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  •  We did. (18+ / 0-)

    After 2000, Lie berman was not a Democrat in any real sense. His departure was a serious upgrade, beyond the numbers.
    And it's gratifying to see that Murphy, who I campaigned for without knowing much about him, turns out to be a really good Senator.
    Thanks, again, to the DKos community for helping get Murphy over the top, you can see the results right here!

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:20:11 PM PST

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    •  Better Yet in Person (18+ / 0-)

      I've had the chance to see Murphy deliver a short speech in a smaller setting rather than just on the TV screen.  He's very impressive and a welcome addition to the Senate from CT.  We are fortunate in CT that we have two excellent, albeit currently rather junior, US Senators in Blumenthal and Murphy.  Senator Murphy's trouncing McMahon, after her dumping another $50 million into her second Senate race, was truly heart warming though.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:49:20 PM PST

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      •  Yep - $100 million and no senate seat bought (13+ / 0-)

        that was nice to see.  Now, hopefully she won't buy the governor's office in 2014.

        "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

        by newjeffct on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:57:10 PM PST

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        •  Gov. Malloy handled the Sandy Hook tragedy (4+ / 0-)
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          with such grace. Won't that put him in a good position to be re-elected?

          •  He was very unpopular before that (1+ / 0-)
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            He was dealt a really lousy hand when he came into office - a huge budge deficit that the previous governor & legislature had been fixing with bandaids for years, and one of Southeastern CT's biggest employers - Pfizer - announced it was moving several thousand jobs from CT to Boston within a few days of his coming into office.  However, since it happened on his watch, a lot of people blame him for it.  (Major blow to SE CT, which had always struggled to keep up with the rest of the state as it was...)

            When he came into office, liberal radio show host Colin McEnroe said that Malloy would do a lot of things that would prove unpopular in the short-term (raise taxes, cut state employee benefits, etc), but would put the state on better footing in the future.  Because that's how Malloy works.  However, he said, that it would probably doom Malloy to be a one term governor because people won't see the benefits for 5-10 years.

            "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

            by newjeffct on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:32:09 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, that was truly sweet! (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm a little less impressed with Blumenthal, but then I was underwhelmed by him as our Attorney General.
        Remember that big kerfuffle in 1008-9 when big financial firms imploded in their own corruption? Many of those companies and many of their officers live here in CT and what was Dick Blumenthal working on? Going after Craig's list over prostitution, Facebook and Myspace over porn and defending Chris Dood from allegations of impropriety with Countrywide Financial. He also kinda missed the fact that John Rowland, our Governor, was so corrupt that the Feds put him in jail.
        Not a stellar performance.
        But he too is better than Joe Lie berman.
        Well, almost anyone is, actually.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:49:25 PM PST

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        •  To be fair, I think with Rowland the issue was (2+ / 0-)
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          that Blumenthal didn't want it to be seen—as it inevitably would—as a partisan attacking a Republican.

          We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

          by Samer on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:12:17 PM PST

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        •  Nothing There With Dodd (1+ / 0-)
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          From my own personal experience, there was no "there" there with Dodd about the Countrywide Financial allegations.  I refinanced my own property in CT at around the same time Dodd did, albeit with a different West Coast bank.  The interest rate I arranged was very close to Dodd's, well within the range that one would expect for the simple fluctuation in rates over the course of a few weeks at the time.  The charges against Dodd about this issue were simply bogus, simply intended to smear him.  Had Blumenthal pursued the charges against Dodd for the Countrywide smear, it would have simply been a waste of my state's resources.

          "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

          by PrahaPartizan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:00:28 PM PST

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          •  True, but, (0+ / 0-)

            at the same time, Countrywide was defrauding people, shoving them into ARMs, deep into the subprimes, et cetera and Blumenthal missed that part completely.

            If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

            by CwV on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:24:24 AM PST

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