Skip to comments.Dick Blumenthal Trembles in Fear CT-SEN Debate (VIDEO)
Posted on 10/05/2010 3:34:17 PM PDT by tedder
Dick Blumenthal tries to fight off his shakes during his debate with Linda McMahon. (VIDEO)
Blumenthal hasn’t had to run a real campaign for the last 20 years. He just phoned in his AG campaigns because he never had any real opposition. He got lazy. Now, he’s challenged and has to sweat a little. He isn’t used to it and shakes like a novice instead of the old political pro he really is. I hope Connecticut voters noticed. Thanks for posting this.
There’s plenty to pick on Blumenthal about without resorting to things like this. For all we know, it could be a medical condition.
He looks like he has a familial tremor. We have it in our family. My Grandmother, my dad, and one of my sister have it. I have had a few of the symptoms, too, especially when I’m tired. I don’t think he was fearful. He voice wasn’t trembling.
What a creepy guy. I can only imagine the more that is seen of him the better off Linda will be.
Looks like nerves to me.
You’re right, it’s not fair. The poor guy probably just trembles from flashbacks to all of his awful experiences fight the VC in the jungles of Vietnam.
I don’t give a damn about his feelings getting hurt. I’m concerned about making him sympathetic. What if we all make fun of it and tomorrow he makes an announcement that he has Parkinsons?
Blumenthal is a complete moron. His performance in the debate was an embarrassment. There is far more interesting material from the debate than some shaky hands.
I might also add that folks who can appear on television without being nervous are few and far between.
I agree with you. This looks like essential tremor. In fact, while I have virtually no respect for him in general, I have to respect anyone with this condition who puts himself under the microscope despite knowing how bad they may end up looking.
The only oddity is that essential tremor is generally easy to treat. Propanolol, or beta blockers, are quite effective. I wonder if he has some kind of heart condition that doesn’t allow him to use those.
Interesting. No doctor that any of my family members see have ever suggested taking anything for it.
He’s a dim... I refuse to respect him in any way. I will keep the rest of my thoughts about him to myself (in this thread).
Hey,wasn`t Dick on Letterman back in the 1980`s:
He’s on something.
This is no good. Why go there??? This will only create sympathy for the lefty.
Give the dude a break. He’s human. I”d be shaking too.
that being said, I hope he goes down in flames.
he’s shaking because he is lying...
He filed a criminal complaint because the Infectious Diseases Society of America issued a guideline for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.
Now, I understand that there are people who disagree with the conclusions IDSA has reached.
But to convert a guideline which represents the consensus of the vast majority of experts in the field into a crime?
That's a novel approach to the role of an AG.
A lot of doctors don’t know, to be perfectly honest. I have a number of doctors in my family, and also have several relatives who have essential tremor.
I would suggest you have them look into it. It is a blood pressure medication, so people with low blood pressure (IIRC, it might be high blood pressure) cannot take it. But it has no mind-altering effects whatsoever, and can be taken every day. A lot of musicians use it, as do stage actors.
I disagree. Blumenthal did great in exposing the network of a few doctors self-promoting “help” for Lyme disease. This was a scam, properly exposed. There were many victims of this medical scam for profit.
McMahon’s problem is that she never did any one thing to help anyone else. It is sad that she can’t point to any anecdote.
Blumenthal is clearly a big government guy, but he has a record of decency. McMahon lacks this.
No matter what, he SURE could play the banjo when he was younger!!! :p
WWE pays hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes to the State of CT, the town of Stamford, CT and Federal taxes.
She and her husband started a business from nothing and built it to be a huge enterprise in the entertainment industry.
Blumenthal is a wealthy man in his own right by his family and marrying into money who owns the Empire State Building. Blumenthal has never worked outside of government (paid by taxpayers).
He sues every business he can and clearly is part of the problem why CT is not business friendly. In 2007 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce declared Blumenthal #1 the worst Atty. General of any State; in 2009 #1 goes to Jerry Brown, Atty. General, California.
Malloy was on Red Bull throughout the debate. Annoyingly smarter than you are type of answers. Malloy did his suck up to the unions and State employees saying Foley wanted to cut jobs.
Two fought back and forth about who is lying the most, but that was a wash.
Foley was deliberate, concise, distinct and enjoyable to watch. Foley is for the death penalty Malloy against.
Personally I would rather have Foley because Malloy is just so full of himself.
I called my mother on the way home and asked her what she thought about the debate (she saw only about the last 35 minutes). She said "Malloy never stopped talking... he wouldn't shut the heck up!" She also thought Foley did a better job, but didn't fill me in with any details.
Thanks again, mojo... :o)
I agree. Linda needs to emphasize jobs and the economy. Something is odd about Blumenthal.
Well he is a commie.
But, hey, I am a right winger. You may be skeptical of the views of right wingers. Get a copy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's book Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding which outlines the reasons for the failure of the War on Poverty in NYC in the 1960s. One of those reasons was the efforts to radicalize that War on Poverty still further, efforts of a young Richard Blumenthal as a spoiled and all too influential leftist brat in his youth. He was mixed up with Mitchell Ginsberg (East Coast version of Saul Alinsky who had headed the Worker's Circle in New Haven before moving up to Welfare Commissioner of NYC and of CT).
Linda McMahon is not perfect but like just about anyone this side of Charles Manson, she is one heck of a lot closer than Blumenthal. Did I mention that he clerked for deceased Justice Herod Blackmun??? How do you know whether Linda McMahon has ever done anything to help others??? Since Blumenthal enthusiastically supports the slicing, dicing and hamburgerization of innocent infants by the tens of millions, he would have a hard time proving himself as charitable as Ebenezer Scrooge before the ghosts arrived. (Are there no abortion mills, no public dispensing k=of coat hangers??? What do they DO with Dickie's tax money anyhow???)
Since I am acquainted with Jim Noble long since on FR where he enjoys a fine reputation, I'll take his word for it on the Lyme disease group even if Blumenthal's opposition to it had never occurred.
He IS a complete moron and apparently has gotten to such a state of confusion that he reminds people of the recent performance of Miss South Carolina (who is, of course, much prettier though only slightly more knowledgeable).
Blumenthal delenda est.
I don’t know, the tremor could be familial, but the guy was definitely nervous, and what he spewed out of his mouth was pure nonsense.
Linda, looked very capable. I’d like see her in striking distance. She needs to smile more...
Contrast this debate with Feingold, who is a smoothy....but what comes out of his mouth is pure BS, but the average dumb @ss wisconsin democrat will think the guy is making sense.
Smile more Linda...please...