Skip to comments.Stunning 2006 Barney Frank Video Surfaces (The Tulip Tapes)
Posted on 05/07/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT by kristinn
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The money quote;
Who is running against Barney Frank?
...and even worse than that, there will be an “event” which will make all of this a footnote BEFORE the election. Mark my word. THe seeds are being laid and the structure is coming into place.
I’ve heard nothing else except the same rumor from Laura Ingraham.
Scott Brown won Franks district and did so decisively.
Maybe it MIGHT be worth a bit of effort, eh?
It IS worth the effort
but will anyone do it? Try it? Suggest it? Plan it?
Hey I know get that $1,000,000 back from the Fat NY Lesbian the Republicans supported and use it to run agains the Fat Gay lisping dude.
See how interesting USA politics has become !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Democrats caught on tape...
(Barney Frank is included in the clip, as are congress members Gregory Meeks, Maxine Waters and some others)
“Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis”
By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute, 9/24/2008
"Frank, who is openly gay, had a relationship with Herb Moses, an executive for the now-government controlled Fannie Mae. The column revealed the two had split up at the time but also said Frank was referring to Moses as his "spouse." Another Washington Post report said Frank called Moses his "lover" and that the two were "still friends" after the breakup.
Frank was and remains a stalwart defender of Fannie Mae, which is now under FBI investigation along with its sister organization Freddie Mac, American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) and Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH) all recently participants in government bailouts. But Frank has derailed efforts to regulate the institution, as well as denying it posed any financial risk."
Lawmaker Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest
By Bill Sammon, October 03, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Franks efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s.
So did Franks partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agencys push to relax lending restrictions.
Now that Fannie Mae is at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that threatens the U.S. economy, some are raising new questions about Frank's relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannies assistant director for product initiatives. Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie.
Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest. Critics, however, remain skeptical.
"Its absolutely a conflict," said Dan Gainor, vice president of the Business & Media Institute. "He was voting on Fannie Mae at a time when he was involved with a Fannie Mae executive. How is that not germane?
"If this had been his ex-wife and he was Republican, I would bet every penny I have - or at least whats not in the stock market - that this would be considered germane," added Gainor, a T. Boone Pickens Fellow. "But everybody wants to avoid it because hes gay. Its the quintessential double standard."
A top GOP House aide agreed.
"Cmon, he writes housing and banking laws and his boyfriend is a top exec at a firm that stands to gain from those laws?" the aide told FOX News. "No media ever takes note? Imagine what would happen if Franks political affiliation was R instead of D? Imagine what the media would say if [GOP former] Chairman [Mike] Oxleys wife or [GOP presidential nominee John] McCains wife was a top exec at Fannie for a decade while they wrote the nations housing and banking laws."
Franks office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Frank met Moses in 1987, the same year he became the first openly gay member of Congress.
"I am the only member of the congressional gay spouse caucus," Moses wrote in the Washington Post in 1991. "On Capitol Hill, Barney always introduces me as his lover."
The two lived together in a Washington home until they broke up in 1998, a few months after Moses ended his seven-year tenure at Fannie Mae, where he was the assistant director of product initiatives. According to National Mortgage News, Moses "helped develop many of Fannie Maes affordable housing and home improvement lending programs."
Critics say such programs led to the mortgage meltdown that prompted last months government takeover of Fannie Mae and its financial cousin, Freddie Mac. The giant firms are blamed for spreading bad mortgages throughout the private financial sector.
Although Frank now blames Republicans for the failure of Fannie and Freddie, he spent years blocking GOP lawmakers from imposing tougher regulations on the mortgage giants. In 1991, the year Moses was hired by Fannie, the Boston Globe reported that Frank pushed the agency to loosen regulations on mortgages for two- and three-family homes, even though they were defaulting at twice and five times the rate of single homes, respectively.
Three years later, President Clintons Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to impose a new regulation on Fannie, but was thwarted by Frank. Clinton now blames such Democrats for planting the seeds of todays economic crisis.
"I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac," Clinton said recently.
Bill Sammon is FOX News' Washington Deputy Managing Editor.
yea, i don’t understand.
No he didn’t. The media will ignore it as will the voters in his district. They’ve already elected this freak several times. This won’t make a difference.
Don’t bother Barney Frank with petty details of consequences. His aim is to install socialism, and if given more opportunity, pure communism.
If he remains in office and the GOP regains control the old and new media should be reminded of this man’s actions, crimes and callous statements that bleed totalitarianism.
Frank loves the little guy as much as he loves pooty tats.
You guys are making for some really yukky imagery...
Let me make a prediction: nothing will be made of this. Yes, he "fragged" himself, but he's been doing that for the last three years. Nobody is going to make the Dems responsible (Frank and Dodd) for the housing crisis and the consequent financial crisis accountable. They've managed to point the spotlight at those evil, nasty bankers and financial speculators and their derivatives. Big Media is more than willing to be an accomplice. Nothing will happen to Frank.
You also need B-I-G- bucks Fwankie......
If you can't get the financial industry to handover the bucks .......fugeddabatit. Better yet, ask your pal Dodd why he dropped out of the running.
MEMO TO FWANKIE We will demand investigations into any financial entity that contributes to your campaign.
“...these statements by Frank are damning to him and the Democrats...”
Kristinn, it’s only “damning” when you have:
a. An actual, real media concerned with doing an impartial job - instead of the democratic socialist hack operatives who currently run it.
b. A public paying attention - our current public has the attention span of an American Idol contestant’s 15 seconds of fame.
c. A majority of the public NOT directly benefitting from the conspiracy...
d. An opposition party that has the B*LLS to use the information for what it is - a political WEAPON that should be wielded with brutal, blunt force to drive the enemy to his knees and surrender (like the Dems try to do to us).
As far as I can see, the only option is “e” - none of the above.
Am I wrong?
“...If he remains in office and the GOP regains control...”
As far as the GOP “getting back in control”, see my post #65, option d.
Nothing sticks to that gressed pig.
‘Atlas Shrugged’ scenario where the tyrant politicians have taken over everything and then realize they can’t run anything but still defend their plans and objectives in the name of ‘doing good’. It’s uncanny the similarities—Ayn Rand was a Russian immigrant and reviled it’s communism!
Re: The “Tulip Tapes”
Remember this guy?
“Tiny Tim” performs Tiptoe Through the Tulips on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In:
Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner!
I am floating an idea with my conservative friends to fly out to his district and man the phones etc. for a weekend to
unseat, work for his (R) challenger to win the district and send Barney home.
Any other Freepers want to make it a nation-wide event?
That's just priceless. I love it when he says "referee" out three times in a sentence.
Yes Rand did revile Communism but failed in not embracing its polar opposite - Christian Orthodoxy.
Objectivism without a faith in the Lord is just as tyrannically inhuman...and leads to equally vicious human systems.
Raines cooked the FM books creating losses of $9B (that we know of) to create bonuses for himself .......The Securities and Exchange Commission said Raines broke accounting rules by playing with risky derivatives.
Yet he walked away w/ $90 million dollars, a $26 million parachute PLUS a MONTHLY pension of $116,300 for life.
Raines owns options giving him $5.8 million in net profit after redeeming them, plus another $8.7 million in deferred compensation for his six years at the helm. Raines has already collected $4.87 million in special performance shares this year.
He keeps $5 million of paid-up life insurance. He and his spouse get free medical and dental benefits for life, worth over $1 million.
Raines earned $20 million in salary, bonuses and stock awards (that we know of) in one year.
After he was fired, Raines told the FM board that he’s entitled to get paychecks until next June 22 giving him another $600,000, which triggers a $2,000 monthly raise in his lifetime pension. He also says he’s entitled to disputed options with a gross value of about $5.6 million.
To keep Raines happy within philanthropic circles, Fannie Mae will match Raines’ charitable contributions by $10,000 a year.
Franklin Raines looted and pillaged Fannie Mae
New media was more of where I was going. Only 15 people watch CNNMSNBC
Too bad for him that we live in a Republic, not a Democracy.
There is another course....November or slay
>>In all seriousness, these statements by Frank are damning to him and the Democrats.
>Nothing sticks to that greased pig.
Which is why we should try to light it afire instead of trying to catch it....
Thank you Infinitely! This is a MUST SEE Video of the Queen of Banking Fragging herself!
I don`t think there is anything in the video that we already knew. And libs and the lib media have already absolved him of any responsibility for this, so I don`t see how this will change anything.
You really don’t wanna know where Fwank’s “tulips” have been...
I believe the Buggering Bolshevik Barney Frank has proved one of our nations founding fathers correct a couple of hundred years later.
“Democracy guarantees that people will get the government they deserve.” -—Thomas Jefferson
“...Only 15 people watch CNNMSNBC...”
It’s not only them; it’s the over-the-air CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, as well as the cable CCN, MSNBC, etc.,. 24-7-365, round the clock, propaganda broadcasts, and it’s worked really well. Gave us the current POS admin occupying the WH and Congress.
Fox, talk radio, the Internet - yeah, well, maybe that’s a counterbalance, but one has but to look at the results of this insurgency. It’s a flood.
We’re a long way from the country our Dads grew up in and fought, bled and died for.
Democrats can say anything they want, lie all they want, be as hypocritical as they want, because they KNOW the MSM WILL NOT TOUCH THEM!
We can cry all we want to about it... but until we figure out how to take down the democrat propaganda machine, stuff like this from people like Frank WILL REMAIN COMMONPLACE!!!
“Democrats can say anything they want, lie all they want, be as hypocritical as they want, because they KNOW the the MSM WILL NOT TOUCH THEM!”
the MSM = RAT propagandist traitorous press
Post Obama Inauguration trashing of Washington
GOP challenger to Bwaney Fwank-lover announces:
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