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Chris Dodd Set to Retire Tomorrow
mydd.com ^ | 1/5/10 | Jonathan Singer

Posted on 01/05/2010 9:46:17 PM PST by Nachum

Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans.

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State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void filled by Dodd and, at least at first blush, should drastically increase Democrats' chances of holding the seat.

(Excerpt) Read more at mydd.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; chris; chrisdodd; ct2010; dodd; dud; retire; retirement

1 posted on 01/05/2010 9:46:18 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

One step ahead of the sheriff!


2 posted on 01/05/2010 9:47:39 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Nachum

YES!! But I wonder what is the REAL reason.


3 posted on 01/05/2010 9:48:05 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Dick Bachert

Why? What happened?


4 posted on 01/05/2010 9:48:36 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Nachum

Looks like all these dims are retiring thinking their PO’d sheeple voters will vote for their dim replacement rather than vote against the former dim himself ...

I’d make the party pay - no matter who the dims run.


5 posted on 01/05/2010 9:50:25 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: presently no screen name

My guess is that it’s the same reason Dorgan is retiring. I do wonder if any more senate rats will retire?


6 posted on 01/05/2010 9:50:56 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: presently no screen name

He’s STILL looking for his COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE DOCUMENTS.

E T H I C S and C O N F L I C T O F I N T R E S T!!!


7 posted on 01/05/2010 9:52:33 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Nachum

Does this make anyone else sick to your stomach??


8 posted on 01/05/2010 9:55:33 PM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: ABQHispConservative
In his statement, Dorgan said his retirement was borne out of the desire to spend more time with his family.

Sure, of course. Do damage to the country, then quit. Dodd has too much ego, something must be up.
9 posted on 01/05/2010 9:56:42 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Dick Bachert

Are they going after him for it?


10 posted on 01/05/2010 9:57:57 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Nachum

Looks like another crook is grabbing his loot and getting out of town, while the getting is good.

I’m not too sure this is as good a sign as we first thought. Are they fleeing because they know something is up, or coming, and want to keep what they have already stolen, while we get stuck with the bill?


11 posted on 01/05/2010 9:59:04 PM PST by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Nachum

What kind of trick is he up to now?


12 posted on 01/05/2010 10:01:54 PM PST by celtic gal (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Nachum

Misleading title; got my hopes up and everything - he still plans to infect the Capitol for another year...


13 posted on 01/05/2010 10:02:11 PM PST by decal (The Key To Flexibility is Indecision)
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To: Let's Roll

dim replacement

I’m thinking the same. Voters, hopefully, know by now, all the ‘rats are the same - they all have whiskers and a tail.


14 posted on 01/05/2010 10:02:19 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

IMO, Dodd’s retirement makes the position nearly a slam dunk for the Democrats.

They’re like sharks; if they smell blood, they’ll eat their own then replace them with a younger, stronger version.


15 posted on 01/05/2010 10:03:18 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Nachum

Dodd can’t win. And the party knows it. That is why he is bagging it so early. NO doubt Rahmbo read him the riot act. The dems know they are in for a bad time in November and they are already looking to minimize their losses. They will likely retain Dodd’s seat. The party bosses in the north east rule with an iron fist. Dodd is of no use to them anymore and they know it. Bus meat Dodd.


16 posted on 01/05/2010 10:04:51 PM PST by n2dubes
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To: Nachum

“This has certainly been an interesting day in politics, with a significant number of Democratic elected officials announcing that they won’t seek reelection. Unlike the announcement from North Dakota and, to a slightly lesser extent, the announcement from Colorado (but perhaps more like the announcement from Michigan), this announcement may actually increase the Democrats’ chances to hold on to this seat. Still, tough to see Chris Dodd go. More as we hear it...”

One part of a waitress sandwich with Terdy Kennedy and people are actually sorry to see him go?

He77, I’ll buy him a drink but pass it thru my kidneys before I put it on his grave.


17 posted on 01/05/2010 10:06:25 PM PST by Eagles2003
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To: Bratch

I agree. Maybe from the top? Spoiled merchandise needs to be replaced to keep the seat. Musical chairs might be in play.


18 posted on 01/05/2010 10:07:34 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Nachum

Dorgan, Dodd, who’s next? Nelson?


19 posted on 01/05/2010 10:08:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

Dodd shouldn’t be retiring, he should be on his way to prison.


20 posted on 01/05/2010 10:09:31 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Nachum

Dang! They’re droppin’ like flies over there on the ‘other side of the aisle’!! What’s up with that? They finally read the writing on the wall, LOL?!?


21 posted on 01/05/2010 10:11:52 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Nachum

My guess is that Republican still pick up the seat; it demoralizes the Democrats; and this blumenthal figure has a tough time, even as he “isn’t Dodd”.


22 posted on 01/05/2010 10:16:34 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Nachum
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void filled by Dodd and, at least at first blush, should drastically increase Democrats' chances of holding the seat.

Soros has spoken, it shall be done.

23 posted on 01/05/2010 10:18:06 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Nachum

Obama will throw everyone under the bus by the time he is done.


24 posted on 01/05/2010 10:19:15 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: presently no screen name

“YES!! But I wonder what is the REAL reason.”

Take 10 minutes and watch the video at the link below:

http://schiffforsenate.com/?q=media/peter-schiff-was-right-2006-2007-2nd-edition

As you watch it, imagine the total crook Dodd in his first debate with Peter Schiff who is running aganst Dodd for his senate seat.

THEN, as you watch, imagine Harry, Nancy, Barney, Rahm and dear reader watching this same debate as you.

Dodd probably was given a “choice” that he could’t refuse.

It would be better than an, or the, actual court trial Dodd and the rest of these dems desperately deserve.

IMHO, after watching the video in the link above, just the You-Tube clips of a Schiff-Dodd debate would be extremely popular Pay-Per-View material.


25 posted on 01/05/2010 10:19:56 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: presently no screen name

Dodd was hopelessly down in the polls thanks to a variety of scandals. So this will be NJ all over again, when Toricelli was forced to withdraw and another, more electable D will take his place.


26 posted on 01/05/2010 10:21:10 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

Who was it that said all politicians should serve two terms-one in office and one in prison.


27 posted on 01/05/2010 10:24:08 PM PST by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: musicman
Dodd probably was given a “choice” that he could’t refuse.

I agree. Forced retirement. Now on to the video. Thanks.
28 posted on 01/05/2010 10:24:37 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Nachum

I guess he figures he has given enough public service. /s Retirement isn’t good enough. He must do time.


29 posted on 01/05/2010 10:24:54 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Gator113

That’s what really galls me. Any exec that pulled his crap in the private sector would be in the Graybar Hotel for a long time. But hardly anybody from Congress goes to jail. Trafficant, Jefferson, Cunningham, Diggs, Myers, Rostenkowski. Most of Congress should be in jail. They are the least honorable , least moral, least ethical citizens imaginable.


30 posted on 01/05/2010 10:27:59 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

C-Span is a national treasure. If it weren’t for C-Span the public would never get the full gist of how arrogant, illogical and peevish this current crop of Dem Senators are. Spend a day watching Conyers, Dodd, Waxman, Kerry, Frank, Reid, Schumer etc. and be astounded at the mendacious incompetence. Fortunately, a lot of them don’t look up to another term.


31 posted on 01/05/2010 10:28:19 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: Nachum

What would the Founding Fathers have done with this Traitor and criminal? These scum of political “class” retire quietly at the expense of the middle class they claim to champion. They are thieves who deserve no less then prison!


32 posted on 01/05/2010 10:35:34 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: presently no screen name

I’m sure the good Senator had “help” making his decision. Hopefully it didn’t involve a horse’s head, but I’d bet whatever it was that convinced him to step down, it made quite an impression.


33 posted on 01/05/2010 11:01:59 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Nachum

and don’t let the door..............(you know the rest)


34 posted on 01/05/2010 11:15:30 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: n2dubes

The dems know they are in for a bad time in November and they are already looking to minimize their losses.

I wish we would have done this in 06 and 08. We support our losers too much. As much as Dems suck, they are much better at politics than the Republicans.


35 posted on 01/06/2010 2:14:48 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Nachum

He’s not RETIRING tomorrow; he’s announcing his retirement tomorrow. If he were actually retiring tomorrow, it would mean certain death of the Obama health care plan, since Republican Governor Jodi Rell would appoint his successor.


36 posted on 01/06/2010 6:14:56 AM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: celtic gal
What kind of trick is he up to now?

His negatives are so high, he is resigning so the DemocRATs can put up another candidate. It is the only way they'll stand a chance in his state's next election. They are doing the same in a number of states where they are sure to lose.

37 posted on 01/06/2010 7:41:25 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: presently no screen name

He’s a DIMOCRAT. They’re DIMOCRATS. He’s bailing BEFORE the adults come back to town in 2010 and 12. Some crop of NEW adults probably WOULD go after him and he’s getting out of town before that happens. He’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. But then, what else is new?


38 posted on 01/06/2010 7:59:40 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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