Jack Kemp 1935 – 2009: Politician, Former Bills QB and One Time Vice Presidential Nominee Has Died at 73 from Cancer


Jack Kemp, the one time Vice Presidential nominee for Bob Dole, former QB for the Buffalo Bills and 9 time Western New York Congressman has passed away at the age of 73 from cancer. Kemp’s office had announced in January that he had been diagnosed with an unspecified type of cancer and that the cancer was in an advanced stage and had spread to several organs.

“Jack Kemp was a leader – whether it was in a football huddle, a national political campaign …” 

Jack Kemp will be missed, Rest in Peace.


Jack Kemp: 1935 – 2009 Rest in Peace

Family spokeswoman Marci Robinson said Kemp died shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, surrounded by his family and pastor. Kemp died at his home in Bethesda, Md., in the Washington suburbs, friends said.

Comments from The Heritage Foundation regarding the loss of Jack Kemp.Jack_kempqb

“Jack Kemp was a leader – whether it was in a football huddle, a national political campaign or a policy discussion about the Austrian school of economics.

“Jack was a ‘bleeding-heart conservative.’ He wanted to make it possible for every American to succeed and eagerly worked with people of all races, colors and creeds toward that end.

“He won those fights, and millions benefited. The tax cuts that Jack helped engineer in the 1980s gave Americans unprecedented prosperity for decades. His commission also boldly proposed a national flat tax. Those policies also helped spread freedom around the world.

Jack Kemp was a special individuals and as stated at American Power, Kemp would still be light years ahead if its time if applied today.

Jack Kemp, in my mind, was the premier Republican on race relations in American politics. No one spoke to the power of markets and opportunity to empower black Americans as he did. His agenda as HUD Secretary in the first Bush administration would still be light years ahead if its time if applied today

From No Sheeple Here, Jack Kemp was a champion of Free Market and men like him are sorely missed today.

“When you tax something you get less of it, and when you reward something you get more of it.” With that simple exhortation, Jack Kemp changed his party, changed his country and, ultimately, changed the world.

As the nation struggles with the trillion-dollar deficits and promises from Democrats to increase the role of government—the very government that got us into this hole in the first place—the ramparts of the free market will not be manned by Jack Kemp.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Jack Kemp 1935 – 2009: Politician, Former Bills QB and One Time Vice Presidential Nominee Has Died at 73 from Cancer”

    1. rightknight on May 3rd, 2009 11:10 am

      Obowma might well have become a decent politician
      had he studied under Jack Kemp instead of Bill Ayers,
      Rev. Wright, Saul Alinsky, and assorted Chicago
      questionable personalities. Selection of role models
      affects the formation of one’s character.

    2. ANewGirl on May 3rd, 2009 4:59 pm

      Wow….Jack Kemp just so happened to be “one” of the decent ones. (So rare.) Class Act.

      RIP Mr. Kemp, Condolences & prayers for your family.

    3. bob on May 3rd, 2009 5:35 pm

      Kemp was a 33 degree Mason who took oaths to Lucifer. Kemp was also a member of the Council for National Policy, a treasonous, globalist org controlled by Sun Myung Moon. Kemp was as anti-American and anti-Christian as it gets. He is now in Hell and sorry he was ever born.

    4. ANewGirl on May 3rd, 2009 7:31 pm

      Wow…..Bob—-is any of what you post factual? If so, I stand guilty of being misinformed and almpst completely unaware of all of Kemp’s past personal in-depth history. Guess it proves the point that paying attention to only what the MSM puts out there in general, is not enough information upon which to base one’s opinions or beliefs of another person, place or thing.

      Simply astounding, if true.

    5. bob on May 4th, 2009 2:15 am


      You bet it’s factual. Become informed and read about the Council for National Policy here:

    6. Dolf on May 4th, 2009 7:37 am

      right Bob, 1 thing I learned was the real name of John Denver

      and a lot of BS about a tent

      yep, thrustworthy link

      and NewGirl, republican leaders also commend him on his work
      Just the usual oh no socialist, communist, no healthcare crowd does

    7. Dolf on May 4th, 2009 7:38 am

      thats also the crowd that is calling for fiscal responsibilty.

      to bad they didn’t do that in the Bush jr era
      SM: Dolf do you not get why GW’s #’s tanked? It had nothing to do with liberals and Democrats. They hated him from the outset. It had to do with Conservatives pissed off at his spending, ie bail outs, medicare prescription drugs.

      There were many that were upset at fiscal spending; however, that does not mean that you make it worse like what Obama has done.

    8. Dolf on May 4th, 2009 9:50 am

      or maybe the tax cut for the rich and then those 2 wars topped with Katrina

      and for what Obama has done; who knows what Bush would have done or Reagan.
      This never happened before in our history.
      Hopefully in about 10 years we can say he has been succesfull.

      the bank execs however still didn’t seem learn anything….citing a profit….

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