Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS) was on Fox News Sunday saying what more and more people have been thinking for awhile now. The GOP has morphed into a bag of inbred mixed nuts who have O.D.'d on Filibusterol.
Rational types need not apply. In fact, they're becoming extinct.
In your first two years as a Senator, there were 7 motions filed — cloture motions to end debate. In the last two years, there were 115 cloture motions. Is the filibuster being abused...?
No doubt about it.
What do you think of your party, the Republicans today?
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 — and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.
You describe the GOP of your generation as Eisenhower Republicans, moderate Republicans. Could people like you, even Ronald Reagan — could you make it in today’s Republican Party.
I doubt it. Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly Nixon couldn’t have made it, 'cause he had ideas. We might have made it, but I doubt it. I mean... I just consider myself a Republican, none of this hyphenated stuff.
H/t: Think Progress