Apr 02 2009

Dodd First Democrat To Fall?

Published by at 9:43 am under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

Dominos – a really interesting hobby/sport. In those massive domino drops you never know where they will fall next (the designers do, but not those watching). Are we at a tipping point with the idiots in DC? Could be given how Senator Dodd (D-CT) is being politically crippled over the economic crisis and the failed democrat responses to it:

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd trails former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a possible Republican challenger, 50 – 34 percent in the 2010 Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, as voters disapprove 58 – 33 percent of the job the Democratic incumbent is doing, his lowest approval rating ever. 

For any incumbent those numbers would indicate the man should just retire instead of going through the drubbing he will be getting at the polls. For a long term, highly successful incumbent like Dodd he might as well announce now.

The real question is whether this is the first of many such reactions across a nation weary of the fringe politics and fed up with the impotent results.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Dodd First Democrat To Fall?”

  1. Alert1201 says:

    Good! As a former resident of CT I would like nothing more than seeing Dodd go. I was happy to see Lowell Weicker replaces by Lieberman – a Dem replacing a Rebup, I will be ecstatic with Dodd being removed by a rebup. May he suffer 10 times the disgrace as his father did.

  2. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Dodd needn’t worry. Hussein will have ACORN workers at the polls, collecting and counting the votes. Dodd will win in a landslide.

  3. crosspatch says:

    If the election is close, the Democrats will pull ballots out of the “emergency ballot reserve” they seem to have in every election and after the fact they will “find” enough additional ballots to tip the election in their favor. Keep your eye on New York and see how many “found” ballots appear in the NY 20 election that currently is only a 25 vote margin.

  4. penguin2 says:

    Crosspatch, I understand all ballots and absentee ballots were impounded when the polls closed Tuesday evening. The absentee ballots will be opened under fierce scrutiny Monday April 6th. Overseas and military ballots have until April 13th to be in NY-20 hands and will be valid as long as they were post marked by March 30th. The word is, this time, the Republicans have wised up!

  5. conman says:


    You seem to be suggesting that Dodd’s fall is related to “the economic crisis and the failed democrat responses to it” and represents a trend of national frustration with the Democrats. I thought you were supposed to be good at analyzing data?

    Even a cursory review of the polling data you linked to shows Dodd’s numbers steadily falling since May of 2007. I would think that fact alone would at least make you curious about the validity of reaching such a conclusion. A quick google search and I found this article written by Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, the same guy who did the poll you are relying on. Here is what Schwartz said about this polling data:

    “His numbers started to fall two years ago, and it had nothing to do with the economy,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz. “It’s been a cumulative effect that has brought him down. Dodd’s decision to move his family to Iowa to campaign for a doomed bid for president, his initial refusal to release documents of his two controversial mortgages with Countrywide, criticism of how he financed a vacation cottage in Ireland, and now his involvement as Senate Banking Committee chairman in the bill that ultimately protected bonuses for executives at insurance giant AIG have all taken their toll.” http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/mar/21/aig-outrage-dodd-032109/

    Given how math challenged you consistently claim I am, it must be pretty embarrassing for someone of my shallow intellect to figure that out so quickly. So I’m wondering – do you do any research to confirm your conclusions? Or do you just surf the internet, find an article that contains data or opinions that on the surface level seem to support a preconceived theory, and then fire away with your analysis? Your blogs about global warming and military related stories are pretty good and thorough, but the political pieces seem to be pretty shallow.

    All right, now you can reply with your typical response of dismissing me as a complete idiot so you don’t have to actually explain yourself.

  6. Frogg says:

    It hink Connecticut is seeing Dodd through “corruption” eyes right now (and rightfully so). It takes a lot for NE Dems to out a corrupt Dem; and, with Dodd…..there is a lot.

    I think the Tedisco/Murphy race is a good indication of Obama’s agenda. If Repubs start making some headway in the NE….then Obama’s agenda is in real trouble.

    It also can’t be good that Obama is theatening Dems who go against him now:

    The President is Keeping Score

    “The White House is taking aim at lawmakers in 12 states, including Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. MoveOn.Org is running ads aimed at 10 moderate Senate and House Democrats. And robocalls are urging voters in key districts to pressure their congressman to get in line.”

    Also, Obama’s “Organizing For America” group hasn’t had much success in getting support off of Obama’s massive email list for his spending. The recent petition was a joke. They copied the petition three times to bloat the number of pledges.