Sen. Dodd Announces Plans to Retire

By and | January 6, 2010

  • January 6, 2010 at 8:52 am
    anon the mouse says:
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    A very astute observation on the actual source of the ‘advice’ and red herring ‘self-searching introspection’ of a near sighted bufoon. Real Americans need to instill the fear into the hearts of our elected offal that they need to heed with their own reelection bids coming up.

  • January 6, 2010 at 8:59 am
    anon the mouse says:
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    Dodd seems to have screwed up his last play. According to the Washington State Democratic play book, he should have ran a phony bid for reelection then when it was too late for anyone to file with the chance of winning he would resign. that would allow the appointment of a similar qualified ‘party’ member to fill the seat and continue the misguided voting per the party aparatchnic. Comrades Obama and Pelosi, need do a better job of policing their todies.

  • January 6, 2010 at 8:59 am
    Ron Burgundy says:
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    Dodd is a crook plain and simple. I only hope Blumenthal doesn’t take his place. He road Dodd’s jock and supported just about every bone headed move he made.

    Here’s to Peter Schiff in 2010

  • January 6, 2010 at 10:46 am
    djones says:
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    @ Jess, I agree with you. I have yet to read anything favorable about this guy. I wish Harry Reid would retire with him.

    Since Congress has no term limits, let’s start our own. Vote out all incumbents in Nov 2010. Let’s start a trend. One term and done.

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    Realist says:
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    A crook and an enemy of Americans

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    renee says:
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    “I came to the conclusion that in the long sweep of American history, there are moments for each elected public official to step aside and let someone else step up. This is my moment to step aside,” he said.

    Too bad he didn’t realize this sometime ago! There needs to be a limit to how long these officials can be in office. Get em in & get em out! Otherwise, the longer they’re in there the more idle time on their hands to find ways to screw things up!

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    tim says:
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    maybe he can room with Madoff. He stole just as much, and will continue to steal from the American taxpayer after he “retires.”

    He is a joke, a thief and a liar.

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Allan says:
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    Yep, so long biznatch. Don’t let the Senate door hit you on arse on the way out.

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    Conservative says:
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    I am sure he will re-appear as a Czar. All I can say is good riddance.

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Jess says:
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    I doubt we will find many who are upset to see him go.

    I am all for term limits too.

  • January 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    TonyB says:
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    I too am for term limits however when the wolves are in charge of the chicken house how do you get through.

  • January 6, 2010 at 1:40 am
    Bob says:
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    If there was ever an argument for term limits, this clown makes the case a lock for approval.

  • January 6, 2010 at 1:53 am
    Jefferson says:
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    Wolves is right! To quote our dear Thomas Jefferson: “When the people fear their government, there is tyrannt; when the government fears the people there is liberty”.
    Right now no one in Washington is fearing the people and take this retirement as a show to know he could not win in 2010!

  • January 6, 2010 at 1:54 am
    Joey says:
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    I think we are missing the point. I believe the Democrat National Committee has identified those Senators and Representatives that are in jeopardy of losing their seat and has “advised” them to not seek reelection. That way the challenger can’t run against the atrocious record and attitude of the incumbent. The Democrats will then have a much better chance of holding on to the seat. I’ll bet we’re going to see a lot more “retirements” in the near future.

  • January 6, 2010 at 1:55 am
    Hooray for Capitalism!!! says:
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    Any supporters out there??????????? I wonder how much the new candidate paid Dodd to move out of the way.

  • January 6, 2010 at 2:19 am
    aleesha says:
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    What I want to know is how the heck Barney Frank got reelected? Any takers?

  • January 6, 2010 at 2:37 am
    snowbound says:
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    Dodd is just a coward! He knows what he is going to face on the campaign trail and he doesn’t have the guts to answer to his constituents.

  • January 6, 2010 at 2:57 am
    Mr. Google says:
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    Barney got re-elected by the most liberal of all distrcts in MA. The Democraitc Party is the largest organized crime syndicate in the nation and they are now going to make sure Martha Coakely takes Teddy Kennedy’s seat. We need to elect a Patriot,like Scott Brown, not another hack who hasn’t held a real job in their life. And she hates insurance people.

  • January 6, 2010 at 3:27 am
    Ben Dover says:
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    Barney and others got re-elected based on Obama’s promise of CHANGE. Watch as the Dems start losing their seats in the upcoming elections because America wants CHANGE! Obama has gone back on many campaign promises, including getting us out of the war and improving the economy. I am scared to death of the inflation that he is creating that will soon be here.

  • January 6, 2010 at 3:29 am
    Texas Agent says:
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    MID-Term Elections are the most important election this generation will ever see! Get out and VOTE!

  • January 6, 2010 at 4:15 am
    Next says:
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    Now if we could just get rid of Nazi Nancy life would be good!

  • January 6, 2010 at 5:00 am
    Doctor J says:
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    Next up, Boxer!

  • January 7, 2010 at 8:57 am
    TxLady says:
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    How about an ivestigation into his sweetheart mortgage deals and conflicts of interest with his senate responsibilities. Thank you Senator Dodd for the sub prime mtg mess you helped create.

  • January 7, 2010 at 11:47 am
    matt says:
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    Chris Dodd exemplifies the child-like mentality of the U.S. Senate. His ‘deeply pondered and heartfelt’ decision is the political equivalent of knocking all of the pieces off of a board game because it looks like you might not win.

    His retirement along with the others, and with the increasing “flip-flopping” and apprehensiveness on both sides of the aisle demonstrates an increasing public awareness and understanding of a fundamental point:

    Our political parties are two horses pulling the same cart, and voting one party out in favor of the other only serves to perpetuate the status quo, as it has now for decades.

    It is time we jab a stick into the eye of the establishment and replace these glorified prostititues with third and fourth party candidates who answer to their constituents and who do not practice what can only be described as “bilateral corporatist militancy.”

    It is time we stop the handouts, special interest perks, and twisted legislation that trained lawyers cannot even decipher. It is time to stop the wars and time to dramatically trim the $800,000,000,000 military and intelligence budget.

    It is time we all agreed there are not any Democrats or Republicans who are willing or able to accomplish these issues.

  • January 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Realist says:
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    Matt,
    Look at European nations that have many parties. It’s so splintered that no one gets who they want and constant problems are the result. Look what happened when Ross Perot ran and bled off so many votes. Keep our two party system but get good people to run.

  • January 8, 2010 at 4:43 am
    Hooray for Capitalism!!! says:
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    The only reason the Republican party “splintered” so to speak, was because there were some who cried in their cornflakes that everyone in the party didn’t share the exact same views….such as those who left because of the extreme religious views of those who chose to align themselves with Republicans.

    I personally don’t care what anyone else in my party thinks, so long as we all agree on the big picture: Republicans/Conservatives stand for Limited Government, Capitalism and personal freedoms. If you believe in those things, you should vote Republican.

    Voting any other way “just because” will result in another Obama presidency…after all, it was many of those disenchanted Republicans that wanted to “cry outloud” by voting for Obama, that got him into the White House, and it is becoming all too clear to them, why they were Republican in the first place.

    Unite the Party, don’t destroy it! We sure as hell miss it!



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