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Blumenthal for CT Senate?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) talks about his candidacy for US Senate this year.

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Comments [17]

Andrew from Newark


I just listen to this guy on my podcast and could he sound more like a Republican? I swear these Politicians don’t stand for anything anymore (Democrat or Republican). They all sound alike, everyone is going to work in a bipartisan fashion, everyone is going to come change the way Washington works, and everyone is an independent agent. What a load of ****! – I hope no one steps in talking points…

Feb. 11 2010 01:39 PM
Lawrence Scott from NYC

The supreme court says we must charge any one arrested on US soil under our system period. The issue has been made abolsutely clear twice under Bush admin by the courts. Brian you did not know this, this US attorney did not know this. Wake up please. This is not an issue, it is the law.

Lawrence Scott

Feb. 10 2010 10:50 AM
Glenn from Queens

A question for everyone about the current "jobs, jobs, jobs" sound bite. Until corporations are willing to pay living wages rates and/or union workers are willing to accept LESS PAY, jobs are not going to "materialize" b/c payroll is the LARGEST expense that affects a company's bottom line, profits and shareholder returns

Feb. 10 2010 10:49 AM
nathan from Gowanus

This guy is an empty suit. We need jobs. Terrorists are bad. Washington sucks.

A democrat cynically campaigning as a republican. What a goddamned joke.

Feb. 10 2010 10:47 AM
hjs from 11211

why do people get so upset by the nebraska deal. all the plains states have been getting federal welfare for years.

Feb. 10 2010 10:47 AM
Robert from NYC

OUCH!! We're in trouble if this guy gets in. What the hell happened to Ned Lamont? Where are the younger people? I'm sick of the tired old bull crap from people my age and older. Let's get some younger less crustied vascular folks into office. We really need a revolution and another party.

Feb. 10 2010 10:46 AM
Peaches_NYC

So, to take this Miranda business further, does Mr. Blumenthal think we should just torture detainees? Sure SOME evidence will be thrown out, but think of all the evidence that will still manage to get in!

Feb. 10 2010 10:45 AM
BrettG from Astoria

Too bad Mr. Blumenthal doesn't believe in our Constitution. He sounds like he's read polls more closely than the Laws of the Land.

He's running scared from the teabaggers & away from his Democratic base, too.

Feb. 10 2010 10:44 AM
Romesh Banerjee from Rego Park

I'm surprised he does not know that only combatants who are subject to MILITARY LAW can be tried by a Military Court.

Feb. 10 2010 10:43 AM
SuzanneNYC from Upper West Side

Clearly Democrats are feeling that the only way they can be elected is to adopt most (if not all) of the Republican talking points. The subject of bringing "terrorists" to justice has now become hopelessly politicized. It seems that everyone is pushing the Republican partisan view. Why none of this came up when the Bush/Cheney administration did the exact same thing will never be fully explored. And now to hear the same on health care.

Feb. 10 2010 10:42 AM
David Lorenz from NYC

There is no such thing as an enemy combatant. Before we treated war prisoners with the assumption that the war with a real country would some day be over. KSM is a criminal. He doesn't represent a country or even a philosophy that we Americans deem to be anything except a criminal enterprise. By making them enemy combatants we legitimize their whole philosophy and cause as something that requires the same status as any nation with which we might go to war.

Feb. 10 2010 10:42 AM
Edward from NJ

I guess he doesn't have a Democratic primary opponent.

Feb. 10 2010 10:42 AM
andy from manhattan

i second the call for a question regarding citizens united.

and brian is giving far too much wieght and credence to the "national narrative" of brown's election in massachusetts. come on, mr. lehrer!

Feb. 10 2010 10:41 AM
Catherine from long island

Whoa! An attorney general who doesn't believe in the rule of law! Mirandizing someone does not BESTOW rights upon someone - it INFORMS THEM OF THEIR EXISTING RIGHTS. People have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. By intentionally failing to Mirandize someone in custody, one is choosing to DECEIVE the person in the hope that they speak. This is what he is advocating? What a shame.

Feb. 10 2010 10:40 AM
RLewis from bowery

Please ask this man what is the most controvisial issue that he has taken a principled stand opposite of public opinion, because he believes it's best for the country.

(come on, this guys a populist shill.)

Feb. 10 2010 10:40 AM
ebun from fort greene

is this dude serious...we do have values??

Feb. 10 2010 10:37 AM
George from Bay Ridge

What does Mr. Blumenthal think of the Citizens United case from the Supreme Court?

What does Mr. Blumenthal think of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan?

Yankees or Red Sox?

Feb. 10 2010 09:03 AM

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