Skip to comments.DASCHLE FRAGS THE PRESIDENT
Posted on 03/02/2002 2:35:18 AM PST by kattracksEdited on 05/26/2004 5:04:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
March 2, 2002 -- Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle took the gloves off this week - and showed just how low the 2004 presidential debate might sink.
Daschle, who has an eye on the White House, suggested President Bush is thoughtlessly prosecuting America's war on terror.
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1) Do you support Daschle's statements?
2) If so, what would you have done different in the war on terror? and
3) If not are you willing to denounce Senator Daschle?
Did you notice how many Democrats suddenly found their voice? Did you notice the press going after Bush and Fleischer about the Clinton comments? This is a concerted effort to bring Bush's popularity down for the fall elections.
The congresscritters, lead on leashes by Senator Tommy, concentrated with fervor on a particular issue. Campaign finance reform didn't make the list.
I would suggest to the Senator that he ought to stick to these non-issues and let the responsible and able people deal with the war.
My thoughts exactly. I was wondering whether this article would somehow relate to the FPS genre of computing gaming.
Ugh. That's not gonna win you any influence with any Dakotans...get us straight.
For the record, it's both.
(Given this powerful position by the quirky Senate rules,
rules granted by the Constitution to establish internal operations but which since have evolved , it appears, to protect each senator's private motives and incumbancy ambitions in their respective states ).
Only because of Jefford's defection is Daschle able to stymy the Adminstration's attempt to govern the entire nation,for the benefit of the whole of the US, and not each personal fiefdom state.
As Daschle's leadership role is defined and motivated more as a politician than as a statesman becomes further obvious to the general public, ie, that he is not guided by Bushes desire for unity and the good of the country, but more by partisan politics , he and the democrats motives become even more transparent even to the average layman.
Most of the electorate ,I believe, despite the latest in the series of the media and the democrats attempts to belittle this basic and simple goal, are aware of democrat Daschles' tactics and is reflected by Bushes' consistantly high approval ratings.
If this conjecture is correct,and opinion by the general voting public holds, watch for a republican sweep this coming November.....
Now, if the recovery can proceed with strength, and the regrouping terrorists are destroyed en masse (preferably with OBL verified dead), then Tom and the others can say whatever they want--but they'll lose even more ground this year.
Using Daschle logic we must assume that Roosevelt failed in WW II since he died before Hitler and Hirohito were found.
Daschle continues to be his own worse enemy and Hillary Clinton's favorite opposition for the 2004 nomination.
Particularly while troops were on the ground, in harm's way.
The old motto was: American politics ends at the water's edge - the idea being, you don't encourage the enemy by appearing to be divided.
Will Daschle and his fellow Dems (Sens. Robert Byrd and Joe Biden also skewered Bush) trash that principle?
Will the Senate leader rend national unity to gain partisan advantage - to gain personal advantage?
He may try - indeed, he may already be trying.
But we doubt that the American people will let him get away with it for long.
This is politics, pure and simple. little tommy daschle is trying to gains seats in the House and the Senate. PLUS, he wants to start Prez Election 2004 campaign early, I think. Tough toenails, tommy. Sit down and shut up. Bush is tryin' ta run a war. You'll LOSE this one, FRiend. Once again you attack Bush, and once again it will come back to YOU!
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