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Chris Dodd

Dodd-Frank Financial Overhaul Bill Ready to Go

June 25, 2010

What’s being called a “sweeping” financial reform bill just emerged from committee early this morning.  This quote from co-author Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd says it all: “It’s a great moment.  I’m proud to have been here.  No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.  But we believe we’ve done something [...]

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The BP Oil Spill was Not Bush’s Fault

May 26, 2010

Yesterday, the soon-to-be former Senator Chris Dodd from Connecticut (phew!), finally blamed the BP Gulf oil spill on George W. Bush.  Check the video at about 1:20 or so for the good stuff. Honestly, I was beginning to wonder what was taking them so long! But, truth be told, Dodd’s all wrong:  Bush has a [...]

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Why the Filibuster is Important

February 25, 2010

There has been a lot of talk lately on ending the filibuster.  Democrats have proposed ending the 60-vote cloture threshold as well as the idea of pushing sweeping controversial legislation through via reconciliation.  The filibuster is an important institution in our nation and needs to be preserved.  But don’t take my word for it, take [...]

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Shephard Smith Unloads on Congress

March 19, 2009

I’m not a huge Shephard Smith fan.  Yesterday, however, Smith went into a tirade against congress regarding the AIG Bonus situation that was right on and put the moral bankruptcy of the Democrat party on full display.  This issue was indeed put into place by a Democrat provision in the stimulus bill sponsored by Chris [...]

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Cheney Strikes Back!

March 15, 2009

On CNN’s “State of the Union” show this morning, former Veep Dick Cheney had a few things to say about the Obama Nation: Obama is trying to use the economic crisis to justify the largest expansion of government control in the Republic’s history. That focusing on government control of health care as that which will [...]

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Democrat Culture of Corruption

March 13, 2009

For the two years leading up to the 2006 mid-term elections, Democrats lambasted Republicans for the culture of corruption.  Yet whatever corrupt elements existed within the GOP (and there indeed were some), they pale in comparison to those being uncovered in the current Democrat Party.  To name just a few, let’s take three examples: Sen. [...]

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An Opportunity in Connecticut

February 10, 2009

Connecticut’s Senator Chris Dodd appears to be vulnerable.  Plagued by scandal, Dodd now has a 48% unfavorable rating in his home State, with only 41% approving of his job performance.  For an incumbent, this is bad news.  Dodd has not yet announced his intentions, but he is up for reelection in 2010.  With the right [...]

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Blame the Democrats for Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac

September 30, 2008

  These are your culprits, America,  The Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis is the fault of the Democrats.  It all started with the Community Redevelopment Act of 1975, which was desinged to force banks to give low-income housing to those who could not afford it.  For the first 20 years of its existence, however, it was not highly enforced.  Author Dan [...]

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Kevin Hassett: Blame Dems for Financial Crisis

September 22, 2008 has this commentary by Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute which traces the foundations of the current market crisis to the Democrats stonewalling through procedures in committee a 2005 bill (S.190) which would have prevented Fannie and Freddie from investing in certain risky assets without oversight: hence the current crisis would never have happened because it never [...]

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