Former Senator Bob Dole is "Non-Pro-Freedom"!!
October 23, 2009 2:59am CST
Apparently fighting in World War II and losing most of the use of his arm wasn't enough to make Bob Dole "pro-freedom", at least according to Representative Michele Bachmann! Here is part of a conversation between Bachmann and right-wing radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham: Ingraham claimed that President Obama wants Republicans to be more moderate and rationale [not crazy] like Dole and Frist, because he wants them to lose. Bachmann then chimed in saying, it’s because Obama, supports the “non-pro-freedom agenda” advocated by Dole and Frist: NGRAHAM: Of course. God bless Bob Dole he just came on our show, I have great respect for the man. And also for Frist. But Frist presided over a pretty disastrous situation in the Senate. BACHMANN: They lost. INGRAHAM: They lost. And Bob Dole lost how many times on a national level? I guess I’ve lost count. [...] That Republican ideology and that Republican outlook has been a losing outlook. That’s why President Obama wants more of us to be like them. BACHMANN: Because we want a pro-freedom agenda. And he’s trying to throw people around who he believes will increase a non-pro-freedom agenda. (End of excerpt) Below is a link where you can hear this interview. I KNOW I'm going to be accused of "using" a "hate-filled blog" as my source. That is NOT the case! I couldn't care less about the opinions expressed in this article, I'm simply using it because it's where I found the transcript of the interview and the video and audio of it after I heard and read it on TV. That these words were said isn't in dispute. I'm just interested in what you think about them. http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=555&pst=1396816 Is it any wonder only one in five Americans identify themselves as a Republican and that one in five who did so in August no longer does today? They're perfectly willing to throw their own under the bus, even their most recent Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and WAR HERO Bob Dole who nearly gave his life for this country fighting the Nazis. THAT doesn't sound "non-pro-freedom" (Bachmann sure has a unique way with words...lol!) to me! The "dithering d1ck" Cheney, on the other hand, he of the five deferments during the Vietnam War due to "other priorities" is very much "pro-freedom" according to this new breed GOP. Any comments? Annie
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Oct 09
Bachman, is a bit of a nut sometimes, but she gets points for constitutional concienciousness (is that a word?), she is kinda the repuplican's "dennis kusinich". Ingrahm is a party shill, period, she is right up there with Hannity, Olberman, Mathews and Limbaugh.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Oct 09
I guess the fact that you have several different Republicans with differing viewpoints means that Obama was wrong when he so condescendingly remarked ""Democrats are an opinionated bunch. You know, the other side, they just kinda sometimes do what they're told." If the Republicans were not independent thinkers, wouldn't they all agree? I guess he was right about the Democrats, they seem to be opinionated individuals because he can't get them all to agree with him.
• United States
27 Oct 09
What President Obama said was "condescending" but what Bachmann said was being an "independent thinker"? If anyone ever expected Obama to get "all" of the Democrats to agree with him on ANYTHING they were sadly misinformed but I guess the Republicans don't know the difference - or don't care - between having "differing viewpoints" and being insulting and disrespectful! Annie