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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Bob Dole, the long-serving Senate leader who spent 35 years as a Republican stalwart, including as his party's nominee for president in 1996, died on Sunday. He was 98.



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"Although a staunch conservative who focused on balanced spending, deficit reduction, and foreign policy, Dole was never beholden to the party line during his years in Congress representing his home state. He co-authored food stamp legislation with a progressive icon, persuaded President Ronald Reagan to push through tax increases and commiserated with President Bill Clinton over dealing with Newt Gingrich, the obdurate House speaker, in the 1990s " "No, you talk to him," Dole would say to Clinton."

Compared to today's Trumpublicans, he was a freaking saint and a patriot.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-12-05 05:43 PM | Reply

Always kind of liked Bob Dole even though I disagreed with his politics more than I agreed with him. Never afraid to laugh at himself which I consider a strength. Trumpers consider that now a weakness.

RIP sir.

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-12-07 11:41 PM | Reply

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