Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chris Dodd - Sell Out

By Jeff Simpson

Chris Dodd is a former Democratic Senator and Presidential candidate who championed himself a man of the working class.   Then this happened

Dodd listed a number of policy priorities for the industry, from tax credits to intellectual property law, and explained: “We need the capacity to gain and maintain relationships, and with campaigns getting more and more expensive, fundraising does have an impact.”
Dodd in particular encouraged industry executives to donate to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over intellectual property and copyright issues important to the movie industry. Dodd evidently had to overcome one hurdle, however: Squeamishness about giving money directly to the National Republican Congressional Campaign, whose goal was to increase the GOP House majority. …
Dodd chose not to run for reelection to his Senate seat in 2010, after revelations that he had received a special discount mortgage from Countrywide’s “VIP program.” During his time in Congress, Dodd was a senior member of the Banking Committee, a position that oversaw mortgage lenders.
As he retired, he told the public he would not become a lobbyist — though he soon signed up for the job as the movie industry’s top lobbyist, a gig compensated at over $3.2 million a year.

There really is no hope politically for our country.....none.   


  1. Yeah, it's very easy to get cynical. And Dodd was supposed to be a true liberal from Connecticut. Need to keep working, keep pushing populist agenda. IMHO, the bases of both parties fundamentally agree on indicting Wall Street CEO's, ending the foreign occupations, and legalizing pot.

  2. What do Chris Dodd (and other sellouts like him) think when they see their reflection in the mirror?

    1. They think, "Today may be the day when the Koch brothers write me a VERY LARGE CHECK!"