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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:45 AM

Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

Source: Associated Press



FRIDAY, FEB 17, 2017 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93.

Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats was critical in helping Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pursue their agendas during their presidential terms.

Michel served 19 terms in the minority and retired one election too soon to be part of the Republican House majority that swept to power in 1994.

He stood on the sidelines as an ebullient Newt Gingrich of Georgia took the role of House speaker. Gingrich praised Michel that day, but had considered him too pliable and conciliatory with the Democrats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:10 PM

1. Good old days

I long for the days when republicans put country ahead of party. America will be stuck in this vacuum for at least until after the 2018 mid-terms.

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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:52 PM

2. These dead guys were saints compared to the walking breathing assholes in the current GOP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:45 PM

3. "...affable Illinois congressman"?

A couple months ago I re-read David Stockman's 1986 book on Reagan and the Republican Party, "The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed".


There the "affable Illinois congressman" comes across as a royal shit. A hypocritical royal shit.

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