Sorry, Chris, that dog don't hunt.
Sen. Christpher J. Dodd decried an era of corrosive hyper-partisanship in his farewell address Tuesday, saying the political system is "completely dysfunctional" and telling his fellow senators that they could be effective only by working together.If Dodd had any guts he's have been a man and run for re-election. But he knew his days were numbered and took the cowardly way out.
In an emotional goodbye after 30 years in office, the Connecticut Democrat bemoaned the gridlock that he says has overtaken the Senate, where his late father, Thomas Dodd, had served for 12 years before him.Whose fault is this? Republicans have spent decades bending over backwards trying to accommodate the Democrats, even when they were in the majority. As soon as Democrats run they show the GOP has zero rights, zero privileges, they're told "I won," and treated like shit. Oh, but now we're all supposed to work together?
"Intense partisan polarization has raised the stakes in every debate and on every vote, making it difficult to lose with grace and nearly impossible to compromise without cost,'' Dodd said. "Americans' distrust of politicians provides compelling incentives for senators to distrust each other, to disparage this very institution and disengage from the policy making process.''
Piss off, Dodd. And quite frankly, I'm tired of jello-spined Republicans making nice-nice with this lowlife.
In a departure from typical partisanship, Dodd received praise and a standing ovation from colleagues who sat listening on both sides of the aisle. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), after embracing Dodd, called his remarks "one of the most important speeches in the history of the Senate."Does McConnell believe he'd ever be afforded such respect?
Buh-bye, Sandwich King. Say hi to your pal Angelo. Consider yourself fortunate you're not facing prosecution and please, just go away.