Thursday, January 07, 2010

Deseret News: Senator Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., Retiring From Senate; AG to Run

Added bonus: the latest from GOP challenger Peter Schiff

Fascinating news emerging from the State of Connecticut. Democratic Party Senator Christopher Dodd, Connecticut's 5-term senior Senator, and Chairman of the House Banking Committee, announced Wednesday he will retire from the U.S. Senate, ending a four-decade career in Congress. According to yesterday's Deseret News story, "Connecticut's popular Democratic attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, is set to officially announce later Wednesday he will run for Dodd's seat."

Dodd's popularity polling has recently plummeted, in large part due to his prominent central role in engineering the 2009 TARP Bailout, and other subsequent federal schemes, whereby hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been transferred in recent months by the federal government to Dodd's "too big to fail" Wall Street banking cronies.

The scuttlebutt is that Dodd's retirement, and attorney general Richard Blumenthal's new candidacy, results from the strong challenge of Republican frontrunner Peter Schiff, whose uncannily accurate economic commentaries have been regularly featured here on Weber County Forum. With his excellent track record of U.S. economic prognostication, Schiff has indeed been a big favorite of ours.

We believe this Connecticut race will be interesting to watch, as one of America's foremost pro-free market commentators jockeys for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

As an added bonus, here's the latest from Peter Schiff:
1/6/10 Peter Schiff on Fox Business: Ending Dodd's Legacy
Have at it, O Gentle Ones.


Bed Bug said...

This is indeed an important election to replace Dodd. If Obama loses his 60 vote majority in the Senate, maybe the socialization of the US will slow down.

Words of wisdom said...

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency or Senators like Dodd. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency and a statist liberal congress than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president and such Congressional loons as Pelosi, Dodd, Frankin, Barney and Reid. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, and his socialist worshipers all of whom is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince(s) of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him/them their prince(s). The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him and the congressional democrats their president and representatives.

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