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Sen. Chris Dodd Blames Bush For Oil Spill
RealClearPolitics ^ | May 25, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 05/25/2010 10:52:45 AM PDT by i88schwartz

When asked by Don Imus on his morning program if the Obama was to blame for lack of response to the oil spill, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) blamed the Bush administration. "Well, you know, they come into office a year ago with all of this. And so, after the last eight years," he said.

At that point, Imus interrupted and asked if he has "lost" his mind for blaming Bush. "The President has been in office for a year and a half and they've been dragging their feet and even people like James Carville said that his behavior 'has been at the very best lackadaisical and naive' and you're still going to try to blame Bush?" he said.

To lay this at Obama's doorstep, in light of years and years of regulatory permissiveness when it comes to these kinds of operations occurring -- it didn't occur in the last year and a half," he said. "I mean, you know that as well as I do. You can't lay this all at Obama's door anymore than I can say," Dodd responded.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; chrisdodd; oil
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To: Lazamataz

And that’s not all! I have heard that Judas was actually Bush in disguise!


41 posted on 05/26/2010 7:59:28 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: i88schwartz

The same Chris Dodd that blamed Bush for the 1999 recession on January 3 or 4 2000, almost three weeks before Bush even took office? You mean that Chris Dodd?

Dodd belongs in prison.


42 posted on 05/26/2010 5:19:00 PM PDT by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: i88schwartz

Obama inheritited oil to spill and played golf while and
had lavish vacation number 576 while it happened.


43 posted on 05/26/2010 5:21:11 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: i88schwartz

Dodd should be in jail after he loses re election


44 posted on 05/26/2010 5:22:10 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: fatnotlazy; All
"Well, Dodd doesn’t think the implosion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was his fault either."

PhotobucketPelosi and Reid

45 posted on 05/26/2010 5:26:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: i88schwartz

I blame Dodd for the economic spill.


46 posted on 05/26/2010 5:26:50 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: SoCalConstitutionalist

..or thrown in a wood chipper.


47 posted on 05/26/2010 5:26:54 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: i88schwartz

Let he and Bawney make their claims through the jail cell door! (Ooo! Dodd and Bawney in the same cell? Juicy!)


48 posted on 05/26/2010 5:27:37 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: i88schwartz
Bush tried to get Blanco’s permission to allow Federal assistance before Katrina struck. Obama ignored Jindal’s request to build sand berms for weeks. Quite a difference in response to an emergency.
49 posted on 05/26/2010 5:39:09 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

You know, Bush made him gay.


50 posted on 05/26/2010 5:45:23 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: i88schwartz

I don’t think people want excuses, they want action.


51 posted on 05/26/2010 5:46:36 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: FormerACLUmember

Because the elite don’t go to jail as long as they are useful.


52 posted on 05/26/2010 6:01:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: i88schwartz

“years and years of regulatory permissiveness”

That’s called the free market, Thenator Dodd. You might try it sometime.


53 posted on 05/26/2010 6:14:26 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Bitsy
Honestly, the blame Bush thing is getting old. The liberal thing is getting old.

Yeah, and I'll tell you what else is getting old...really old. President Bush never opening his mouth to say ONE SINGLE WORD in his own defense.

And I say this as someone who voted for the man - twice.

54 posted on 05/26/2010 6:27:23 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Remember in November: VOTE THE BUMS OUT!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Your sign is reversed from the correct way of the lamestream media....Blame Bush, then select the problem.


55 posted on 05/26/2010 6:37:58 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: i88schwartz

We need to shove Al Gore’s fat ass into the leaking oil pipe.

Then we can send Dodd’s crooked ass down there for insurance.


56 posted on 05/26/2010 7:08:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Re #30: It was the Burning Bush, a distinct relative, who caused all these troubles.


57 posted on 05/26/2010 7:10:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SoCalConstitutionalist

Dodd belongs in prison.

Or on a marble slab.

Imus had him on today and nailed him as a hypocrit.


58 posted on 05/26/2010 7:52:06 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: i88schwartz
FEBRUARY 10, 2006 : (IMUS INTERVIEWS SENATOR CHRIS DODD , ASKS HIM IF THE DEMOCRATS REALLY WANT TO TURN PATRIOT ACT INTO TERRORIST BILL OF RIGHTS -- LATER IMUS GETS THROWN OFF THE AIR... RELATED OR NOT?) When the execrable Don Imus was interviewing the reprehensible Chris Dodd (Sen., Dem, CT) this morning he did get off a good line. He asked the senator whether what the democrats want to do with the Patriot Act is really turn parts of it into a Terrorist Bill of Rights? 8 posted on 02/10/2006 5:14:52 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: onyx I would bet that Bernie or Charles gave him that line...but he did deliver it. But, Dodd dodged the question blathering on about "proper oversight." 15 posted on 02/10/2006 6:31:35 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy I would bet that Bernie or Charles gave him that line The line is Rush's. 36 posted on 02/10/2006 10:38:24 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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"Opponents of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency program that targets al-Qaida-linked communications in and out of the United States should consider the Portland Seven terrorists, one of whom blamed their failure on President Bush. "
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That's OK, the Dems blame Bush for thwartin the attack on LA, before it fully materialized. ------- "Taranto: Nothing to Fear but These Idiots. Dems fault Bush for thwarting an attack on L.A. ," http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1576362/posts 24 posted on 02/10/2006 9:41:29 PM PST by FairOpinion | To 1

1990s : (DODD, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, CHINA) During the 1996 presidential election campaign, the Democratic National Committee under then-General Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (yes, that Chris Dodd) accepted large, laundered contributions from the Red Chinese and from U.S. industrialists eager to enrich themselves via technology transfers to China. That same year, the Clinton administration helpfully shifted authority to approve such transfers from the State Department, which opposed them, to the Commerce Department, which thought they were just fine. As the bipartisan Cox Report documented in 1999, Chinese spies were busy stealing secrets from federal nuclear-weapons research laboratories during the same period. The Cox Report focused on these thefts. Later, the government successfully prosecuted Loral Space and Communications Corp. and Hughes Electronics Corp. on the grounds they illegally transferred weapons technology to China. The Center for Responsive Politics reports "Loral CEO Bernard L. Schwartz was the single largest individual donor to the Democrats (during the 1996 campaign cycle). Since 1995, Schwartz and his wife Irene contributed $1,122,000 to federal campaigns, of which $1,089,750 went to Democratic candidates and party committees." ------Another skeleton in Dodd's closet Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 28, 2007 | Editorial

NOVEMBER 2006 : (AIG FINANCIAL PRODUCTS UNIT HEAD EMAILS EMPLOYEES ASKING THEM FOR DONATIONS TO SENATOR CHRIS DODD [D-CT]) The Washington Times reported that in a November 2006 e-mail, the head of the troubled Financial Products unit told employees that Dodd was "next in line" to chair the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where he would "have the opportunity to set the committee's agenda on issues critical to the financial services industry."------------- Dodd Aide Dismisses Report on Donations From AIG (When it hurts just dismiss it) , fox news ^ | 3/30/2009, Monday

MARCH 2009 : (IRELAND : REPORT -- DODD AND RAT REAL ESTATE) "A holiday home in Connemara is at the centre of a growing row in America involving a prominent Democrat politician, a convicted insider trader and the former president Bill Clinton. The purchase of the home by Senator Christopher Dodd is being examined by the US Senate ethics committee after allegations that Edward Downe Jr, a businessman convicted of insider trading, acted as a “middle man” in the deal.
Eight years ago Dodd, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination against Barack Obama, lobbied Clinton, the then president, to grant Downe a pardon.".... (Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...------------- Democrat in holiday home intrigue (Dodd Property Scandal Involved Clinton Pardon)The Sunday Times ^ | 03-15-09 | Colin Coyle Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 9:11:04 PM by icwhatudo

NOVEMBER 9, 2008 : (CT : REPORT : FEDS ARE INVESTIGATING COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CO-FOUNDER ANGELO MOZILO'S [HANDLING OF DODD'S $800,000 SWEETHEART DEALS FROM COUNTRYWIDE?] ---- See RAT REAL ESTATE) The Nov 9, 2008 Hartford Courant reported federal agents are investigating mortgage giant Countrywide Financial's co-founder Angelo Mozilo made to Dodd. Since the Dodd story broke in June, the five-term senator has offered contradictory fragments of explanations and intentions. Dodd gallops the gamut from calling the allegations of special treatment "outrageous" to pledging repeatedly and specifically to release documents related to the $800,000 in sweetheart deals he got from Countrywide. Still claiming "there's nothing there," Dodd refuses 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. ...

59 posted on 05/26/2010 8:19:17 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: i88schwartz

FACT: The Obama Adminisration APPROVED the drilling of this well!


60 posted on 05/26/2010 8:19:47 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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