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( Sean Bielat ) A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank
Examiner ^ | September 30, 2010 | Byron York

Posted on 09/30/2010 11:01:24 PM PDT by george76

Sean Bielat, the Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 4th District, has had just one conversation with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Barney Frank.

It was in August, at a parade in New Bedford. "I went up to introduce myself and said, 'Nice to meet you,'" Bielat recalls. "He said, 'I wish I could say the same, but you've made this personal. You've been attacking me.' Then he turned and walked away."

Bielat remembers thinking that was a little odd, since at that very moment Frank's Web site featured plenty of attacks on Bielat. But the brief encounter set the tone for what has become an increasingly contentious campaign. The nervousness plaguing Democrats nationwide has touched even Frank, a 14-term incumbent who hasn't faced a serious challenger in years.

Bielat is 35 years old, a Marine who spent four years on active duty and is now a major in the Reserve. He's a graduate of Georgetown University with a master's from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. He's devoted a good portion of his professional life to manufacturing the high-tech robots that defuse improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other words, he's a serious man.

In the spring and summer of 2009, Bielat watched in dismay as Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress pursued one big-government initiative after another.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barney; barneyfrank; bielat; congress; elections; frank; ma; massachusetts; massachusetts4th; seanbielat

1 posted on 09/30/2010 11:01:30 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Perhaps the Tea Party Express should be endorsing Sean Bielat, instead of Democrat scum like Walt Minnick!

In fact, has the Tea Party Express actually endorsed any grassroots challengers for the House, or only incumbents?


2 posted on 09/30/2010 11:05:45 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: george76

I CAN think of a better title for this article, though. Yikes!! “Striking distance?” Oh the horrid imagery....


3 posted on 09/30/2010 11:07:14 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: george76
I guess we'll find out how many real Men and Women there are in Massachusetts' 4th District on November 3rd. . .
4 posted on 09/30/2010 11:09:40 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: counterpunch
I hear this in my head every time he speaks - its his theme song...
5 posted on 09/30/2010 11:12:23 PM PDT by 24-7Freeper
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To: george76

ewwwwwww.....

Brain floss, brain floss!!!!!


6 posted on 09/30/2010 11:16:35 PM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: george76
I'd give just about anything to see this loudmouth, uncouth blowhard of a congressman lose this election. I think having to conduct a constant rearguard action is wearing Barney out.


7 posted on 09/30/2010 11:22:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Party is spending your great-grandkids inheritance)
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To: Art in Idaho
We will, for real, find out how many want to keep us secure and free to live our lives as we choose.

This candidate sounds TERRIFIC! May God bless his efforts to replace a very arrogant man who feels his job gives him the right to be uncivil.

8 posted on 09/30/2010 11:25:19 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Republic

ex-Marine who holds a degree from Ivy League schools. I dont care much about the degree but he served for 4 years and no Marine backs down from a commie fudgepacker named Barney.


10 posted on 09/30/2010 11:34:46 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: george76

(posted by another FReeper) ...

Beyond that, there’s his record of concerning children:

BARNEY FRANK VOTED AGAINST AMBER ALERT (400 -11)

BARNEY FRANK VOTED AGAINST “CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT” (390 – 24)

BARNEY FRANK VOTED AGAINST PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL SEX w/ MINORS (418 -8)

BARNEY FRANK VOTED “PRESENT” IN VOTE TO REPEAL FEDERAL CHARTER OF BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

S151, “PROTECT ACT”aka “AMBER ALERT” 108th Congress April 10, 2003 S.151 PROTECT Act (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate) To prevent child abduction and the sexual exploitation of children, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, the VOTE – (400) FOR AMBER ALERT, Barney Frank was among (11) Against Child Protection.

HR5422 “CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT” 108th Congress Oct 8, 2002 H.R.5422 Child Abduction Prevention Act (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House) AN ACT To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to crimes involving the transportation of persons and sex tourism, the VOTE - (390) For Enacting, Barney Frank was among (24) Against Child Protection.

HR4477 “SEX TOURISM PROHIBITION IMPROVEMENTS ACT” 107th Congress June 26, 2002 An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to crimes involving the transportation of persons and sex tourism. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (with a person who the individual engaging in the commercial sex act, knows or should have known has not attained the age of 18 years), The VOTE – (418) FOR Enacting, Barney Frank was among just (8) against enacting Child Protection.

HR4892 “SCOUTING FOR ALL ACT” 106th Congress Sept 13, 2000 A BILL to repeal the Federal charter of the Boy Scouts of America. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The VOTE – (362) Against Repeal, (12) For Repeal, Barney joined the 51 “Present”.

HR1877 “CHILD SEX CRIMES WIRETAPPING ACT” 107th Congress May 21, 2002 H. R. 1877 AN ACT To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide that certain sexual crimes against CHILDREN are predicate crimes for the interception of communications, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, the VOTE - (396) For Enacting, (11) Against, Barney was too busy to vote.

Barney Frank is a DEGENERATE!! VOTE HIM OUT!!!!

Let folks know about Barney’s record on NOT protecting children.
It doesn’t matter where you live - pass it on - he’s their “Poster Boy”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQZIU79lZvs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jng6iFFjXYs&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg_E1X2-a2Q&NR=1


11 posted on 09/30/2010 11:47:19 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: george76

Barney Frank going down like, well, Barney Frank.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 11:56:00 PM PDT by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: george76

“in striking range of barney...”

I’d be careful about getting to close. I think Barney might enjoy an encroaching striking range.


13 posted on 10/01/2010 12:00:51 AM PDT by taketheredpill (Choice of Two Democrats or an Independent in Second District Virginia)
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To: taketheredpill

“too” close, that is...


14 posted on 10/01/2010 12:04:33 AM PDT by taketheredpill (Choice of Two Democrats or an Independent in Second District Virginia)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Another degenerate MSM hero. They love him.


15 posted on 10/01/2010 12:46:25 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: max americana

Thermometers have degrees and we all know where they stick thermometers!!


16 posted on 10/01/2010 12:50:34 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: george76

poor Barney, he’s been living in his leftist cocoon for so long that he doesn’t know what it’s like to face a real challenger in a real political campaign

let’s hope that Barney goes down

ooops, wrong imagery there, huh?


17 posted on 10/01/2010 12:50:45 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: george76

Bielat for Congress
P.O. Box 1143
Brookline, MA 02446
http://www.seanbielat.org
Thank you for helping!


18 posted on 10/01/2010 12:51:28 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: counterpunch

Joe Miller?


19 posted on 10/01/2010 12:53:55 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: Ronin

LOL!

Very nice!


20 posted on 10/01/2010 12:55:39 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Joe Miller is running for the Senate, not the House.
There were a number of non-incumbents TPX endorsed for the Senate, all for open seats except for Joe Miller and Christine O’Donnell, but not one challenger was endorsed in a House race.

I thought the Tea Parties were all about political outsiders taking on the Washington Establishment that corrupts both parties. Apparently not to the Tea Party Express.


21 posted on 10/01/2010 1:04:46 AM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Correction: Delaware was also an open seat. Castle wasn’t the incumbent, he just acted like it.


22 posted on 10/01/2010 1:06:31 AM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: counterpunch

Oops! That’s still the Senate. Sorry about that. ;o)

However, the House should be ours, and has been in the W column for quite a while. It is the People’s House, after all.

“In fact, has the Tea Party Express actually endorsed any grassroots challengers for the House, or only incumbents?”

I think the TEA Party Express is putting their money and endorsements where they are needed most.


23 posted on 10/01/2010 1:07:50 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: counterpunch

“Joe Miller is running for the Senate, not the House.”

Yep...you’re right! I realized that while I was in bed, and got out of bed to correct myself.

“I thought the Tea Parties were all about political outsiders taking on the Washington Establishment that corrupts both parties. Apparently not to the Tea Party Express.”

I dunno...I think the House has been in the bag for some time...IF the turnout is as we’ve been led to expect.

The Senate, OTOH, is where the fight is.

Have you missed, or ignored, the fight between the Ruling Class Republicans and the Country Class Republicans? The Ruling Class Republicans in the Senate are the worst, and aren’t up for election but once every six years. At least the House Ruling Class isn’t able to afford the lofty goals that the Senate...Ruling Class on steroids...is able to afford.


24 posted on 10/01/2010 1:16:05 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: dixiechick2000
However, the House should be ours, and has been in the W column for quite a while. It is the People’s House, after all.
Republicans need every seat they can win to take back the House from Pelosi and her flying monkeys.
Endorsing a Democrat like Walt Minnick isn't going to help that.
I think the TEA Party Express is putting their money and endorsements where they are needed most.
I don't know about that.
Tea Party Express endorsed Jim DeMint.
Now Jim is as worthy a candidate for reelection as any, but he's not exactly in a race where he is in dire need of endorsements or money.
I think he's about 60 points ahead of his non-competition there.
Is that really a race that needs it?
Same goes for Mike Pence. He's not exactly facing a tight race.
Have you missed, or ignored, the fight between the Ruling Class Republicans and the Country Class Republicans?
Certainly not, but it's really not Ruling Class Republicans vs. Country Class Republicans.
It is just THE Ruling Class vs. We The People.
And there are a lot more Ruling Class Democrats than Republicans.
And now that the primaries are over, The Tea Party Express should be pivoting to back these Citizen Politicians who are taking on the Ruling Class Democrats in November.
I'd like to see a lot more attention paid to these challengers fighting Ruling Class Democrats in tight races to take our country back, and less attention to incubents in safe seats.

There are a lot of Tea Party organizations out there, but out of all of them, unfortunately the one with the biggest name ID seems to be the least helpful and the most clueless.

Lots of wasted potential from TPX.
 
25 posted on 10/01/2010 1:45:45 AM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: george76

In a ideal world Bonny Fwank, Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton and Jimmah Carter would all be sharing a jail cell with a single bed, hot bunking it. The Community Reinvestment Act forcing banks to give loans to NINJAs (No Income, No Job, No Assets) pushed by these collectivist cretins eventually crashed the economy.


26 posted on 10/01/2010 2:34:38 AM PDT by Blado (Oilbama's dream: ''Spill Baby, Spill.'' Legal disclaimer- all criticism of white male half only)
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To: george76

Watch out, Sean.

Barney has a reputation for coming from behind.


27 posted on 10/01/2010 3:16:34 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: CrappieLuck

Drove by Barney’s campaign headquaters the other day. The sign on the front door said,

“Enter in Rear”


28 posted on 10/01/2010 3:24:57 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying today for -25, better yet -26......)
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To: george76

It is understandable that in their first meeting Barney treat Mr. Bielat with such disdain.

After all he isnt dealing with a Gentleman, he is dealing with a fem homosexual in a fem snit.


29 posted on 10/01/2010 3:53:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: CrappieLuck

Watch out, Sean.

Barney has a reputation for coming from behind.


Usually with a sucker punch


30 posted on 10/01/2010 4:43:06 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: george76
I just sent him something. When he wins I want to be able to say I helped kick Barney's ash.
31 posted on 10/01/2010 5:44:37 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: counterpunch

Perhaps the rest of us should head over to seanbielat.org and donate a few!


32 posted on 10/01/2010 7:01:16 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Vote dimocRAT
Celebrate Perversity

as a FReeper put it
awhile back.


33 posted on 10/01/2010 1:15:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: RepublicanMeansAmerican

OK, now that’s just one really ugly (albeit clever) metaphor.


34 posted on 10/01/2010 1:27:49 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: george76

Bawney Fwank is the epitome of all that is wrong in today’s Democratic Party.


35 posted on 10/01/2010 3:05:08 PM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks george76 for the topic.

Thanks JulieRNR21 for this contribution link:

http://seanbielat.org/retirebarney/

additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2599807/posts


36 posted on 10/01/2010 3:41:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: taketheredpill

“in striking range of barney... I’d be careful about getting too close.”

I agree. I’d want to see the poll, but not the pole.


37 posted on 10/02/2010 9:27:48 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform without education reform and originalism is a penny in the fuse box.)
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