Bob Dole in Fox News Interview: GOP Needs ‘Closed For Repair’ Sign Until 2014

Speaking in a Fox News interview, former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said that Republicans need to put up a “closed for repair” sign until 2014 so that the party can reevaluate itself and put forth a “positive agenda.”

In the interview that was aired on Sunday, Dole told host Chris Wallace that there was “no doubt” that Republicans were abusing the filibuster, commenting on the fact that motions for cloture had increased from seven in 1969-1970 to 115 during the last year.

“There’s some cases where it’s probably justified,” Dole said. “But not many.”

“I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says closed for repairs until New Year’s Day next year,” he added. “And spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.”

Dole went on to say that he doubted that he — and even former President Ronald Reagan — could have survived today in the GOP.

“Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly, Nixon couldn’t have made it because he had ideas,” he pointed out. “I just consider myself a Republican, none of this hyphenated stuff. I was a mainstream conservative Republican.”

Watch an excerpt of the interview in the video below.



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    May 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Loved his last line, “Nixon? Brilliant criminal, could have been a great President, threw it all away.” Overall, I think he really did say it all, none of the Republicans of his era could even get a nomination in today’s Teapub dominated party. I see them every day referring to Reagan, Nixon and even Gingrich as RINOs. He may have a point with the closed for repairs idea, but it will never work because the Teapubs are too stupid to shut their mouths and let the party make changes, they will keep it up until the party gets rid of them all and then they may have a chance to repair the damage but it is going to take them a long time before the people will trust them again.

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