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  •  Back in '08, I seriously considered voting... (20+ / 0-)

    for Dodd.

    He spoke so passionately about "restoring the Constitution" and reversing much of the damage done by BushCo.

    The guy's a phony.

    Hollywood's the ideal place for him.

    That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 05:50:01 PM PST

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    •  Me too (4+ / 0-)

      I am really embarrassed that I fell for his line.  But by the time my state's primary rolled around, he had already quit, so I was spared the indignity of actually voting for him.

      "We *can* go back to the Dark Ages! The crust of learning and good manners and tolerance is so thin!" -- Sinclair Lewis

      by Nespolo on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 08:01:57 PM PST

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    •  and he defended dkos on (3+ / 0-)
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      Bill O'Reilly's show. I thought at one time he was one of the better senators. And maybe he was, once.

      "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

      by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 10:10:19 PM PST

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    •  That was indeed his image. (4+ / 0-)

      A "constitutional President" who would restore public discourse from the chilling effect created by the post-PATRIOT Act, post-Guantanamo rollback of civil liberties.

      Now, of course, he's a champion of those who want to introduce a measure that, in its own small way, will produce a chilling effect every bit as effective as suspension of habeus corpus. What's more, he has the nerve to try to do so under the pretext of concern over the weight thrown around by "big corporations":

      It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.

      Mr. Dodd, spare me your sanctimonious populist handwringing over the perfidy of "corporate interests." Your Senatorial career was buoyed disproportionately by contributions from the financial sector, and your post-Senatorial career as a lobbyist is an exercise in cynicism. So kindly go jump in a lake.

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 04:10:24 AM PST

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    •  The guy's a classic confidence man. (0+ / 0-)

      Really only in it for which ever side brings him the cash.

    •  it just goes to show... (0+ / 0-)

      how a little power and money can corrupt.

      "Watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, fanatical, criminal..."-7.75, -5.54

      by solesse413 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 10:02:02 AM PST

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