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Scandal-Plagued Democrat Senator Chris Dodd Retires at Lowest Point in Career
Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 6, 2010 | Marc Schenker

Posted on 01/06/2010 2:40:21 AM PST by Suvroc10

Scandal-Plagued Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut retires at the lowest point in an overly long, 35-year, political career. The son of a career politician (his father occupied one of Connecticut's senate seats for 12 years), Dodd has seen his already overly long, Senate career deteriorate among many scandal-plagued issues in the last few years, thus leading to some of the worst poll numbers of his career and a near-impossible matchup against his potential, Republican challenger for his seat. Though Democrats gave Dodd a big role as one of the primary advocates of the ill-fated healthcare "reform" pushed by Obama—how they seriously thought that would rehabilitate his damaged image is beyond me, considering Obamacare is very unpopular with the American people—it nonetheless failed to turn around his sagging fortunes.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; chrisdodd; ct2010; democrat; rat; retirement; scandals
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1 posted on 01/06/2010 2:40:27 AM PST by Suvroc10
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To: Suvroc10

Greatly overdue.


2 posted on 01/06/2010 2:47:51 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: onyx; Liz; nutmeg; STARWISE; maggief; Bahbah; LucyT

more information over here.


3 posted on 01/06/2010 2:51:20 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Suvroc10

Retiring huh? I hope he has his mortgage paid off.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 2:53:41 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Suvroc10

just another distraction from what is really going on...not sad to see him retire, tho.


6 posted on 01/06/2010 3:00:10 AM PST by blueplum
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To: Suvroc10

The sacks of money must have already been secreted away.


7 posted on 01/06/2010 3:03:00 AM PST by mylife (I've only had two taglines and one has been banned! I need to get out more often.)
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To: Suvroc10

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.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 3:08:53 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ntmxx

Now that Dodd doesn’t have to face the voters, he’s free to vote as much damage to the country as possible before slamming the Senate doors on his way out.


9 posted on 01/06/2010 3:12:03 AM PST by plangent
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To: Suvroc10
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

10 posted on 01/06/2010 3:14:37 AM PST by wny
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To: plangent
He was going to do that anyway. Now, he just doesn't have to worry about the possible consequences.

Democrats are scum.

11 posted on 01/06/2010 3:16:55 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Suvroc10

Sounds like the Countrywide scandal is about to blow up in his face.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 3:19:02 AM PST by anoldafvet (As of 12/24/2009, no more democrats elected - ever)
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To: Suvroc10

Poster child for term limits.


13 posted on 01/06/2010 3:19:50 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Social Justice is the goal of all liberal legislation.)
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To: hoosiermama; raybbr; onyx; Liz; nutmeg; STARWISE; maggief; Bahbah; LucyT
Democrats gave Dodd a big role in healthcare "reform" thinking that would rehabilitate his damaged image.....

There is even one laughable quote from Dodd indicating he was getting a whole new voter base from healthcare reform.

Course I could be wrong (/snix), but this is probably what led to Dim Dodd's "decision" to quit.

Last July, Dodd proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5M in favor of firefighter grants (a move that enriched one of Dodd's financial backers). The federal money Dodd eliminated was specifically intended "for screening operations and for explosives detection systems."

AT THE TIME I POSTED THAT ITEM IN DEC 2009, MY ADVICE TO DODD WAS: "Dodd should pack his bags and leave now, before he's tarred and feathered and run out of DC on a rail."

14 posted on 01/06/2010 3:25:09 AM PST by Liz
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To: FreeAtlanta

The Dems are cleaning house to get fresh candidates for 2010. These guys will get sweet deals in the O Gov or in the private sector. They have their deals already. We just need to photo shop their faces on the new fresh Dem’s they are replaced by on all campaign ads. Let not the people forget. That is the Dem plan, forget 2009. They will lay low after the OCare gets made law this month.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 3:26:44 AM PST by rlbedfor
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To: Suvroc10

With these criminals leaving, America is finding victories over the enemy.....keep them coming


16 posted on 01/06/2010 3:39:06 AM PST by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: rlbedfor
If the dems keep the house or the senate and more importantly if republicans do not sweep both we are in big trouble! After what this country has seen over the last three years with the dems in control there should not be one of them standing at the end of November!

Healthcare is going to pass with secret deals between dems and there will be no debate. If this doesn't piss America off enough to fire everyone of these scoundrels nothing will!

17 posted on 01/06/2010 3:44:26 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: rlbedfor
We also have to remind people how sickeningly indebt the Democrats and loose checkbook Republicans have gotten us.

We need to promote a new term, "Checkbook Conservatives".

It should be easier for the dummies who don't know what a "fiscal" conservative is.

18 posted on 01/06/2010 3:44:41 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Suvroc10; raybbr; nutmeg; Andonius_99

All the yard signs we distributed now need to be changed!

http://www.dumpchrisdodd.com

now needs to read DumpED Chris Dodd!

YEAHHHH!


19 posted on 01/06/2010 3:44:44 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Suvroc10

remember how dear-old-dad was censured by teh Senate for corruption?

tha apple doesn’t fall far from the tree


20 posted on 01/06/2010 3:47:08 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Suvroc10

These retiring Dems are incredibly dangerous as they won’t have to face the wrath of the voters after they turn us into a Socialist country.


21 posted on 01/06/2010 3:54:37 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Suvroc10
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #6:
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22 posted on 01/06/2010 3:58:36 AM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: SlowBoat407
Poster child for term limits.

I think "Sheets" Byrd has him beat by a mile.....

23 posted on 01/06/2010 4:02:04 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: camle
tha apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Same thing in the Gore clan.....

24 posted on 01/06/2010 4:03:00 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Suvroc10

Ping


25 posted on 01/06/2010 4:03:43 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Suvroc10

Why let him retire? Throw him in jail and deny him his conrgessional retirement package.


26 posted on 01/06/2010 4:10:05 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Suvroc10
Assuming this report is accurate, one reason why he won't seek reelection may have to do with the following: What the Dems know that we don't: Universal Voter Registration. Whoever runs will need at least some name recognition given that person will have less than 10 months to campaign.
27 posted on 01/06/2010 4:10:30 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta; All
We need to promote a new term, "Checkbook Conservatives".

I like that.....would resonate with many people IMO.
28 posted on 01/06/2010 4:11:06 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Suvroc10

Strategy for the next election should be Nationally based,Vote against any and all democrats because they will rubber stamp Obamas marxist policies.If they dont Local Popular Democrtas can win,Republicans only Hope is to tap the anger of the Violations of the Constitution that are rampant bt the Democrat run Government.
An example is Dodd not running and Attorney General Blumenthal now running described by the Media as the Most Popular Politician in the State,well the first and only Question I would pound him with is he going to Rubber stamp Obamas socialist Policies and As an Attorney Is This Health Care Debacle Constitutional?
This is the only way the Country has to stop the destruction of our Country


29 posted on 01/06/2010 4:18:39 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Suvroc10

Take the money and run, you worthless piece of ...!


30 posted on 01/06/2010 4:18:56 AM PST by mark3681
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To: Suvroc10

YES! YES! YES!!


31 posted on 01/06/2010 4:20:01 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: Suvroc10

Crap, that is not good. We could have beat him with a republican. Now, Blumenthal or some other liberal rat will be able to win.


32 posted on 01/06/2010 4:21:59 AM PST by Raycpa
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was hoping that this POS would face the voters but like all weak cowards, he quit in the face of adversity. Wonder what ambassadorship he’ll get?


33 posted on 01/06/2010 4:27:23 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Suvroc10
The son of a career politician (his father occupied one of Connecticut's senate seats for 12 years)

The father was kicked out of the Senate. Dodd junior should have been too, for his over-friendly relations with Countrywide. The man had the gall to run for president in 2004. Fortunately even Democrats saw through him: I think he got about twelve votes in Iowa.

34 posted on 01/06/2010 4:28:21 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Suvroc10

he’ll now get a job in the administration for his good work

what a crock


35 posted on 01/06/2010 4:28:55 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Suvroc10
"Retires" = You can't fire me, I quit.

Hallelujah!

36 posted on 01/06/2010 4:29:24 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Rummyfan
Sorry, he ran in 2008.
37 posted on 01/06/2010 4:30:30 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Suvroc10

I don’t know about Connecticutt, but here in New Jersey, if a corrupt Democratic politician retires, all prosecution immediately ceases, then they give you some cushy non-elected position ripe with graft opportunities and they name some hospitals after you.


38 posted on 01/06/2010 4:32:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ballplayer
Blumenthal is a slimy POS who makes Schumer a wallflower when it comes to cameras. The statist crap he's pulled here will no doubt continue or intensify in the Senate. He wins AG with nary a challenge and will probably pull this one off. Looks like the Dems had an ace and played it. Photobucket
39 posted on 01/06/2010 4:36:44 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: mylife
I kinda sorta thought the same thing. But then I saw this: 3 Democrats — 2 senators, 1 governor — to retire (AP) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100106/ap_on_el_ge/us_democrats2010 At a time when there is a strong opportunity to overturn the House and Senate, there are lots of announcements of rats leaving the ship? I'd like to chalk it up to they heard the bell toll, but I am more prone to wonder ...what's up with that? I have a feeling this doesn't appear to be as it shows itself.
40 posted on 01/06/2010 4:37:00 AM PST by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: Raycpa

exactly and well spotted.

He’ll go on to a position in the admin while they get a decent younger liberal to run and in the meantime Dodds will go against everything the public wants.

So when the new lib comes up he or she will say that was not me that was Dodds

all of this is such a scam


41 posted on 01/06/2010 4:37:43 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Liz; mkjessup

Dodd will become rich almost overnight. Just watch how quickly it happens for him......just like Gore ;-)


42 posted on 01/06/2010 4:39:31 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Liz
Gee, I wonder if AARP is going to pull all of their ads on radio around here?

Is this a joke? I can't find anything about this on the local news sites.

43 posted on 01/06/2010 4:41:19 AM PST by raybbr
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3 Democrats — 2 senators, 1 governor — to retire (AP)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100106/ap_on_el_ge/us_democrats2010


44 posted on 01/06/2010 4:41:45 AM PST by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: ntmxx

He should be prosecuted for corruption and imprisoned.


45 posted on 01/06/2010 4:42:24 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: Suvroc10

We were afraid of this. I think we could have beat Dodd. Unfortunately with Blumenthal in the race, we have a bigger challenge. He’s been a publicity hound for years, very popular with Dems and Unaffiliated voters, and has tremendous name recognition. That being said, it still put a smile on my face this morning.


46 posted on 01/06/2010 4:42:39 AM PST by CTGOPPER (Dump Dodd Vote Rob)
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To: mylife

Perhaps to his house in Ireland - the one that he got such a great deal on...a deal that doesn’t make much financial sense - to the seller anyway.

The Clinton’s own a house over there too.


47 posted on 01/06/2010 4:46:04 AM PST by khnyny (Our government is becoming "The Committee of Public Safety")
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48 posted on 01/06/2010 4:46:42 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Suvroc10

Sad thing is that voters in his district will afford Dodd’s democratic replacement candidate undue credibility... They will remain democrat, blaming the individual instead of party ideology.


49 posted on 01/06/2010 4:48:56 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: Suvroc10

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

50 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:42 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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