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  • Richard Blumenthal calls out NFL after Rice

    09/16/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday called on the National Football League to increase its domestic violence penalties following the release of a video allegedly showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife. His statement Monday afternoon came minutes after the Ravens announced that the team had terminated Rice’s contract and around the time that an NFL official announced the league had suspended the player indefinitely. “It shouldn’t take a video to do the right thing,” the Connecticut Democrat wrote on Twitter. “I commend @Ravens but urge @nflcommish to act on harsher penalties for domestic abuse.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health

    07/20/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Pres ^ | July 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health by Daniel Clark Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D, Conn.) has introduced a bill called the Women’s Health Protection Act, although if you read any farther than the title, which he’d rather you didn’t, you’d find that it and practically everything that follows is a lie. The purpose of the bill is to nullify state laws that were passed in reaction to the crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, which imposed previously nonexistent health and safety standards on abortion clinics. If you’re wondering how the repeal of those standards would serve to protect women’s health,...
  • (CT)Lawmakers call on retailers to take measures in reducing gun violence

    06/13/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    As a way to reduce gun violence, elected leaders urged retailers to consider voluntary measures to make their stores safer. Friday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Ron Pinciaro of Connecticut Against Gun Violence and Monte Frank of Team 26 for a press conference. The officials called on the National Retail Federation to join the bipartisan push for "commonsense measures to reduce gun violence." The legislators said there have been an estimated 79 shootings and 19 fatalities at Walmart alone since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They also referred to the loaded handgun that...
  • Liberals Against an Obama Judge

    05/13/2014 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12,2014 | Patrcia Murphy
    One of President Obama’s most controversial judicial nominees will finally get a hearing Tuesday when the Senate Judiciary Committee considers Michael Boggs for a lifetime appointment to Georgia’s federal bench.
  • Watch Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal narrowly avoid a train during a railway safety [snip]

    04/19/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/19/2014 | Sarah Eberspacher
    Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday. The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town's Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA's safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines. "Safety, as you know, is paramount," Blake said — and then this happened. It would appear that taking personal responsibility for train safety is equally important. And that yellow line on...
  • Connecticut Democrats and the SEIU

    02/27/2014 8:24:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 26, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Connecticut's US senator, Richard Blumenthal, and a congress-person, Rosa DeLauro, have been subpoenaed in a case alleging that the SEIU's pressure tactics on nursing home managements during labor disputes amounted to unlawful extortion. Neither politician has been accused of any wrongdoing, but unless a judge grants a delay, both will be forced to produce any documents in their possession pertaining to the SEIU. Other Connecticut politicians will be subject to depositions, including Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, state Attorney General George Jepson, andConnecticut state senators John Fonfara and Russ Morin. All are Democrats. Again, none of the politicians has been accused...
  • Two members of Congress subpoenaed in nursing homes' fight with SEIU

    02/26/2014 9:14:53 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | Tim Mak
    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have been pulled into a lawsuit between two local chapters of the Service Employees International Union, which represent health care workers, and nursing homes. At issue is whether a campaign to pressure the management of the nursing homes during labor disputes crossed the line into extortion. ... both lawmakers are now in the uncomfortable situation of being deposed by lawyers representing the nursing homes and are forced to provide a wide array of documents relating to their interactions with the SEIU. The subpoenas, obtained by the Washington Examiner, require them...
  • Senators Say Northwestern Unionization Effort Prompts Important Questions

    02/03/2014 2:59:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 3, 2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Lawmakers could intensify debate on a historic attempt by Northwestern University football players to become the first college athletes to unionize, from holding highly visible Capitol Hill hearings to potentially expanding federal labor laws to protect the rights of student-athletes.
  • George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group

    01/28/2014 9:51:25 AM PST · by mgist · 24 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/26/14 | D Greenfield
    George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group January 26, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Demographics is the enemy of the left. And the left fights it with aggressive immigration and aggressive reeducation. When they are faced with traditionalist religious movements that create their own educational systems or student groups, they resort to infiltrating them. And so Evangelical Christians are targeted with entities like Telos and Orthodox Groups with entities like Avi Weiss’ Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. The endgame is leftist steering and infiltration. George Soros, that old collaborator who stated that he never had as much fun as in his Nazi days, has...
  • Blumenthal Calls on UPS to Issue Refunds For Delayed Packages

    12/27/2013 8:03:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Capital Watch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Daniela Altimari
    Former Attorney General and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on United Parcel Service to issue refunds to customers whose gifts did not arrive in time for Christmas. “I am disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed,” the Democratic senator from Connecticut said in a press release.
  • Sen. Blumenthal speaks of New Haven slaying victim Erika Robinson on Senate floor

    12/18/2013 2:46:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | December 18, 2013 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor of the shooting death of Erika Robinson, calling again for Congress to pass laws that would prevent “such violence.”
  • Sen. Blumenthal: Tea Party's 'hostage taking' hurts everyone

    10/17/2013 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Brian Burnell
    With the federal government open once again and the debt ceiling raised, we can all sit back an relax, right? Not necessarily. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal told the Connecticut Broadcasters Association the strategy of Tea Party Republicans, forcing the shutdown, can not be tolerated. "And I'm hopeful that there's been a lesson that hostage-taking tactics won't work, they damage everyone," said Blumenthal. "There are no winners. The big losers have been the American people." The problem is Congress has simply kicked this can down the road. This could all happen again in January and February, though Blumenthal hopes not. "The...
  • Home Invasion Millburn NJ

    06/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 46 replies
    News12 NJ ^ | 6/24/13 | News12 NJ
    WARNING: VIDEO OF ACTUAL VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A WOMAN IN HER OWN HOME This is what Governors Cuomo (NY SAFE Act) and Blumenthal (CT), along with Mayor Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, want for every woman in the country. A large home invader broke into a house, and battered a smaller and weaker woman, who was of course unarmed as encouraged by New Jersey's gun laws. Unfortunately, some lower-class individuals have left racist comments on the video, because the attacker happened to be Black. They need to be reminded that violent white criminals (e.g. KKK) do similar things,...
  • Blumenthal: "NRA Shames Itself By Misleading The American Public"

    05/06/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6,2013 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday that the National Riffle Association (NRA) “shames itself” by misleading the public and blocking gun control reforms.
  • Press release just emailed by Sen. Lindsey Graham

    04/19/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Dear Friends, President Obama wanted three things on gun control -- to ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes, and expand background checks. Fortunately, he lost on all three. I’ve always been confident if the Senate debated the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment would win. Yesterday, the Senate took up, debated, and voted on gun violence legislation. I am very pleased we had this debate, and was always ready and willing to vote in support of what I believe. Here’s how I voted yesterday: Voted Against the Manchin-Toomey Background Check Amendment (Failed 54-46, required 60 votes) No matter how well-intentioned, the...
  • Blumenthal Defends Use Of Sandy Hook In Campaign Funding Request

    04/12/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mary E. O'Leary
    WEST HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Friday defended a message sent from his office on Thursday asking for a small donation to continue his work on fighting for gun violence reduction.
  • EDITORIAL: Blumenthal Uses Sandy Hook To Raise Campaign Cash (BARF Alert)

    04/12/2013 4:22:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | April 12, 2013 | New Haven Register
    We’re glad that U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Gov. Dannel Malloy are talking in detail about the victims of Sandy Hook as part of a push for federal gun control legislation.
  • Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal: We Can Break The NRA's Stranglehold

    04/08/2013 12:40:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | April 8, 2013 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama makes his second trip to Connecticut on Monday since the Sandy Hook massacre, delivering a speech in Hartford where he is expected to be joined by Newtown families. The president is trying to keep the outrage over the deaths in the forefront of the public, while lawmakers continue fighting over the gun control package the president proposed in the wake of Newtown.
  • Do Hillary’s emails make Guccifer a hacker or a hack?

    03/23/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 23rd, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    The latest target of the hacker known as “Guccifer” was former President Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Guccifer has targeted former President Bush and Colin Powell and now we are led to believe he is targeting democrats. In the last few months Americans have seen that current and former government officials made frequent use of non-government email sites to conduct business outside of official channels. Though these email accounts are used to hide communications from Congress and the American people, they are principally used to hide correspondence from Freedom of Information Act scrutiny. Hillary was most likely communicating with Blumenthal in...
  • Blumenthal Swats Mississippi Legislator Over Connecticut Gun Manufacturers

    02/23/2013 3:13:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | February 23, 2013 | New Haven Register
    HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has responded to letters sent to three Connecticut gun manufacturers by Mississippi state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, urging them to relocate to Mississippi.
  • Blumenthal calls for background checks to buy ammo (Connecticut)

    01/09/2013 10:34:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WFSB-TV ^ | January 9, 2013 | Staff
    NORWICH, CT (WFSB) - Another senseless shooting is giving gun control supporters another example to point to as they make their case in their quest for gun law changes on a national level. But with the recent shooting in Norwich, mental health is also being called into question. Norwich officers were called to the Cedar Glen Apartments on Cedar Road about 2:45 p.m. after a man who was armed expressed suicidal thoughts to dispatchers. When officers tried to talk to Jason Razzino, 30, he fired several shots and hit Jonathan Ley, a 14-year veteran, four times. Following the shooting of...
  • Dick Blumenthal: Reflections on Newtown (gun grab alert)

    12/28/2012 6:29:41 AM PST · by DTogo · 12 replies
    The US Senate, Mordor-on-the-Potomac ^ | Dec 27th, 2012 | Dick Blumenthal
    blah, blah, blah... I will work to keep faith with the Newtown community and find a solution to this crisis that is rooted in common sense. I will work with the President, and my colleagues in the Senate, regardless of party, and with any organization that is willing to engage in a thoughtful, constructive discussion about the steps we need to take. Here are some necessary steps: •We must do something to effectively ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. •We need to better prevent mentally ill people and criminals from having access to firearms. •We need to close loopholes that...
  • Never Let a Horror Go To Waste

    12/17/2012 8:28:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Obama’s former consigliere Rahm Emanuel, who is now the mayor of the strictly gun-controlled gun murder capital of the world, Chicago. So naturally the statist anti-gun utopians see opportunity in Friday’s Newtown school massacre to push the total gun ban they’ve been lusting after for so long. Rather than pause long enough to grieve with the rest of us over the horrific murders of twenty children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school; rather than wait for the media frenzy to subside so all the facts could...
  • Congress looks into New England power outages

    04/26/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Although lawmakers wanted information on what is wrong with New England's aging electric power grid, they heard from a Connecticut utility Thursday about what that utility is doing right. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he called for the hearing because of the electricity outages in New England last year caused by bad weather and an emerging pattern in the United States of more frequent and stronger storms. "We know that there will be another storm that will knock down our power lines," Bingaman said. Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to...
  • Nice Court You Have There, It Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To It

    04/03/2012 3:39:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 75 replies ^ | 3/29/2012 | Richard Fernandez
    The Talking Points Memo headline reads: “Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut, pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court would damage itself if it did something so ridiculous as find Obamacare unconstitutional: "The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically...
  • Connecticut lawmakers hope for new era of earmarks

    02/21/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Hoping to stir public outrage against a rival, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are brawling over who is responsible for the most "earmarks," special projects inserted into spending bills. While the presidential hopefuls portray earmarks as a corrupting influence on politics and a waste of taxpayer funds, Connecticut lawmakers, among others, are taking a different view. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, calls earmarks "the most misunderstood thing in Congress." "There's a difference between a 'bridge to nowhere' and funding for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum," he said. The "bridge to nowhere" was a project in a remote corner of Alaska that...
  • Strike Averted: Union Representing 2,000 Office Cleaners Reaches Agreement on New Contract

    12/29/2011 3:31:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 10 replies
    The union representing 2,000 commercial office cleaners in the greater Hartford and New Haven areas has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The four-year deal, reached late Wednesday after several top political leaders weighed in, averts a strike. "This agreement will help 2,000 hard-working men and women better support their families, which will contribute to our state's future economic growth,'' said Kurt Westby, Connecticut state director for the union, 32BJ of the Service Employees Bargaining Unit. Under the terms of the agreement, the workers will receive a raise in each of the next four years. The current hourly...
  • Linda McMahon Poised to Run for Senate Again

    09/10/2011 11:02:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    In the last election cycle, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon spent $50 million of her own fortune in an unsuccessful quest to fill Connecticut's vacant U.S. Senate seat, losing badly to her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal. With the lessons of being a novice candidate behind her, McMahon is back for Round 2, poised to enter the 2012 race to succeed retiring four-term Sen. Joe Lieberman. A source close to McMahon’s future campaign confirmed to RealClearPolitics that the Republican hopeful will make her candidacy official in the next two weeks. (News of her plans was first reported by The...
  • Blumenthal: CL&P response to outages inadequate

    09/02/2011 10:40:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Jeffery Butler, president and COO of Connecticut Light & Power on Friday urging the company to use whatever means necessary to restore power to the remaining customers left in the dark after Tropical Storm Irene. "As I traveled the state this week meeting with state officials, first responders, mayors, residents and small business owners, I've heard loud and clear the concern that your company did not do enough to prepare or respond, and is not doing enough work now to restore power. I share these concerns. Among the most common complaints are your...
  • Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance Gets Rare Stay Of Deportation Order

    04/27/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    HARTFORD —— Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr. Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know. But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely.
  • Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance

    04/26/2011 6:08:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr. Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know. But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely Professors, fellow students and immigration activists were the first to come to his aid, launching...
  • Senator urges FDA to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes

    04/20/2011 6:19:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes. In a letter addressed Monday to the FDA, Blumenthal said the agency should ban menthol cigarettes because they encourage young people to smoke. “The dangers of menthol tobacco products in general, and to our youth in particular, are highly concerning, and provide abundant grounds for FDA to develop a plan that will result in the removal of menthol from tobacco products to protect public health,” Blumenthal wrote in the letter, addressed to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Blumenthal is seeking a ban identical to...
  • Audio: Blumenthal Caught Lying Again, Says He Clerked In Roe. v Wade

    02/10/2011 12:01:41 PM PST · by · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Sen. Dick Blumenthal has a really, really bad habit of making up outlandish lies. Problem is he is also really, really bad at getting by unscathed. First, Blumenthal said he was a veteran in Vietnam, when in fact that was a lie. Now, Yid With Lid caught another flab and promptly corrects this outright fabrication of the truth from a presser on abortion rights. Blumenthal states: I’m new to the Senate but I’m not new to this battle. Since the days of Roe v. Wade, when I clerked for Justice Blackman, as a state legislator, as attorney general, I have...
  • Oops: Blumenthal Strikes Again … Then His Staff Threatens A Reporter For Reporting

    02/10/2011 6:26:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | February 10, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    We have to stop excusing these kind of “misstatements” and then maybe we should consider using the term “The Chicago Way” and changing it to “The Connecticut Way”. Progress. The bigger story here is the threat. After all it comes just one day after staff members from Connecticut’s new Democrat Governor admitted to making public, private license plate information on outgoing Republican Governor Jodi Rell. But I digress. Senator “I served in Vietnam” Blumenthal holds his first press conference as a Senator (that didn’t take long) to vow he would fight against HR 3, which would prohibit federal funding of...
  • Blumenthal strikes again … then his staff threatens a reporter for reporting

    02/09/2011 10:57:59 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Senator “I served in Vietnam” Blumenthal holds his first press conference as a Senator (that didn’t take long) to vow he would fight against HR 3, which would prohibit federal funding of abortion. But instead of letting the subject matter stand on its own and making his position as a “defender of women’s health” … he once again finds the need to embelish. “I’m new to the Senate but I’m not new to this battle,” Blumenthal said at a Capitol Hill news conference, his first since taking office. “Since the days of Roe v. Wade, when I clerked for Justice...
  • Fox Projects Rubio the winner in Florida, Blumenthal the winner in Connecticut

    11/02/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News | 11/02/2010
    Just heard it a minute ago.
  • Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out

    Dick Blumenthal is worried his voters are not showing up and has sent out a last minute get out and vote Email to his supporters.
  • Connecticut: Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out

    11/02/2010 1:58:09 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 54 replies
    Wireupdate ^ | November 2, 2010 | By Joe Brooks
    Low supporter turnout for Richard Blumenthal has forced the campaign to send out an alert Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to get out to the polls. “Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent,” The campaign email read".” It is critical that we maximize our efforts to get our supporters to the polls. We need your help” Blumenthal is running against Linda McMahon in a highly publicized campaign for US Senate in Connecticut. The Real Clear Politics average of all national pulling has Blumenthal leading McMahon by 9 points, however that lead has been shrinking in recent...
  • WWE Faithful Vote For The Bombshells (Linda McMahon, CT)

    10/31/2010 10:30:02 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | 10/31/2010 | Thomas MacMillan
    They roared as “Triple H” — U.S. Senate hopeful Linda McMahon’s son-in-law — pounded his opponent in the ring. They cheered as her husband Vince urged them to wear their World Wrestling Entertainment T-shirts to the polls on Tuesday. They whooped and hollered for the busty “Divas” who stomped their rival hussies. Then the diehards of World Wrestling nation filed out of the arena—some of them, at least, promising to vote for the candidate herself on Tuesday. The wrasslin’ and unstated politickin’ took center stage Saturday, just three days before Election Day, at the Hartford XL Center. Saturday’s World Wrestling...
  • Obama heckled for three minutes concerning AIDS funding, lies (Video)

    10/30/2010 7:24:00 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 14 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Oct. 30, 2010 | Steve McGough
    On the election stump for Dick Blumenthal today in Bridgeport, Conn., President Obama lost control of a portion of his audience for three minutes. It’s not surprising folks show up and disrupt events, but what is surprising is his response to the Global AIDS Alliance protesters. Well, maybe not so much. Obama identified the group of “young people” making a ruckus as representatives from Global AIDS, which I assume is the Global AIDS Alliance. His response to their interruption was to suggest they go protest at the other guy’s events because “we’re funding Global AIDS and the other side is...
  • Connecticut slapdown

    10/28/2010 3:19:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 27, 2010 | George F. Will
    GREENWICH, CONN. IT has been said that American politics and professional wres tling share a paucity of honest emotions. But Linda McMahon, who as CEO built World Wrestling Entertainment into a billion-dollar company, might think comparing wrestling to politics insults wrestling. As she seeks the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, she says the honesty deficit concerns not emotions but facts. Her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal, who served six years in the Legislature, has been Connecticut's attorney general for 20 years, so he knows how to parse sentences. Yet his penchant for (to be polite) tactical imprecision goes beyond...
  • Rasmussen : Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) Stretches Lead Over McMahon (R) (56%-43%)

    10/25/2010 8:55:10 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/25/2010
    State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal again holds a double-digit lead over Republican opponent Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut shows the longtime Democratic state official with 56% support, his best showing since early June. McMahon claims 43%of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) are undecided. Less than two weeks ago after the candidates’ second televised debate, Blumenthal posted a much narrower 51% to 46% lead. But the new findings shift this race from Leans Democrat to Solid Democrat in the...
  • Video: McMahon ties Blumenthal to Countrywide collapse

    10/23/2010 7:43:02 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 23, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Dick Blumenthal has tried to cast himself as a white knight in the Countrywide Mortgage scandal that forced Chris Dodd into retirement after the exposure of his sweetheart mortgage deals under the “Friends of Angelo” program at Countrywide. Blumenthal points to his $8.6 billion settlement with Bank of America over the mortgage giant’s remaining loans, one that supposedly “won’t cost taxpayers a dime,” as an example of his beneficial work for Connecticut voters and his ability to get tough with fraudsters. Linda McMahon takes aim at this argument with her new ad released yesterday titled “Taking Care,” which alleges that...
  • Leaked Blumenthal Email Shows Campaign Soliciting Dirt

    10/23/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/23/10 | Ben Smith
    No low is too low for a guy who falsely claimed to have served in combat during the Vietnam war… (Politico)- A source this morning forwards on an e-mail this morning from inside Attorney General Dick Blumenthal’s campaign for Senate, in which his aides discuss tarring Linda McMahon in cooperation with Planned Parenthood. The e-mail’s subject line is: “Worst of WWE + women photos.” “Hey all — Grossman is looking for mysoginistic photos of women and WWE. Planned Parenthood wants to hit LM hard on it,” press staffer Marcy Stech e-mailed seven other aides to the campaign and the State...
  • Connecticut DEM POS bans WWE garb at vote (Dem voter suppression)

    10/22/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 66 replies ^ | 10/22/2010 |
    STAMFORD, Conn. – The right for World Wrestling Entertainment fans to vote was threatened Friday by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who gave the authority to local poll workers to determine that if anyone shows up to the polls on November 2 wearing any WWE merchandise, whether it is a John Cena T-shirt or a Randy Orton wristband, they may be forced to go home and change, cover it up, or take it off in order to vote. “Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent,...
  • Connecticut Sees 'Red' After Horrific Home-Invasion Murders

    10/21/2010 3:12:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2010 | David Paulin
    Blue-state Connecticut has undergone a jolting metamorphosis over the past three years, with potential ramifications for the Senate contest between Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal. Many residents have become a lot more like red-state Texans than blue-state New Englanders. Now, they're enthusiastic supporters of the death penalty and are fond of handguns and shotguns. It's all due to a horrific home invasion in 2007 in the affluent town of Cheshire, a New Haven suburb. Chilling details of the "Cheshire Murders," as they're known, have played out in a New Haven courtroom this fall during the first of two trials. Now,...
  • Money Isn't Everything

    10/18/2010 1:30:39 PM PDT · by hecht · 21 replies
    Blumenthal (aka Heydrich jr.) didn't embellish his Vietnam War service. He fabricated having served. Newsweek have you no shame, no sense of decency?
  • Strong Words Fly During Final U.S. Senate Debate

    10/13/2010 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies ^ | October 13,2010 | annem040359
    Last night’s third and last debate between Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal last night at the Gard Theater in New London. As the hour went, it became a verbal wrestling match. Ms. McMahon took Mr. Blumenthal on for his claims that voters both know and trust him. Mr. Blumenthal cited a list of dead wrestlers in the WWE. Overall it looked like Mr. Blumenthal was just simply was not organized to handle the questions. On the other hand, Ms. McMahon from the start of the debate was very organized and ready to debate Mr. Blumenthal and very much came prepared...
  • McMahon Calls Out Blumenthal In Final Debate … And Wins Going Away

    10/13/2010 6:35:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | October 13,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    The subheading on this one should be “Shhhhhhhhhhhh”. Feisty crowd, feisty McMahon and a Blumenthal who pretty much put me to sleep. But there were some classic moments, as you’ll see. I’ll have another post later but here’s a quick recap. Right out of the gate Blumenthal was asked one more time about how jobs were created. A little more lucid this time but government is still the answer. McMahon’s retort, and I’m paraphrasing … nice to know you’ve been working on your answer Mr Blumenthal. But I think the best was saved for last. As you’ll hear Blumenthal lights...
  • Blumenthal & Pelosi Showcase Democrat’s Incompetence

    10/12/2010 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-10 | Vince
    There is an old adage that goes something like this: It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid than to open your mouth and prove them right. Thankfully for America not all Democrats are paying that adage much heed, and just in time for the election. Last week Linda McMahon, the GOP candidate for US Senate from Connecticut did the voters of her state a great service. She asked Richard Blumenthal, her Democrat opponent, a simple question: “How do you create a job?” His answer, if you can call it that, was a minute and...