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Posted on 09/26/2002 8:42:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
DASCHLES FRUSTRATION BOILS OVER
September 26, 2002
Daschle Takes The Senate Floor With An Outburst. No Wonder, With A Do-Nothing Record Like His, Youd Be Frustrated Too!
Daschle is totally frustrated.
(Morton Kondracke On FOXs Special Report With Brit Hume, September 25, 2002)
I think it is something thats been building. And Daschle has been under a lot of pressure from those liberals in this party that are uncomfortable with the idea of any war with Iraq.
(Jonathan Karl On CNNs NewsNight, September 25, 2002)
At first Mr. Daschle said he wanted an extended debate about a possible war. Then he panicked after it became clear that such a debate would put the most vulnerable Senate Democrats on the spot in the election.
(Editorial, The Healthy Politics Of Iraq, The New York Times, September 26, 2002)
DASCHLE HAS ONLY HIMSELF TO BLAME: HE HAS MADE LEGISLATIVE PROMISES . . .
In May, Senator Daschle (D-SD) Promised A Budget. Well, were going to have a budget plan that constrains spending. That will happen . . . we are going to get to it. That is going to be something that will happen.
(NBCs Meet The Press, May 26, 2002)
Senator Daschle Vowed That The Senate Would Act On Pension Reform. Daschle vowed to take up a potentially key election issue ― pension reform . . . as soon as a homeland security bill is completed.
(Daschle: Pension Reform Will Follow Homeland Debate, National Journals CongressDaily, August 1, 2002)
Senator Daschle Had Said Repeatedly That He Hoped To Bring Up The [Homeland Security] Legislation Before The [August] Recess . . . .
(Bill Miller and Helen Dewar, Senate To Delay Voting On Homeland Department, The Washington Post, July 30, 2002)
In June, Senator Daschle Said He Was Committed To Passing Welfare Reform. In June, when the Senate Finance Committee passed its welfare bill, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, said he was committed to getting this bill -- including strong child care provisions -- enacted this year.
(Cheryl Wetzstein, Welfare Reform Winds Up On Back Burner, The Washington Times, August 22, 2002)
. . . HIS DEMOCRAT SENATE CANNOT KEEP.
The Homeland Security Debate Continues Because Senator Daschle Cannot Rein In Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Daschle and the Senate Democrats had planned to approve a Department of Homeland Security by mid-September, and then move on to other issues. But the homeland security debate has dragged on and appears set to continue dragging on for at least another week or two, partly because of Daschles apparent inability to rein in Appropriations Chairman Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), who has filibustered portions of the bill.
(Paul Kane and Mark Preston, War Of Words Snarls Senate, Roll Call, September 26, 2002)
Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) Said Democrats Appear To Be Undermining President Bush On Homeland Security. We are not doing our party any good by feeding the perception that Democrats are undermining the president of the United States on the war on terrorism . . . . I can think of no more unattractive picture our party could have projected six weeks out from an election than whats taken place on the floor of the Senate the past three weeks. . . . And if somehow, some way, the Democratic leadership is successful in defeating or even weakening the presidents national security legislation, we will be slitting our own throats.
(Senator Zell Miller, Press Release, September 19, 2002)
The New York Times Called Senator Daschles Performance On Key Legislative Issues Shaky. Mr. Daschles performance in the spotlight has been shaky. He failed to round up the votes to pass a bill providing prescription drugs for the elderly. He could not win passage of an overall budget resolution . . . . The worst part, for him, was that these defeats came as much at the hands of Democrats as Republicans.
(Editorial, Congresss Mixed Handiwork, The New York Times, August 3, 2002)
THE RECORD OF DASCHLES FAILED LEADERSHIP
BUDGET: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Pass A Budget ― A Historic Failure (190 Days Since The House Passed Its Budget).
(Senator Don Nickles [R-OK], Press Conference, August 1, 2002; H. Con. Res. 353, Roll Call #79: Agreed To 221-209: R 219-2; D 1-206; I 1-1, March 20, 2002)
PENSION REFORM: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Pass Pension Reform (168 Days Since The House Passed Pension Reform).
(H.R. 3762, Roll Call #92: Approved 255-163: R 208-2; D 46-160; I 1-1, April 11, 2002)
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Pass Prescription Drug Coverage For Seniors (90 Days Since The House Passed Prescription Drug Coverage).
(H.R. 4954, Roll Call #282: Passed 221-208: R 212-8; D 8-199, June 28, 2002)
HOMELAND SECURITY: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Allow A Vote On Homeland Security
(62 Days Since The House Passed Homeland Security). (H.R. 5005, Roll Call #367: Approved 295-132: R 207-10; D 88-120; I 0-2, July 26, 2002)
TERRORISM INSURANCE: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Not Sent The President Terrorism Insurance Legislation Necessary To Create Jobs And Expand The Economy (301 Days Since The House Passed Terrorism Insurance).
(President Bush As Quoted In Andrew Taylor, Senate Gets Some GOP Support In Passage Of Terrorism Insurance Bill, Congressional Quarterly, June 22, 2002; Morton Kondracke, Trial Lawyers As A Political Issue, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 28, 2002)
JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Stalled President Bushs Judicial Nominations. Many of President Bushs judicial nominations have been stalled in the Senate for over a year. Number of Bush nominations: 127. Number of Bush confirmations: 79. Number of nominees waiting to be confirmed: 46.
(Status Of Article III Judicial Nominations, Senate Judiciary Committee, September 25, 2002)
FAITH-BASED INITIATIVES: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Pass The Presidents Faith-Based Initiatives
(69 Days Since The House Passed Faith-Based Initiatives). (H.R. 7, Roll Call #254: Passed 233-198: R 217-4; D 15-193; I 1-1, July 19, 2001)
WELFARE REFORM: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Pass Welfare Reform Legislation (133 Days Since The House Reauthorized Welfare Reform).
(H.R. 4737, Roll Call #170: Approved 229-197: R 214-4; D 14-192; I 1-1, May 16, 2002)
TAX CUTS: Daschle And The Democrat Senate Have Failed To Make The Presidents Tax Cut Permanent And Permanently Eliminate The Marriage Penalty (161 Days Since The House Voted To Make The Presidents Tax Cuts Permanent; 105 Days Since The House Voted To Abolish The Marriage Penalty).
(H.R. 586, Roll Call #103: Passed 229-198: R 219-1; D 9-196; I 1-1, April 18, 2002; H.R. 4019, Roll Call #229: Passed 271-142: R 210-0; D 60-141; I 1-1, June 13, 2002)
A Publication from the RNC Research & Strategic Planning Department
No wonder his face was red--calling Dick Gephardt his "soulmate"--
Daschle has obstructed defense appropriations, homeland security and a resolution on Iraq--
The Traitor's Trifecta--
Now it's shown Saddam harbors al-Qaeda, aids their training, assists their chemical weapons development and is scouring Africa for uranium to nuke us with.
Senator Daschle, you aren't concerned with uranium--you're only concerned with Uranus.
The sand is running out on the Napoleonic dwarf from South Dakota.
His soulmate's getting psychic readings from Barbara Streisand and his face is really, really red.
We're very concerned about your health, Senator.
It would be most unfortunate if you suffered an aneurism after assembling your media felators to watch.
We think you and your soulmate should retire to Jeffords' state to tie the knot.
There's a war on, and frankly, you're in the way.