Trash Talking U. S. Senator Lacks Credibility

U. S. Senator Democrat Richard Blumenthal released the following statement in response to the recent power outage and the progress of electrical supplier, CL&P.  It is printed here complete and without editing:

“People are fed up with false reassurances that have shredded CL&P’s credibility and now defy credulity.  The company’s failure to adequately plan and prepare – and meet its own deadlines – has led to an historic breakdown of power and public trust.  Cascading recent failures are further evidence that a comprehensive federal investigation is urgently needed. Members of our congressional delegation are seeking such an investigation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  As I have traveled the state talking to public officials, emergency responders, homeowners, and business people, the consensus is clear: CL&P must be held accountable and fundamental changes made before the next storm strikes.”

Keep in mind this comes from a Senator elected to represent the people, guard our welfare, protect our nation, a man given the power to enact laws and control the federal budget.  The adoption of a full federal budget has missed numerous deadlines; the debt ceiling crisis of this past summer nearly crushed our economy because Senate lacked the will to take action.  While our social security, our mail, our Medicare, our job opportunities and economy are failing for lack of action our fine Senator is lecturing a company about their response to an unparalleled crisis caused by an act of God.

That’s it Senator Blumenthal has spoke putting in his two cents but because he has allowed the economy to plummet his trash talk isn’t even worth two cents.  Richard Blumenthal’s legacy as our past Attorney General was to attack every business at every opportunity to further his image.  He seems to have forgotten that he has a new job, with deadlines and he is failing time and again to meet those deadlines.

So permit the Opining Quill to take the words of Mr. Blumenthal and offer a rewritten press release to describe the actions of the United States Senate and our Senator the man elected to serve “we the people” as an elected official:

“People are fed up with false reassurances that have shredded the U. S. Senate’s credibility and now defy credulity.  The Senate’s failure to adequately plan and prepare – and meet its own deadlines – has led to an historic breakdown of power and public trust.  Cascading recent failures are further evidence that a comprehensive people’s investigation is urgently needed. Members of our congressional delegation are failing in their responsibilities and their political opponents must seek an investigation.  As I have traveled the state talking to public officials, emergency responders, homeowners, and business people, the consensus is clear: Senator Blumenthal and the rest of Congress must be held accountable and fundamental changes made at the next election.”

Senator Blumenthal needs to spend more time in Washington working for the people and less time walking around Connecticut looking for a photo opportunity, podium and microphone to trash talk.  He needs to clean up his act in Washington and “we the people” can handle CL&P, after that we can concentrate on finding a new Senator willing to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Trash Talking U. S. Senator Lacks Credibility

  1. Mark Malcolm

    Here, here!

  2. Norman Waite

    Maybe we should investigate why the Governor waited so long to send in the National Guard. Perhaps they should get together (CL&P and the state) to work on a plan to better coordinate the efforts in the event of major disasters. Am I mistaken to say that CT was directed to do something along those lines by Homeland Security upon the creation of DHS? Malloy and the CT Administration seem to be on a divide and conquer mission working in tandem with our DC leadership. Maybe this is a good time, not for a photo- op, but for a coming together to fix the issues.

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