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Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd expected to announce retirement, sources say
WaPo (Just a teaser right now) ^ | January 5, 2009

Posted on 01/05/2010 9:05:33 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.), a leading Democrat whose political star fell along with the nation's economy, is expected to announce Wednesday that he has decided against running for reelection this November, according to sources briefed on the decision. Dodd, in his fifth term, chairs the Senate Banking Committee. His retirement would be the second such announcement by a Senate Democrat in 24 hours; North Dakota's Byron Dorgan said Tuesday that he would not run this fall.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; chrisdodd; connecticut; ct2010; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dodd; doddscandal; doddscandals; dud; onarail; runoutoftown; waitresssandwich
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1 posted on 01/05/2010 9:05:34 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Too bad, in a way. I think he would have been pretty easy to defeat.


2 posted on 01/05/2010 9:06:37 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Hmm, a lot of Dems are abandoning ship all the sudden.


3 posted on 01/05/2010 9:06:55 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

....and another one bites the dust!


4 posted on 01/05/2010 9:06:55 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Jumping like rats from a sinking ship.. what is that, three major players this week?


5 posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:38 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

If true, would be the most intelligent thing he has ever done.


6 posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:40 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I mean what is up...all these evildoers quitting...good riddance...


7 posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:45 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: rdl6989
Hmm, a lot of Dems are abandoning ship all the sudden.

Yeah, what's up with that?

8 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:12 PM PST by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

The question is “What do THEY know that we don’t know yet?”

When the rats start jumping off the ship makes me wonder if they aren’t dropping out so they can re-establish themselves somewhere else because the ship is definitely going down....

I worry that maybe they know that the country is headed for dictatorship and they are stepping down now to avoid being the first against the wall when the Obama backed “People’s /SEIU/ACORN Revolution comes”.....


9 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:32 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Taking the moolah and running.....away.....need to have a law banning Senators from being lobbyists, etc.


10 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:33 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Too bad...I was looking forward to seeing him get trounced. Wonder what ambassadorship B.O. has in store for him. Stewardesses beware.


11 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:38 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
That's the second best thing that could happen with Dodd .
12 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:50 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Bet he’ll book a flight to Ireland right after he leaves, and live there. That’s what I would do If I were him. Wish he’d take Senator Frank with him.


13 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:01 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin! And I will AGAIN!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Dodd has to resign. He knows if he runs he’s gonna get his ass whipped big time.


14 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:11 PM PST by upchuck (The horse is in the pasture. The barn door is wide-open. Obama wants to know who made the hinges.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/chris-dodd-to-step-aside.html


15 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:12 PM PST by Oystir
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Can we tar and feather the bastard first?


16 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Stolen all he could,
helped enslave the nation with tyrannical health care.
Time to take the spoils and retire to that estate in Ireland.
History will not be kind to these traitors.


17 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:35 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

These guys aren’t jumping; they’re being pushed!


18 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:46 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

just got this from WaPost, too...

shocking /s

(although with Dorgan and Dodd both annoucing SOOOO close together it makes me wonder what’s coming down the pipeline newswise for Bank of America (since it bought out Countrywide))

just a little suspicious...


19 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:56 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Will he be drunk with power and stuffed with pocket?


20 posted on 01/05/2010 9:10:48 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: LostInBayport

Were some Dem senators who’s chances of re-election bleak already promised a nice cushy job for their health care vote? I know the usual process is retirement then fat pay check lobbyist job, but might they be fatter and cushier than usual?


21 posted on 01/05/2010 9:11:24 PM PST by ccruse456
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

More good news tonight.

Hope he is convicted.


22 posted on 01/05/2010 9:12:29 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: alicewonders; shield

It makes me think something is about to come out in the news.


23 posted on 01/05/2010 9:12:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Da rats are shuffling the deck thinking that’s going to save them from 2010.


24 posted on 01/05/2010 9:12:57 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: GraceG
The question is “What do THEY know that we don’t know yet?”

You nailed it. Their internal polling must be devastating. And you can bet that their inside information on the state of the economy is probably far worse than what is being made public. Some economists are talking about a decade long recession.

The Dems also know that they are engaging in a suicide pact when they approve ObamaCare. When the public starts feeling the impact, they will be at the Capitol building with pitchforks, torches, tar, and feathers.

25 posted on 01/05/2010 9:13:51 PM PST by kabar
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To: ccruse456

Have to hand it to the Dims . . . at least they’re disciplined and have enough party loyalty to not run for re-election. Republicans, on the other hand, have to put up with TOTALLY self-servings pols like Burns and Stevens who thought only of themselves.


26 posted on 01/05/2010 9:14:32 PM PST by Steve_Stifler
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

rats are abandoning the s.s. hopenchange. who is next?


27 posted on 01/05/2010 9:14:47 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Hopefully, he retires into Gitmo.


28 posted on 01/05/2010 9:14:47 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Hey Dodd, don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya, you corrupt poltroon.
29 posted on 01/05/2010 9:15:00 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: alicewonders
Yeah, what's up with that?

Now the Dems don't necessarily have to lose the seats. In Dodd's case, they can run someone who's not conspicuously corrupt. In Dorgan's case they can run someone who isn't tainted by the health care vote, you know, a "fiscally conservative, socially moderate" type who won't let the Left wingers push him/her around.

30 posted on 01/05/2010 9:15:25 PM PST by pawdoggie
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To: hoosiermama; Liz; maggief; STARWISE; SE Mom; Protect the Bill of Rights; ...
LOL. He's next?

Perhaps the democrats have decided that fossil imCumbents are set to lose anD that new blood democrats will have a better chance at retaining the seats for the democrats.

I hate to admit it, but if that's the plan, it's a pretty good one. On second thought, it's likely not a plan... more like the fossils don't want to be humiliated at the polls.

It will up to the Republican challengers to hammer home that ALL DEMOCRATS ARE LIBERAL and that Obama's 60 vote senate has to dismantled.

31 posted on 01/05/2010 9:16:35 PM PST by onyx
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To: ccruse456
Were some Dem senators who’s chances of re-election bleak already promised a nice cushy job for their health care vote? I know the usual process is retirement then fat pay check lobbyist job, but might they be fatter and cushier than usual?

I've been wondering just that. Slime like Ben Nelson must have been promised a backup option in the event their constituents give them the boot for voting for health care. It makes sense.

Of course, it also makes sense that they or their families were threatened with harm or blackmail...and the expensive gimmes were thrust upon them for cover. Equally plausible!
32 posted on 01/05/2010 9:16:57 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: rdl6989

I guess we’ll know soon enough...


33 posted on 01/05/2010 9:17:03 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Is he sober enough to make the announcement?


34 posted on 01/05/2010 9:17:33 PM PST by clintonh8r (Proud member of America's cadre of prickly conservatives.)
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To: rdl6989

While conventional wisdom says that “some” politicians whose party is in power will announce retirement, there seems to be ALOT of dems doing this now. From Connecticut to Michigan to Colorado to Hawaii to North Dakota; it seems there is a whole lot more than average. IMO, there is more to come. What do they see that we don’t? I bet their internal polls are at historic lows. How does this bode for upcoming congressional votes?

What message does this send to “blue dog” dems? Vote for us or less? Or else we will abandon you and leave you high and dry??


35 posted on 01/05/2010 9:17:48 PM PST by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: rdl6989

“…abandoning ship all the sudden.”

I have been expecting this for some time, they are attempting to get a threefer here, get these guys off the radar, slide in someone who does not have the baggage and prepare for political war, by having these guys working the political process from 2010 through 2013. Democrat and foreign handlers know exactly what is coming, so they need to be taken care of and using their remaining public maturity and profitability, slim as it is, to the best use.


36 posted on 01/05/2010 9:17:57 PM PST by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #6:
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37 posted on 01/05/2010 9:18:27 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: onyx
It will up to the Republican challengers to hammer home that ALL DEMOCRATS ARE LIBERAL and that Obama's 60 vote senate has to dismantled.

That's exactly what they have to do - but will they? They've got to lay the blame on the party.

38 posted on 01/05/2010 9:18:43 PM PST by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Tawiskaro

LOL.


39 posted on 01/05/2010 9:19:12 PM PST by onyx
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Soon he’ll be making waitress sandwiches again with his homey Teddy...they’ll probably be some kind of barbeque sandwiches.


40 posted on 01/05/2010 9:19:45 PM PST by clintonh8r (Proud member of America's cadre of prickly conservatives.)
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To: rdl6989
They're getting cushy jobs in the O Administration.

I wonder if they are planning this...new faces harder for Repubs to beat.

Barney needs to go!

41 posted on 01/05/2010 9:19:45 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Suits me.


42 posted on 01/05/2010 9:20:54 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (MMM MMM MM!)
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To: rdl6989

I said that above, too - make me wonder about Bank of America/ML since they bought out Countrywide and both these Senators are connected to the mortgage scandel.

And didn’t Whitney lower her rating on BOA/ML today?

I don’t trust the Dems...something is up...


43 posted on 01/05/2010 9:21:32 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: hsalaw

this guy epitomizes the limousine liberal, and to boot he’s a real asshole. i stood in line behind him to go see blackhawk down back in 2001 in alexandria and noticed that he avoided eye contact with everyone, especially me. had that holier than thou sneer on his face the whole time. what a complete tool. i regret not being able to see him lose a race in his state that’s about the size of boone pickens’ oil, i mean, cattle ranch.


44 posted on 01/05/2010 9:22:39 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Excellent news!!!!


45 posted on 01/05/2010 9:24:10 PM PST by Joann37
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To: alicewonders

They damn well better. Busting up that bullet proof senate is one of the bigger issues they have going for them.

In addition, Republican challengers will have to run on conservative issues because the fate of this nation depends on fiscal conservatism. NO MORE SPENDING, NO MORE BAILOUTS and NO MORE PORK.

They’ll win if they stick to that message and mean it!


46 posted on 01/05/2010 9:24:36 PM PST by onyx
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

More DemonRats jumping ship after passing the biggest travesty in history. Bonus: there won’t be a private sector left for them to jump to. If I were king, they’d all be heading for the graybar hotel—including the Republicans, they clearly didn’t do enough to stop this travesty.


47 posted on 01/05/2010 9:25:00 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Go Democrats—and take the RINOs with you!!!


48 posted on 01/05/2010 9:25:47 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

surrender

49 posted on 01/05/2010 9:26:56 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Wish he’d take Senator Frank with him.

Please. Barney does enough damage without promoting him to Senator. Or did you mean Franken?

50 posted on 01/05/2010 9:27:27 PM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin: accept no substitutes!)
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