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4th District race hits fever pitch Barney Frank can be defeated!! Bielat stages rally in Taunton
The Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2010 | Milton J. Valencia and Matt Byrne

Posted on 09/29/2010 9:22:00 AM PDT by Dayvester

US Representative Barney Frank, facing his most serious opponent in more than two decades, wooed the people of Taunton and the Fourth Congressional District yesterday with a rally at Taunton High School that included promise of a better future — and a visit from Bill Clinton.

After more than an hour’s wait, time that was filled with songs by the high school choir and jazz band, the estimated 2,500 in attendance welcomed the former president with a boisterous round of applause, as the sounds of Fleetwood Mac boomed in the background: “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.’’

“I’m glad to be here because Barney Frank has been my friend,’’ Clinton told the welcoming crowd. “I’m glad to be here because he’s been a faithful representative to you.’’

The show of support, with hundreds of Frank signs waving in the air, was a well-timed boost for a congressman who has served three decades in office and is now facing an opponent campaigning on voter anger and a bleeding economy.

Sean Bielat, Frank’s Republican opponent, welcomed the challenge yesterday afternoon with his own rally at Taunton Green, the city’s historic grounds of civic engagement, once used as a training ground for militias in the American Revolution.

With chants of, “Go Sean, Go,’’ and “Retire Barney’’ signs waving in the air, about 200 people gathered at the counter-rally to the Clinton appearance.

“Two days ago, Frank said the economy is poised for recovery,’’ said Bielat, 35, of Brookline, a Marine serving in the Reserves. “Going around the district, I haven’t found it.’’

He denounced the “arrogance’’ of incumbents who have forgotten their constituents...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barney; blarney; frank; fwank

1 posted on 09/29/2010 9:22:05 AM PDT by Dayvester
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To: Dayvester

I’d love to see Bawney go down.

Wait, let me rephrase that...


2 posted on 09/29/2010 9:27:39 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Dayvester

I was there, Sean’s going to retire Barney!

Barney might have to get his first private sector job at age 70.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 9:27:53 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Dayvester
Rally 21
4 posted on 09/29/2010 9:30:06 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: RockinRight

“.I’d love to see Bawney go down.
Wait, let me rephrase that..”

That would be “wefwase dat”...there. Corrected it.

So...the morning after the election, will the Massachu newspapers all read:

“Bawney Gets Buggered”...?

I’m just sayin...


5 posted on 09/29/2010 9:32:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Dayvester
Rally 15
6 posted on 09/29/2010 9:33:17 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: RockinRight

The problem with Barney isn’t Barney. It’s the people who elect him. Unless they can quell some rampant voter fraud in his district, or there is a huge demographic shift, I cannot imagine him losing.

The voters are the problem.


7 posted on 09/29/2010 9:36:00 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RockinRight
"The fat lady's singing, Bawney!"......
8 posted on 09/29/2010 9:39:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RobRoy

if barney loses,
rats are going to end up losing 100+ seats.


9 posted on 09/29/2010 9:41:14 AM PDT by genghis
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To: Dayvester

if barney loses his seat, he’ll be looking for a new job. So... let’s see.. he has experience runing Gay Escorts out of his home...


10 posted on 09/29/2010 9:45:42 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Dayvester
"Two days ago, Frank said the economy is poised for recovery,’’ said Bielat, 35, of Brookline, a Marine serving in the Reserves. “Going around the district, I haven’t found it."

Bielet should focus his campaign on the fact that Frank and his cohort Dodd played no small part in bringing down the economy in the first place. .

11 posted on 09/29/2010 9:48:12 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: theDentist

“if barney loses his seat, he’ll be looking for a new job.”

He is going to start nude male “backup dancing” classes.


12 posted on 09/29/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: Dayvester

Heres hoping Bwaney takes it in the shorts.


13 posted on 09/29/2010 9:58:20 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

And meanwhile in the 3rd district Marty “I donated to Daschle” Lamb is nowhere to be found in his race against McGovern.

No ads, no debates, no nothing. He was a straw candidate, I knew it all along.


14 posted on 09/29/2010 9:58:49 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Dayvester

“Two days ago, Frank said the economy is poised for recovery,’’

Hearing from September 2003 on an administration proposal to alter the regulation of GSEs like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

“I do not think we are facing any kind of a crisis. That is, in my view, the two government sponsored enterprises we are talking about here, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in a crisis.”


15 posted on 09/29/2010 10:05:27 AM PDT by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: genghis

if barney loses,
rats are going to end up losing 100+ seats.

Could happen


16 posted on 09/29/2010 10:16:01 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That could be Ann Lewis. Or maybe there’s another reason why you don’t see her and brother Barney photographed togerther


17 posted on 09/29/2010 10:17:29 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Dayvester

In this house—
A visit from Bill Clinton is NOT a ‘better future”.


18 posted on 09/29/2010 10:22:43 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Peter from Rutland

“3rd district Marty “I donated to Daschle” Lamb is nowhere to be found in his race against McGovern.

No ads, no debates, no nothing. He was a straw candidate, I knew it all along.”

Yeah Howie Carr was all over him about that, the Lamb is done. On the otherhand Howie is all in favor of Bielat and his chances going forward.


19 posted on 09/29/2010 10:23:13 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

Barney might have to get his first private sector job at age 70.”

He can run a gay brothel.


20 posted on 09/29/2010 10:23:29 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Dayvester
teabagger

Barney could always return to his original profession.
I mean, he has lots of cash tucked away in off shore
accounts. It's not like he'd have to actually work, you
know

21 posted on 09/29/2010 10:25:30 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Dayvester
Barney Frank, facing his most serious opponent in more than two decades, wooed the people of Taunton and the Fourth Congressional District yesterday with a rally at Taunton High School that included promise of a better future — and a visit from Bill Clinton.
I can't believe either of these two were allowed within 500 feet of a high school.
 
22 posted on 09/29/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Dayvester
US Representative Barney Frank, facing his most serious opponent in more than two decades, wooed the people of Taunton and the Fourth Congressional District yesterday with a rally at Taunton High School that included promise of a better future — and a visit from Bill Clinton.

Clinton, IMO, is the latest "Bring out the Crip" champion. Having him appear at these events reminds me of the desperate tactics of the anti-gun Brady Bunch. They'd start off their rallies by spouting bogus statistics or a hysterical headline, and then follow with the "Bring out the Crip" moment. James Brady was wheeled out and everybody was supposed to feel so sorry for the man that they would go out and ban guns.

23 posted on 09/29/2010 10:41:42 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: RobRoy
The problem with Barney isn’t Barney. It’s the people who elect him. Unless they can quell some rampant voter fraud in his district, or there is a huge demographic shift, I cannot imagine him losing.
The voters are the problem.
A lot of Barney's strongest supporters had to move out of the district when they lost their homes, thanks directly to his work as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
 
24 posted on 09/29/2010 10:41:50 AM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Peter from Rutland

I was afraid that he could be a Sacrificial Lamb, but from what you say he sounds like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.


25 posted on 09/29/2010 11:27:34 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Sparky1776
Barney might have to get his first private sector job at age 70.

Are you sure? I though he had some private operation in his home a few years back.

26 posted on 09/29/2010 12:01:54 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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