Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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

RNC Research

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

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)

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

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?

A Publication of the RNC Research Department


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: appallingdems; dashle; dashole; faileddiplomacy; hallofshame; hyprocrite; liar; lowlife
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301 next last
To: PhiKapMom
Daschle said this?

Are you sure it wasn't Tarik Azziz and the pictures just got mixed up!!??

51 posted on 03/17/2003 6:46:16 PM PST by Gritty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
(Senator Tom Daschle, Remarks At International Association Of Firefighters Conference, 3/17/03)

Do you know how these comments were received by the firefighters?

52 posted on 03/17/2003 6:46:39 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ez
Bingo....we have a Winner!

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.

53 posted on 03/17/2003 6:46:44 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom; Jim Robinson; John Robinson; yall
Why is your link not avaiable on this server?

Is this forum worth a dollar a day to have all this supression of free speech?

54 posted on 03/17/2003 6:47:03 PM PST by lodwick (Give war a chance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
Daschle sounds like a German name to me, most likely from the Baden area. the "le" at the end is a clue to the region of Germany it probably comes form. The German pronounciation would be Dosh'-lah.
55 posted on 03/17/2003 6:47:04 PM PST by Gumdrop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Bill O'Reilly was LIVID about this tonight!
56 posted on 03/17/2003 6:47:45 PM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Daschole is a pathetic little man who's entire purpose in politics seems determined by his hatred of President Bush.

He doesn't care how many of his own previous positions he has to betray or how two-faced he has to be...just as long as he gets to oppose Bush on every single thing he does.

I wanted to throw something at the TV when I heard the BS he was spouting today.

57 posted on 03/17/2003 6:47:49 PM PST by Jorge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gritty
It was Daschle -- RNC has a record of everything he has said. Just a shame he pulled out of the race for President! Hope that the newspapers in South Dakota cover this. Maybe we should all free them this article!
58 posted on 03/17/2003 6:48:32 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
I cannot believe in my heart, that the good people of
South Dakota knew that they were electing this piece
of garbage. I do not believe they will elect him again!
59 posted on 03/17/2003 6:48:34 PM PST by woodyinscc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Callahan
"SO WHY, ON THE EVE OF WAR, HAS DASCHLE CHANGED HIS TUNE"

AND THE ANSWER IS: Hillary Clinton!!
60 posted on 03/17/2003 6:49:49 PM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Torie
I didn't think Thune or Janklow could beat him. I'm not so sure of that anymore. He stepped on it bigtime today. Even the older cowboys ain't gonna be happy with this disgraceful appearance on the eve of war.
61 posted on 03/17/2003 6:50:16 PM PST by jwalsh07
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

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

In 2004 South Dakota needs to change to Thune!

62 posted on 03/17/2003 6:50:41 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Go Al Go!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lodwick
The link works fine! I just checked and this is now under Top Stories. I get these in email but they are now always posted at RNC.ORG or the new URL -- GOP.com
63 posted on 03/17/2003 6:50:47 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: woodyinscc
They didn't elect him:

Fraud suspected in S.D. Indian voter drive
By Dave Boyer
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
October 15, 2002

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20021015-31793199.htm

Federal and state investigators are probing accusations of voter-registration fraud on South Dakota's Indian reservations, which are Democratic strongholds, weeks before a crucial Senate election.

Excerpt
64 posted on 03/17/2003 6:51:17 PM PST by TSgt (“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” - General George S. Patton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Due to Free Republic's "rules of play" I can't include Mr. FourPeas' comment regarding this -- and he was much nicer than I.
65 posted on 03/17/2003 6:51:20 PM PST by FourPeas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Callahan
I just sent an email to Daschle, reminding him of his statement in 1998 and subsequent comments last September and questioned the difference between Clintons phony, distracting wag the dog speech, and George W Bush's resolve. I also asked him when he was going to get tired of being led around by the nose by Hillary Clinton.
66 posted on 03/17/2003 6:51:28 PM PST by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: CyberAnt
I saw O'Reilly! I couldn't believe daschle said this on the eve of war! He should be removed as Minority Leader. What Lott said pales in comparision to this!
67 posted on 03/17/2003 6:51:41 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Duck Faschle.
68 posted on 03/17/2003 6:51:46 PM PST by RightOnline
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FourPeas
LOL!!!! I got angrier when I was posting this also as it didn't want to post right and kept leaving our paragraphs. I finally left out all but basic HTML. I gave up on underlining, etc. The longer I went the more I had to read this and the madder I got! Words that were being said are not fit to print on here either!
69 posted on 03/17/2003 6:53:29 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Lots of comparisons here of Daschle to the French.

Actually, he's alot dumber than the French. He's using the same strategy as the French, and it will get him just as far, but, while Chirac is playing to his constituents, Daschle is shooting himself in the gut.

Daschle and Chirac will be the biggest losers out of this. Both will probably get Nobel awards. They'll both probably invest the money in Halliburton.
70 posted on 03/17/2003 6:54:25 PM PST by nicollo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Howdy

You forget, senator daschle said on a Sunday morning talk show that an anti war movement would be beneficial to the USA, thus heartening the Taliban, on the very day that American servicemen were killed in combat in Afghanistan.

I was outraged that a top American political leader would have such callous disregard for the lives of American servicemen engaged in combat on his behalf, as to inform our enemy on the field of battle that if they can just hold out and kill a lot of American soldiers, tom dashle would work to create an "anti war" domestic ally for them.

I thought tom daschle deserved a speedy trial, a conviction for treason, and death before a firing squad for that outrage, and I am banned for life from the Washington post for saying so publicly.

It matters to me not one whit that the taliban had neither the attention span for the means to partner with daschle's then nonexistent domestic anti American protest movement, he was then and is now a real and present danger to the men and women who offer their service, and their lives, that we may be free of megalomaniacal terrorist states and state sponsors of mass murder.

In any event, giving aid and comfort to people dedicated to crushing the life from innocent civilians and shooting American soldiers is nothing new for tom daschle.

It is his way.
71 posted on 03/17/2003 6:54:32 PM PST by MoscowMike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: woodyinscc
I certainly hope they don't elect him again -- this needs wide distribution in the State of South Dakota -- maybe like letters to the editor, etc.
72 posted on 03/17/2003 6:54:48 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: jwalsh07
I don't see how he can defend filibustering Bush court appointments either really in SD. The problem for Daschle is that he has become too national a Dem, and that is not very helpful when you are out of your zone, and that other zone is becoming more repellant to this rather squishy type as time goes by. There doesn't seem to be much sense of responsibility over on the dark side at present. It seems more akin to opportunistic demogoguery, and rather ineffectual demogoguery at that.
73 posted on 03/17/2003 6:54:51 PM PST by Torie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: hope
Explain to me why I should not believe this man is truly Anti-American...

You would need to explain yourself if you believed anything but the FACT that he is anti-American. The people of the State of South Dakota has much to answer for in regard to his presence on the national scene. Boycott South Dakota until Daschle either resigns or the people toss him out of office!

74 posted on 03/17/2003 6:55:55 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Comment #75 Removed by Moderator

To: PhiKapMom; Admin Moderator
I've been here since day one and I've never used a perjorative in a post.

Fuck Daschle.

Pull it down, Mod, but I'll be damned if I'll pass without saying this.
76 posted on 03/17/2003 6:56:24 PM PST by IncPen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom

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

There's a possibility that he fits in the below explanation -- looking to gain political advantage anywhere he can get it.

When there's more than one big kid (government) on the block people (countries) take sides with the one the feel has the most to offer in curtailing the power of the other big kid on the block. When there's just one big kid on the block and he's far more powerful the little guys want desperately to control the big guy by whatever means is feasibly possible. They fear that the big kid on the block may one day pressure them in a manner that they will lose some of their power. They gang up not to attack but to curtail the big kid's power regardless even when that power is justified to stop perhaps the world's most tyrannical "leader".

If not siding with United Sates putting down that most tyrannical leader, what's their alternative -- besides the one mentioned above? That the little guys take sides with the world's most tyrannical guy on the block? In effect that's what they're doing. Saddam Hussein is their ally in their desperation to curtail the biggest kid on the block's power.

77 posted on 03/17/2003 6:56:41 PM PST by Zon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom; CyberAnt
O'Reilly (dressed in green) is on fire tonight!
Anyone see him tell Bayh to tell Da$$hole to SHUT UP!
78 posted on 03/17/2003 6:56:52 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 69 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Done
79 posted on 03/17/2003 6:57:30 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So ( Something witty, etc, etc....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
It was Daschle -- RNC has a record of everything he has said. Just a shame he pulled out of the race for President! Hope that the newspapers in South Dakota cover this. Maybe we should all free them this article!

Will not matter. He along with Pelosi have already nationalized the 2004 Congressionals.

80 posted on 03/17/2003 6:58:18 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
bump
81 posted on 03/17/2003 6:58:27 PM PST by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All
What you see in this man is that part of his father that ran down his mothers leg. He is scum.
82 posted on 03/17/2003 6:58:28 PM PST by DD938 (God Bless America & Great Britian)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

To: MoscowMike
Thanks for that info. I very seldom tune into those Sunday shows for that reason. Daschle makes me ill!

The following picture came with the article -- pink tie and all!


83 posted on 03/17/2003 7:01:18 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 71 | View Replies]

To: IncPen
I vote that your comment stays! It represents the sentiments of 99.9% of this!
84 posted on 03/17/2003 7:02:51 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: Callahan
"Methinks Daschle has just sealed the fate of the Democratic Party with his pathetic, opportunistic, illogical whining.

I thought the same thing: O'Reilly showed a clip of him saying this (to an Audience of International Firefighters??) Appalling tirade. Blame Bush and not Saddam--shameless.

85 posted on 03/17/2003 7:03:25 PM PST by aeronca
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Dear Senator Daschle:

I'm sorry Bill Clinton was a disgusting, immoral, draft-dodging coward, but he was and nothing you or any other democrat does will ever change that.

Now if it isin't too much trouble could you please get over it and fish, cut bait, or get the hell out of the way!

86 posted on 03/17/2003 7:03:52 PM PST by fightu4it (allyourbasearebelongtous!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...
tom da$$hole is scum, imho. I can't believe his comments on the eve of the Liberation of the Iraqi people . . .



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest or Texas ping list!. . .don't be shy.

87 posted on 03/17/2003 7:04:30 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Torie
About a year ago The Daily Oklahoman had an editorial about daschle and that he forgot who he represented. They said that Daschle now must believe he represented the people of New York and Massachusetts instead of the people of South Dakota. They asked what happened to the Tom Daschle that USED to represent the people of South Dakota!
88 posted on 03/17/2003 7:06:27 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

To: fightu4it
Very well stated!
89 posted on 03/17/2003 7:07:00 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: The Ghost of Richard Nixon
Please, let's not insult the communists that badly.
90 posted on 03/17/2003 7:07:12 PM PST by pipecorp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Tom Daschle, D-France.
91 posted on 03/17/2003 7:07:18 PM PST by clintonh8r (It is better to be feared than to be respected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
But wait - I don't understand... this article was on his home page. Hmmmmm..... he makes me ill.....

Daschle Calls For ‘Strong Support For Our Troops’

If the President decides that force is the only remaining option to disarm Saddam Hussein, Democrats and Republicans will be unanimous in our strong support for our troops and for ensuring that they have all the tools and resources needed to be successful.

If the United States does act militarily against Iraq, it is important that we continue diplomacy to pull together the broadest coalition to aid our efforts during and after the military conflict. America will need the support of our allies to rebuild Iraq once Saddam’s regime is toppled. We must begin working immediately with the United Nations and our friends around the world to delineate the principles that will guide our reconstruction efforts.

At the same time, it is also important that we remain committed to addressing our other pressing national security threats. As we prosecute the war on terrorism and confront the dangers posed by the development of weapons of mass destruction in North Korea and elsewhere, the cause of peace and stability in the world can only be served with the unwavering support of the community of nations.
92 posted on 03/17/2003 7:08:31 PM PST by heybrewmaster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Daschle's conduct is reprehensible, undermining the President during this time of war by pretending to take the moral high ground and at the same time attacking the Commander in Chief it's just soooo, shall we say… Democrat!

93 posted on 03/17/2003 7:09:04 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: clintonh8r
Does the D stand for dead, dumb or disingenuous ?
94 posted on 03/17/2003 7:09:16 PM PST by pipecorp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 91 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
Tiny Tim is a fool. He is doing Hissyfithillary's dirty work for her.
95 posted on 03/17/2003 7:11:12 PM PST by BARLF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 89 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
tom da$$hole is scum, imho. I can't believe his comments on the eve of the Liberation of the Iraqi people . . .

I totally agree with you, Meek.

96 posted on 03/17/2003 7:11:44 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]

To: SerpentDove
just fyi . . .
97 posted on 03/17/2003 7:12:20 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]

To: Torie
I'm optimistic, I know you're skillful at political prognostication.
98 posted on 03/17/2003 7:12:27 PM PST by jwalsh07
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom
This guy makes a maggot seem appealing.
99 posted on 03/17/2003 7:13:03 PM PST by Coop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pipecorp
I know which one I'd like it to stand for...
100 posted on 03/17/2003 7:13:33 PM PST by clintonh8r (It is better to be feared than to be respected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 94 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson