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A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank
The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2010 | Byron York

Posted on 10/01/2010 9:26:36 AM PDT by Dayvester

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...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; bielat; congress; elections; frank; ma; massachusetts; obama; palin; seanbielat
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1 posted on 10/01/2010 9:26:40 AM PDT by Dayvester
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To: Dayvester
A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank

That would be AWESOME! I hope someone defeats him in the election as well...

2 posted on 10/01/2010 9:28:14 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Dayvester

If Bielat beats Barney, the earth will have moved.


3 posted on 10/01/2010 9:28:50 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dayvester

Barney doesn’t want anybody sneaking up behind him except Jim Ready.


4 posted on 10/01/2010 9:29:30 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: Dayvester
and lesser-known but seemingly-secure Dem Brad Sherman has been rattled by upstart Mark Reed!
5 posted on 10/01/2010 9:30:01 AM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: Dayvester

Frank ought to be worried. And Bielat does have a chance. This 4th District in Massachusetts went for Scott Brown fairly decisively.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 9:30:33 AM PDT by antonico
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To: Dayvester

TURNOUT IS EVERYTHING!

In the recent New York primaries turnout was up 400% in some precincts

And thought the polls only showed Paladino and Cuomo as tied, TEA party candidate Paladino KICKED HIS ASS in a landslide 62-37

DRAG YOUR FRINEDS AND NEIGHBORS TO THE POLLS!!!!!!!! (except democrats, tell them they can go back to sleep, the govt will let them vote tomorrow)


7 posted on 10/01/2010 9:31:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (GO! PALADINO FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!)
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To: Mr. K

I’m going to sell my house, move to his district so I can vote against him!!!!!


8 posted on 10/01/2010 9:33:04 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: Dayvester

Mr. Frank is a coward, and he’s scared to death.

He should be. Mr. Frank has lingered too long at the federal trough.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Dayvester
'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.' The he turned and walked pranced away.

Fixed it.

10 posted on 10/01/2010 9:37:37 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The Professional Left: Using Your Money to Promote Their Ideology Since the 1930's)
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To: Dayvester

Seems like he’s a Joe Miller-caliber candidate. Would be great to finally see Barney retired.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Dayvester

Sean’s website:

http://www.seanbielat.org/

Go Sean!!!


12 posted on 10/01/2010 9:39:00 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Dayvester
I just donated to Bielat's campaign. You can do so also at RetireBarney.com
13 posted on 10/01/2010 9:39:27 AM PDT by GnL
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To: Jerrybob; CaptainAmiigaf

“I’m going to sell my house, move to his district so I can vote against him!!!!!”

Can’t afford to sell, nor do I want to move but I will proudly be voting Neal out of my Massachusetts House District!!! I can’t wait to celebrate both Frank and Neal’s forced retirements!

{I just wish we didn’t have to pay their pensions, especially since no one I know has a pension in their jobs except for my sisterinlaw the teacher (she hates the union! and is one of us)}


14 posted on 10/01/2010 9:39:43 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Dayvester

“Attacking” a Dem menas reporting his real record, and quoting him directly, in context.


15 posted on 10/01/2010 9:40:36 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Onelifetogive

Send him packing!


16 posted on 10/01/2010 9:41:05 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: Dayvester

Here’s hoping that slobbering old queen gets shown the door.


17 posted on 10/01/2010 9:42:01 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: Dayvester; Pride in the USA

From reading the article, Bielat sounds like one of the good guys. He also correctly identifies that national support is key, and that if GOP donors across the country think there’s a chance to get rid of Barney, they’ll donate to Bielat. According to the article, Bielat is just 10 points behind Frank, even though Bielat has only raised $600,000...MUCH much less than Frank.

I’d love to hear Rush talk about this the same way he did about O’Donnell, which resulted in millions pouring into her campaign coffers from across the nation.

In the meantime, we can donate to Sean Bielat through his website at http://www.seanbielat.org/


18 posted on 10/01/2010 9:43:06 AM PDT by lonevoice (Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music)
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To: Dayvester

It would be like an early Christmas!!


19 posted on 10/01/2010 9:44:53 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Dayvester

Please forgive me, but if Barney Frank can be defeated, then so can Mike Doyle (PA-14). Doyle is the Democrap stooge who persuaded the Stupak group to sell out and support Obama’s abortion care.

Melissa Haluszczak is a courageous Conservative who is running against Doyle.

With a little money, she can defeat Doyle.

Please consider a small contribution at

http://www.melissaforcongress.com/

Thank you so much!

(I am not affiliated with Melissa nor her campaign in any way)


20 posted on 10/01/2010 9:46:23 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Onelifetogive

Chris Dodd, Ted Kennedy, Byrd..and please oh please get limp wristed Barney out of there..as well as hag face Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.


21 posted on 10/01/2010 9:47:23 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Dayvester

Give them hell. I’ll be proudly voting for Tim Walberg here when we sent Marky Mark Schauer back to Battle Creek.


22 posted on 10/01/2010 9:47:36 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: MrB
Send him packing!

You, sir, one sick individual...

Then again...maybe I am.

23 posted on 10/01/2010 9:49:02 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Dayvester
Frank, a 14-term incumbent

Inexcusable. Absolutely disgusting.

24 posted on 10/01/2010 9:49:07 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

ping


25 posted on 10/01/2010 9:49:36 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Dayvester

The Queeah is crude and rude isn’r he


26 posted on 10/01/2010 9:50:05 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: RummyChick

Nazi Pelousy is safe. That’s a given. That being said, the best thing to happen to her is that when the Pubs regain control of the House, the new Speaker assigns her to the lowest, most obscure sub-sub-sub-sub committee there is. That way, she can languish in annonymity for the rest of her political life. We will never her from her ever again.


27 posted on 10/01/2010 9:52:40 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Tim Walberg - me 2- can’t wait to vote him in and the Marky Mark out!


28 posted on 10/01/2010 9:53:32 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: MrB
Send him packing!

Poor choice of words considering this is Bawney Fwank were talking about!

/s

29 posted on 10/01/2010 9:53:34 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: Dayvester
It would be great is someone beat Frank. I know some voters must be mad about his vigorous defense of the management of Freddie and Fannie. Frank insisted there was no problem.

Bill O'Reilly Battles Rep. Barney Frank Over Financial Crisis

"..(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

REP. BARNEY FRANK, D-MASS.: I think this is a case where Fannie and Freddie are fundamentally sound, that they are not in danger of going under. They're not the best investments these days from the long-term standpoint going back. I think they are in good shape going forward.

They're in a housing market. I do think their prospects going forward are very solid. And in fact, we're going to do some things that are going to improve them...."

30 posted on 10/01/2010 9:54:11 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dayvester
Democrats are such victims.

We're seeing this in NY in the governor's race between Paladino and Cuomo.

And of course, the golden boy looking for his succession to the throne, can't do any wrong, while Paladino, well, you get the drift.

Except the liberals are so out of touch with reality and the grassroots of this country.

31 posted on 10/01/2010 9:55:12 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Dayvester
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."

That's Barney's personal seat, and any attempt to elect anyone else is a personal attack.

32 posted on 10/01/2010 9:57:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Dayvester; P-Marlowe; blue-duncan

He better watch his tail

er....uh...

He better watch his back(side)

damn....

keep his finger on the....

put his money where his mouth....

(When discussing Barney Frank, everything’s a joke. :>)


33 posted on 10/01/2010 9:57:58 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: prairiebreeze

Barney doesn’t prance. He sashays.


34 posted on 10/01/2010 9:58:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: eCSMaster

And while we’re at it, let’s finally get rid of Jim Oberstar in MN-8.

http://chipcravaack.com/

Meet Chip Cravaack, Navy veteran and a huge improvement to
Porkerstar. I wouldn’t mind seeing a stronger statement against Obamacare in his position piece, but clearly getting rid of Oberstar would be a massive step forward.


35 posted on 10/01/2010 9:59:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Dayvester
Alternate headline:

Barney's Seat is Up For Grabs!


36 posted on 10/01/2010 10:02:21 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Dayvester

It would make my day, my YEAR, to see His Nibs go down in flames. Go, Bielat!


37 posted on 10/01/2010 10:03:14 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Donate to Sean Bielat at RetireBarney.com!
38 posted on 10/01/2010 10:04:16 AM PDT by nutmeg (32 days 'til Election Day...)
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To: MrB

Oh no you din’t!


39 posted on 10/01/2010 10:06:21 AM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: reagan_fanatic

He belongs in prison with the “Fraud” in the whitehouse and the rest of the regime.


40 posted on 10/01/2010 10:07:28 AM PDT by watchdogmom
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To: NCC-1701

She may be safe in her district...but the old established Dems are gunning for her...after the elections, they intend to replace her in her leadship role...long knives comes to mind...[that is why she said the other day...I’ll be here after the election, it was NOT an indication of the election...it was as SOTH].


41 posted on 10/01/2010 10:10:35 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: nutmeg
Donate to Sean Bielat at RetireBarney.com!

Done!

42 posted on 10/01/2010 10:11:23 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Dayvester
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43 posted on 10/01/2010 10:11:49 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Dayvester

Barney Frank’s Seat in Play!..............


44 posted on 10/01/2010 10:14:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Dayvester

At least he didn’t have to wash Barney’s filth off his hand. Still, I hope Sean used a disinfectant to kill the airborne germs. Just getting close to that kind of nastiness is hazardous.


45 posted on 10/01/2010 10:20:42 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Dayvester

If there was any justice in this world, Barney Frank would be charged, tried, found guilty and sentenced to time in an all female prison.


46 posted on 10/01/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Mr. K

“In the recent New York primaries turnout was up 400% in some precincts”

That is good news until they report a 400% voter turnout.


47 posted on 10/01/2010 10:29:56 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Jerrybob

” I’m going to sell my house, move to his district so I can vote against him!!!!!”

Frank lives in Newton Mass. I grew up there. Bring lots of money ;-)


48 posted on 10/01/2010 10:41:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: massgopguy

I defer to your superior knowlege.


49 posted on 10/01/2010 10:42:09 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The Professional Left: Using Your Money to Promote Their Ideology Since the 1930's)
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To: Dayvester

Barney had better be watching his six, in a manner of speaking.


50 posted on 10/01/2010 10:48:23 AM PDT by rogue yam
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