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Chris Dodd bids farewell to Senate
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Posted on 11/30/2010 7:43:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Chris Dodd bids farewell to Senate

By: Shira Toeplitz November 30, 2010 06:27 PM EST

In his final speech on the Senate floor, Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd urged his colleagues to work together in a bipartisan fashion and not change the filibuster rules that have guided their chamber.

“The time of my departure has come,” said Dodd, who is Catholic, quoting Saint Paul. “I’ve fought a good fight…I kept the faith.”

Dodd’s final words on the floor mark the end of a three-decade career in the Senate for the Connecticut Democrat, who announced in January that he would not run for a sixth term. The press gallery was packed as many of the Senator’s colleagues listened to his speech on the floor.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s voice quivered when he said he’d bid “adieu” to Dodd – whose speech he called “one of the most important speeches in the history of the Senate.”

At the age of 66, Dodd had spent more than half of his life in Congress. In his speech, Dodd warmly recalled he sat in the same desk occupied by his father, former Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, for the past 12 years.

Dodd said that while some might feel the need to change the Senate rules on the filibuster, he argued it would not help the partisan gridlock in what is supposed to be a deliberative legislative body.

“Now, in my years here, I’ve learned that the appreciation of the Senate’s role in our national debate is an acquired taste,” said Dodd. “Therefore, to my fellow senators who have never served a day in the minority, I urge you to pause in your enthusiasm to change Senate rules.”

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So how is that Countrywide loan going?
1 posted on 11/30/2010 7:43:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“Adios amigo!” - Barack Hussein Obama


2 posted on 11/30/2010 7:46:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: Sub-Driver

>> “The time of my departure has come,” said Dodd, who is Catholic, quoting Saint Paul. “I’ve fought a good fight…I kept the faith.”

Yeah, right, Dodd.

You’re Saint Paul like I’m Saint Peter.

Worthless phony malevolent piece of S...chumer, you are.


3 posted on 11/30/2010 7:47:46 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The time of my departure has come,” said Dodd, who is Catholic, quoting Saint Paul. “I’ve fought a good fight…I kept the faith.”

But how many other things has this chump destroyed? I am sure the Apostle Paul would turn over in his grave if he knew Chris Dodd was quoting him.

4 posted on 11/30/2010 7:48:40 PM PST by Mark17
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To: Sub-Driver

How many times did this “Catholic” vote for abortion?


5 posted on 11/30/2010 7:50:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sub-Driver
good riddance. cuff em
6 posted on 11/30/2010 7:52:24 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Sub-Driver
I’ve fought a good fight…I kept the faith.”

Right you kept the faith Chris. You still believe in waitress sandwiches even if Teddy is in hell awaiting your arrival.

7 posted on 11/30/2010 7:56:44 PM PST by hflynn
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To: Sub-Driver
I hope this piece of corrupt filth has a life of hardship and pain. He did whatever he could to destroy and loot this country while involving himself in ridiculous sex acts and alcoholism and illegal deals. Chris Dodd you are a fat, disgraced loser.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 7:58:00 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dodd is a disgusting slimeball. He is also no Catholic, no matter what the definition.
Pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, tax and spend liberal, etc., etc.

Good riddance to bad rubbish and too bad it took this long to be rid of his incipient blather in the US Senate.


9 posted on 11/30/2010 8:07:39 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The bastard should be going to jail.


10 posted on 11/30/2010 8:10:51 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sorry I missed it.

Oh, wait a minute...

I’m not sorry I missed it.


11 posted on 11/30/2010 8:12:10 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight. Until there's no fight left in me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The TSA better check him. I imagine he has a lot of our tax money going with him illegally.


12 posted on 11/30/2010 8:14:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 11/30/2010 8:14:16 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Sub-Driver

One of the few people personally responsible for the sub-prime crisis. May he rot in hell.


14 posted on 11/30/2010 8:22:20 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Waitresses everywhere cheer.


15 posted on 11/30/2010 8:23:55 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Sub-Driver

good riddance.


16 posted on 11/30/2010 8:31:10 PM PST by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
Chris Dodd bids farewell to Senate

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

17 posted on 11/30/2010 8:31:49 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Sub-Driver

Flush twice it’s a big one.


18 posted on 11/30/2010 8:34:07 PM PST by Happy Rain ("GO GAMECOCKS--THE REAL USC!!!")
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To: CMailBag

Frank and Dodd should be ‘frogmarched’ right up Wall street in orange jumpsuits.


19 posted on 11/30/2010 8:35:43 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Sub-Driver
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s voice quivered when he said he’d bid “adieu” to Dodd – whose speech he called “one of the most important speeches in the history of the Senate.”

WTF? It's one thing to be gracious - it's another to be a complete fool.

20 posted on 11/30/2010 8:36:39 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sub-Driver

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Democrats (2008)

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/07/top-senate-recipients-of-fanni.html

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have also strategically given more contributions to lawmakers currently sitting on committees that primarily regulate their industry. Fifteen of the 25 lawmakers who have received the most from the two companies combined since the 1990 election sit on either the House Financial Services Committee; the Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee; or the Senate Finance Committee. The others have seats on the powerful Appropriations or Ways & Means committees, are members of the congressional leadership or have run for president. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of the Senate banking committee, has received the most from Fannie and Freddie’s PACs and employees ($133,900 since 1989). Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) has received $65,500. Kanjorski chairs the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are government-sponsored enterprises, or GSEs.

Top recipients of Fannie/Freddie donations:

#1 Chris Dodd #2 John Kerry #3 Barack Obama #4 HIllary Clinton

****Barney Frank ‘Fesses Up on Financial Crisis***

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/sam-dealey/2008/09/23/barney-frank-fesses-up-on-financial-crisis.html


21 posted on 11/30/2010 8:38:28 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have to agree with Dodd. He did keep the faith.

Of course, the faith St. Paul kept was Christianity, while the faith Dodd kept was liberalism.

22 posted on 11/30/2010 8:45:04 PM PST by Campion
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To: Sub-Driver

Too bad, so sad Dodd. Don’t let the door slam on you as you leave. Good riddance. Have I made my point yet?


23 posted on 11/30/2010 8:45:58 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sub-Driver; Quix; TaraP
Dodd, who is Catholic

Along with the Kennedys, Pelosi, and a raft of the other hard-core pro-child-murder Communist traitors in the Federal government.

Show me one Evangelical abortionist commie in government.

What? None?

Must be a statistical fluke...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 11/30/2010 8:50:17 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Dodd, consider the Word of God:

Pslams 50:16 But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes, And to take My covenant in your mouth?

Psalms 50:17 "For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

Psalms 50:18 "When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.

Psalms 50:19 "You let your mouth loose in evil, And your tongue frames deceit.

Psalms 50:20 "You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.

Psalms 50:21 "These things you have done, and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you, and state the case in order before your eyes.

Psalms 50:22 "Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

25 posted on 11/30/2010 8:51:24 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chris was trying to refinance with Bernanke Savings and Loan but so far has been unable to locate the Countrywide documents.


26 posted on 11/30/2010 8:51:36 PM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Onward to '12. U Pubbies be strong or next time we send in the libertarians!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Dont let the door hit you in the A$$


27 posted on 11/30/2010 9:00:23 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Sub-Driver

Eff off you greaseball. I hope your retirement is miserable and I hope you get hemroids for life.


28 posted on 11/30/2010 9:03:13 PM PST by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Don't let the screen door...
...Hit you in the patootie...

.... on the way--- OUT! OUT!! OUT!!! OUT!!!! OUT!!!!!

29 posted on 11/30/2010 9:03:26 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Sub-Driver

How can we miss ya when ya won’t go away?


30 posted on 11/30/2010 9:06:18 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: The Comedian

INDEED.

But it’s OK, He wears his secret RC magical White Hanky underwear under his suits . . . makes everything he does in them righteous by daffynition.


31 posted on 11/30/2010 9:06:45 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Sub-Driver

Only “important” if you consider the fond farewell from a crook who almost crashed the US financial system single-handedly.

Still a lotta house-cleaning to go on in that Millionaire’s Club.


32 posted on 11/30/2010 9:40:40 PM PST by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dodd had spent more than half of his life in Congress.

Unacceptable. Absolutely, but

...to my fellow senators who have never served a day in the minority, I urge you to pause in your enthusiasm to change Senate rules.”

We would be wise to understand why he is saying this. He is warning his Democrat allies, not Republicans.

33 posted on 11/30/2010 9:50:07 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Sub-Driver
McConnell needs to go--really! And McCain, Cornyn, Collins, Snowe, Graham, and many others. What is it with NOT seeing clearly these old farts that have decimated our sovereignty and used the treasury as their own treasure trove?--McConnell and McCain can't seem to see clearly! Teary eyed over Feingold and Dodd,for goodness sake. Sometimes, I think we are doomed because of our stupidity as citizens.

Barney Franks and Schumer need to go, but their constituents evidently don't mind having scumbags represent them.

vaudine

34 posted on 11/30/2010 10:30:04 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Nervous Tick
Right on the money.

He is a worthless piece of excrement, just like his daddy.

35 posted on 12/01/2010 3:28:05 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Cicero

Good call Cicero.
Can you tell me why scum like him Kennedy, and others are not excommunicated?


36 posted on 12/01/2010 3:42:49 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: capydick
I would have brought a Bic pen to the Senate chamber and shot spit balls at Dodd as he was speaking.

Hey, maybe that's what some should do in the House if Rangel's punishment is censure (instead of a reprimand).

37 posted on 12/01/2010 2:36:03 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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