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Friday, October 9, 2009

Hey Bob Dole, go buy some pens and stay out of it

Bob Dole is under the impression that he is the catalyst that will convince Republican opposition to the current healthcare bill to just "shut up". Certainly he is not the first to want those who disagree to just stop talking, but it is another indication of the problems in the Republican party. It is Republicans like this that destroy a chance of unity and success for conservatives.
Dole, who was speaking at an event in Kansas City, chided the party for their handling of the healthcare debate, and he said the GOP in general needed to stop "putting up a 'no' sign and saying, 'we're not open for business.'"
"I want this to pass," he added, as reported by the Kansas City Star. "I don't agree with everything Obama is presenting, but we've got to do something."

This statement of desperation is a huge mistake. Not only have actual Republicans offered alternatives to a 1,000 page heathcare bill, but few are actually acting as the "party of no". Most are just acting as the party of "this bill provides no reform, but only a take-over of the healthcare system." If your going to characterize people, at least put them in the right category.
Go by some pens Bob Dole and stop "helping" the Republican party.