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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Is anyone else not at all impressed by this?

    Obama is apologizing for not thoroughly vetting Daschle and appointing someone with serious tax issues. That's fine and quite nice of him to do.

    However, shouldn't he be apologizing for trying to appoint someone who made huge sums of money off of health care companies in the past 3 years to a position where they would be regulating the health care companies?

    And it's not like Obama can claim ignorance there, because he knew all of that and still chose to nominate Daschle.

    I guess if you break a lamp over someone's head and then apologize profusely for breaking the lamp, some people will forget that you broke it when you smashed it over someone's head.
    That's exactly my thought. Obama is sorry that Daschle had tax evasion issues, not that he was completely wrong for the job.

    Though, I do like that fact to see the President apologize for a mistake, even if it is the wrong mistake to be apologizing for. If this was Bush he would have been still raving about the guy.
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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Seems a little like a theater act to build trust.
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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Talk about Rose-Colored Glasses. You're simply seeing what you want to see. Bush took plenty of responsibility for errors:

    The problem both Presidents have is that they are simply posturing. With responsibility comes accountability - it's a completely empty gesture to step forward and take responsibility and then not to atone for the errors committed.
    Sure he did. Sure he did.

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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

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    Obama blames himself for mishandling Daschle - Yahoo! News

    Wow....what a refreshing change of pace. We went from a President who wouldn't accept responsibility for anything and would never admit he made a mistake....to a President who actually admits he screwed up.

    I'm glad to see that Obama admits he screwed up here.

    I'm a big Obama supporter, but I'm beaming at the fact that he admitting his folly.

    Question for Reps/conservatives/McCain supporters:

    Do you like the fact that Obama admitted he did something wrong? Not in the "haha you screwed up" sense, but in the "I appreciate you admitting it" sense?


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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I'm a big Obama supporter, but I'm beaming at the fact that he admitting his folly.

    Question for Reps/conservatives/McCain supporters:

    Do you like the fact that Obama admitted he did something wrong? Not in the "haha you screwed up" sense, but in the "I appreciate you admitting it" sense?
    Wow, that makes him so....so human, doesn't it? He's still a socialist.
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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Is anyone else not at all impressed by this?

    Obama is apologizing for not thoroughly vetting Daschle and appointing someone with serious tax issues. That's fine and quite nice of him to do.

    However, shouldn't he be apologizing for trying to appoint someone who made huge sums of money off of health care companies in the past 3 years to a position where they would be regulating the health care companies?

    And it's not like Obama can claim ignorance there, because he knew all of that and still chose to nominate Daschle.

    I guess if you break a lamp over someone's head and then apologize profusely for breaking the lamp, some people will forget that you broke it when you smashed it over someone's head.





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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Is anyone else not at all impressed by this?

    Obama is apologizing for not thoroughly vetting Daschle and appointing someone with serious tax issues. That's fine and quite nice of him to do.

    However, shouldn't he be apologizing for trying to appoint someone who made huge sums of money off of health care companies in the past 3 years to a position where they would be regulating the health care companies?

    And it's not like Obama can claim ignorance there, because he knew all of that and still chose to nominate Daschle.

    I guess if you break a lamp over someone's head and then apologize profusely for breaking the lamp, some people will forget that you broke it when you smashed it over someone's head.
    When people who served for Republican Presidents find Daschle to be a competent appointtee, I give that a lot of weight.

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    I thought this nomination presented an opportunity to see if we could actually argue about policy. Tom Daschle is a steady hand whom any president could use, especially Barack Obama, given his inexperience. I thought this could have been an occasion for Republicans to say, "No more of the politics of personal destruction that has victimized so many Republicans." (Remember Linda Chavez?) Obama could have been true to his pledge to change Washington by sticking with Daschle and encouraging Republicans to move on and Democrats not to gloat.


    TOMMY G. THOMPSON, Secretary of health and human services in the George W. Bush administration; partner at Akin Gump

    With all that needs to be urgently accomplished on health care, I was sorry to see Tom Daschle withdraw his name from consideration as HHS secretary. Tom is a skilled consensus-builder, knowledgeable about the political process, liked by members of both parties and an expert on health-care issues. America is the land of second chances, and given Tom's long and distinguished tenure as a public servant, he should have been given a second chance. It would have required complete transparency -- something I believe he was prepared to offer.

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    Yes, we know that any admission on Obama's part will never be good enough.

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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Well that's niiiiiice. Did he apologize for dropping the ball and hiring Timothy Geithner despite his tax issues? Did he admit dropping the ball with Nancy Killefer? Or was the ball not dropped when Bill Richardson had to drop out because of the investigation of his pay to play scheme?

    Look, it's nice that a politician apoliogized for SOMETHING. But let's not swoon and get our panties all moist. Obama's had a crappy week nominating tax cheats and lobbyists he said he wasn't going to employ. IMO he's just trying to stop the bleeding, and as usual, he relies on his tongue.
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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    I have no issue with Obama's apology and I'd rather him publically apologize, than not. But as StandupChuck just said, he owes us more than one apology as far as his appointments have gone. Its not Obama's fault that all these people seem to have issues regarding lobbying/taxes, but it is his fault he keeps appointing them. And remember, these people are withdrawing their names, not the other way around. If Daschale or Richardson don't withdraw their names, do they eventually make it into Obama's administration despite their issues?
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    Re: Obama Blames himself for mishandling Daschle

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I have no issue with Obama's apology and I'd rather him publically apologize, than not. But as StandupChuck just said, he owes us more than one apology as far as his appointments have gone. Its not Obama's fault that all these people seem to have issues regarding lobbying/taxes, but it is his fault he keeps appointing them. And remember, these people are withdrawing their names, not the other way around. If Daschale or Richardson don't withdraw their names, do they eventually make it into Obama's administration despite their issues?
    One point, in Washington Presidents don't fire people publicly. They don't withdraw nominations publicly. They let people resign/withdraw on their own. It's a silly facade, but that's how things are done. I know, it's not changing how Washington works. But there is nothing to be gained in the long run by humiliating them I guess.
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