In a sad reminder of just how extremist and unhinged the modern-day Republican Party has become, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has come out and publicly scolded its members for their complete lack of any positive ideas, ideological extremism, and unprecedented obstructionism.
Today, in a Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, Dole, a former Republican national chairman, the 1976 GOP vice presidential pick, and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee mercilessly ripped into today’s Republican Party:
WALLACE: What do you think of your party, the Republicans today?
DOLE: I think 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.
WALLACE: You describe the GOP of your generation as Eisenhower Republicans, moderate Republicans. Could people like you, even Ronald Reagan — could you make it in today’s Republican Party.
DOLE: I doubt it. Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly Nixon couldn’t have made it, cause he had ideas. We might have made it, but I doubt it.
The 89-year-old Dole then focused his attention on the Republican Party’s unpatriotic and unprecedented abuse of Senate cloture rules. Referencing the GOP’s treasonous abuse of the filibuster, Wallace noted that, “In your first two years as a Senator, there were 7 motions filed — cloture motions to end debate. In the last two years, there were 115 cloture motions,” and asked the five-term Senator whether it is inappropriate that due to minority obstruction it now takes a 60-vote super-majority to pass any legislation or confirm any nominees.
“No doubt about it,” Dole told him, “There are some cases where you could probably justify if, but not many.”
In today’s America, strange anti-government conspiracy theories are used by the Republican Congress and a complacent media as an excuse to justify the unprecedented obstructionism towards almost every single piece of legislation championed by the Obama White House.
Even an old establishment Republican like Bob Dole can see that the modern-day GOP is not governing with the best interests of the American people in mind. While he cannot come out and actually say that, today’s piercing criticism makes it quite clear that he doesn’t believe they are spending much time coming up with ideas that will actually help the American people, while they are definitely finding the time to obstruct any and all progress.
The international banks and multinational corporations that are paying for the destruction of the American middle classes couldn’t be happier with their purchase of the GOP.
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