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Daschle ought to face music (South Dakota Argus Leader)
Argus Leader ^ | 5/21/03 | Robert Regier

Posted on 05/24/2003 9:49:42 AM PDT by Libloather

Edited on 05/07/2004 9:08:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Nobody would eat half-baked bread, but that's just what the media served up when they ran stories about advertisements calling Sen. Tom Daschle to account for his voting record.

Not one ad had aired. Not one produced. Not one funded. Nor had it been decided how best to expose Daschle's liberalism. But that didn't stop the media from reporting erroneous stories based on stolen working documents for possible future advertising campaigns.


(Excerpt) Read more at argusleader.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: argus; daschle; face; leader; music; puff; southdakota; tom
Linda Hall Daschle
Winston M. Hill
Sioux Falls
published: 5/22/2003

I read the letter to the editor from Michelle Artum saying John Thune is lobbying for the pharmaceutical companies. This is a complete fabrication and entirely untrue. Would Artum like to identify the pharmaceutical company Thune represents?

Now, if the writer would care to go online and check out Linda Hall Daschle, she would find that she represents large corporations as a lobbyist and it should be conflict of interest with her husband as the minority leader of the Senate. For this, Linda Daschle receives huge sums of money.

Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., has a cliche that says anything the Republicans propose will benefit the rich only. Well, the Daschles are rich and refuse to make their income tax return public. Don't forget - Daschle is rich and getting richer.

1 posted on 05/24/2003 9:49:43 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Liz; Howlin
Sounds like South Dakota is thawing nicely...
2 posted on 05/24/2003 9:50:17 AM PDT by Libloather (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Fatwa...)
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To: Libloather
Daschle hasn't been reading the letters to the editor of the South Dakota papers lately. From their content, South Dakotans are paying attention and the some of locals who helped in the last election are making appearances in court right now....

...but what do I know....I'm living in South Dakota, so I'm not paying attention to all of that....
3 posted on 05/24/2003 9:55:49 AM PDT by wrbones (Bones)
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To: Libloather
Why does it take the opinion page to stake out this mans record? This paper needs this on the front page. It's not opinion, it's fact.
4 posted on 05/24/2003 10:03:14 AM PDT by Digger
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To: Digger
Why on the editorial page? Because the press is, for the most part, lazy. The flap over Bush landing on the Lincoln could have been put to bed early had anyone spent the ten minutes it took me to access the Naval Historical Center's site. They have recorded nearly every Presidential visit to any Naval vessel since John Tyler in 1841. Turns out the first Presidential visit to a carrier was Eisenhower on the USS Saratoga in '57, and every President since has made at least one such photo op visit. The reigning champ is Clinton, with five visits, including a photo of Clinton in Navy garb at the wheel of the George Washington as it crossed the English Channel for the fiftieth anniversary of the Normandy landings. Late in his term, LBJ ordered the Constellation to leave dockside in San Diego and proceed a few miles offshore for a better photo of the chopper landing. Care to guess what that stunt cost?

Slam the Dems back with such facts and their whining is revealed for what it is, but as far as I saw not even the "right wing controlled" FOX network dug this fact sheet up and presented it. Surely if an overworked barkeep on a slow computer can find this, one of our six figure a year "newshounds" with a research staff could find it.
5 posted on 05/24/2003 10:35:20 AM PDT by barkeep
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To: Libloather
"thawing"

Thawing is such a pleasant way of putting it. However I would have used the term, "Awaking from a COMA".

6 posted on 05/24/2003 10:43:39 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Libloather
Let's not forget that BUSH is running on the same ballot as (Barf) Daschle in 2004. If the Republicans actually find a candidate who's not incredibly weak (I've heard there are several from which to choose), Daschle will have to hope for a historic Democratic sweep of monumental proportions (not gonna happen) OR convince a large proportion of Bush voters to vote for him. Considering that Daschle seems to be everything that Bush is NOT and vice-versa, he's got a problem. Dump Daschle 2004 will be a reality, ten to one.
7 posted on 05/24/2003 10:44:20 AM PDT by dufekin (Peace HAS COME AT LONG LAST to the tortured people of Iraq!)
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To: Libloather
Somebody ought to do a study to see how many DemoncRATS are rich. I bet it's in the multi millions!!
8 posted on 05/24/2003 11:38:18 AM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
The Wall Street Journal ran such an article a few years back (2001 I believe). The Democrat party is the party of the rich now.
9 posted on 05/24/2003 11:42:45 AM PDT by DPB101 (It is not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Libloather
SUCH A HIDEOUS CREATURE IS THIS DASHDULL

He must have been long in training by

her unroyal lowness,
her hideous heinous--
Bwitch Shrillery Antoinette
de Fosterizer de sh*t-flinger
de Back-stabber de Power-Monger-Extreme
de Commie-Marx-butt-kisser
de Black-Panther-booster
de Reno-suck-face de Bitterness-personified
de Vengeance-multiplied
de Felonious-traitor-incorporated
de Compulsive-liar
de Chronic-deny-er
de Sade
10 posted on 05/24/2003 12:15:48 PM PDT by Quix (MAY BIBLE CODE DIGEST IS UP AT biblecodedigest.com)
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To: wrbones
Great to hear from a local.

Are the churches getting activated yet?

Do reasonable middle-of-the-roaders seem to be waking up, yet?

What would you guess the percentage change might be so far in people who voted for the Traitor last time but who won't this time?

Sure appreciate your local insights in this series situation regarding such a hugh Traitor and idiot of the Republic.
11 posted on 05/24/2003 12:18:07 PM PDT by Quix (MAY BIBLE CODE DIGEST IS UP AT biblecodedigest.com)
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To: Libloather
God save our country if publicly discussing a politician's record becomes a criminal act of malice...

Uh, I hate to trouble the writer with unpleasantries, but the new Campaign Finance Law mandates precisely that.

Sure, if you want to talk at the local bar or coffee shop, that's still OK. But, if you want to take out an ad in the paper or on the radio or TV too close to an election to expose the shameful record of your local crook politician, you've just earned yourself a ticket to jail!

12 posted on 05/24/2003 12:33:01 PM PDT by Gritty
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To: DakotaGator
Ping
13 posted on 05/24/2003 12:39:50 PM PDT by Lucy Lake
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To: Gritty
Sure, if you want to talk at the local bar or coffee shop, that's still OK. But, if you want to take out an ad in the paper or on the radio or TV too close to an election to expose the shameful record of your local crook politician, you've just earned yourself a ticket to jail!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

then its time to put the law to the test.

I suggest that EVERYONE break this law and force the judicial system into a huge back log of trials



14 posted on 05/24/2003 1:02:41 PM PDT by South Dakota (Just so you know, I'm saddened that daschle and McGovern are from my state)
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To: Libloather; Howlin
And don't forget Little Tommy was forced to drop out of the prez race. Guess he had to
field "a lot of questions" about his actions vis a vis Lobbyist Linda and the airline industry.
15 posted on 05/24/2003 1:43:16 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Quix
The big problem was mentioned in the article. Last time he and Johnson ran on a platform plank that basically said, 'We've got position and power that South Dakota hasn't had before, so elect us and we'll keep that power." The voters found that attractive and it has been the primary reason for Daschle's re-elections since he gained power in the Senate. He lost the leadership last time, so...

All of the election races for the Senate and the House were none-the-less very, very close. Thune lost to Johnson by less than 500 votes...and many of those votes can be accounted for by the number of forgeries at the ballots. Daschle's race wasn't quite as close, but he had to work for it. If Janklow had run against him, he may have won. Janklow isn't always popular, but you always know where he stands and he'll work for the people of the state as hard as he worked for his personal estate. 'Though not a multi-millionaire as many other politicos are, he's worked for everything he has and the people of South Dakota appreciate that more than you may think. Thune will be looked on with some favor for not having spent the states funds in an expensive re-count or second election. He will have a better chance of election this go around if he runs, is the general consensus.

As far as churches go, I missed your meaning. I'm a little thick, sometimes.
16 posted on 05/24/2003 3:08:35 PM PDT by wrbones (Bones)
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To: wrbones
YEAH, I've felt that was a key factor--influence in Washington.

But the price of destruction to the Republic had better become too high to even contemplate!
17 posted on 05/24/2003 3:54:12 PM PDT by Quix (MAY BIBLE CODE DIGEST IS UP AT biblecodedigest.com)
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To: Libloather
'Lil, Tiny Tommy sez:

Hey, say South Dakota. I have the pow-a and I'm bringing it home to you. Like my dance? I practiced just fer you.

Up on my tippy toes I'm not nearly so short. Almost as tall as regular folks, I am.

18 posted on 05/24/2003 8:52:27 PM PDT by upchuck (Contribute to "Republicans for Al Sharpton for President in 2004." Dial 1-800-SLAPTHADONKEY :)
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To: Libloather
I wonder how the Democrats get away with always saying the Republicans are the rich ones, blah, blah, blah. Don't the people of this country pay any attention at all? Amazing isn't it? My gosh, the Kennedy's alone ought to give them a hint!

BTW: Little Tommy can't face anything without standing on a stool! (couldn't resist, sorry)
19 posted on 05/24/2003 8:57:21 PM PDT by ladyinred (Freedom isn't free, remember our fallen heroes)
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To: ladyinred
Don't the people of this country pay any attention at all?

I'm sure they do. The internet will change everything - forever. Darn that AlGore - eh?

20 posted on 05/24/2003 9:52:26 PM PDT by Libloather (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Fatwa...)
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To: muggs
Plenty of rich DemoncRATS around!!!
21 posted on 05/25/2003 3:15:57 AM PDT by timestax
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