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Poll surprise of the day: Barney Frank in trouble?
Hot Air ^ | 9/22/10 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/22/2010 11:29:10 AM PDT by Lou Budvis

The Sean Bielat campaign has declared themselves within reach of unseating Barney Frank in Massachusetts’ 4th CD, one of the presumed safest districts for Democrats in the nation. The poll, conducted for the campaign by OnMessage, shows Frank falling below the 50% mark despite the D+14 composition of his constituency. Bielat comes within nine points, even though the poll shows that he still badly trails in name recognition. The memo from the pollster explains that Bielat could shock the world on November 2nd:

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; chokingonsomething; democrats; elections; fail; mass4; massachusetts; moneybomb; obama; palin; seanbielat
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Let's really make it a November to remember.
1 posted on 09/22/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

That certainly is a pole surprise...


2 posted on 09/22/2010 11:29:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Lou Budvis
Few things would make me happier than seeing Barney get his comeuppance this November.

Let's make it happen, MA. Barney is a national joke, and he has to go.

3 posted on 09/22/2010 11:30:45 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Lou Budvis

Unlikely, but truly cool if he is defeated.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 11:31:41 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Lou Budvis

Perhaps there are enough Christian prayers being said and He wants to give us another chance. We can only hope that is true.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 11:31:58 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Lou Budvis

This could be interesting. If Sarah and O’Donnald both were to make a short campain trip to Sean Bielat and announce a one day money bomb for Bielat, this could put this seat into play. If it did come into play, this would really shake the Dems and could possibly hold off any further bad legislation till the elections.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 11:32:39 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Lou Budvis

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8 posted on 09/22/2010 11:33:05 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Lou Budvis
"...within reach of unseating Barney Frank..."

Poor choice of words, that.

9 posted on 09/22/2010 11:33:15 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: MrB
That certainly is a pole surprise...

Pole & Bwarney Fwank shouldn't be mentioned in the same story.

10 posted on 09/22/2010 11:33:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Lou Budvis

...here folks, chew on Barney Fwank while Odumbo pushes forward. Fwank will gather the headlines and be put through the gentle cycle and wind up with a great pension and step down for the good of the party...(big deal)....DON’T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF THE DEALS STUPID IS MAKING.....
It’s that Monica thing......a BJ in the oval office, while Chinese lugged bags of money through the back door of the WH.


11 posted on 09/22/2010 11:34:39 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Lou Budvis

OH MAN

I’d personally send a “neener neener” to Fidelity Funds, since I divested after they held a campaign fundraiser ..... for Barney


12 posted on 09/22/2010 11:35:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: taxcontrol

Sarah Palin is likely not a big draw in Massachusetts, especially in Frank’s district. So far, she has been wise to stay out of races where her involvement would hinder rather than help. I hope she hs the sense to stay out of this one, too.

(I’m a Sara supporter, FWIW)


13 posted on 09/22/2010 11:36:01 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: Lou Budvis

It would be great to send Barney back to home to be madam in his queer brothel. Get the idiot out our banking and finances.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 11:36:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Lou Budvis

Barney....screwed by a poll


15 posted on 09/22/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lou Budvis

Wow no, Bwaney is in twouble.


16 posted on 09/22/2010 11:38:55 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Lou Budvis

I semi-remember an analysis of the Brown victory (Barone perhaps?). The analysis showed that Brown carried several dem congressional districts including Franks. The analysis concluded that the GOP could surprise in Mass.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 11:38:55 AM PDT by MattinNJ (NJ's new slogan. Garrett and Christie. Perfect together.)
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To: Lou Budvis
And take Dodd with him...they're a matched pair...

mortgagate


18 posted on 09/22/2010 11:39:00 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Even Mass. voters have a limit.

Barney Frank was directly responsible for the housing meltdown & Obamacare.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 11:41:32 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: MortMan
True enough re Sarah P. She was very low profile during Scott Brown's run last January. Brown carried Barney's district which has some very Red areas (70 - 30 for SB) south and west of Boston. There are of course some equally, if not more so liberal stongholds (Brookline, Newton, Fall River etc.) which still make Barney the favorite.
20 posted on 09/22/2010 11:42:37 AM PDT by sonnysteelgrave (Don't Blame me, I'm from Massachusettes)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Few things would make me happier than seeing Barney get his comeuppance this November.

Let's make it happen, MA. Barney is a national joke, and he has to go.

To see him and/or nasty Nancy lose their seat would feel like I had just hit the lottery!

Those 2 idiots had a big hand in the economic mess we are in.

21 posted on 09/22/2010 11:43:17 AM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: nmh

This is truly what I have been praying for, a complete overturn of the corruption in DC.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 11:44:24 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Brookhaven

Isn’t he Chair of the House Banking Committee? That would be a sweet vacation. Vote them out!


23 posted on 09/22/2010 11:45:02 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: taxcontrol

A ‘moneybomb’ would help with recognition, but I’m not sure backing from Sarah in Massachusetts is a good idea...


24 posted on 09/22/2010 11:46:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx; STARWISE; maggief; penelopesire; Liz

Miracles happen every day!


25 posted on 09/22/2010 11:50:47 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: paulcissa

Isn’t he Chair of the House Banking Committee?

Yes, he is....

Rush plays a song for Barney called ‘The Banking Queen’ set to the music of Abba’s ‘The Dancing Queen’.


26 posted on 09/22/2010 11:53:05 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 ("The summer of recovery will be followed by the fall of the regime." Howie Carr 9/3/10 WXTK Radio)
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To: roses of sharon

Barney Frank (D) *
Raised: $2,415,946
Spent: $1,568,074
Cash on Hand: $1,021,313

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sean D. Bielat (R)
Raised: $231,840
Spent: $147,349
Cash on Hand: $84,184
Last Report: August 25, 2010


27 posted on 09/22/2010 11:54:23 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Did somebody say "moneybomb"?

http://www.seanbielat.org/

28 posted on 09/22/2010 11:55:02 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: MortMan

The question is, would bringing the national media spot light aid by increasing name recognition and gathering national dollars to flow into the coffers. Sarah may not change the outcome, but her presence would focus the national media.

At the very least, it would sharpen the contrast and show that an relative unknown is within 9 points of a solid Dem seat. This will move the Dem focus and force them to defend seats that previously they did not think that they would have to defend. In other words, not a strong tactical play, but more strategic.


29 posted on 09/22/2010 11:56:22 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: onyx

That can change overnight; as we saw with Christine...


30 posted on 09/22/2010 11:56:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lou Budvis
Let's change their logo to...


31 posted on 09/22/2010 11:57:22 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Lou Budvis

Don’t get to excited, Barney is a known “come from behind surprise”


32 posted on 09/22/2010 11:57:24 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: B4Ranch
Keep praying and encourage others to do the same.

We need to make a desperate appeal to Him. Only He can bring about long term change. It's way beyond being about money, gays etc.. We need to get back to our Biblical roots ... somehow ... .

33 posted on 09/22/2010 11:57:38 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: taxcontrol
Sarah may not change the outcome, but her presence would focus the national media.

That's a good point...

34 posted on 09/22/2010 11:57:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hoosiermama
WOW!

SEAN BIELAT FOR CONGRESS - TO DEFEAT BARNEY FRANK!

35 posted on 09/22/2010 11:58:04 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Lou Budvis
Normally it's turkey I look forward to roasting in November. This year I prefer roasting Donkey.
36 posted on 09/22/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: who knows what evil?

Right. So many of our people need money.


37 posted on 09/22/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Wouldn’t that be absolutely wonderful? I guess his base is way liberal, there can’t be that many flamers in his district.


38 posted on 09/22/2010 12:02:03 PM PDT by altura
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To: onyx

Can’t get the message out without cash... :-(


39 posted on 09/22/2010 12:02:42 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: taxcontrol

In this case, Imight suggest that someone on the ordr of a Scott Brown (lukewarm conservative that he is) can accomplish both the act of highlighting the race and supporting potential R victory.

Sometimes, the best political decision a firebrand like Governor Palin can make is to stay aloof from a given race. She’s wildly popular in certain circles, and can fire the conservative base up like nobody’s business, but sometimes a strategic decision to hold fire is the right one.

It doesn’t make the decision easy, though.


40 posted on 09/22/2010 12:06:42 PM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: Lou Budvis

My goodness, if we lose Barney Frank, on top of all the other possible victories, I think I will pass out from ecstacy perhaps never to return.

I just don’t dare to even hope it.


41 posted on 09/22/2010 12:10:11 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: jerri

wouldn’t it be nice if nancy, barney, harry, and babs were all replaced?


42 posted on 09/22/2010 12:10:50 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Barney’s looking over his shoulder, but then again, he’s use to that.


43 posted on 09/22/2010 12:13:31 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: All

MONEY BOMB!


44 posted on 09/22/2010 12:15:35 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: madamemayhem; onyx; maggief; penelopesire
wouldn’t it be nice if nancy, barney, harry, and babs were all replaced?

I don't think America would have enough champagne....We'd surely have to import some.....FRink

45 posted on 09/22/2010 12:19:09 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Lou Budvis

I am convinced that there isn’t a district in the United States that couldn’t be up for grabs, if the Conservative message were presented in an intelligent honest manner.

There are bedrock issues within Conservatism that every man woman and child benefit from. We are a family values group. We support a man/woman’s right to thrive. Welfare, is not a trait of thriving.

The Democrats reveal themselves not to be family friendly. They are not community friendly. They are not friendly to a healthy national status.

Onward...


46 posted on 09/22/2010 12:19:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Lou Budvis

November 2nd is my birthday.... So guess what I’m wishing for.


47 posted on 09/22/2010 12:22:06 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: MrB

Oh you bad.


48 posted on 09/22/2010 12:24:12 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: Lou Budvis
Barney is dirty on the TARP funds. Maxine Waters had him steer big bucks to her husband's bank. This is just one instance we know about. Chris Dodd is skipping town ahead of the investigations...looks like Barney may not be that smart.
49 posted on 09/22/2010 12:24:56 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: MrB

What can we, as non Massachusetts residents and Freepers do to help? We certainly helped get the Kennedy seat to become a Republican seat - we can do the same for Barney Fa - s seat.


50 posted on 09/22/2010 12:26:57 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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