Bob Dole speaks on health care reform

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    October 07, 2009

    Former Republican Majority Leader Bob Dole Speaks on Health Care Reform

    Sam Stein:

    Bob Dole: Health Care Will Pass, GOP Should Get On Board: Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kans.) told a group of local Kansas reporters on Wednesday, that opposition to the president's health care package had been driven by knee-jerk partisanship and urged Congressional Republicans to get on board a version of reform.

    The 1996 Republican presidential candidate also predicted, following a speech at a health care reform summit in Kansas, that "there will be a signing ceremony" for a reform bill sometime this year or early in 2010.

    But the comments that seem likely to create the most ripples were those that dealt with congressional opposition to the White House. Dole, according to reports, framed the pushback to Barack Obama's reform agenda as almost perfunctory in nature.

    "Sometimes people fight you just to fight you," he said, according to The Kansas City Star. "They don't want Reagan to get it, they don't want Obama to get it, so we've got to kill it...

    "Health care is one of those things," he added. "Now we've got to do something"...

    What's with this "we"? He could have done something--fifteen years ago--all by himself...

    What a sorry hollow shell of a human being...
     
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    Nonetheless, Dole's comments punctures the GOP balloon of hypocrisy.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    As we age, sometimes we aquire the ability to speak out for what we believe, because there cannot really be any repercusions when we already have one foot in eternity.
     

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