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Volume VI, Issue # 195, September 2, 2004
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By Christopher G. Adamo

FULL STORY:   Conservative pundits are reeling with amazement at U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D.-SD), who is running an ad in his home state portraying him in an embrace with President Bush. The actual incident took place on September 20, 2001, immediately after the President had addressed a joint session of Congress, following the Islamist terrorist attacks of Septerber 11.

Daschle’s sudden affinity for the President represents a switch on the order of John Kerry’s “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it,” and is thus completely consistent with election-year tap-dances by other Democrats. Outside of a few districts in New York and California, Liberal Democrats are acutely aware that they cannot win by campaigning as Liberal Democrats. They must create a more palatable facade for their constituents. In truth, such a strategy displays complete contempt for the voters, relying, as it does, on their gullibility to carry candidates past Election Day.

Consider, as a prime example, Daschle’s relationship with the people of South Dakota. Their deep respect for the United States Constitution, as well as the morality that they uphold individually, confirms this Midwestern state to be undeniably Conservative.

This past February, the South Dakota legislature passed a measure outlawing abortion, and not by a narrow margin. In the State House of Representatives, it carried by 54 to 14, and initially passed in the State Senate 18 to 15, though later defeated there. In this age of MTV, gay “marriage” and all the other hallmarks of the counterculture, the South Dakota legislature’s actions indicated a widespread consensus of Conservatism, reaching virtually every corner of the state.

Tom Daschle, now in the midst of his own reelection campaign, must appeal to a voting base that is vastly different from his own ultra-Liberal ideology. In the past, he has been successful in accomplishing this through a series of political “sleights of hand.”

For example, while bowing to the wishes of environmental extremists elsewhere in the nation, who have done enormous damage to the forests by their refusal to allow selective cutting in order to curtail the danger of wildfires, Daschle nonetheless managed to exempt South Dakota from such outrageous regulations. In so doing, he ensured his own immunity from the inevitable backlash that would descend upon him in the wake of major forest fires within the boundaries of his state.

Likewise, by shamelessly displaying the picture of himself and Bush, he promotes the notion that he has been supportive of the President in his efforts to protect the country from further terrorist attacks. However, in neither case can he make these claims with any degree of honesty.

During Senate debate on partial-birth abortion, Daschle sounded positively pro-life. Yet, he is among those who have worked diligently to prevent Bush’s pro-Constitution judicial nominees from getting an up or down confirmation vote. Thus he ensures that the federal courts will be stacked with activist judges who, in service to the morally bankrupt political and cultural Left, continue to overturn every basic statement and judicial decision upholding of human rights, such as South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban to protect the fundamental right of the human fetus to life.

From the moment the 2000 election results were confirmed, Daschle sought obsessively to thwart every effort of President Bush to do his job. And it was Daschle who, by stalling the confirmation of President George Bush’s Cabinet nominees, prevented the new administration from getting up to speed prior to the 9-11 attacks.

It was Daschle who led the Liberal opposition to drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. By now, that region could be producing oil and alleviating high gasoline prices and their resulting hardship to rural and agricultural communities of South Dakota as well as all of the United States as a whole.

On Election Day, South Dakota voters should consider the damage Tom Daschle has done to the entire nation in the name of partisan politics, and come to grips with the fact that Liberal degradation of America will not remain forever beyond the boundaries of their state. Nor will they or their posterity reside indefinitely within their heartland haven. So, although the next massive terror attack is not likely to occur in Rapid City or Sioux Falls, South Dakotans are ultimately no less a target of the terrorists who seek to inflict harm on American soil.

If Tom Daschle can be made to pay the ultimate political price for his treachery by his removal from office, other Liberal politicians are sure to take notice. No other state race holds such a potential to set America back on a course of restoring its moral and constitutional roots.

American Politics & Political Competition

Liberals, Statists, Socialists, & Other Leftists

Liberalism Versus Conservatism in American Politics

Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation. He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A., and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ, The Wyoming Christian. Adamo maintains his own Internet website, which is located at

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Africa: Black Africa * Africa: North Africa * American Government 1
American Government 2 * American Government 3 * American Government 4
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Hispanic Separatism * Hispanic Treason * Human Health * Immigration
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Islamic Threat * Islamism * Israeli vs. Arabs * Jews & Anti-Semitism
Jihad & Jihadism * Jihad Manifesto I * Jihad Manifesto II * Judges, U.S. Federal
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Sedition & Treason * Senate, U.S. * Social Welfare Policy * South Africa
State Government, U.S. * Subsaharan Africa * Subversion * Syria * Terrorism 1
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UnAmerican Activity * UN & Its Agencies * USA Patriot Act * U.S. Foreign Aid
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