Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dodd Stands Up For the Rule of Law

I often assume everyone reads the same things I do and watches the same videos so if you have seen this one from Sen. Chris Dodd already you can move on to something else. I especially like the end of the video when he talks about Iowa and New Hampshire.

Dodd's filibuster against retroactive immunity for the telcos meant something, and those of us in the left blogosphere helped make it happen. Athenae has a nice longer piece about this and I'll defer to her superior writing skills.

For now I want to celebrate the victory because it feels like it's been a long time since we have had one. The Democratic leadership considers playing out the clock the smartest strategy to victory in 2008. They might be right, but it doesn't do a lot to inspire people and keep them fighting in the mean time. This was inspirational. Thank you Sen. Dodd.


Blogger ECOPHOTOS said...

It is a pity Dodd’s candidacy has not gotten more traction. We conduct our elections as if they were a Junior High School popularity contest without forethought as to qualifications and integrity. Later we pay a price for this juvenile lunacy.

For me, part of Dodd’s attraction is that he is unassuming and does not engage in grandstanding or chest thumping. In other words, no visible character disorder such as the extreme "in-your-face" narcissism of Bush and Cheney.

In my opinion, Dodd is also the most likely candidate to inspire a return to compromise and consensus while remaining true to progressive values. Nor is he a naive a sap.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Steaming Pile said...

I tell you what. I've even suggested that grass roots campaign efforts would be better spent on putting a Democrat in the White House, and allow the coat tail effect to do most of the work growing the majorities in Congress. Bigger majorities in Congress, while nice, don't mean a lot when the legislative branch is so content to cede most of its power and responsibility to the President.

7:25 AM  
Blogger ECOPHOTOS said...

In Dodd we trust ...

Catchy, isn't it.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Thom said...

Spocko my lad, don't assume just keep on doin' what you're doin'.

I like Dodd and good on 'im.

7:41 PM  
Blogger ¡El Gato Negro! said...

One year ago, tonight.

Enjoy, eh?

11:05 PM  
Blogger ECOPHOTOS said...

Christmas day and thinking of you. Please accept my best wishes for a merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Merry Christmas, Spocko!

12:01 AM  
Blogger curiositykid said...

Finally people are seeing things simply as they are.

11:28 AM  
Blogger kelley b. said...

Happy Holidays, o keen Vulcan mind!

Blog long and prosper.

And yes, Dodd is basically one of the good guys.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Rich said...


‘Philandering’ Scaife Hoisted on His Own Petard


10:58 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

More on this issue here:


4:04 PM  
Blogger jurassicpork said...

Well, dude, if you post only once a month, no wonder you're shrinking back to 19 hits a day!

Still, I'm surpirsed that people are forgetting about you after everything you've done for liberal, progressives everywhere. You're a martyr, a hero and my friggin' inspiration, proof positive that one man can make a difference.

Here's a URL of the cached page. It won't last long since these URLs tend to be very temporary.

3:03 PM  
Blogger spocko said...

Thank JP. Yes I will blog again.
Thanks for the link.
I'm at Mac World now checking things out.

1:34 PM  

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