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Robert Dole: Press Release - Commander-in-Thief Watch
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Robert Dole
Press Release - Commander-in-Thief Watch
September 4, 1996
Campaign 1996
Dole-Kemp 1996
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"There he goes again. Today, Bill Clinton proposed that the government ensure health care coverage for temporarily unemployed families for up to six months. It's a good idea, but it's also an idea that Bob Dole proposed more than 10 years ago when he introduced a similar bill with Senators Specter, Durenberger, Heinz, Roth, and Bradley.

"The Clinton vision seems to be a window looking out on Bob Dole. On issue after issue, Bill Clinton has come out in favor of Bob Dole's position. But when you're comparing the original and an unreliable copy, we know the voters will choose the genuine article this November.

"Unfortunately, Bill Clinton's announcements today didn't end with mimicking Bob Dole's ideas. Today, on the topic of nationalized health care, Bill Clinton proved to be a firm believer in the adage: "If at first you don't succeed ... try, try again."

- Dole/Kemp '96 Deputy Press Secretary Christina Martin
      THE LIST GOES ON ...
      More Clinton Stolen Ideas from Bob Dole and the GOP
DOLE INITIATIVE               CLINTON IMITATION
Welfare Reform                "Clinton vowed to 'end welfare as we
                               know it' in 1992 but put that on the
                               back burner for three years.
                               He highlighted it again in 1994 when
                               Republicans began pushing welfare
                               reform." (New York Post, 5/31/96)
Computerized Registry To      "President Clinton announced plans today
Track Sex Offenders           to create a nat
ional sex offenders
                               registry." (AP, 6/22/96)
Same-Sex Marriages            "Clinton last week said he'd sign the
                               Republican-backed bill to let states ban
                               same-sex marriages." (New York Post,
                               5/31/96)
Death Penalty Appeals         "Clinton endorsed the idea and signed it
                               into law." (New York Post, 5/31/96)
Megan's Law                   "Republicans pushed the idea of
                               requiring the public to be warned when
                               convicted sex offenders move in.
                               Clinton signed a national version with
                               great fanfare a few weeks ago."
                               (New York Post, 5/31/96)
Comp Time For Workers         "In an election-year appeal to
                               Americans juggling job and family,
                               President Clinton proposed letting
                               workers swap overtime pay for time off
                               and take more unpaid leave for family
                               duties," (AP, 6/24/96)
Victims' Rights Amendments    "Appealing for 'simple fairness,'
                               President Clinton today declared support
                               for a constitutional amendment to
                               protect the rights of crime victims."
                               (AP, 6/25/96)



Citation: Robert Dole: "Press Release - Commander-in-Thief Watch," September 4, 1996. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=115250.
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