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Frank Told Obama To Back Off On Healthcare

From The Hill:

Rep. Frank says he urged Obama to back off healthcare reform

By Julian Pecquet – 04/16/12

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) thought President Obama was making a "mistake" in pressing for healthcare reform in 2010 and urged the White House to back off after Democrats lost their 60-seat majority in the Senate, the congressman tells New York magazine.

"I think we paid a terrible price for healthcare," Frank told the magazine in a lengthy interview as he prepares to retire at the end of his 16th term. "I would not have pushed it as hard. As a matter of fact, after [Sen.] Scott Brown [R-Mass.] won [in January 2010], I suggested going back. I would have started with financial reform, but certainly not healthcare."

If this is true, which given the source is always doubtful, there was no evidence of any such reticence in Frank’s public utterances. In fact, Barney was one of the foremost proponents of Obama-Care.

His only real objection was that it didn’t include a single payer option. But he realized that it would eventually get to that.

Democrats lost 66 House seats in the 2010 midterm elections. One political science paper estimated that about 25 of those losses could be linked directly to voting in favor of the healthcare reform law

And yet we are told by our media masters and the rest of the Democrat Party that everyone loves Obama-Care.

Frank, who supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, said Obama made the same mistake the Clintons did in the early 1990s by underestimating the concerns of people who already had healthcare coverage.

"When you try to extend healthcare to people who don’t have it, people who have it and are on the whole satisfied with it get nervous," Frank said. "The problem with healthcare is this: Healthcare is enormously important to people. When you tell them that you’re going to extend healthcare to people who don’t now have it, they don’t see how you can do that without hurting them. So I think he underestimated, as did Clinton, the sensitivity of people to what they see as an effort to make them share the healthcare with poor people."

Or, to put it another way, ‘you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.’

He went on to say the healthcare law was a prime factor in Democrats’ midterm defeat, along with the economic recession and the fact that "the president didn’t want to blame Republicans because he wanted to work together."

Yes, Obama would rather do anything than blame Republicans. (See what we mean about not being able to trust anything out of Mr. Frank’s capacious mouth?)

Meanwhile, from the social page of The Hill:

Rep. Barney Frank plans to marry longtime partner before retiring from office

By Alicia M. Cohn – 04/16/12

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) plans to marry his longtime partner in July, which will make him the first member of Congress in a same-sex marriage.

“I think it’s important that my colleagues interact with a married gay man,” Frank said in an interview with New York magazine published online Sunday…

“I do think, to be honest, if I was running for reelection, I might have tried to put the marriage off until after the election, because it just becomes a complication,” Frank said in the interview. “But I did want to get married while I was still in office.” He called the ability to do so before he retires an “unintended benefit.”

Speaking of untruths from Mr. Frank, this is probably the opposite of an "unintended benefit," since it will assure Mrs. Frank the ‘benefit’ of lifetime healthcare coverage through the US taxpayer.

By the way, we are surprised there hasn’t been any speculation that Frank’s wife husband partner might try to fill Barney’s seat. Isn’t that is a well established tradition among Democrats?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Frank Told Obama To Back Off On Healthcare”

  1. mr_bill says:

    “By the way, we are surprised there hasn’t been any speculation that Frank’s wife husband partner might try to fill Barney’s seat. Isn’t that is a well established tradition among Democrats?”

    Steve, thank you for the laugh! I needed that today. Fill his seat, hahahaha!

    • JohnMG says:

      One of the snappiest lines in the gay-bar scene: Can I push in your stool?

    • mr_bill says:

      Didn’t Barry say that to Bawney when they first met?

      On a side note, I’d always heard those places keep the bar stools turned upside down…

  2. dasher says:

    As they say, “how can you tell when a politican is lying? His lips are moving.”

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Well. I can see I’m late to the Party

    I hope you dont have tetnus cause tonight your gonna nail me

    You know, bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on a Saturday night.

    I just saw George Michael in the men’s room. He was asking about you.

    Dude, I’m an American Express lover… you shouldn’t go home without me.

    Why don’t you come on over here, sit on my lap, and we’ll talk about the first thing that pops up?

    The others lines are …. ah … suitable for this forum

  4. yadayada says:

    is there anyone else out there that think this @-hole resmbles Mr. Magoo?

  5. Not so fast says:

    This is why Obama had the Supreme Court rule on Obamacare before the Presidential elections. He was hoping it would be struck down before November, thus giving him a “chance” to win re-election. With Obamacare struck down what do the people have to be so mad about? These people are so transparent it’s unbelievable.

  6. Not so fast says:

    Ah the truth comes out. It was never about Health care. It was about limitless power over the American People. Well at least you exposed yourselves as the Muslim Marxists that you really are. Like Rvererend Jeremiah Wright likes to say, ” Times for the chickens to come home to roost!”

  7. wirenut says:

    Most telling comment. “I think we paid a terrible price for healthcare”, really? What about the price the rest of us have to pay, Mr. Fairy-loop. This moron is more worried about his “seat”, while putting the rest of the country under his boot. My guess is, the back of his bra looks like a five buckle overshoe. Now there’s a picture I can’t get out of my head, fast enough.

  8. wirenut says:

    Oh! I won’t bring up Ballpark Franks or Steve’s leading pic of Bawney. Talk about a sharp stick in the eye. What’s up with that?

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    Whats up with Frau Franks Hitler mustache?

    • JohnMG says:

      That’s not a mustache, that’s………………….ewwwwwwwww, let’s not go there! Ack! Ack! Gag! P’toooie!

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