Do you agree it’s time for Democrat Chris Dodd to resign, especially after the AIG bonus fiasco?

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Howard Rosenblatt voted for U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd five years ago. He won’t do that again.

“It’s time for Chris to resign,” said the 62-year-old owner of Rosenblatt’s department store in Naugatuck, Conn., a working-class borough of more than 30,000. “He sits on the Senate banking commission, and he had his hands on funny money loans.”

Earl Reilly, a 59-year-old factory worker from Naugatuck, shares Rosenblatt’s anger with the state’s senior senator.

“Don’t get me started on Dodd,” he said. “He’s been doing the job too long, and he’s got a hole in his canoe and it’s sinking.”

While Dodd, 64, has only recently found himself in the nation’s political hot seat because of his role in the AIG bonus debacle, it has become clear that his issues with voters back home have been festering for two years. The AIG controversy appears to have exacerbated his popularity problems.

“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.

10 Comments
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    cantsuspendme31
    May 1, 2011 at 3:19 am

    it is easier to fight cancer than to get a democrat to give up power.

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    whip
    May 1, 2011 at 3:24 am

    this dude is lower than pond scum.

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    charlie s
    May 1, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Don`t stop there…ther are many more that should such as Frank, Waters and lets not forget Obama`s treasury secretary for having Dodd put the change into the stimulus bill. One would think Obama would fire him for out right lying but instead praises him for his actions….. I thought Obama wanted change in DC but this is a every day event in Washington

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    WhiteHouse Watching
    May 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Yes. But Democrats have no honor. Barney Frank was accused of running a male prostution ring out of his home. All he did was denie it and the press gave him a pass. A conservative gets a B job in a restroom and he is OUT. They are hypocritical and IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

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    capricorn one
    May 1, 2011 at 5:03 am

    ITS TIME THEY ALL STARTED PACKING,BEFORE MOST OF OUR PEOPLE START PACKING!

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    Domo Arigato Mr Obato
    May 1, 2011 at 5:06 am

    if dodd was a republican he’d be long gone!!!

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    BekindtoAnimals22
    May 1, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Dodd is now in the process of redesigning the laws concerning the insurance industry. He is the “worst person in the world” to be in charge of this responsibility. He should at least be relieved of this duty.

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    David_the_Great
    May 1, 2011 at 5:41 am

    He should have resign when the Countrywide sweetheart deal that he received was exposed.

    DTG

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    TAT
    May 1, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Charles Rangle the tax evader did not resign. Maxine Waters and her Freddie/Fannie palm greasing did not resign. Jefferson had 90 thousand dollars in his freezer and he did not resign. Why would Dodd? Did the Dems decide that corruption is bad for the party?

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    kpaso619b
    May 1, 2011 at 6:31 am

    capricorn one……….you are right on!……………..this country was built on “checks and balances”….

    ……there are more than THREE powers that run this nation….

    …EXECUTIVE, judicial, legislative, and the power with the MOST authority ………

    …..THE PEOPLE…..!!!!

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