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Chris Dodd to step aside (RETIRE)
Drudge, WP ^ | 1/6/10

Posted on 01/06/2010 2:26:09 AM PST by woofie

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.

Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; chrisdodd; ct2010; dodd; retire; retirement
Dodd Gone Good
1 posted on 01/06/2010 2:26:11 AM PST by woofie
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To: woofie

59 more to go in the Senate at a minimum...


2 posted on 01/06/2010 2:29:43 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: woofie

(Tinfoil hat on) Am I the only one that thinks there is something really fishy (rahm) about all these people folding like this ? I just have this bad feeling that there is something else coming ...


3 posted on 01/06/2010 2:34:32 AM PST by Blonde
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To: Blonde

Dang, I was really looking forward to beating him. But I’ve suspected for a long time that O would offer him a plum assignment if he’d retire...maybe Ambassador to Ireland, where his “cottage” is.

I didn’t think they’d succeed in coaxing him out. Darnit.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 2:38:08 AM PST by Timeout (Brits have the royals. Russia, the Nomenklatura. WE have our Privileged "Public Servant" class.)
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To: Timeout

Retiring to his cottage with a very large “chunk” of our money in his pocket. I am furious. Dodd should be going directly to jail over the Countrywide mess. So Rahm “Capone” pays off all of these criminals with our money stuffed in their pockets.


5 posted on 01/06/2010 2:44:32 AM PST by Blonde
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To: woofie
...he's beating a prison stretch
6 posted on 01/06/2010 2:48:13 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Blonde
Bad, politically no, financial yes.

The DNC knows they are toast in many of these races and they are trying to hold onto these seats via replacements. They have no Lautenbergs to pull out of the graves for many of these, so they are gonna have to be fresh faces nationally, but known locals.

My hunch?

They got internals on the Massachuetts race and know Brown may clean Coakley's clock.

If it can happen in liberal MA what will the political blood-bath be for them in other states?

Easier to retire and get a job lobbying the new health care or go to work for Country Wide...

7 posted on 01/06/2010 2:50:39 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: woofie

Good riddance to bad rubbish; someone please put him out of his misery; so the citizenry does not have to suffer his parasitic medical and retirement expenses!


8 posted on 01/06/2010 2:56:21 AM PST by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Blonde
"(Tinfoil hat on) Am I the only one that thinks there is something really fishy (rahm) about all these people folding like this ? I just have this bad feeling that there is something else coming ..."

You mean like Rahm cancelling the 2010 election due to security concerns evolving from the establishment of GITMO?

9 posted on 01/06/2010 2:58:36 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: woofie

This cockroach is going to try to run with his millions and hide with the hope that we will forget his part in the destruction of America. I think not!!


10 posted on 01/06/2010 3:00:27 AM PST by timetostand (defund the Federal monster! Proud member of the party of NO!!)
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To: Blonde

Same here. I would bet Obama has an ultra-liberal candidate all lined up and enough ACORN staffers to insure his or her “victory” at the polls.


11 posted on 01/06/2010 3:02:32 AM PST by ChocChipCookie (God: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: woofie

Here in Ct. the Majority of voters are Like the Black Community ,they continue to vote for Democrats even as they see them destroy the Country. In the Case of the Black Community they have seen their Families destroyed by Give away programs and they continue to vote over 90 percent for the people who do it to them.
In the Case of Dodd ,the news people are already touting another Slime bag Democrat Richard Blumenthal Attorney General as the Most Popular Politician in the State as Dodds Replacement,Stupid is as Stupid does.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 3:10:58 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: woofie
the way it looks now:

sure thing: ND

highly probable: DE, NV

probable: PA,

very possible: LA, CO

possible with good candidate: NY, CT

very long shot: IL, MA

no way in hell: CA

13 posted on 01/06/2010 3:14:08 AM PST by wny
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To: wny

I’d like to see WI on your list. With the pathetic performances Feingold gave at 2 listening sessions here on Mon., it just might be possible.


14 posted on 01/06/2010 3:28:07 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: woofie

Forget retirement. Dodd should be prosecuted for fraud and corruption. Tar. Feathers.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 3:33:50 AM PST by comps4spice ("Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. And liberal Democrats have to call their opponents racists".)
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To: arbooz

Well, I guess I won’t try to eat breakfast and freep at the same time again.

Good Grief.


17 posted on 01/06/2010 3:49:43 AM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Got that? Palin. <---Right there is your answer!)
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To: woofie
Dodd Gone Good

This is not good news at all! He was an easy kill. Now the RATS can put a fresh face in their with little baggage and win in a heavy RAT state.

18 posted on 01/06/2010 3:56:43 AM PST by MrDem (And this is a loyal lifelong Democrat saying this... Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: woofie
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #6:
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19 posted on 01/06/2010 3:59:32 AM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: Tawiskaro

“.... in my view......”


20 posted on 01/06/2010 4:39:59 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Blonde

If Dodd announces he is moving to Ireland (or any place else), I suspect it is because he fears arrest and prosecution here in the US at some point.


21 posted on 01/06/2010 4:41:40 AM PST by comps4spice ("Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. And liberal Democrats have to call their opponents racists".)
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To: Blonde

They are doing a Toricelli. They know they can’t win, so they retire and the Governor appoints a “clean” democrat in their place. If they stay to the end of the term, they will replace them on the ballot with a “clean” dem. It’s about politics and power.


22 posted on 01/06/2010 4:53:11 AM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: woofie

Dodd's Retirement Village in Leavenworth

23 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:41 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: HospiceNurse

One more down..more to go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiyqvuTxaEs


24 posted on 01/06/2010 4:59:19 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: comps4spice

I’d like to see him retired out the side door of a Huey.


25 posted on 01/06/2010 5:06:25 AM PST by Mouton
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To: woofie

uh huh...what this means is that he will keep his warchest, instead of spending it on another reelection campaign.

Good riddance.


26 posted on 01/06/2010 5:10:11 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: woofie

27 posted on 01/06/2010 5:12:23 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: woofie

28 posted on 01/06/2010 8:39:27 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Was he talking to only one person?)
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To: woofie

Can you serve for 5 terms in the Senate, run scared because you know you will lose your quest for a sixth...and then use the word “retire”?


29 posted on 01/06/2010 2:29:03 PM PST by TankerKC (But I used spell cheque.)
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