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BLAME AMERICA FIRST? ON THE EVE OF WAR, DASCHLE TRIES TO GAIN PARTISAN ADVANTAGE
Republican National Committee ^ | 17 March 2003 | RNC Research

Posted on 03/17/2003 6:25:54 PM PST by PhiKapMom

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BLAME AMERICA FIRST? ON THE EVE OF WAR, DASCHLE TRIES TO GAIN PARTISAN ADVANTAGE

With American Troops Poised To Fight, Daschle Blames Potential War Casualties On President Bush

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SENATOR TOM DASCHLE: “I’m Saddened, Saddened That This President Failed So Miserably At Diplomacy That We’re Now Forced To War. Saddened That We Have To Give Up One Life Because This President Couldn’t Create The Kind Of Diplomatic Effort That Was So Critical For Our Country.” (Senator Tom Daschle, Remarks At International Association Of Firefighters Conference, 3/17/03)

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BEFORE LAST NOVEMBER’S ELECTION, DASCHLE SUPPORTED USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ AND RECOILED AT POLITICIZING DEBATE

Senator Daschle Voted For The Resolution “To Authorize The Use Of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq” Last October. (H. J. Res. 114, Roll Call #237: Passed 77-23: R 48-1; D 29-21; I 0-1, 10/11/02, With Daschle Voting Yea.)

Last Fall, Daschle Decried “Accusations” Over “National Security.” “We ought not politicize this war. We ought not politicize the rhetoric about war and life and death. … We have to rise to a higher level. … [I]t is not too late to forget the pollsters . . . the campaign fundraisers . . . [the] accusations about how interested in national security,” different parties are. (Senator Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, 9/25/02)

Daschle Said “Never Once” Did He Politicize The War In Iraq In 1991-92, And Hoped We Would Have the “Same Level Of Debate This Time.” “I can recall in 1991 and 1992 … when President Bush made the decision he did. I can recall several of my staff coming to me, suggesting that we say this or that. But never once did I have someone on my staff … refer to the politics of the war with Iraq. … We need that same level of debate this time …” (Senator Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, 9/25/02)

IN 1998, DASCHLE SUPPORTED USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ AND CALLED FOR BIPARTISANSHIP

Daschle Recognized That “Saddam Hussein Leaves Us Little Choice” But “The Use Of Force.” “[C]learly the intransigence on the part of the Iraqi government and Saddam Hussein leaves us little choice at this point … So I would think that, if nothing changes, the use of force at some point would be inevitable.” (William Neikirk, “Congress Talks Tough On Iraq,” Chicago Tribune, 2/5/98)

Daschle Wanted A “United” And “Bipartisan” Message That “Iraq Must Comply.” “Iraq must comply. There is no choice. We stand united in our determination to do whatever is necessary … The United States has the resolve to ensure that compliance and we stand united today in an effort to articulate that very clear message as loudly, as unequivocally, and in as much of a bipartisan way as we can.” (Senator Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, 2/12/98)

Daschle Called For “Immediate Iraqi Compliance” Or “Threat By Force” Would Be “Required.” “[A]bsent immediate Iraqi compliance … the security threat doesn’t simply persist – it worsens. Saddam Hussein must understand that the United States has the resolve to reverse that threat by force, if force is required.” (Senator Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, 2/12/98)

SO WHY, ON THE EVE OF WAR, HAS DASCHLE CHANGED HIS TUNE?

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: appallingdems; dashle; dashole; faileddiplomacy; hallofshame; hyprocrite; liar; lowlife
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CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DASCHLE:

Daschle, Thomas - (D - SD)
509 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2321
Web Form: daschle.senate.gov/webform.html

1 posted on 03/17/2003 6:25:54 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Brandonmark; Alex P. Keaton; MeeknMing; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; ..
Please distribute and contact Sen Daschle tomorrow!
2 posted on 03/17/2003 6:26:45 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: PhiKapMom
Senator Daschle needs to be tarred and feathered.
3 posted on 03/17/2003 6:27:30 PM PST by Spruce
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To: PhiKapMom
Explain to me why I should not believe this man is truly Anti-American...
4 posted on 03/17/2003 6:28:09 PM PST by hope (The rats and Saddam are swapping talking points.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Isn't Daschle a French name?

And where are the bulldozers when you really need them?

5 posted on 03/17/2003 6:28:10 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: PhiKapMom
This guy has no shame...
6 posted on 03/17/2003 6:28:14 PM PST by bigjoesaddle
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To: PhiKapMom
"Sheeple Gotzta Be FRee"
(To be sung to The Rascals' "People Got To Be Free")

All the World over, it's so easy to see...
Sheeple ev'rywhere just wanna be FRee!
Listen here, listen 'bout Ol' Slick's TYRANNY...
DETHRONE THE TYRANT...Sheeple gotzta be FRee!!

Folks must see-ee...what a lovely, lovely World this could be...
If everyone learned to FReep Slick Willie! Unh hunh...
Seems that he...sold us out, sold our Security!!
Ohh, how can you and me really ever trust Ol' Bubba?!
Now...help me now!!
All the World over, good folks yearn to be FRee...
People in this Country don't need squat from DemFreaks!!
We must now demand it...screw the folks in DeeCee...
People really care...you must believe me!!

"If there's a Man, whose down and needs a helpin' hand...
All it takes is YOU to understand and pull him thru. Ahh ah ah...
Seems to me...we gotta solve it individually...
And I'll do unto you what you do fer me!!"

Buh-uh-uh-ut...
I'll be shoutin' from the Mountains or out to Sea...
Don't you worry 'bout it...Sheeple gotzta be FRee!!
Ask me my opinion...'bout impris'nin Willie...
Now that's a vile bastard, don't deserve to be FRee!!

Get RIGHT on board, now...
Oh, what a feelin'...won'tcha come on and FReep!!
Gonna move some mountains...make'em hear in DeeCee!
All patriots say come on and go see...
Sheeple are awakening...good folks, MARCH ON DEECEE!!

See that train over there...
That's the Train of FReedom!!
Slick'll soon take a dive...any minute now...
You know it's been a long...long overdue!
Look Out, Ol' Dukie's comin' right on thru...

FReegards...MUD


7 posted on 03/17/2003 6:28:24 PM PST by Mudboy Slim ("Riamh Nar dhruid O sbairn lan" (Gaelic fer "Never retreat from the clash of spears"))
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To: PhiKapMom
Tom Daschole is a lying, hypocritical, self-serving bastard.
8 posted on 03/17/2003 6:29:01 PM PST by punster
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To: Spruce
Anybody have the audio? Here him whine this garbage in his child molester voice makes it twice as enraging.
9 posted on 03/17/2003 6:29:07 PM PST by Callahan
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To: PhiKapMom
True statesmen are no more.

Only a vile, self-serving, worm would say such a thing when our country is at war.

I piss on you Sen. Daschle!
10 posted on 03/17/2003 6:29:28 PM PST by TSgt (“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” - General George S. Patton)
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To: Spruce
Senator Daschle needs to be tarred and feathered.

You are way too kind.

Just forget the feathers, and crank up the temp on the tar bucket.

11 posted on 03/17/2003 6:29:36 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Eagles ARE Up!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Daschle is a waste of human skin.
12 posted on 03/17/2003 6:29:53 PM PST by noutopia
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To: PhiKapMom
SENATOR TOM DASCHLE: “I’m Saddened, Saddened That This President Failed So Miserably At Diplomacy That We’re Now Forced To War.

And if our diplomacy had succeeded (in having the UN vote another resolution), we'd still be going to war!

So, what's the difference, Tom?

13 posted on 03/17/2003 6:30:42 PM PST by Auntie Mame (If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English. -- Wilfrid Sheed)
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To: PhiKapMom
PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Why do you keep electing this scum?
14 posted on 03/17/2003 6:30:42 PM PST by clintonh8r (It is better to be feared than to be respected.)
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To: PhiKapMom
SO WHY, ON THE EVE OF WAR, HAS DASCHLE CHANGED HIS TUNE?

Because he is a democRAT. His word means nothing.

15 posted on 03/17/2003 6:30:46 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (I thank God every day that W is our President.)
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To: hope
Actually I believe he is Anti-American!
16 posted on 03/17/2003 6:30:56 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: noutopia
He's a Democrat. 'nuff said.

17 posted on 03/17/2003 6:31:30 PM PST by John Valentine (Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
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To: Spruce
Senator Daschle needs to be tarred and feathered.

I say we give him 48 hours to leave the country.

18 posted on 03/17/2003 6:32:05 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: PhiKapMom
I am saddened that Tom Daschle wasn't aborted at the first trimester.
19 posted on 03/17/2003 6:32:11 PM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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To: Callahan
It must be heard .I'm now calling him "Dominique Daschle".
20 posted on 03/17/2003 6:33:24 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MikeWUSAF
Daschle, observing and astute as always, has taken a pisspot for a bottle of cologne.

I can only say that I hope he slathers it on, for the stink of it will set him apart.
21 posted on 03/17/2003 6:33:29 PM PST by John Valentine (Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
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To: Auntie Mame
I congratulate you on remaining calm enough to interpret Tiny Tom's drivel. I just reach for the tar bucket.
22 posted on 03/17/2003 6:33:40 PM PST by Callahan
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To: PhiKapMom
This is just disgusting. The man is a walking embarassment. He and his cohorts have forgotten what it means to be American.
23 posted on 03/17/2003 6:33:52 PM PST by thoughtomator (Time is money, and space is a long, long time...)
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To: The Great Satan
You are just a bunch of Daschle-haters, cranked up by Rush Limbaugh (said with a heavy sense of irony).
24 posted on 03/17/2003 6:34:17 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Bork, Thomas, Estrada...has the Left no shame?)
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To: PhiKapMom
Not just Blame America FIRST...it's BLAME AMERICA ONLY!!!!
25 posted on 03/17/2003 6:34:33 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: punster
Tom Daschole is a lying, hypocritical, self-serving bastard.

Well said.

26 posted on 03/17/2003 6:34:45 PM PST by Renatus
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To: PhiKapMom
Tom, you are a pitiful excuse for a man.
27 posted on 03/17/2003 6:36:17 PM PST by CAfraudPI
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To: punster
You are being far too kind. Even though I know how evil the RATS can be, I am truly shocked that ANY United States senator would make such comments on the eve of war. His rabid and ugly comments make me very sick to my stomach.
29 posted on 03/17/2003 6:37:15 PM PST by Wait4Truth (God Bless our President!)
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To: JusPasenThru
Methinks Daschle has just sealed the fate of the Democratic Party with his pathetic, opportunistic, illogical whining.
30 posted on 03/17/2003 6:37:27 PM PST by Callahan
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To: PhiKapMom
IMHO, this is just one more illustration that there are dem politicians who crave and lust for power so vociferously that they would prostitute themselves to acquire it.

This man has no honor, no character, no moral fiber and I firmly believe he has no sincere allegience to the United States of America.

God bless America,

EODGUY
31 posted on 03/17/2003 6:37:33 PM PST by EODGUY (All of Daschle's stupid, partisan comments should be broadcast whenever he whines about Repubs.)
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To: noutopia
I am truly saddened that Dasshole is in any position of prominence in the USA government.I trust that embarassing situation will be corrected soon.

Balance of post self deleted.

32 posted on 03/17/2003 6:37:35 PM PST by sarasmom (tick,tick, to...)
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To: punster
Tom Daschole is a lying, hypocritical, self-serving bastard.

Relax. Anybody with an IQ above their shoe size is going to agree with you.

Here's hoping he keeps on keeping on.

33 posted on 03/17/2003 6:37:39 PM PST by Darling Lili
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
Isn't Daschle a French name?

LOL...when I first saw the headline I thought it read

...Dashle tries to gain Parisian advantage

34 posted on 03/17/2003 6:37:55 PM PST by Nubbin
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To: PhiKapMom
There is now no distinction between the troops and their mission.

Anyone who says s/he supports the troops but stands against the war effort is deceived.

35 posted on 03/17/2003 6:38:07 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: PhiKapMom
Da$$hole has demonstrated for all Americans that he puts the DemonRATs' interests above their safety!

I hope his remarks backfire on him & his party of A$$es!
36 posted on 03/17/2003 6:38:41 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Tom Daschle, Leader of Le Partie Democratique' and all around general pissant.
37 posted on 03/17/2003 6:39:00 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: clintonh8r
I'd like to see the South Dakota papers take him on for this!
38 posted on 03/17/2003 6:39:17 PM PST by Wait4Truth (God Bless our President!)
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To: Spruce; PhiKapMom
Senator Daschle needs to be tarred and feathered.


There maybe a good chance that may occur. I can't believe his constituents are inline with his feelings...
39 posted on 03/17/2003 6:39:23 PM PST by deport (The Truth doesn't need a gift to be known.....)
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To: PhiKapMom
This SOB needs to be marched out, given a cigaret and a blindfold.....you chicken-shit lilylivered bastard should be shot...I'm sick, please forgive my animosity towards this piece of crap..........no, never mind...I mean EVERY WORD I TYPED!

FMCDH

40 posted on 03/17/2003 6:39:49 PM PST by nothingnew (the pendulum always swings back and the socialists are now in the pit)
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To: clintonh8r
PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Why do you keep electing this scum?

Some people is so ignorant.

Note: Not all of us are ignorant of the Tommy Factor, li'l tyke don't represent this guy.
41 posted on 03/17/2003 6:40:28 PM PST by da_toolman (It's time to start carrying a big stick and speaking damned little.)
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To: Spruce
DUCK DASCHLE !
42 posted on 03/17/2003 6:40:46 PM PST by BamaFan69
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To: clintonh8r
PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Why do you keep electing this scum?

The people who elected this scum can't answer your question clintonh8r.

Dead people don't have Internet access...
43 posted on 03/17/2003 6:41:59 PM PST by TSgt (“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” - General George S. Patton)
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To: PhiKapMom
All I have too say is: Dasshole deserves his own wing in the Clinton Library.
44 posted on 03/17/2003 6:42:44 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: PhiKapMom
SO WHY, ON THE EVE OF WAR, HAS DASCHLE CHANGED HIS TUNE?

Think of how history will treat this period, in which Bush I turned back the invasion of Kuwait and then nothing happened for eight long years of the clinton administration, only to be followed by Bush II finishing the job. clintigula will look grossly ineffectual.

The left is very bitter that W. is going to have this victory.

45 posted on 03/17/2003 6:43:13 PM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: deport
There maybe a good chance that may occur. I can't believe his constituents are inline with his feelings...

I'm sure most of them aren't, but he does have 100% support from the dead Indian bloc, and that's all he needs.

46 posted on 03/17/2003 6:43:21 PM PST by CFC__VRWC ("It's good to hate the French.")
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To: Brimack34
All I have too say is: Dasshole deserves his own wing in the Clinton Library.

He's already got it, it's under Bill's desk.
47 posted on 03/17/2003 6:43:24 PM PST by da_toolman (It's time to start carrying a big stick and speaking damned little.)
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To: jwalsh07
Dascle has an odd reelection strategy if he is running with Bush at the top of ballot. I don't really see how Bush supporters could also support Daschle in SD, when Daschle has tried to screw Bush at every turn. I trust that Bush will point that out, and that he will be campaigning more in SD than its electoral votes and "in play" status, or lack thereof, will otherwise dictate. It should be interesting.
48 posted on 03/17/2003 6:43:44 PM PST by Torie
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To: nothingnew
Nothingnew- Now tell us how you feel.:}
49 posted on 03/17/2003 6:45:20 PM PST by noutopia
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To: Torie
Puff Daddy will always win in SD as long as he brings
Bacon back to SD..

SD GOP voters LOVE PORK !!!!!!!>.......
50 posted on 03/17/2003 6:46:15 PM PST by KQQL (^@__*^)
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