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Another Democrat is DOA (Dodd on Arrival) due to mortgage scandal, the health care disaster, and other self-inflicted wounds:
Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans.
Dodd’s retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced he would not seek re-election.
Democrats in Congress have committed political suicide with a slew of failures, crooked dealings and massively unpopular government takeovers — and the prudent liberal doesn’t want to have to admit it during a concession speech on election night in November.
The good news is that the more this happens before a final health care boondoggle is passed, the more likely it becomes that a crucial one or two Democrats decide their career is more important than a huge power and money grab from those on DNC high. These are people more than willing to sacrifice Democrat control of Congress in return for getting their fat fingers even deeper into what was formally the private sector. Democrat leadership knows they can always regain the former, but we’ll never be able to get back the latter.
So the bad news is that most Dems seem more than willing to drink the Kool Aid regardless of the political consequences.
In a final act of appropriate symbolism, Democrats should move the US Capitol to Jonestown for the final health care vote.