Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Stop the madness, Bob Dole

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Stop the madness, Bob Dole

Remember former President Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment: Though shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican?

Yeah, apparently Bob Dole has forgotten it too. His excuse, I guess, is old age and a desperate cry for attention – ANY KIND OF ATTENTION – and legitimacy. There he is, Kansas’ “favorite son”, being quoted as a hero on Occupy Democrat.

Dole doesn’t like Donald Trump; and he thinks Cruz is “extreme” for not being more like Mitch McConnell (I just threw up a little bit in my mouth). The President, however, is a “good man.”

I don’t even have words. Dole is entitled to his ill-formed, pathetic opinions, but can we please, please stop listening to him? And can Kansas Republicans STOP with the Bob Dole ring kissing?

Like clockwork, every campaign season, my Facebook feed is bombarded with Kansas Congressional delegates bowing at the altar of Bob Dole. Every summer, we get another behind-kissing announcement from the same people proudly wishing Dole a happy birthday and touting his accomplishments.
Dole’s resume includes being the Tax Collector for the Welfare State and getting elected a whole bunch of times. Oh, and the country gave him a lovely Farewell Tour when he was soundly and embarrassingly walloped by skirt-chaser in chief, Bill Clinton. All of this makes me seriously question the wisdom of my elders, who repeatedly thought Dole should stay in Congress for a million years. (While we’re on the topic, please tell me we don’t have to do this ring-kissing, altar worshiping thing when Sen. Pat Roberts finally, mercifully decides that someone else – anyone else – is capable of representing Kansas in the U.S. Senate.)

As I’ve said before, I admire Dole’s service to our country in World War II, but that’s not why we know his name today. Getting elected isn’t exactly jumping on a landmine to save a friend, but that’s the kind of praise Kansans heap on Bob Dole every two or three months. Quite frankly, I’ve had enough of cheering his decades of “service” in the U.S. Congress. It gives me the heebie jeebies. Just stop, OK. Stop it.

Bob Dole is not your friend, if you support low taxes, slowing the President’s vile, anti-American agenda, attend church, or think the U.S. should be a sovereign country. Do you hear me, Kansas Republicans? Bob Dole is NOT YOUR FRIEND. If stabbing you in the back will get him a mention in the Huffington Post, he’ll do it, gladly. 

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