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Reuters: Barney Frank Fights For Survival

From a deeply concerned Reuters:

Wall St reform architect Frank fights for survival

By Ros Krasny
October 28, 2010

BOSTON (Reuters) – Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty [sic] Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability.

Again, Reuters has to repeat this lie. If Mr. Frank were a conservative, his incumbency would be an asset.

Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, an Iraq war veteran, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown.

"Uncomfortably narrow" from the Reuters perspective, anyway.

In the run-up to Tuesday’s congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who support candidates from the conservative Tea Party movement.

Whenever a Democrat candidate is in trouble the first line of defense from their handmaidens in the media is to cite money coming in from "outside" sources. And yet when outside money pours in to Democrat candidates, it is never mentioned.

Why is that?

Last week, Frank borrowed $200,000 from his personal savings to prop up his campaign, saying he needed "to defend against outside attacks."

Why doesn’t Mr. Frank use some of the money that he got from the banks he used taxpayer money to bail out? Why doesn’t he use his contributions he has almost certainly gotten from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the years?

And, lest we forget, one of Mr. Franks former ‘lovers,’ Herb Moses, was a top executive at Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1998, which coincidentally is the same year the happy couple ‘broke up.’

A recent opinion poll showed Frank with 49 percent of likely voters, Bielat at 37 percent and 12 percent undecided.

These 12% are probably afraid to admit that they won’t vote for Mr. Frank, lest they be charged with a ‘hate crime.’

Frank kept his seat in the House of Representatives with 68 percent of the vote in 2008 and ran unopposed in 2006

That is, Mr. Frank had no problems when nobody know what he was doing. But since he gained his powerful position in January 2007, people have begun to realize what he is up to.

Bielat’s campaign has tagged Frank as a "key player in America’s financial collapse" who "has promoted much of what caused the worst economic downturn in decades."

Which, of course, is an undeniable fact.

The New Bedford Standard-Times newspaper [sic] has backed Frank over Bielat, 35, a political novice, former U.S. Marine and project manager at a company that designs and builds robots.

"Recoil from Barney Frank’s gruff manner if you will, but his intellect and effectiveness make him invaluable," it said

Well, Mr. Frank had certainly been "effective," if the goal is to destroy the American economy. And that clearly is his goal — since he is so intellectual, it couldn’t be an honest mistake.

Still, how many endorsements point out the natural urge to "recoil" from the candidate in question?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 28th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Reuters: Barney Frank Fights For Survival”

  1. canary says:

    witty? Barney Frank is some creature out of B horror movie, who doesn’t need a costume or make-up, to appear in a mad scientist roll with water boiling around him.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    I have to say it, “Lets’ see him pull this one out of his arse.”

    • JohnMG says:

      ….”Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, an Iraq war veteran, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown”………

      So Frank’s behind (no pun intended) is he? Reminds me of a joke.

      In a race from Boston to LA between two lesbians in one car and two queers in another car, who wins?

  3. Right of the People says:

    Every time I see Mr. Fwank I recoil in horror and disgust.

  4. proreason says:

    The defeat of Barney Franks would be one of the greatest days in American history.

    With the possible exception of the consortium of spies who betrayed the US’s nuclear secrets to communists, it’s hard to think of another citizen or group of citizens who has done damage to the country that approaches this loathsome cretin.

    Of course, Obamy will far exceed him if he is allowed to continue his rampage, but at the moment, since it can’t be absolutely proven that the Moron deliberately ordered the meltdown of Sept 2008, Drooling Barney wears the crown of the most traitorous American citizen (assuming, of course, the Obamy is in fact a citizen).

    Two others who are at least in the same strata as the drooler are John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald.

    The day of Franks defeat should become a national holiday.

    If there was justice in the world, he would see the same fate as Marie Antoinette.

    Other than that, I like him just fine.

  5. BigOil says:

    If MA voters toss this reprobate out on his rear end, it is either a sign of the apocalypse or true sanity has returned to our country.

    I figured it was a longshot, but I did send Bielat some money. Even a slight chance of ridding the country of a criminal like Franks is worth spending some hard earned money.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      But here’s the rub: Massachusetts will probably lose a seat in redistricting…a Republican winning the seat may make that a super-easy decision for Democrats in the Massachusetts state legislature.

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Republican “outside money” = suspicion, foreign, strange, unAmerican, meddling in Democracy…

    Democrat“outside money”= groundswell of support, popularity from even outside the district!, savvy campaigning, intelligent use of resouces, positive outreach programs, effective campaigning.

    Remember how the 4th branch of government, the liberal media, portrayed John McCain? Black/White pictures, overcast clouds, angry supporters, close-ups of McCains old face.
    Obama, colorful! smiling, happy voters, huge crowds, sun-shiny days, crying minority children upon seeing their messiah, Obama looking thoughtfully off into the distance—visionary.

    It’s all a propaganda machine, I don’t know why people are stupid enough to fall for it. Someone needs to make a DVD showing step by step how it’s done. –I would do it, but I have no money : (

  7. Tater Salad says:

    Will Barney Franks bite the bullet on this election and be in the unemployment lines January 20th? We can only hope!


    • tranquil.night says:

      Heck, while we’re hoping, let’s hope he’s in front of a Grand Jury by January 21st.

      Sean seemed to be just the right candidate to go up against the Banking Queen – how does Barney the babbling, lying smear machine paint a Marine Major private businessman as extreme? He’s going to win if the wave is as massive as it seems. The fact that the district went for Brown in January was probably why Barney knew he was in trouble early.

  8. Mae says:

    Quote: “Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty [sic] Democrat…” Don’t they mean whiny or perhaps whinny, as in horse’s ass.

    Quote: ” ‘Recoil from Barney Frank’s gruff manner if you will, but his intellect and effectiveness make him invaluable,’ it said…” “Intellect”…just exactly where is this on display? He fudges and spits and is so “effective” he brings the country to bankruptcy and has the audacity to blame it all on Republicans. We got the video, Barney, of your saying Fannie and Freddie were perfectly OK.

    Too bad somebody didn’t tape his former boyfriend running the homosexual prostitution ring out of the basement so we could watch Barney Boy sputter about that, too. Bielat is probably too much of an officer and gentleman to use such evidence, though.

    If he wins, he’ll find a way real quick to get back his $200,000. If no win, Barn is outta luck. Maybe his new boyfriend will be willing to start another basement business.

  9. artboyusa says:

    With any luck, Barney will be gone after Tuesday but before that hapens let’s remind ourselves what the deal we’re with dealing with is, as Frank Zappa used to say…

    Born Barnett Frank in the Mafia-infested swamps of Bayonne, New Jersey on March 31, 1940 “Barney” graduated from Harvard College in 1962. Barney became Chief Assistant to long time Boston Mayor Kevin “Comb Over” White in 1968. After four years of carrying the Mayor’s bag, the eager young lickspittle was ready to move up, being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1972.

    Even in those early days Barney was a media darling. I remember him well; short and sweaty, double-bellied and triple-chinned, in a bad suit with food on his tie, with thick glasses and greasy hair that looked like he cut it himself, not to mention his shpeech impediment, the “charisma challenged” Barney made even the most embittered and alcoholic newshound feel glamorous by comparison.

    The Boston Globe couldn’t get enough of the wisecracking and morbidly obese new boy in town. “I’m a gay, left handed Jew” he’d spontaneously quip several times a day. “Ha! Ha!” the appreciative reporters would titter, although for years they protected Barney’s privacey and kept a discreet silence about the left handed thing. “Ha! Ha!”

    After eight years the Bay State no longer afforded Barney a forum capacious enough for his talents and in 1980, when the Pope told the incumbent, Father Robert Drinan, to put that altar boy down and remember that he was a priest for cryin’ out loud and to go do his real job, Barney ran for Drinan’s seat and was elected to the US Congress.

    It was during this crucial time that Barney finally decided to get himself together. After regular visits to the gym, contact lenses and a decent haircut, a new, body conscious Barney emerged, like a beautiful butterfly from some slimy, disgusting chrysalis. The media were enthralled and “Barney: Before and After” stories blossomed like daisies after a spring shower.

    Everything was coming up Barney, if you know what I mean, so much so that in 1987 long time “dedicated bachelor” Barney broke the hearts of Boston’s most eligible debutantes when he went public with something that all the men who’d been banging him for years already knew, that he was a gay homosexual!

    Barney’s personal courage in publicly acknowledging something that was no longer a serious impediment to his career made him many new friends in the gay, lesbian, bi and BLT community. Alas, one of those new friends was a male whore who advertised his “hot bottom” services in the Boston Phoenix while running his prostitution ring from Barney’s apartment.

    Luckily for Barney, he knew nothing of these illegal activities. Even when he was paying “Hot Bottom” for sex, or putting him on his office payroll or fixing 33 of his parking tickets or writing on HB’s behalf to the parole board using Congressional stationery, his rock solid sense of propriety meant that he felt no sense of any personal wrongdoing. Although the Boston Globe agreed with Barney’s point of view, the House Ethics Committee, strangely, did not and he was formally reprimanded in 1990.

    Brave Barney was able to survive this homophobic persecution; he swallowed his pride and took it like a man and then he got off his knees and put it behind him and since that time of trial he has continued for 13 terms to serve as a beacon of liberalism and fair play in the halls of government.

    Barney, who has lately reverted to his earlier fat and sloppy persona, lives with his wife Jim in suburban Newton, MA. The devoted couple have no children because, even in this age of medical miracles, you still can’t have babies out of your ass.

    Can’t get enough Barney? Visit http://www.house.gov/frank for lot, lots more. Why not? You’re paying for it. Or check out his bestselling book “Frankly Speaking” –only $2.98 at a remainder table near you!

    (Sorry, sorry, SORRY. That gag about babies etc went a little too far, didn’t it? Forget I said anything – okay? Good. Forgive me, Barney, and believe me, my apology is every bit as sincere as the one you gave to the people of Massachusetts when you got caught breaking the law, you corrupt, bloated man pig you).

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