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There are 67 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Banking chairman Chris Dodd threatens to cut GOP out of financi.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd threatened Wednesday to end negotiations with Republicans on a financial regulatory reform bill if they continue to lead what he called a misinformation campaign based on Wall Street talking points.

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Why

Lakeville, MN

#3 Apr 14, 2010
Why would anybody expect anything else from Dodd and his ilk! November can't get here soon enough!
Indie

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 14, 2010
Well Senator Dodd, I guess we all can't get "friends of Angelo" from Countrywide like you did. And as luck would have it, you are chairman of the banking comittee! What luck and a strage coincidence.
Dodd the fox

San Jose, CA

#5 Apr 14, 2010
Chris Dodd is actually still chairman of the Banking Committee???? I thought he was throw off over his influence peddling, and his and Barney Frank's mortgage debacle. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. That's like Barney Frank and Eric Massa handing out towels in the boys locker room. Seems rather unseemly to me. Oh well. This is who we've put in charge. So I guess the joke's on us.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Apr 14, 2010
To summarize: Dodd is mad that republicans characterize his bill as partisan. Dodd removes Republicans from negotiations, confirming that his bill was never intended to be bi-partisan or take into account requests from the other party.

yup.
Ron Reagan

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 14, 2010
Don't belive this crook, he's had cozy relations with the financial sect for many years, aren't his days number anyway.
Hey bozo

Englewood, CO

#9 Apr 14, 2010
The Republicans lie about the intent and content of the bill, then the Republican apologists on Topix come on and lie and distort some more. Typical Republican tactics -- lie, lie, lie, NO, lie, NO, lie, NO, no, LIE ...
Pete Wendell

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 14, 2010
I guess they won't be discussing his unethical Countrywide home loan in these meetings.
Pete Wendell

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 14, 2010
Hey bozo wrote:
The Republicans lie about the intent and content of the bill, then the Republican apologists on Topix come on and lie and distort some more. Typical Republican tactics -- lie, lie, lie, NO, lie, NO, lie, NO, no, LIE ...
What? No facts to support your claims? Shocking. Now back to gym class for you.
Hey bozo

Englewood, CO

#12 Apr 14, 2010
Pete Wendell wrote:
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What? No facts to support your claims? Shocking. Now back to gym class for you.
Read the story. It was in there. Of course, you'll just say "It was a Democrat that said it and that's not worth anything," but still, it was in there.

Yet more: lie, lie, lie, spread fear and panic, oh, the sky is falling, democracy will fail ... garbage ... from the Republicans.
Cole

Eau Claire, WI

#13 Apr 14, 2010
Hey bozo wrote:
The Republicans lie about the intent and content of the bill, then the Republican apologists on Topix come on and lie and distort some more. Typical Republican tactics -- lie, lie, lie, NO, lie, NO, lie, NO, no, LIE ...
And then there is a progressive statist zombie who is here to smear the opposition and state they lie and distort. Like we haven't heard enough lies and distortion from the left on the Health Care Bill, now we have more lies about financial oversite coming from the joke of all Senators, Chris Dodd.

According to Dodd, the Fed Reserve will now overlook many of the companies (according to Dodd, for you zombies who state the right is full of lies). Didn't the Fed sit back and keep historically low interest rates for the subprime mortgage to thrive and grow in? Now they are going to be doing the oversite? Are you kidding me? And now the Fed will have the ability to go in a bust up any private business that may be according to Dodd, "Too big to fail." So the Fed, which helped the mortgage meltdown to begin with, are teaming up with Dodd, Frank, and the Democrats, who also helped the meltdown, to oversee the private sector? Is this a horrible joke or do the Democrats think they can just run everything in the country?

What I would like a liberal statist to answer is, "When does it stop?" Since we've already took the Constitution and thrown it away some 80 years ago, where does Government Power and Control stop? Where are the safeguards? Where can one be free of Federal Regulation?

This is something a Progressive Statist cannot answer, because they have no answer to where the limits are for our Federal Government. If the Liberals passed all their "Utopian Bills" by the end of April, they would still come back in May and try to pass more and more bills. They have no control and believe by controlling everyone they will create some Utopia. The problem is, much of what they have passed in the last 80 years have all come back to bite us in the backside and made their Utopia look like a living H E hockey sticks.
MIKE

AOL

#14 Apr 14, 2010
It sure takes Demos a long time to figure out that the reps have no interest in doing ANYTHING for this country. Their only objective is to mess up the process so that it takes forever to get anything done. Then during the whole process just lie lie lie while taking corporate lobby money to support their lies.
Cole

Eau Claire, WI

#15 Apr 14, 2010
Hey bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the story. It was in there. Of course, you'll just say "It was a Democrat that said it and that's not worth anything," but still, it was in there.
Yet more: lie, lie, lie, spread fear and panic, oh, the sky is falling, democracy will fail ... garbage ... from the Republicans.
What Democratic sponsored bill of the last 80 years has had a positive effect on the Nation?
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#16 Apr 14, 2010
This is what's wrong with the political system. In Washington, they're all worried about their own little pals. How about getting together and doing something for those us who can't afford lobbyists? I know it's a novel idea. It's called "compromise" for the majority of people. Not my friends, lobbyists and party members.
Hey bozo

Englewood, CO

#18 Apr 14, 2010
Cole wrote:
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And then there is a progressive statist zombie who is here to smear the opposition and state they lie and distort. Like we haven't heard enough lies and distortion from the left on the Health Care Bill, now we have more lies about financial oversite coming from the joke of all Senators, Chris Dodd.
According to Dodd, the Fed Reserve will now overlook many of the companies (according to Dodd, for you zombies who state the right is full of lies). Didn't the Fed sit back and keep historically low interest rates for the subprime mortgage to thrive and grow in? Now they are going to be doing the oversite? Are you kidding me? And now the Fed will have the ability to go in a bust up any private business that may be according to Dodd, "Too big to fail." So the Fed, which helped the mortgage meltdown to begin with, are teaming up with Dodd, Frank, and the Democrats, who also helped the meltdown, to oversee the private sector? Is this a horrible joke or do the Democrats think they can just run everything in the country?
What I would like a liberal statist to answer is, "When does it stop?" Since we've already took the Constitution and thrown it away some 80 years ago, where does Government Power and Control stop? Where are the safeguards? Where can one be free of Federal Regulation?
This is something a Progressive Statist cannot answer, because they have no answer to where the limits are for our Federal Government. If the Liberals passed all their "Utopian Bills" by the end of April, they would still come back in May and try to pass more and more bills. They have no control and believe by controlling everyone they will create some Utopia. The problem is, much of what they have passed in the last 80 years have all come back to bite us in the backside and made their Utopia look like a living H E hockey sticks.
There is so much stupidity in that post that it is almost not worth refuting. "Since we've already took the Constitution and thrown it away some 80 years ago" Aside from the fractured almost-English of that portion of a sentence, when did we throw away the Constitution? We still have it, even if some complain that one or another law makes them unhappy. Later on in the post, he complains about "regulation," which is NOT unconstitutional.

The Republicans lied continually over the health care bill ("death panels", etc.). They have been lying about the financial reform bill too. They will continue to lie about everything (except for saying NO occasionally).
One party system

Prior Lake, MN

#19 Apr 14, 2010
It's timeto restore democracy to the US and get rid of the current one party system. November can't get here soon enough.
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#20 Apr 14, 2010
MIKE wrote:
It sure takes Demos a long time to figure out that the reps have no interest in doing ANYTHING for this country. Their only objective is to mess up the process so that it takes forever to get anything done. Then during the whole process just lie lie lie while taking corporate lobby money to support their lies.
It's an election year. Nothing says "I care about you taxpayers" more than doing nothing and then pointing your finger at the other guy. This is why they ALL need to go. They don't care about us, they care about their pals, party and lobbyists.
troll

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Apr 14, 2010
Hey bozo wrote:
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There is so much stupidity in that post that it is almost not worth refuting. "Since we've already took the Constitution and thrown it away some 80 years ago" Aside from the fractured almost-English of that portion of a sentence, when did we throw away the Constitution? We still have it, even if some complain that one or another law makes them unhappy. Later on in the post, he complains about "regulation," which is NOT unconstitutional.
The Republicans lied continually over the health care bill ("death panels", etc.). They have been lying about the financial reform bill too. They will continue to lie about everything (except for saying NO occasionally).
Is health care "finite" or "infinite"?

There have always been and there always will be "death panels" either market imposed or govt imposed or a combo of both.

Does the Constitution allow for infinite debt? "Financial reform", "health care reform", REFORM etc... will stop GREED and develop the Utopia you envision. Right?
Average Joe

Excelsior, MN

#22 Apr 14, 2010
Chris Dodd, in his best whiney voice:

"Stop disagreeing with me! Stop telling people what's really going on! If you don't stop it (insert foot stomping here) I'm going to take my gavel and go home..."

Typical liberal.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#23 Apr 14, 2010
Hey bozo wrote:
The Republicans lie about the intent and content of the bill, then the Republican apologists on Topix come on and lie and distort some more. Typical Republican tactics -- lie, lie, lie, NO, lie, NO, lie, NO, no, LIE ...
Dodd's bill is so good that he can't even get one moderate republican in the senate to vote for it? One vote?

No, truth is the real apologists are the noodle-spined chicken shit liberals who know this bill is terrible, but are charging foreward anyhow. They want to have ONE republican vote so they can call it 'bipartisan' and they won't have to take all the heat when it blows up in their faces.

The recession would be over by now if they didn't pass TARP and Bailout and son of Bailout and, recently, grandson of bailout. Of course since politicians are too limp diked to let a constituency go under, the money spigot never stops.

So, Hey Bozo, answer this: when does it stop? When are we done bailing out private companies?
Rice St

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Apr 14, 2010
Them Damb Republicans! Just pass the bill so then we can find out whats in it!

Is this not how we found out what was in ObamaCare?

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