A call to arms on Daschle

Clarice Feldman
Dan Riehl, of Riehl World View has issued a call to arms on the Daschle nomination and I agree.
There is no acceptable excuse for the type of tax problem Dashcle has. He failed to pay taxes on income well in excess of what a majority of Americans earn in a given year. This is a former Senate Majority Leader. It is a sad embarassment and a genuine stain on a new administration that they would even put forward such a man for a high position in government.

Be that as it may, given Daschle's tax avoidance on income of hundreds of thousands of dollars and a media with the nerve to suggest this may be "a speed bum" someone has to do something. And in our case that means the Republican leadership.

If our current leadership cannot muster enough public outrage over this gross misconduct to obstruct Daschle's appointment, then there is no reason to believe that they have what it takes to lead the Republican Party forward in a new direction.

We need to call for the withdrawal of Daschle as well as a firm stance on this issue by DC Republicans. And if they do not step up ... and win, then we must pledge to lobby for them to step down and to also make a concerted effort to argue against any and all Republican fundraising until they do.

It's time to draw a line in the sand, or start kicking sand in the faces of weak politicans incapable of accomplishing anything close to an adequate level of performance. And if they can't win on this issue, they also deserve a swift kick in the pants on their way out the door.

It is true, that should the nomination be withdrawn or confirmation denied, the President may simply give him a non-confirmable post in the White House from which to run the Administration's health plan program, but I think that insufficient reason to confirm him, especially so at a time when Congress is stripping away tax deductions for the most productive citizens and throwing buckets of our  money at the least productive and the Democrats'  friends,voters and campaign contributors.

This is an issue that the inattentive middle understands and one they are growing angry about. It's time to capture that outrage and use it against this most hypocritical Administration.
Dan Riehl, of Riehl World View has issued a call to arms on the Daschle nomination and I agree.
There is no acceptable excuse for the type of tax problem Dashcle has. He failed to pay taxes on income well in excess of what a majority of Americans earn in a given year. This is a former Senate Majority Leader. It is a sad embarassment and a genuine stain on a new administration that they would even put forward such a man for a high position in government.

Be that as it may, given Daschle's tax avoidance on income of hundreds of thousands of dollars and a media with the nerve to suggest this may be "a speed bum" someone has to do something. And in our case that means the Republican leadership.

If our current leadership cannot muster enough public outrage over this gross misconduct to obstruct Daschle's appointment, then there is no reason to believe that they have what it takes to lead the Republican Party forward in a new direction.

We need to call for the withdrawal of Daschle as well as a firm stance on this issue by DC Republicans. And if they do not step up ... and win, then we must pledge to lobby for them to step down and to also make a concerted effort to argue against any and all Republican fundraising until they do.

It's time to draw a line in the sand, or start kicking sand in the faces of weak politicans incapable of accomplishing anything close to an adequate level of performance. And if they can't win on this issue, they also deserve a swift kick in the pants on their way out the door.

It is true, that should the nomination be withdrawn or confirmation denied, the President may simply give him a non-confirmable post in the White House from which to run the Administration's health plan program, but I think that insufficient reason to confirm him, especially so at a time when Congress is stripping away tax deductions for the most productive citizens and throwing buckets of our  money at the least productive and the Democrats'  friends,voters and campaign contributors.

This is an issue that the inattentive middle understands and one they are growing angry about. It's time to capture that outrage and use it against this most hypocritical Administration.