Skip to comments.It's The Depravity Stupid: Why Daschle Voters Are Jumping Ship
Posted on 10/29/2004 6:45:28 AM PDT by Kurt Evans
Tom Daschle held an open-door meeting in Wessington Springs on December 10, 1993, where I asked him whether he supports legalized abortion because he doesn't believe a human life begins at conception or because he doesn't believe it's necessarily wrong to kill an innocent human being. He didn't answer the question, but his response insinuated that those who oppose legalized abortion want to punish the mothers.
The mother has already lost hundreds of dollars and her child, and she may spend years dealing with the emotional consequences. The people who ought to be punished are the physicians who become millionaires in an average of five years by preying on scared young women, and the politicians who accept the abortion lobby's generous campaign contributions.
At that time Daschle was supporting the "Freedom of Choice Act," which would have invalidated South Dakota laws requiring parental notification for minors and a 24-hour consideration period. He even supported the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion until he came up for re-election in 1998. Since then he's cast five votes against it.
Since he left South Dakota for Washington in 1978, Daschle has cast more than 70 pro-abortion votes. Now he's saying those five votes--against only the most abhorrent form of the procedure--mean that calling him pro-abortion is "dishonesty."
Daschle has also suggested it's "dishonest" to question his commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Yet even as liberal activist judges have begun to force the states to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples, Daschle refuses to support a constitutional amendment to stop them.
Daschle's voting record has consistently received high marks from the nation's leading pro-homosexual and pro-abortion activists, including 100-percent or "A" ratings from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Abortion Reproductive Rights Action League, and the so-called Human Rights Campaign, which is leading the fight for homosexual "marriage."
Even for those who don't believe the Bible is the Word of God, literally thousands of scientific studies have shown that children are much better off with both male and female primary role models. The judicial legitimization of homosexuality would have devastating consequences for our families, our schools, and the entire Christian social order.
While the battle to subvert the American family rages on, Daschle points to a single vote he cast in 1996 as supposed evidence that he's serious about defending traditional marriage, and he accuses those who question that commitment of "dishonesty."
The primary source of dishonesty in South Dakota this year is Tom Daschle, a man without core principles who will say or do anything to further his own personal power.
Enjoyed the post. Does this paper have a wide circulation?
An enormously wealthy lobbyist and consultant.
Might also be because the only thing Daschle has going for him is that he's the minority leader, but everyone realizes that he won't be come January. His performance has been pathetic. The Dems are going to lose seats in the Senate for the second time on his watch, and he's got ethical problems. Also, an important quality that a Senate leader must have is that his seat must be safe so that he can take positions that are unpopular at home without fear of retribution. Daschle's seat is not safe, and he's repeatedly taken positions unpopular with his Democratic colleagues, such as the farm bill, solely to improve his popularity in his home state.
He's not going to be minority leader in 2005, and there is no reason to vote for him if he's not going to be in the leadership, particularly since he will be in the minority.
Exactly - although on paper he will look to be "writing a book" or some other innocuous past time since I think there is a regulation prohibiting retired members of congress from becoming a lobbyist for at least a year.
But how hard would it be for the lobbying firm that employs Linda Daschle to pay her bonuses in the meantime for work Tom Thumb has actually done? Sort of like they've been doing all along.
Thanks for the post. I'm a small-town boy myself and voices like yours give me great comfort. I appreciate your clarity of thought. Keep up the great work, Get Out The Vote, and Wednesday's gonna be a fine new morning!
P.S. our absentee ballots are already on record...2 for Bush/Thune/Diedrich.
Tommy Da$$hole is the lunatic libs Poster Boy for Dishonesty, lies and spinning the truth.
Certainly not a South Dakota resident.
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>So, if Tommy-Boy has already been "Deeply saddened",
>what will he be when he gets ejected from office?
Irrelevant. Deeply irrelevant.
>Enjoyed the post. Does this paper have a wide circulation?
Only among Jerauld County residents/former residents. I submitted another version of the piece to several larger papers, but to my knowledge no one else has run it.
Hopefully some will.
>Might also be because the only thing Daschle has
>going for him is that he's the minority leader, but
>everyone realizes that he won't be come January.
No offense, but I'm not sure most South Dakota voters realize that, and even if they did, I'm not sure it would be enough to convert those who are already in Daschle's camp. The social issues, on the other hand, are driving a wedge between Daschle and the social conservatives in both major parties who in the past have been duped by his two-faced double-talk and the complicit monopolistic media.
I spent a week in Aberdeen in September. All of the men I worked with loath Daschle but they also said he will get at least 110% of the native American vote. This is what they are up against and they are sick of it.
>Thanks for the post.
You're most welcome.
>I'm a small-town boy myself and voices like yours
>give me great comfort.
It's impossible to overestimate the power of the truth.
>(Daschle) is the lunatic libs Poster Boy for
>Dishonesty, lies and spinning the truth.
Hopefully next week he'll be a poster boy for the consequences.
"Hopefully next week he'll be a poster boy for the consequences."
Lets hope so. Retire the slimeball Da$$hole.
>All right, all you South Dakota people. Tear
>yourselves away from those gorgeous Black Hills
>and the beautiful Badlands long enough to go
>to the polls and vote this Daschle creep out
>of office. You'll have plenty of time to lose
>yourselves in the wide open spaces and all that
>gorgeousness after the election!
Thanks for reminding us of South Dakota's natural beauty, but after the election THE BATTLE GOES ON! :-)
>>...what will he be when he gets ejected from office?
>Certainly not a South Dakota resident.
*irony on* Why so cynical? I'm sure Tom and Linda would immediately sell the mansion, come back to Aberdeen, and move into their "real" home with Tom's mom. *irony off*
Has Linda Daschle ever been to South Dakota for a non-political reason? Why is she even voting here?
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