was considered an "arch-conservative", and the "hatchet man" for the more moderate presidential candidate Gerald Ford. The same Dole who was responsible for the SNAP program that keeps millions out of hunger today. Republicans used to be a different type of people.

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Response to appmanga (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:15 PM

15. Republicans used to be people.

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Response to Oldem (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:57 PM

35. The 1956 Republican platform is Bernie Sanders' wish list

The Rs didn't even have a platform at their 2020 convention other than "What Trump said."

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Response to appmanga (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:25 PM

22. Correction: republicans used to be people. Period!

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:59 PM

36. Didn't Barbara Walters have an affair with Ed Brooke?

Was it a big scandal?

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Response to Hstch05 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:30 PM

24. Both Dole and Ford opposed WJC's impeachment.

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Response to Hstch05 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:42 PM

27. Agree with this.

So happy to have B. Clinton instead of him, but Dole was a war hero and a more old-school (read: Eisenhower) republican.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:24 PM

21. He did

Political ads for now senator Marshal of Kansas during last year’s election. He also backed trump.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:37 PM

3. Our President is ever so thoughtful and considerate, love him. One of the Beautides of the RC

Church is to "visit the sick, bury the dead."

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:44 PM

8. yes!

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:14 PM

14. Thank you

Visit the sick, bury the dead

Biden's a good man & this is a very personal gesture

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Response to Budi (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:46 PM

33. I recall a vile piece of shit.....

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Visiting his dying brother for 30 minutes then go playing golf....

How times have changed.

Joe is such a decent human being.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #33)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:17 PM

42. Because this isn't about Dole. This is about President Joe Biden

Dole will pass on with his chosen life's work & Joe moves on with his own

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:40 PM

4. Good for President Biden.

Surprised by what some wrote about Dole the other day.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:40 PM

5. I was glad Dole lost to Clinton, but Bob is way more of a kick in the ass than you'd think.

He was pretty funny a couple times on those late night shows.

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Response to brewens (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:06 PM

10. He was a hard ass but also had a wicked good sense of humor.

Dick Army was funny too.

Neither of them was as bad as Trump though. Today’s GOP are just stupid. Mean and stupid. Ignorant, mean and stupid.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:10 PM

38. "Ignorant, mean and stupid." and venal, hypocritical, mendacious.

We could go on. But it's amazing how the whole damn party from the states to the federal seem to feel it's their duty to be dishonest, dishonorable, cheating, ...

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Response to brewens (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:06 PM

11. Yes!

I remember him on SNL after losing the election and he was hilarious and earned my respect for how he handled it. He was truly funny in a situation most people could not handle.

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Response to brewens (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:37 PM

25. Sen Dole was a prime mover for the ADA

Those ramps and rails and other handicapped related improvements are his legacy.

I didn't like his politics in the 1990's, but I always respected the man.

Those were the days when you could actually discuss issues with the other side.



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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:43 PM

6. Why not? Served together in the Senate and, no doubt had good relations

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:00 PM

9. I can see those two getting along

If you don't get along with Joe, I think the problem is all on your side of the table...

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:09 PM

12. Back then they did work with each other.

Bipartisanship was the way things got done.

Then they decided to go after Hillary. Sigh...

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Response to lunatica (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:21 PM

18. They sure did.




Ground her good name & good reputation into the dirt & MSM & social media love, love, loved it.
Trump was The Man.

Pitiful wasn't it.

~

And here's President Biden giving a simply & personal gesture as a friend, to his friend in his last days.
An example for all, good deeds over vile words.

Thanks President Biden 🍃




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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:18 PM

16. Every one of these moving, humane gestures

heals a little bit of my soul. AOC has helped, too. There's still a way to go.

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Response to Oldem (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:27 PM

23. Beto, the Castro brothers, Houston Judge Hidalgo & the thousands of unsung heros,

..volunteers, those who made calls, coordinated local services & directed calls for help to ready assistance.
This was a massive effort of kindness & to the many who won't be promoted by name or media reach, I applaud them the most.

Without these unnamed givers of time & generosity, this effort would not have been successful.
Thank you~



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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:19 PM

17. Dole is 97 years old.

I hope he passes peacefully.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:22 PM

19. I missed having a real POTUS who cares about people

This was a nice thing to do

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:12 PM

40. Yes

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:23 PM

20. I remember when Sen. Dole seemed like the sole voice of the Republican Party.......

regularly on the nightly news - usually on Huntley-Brinkley or Walter Cronkite shows. Memories are very vague now but I still can see him talking to reporters in the Capital hallways, always well dressed and usually harrumphing about taxes being too high after a Senate session.

But always a gentleman and willing to compromise to a degree and as others have said, a great sense of humor.

I hope his passing is easy and wish his family peace.......

And, thank you Joe for being the kind, considerate gentleman you are.....

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:39 PM

26. Dole comment years ago...


At the annual Gridiron Club dinner, an event in Washington, DC largely devoted to political humor, Senate Republican leader Bob Dole told a story about a recent event when he saw former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Richard Nixon standing together on the podium. Dole claimed that he told people to “Look! Hear no evil, see no evil, and evil (Nixon).”

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:44 PM

28. Glad President Biden is a better person than me.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:49 PM

29. I always like bob Dole, but

would never vote for him for Prez because he would hire only Republicans and they wouldn't be as nice as he was.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:55 PM

30. Let's not over glorify Bob Dole.

He was the one who began the policy of swift boating. The lies about Whitewater started with him.

And then he agreed to reinstitute the independent counsel statute, which he had just recently killed in a filibuster. I see know reason for that reversal other than that he knew that William Rehnquist would appoint partisan Republican judges like David Sentelle, who would then baselessly replace the independent counsel with someone like Ken Starr. He also enabled Ken Starr's criminal conduct for years by making it clear that all hell would break loose if anyone tried to stop him.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:20 PM

31. All true. He was old school, Kansas hyper-partisan. He invented calling us "the democrat party".....

....instead of democratic, which still irks me. Especially when those fuckers use it when they whine about bipartisanship.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:27 PM

32. Thank you. I'm surprised at the short term memories of some.

Neither gloating nor nastiness is needed at times like these. Truth is usually called for and appropriate.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:53 PM

34. Bitter, nasty dude. I bet it kills Dole that Biden made it all the way and he never did.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:11 PM

39. Biden has heart. I'm glad he's doing that. nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:16 PM

41. I hate that some at DU can't differentiate between Dole and Trump

Happens all the time here, and I am sick and tired of it. Look at some of these posts. Bob Dole was a war hero, and a decent human being, and a respectable leader who would have no place in today's Trump GOP. President Biden thinks so, and is far more likely to lower our nation's flag to half staff for Bob Dole than (puke) Rush Limbaugh,

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