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Conn. Democrats to decide on Lieberman rebuke

There are 25 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Dec 17, 2008, titled Conn. Democrats to decide on Lieberman rebuke. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Connecticut Democratic Party officials will be deciding Wednesday evening whether to admonish Sen.

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Sharpshooter

United States

#1 Dec 17, 2008
Wow...what a coincidence, the Dems are meeting to discuss Lieberman's fate the same day a Quinnipiac poll is released. Its the usual from the spinless Democrats, leadershhip by poll. How about discussing Chris Dodd and his mortgage "problem" and lack of leadship in the Banking debacle? Talk about lows in the polls, this bum is a ZERO.
Give Me a Break

Lexington Park, MD

#2 Dec 17, 2008
And when is the State Democrats going to Rebuke Sen Dodd for not performing his job as a congressman over the Banking & Financing Committee? He is an embarrassment to the Democratic Party. At least Lieberman is performing his as a Congressman to this state.

Since: Oct 07

United States

#4 Dec 17, 2008
There are more important things to worry about. This is old news and the voters will decide. Just like they did the last time the Democrats rebuked Joe by nominating Lamont. The voters spoke then as well. Get over it!
whynot

New Milford, CT

#5 Dec 17, 2008
Wassup wrote:
There are more important things to worry about. This is old news and the voters will decide. Just like they did the last time the Democrats rebuked Joe by nominating Lamont. The voters spoke then as well. Get over it!
Totally agree with you on this!!
Voter

Exeter, NH

#8 Dec 17, 2008
This is the most important issue they have to spend their time on ????
LiberalNazisStin k

Hartford, CT

#9 Dec 17, 2008
Censuring Senator Lieberman for helping his friend John McCain and his stance on the Iraq War is wrong. Has it come to the point now where politics is poisoned to the extent one cannot stand up for personal beliefs on occasion during a 20 year career in the U.S. Senate? The intollerant Democrats that want this censure are part of the problem with partisan politics today. Is it not good enough that Joe Lieberman votes along with his party in roughly 9 out of every 10 votes?

It used to be that individual ideas and standing up for what one believes in was respected. Have we become so extreme that soon it will be acceptable to censor thought?
LiberalNazisStin k

Hartford, CT

#10 Dec 17, 2008
More Liberal Nazi tactivs:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,467626,00...

Liberals promote: Intolerance, Persecution, Totalitarianism

If the above story does not prove that to you, you mst be a liberal.
FDR

Canton Center, CT

#13 Dec 17, 2008
The only thing that Connecticut Democrats stand for is abortion, gay marriage and weakness in the war against terror. No wonder Lieberman wants nothing to do with them.
Carolina

AOL

#14 Dec 17, 2008
Goodness but Connecticut Democrats are just their own worst enemies.

I only hope the national Democrats don't prove to be as foolish and self-destructive.
Cecil

Montpelier, VT

#15 Dec 17, 2008
We need some new young leadership in this state. It has been run by the old boy's club for too long. Same old, same old. Time for a big change.
CT Dude

Wolcott, CT

#16 Dec 17, 2008
This is why I am not a Democrat. There are so many things more important than this issue. Why not do the same for Dodd, he has done more harm than anyone else in the state. It is time for term limits, no more life long senators. Don't be a dodiot wake up people
Ataboy

United States

#18 Dec 17, 2008
The National Democtaic Party wants nothing to do with this debacle. They've left it up to the locals who will hoot and holler much like a story told by an idiot; full of sound and fury yet signifying nothing. In the end the loudest and most vociferous will take a step up in party leadership. It's how things are done in the politcal party. Jason Bartlette will be right there I'm sure

“What?”

Since: Jan 08

New Milford

#19 Dec 17, 2008
Hey Joe, 38% approval is about double the rating of the rest of Congress. Congrats on that. Now if they'd all (Repubicans AND Dumocraps) take responsibility for running the country into the ground and stop trying to control every facet of our lives, maybe we'd get somewhere.
Rebuke This

Purchase, NY

#21 Dec 17, 2008
Yup, rebuke Lieberman for voting with his conscience & principles - what a concept - and do nothing with Dodd, who should've resigned by now & is one of the individuals primarily responsible for putting this country in the financial mess it's in.

Makes perfect sense.

Get over yourselves - the best form of rebuke is at the voting booth. Find a real hobby.
Beam me up Scottie

New Haven, CT

#22 Dec 17, 2008
Sharpshooter wrote:
How about discussing Chris Dodd and his mortgage "problem" and lack of leadship in the Banking debacle?
You know why? There's nothing to talk about, genius. No crime was committed. Just a sad attempt by the floundering, dying Repug party to tear down someone with a good reputation.
Carolina

AOL

#23 Dec 17, 2008
Beam me up Scottie wrote:
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You know why? There's nothing to talk about, genius. No crime was committed. Just a sad attempt by the floundering, dying Repug party to tear down someone with a good reputation.
Dodd's Deals: Nothing Unusual About Fed Probe?

Senator Still Stonewalling On Curious Loans

Kevin Rennie | NOW YOU KNOW
November 9, 2008

A Democratic president who feels "a righteous wind" at his back has at least six more Democratic senators and realized a net gain of 22 seats in the House of Representatives ought to make this the age of influence for 28-year Senate veteran Christopher Dodd. But the fates divide our fortune, and not always equally.

As the Democrats moved toward victory at the end of October, a story by NBC's Lisa Myers set Dodd apart from his triumphant fellow Democrats. Myers reported that federal agents are investigating the notorious "Friends of Angelo" list maintained by subprime mortgage giant Countrywide Financial's co-founder Angelo Mozilo. Dodd was the most prominent member of that exclusive club.

Since the Dodd story broke in June, the five-term senator has offered contradictory fragments of explanations and intentions. Scheherazade after a six-pack of Red Bull would not have told more desperate tales. Dodd gallops the gamut from calling the allegations of special treatment "outrageous" to pledging repeatedly and specifically to release documents related to the $800,000 in sweetheart deals he got from Countrywide.

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Carolina

AOL

#24 Dec 17, 2008
Still claiming "there's nothing there," Dodd refuses to say whether his Senate campaign committee's payments of $60,000 last summer to a Washington law firm, which has a history of representing Democratic senators in trouble, were for his defense in the Senate ethics investigation of his dealings with Countrywide. He suggested, before he fled to his third home in Ireland in August, that Countrywide was not cooperating in providing information.

Dodd still claims there was nothing unusual about the $800,000 in mortgages he got from Countrywide in 2003, but records refute that, too. Documents indicate that Dodd was getting a mortgage of $276,150 on his second home in Connecticut on July 3, 2003. The amount was reduced to $275,042 and the mortgage he was refinancing was paid off.

Dodd and his wife also got a home equity loan on their Connecticut property in East Haddam from Countrywide that day. But the course those loans took was very strange. The standard routine is for the homeowner to sign the loan documents, the borrowed money is sent to the lender being paid off and the new mortgage is recorded on local land records within a few days.

Dodd, however, signed some but not all of his loan documents himself. Agents of Countrywide signed his $275,042 Connecticut mortgage. His previous mortgage with Countrywide was paid off but the new mortgage did not appear on the local land records for an astonishing 16 months. For nearly a year and a half, Countrywide failed (or declined) to secure its interest in Dodd's home by taking the ordinary and essential step of presenting the documents to the local town clerk and recording them in the land records.

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Carolina

AOL

#25 Dec 17, 2008
This is exceedingly rare in the mortgage business. No wonder Dodd refuses to lift the veil on his deals with the generous lender that went bust this year.

Last month, amid tumbling approval ratings, renewed questions and scorching editorials in The Wall Street Journal and the usually friendly New York Times, Dodd unveiled a new tablet of nonsense. He announced that for the previous five months he'd really meant to say that he wouldn't release any documents until the Senate Ethics Committee completes its investigation. The senator is terribly disappointed that the investigation has taken this long. He left out that nothing in the committee's rules precludes him from releasing the documents to the public.

A July statement from the committee, however, may explain why it hasn't confirmed Dodd's contention that there's "nothing there." It announced: "Absent special circumstances, it has been the long-standing policy of the committee to defer investigation into matters where there is an active and ongoing criminal investigation and proceeding so as not to interfere in that process." Clever Lisa Myers' story of federal law enforcement's investigation of the "Friends of Angelo" may explain the delay.

This is not the sort of story jubilant Democrats want unraveling around one of their prominent senators. It interrupts the narrative of changing the world. Dodd may learn that President-elect Barack Obama's righteous wind, having dispatched so many Republicans, can cut down a Democrat who is not so nimble in explaining himself.

http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/op_ed/hc-...
demagogues

Ridgefield, CT

#26 Dec 18, 2008
These CT Democraps look like they're using a playbook from a former disgraced German regime. If you're not in lock-step with their goose step, you're sent to the camps. Nice of the democrat leadership to be so transparent in expressing the extent of their intolerance. The party that supports immorality has taken one more step toward the abyss. Let's just hope they all go off the cliffs before they drag the rest of us along with them.
obobo

New Rochelle, NY

#27 Dec 18, 2008
The man (JOE LEIBERMAN)is a PIG and should be treated as such.We dont need any more pigs. Our latest Pig is BERNIE MADOFF.Do you see the coorelation.

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