Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Disgraced bob dole has new book. Never forget his betrayal of Kerry

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 03:56 PM
Original message
Disgraced bob dole has new book. Never forget his betrayal of Kerry
Bob Dole, your words are meaningless.

Here's an anti-bob dole site

http://www.perkel.com/politics/dole /

snip: What republican say about dole:

"When he (Dole) talks about the future it's time to grab your wallets."

"I am convinced that Senator Dole has a secret plan to raise taxes on the American people."

"Bob says he offers real leadership. He's right - backward, not forward."

"Bob Dole is devoid of any vision."

"Bob Dole never met a tax hike he didn't like"




Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 03:59 PM
Response to Original message
1. what do you expect from someone who can't get it up
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:08 PM
Response to Original message
2. He's a real piece of shit indeed....
Edited on Wed Apr-13-05 04:09 PM by FrenchieCat
He also was the one that instigated the Clark vs. Kerry bullshit out of context statement "he's a lieutenant, and I'm a General"...as he called Clark a Lieutenant in politics and stated that Kerry was the general. Of course Dole made that statement during Iowa primary night(which wasn't reported by the press, only Clark's response) in which Clark wasn't even contesting. It was a set-up to instigate a response by Clark that was then used by the media to make Clark appear arrogant.

By the time he dug into Kerry, I already knew that dole wasn't nothing more than a GOP instigating mouthpiece bullshiter on issues of the military.

Dole is nothing more than a shit stain in my drawers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AValdoux Donating Member (738 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:10 PM
Response to Original message
3. Kinda scary on Daily Show
Jon Stewart was very nice, respectful to him, like they were friends. There conversation would start out normal then Dole would blurt out something that would sound like a rehersed thing he had to get in, like "glad I could help you with your ratings now that I'm here". It was like he had a list of jokes to make him seem human in his book junkets. Also he didn't walk out he was seated when they came back from the break.

AValdoux
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. The guests lately on TDS
have blown chunks. It's as if they're bending over backwards to make sure the rightwingnuts are getting air time.

They're losing me.....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. I noticed that too! I wonder what is up?
First Bill maher and now Stewart? Am I wearing a tinfoil hat, or does this look weird?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:11 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. I think it may have something to do with the fact that he's a WWII vet
Edited on Wed Apr-13-05 05:13 PM by karynnj
and that he's disabled. I really really don't get it personally. He was a mean hatchet man for most of his career. There are few reasons to thing that he is noble, moral or even a real hero. (I hate the current fiction that all soldiers are heroes or even that all injured soldiers are heroes.) I personally think that John Kerry is more of a hero, both for risking his life to save Rasmann and for when he risked the privileged future he could have to both speak out against the war and to demand better treatment of less fortunate vets. In both instances, Kerry put himself at a risk beyond what was required, to help others.

But, I think among a lot of people WWII is special and being a disabled WWII vet gives him a pass. I made a person close to me (a liberal Democrat) angry by saying that I think people should tell him that his purple heart and other awards have no value in their eyes because he clearly does not value other men's sacrifices that led to their awards. I think his comments that Kerry didn't bleed imply not only a lack of normal intelligence but a lack of basic decency. That he didn't apologize when Kerry, who he knew for years, called him is unforgivable.

Before last summer, I never would have said this. But I resent that the same people who were involved in a degree of character assassination that I haven't seen before are putting out a book on Dole and applauding him as a war hero. Their problem was that they couldn't accept that a liberal Democrat really was a genuine war hero and their candidate was not.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. They don't pick guests at random.
Who's got a book coming out? A new movie?

I doubt they pay their guests very much, so they depend on who's out promoting...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #5
8. They don't pick guests at random.
Who's got a book coming out? A new movie?

I doubt they pay their guests very much, so they depend on who's out promoting...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #8
14. The probably pay AFTRA union scale. They have to. But it's not much. NT
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
laugle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:32 PM
Response to Reply #5
13. It's because the FCC
is now trying to regulate cable stations and satellite radio. Both stewart and Maher have been singled out.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:37 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. Really?
So, tell us more about this FCC action.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
laugle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 08:29 PM
Response to Reply #15
17. Don't have anything more
Keep a check on it though. I'm surprised you haven't heard this. I live in California, big news out here. Listen to KGO Bernie Ward show.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 04:15 PM
Response to Original message
4. The whore Dole
Jonathan Yardley, the book critic for the Washington Post (and a really good guy), wrote this review of Dole's new book.



ONE SOLDIER'S STORY

A Memoir

By Bob Dole

HarperCollins. 287 pp. $25.95

Bob Dole has spent the nearly nine years since his not entirely voluntary retirement from political office busily, even frantically, cashing in. What seemed like only minutes after his defeat by Bill Clinton in the 1996 presidential election, Dole rushed off in any direction where a dollar beckoned. He did so many commercials it was difficult to keep track: Visa, Target, Dunkin' Donuts, Pepsi, Air France and, most notoriously, Viagra. Never mind that at least some of his haul was donated to charity; the overall impression was of someone turning a public career into a springboard for private gain in ways that brought no credit to that career, or to the many Americans who placed their faith in Dole.

Now he's come forth with a book, the product of many ghostly hands. "One Soldier's Story" is an account of Dole's boyhood in Kansas during the 1920s and the Depression, his service in World War II, the terrible wounds he suffered in combat in the European war's final weeks and his long, hard, determined and courageous recovery. To say that it is a familiar story is understatement; during nearly half a century in politics, Dole and his acolytes told it over and over and over again, not so much ennobling Dole as trivializing a very human and very powerful story.

Precisely what is served by telling it once again in book form is difficult to determine. Certainly it is self-serving for Dole to thank his publisher "for recognizing that my story represents an entire generation of heroes who endured World War II, and for seeing the need to pass on a legacy to the next generation." In truth, Dole's story can be said to "represent" only the stories of soldiers who were traumatically wounded yet managed, through their own steadfastness and the selfless help of others, to achieve some measure of healing. Dole's phrasing, though, suggests that he is trying to climb aboard the highly lucrative "Greatest Generation" bandwagon, putting himself forth as its emblematic and heroic figure.

Continued at http://tinyurl.com/6es87
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cestpaspossible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:11 PM
Response to Original message
9. Bob Dole is a national laughingstock
and what's even more funny is that he doesn't seem to realize it.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #9
11. Hypocrite
After demeaning J. Kerry, Dole said that War Vets shouldn't go around bragging about their service. Now what is he doing?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
laugle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 05:30 PM
Response to Original message
12. I think the Viagra has
stopped the blood flow to his head. I used to think he had integrity until he slammed Kerry about his war record. You would think someone with his own war experiences would know better. I really think he went off his rocker! It might be DIMENTIA or something.........how old is he now 90???? Dimentia occurs in 50% of people over 80...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 06:47 PM
Response to Original message
16. Jayus Christ! No wonder he's been all over DU...his PR Machine must
be in full gear...

Damn It...I think I replied to some Dole posts. He and his NC Senator, Beauty Queen (Red Cross Fraud) wife are just RAKING THE $$$$$$$$$$$"S in here.

And this is the Bob Dole involved with Riggs bank who has his "aide" go to the bank to withdraw cash...because he just doesn't like to use "credit cards."

Give me a BREAK HERE.... He and Liddy have made millions on the backs of the American People...now he needs a book deal to pay for his "erections and his wife's face lift and spiked and three colored hair do for the Repub Convention and the hereafter?

:puke: May you Rot in Hell!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec 21st 2014, 06:08 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC