Pushing Chris Dodd's Buttons

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The Connecticut Republican Party launched a new website today Calling Chris Dodd.  The site compiles many of Sen. Dodd’s ethical transgressions over the last few months into one really funny site, complete with voice acting and a bobblehead Chris Dodd.

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14 responses to “Pushing Chris Dodd's Buttons

  1. AndersonScooper

    Heath,

    I’ve just got to say I love your positive messaging. It’s a really refreshing agenda, you and your CT GOP are putting forward, and I know Connecticut can’t wait until the Republicans/grown-ups are back in charge.

  2. AndersonScooper

    Whoops, did I say “grown-ups”? That must of been the irony creeping in.

    Let’s see Dodd is busy trying to get a health-care bill through the Congress, and you’re putting out cartoons?

    How about a diary detailing Rob Simmons’ plan for fixing America’s broken health care system.

    I mean Rob does have a plan, doesn’t he? Or does he just want to return to Congress on an obstructionist, stop Obama, platform?

  3. Eh, I think these sorts of sites are silly more than anything else. I don’t think they help a campaign much.

  4. The curious thing is that Dodd did nothing about his buddies in the financial world BEFORE the depression – I know, he was in the minority and did not have the votes, Blah Blah. Now he is just fronting for the New Deal types Obama brought in – and that is all he is doing – Fronting for other’s programs. The site is just a good reminder of the lack of effort on behalf of the rest of us. Should include a cartoon of the waitress sandwich he tried in Washington restaurant with his drinking buddy Kennedy.

  5. Eh, I think these sorts of sites are silly more than anything else. I don’t think they help a campaign much.

    Novelty sites sometimes raise surprising amounts.

  6. How about a diary detailing Rob Simmons’ plan for fixing America’s broken health care system.

    WHAT broken health care system?

    I get in to see my doctor w/in a day or two at most; pull into the drive-thru at the local drug store and pick up any prescriptions – usually with no wait; why would I want to trade in a Cadillac for Obama’s Yugo?

    Sure I’d like to pay less, who wouldn’t?
    So let’s reduce my doctors insurance with some malpractice caps and close the FDA entirely which would reduce medicine costs dramatically.

  7. I’ve just got to say I love your positive messaging. It’s a really refreshing agenda, you and your CT GOP are putting forward, and I know Connecticut can’t wait until the Republicans/grown-ups are back in charge.

    I mean Rob does have a plan, doesn’t he? Or does he just want to return to Congress on an obstructionist, stop Obama, platform?

    You’re talking about a guy, Obama, who ran solely on an “I’m not Bush” platform (even though he’s maintaining so many former Bush policies that it’s hard to keep track).

    Talk about “grown-ups”… aren’t you the mature 30-something adult who drove around Connecticut with a pair of papier-maiche Bush and Lieberman kissing heads? Thought so.

  8. TheRealNixon

    I’ve just got to say I love your positive messaging. It’s a really refreshing agenda, you and your CT GOP are putting forward, and I know Connecticut can’t wait until the Republicans/grown-ups are back in charge.

    Look Scoop, Dodd has inflicted all of these wounds himself and I’m glad that someone is taking him to task. What do you want? Do you want the GOP to launch a kiss and make-up site to Dodd? Give me a break.

    CTGOP should continue to hit Dodd on all of his ethical lapses

  9. Bart_Fardwark

    Dodd? What is he doing out of jail?

  10. ACR, the costs of malpractice claims do not approach the cost of premiums and do not explain them fully. It’s a red herring.

  11. ACR, the costs of malpractice claims do not approach the cost of premiums and do not explain them fully. It’s a red herring.

    Might depend on area of practice.

    OB/Gyn’s are dropping out of country clubs, yanking their kids out of school and heading for Texas from all over the US thanks to that state’s recent malpractice caps.
    Last I heard there were over 4000 new license applications in.

    I’m defending those that over-charge doctors in the first place.

  12. I’m defending those that over-charge doctors in the first place.

    No no – should read:

    “I’m not defending those that over-charge doctors in the first place. “

  13. Why is there a perceived shortage of healthcare?

    Well, there’s a shortage of practitioners. There are half a dozen primary reasons why doctors don’t exist, or why doctors won’t take government insurance: Its just not practical to run the business. And its not that government pays a decent amount for care rendered. Instead, its the overhead demanded of doctors to meet government regulation already, including malpractice insurance, insurance claims, navigating the workman’s comp mazes, and others.

    I know for a fact that Medicare has cracked down on who can get ambulance rides. Good thing? Sure, if you’re abusing the system, but it cuts out on the common-sense approach where ambulance providers and doctors can decide who needs one or doesn’t. There’s specific criteria, but not everyone who needs one fits into that cookie cutter.

    Specialists are in short supply and people often wait months for them. Why? malpractice insurance and other requirements burn them out and dissuade well intentioned medical students from even entering the field. Sometimes very high requirements mean that people who can work well to a certain level get burned out before they jump over the 7 foot hurdle instead of the 6 foot. Hitting 6 feet still means they’re competent for certain standards, just not the most specialized (hence there are more Physician’s Assistants than ever before).

    Nursing homes in Connecticut are going out of business left and right. Why? Well, then- state senator Chris Murphy instituted a bed tax a few years ago. That’s one reason.

    Why is training so low? Well, businesses are spending too much time on governmental paperwork and people to do that paperwork than on training and standards.

    Yes, there should be standards by the State, but we need to get rid of the excess to allow practitioners to do their jobs. Universal Healthcare will just add more beuraucracy. It will require more needless testing, repeating of tests and bloodwork that was already completed, requiring 3rd opinions when one or two would suffice, and non-healthcare administrators making decisions for specialists that they have little knowledge about.

    Yes folks, that’s the glimpse of healthcare today already. It has gotton worse over the years with no signs of getting better. And we haven’t enacted the Obamacare mega proposal yet.

    Solution: allow more competition between health insurance providers. Break up the health care monopolies. Remove taxes on healthcare. They already allow tax credits for certain healthcae from the consumer side, but not from institutions. They should. Place caps on Medical Malpractice. Yes, you should be dissuaded from bad medicine, but humans can only repair so much when a mistake is made.

  14. Why are there so many term life insurance companies, but so few medical insurance companies?

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