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"THE PRESIDENT SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT HIS COUNTRY AND LESS ABOUT HIS POLLSTERS"-Tom Daschle 9/26/02
Fred Francis - MSNBC | 9/26/02 | Wait4Truth

Posted on 09/26/2002 11:31:37 AM PDT by Wait4Truth

This is a Daschle comment from this morning quoted by Fred Francis of MSNBC. Daschle was commenting about how the President has not gone far enough in being conciliatory to the Democrats. Daschle is now saying that because of the lack of trust they feel, they may not pass Homeland Security or an Iraq resolution prior to going home to campaign. Your comments are welcome. Hopefully, you will all fight back. This comment was particularly beyond the pale, don't you think? This is war, folks. Our President is being savaged and undermined during a time of war. They are now also asking the question, "Are you better off than you were two years ago?" This garbage must not stand!


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To: MHGinTN; SuziQ; Wait4Truth; floriduh voter; Howlin; PhiKapMom; ST.LOUIE1; All
A Little Irish Humor

Father O'Malley rose from his bed. It was a fine spring day in his new Washington DC parish. He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside.

He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of
his front lawn. He promptly called the US Senate for assistance.

The conversation went like this:
"Good morning. This is Senator Daschle. How might I help you?"

"And the best of the day te yerself. This is Father O'Malley at
St.Brigid's. There's a jackass lying dead in me front lawn.
Would ye be so kind as to send a couple o' yer lads to take care of
the matter?"

Senator Daschle, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied
with a smirk, "Well now father, it was always my impression that
you people took care of last rites!"

There was dead silence on the line for a long moment.

Father O'Malley then replied: "Aye, that's certainly true, but
we are also obliged to notify the next of kin.

201 posted on 09/26/2002 1:19:34 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: Mo1
,i>she couldn't get Fox News .. with a satellite we solved that problem

We had been badgering our town's Cable company for over 5 years to get FoxNews. Earlier this year, we had decided to get a dish, when one day Sir SuziQ came downstairs and said we now had FoxNews on our cable. They just snuck it in and never made an announcement. So we never bothered with the dish.

It is so nice to be able to watch the news without the irrestible urge to throw something at the TV!

202 posted on 09/26/2002 1:20:40 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Wait4Truth
On something this critical, I want to see a word-for-word quote, backed up by a source. My initial reaction is that a statement like this is too stupid for even Li'l Tommy Daschle to make. Until I see specifics, I'll stay with that. (Mind you, I'm not saying Daschle wouldn't THINK such a thing, just that he's not stupid enough either to say it or do it.)

Congressman Billybob

Click for "Til Death Do Us Part."

Click for "to Restore Trust in America"

Click for "I am almost out of ideas"

203 posted on 09/26/2002 1:20:41 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob
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To: Wait4Truth
Thanks for the heads up!
204 posted on 09/26/2002 1:22:46 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JulieRNR21
we are also obliged to notify the next of kin.

LOL! Oh, Julie, that was a good one!

205 posted on 09/26/2002 1:24:21 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Wait4Truth
He also said that the Republicans were filibustering and holding up a vote on the bill. This imposter of a human being, so called public servant, is doing the very things that he is accusing Republicans of doing and no one has called him on it yet.

At a press conference this morning, not one person from the media would ask him specifically who among Republicans was filibustering.

206 posted on 09/26/2002 1:27:44 PM PDT by slimer
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To: Dog
If Daschle doesn't pass these resolutions, it will hurt him even more than if passes them. I guess I hope NOTHING gets done in the Senate before election day.
207 posted on 09/26/2002 1:28:11 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: SuziQ
I thought we all could use a good laugh! :~)
208 posted on 09/26/2002 1:29:03 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: Wait4Truth
What is the process for removing the state he represents from the Republic?

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209 posted on 09/26/2002 1:30:23 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: Dog; Howlin
Thanks for the link.
210 posted on 09/26/2002 1:30:54 PM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: Wait4Truth
Daschle is now saying that because of the lack of trust they feel, they may not pass Homeland Security or an Iraq resolution prior to going home to campaign.

I was wondering why he pitched that fit. The Rats didn't want to vote so they fake hurt feelings for an excuse. How lame.

211 posted on 09/26/2002 1:33:43 PM PDT by Razz Barry
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To: All
Fox News Opinion Poll conducted Sept. 24 and 25.....public approval for war on Iraq has dropped 8 points in less than a week....Tony Snow said it is unclear whether algore's or dassholes speech played a part in the significant drop.
212 posted on 09/26/2002 1:33:53 PM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: fightinJAG
It's especially important for freepers who live in states with Rat senators to put the heat on them.

That's the part that sucks about living in Texas and southwest Houston to boot. My Senators are already pubbies (and I expect will stay that way) and my representative is little Kent Bentsen who thought he could become a senator and wound up a lame duck in his congressional seat.
213 posted on 09/26/2002 1:39:14 PM PDT by johnb838
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To: fightinJAG
Here in Fla neither senator is up for reelection. Both dems, but both keeping their distance from little tommy. I'll b busy trying to throw out our supreme court justices.
214 posted on 09/26/2002 1:45:51 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: mwl1
HA! I got a reply saying "We're not IN S.D., We're in California, check out these specials!"
215 posted on 09/26/2002 1:47:23 PM PDT by johnb838
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To: aristeides
That would be a hoot and surely piss off little tommy. If you think he is having conniptions now cna you see if the pres. made the senate come back into session?
By the way, we may be having a shutdown of the govt. by then if the senate doesn't get going on budget bills. Blame that on the senate leadership of little tommy too.
216 posted on 09/26/2002 1:49:24 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher
MSNBC is reporting that Dems are serious about delaying vote until after elections.

Won't work. House will act and force the Senate to put up or shut up.

217 posted on 09/26/2002 1:52:23 PM PDT by mwl1
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To: Wait4Truth
The RATS are having a real bad week, and it looks like it isn't going to get any better. These last wild eyed statements from the RAT "leadership" (i.e. lil' Albert & Tommie du Hole) are so insane and so hypocritical that Arnold Zipple (Green Achers fame) could see right through them both.

HRC is keeping her head down and so is lil Dick Gepfart. Teddy is chasing skirt and slopping down Scotch, and generally keeping his fat face out from in front of a camera. This fact leads me to believe that the worst of the commie left in among the RATS wouldn't touch this with a 10' pole. The lefties have lost it!

If this "battle plan" of the RATS is contrived, it looks like they've been taking plays right out of the Little Big Horn book of engagment. I should imagine that their internal polling is a disappointing mass of numbers. Ba Wa Wa Waaaaa!

If I was the Pres. I'd look at Tommie du Hole and, with a heavy New York accent, say....."Hey Tommie, I got you're appology RIGHT HERE"!!!!!

218 posted on 09/26/2002 1:52:51 PM PDT by timydnuc
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To: mystery-ak
Oh, ****.
219 posted on 09/26/2002 1:53:16 PM PDT by hchutch
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To: Wait4Truth
He can complain all her wants. The democrats have NOTHIING to campaign on- NOTHING! President Bush signed every piece of legislation put on his desk by the Senate! And now, when it matters most to the security of the United States, Tom Daschle has decided to play partisan politcs at the expense of the security of Americans.

YOU MAKE ME SICK, TOM DASCHLE!

220 posted on 09/26/2002 1:56:33 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Howlin
This stupid little man doesn't even realize he's backed himself into his own corner! The record clearly shows that the President has signed everything given to him. So if Daschle wants to keep crying like a little girl, let him! But the White House better come back saying that the President's record is clear- that HE has worked in the interest of the American people.
221 posted on 09/26/2002 1:59:34 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Joe Boucher
Keep your eye on a continuing resolution for funding through the winter. If Daschle bites on one, it means he is terrified and wants to get his people home to campaign and salvage what they can. GOP favors a continuing resolution because it means less spending. It will also give the stock market a lift.
222 posted on 09/26/2002 2:00:11 PM PDT by mwl1
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To: Congressman Billybob
I saw him make this statement on Fox News. And the text is correct.
Does that help?
223 posted on 09/26/2002 2:23:55 PM PDT by justshe
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To: Frank_Discussion
Baited breath, sir!


Did you mean 'bated breath?? (shortened contraction of "abated breath")

I got this image of someone who has been eating fishworms.

:-)

224 posted on 09/26/2002 2:24:50 PM PDT by gratefulwharffratt
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To: gratefulwharffratt
I thought he was baiting me......and I bit! :-0
225 posted on 09/26/2002 2:25:43 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: mwl1
Why would the House passing a bill force Daschle to allow a vote in the Senate? There is such a back-log now.
226 posted on 09/26/2002 2:26:38 PM PDT by justshe
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To: timydnuc
Gephardt was sitting next to Daschle this morning when Daschle dropped his bombshell. Geppie has been lassoed and is now back on the reservation. He stated he supported Daschle's statements.
227 posted on 09/26/2002 2:28:36 PM PDT by justshe
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To: hchutch
I just heard Wexler interviewed on Gibson's program. This is taking on a life of its own. The Dem talking points are now expanded to include 4 different times GWB has made the same statements re: attacking the patriotism of Democrats. So it is now 4 times...and expanded to an attack on patriotism.

The story grows and grows and grows with each retelling.

And I agree with your "Oh, ****!
228 posted on 09/26/2002 2:31:43 PM PDT by justshe
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To: justshe
I saw the same interview with Wexler.....he made it sound that Bush singled out the Rats and called them all unpatriotic.....I left the room, did Gibson go to commercial leaving Wexler sitting there?

You are right this is taking a life of its own....the DNC talking points have been faxed out.

229 posted on 09/26/2002 2:37:32 PM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: mystery-ak
Gibson tried a couple of times to bring Wexler back down to earth. But Wexler started pulling his old trick of raising his voice in indignation. Gibson thanked him, and went to commercial. Gibson's tone of voice left no doubt about what he thought of Wexler. I REALLY don't like Wexler.
230 posted on 09/26/2002 2:46:51 PM PDT by justshe
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To: Wait4Truth
Speaking of quotes...look what I found...you'll never guess who said the following...

"Look, we have exhausted, virtually, our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so?"

None other than Senator Tom Daschle in 1998.

Source

231 posted on 09/26/2002 2:57:44 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: ravingnutter
Save that quote. It will be needed in this war against the slimey RATS.
232 posted on 09/26/2002 3:01:28 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: floriduh voter
Click here to send Dick Gephardt an e-mail:

mailto:info@dickgephardt2002.com
info@dickgephardt2002.com

I found that HERE
http://www.dickgephardt2002.com/sitemap.html

233 posted on 09/26/2002 3:03:56 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Wait4Truth
Daschle was commenting about how the President has not gone far enough in being conciliatory to the Democrats. Daschle is now saying that because of the lack of trust they feel, they may not pass Homeland Security or an Iraq resolution prior to going home to campaign.

We should try to compare what Daschle is doing with what the Demcrats blamed the government shutdown under Clinton on. Democrats said that Newt Gingrich was willing to shut down the government because he was insulted that Bill Clinton wouldn't let him leave Air Force One through the front door, that he was relegated to having to leave through the back door.

Republicans should make Daschle's petty tirade the reason for no Homeland Security Bill and no resolution on Iraq.

-PJ

234 posted on 09/26/2002 3:19:39 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too
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To: JulieRNR21
LOL-BUMP!
235 posted on 09/26/2002 3:22:52 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: mwl1
Things have been getting pretty boring lately. Glad to have a dumbass like dashole to get things worked up, espeially when it appears to hurt the dims. Hell I'm even enjoying the Iowa tape recording problem. Anything. Now if only Dumb butt davis in Calif gets caught with a male prostitute, with pictures.
236 posted on 09/26/2002 3:25:15 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Wait4Truth
They already don't want to. They're looking for any excuse they can use not to pass anything and then turn around and blame it on the President and evil republicans. If poll numbers say this has teeth, they'll use it till real americans start kicking them in the teeth on it. It's just the latest attempt at weasling their way out of a spot they'
d rather not be photographed in. It betrays their position too much.

Leave it to Democrats to sit in a war ravaged house and rather than pick up a gun and defend it, because it makes the general look good, they whine and complain that the plaster is cracking and falling from the walls and want everyone to believe we should be about fixing the broken plaster before we worry about those who are outside breaking it. Morons on parade. America seems to be well onto them and even the staunchest Dems I work with are awake now. All I've been saying for two years about what Clinton DIDN'T do for the economy at my current Job - they've awakened to and have seen the light.

Clinton did nothing to the economy but slap a saddle on Reagan's Legacy and ride it till the failure to maintain Reagan's policies brought it all crashing down. He brought
in Greenspan with a paintbrush to tweek the ailing animals looks with an interest rate percentage here and there so the beast kept looking like it was well. By the time the illusion was discovered, we didn't have a bunch of little patches anymore - we had one monstrous problem hidden behind a faltering facade. And when the facade was obliterated one could see the gangreen that had been present
for ages due to lack of actual attention. Clinton's legacy does exist - it's called fraud - slight of hand. He and the Democrats fed it to us all for 8 years of Clinton. And now when people start pointing to the cause of the problem, the democrats want to be all warm and fuzzy and say - now lets not finger point - let's solve it. I say "great, lets fire the democrats. That ought to solve it." And my work associates that voted for the Dems are saying it too. :)

That's when I start having optimism that The Pubbies have a chance to rebuild what Reagan constructed and the Democrats have tried to dispell. For them to allow the Reagan legacy to stand as it was - was to admit that the Republicans know what they're doing. They just can't do that or nobody votes for them. They'd rather lie than do what's right for the country. Serving ones country is better done by those who know what they're doing - not those who want to be there because it makes them important. Democrats don't know the difference.
237 posted on 09/26/2002 3:26:11 PM PDT by Havoc
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To: Wait4Truth
I've been thinking about the poor people of South Dakota a lot. So, I wrote this letter to the Editor of the Aberdeen News. I know, it's no Barbararara Striesand, but at least it's profanity-free!

Dear Friends in South Dakota;

I'd like to sincerely extend my sympathies for the grief and abuse you must all be taking over the behaviour of your Senator Daschle.

I've been to South Dakota, mostly to the western part of your beautiful state. I've spoken to many South Dakotans and found them to be, without fail, smart, funny and courteous.

Imagine my shock when the Senator seemingly took leave of his senses, put on a pink tie and dissed the President from the floor of the Senate! I really can't understand how such a practical, honest population could be represented by such a less-than-professional man.

I beg you, for the good of your state, and the good of America, please keep him in your state when he comes home for the elections! I know there's a big mine by Lead where he could perhaps have a long speaking engagement arranged.

Now you must be wondering why someone from Michigan would care about your Senator. Well, see, there's this war going on... and a whole bunch of your fellow citizens don't feel safe anymore. I personaly would feel a little safer if our representatives at least gave the country and the world the appearance of a country that has a plan, and can work together to carry out that plan.

While Senator Daschle is worrying about political capital and encouraging partisanship (and not doing the "people's work"), the world must be laughing up their sleeve at US. And, if all they were doing was laughing, that would be okay. But we know that's not the case.

(And lest you think I'm being partisan myself, I am a registered Democrat!)

If my dog barks and annoys my neighbors, I have an obligation to make the barking stop. Please Please Please put your dog in the house!!

NOTE to FReepers: even a registered democrat can see the light and vote for the Right Guy for Prez!!!

238 posted on 09/26/2002 3:37:06 PM PDT by blu
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To: Wait4Truth
Well and when did Tommie make the quote you are citing? Do you have a link or was it an interview, newspaper cite, Senate floor? I've not read the entire thread so maybe it has been answered....
239 posted on 09/26/2002 3:49:06 PM PDT by deport
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To: Political Junkie Too
We aren't out of the woods on another gov shut-down. I can see the dems pushing this.
240 posted on 09/26/2002 4:07:08 PM PDT by justshe
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To: blu
Good job! Have you received notice whether the paper is going to print your letter?
241 posted on 09/26/2002 4:09:42 PM PDT by justshe
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To: deport
Deport,

He made the comment this morning. I watched him make it on Fox News.
242 posted on 09/26/2002 4:10:46 PM PDT by justshe
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To: justshe
Because this would be hugely visible and undeniable... he cannot bottle this up... the issue has the attention of the media and the American people.
243 posted on 09/26/2002 4:27:36 PM PDT by mwl1
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To: Wait4Truth
Fire Democrats, hire Republicans !!

GWB Is The Man !!

Snuff Saddam, NOW !!

Death To all Tyrant's !!

The Second Amendment...
America's Original Homeland Security !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!

244 posted on 09/26/2002 4:59:11 PM PDT by blackie
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To: Wait4Truth
I'm sure he took a poll to see which tie he should wear when having mental breakdowns on the floor.
245 posted on 09/26/2002 5:03:38 PM PDT by linn37
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To: Wait4Truth
Its all about politics with Tommy Daschund. As far as I know the President is the one who is worried about the country while Daschund would like to fiddle amidst the burning of D.C. And incidentally, the illegitimate Senate Majority Leader wants to do that with an eye to the polls.
246 posted on 09/26/2002 5:33:47 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: Dog Gone
Based on their recent performances and a VERY old, but well proven, concept from Sun Tzu's The Art of War (if your enemy insists on suicide give him all aid possible) Republicans ought to do everything possible to ensure that Lil Tommy boy and Owl Gore have continual access to microphones between now and election day!
247 posted on 09/26/2002 5:48:09 PM PDT by Bigun
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To: Wait4Truth; Avoiding_Sulla
"THE PRESIDENT SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT HIS COUNTRY AND LESS ABOUT HIS POLLSTERS"-Tom Daschle 9/26/02

"THE PRESIDENT SENATE MAJORITY misLEADER SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT HIS COUNTRY AND LESS ABOUT HIS POLLSTERS"-Tom Daschle d14truth 9/26/02

248 posted on 09/26/2002 6:00:52 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: Howlin
"You can believe the American haters are calling. Dianne Feinstein said her calls are running 10,000 to 1 against the war."

Dianne Feinstein's phone programs are set up in such a way that dissent is practically impossible, and the mind-numbed robots fielding the calls do not lead one to believe they would give her other than an opinion she wants to hear.(Same for Boxer, I gave up calling and writing after our small business got an IRS audit in a year we lost money.--Hassle audit??--How would one ever find out?)

249 posted on 09/26/2002 6:12:09 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: Fracas
LOL! (psst...it's ok to think them).
250 posted on 09/26/2002 6:15:00 PM PDT by terilyn
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