Skip to comments.Sen. Dodd calls Pence attack ‘pathetic’
Posted on 03/25/2010 8:25:16 PM PDT by onyx
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) fired back at House Republicans who questioned his ethics this week, calling the GOP officials who crafted a critical press release pathetic.
The House GOP Conference, headed by Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), issued a policy paper on its website Tuesday that referred to Dodd as a Friend of Angelo. That is a reference to a special VIP program established by former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo, who has been charged with civil fraud and insider trading by federal investigators.
The policy paper, titled, Taxpayers should not trust the Friend of Angelo, details what Republicans views as flaws in Dodds financial regulatory reform bill.
While defending himself from the accusation that he acted unethically in accepting a mortgage from Countrywide, Dodd also took issue with the House GOP conference itself.
After being shown the Republican policy paper, Dodd at first sarcastically called the GOP conference a very thoughtful operation.
He then said that while criticisms of his financial regulatory reform bill are fair game, the personal attack is not.
I never met [Mozilo]. Dont know the man at all, Dodd said. The Senate Ethics Committee spent 14 months analyzing it. From what Im told, there were 18,000 documents and it was determined outrageous that there was any suggestion there was any implicit connection. Theyd do better to argue about the bill.
He added, Its a pointless accusation from people who are kind of, you know, pathetic individuals. They always have been. And obviously the record reflects an examination of the question, and the question was answered by Democrats and Republicans unanimously, that there was nothing to the charge.
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Mike Pence is a patriot!
Hmmm... The way Dodd is crying, it must have hurt...
Mega Dittos. Mike is the real deal and one of the defenders that will rep. us as we take our country back..
Dodd, attempting to complain about “personal attacks”, calls his opponents “pathetic individuals”.
Of course, the irony/hypocrisy is lost on the liberal media.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Countrywide).
Dodd doesn’t like the timing.
He’s all set with his “banking reform” legislation.
Dodd needs to go to jail.
Pence will run for re-election, AND WIN !!
If anyone looks up the word “pathetic” in the dictionary a picture of Chris Dodd will show up!
fired back at House Republicans who questioned his ethics this week
That is what is so funny. He calls the “attack” pathetic, when everyone and his brother in CN knows he got a sweetheart deal. What is pathetic is that this joker is the head of the finance committee.
He will never escape our reach....
We're going into the museum with him!!
Let him go have a good cry in his new hospital that we just paid for.
GOOD job. I liked one of the comments too.
NO BLUMEN WAY.
I hope that slickmeister doesn’t win.
My stock answer to these dems is to fight back twice as hard on OFFENSE not defense. Ignore the dems pathetic attempts to change the subject and stay focused on the fact they are twarting the will of the people and there will be hell to pay because of THEIR actions. the dems think think we are so stupid to fall for these phoney diversion tactics
Dodd. What more can I say?
Dodd’s an old reprobate.
Dodd, you’re a corrupt lying thieving scum-sucking B8st*rd just like your rotten father !
Pathetic? How about “accurate”?
Yes, just like his father.
The Hartford Courant reported Nov 9,2009 that Dodd refused to say whether his Senate campaign committee's payments of $60,000 last summer to a Washington law firm, which has a history of representing Democratic senators in trouble, were for his defense in the Senate ethics investigation of his dealings with Countrywide. Dodd suggested, before he fled to his third home in Ireland in August, that Countrywide was not cooperating in providing information.
Dodd still claims there was nothing unusual about the $800,000 in mortgages he got from Countrywide in 2003, but records refute that, too. Documents indicate that Dodd was getting a mortgage of $276,150 on his second home in Connecticut on July 3, 2003. The amount was reduced to $275,042 and the mortgage he was refinancing was paid off. Dodd and his wife also got a home equity loan on their Connecticut property in East Haddam from Countrywide that day.
But the course those loans took was very strange. The standard routine is for the homeowner to sign the loan documents, the borrowed money is sent to the lender being paid off and the new mortgage is recorded on local land records within a few days. Dodd, however, signed some but not all of his loan documents himself.
Agents of Countrywide signed his $275,042 Connecticut mortgage. His previous mortgage with Countrywide was paid off but the new mortgage did not appear on the local land records for an astonishing 16 months.
For nearly a year and a half, Countrywide failed (or declined) to secure its interest in Dodd's home by taking the ordinary and essential step of presenting the documents to the local town clerk and recording them in the land records. This is exceedingly rare in the mortgage business.
> Dodd's sweet deals from Countrywide Morgtage;
> a castle in Ireland payoff for arranging a presidential pardon;
> Dodd in Iowa to raise million dollar contributions (bribes) from Wall Street suckups;
> lying about his role in the AIG bonuses;
> his parasitic wife making big bucks as board member for Pharma and Health Care Corporations;
> Dodd's (gag) leadership as Chairman of Senate Banking Committee as the economy did a Great Depression melt down.
Waterbury Republican-American | February 12, 2010 | Editorial / Posted by Graybeard58
We expect senators to be corrupt hypocrites, but when you're taking no-interest loans from banks you're supposed to be regulating, and over a hundred grand in campaign cash from AIG while you just happen to exempt them from your bonus crackdown, it doesn't help to pose as a crusading man of the people, fighting those big mean bankers.
Democrats stupidly gave Dodd a big role in healthcare "reform" thinking that would rehabilitate his damaged image.....There is even one laughable quote from Dodd saying he was getting "a whole new voter base" from his role in healthcare reform......shortly before he quit.
Dodd was in deep doo-doo knowing he could not raise the $10Mill he needed to win. Looks like costly campaigns are biting back Dims...... that's nice.
Course I could be wrong (/snix), but this is probably what led to Dodd quitting.
July 2009, 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 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."
REFERENCE Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT), Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), and Thomas Carper (D-DE) authored an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act that will provide $10 million more in funding for grants to local fire departments for equipment and training. The amendment, which passed unanimously, will ensure $390 million in funding is provided for the (non-profit?) Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) grant program next year. (Excerpt: Read more at dodd.senate.gov)
ITEM Connecticut senators, Joe Lieberman and Christopher Dodd's wives both have offshore financial/business interests. Liebermans wife, Hadassah, owns stock valued at between $1,001-15,000 in Tyco International Ltd., according to the senators 2003 personal financial disclosure form.. Tyco, formerly based in NH, reincorporated in Bermuda in 1997 to legally reduce its US tax burden.
ITEM Dodds wife, Jackie Clegg, served on the board of Bermuda-based IPC Holdings Ltd., a reinsurance company controlled by AIG, according to Dodds 2003 Senate disclosure form. The companys offshore location allows a US firm that is a major shareholder in IPC Holdings to avoid paying some federal taxes. The senators say there is no inconsistency between their public positions and their wives financial or business dealings.
ITEM March 23, 2009----- Dodd went wobbly when he was asked about his February amendment ratifying hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG. Dodd has been one of the companys favorite recipients of campaign contributions. But it turns out that Senator Dodds wife has also benefited from past connections to AIG as well. From 2001-2004, Jackie Clegg Dodd served as an outside director of IPC Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company controlled by AIG. IPC, which provides property casualty catastrophe insurance coverage, was formed in 1993 and currently has a market cap of $1.4 billion and trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol IPCR.
In 2001, in addition to a public offering of 15 million shares of stock that raised $380 million, IPC raised more than $109 million through a simultaneous private placement sale of 5.6 million shares of stock to AIG - giving AIG a 20% stake in IPC. (AIG sold its 13.397 million shares in IPC in August, 2006.) Clegg was compensated for her duties to the company, which was managed by a subsidiary of AIG.
In 2003, according to a proxy statement, Clegg received $12,000 per year and an additional $1,000 for each Directors and committee meeting she attended. Clegg served on the Audit and Investment committees during her final year on the board. (SOURCE Real Clear Politics by Kevin Rennie)
Other way around.
Suppose you could be right.
It seems no candidate is ever good enough for our FRiends here, though.
Pathetic has become like the word racist....They’re both being used so often that they have lost their guilt inducing sting!