Skip to comments.Scandal-Plagued Democrat Senator Chris Dodd Retires at Lowest Point in Career
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 Obamahow they seriously thought that would rehabilitate his damaged image is beyond me, considering Obamacare is very unpopular with the American peopleit nonetheless failed to turn around his sagging fortunes.
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Retiring huh? I hope he has his mortgage paid off.
just another distraction from what is really going on...not sad to see him retire, tho.
The sacks of money must have already been secreted away.
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.
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.
sure thing: ND
highly probable: DE, NV
very possible: LA, CO
possible with good candidate: NY, CT
very long shot: IL, MA
no way in hell: CA
Democrats are scum.
Sounds like the Countrywide scandal is about to blow up in his face.
Poster child for term limits.
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."
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.
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!
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.
All the yard signs we distributed now need to be changed!
now needs to read DumpED Chris Dodd!
remember how dear-old-dad was censured by teh Senate for corruption?
tha apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
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.
I think "Sheets" Byrd has him beat by a mile.....
Same thing in the Gore clan.....
Why let him retire? Throw him in jail and deny him his conrgessional retirement package.
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
Take the money and run, you worthless piece of ...!
YES! YES! YES!!
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.
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?
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.
he’ll now get a job in the administration for his good work
what a crock
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.
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
Dodd will become rich almost overnight. Just watch how quickly it happens for him......just like Gore ;-)
Is this a joke? I can't find anything about this on the local news sites.
3 Democrats 2 senators, 1 governor to retire (AP)
He should be prosecuted for corruption and imprisoned.
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.
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.
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.
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