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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 07:01 AM
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ON CNN: Dodd and Daschle: McCain 'buckled' to extreme right (in selecting Palin)


Dodd and Daschle: McCain 'buckled' to extreme right


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/31/dodd-an... /

From CNN's Peter Lanier

WASHINGTON (CNN) Senator Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle became the latest prominent Democrats to slam John McCain's choice of a vice presidential running mate, both saying that the Arizona senator "buckled" to the extreme right.

Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Sunday, Dodd called the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin "the choice of Dobson, Robertson, and Limbaugh"-referring to Focus on the Family chairman James Dobson, televangelist Pat Robertson, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

"This is a real sop to the extreme conservative elements of the Republican Party. John McCain's knees buckled because he was fearful of what the extreme right was going to say about this ticket, that's what this comes down to," the former Democratic presidential candidate said on "Late Edition".

Shortly afterwards on the same program, Daschle voiced similar sentiments.

"The choice is somewhat mystifying to me, Wolf. It's inexplicable. the only explanation to me is that he buckled, he knuckled under, to the extreme right-wing pressures that he was feeling these last several weeks."

Daschle called Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, the "perfect choice" for a woman vice presidential candidate, and Dodd ran off a list of Republican women whom he feels are more capable.

"I think of Elizabeth Dole, I think of Jodi Rell, the governor of Connecticut, I think of Kay Bailey Hutchison, I think of Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe. I can recite off the top of my head a number of Republican candidates, women, who are far more qualified, with all due respect to Sarah Palin," Dodd said.

On ABC's "This Week", Senator John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, said that McCain wanted to choose former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge or independent Senator Joe Lieberman, but that "Rush Limbaugh and the right-wing vetoed it."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/31/dodd-an... /

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 07:09 AM
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1. Daschle was always saying 'uncle' to the extreme right in the senate. nt
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 07:15 AM
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2. trivial comment...
I wish people would quit using the phrase "with all due respect."

Frequently there is NO respect due; better off saying "with ANY due respect."

Ughhhhhhhhhhhh
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 09:43 AM
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3. Absolutely. He showed he has no spine to pick the VP he wanted, but caved into the crazy
RW nuts who are the base of the GOP for a "pro-life" candidate.
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Hidden Stillness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 10:35 AM
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4. This Explains It--Go, Dodd!
There you go--this explains things! I have not been reading about this issue, or Palin, etc. the way many others have, because I hate Republicans and can't stand to think about them--it is a waste of time--but the little I heard made it sound like a very strange, and sudden, choice. They only met once, or something like that? Who picks a Vice-Presidential running mate on that basis? Very suspicious.

Daschle is a crawling, worthless dicksuck "D"LC (now with the Obama campaign; clue), but Sen. Chris Dodd is really great, and was actually my first choice for President, so long ago. McCain caving to a pre-determined selection by a behind-the-scenes corporate cabal--just like Bush "picking" Cheney! This makes sense; very scary. The REAL POWERS plan to be there, all along, no matter who appears to be out front.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 10:39 AM
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5. If he can;t even choose his own running mate and is afraid to take on some old-fart bible thumpers
and some paid lobbyists he HIRED, how could he stand up to Putin?




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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 10:43 AM
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6. ah...really? whodaguessedit
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 10:49 AM
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7. so why didn't he pick Huckabee
this has got to do with fundis and the female vote.
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