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Republican National Committee ^ | 26 September 2002 | RNC Research

Posted on 09/26/2002 8:42:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom


September 26, 2002

Daschle Takes The Senate Floor With An Outburst. No Wonder, With A Do-Nothing Record Like His, You’d Be Frustrated Too!


“Daschle is totally frustrated.”
(Morton Kondracke On FOX’s “Special Report With Brit Hume,” September 25, 2002)

“I think it is something that’s 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 CNN’s “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)



In May, Senator Daschle (D-SD) Promised A Budget. “Well, we’re 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.”
(NBC’s “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 Journal’s 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)


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 Daschle’s 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 what’s 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 president’s national security legislation, we will be slitting our own throats.”
(Senator Zell Miller, Press Release, September 19, 2002)

The New York Times Called Senator Daschle’s Performance On Key Legislative Issues “Shaky.” “Mr. Daschle’s 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, “Congress’s Mixed Handiwork,” The New York Times, August 3, 2002)


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 Bush’s Judicial Nominations. Many of President Bush’s 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 President’s 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 President’s Tax Cut Permanent And Permanently Eliminate The Marriage Penalty (161 Days Since The House Voted To Make The President’s 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

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: daschle; liar; obstructionist
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To: jwalsh07
Hey...don't tick PKM off...MUD
21 posted on 09/26/2002 9:00:59 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Slyfox
So am I! I am loving the gloves coming off at RNC too!
22 posted on 09/26/2002 9:03:20 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Mo1
I watched Donahue a couple of times and to be honest, I just dont have the stomach for it. Between his extreme liberal views, His coke bottle bottom galsses, his lishhhhhp, and his guest. I just couldn't keep down my dinner.

The "Disclaimer" at the beginning should be enough for most people... It says....

"The Surgeon General has determined that AIDS can be contracted through the Ears by Listening to @ssholes. Use EXTREME CAUTION while listening to Donahue"


23 posted on 09/26/2002 9:03:57 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Mudboy Slim
Not to worry MUD.
24 posted on 09/26/2002 9:04:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: MJY1288
Repeat after me -- Senator Don Nickles for Majority Leader! I figure if we say it enough, it might just catch on!

I told his office that last year that I wanted him not Lott for Majority Leader!
25 posted on 09/26/2002 9:04:50 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
I'll second that
26 posted on 09/26/2002 9:06:07 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: jwalsh07
Remind me never to tick you off.

Nah. Nah. Nah! PKM is a sweetie. You wouldn't lose more than an arm or leg:)

As far as Daschle? It's a small world afterall. He is a small man from a small state and elected by a small number of people. He has proved that he is small minded. And he is only in the position he is in because of another small minded man, Jim Jeffords. Who gave the Dems. a small majority. Daschle is small in so many ways. Ask his wife.

And short? Daschle is short. A short man. Short of ideas. Short of honesty. Short of integrity. Short of vision. And short of time.

27 posted on 09/26/2002 9:06:21 PM PDT by isthisnickcool
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To: Mudboy Slim
LOL!!!!!!!!! Don't scare him!
28 posted on 09/26/2002 9:06:25 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: isthisnickcool

I am laughing so hard I can hardly type!

You have daschle nailed!
29 posted on 09/26/2002 9:08:07 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Don't scare him!

Hey, watch it MOM, I don't scare easy and, believe me, I've got the scars to prove it. :-}

30 posted on 09/26/2002 9:08:14 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
LOL!!!! You guys are too much!
31 posted on 09/26/2002 9:09:09 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: MJY1288
Did you see Hardball and his interview with George will??

32 posted on 09/26/2002 9:10:19 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: isthisnickcool; PhiKapMom
:-) very good, Qoute of the day I'd say, Ping those who judge the Quotes of the day
33 posted on 09/26/2002 9:11:49 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Mo1
I didn't, what happened?
34 posted on 09/26/2002 9:12:21 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Mo1
Mathews tongue lashing President Bush is getting tiresome. Doesn't the man understand moslem terrorists have our country in peril, and democrats are their enablers? I missed Mathews on Donahue, but I'm watching the replay of George Will on Mathews' Hardball. Chris Mathews just doesn't get it.
35 posted on 09/26/2002 9:16:29 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: PhiKapMom
Looks like the RNC missed a couple issues:

U.S. Petroleum & Crude Oil Overview
(thousand barrels per day)
U.S. Crude Oil Production
U.S. Petroleum Imports
Imports as % of Total
TRADE DEFICIT: Formally termed a balance of trade deficit, a condition in which a nation's imports are greater than exports. In other words, a country is buying more stuff for foreigners than foreigners are buying from domestic producers. A trade deficit is usually thought to be bad for a country. For this reason, some countries seek to reduce their trade deficit by--
  1. establishing trade barriers on imports,
  2. reducing the exchange rate (termed devaluation) such that exports are less expensive and imports more expensive, or
  3. invading foreign countries with sizable armies.

In the 30 years that have lapsed since the Arab Oil Embargo, BOTH parties have failed miserably in there responsibility do deliver a comprehensive national Energy Policy that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This is inexcusable. The technology exists to significantly reduce our oil consumption through the construction of electricly powered mass transportation systems in our nation's most densely populated regions and urban areas. Power for these systems could easily be supplied using nuclear energy, protecting our economic security from the risks of Third World petro-terrorists like Saddam Hussein.

And while they're at it, the RNC should dump that bogus "Terrorism Insurance" proposal. All that is is a gutting of the Treasury by the Insurance Industry for terrorist acts that haven't even occurred yet. Let them risk their own private sector money to provide insurance like they're supposed to do. I'd rather have my tax money going to protecting our borders like the government is supposed to do. (Another miserable failing by BOTH political parties with illegal immigration.)
36 posted on 09/26/2002 9:16:36 PM PDT by Willie Green
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To: MJY1288
OK .. Well I'm back and you should have seen Chris on Phil's show .. he went after a few reporters/jouralists and basically called them far right wing pro war drum beats .. George Will was on his list

Went on to make it sound like the Bush administration is not after Saddam .. that he is after to control the world

And he kept bring up the Vietnam war and how he doesn't think WMD is anything big .. I mean Jane Fonda would have been VERY proud of him

Something is NOT passing the smell test here .. Something is up
37 posted on 09/26/2002 9:16:47 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: MJY1288; Mo1
Me either so PLEASE fill us in on all the details.
38 posted on 09/26/2002 9:17:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MJY1288
He just DRILLED George Will .. and I might say George did a VERY good job standing his ground and explaining

I'm tell you .. the Rats are up to something
39 posted on 09/26/2002 9:18:20 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: kcvl
Is there any way to get a transcript of these two shows ??..

40 posted on 09/26/2002 9:20:06 PM PDT by Mo1
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