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Dodd facing fresh political firestorm
Politico on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/09

Posted on 03/18/2009 6:27:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) looks like he may be facing a fresh political firestorm.

Dodd just admitted on CNN that he inserted a loophole in the stimulus legislation that allowed million-dollar bonuses to insurance giant AIG to go forward – after previously denying any involvement in writing the controversial provision. .

“We wrote the language in the bill, the deal with bonuses, golden parachutes, excessive executive compensation that was adopted unanimously by the United States Senate in the stimulus bill,” Dodd told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer this afternoon.

“But for that language, there would have been no language to deal with this at all.”

Dodd had previously said that he played no role in writing the controversial language, and was not a part of the conference committee that inserted the language in the bill. As late as today, Dodd’s spokeswoman denied the senator’s involvement.

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STand Up , Chris! Take a bow. Oh wait, ...
1 posted on 03/18/2009 6:27:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
“We wrote the language in the bill, the deal with bonuses, golden parachutes, excessive executive compensation that was adopted unanimously by the United States Senate in the stimulus bill,” Dodd told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer this afternoon.

It passed unanimously???

Wasn't that the bill that not a single Republican voted for?

Or was that in the House?

2 posted on 03/18/2009 6:29:10 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rut Roh.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 6:30:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dodd was caught red-handed in a lie. Now he’s trying to pawn it off on Geithner. Please pass the popcorn, this is getting good.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 6:30:54 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: NormsRevenge
Did Lapdog....errrr, I mean Wolf....have the gonads to point out that Dodd was the recipient of the largest campaign contributions AIG handed out last year?

Don't bother answering. It was a rhetorical question. We all know he didn't.

5 posted on 03/18/2009 6:31:05 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge

So he lied earlier when I saw his smug denials. What a surprise.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 6:31:41 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: Texas Eagle

3 senators voted for it.. collins snow and specter... idiot three.... no republicans voted in the house for it, and 11 democrats voted against it as well... bet they re thankful now..


7 posted on 03/18/2009 6:33:18 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: hugorand

He has been in the middle of the whole economic meltdown mess since day 1. He’s a dirty man and probably has committed many crimes. It’s time for him to go.


8 posted on 03/18/2009 6:33:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: NormsRevenge

t is really difficult to get used to the realization that a scum bag like Dodd is probably par for the course when it comes to Congress.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 6:33:44 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: NormsRevenge

Chrissy, take a bow. But you may want to not be standing in front of Bawney Fwank when you do, you sanctimonious twit.

Hopefully you’ll be selling used cars you #$$#&!$$


10 posted on 03/18/2009 6:34:11 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just as a point of interest.

Dodd also wrote the law removing the 1929 protections and allowed Enron to be created.

I never invested in Enron so I have no pig in the fight but then, like now he has cost the taxpayers billions.

Dodd, one of the most corrupt politicians in American history.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 6:34:44 PM PDT by edcoil (Are we there yet?)
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To: jdfromny

Dodd, Geithner and Pelosi all need to go NOW!


12 posted on 03/18/2009 6:35:06 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: NormsRevenge

Chris Dodd ought, IMHO, to be facing much more than a firestorm!


13 posted on 03/18/2009 6:35:20 PM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: NormsRevenge

He stands for reelection in 2010. I wonder if “The Nutmeg State” will remember this then?

Right.

NO

Reelection


14 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:07 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: JoanneSD
3 senators voted for it.. collins snow and specter...

Ah. So Lapdog.....dang it, I did it again.....I mean Wolf.....let that "unanimous" thing go unchallenged, too, eh?

15 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dodd can’t take a bow as long as fudgepacker Barney Frank stands nearby.......although, that would be a great punishment no matter which one of them was on top.


16 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:45 PM PDT by sfvgto (Dear Congress, my name is Jimmie....gimmie, gimmie, gimmie)
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To: Texas Eagle

Is it possible the Senate had a separate vote on that particular item, like as an amendment or something, and maybe that vote was unanimous?


17 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:47 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: NormsRevenge

Related:

Dodd to give back AIG contributions

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2209550/posts


18 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:49 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: Yardstick
Is it possible the Senate had a separate vote on that particular item, like as an amendment or something, and maybe that vote was unanimous?

Ah. Very good. That could be. I'll have to scrutinize Dodd's words a little more.

19 posted on 03/18/2009 6:39:44 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chris, who from the Zero administration forced you to agree to the language?

Was it a”bearded stranger”?

Was it the one armed man?

Was it Bozo the Clown?

Dodd has jumped the shark so high he hasn’t landed yet.


20 posted on 03/18/2009 6:39:59 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Ev Reeman
Dodd, Geithner and Pelosi and Specter all need to go NOW!
21 posted on 03/18/2009 6:40:16 PM PDT by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: Ev Reeman

Dodd, Geithner and Pelosi all need to go NOW!

Ahem, Reid, F”w”ank, Odumbo, Specter, Schmuck Schumer....

Hell everyone except a few like McConnel and Pence should be tried and convicted as the treasonous scum they are and suffer the traditional punishment for treason.


22 posted on 03/18/2009 6:43:30 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If Connecticut re-elects Dodd, there truly is no hope in that state.


23 posted on 03/18/2009 6:44:31 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

All Obamma and his den of thieves do is lie and lie again to cover it up....lets toss the whole bunch out of office.


24 posted on 03/18/2009 6:44:56 PM PDT by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: Yardstick

NO
This was a one time, take it or leave it vote.
No amendments.


25 posted on 03/18/2009 6:45:39 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: NormsRevenge

Stimulus bill was not unanimous unless you only count the dems. Not a single republican voted for it.


26 posted on 03/18/2009 6:46:26 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: NormsRevenge

No> “Stand up Chris.” Time for a PERP WALK.

“DEAD MAN WALKING”.
Instead of “Stand Up Chuck,” it should be “Bend Over Chris.”

His father was a great patriot; this smuck is a traitor. The sooner he’s political history, the safer America is.


27 posted on 03/18/2009 6:47:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NormsRevenge

When is anyone going to advance an Ethics Hearing?


28 posted on 03/18/2009 6:48:17 PM PDT by quintr
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To: NormsRevenge

Dodd is merely a symptom of the cancer we call Congress. Get rid of Dodd and there are 534 more who are ready and willing to take his place.

The whole Congress is rancid with corrupt thieves, liars and hustlers who will sell America down the river on a bet.

And, yet, we keep re-electing the same people in hopes of a different result.

Can we say insanity!!???


29 posted on 03/18/2009 6:48:32 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Texas Eagle

when the bill was in committee, (Dodd claimed the date was added in committee) no Republican was allowed to participate in it.


30 posted on 03/18/2009 6:48:56 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: PurpleMan

THAT is precisely the problem......Dodd WILL indeed be re-ected by the losers that always elect him. Just like Kennedy. There is a cancer on the NE United States.....and it has spread and metastized on the body politic..... we are SO screwed.


31 posted on 03/18/2009 6:50:05 PM PDT by MamaLucci (It's Mourning In America........)
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To: mware
when the bill was in committee, (Dodd claimed the date was added in committee) no Republican was allowed to participate in it.

So he was double full-of-crap!

Somebody ping that idiot Lapdog.....shoot....I mean Wolf.

32 posted on 03/18/2009 6:50:36 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: quintr

The powers that be (idiots) are working on ethics reform.. and have been .. for years .. and keep kicking the can down the road ..

If Congre$$ was clean, what would we do here then? ;-)


33 posted on 03/18/2009 6:51:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Kansas58; Texas Eagle
NO
This was a one time, take it or leave it vote.
No amendments.

So Dodd was just full of it when he said that? If so, he is really thrashing around right now, saying some really stupid things.

34 posted on 03/18/2009 6:51:35 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mware

Dodd has his head so far up Barney Frank’s ass one cannot tell where Dodd ends and where Frank begins.


35 posted on 03/18/2009 6:52:01 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: NormsRevenge
OOOOOOOOHHHHHH, you meant that provision of the stimulus.

It's fun watching Senator Dodd (D-AIG) try to blame Geithner for that provision and vice-versa. The Democrats are forming a circular firing squad.

36 posted on 03/18/2009 6:52:10 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Dodd facing fresh political firestorm LIED TO EVERYONE"

There...fixed it

37 posted on 03/18/2009 6:52:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: NormsRevenge

They want the authority but not the responsibility. They need to be fired or recalled.


38 posted on 03/18/2009 6:53:17 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Funbobbasso)
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To: Ev Reeman

I think they should take the Grassley solution; resign or hari-kari.


39 posted on 03/18/2009 6:54:16 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Yardstick
So Dodd was just full of it when he said that? If so, he is really thrashing around right now, saying some really stupid things.

Stupid Wolf Blitzen....I'm e-mailing him myself.

40 posted on 03/18/2009 6:56:13 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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Sounds like Dodd had his shaking his finger at the american people moment.

So Bill Clinton.

41 posted on 03/18/2009 6:56:38 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The MSM is targeting Dodd and purposely ignoring the fact that Dodd nailed lying Obama.
42 posted on 03/18/2009 6:57:05 PM PDT by tobyhill ("Hope and Change" is so overrated!)
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To: mware
Not quite true, I believe Olympia Snowe was on the conference committee and voted for the stimulus both in committee and on the floor of the senate. She and her other Maine colleague as well as Pennsylvania's Specter voted for the stimulus on final passage. I believe they were the only so-called republicans in the entire congress who voted for the stimulus in committee and/or for final passage. This, of course, was the same bill that not a single member of Congress read before voting on same.
43 posted on 03/18/2009 7:00:02 PM PDT by brydic1
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To: NormsRevenge
Is it just me or does anyone else see that these retention bonuses are in reality “hush money” to put a lid on anyone reporting the TRUTH about the under the table dealings that went on and that got these companies in such a mess in the first place.

Why else would these democrats insert such a provision into the bill unless it was for guaranteed silence? I just don't buy all the excuses being floated about needing to keep these big fish on the payroll to help save these companies. Also this ties in with not allowing these companies to go into bankruptcy. They would have had to open all the books to outside auditors that couldn't be silenced. I think dirty democrats are involved up to the hilt in this mess and they are desperate to cover it up.

All the rest is just smoke.

44 posted on 03/18/2009 7:00:06 PM PDT by 1ofmanyfree ((No jobs, licenses,mortgages,bank accounts or amnesty for any illegal alien criminals ! ))
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To: NormsRevenge

White Heat — Chris Dodd is yelling, “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”


45 posted on 03/18/2009 7:01:33 PM PDT by bvw
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To: tobyhill

Give it up folks. The mediaWHORES will NEVER EVER tear down their very own dysfunctional MONSTER! I LOATHE THEM WITH A PASSION OF NO END!


46 posted on 03/18/2009 7:02:26 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Texas Eagle

Well Spector and a couple of traitors from Maine voted for it...

time for a little tar and feathering I say!!!


47 posted on 03/18/2009 7:03:36 PM PDT by surfer
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I am wondering if old-time freeper Butash is doing anything in CT these days...back in the Clinton days he was definitely rabble-rousing.


48 posted on 03/18/2009 7:04:45 PM PDT by surfer
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To: NormsRevenge
The question is who is going to be the scapegoat to protect the socialist one? Is it Dodd, Geithner, both, or none.
49 posted on 03/18/2009 7:05:05 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: NormsRevenge

I will not ever be a “happy camper” again until I see Dodd and the fag doing the perp walk in cuffs. They did this to America and they both need to be in jail.


50 posted on 03/18/2009 7:07:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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