Quote of the Day

“It’s marginally better. I don’t know, but my sense is there’s been no quantum leap, I can tell you. And I don’t need a poll or a survey. I’ve been around long enough.”

–Sen. Chris Dodd, reflecting on his current troubles. The quote is from a must-read article in The Hill, which takes a close look at Dodd’s position heading into the 2010 election.

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17 responses to “Quote of the Day

  1. AndersonScooper

    Dodd is definitely off his AIG bottom of six weeks ago.

    Talking with some of the less partisan Dems I know, almost to a one they are definitely in “defend Dodd” mode, whereas before they were not.

    So where the duck have Doug Schwartz and his Q-poll disappeared to?

    Personally I don’t want to call Doug a hack with a balding Napoleon complex, but Connecticut deserves another poll.

    Fwiw, Schwartz is the same guy that polled February 10th, March 10th, then rushed the next poll forward to April 2nd –just to capture the AIG bull-crap.

    C’mon Quinnipiac. Act like you care about your integrity.

  2. C’mon Quinnipiac. Act like you care about your integrity.

    How does it feel to be defending the guy who is most responsible for the current credit meltdown? Talk about being out-of-touch with reality. Next you’ll be telling us how Nancy Pelosi heard what she heard about waterboarding before she heard what she heard about waterboarding.

    That’s your party, Ed. Yes, you can.

  3. AndersonScooper

    Dobbsy–

    What we really need is a Tea Partyin’ Rob Simmons to send to D.C. in order to join Mitch McConnell in obstructing President Obama!

    Choices my friend, choices.

    If Caliguiri weren’t going to make Simmons turn into just another Hannity-loving, bat-shit crazy Republican, I might think about voting for someone other than Chris Dodd.

    But luckily we’re all going to get to see Rob’s true colors, and given that, the choice will be easy, whether it’s Dodd, or Blumenthal.

    Connecticut doesn’t like hard-core Republicanism. Yet you guys think the answer lies further to the right?

    Loving every minute of it….

  4. Choices my friend, choices.

    There’s also the choice to not make some bs defense of a guy who explicitly admits that he screwed up big time. When you’re being less contrite about the behavior of a US Senator than the senator himself, that’s a clue that you’re over the top. Pointing to the ass clownery of a guy’s opponents isn’t an excuse for his mistakes. Commenting here isn’t MANDATORY. If the only thing you have to say is nonsensical, it’s probably better left unsaid once in a while.

    You’re not the only perpetrator of this here, AS, but you are definitely one of several.

  5. Personally I don’t want to call Doug a hack with a balding Napoleon complex…

    You don’t want to, fine. Do you mind if I do? I find his analysis is too often full of wanna-be political adviser BS. He desperately wants to see his name quoted in the papers. Dougy needs to simply report the numbers and then stfu. We’re able to draw our own conclusions.

  6. Bruce Rubenstein

    How does it feel to be defending the guy who is most responsible for the current credit meltdown? Talk about being out-of-touch with reality. Next you’ll be telling us how Nancy Pelosi heard what she heard about waterboarding before she heard what she heard about waterboarding.

    What planet is the above coming from? The folks most responsible were President Bush….for unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy,taking money out of the economy….misleading us into a war that we didnt need….and setting the tone for no oversight of the credit and financial markets. The prior Banking Chair before Dodd…for lack of oversight and failure to push for credit reform….Dodd only has been chair a short while. Republican SEC Chairs who learned about Madoff in 1999 and choose to do nothing about it. The banks were responsible also for being greedy,unreal bonuses and out of sight interest rates.

  7. AndersonScooper

    CLPaddict-

    How many gay-hating, hispanic-bashing Tea Parties did Rob Simmons the faux moderate attend? Was it four? Or just three?

    Please don’t lecture me about defending noxious behavior. Simmons is as ethically challenged as any politician. His whole Connecticut Yankee shtick is a lie, and what he really cares about isn’t you or me, it’s getting his massive ego back to D.C.’s cocktail parties.

    Did you notice that Simmons has no agenda? To date his entire campaign has been waving mortgage documents around, and talking about his stupid tie collection. (The man collects neckties, isn’t that fascinating?)

  8. How many gay-hating…

    How many Gay’s have the Dems run for congress here in CT?

    Oh, that’s right – none.

  9. How many gay-hating, hispanic-bashing Tea Parties did Rob Simmons the faux moderate attend? Was it four? Or just three?

    I want you to find one single tea party where the participants hated gays and bashed Hispanics. Just one. Then I want you to prove that Rob Simmons is “ethically challenged.”

  10. AndersonScooper

    Ohmigod Dobbs. Did you even attend one of the events?

    Here in New Haven it was the FIC crowd joining forces with the SCIRI racists. A veritable Glenn Beck intolerance fest.

    Now I know you want to defend all the flag-waving, freedom-warring, whackos,that are today the base of the GOP. But at root of all those Tea Parties was little more than hate.

    Yet SCIRI and the FIC are Simmons’ new friends?

  11. If Caliguiri weren’t going to make Simmons turn into just another Hannity-loving, bat-shit crazy Republican, I might think about voting for someone other than Chris Dodd.

    But luckily we’re all going to get to see Rob’s true colors, and given that, the choice will be easy, whether it’s Dodd, or Blumenthal.

    OK Scooper, in the last 3 election cycles, can you name a single Republican you voted for? Thought so.

    The GOP should not waste time trying to pander to the far left. To some of us, it’s not all about winning elections. It’s about standing up for what you believe in. Republicans have made a mistake trying to be Democrat lite. It doesn’t work! Sorry Scooper, no disrespect intended but, you’re not who the GOP should be attempting to win over.

  12. But at root of all those Tea Parties was little more than hate.

    Yes. They were characterized by hatred for wasteful spending and excessive taxation. Keep trying to play the race card; it’s not working.

  13. AndersonScooper

    Dobbs, the GOP has used hate and intolerance for their own political gain, and we all know it.

    The wholesale rejection of those tactics is why the Republican party is in such shit-shape here in New England.

    Lucky for you, the brand still plays well in the South. Do you ever wonder why?

  14. The wholesale rejection of those tactics is why the Republican party is in such shit-shape here in New England.

    Lucky for you, the brand still plays well in the South. Do you ever wonder why?

    If I may take a shot at answering that. How about the people down south are productive citizens while many in New England are looking for a government handout.

  15. Dobbs, the GOP has used hate and intolerance for their own political gain, and we all know it.

    How so? Prove it. By the way, if you’re looking for examples of holding back minorities, take a look in the mirror. The poorest cities in America (Newark, Cleveland, Hartford, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc.) have been run by Democrats almost exclusively for the last 60 years. I guess it’s all George Bush’s fault.

    I didn’t attend a Tea Party, but I’m opposed to high taxes, ridiculous spending and unjustifiable bailouts (not to mention having the government buy companies that make crappy cars). Explain how that makes me a racist?

  16. Dobbs, the GOP has used hate and intolerance for their own political gain, and we all know it.

    The wholesale rejection of those tactics is why the Republican party is in such shit-shape here in New England.

    Lucky for you, the brand still plays well in the South. Do you ever wonder why?

    Once again, this posting gets hijacked as a way for AS to talk about why he hates Republicans. I’m not even saying I disagree with his points about the many reasons why both Republican politicians and the various grassroots organizations that support their campaigns fall short on policy and political issues. But this story is about why Chris Dodd is– and should be– failing.

    Meanwhile, several of the posters defending the Republican Party have managed to simultaneously make comments relevant to the topic at hand. You will get lectured if you refuse to at LEAST add relevance to the discussion of the original post.

  17. Joe Sixpack

    This is perfect. Don’t we want the D’s to be so myopic, so over-confident, so cluelessly unaware of the trouble Dodd is in? Scooper and the hard-core faithful are going to blindly follow Dodd no matter what. Those votes and opinions don’t matter in the end. It is the middle-of-the-road voters, the independents, both thinkers and registered, who decide this in the end.
    But the worst case for the few remaining R’s in the state would be a dem party that recognizes Dodd’s troubles and gets him to step aside in order to run a much more electable, less polarizing figure. But does anyone really believe that the Dem party in CT has the ability to tell Dodd anything? They don’t, and he and they know it. So everyone just pretends that the whole Dodd mess is blowing over and all is well…..Keep telling yourselves that.

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