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Barney Frank refusing to debate his opponent Sean Bielat
http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/masspolitics/2010/10/01/sean-bielat-pressing-barney-frank-to-debate/ ^ | October 1, 2010

Posted on 10/02/2010 5:54:12 AM PDT by A_Cougar

On the night of the primary, Cong. Barney Frank (D-Newton) told Wicked Local that he was ready and willing to debate any candidate for the general election. And considering that Frank even debated Lyndon LaRouche candidate Rachel Brown in the primary it was easy to take him at his word.

“I think debating is an obligation any candidate for office has,” Frank said.

This release came this week from Frank’s GOP opponent Seat Bielat…

DebateGate: Where’s Barney?

Newton, MA — With just 32 days left until the mid-term election, Barney Frank has yet to confirm a single debate with his opponent Sean Bielat.

“Barney’s running away from his record, his votes, his previous statements, and now the debates,” said Sean Bielat, the Marine and businessman challenging Rep. Frank. “I have already agreed to several debates, but Barney keeps stalling. The people of the Fourth District deserve to hear from both of us at the same time. ”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wickedlocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coward; dnccoward; noaccountability; notaxes4dnc; notaxes4geithner; notaxes4kerry; notaxes4rangel; notransparency
“I think debating is an obligation any candidate for office has,” Frank said.
1 posted on 10/02/2010 5:54:15 AM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: A_Cougar

http://seanbielat.org/retirebarney/

To mail donations:

Friends of Sean Bielat
PO Box 1143
Brookline, MA 02446

Every little bit helps!!


2 posted on 10/02/2010 5:56:54 AM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: A_Cougar

Everybody knows Barney and most have made up their minds, particularly those who want him out. I don’t anyone new is going to fall in love with him between now and election day.
The debate would only cost him votes.

More popcorn, please.


3 posted on 10/02/2010 6:02:08 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: A_Cougar

Franks refusal to debate will make a GREAT campaign ad...Thanks for the 10 point jump in the polls Barney!


4 posted on 10/02/2010 6:02:14 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: A_Cougar

Heh, big mouth Barney always bragged that he’d debate anyone anywhere. Now he’s afraid to debate his opponent!

Big fat gay pervert fascist poverty-creating chicken.


5 posted on 10/02/2010 6:03:06 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: A_Cougar

Frank is a 14-term incumbent. 14 TERMS!!

That right there is more than reason enough to oust him. Of course, should someone need more, evidence abounds.


6 posted on 10/02/2010 6:03:06 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: A_Cougar
I'll drop something in the mail to help Sean Bielat defeat Barney Frank. Thanx !
7 posted on 10/02/2010 6:03:17 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis.)
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To: A_Cougar

That is because a lying lisping homo like Bwarney would lose totally.

I am glad to see that Americans are starting to wake up and see the truth.

Truth is 100% of Democrats are criminals.


8 posted on 10/02/2010 6:03:44 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: steelyourfaith

me too


9 posted on 10/02/2010 6:04:40 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: A_Cougar

Barney doesn’t want to debate because he is a pansy.


10 posted on 10/02/2010 6:06:02 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: A_Cougar

There’s no time like today to see the end of Barney Franks.


11 posted on 10/02/2010 6:06:53 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: steelyourfaith

Me too. Dumping Frank would be really sweet.


12 posted on 10/02/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Mobties

Everybody, huh? Well then I guess his campaign should simply pack it up and go away, right?
NOT.
As someone who’d like to see change in my district let me ask that you do some research before you post negative comments about a race I feel very passionate about.
Many Unenrolled voters in this district still haven’t heard about Sean and that’s a fact. They assume it’s still business as usual with Frank having no real opponent.
Sean CAN do it.
Period.


13 posted on 10/02/2010 6:08:45 AM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: steelyourfaith

Thank you!!


14 posted on 10/02/2010 6:09:20 AM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: A_Cougar

My guess is at some point he will have to debate Sean. If you get into the mechanics of a campaign, you will find it is a dance of negotiations coming down to the wire. Just my guess....


15 posted on 10/02/2010 6:10:31 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

I agree with you on that.


16 posted on 10/02/2010 6:11:22 AM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: PaleoBob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOykF87yHQ


17 posted on 10/02/2010 6:11:36 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: A_Cougar

If I were single-handedly responsible for causing the worst recession since the Great Depression, I would not want to debate, either.


18 posted on 10/02/2010 6:12:45 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: A_Cougar

19 posted on 10/02/2010 6:14:01 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: A_Cougar

Bawney won’t debate because he has a hard time understanding people who don’t lisp.


20 posted on 10/02/2010 6:15:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: A_Cougar

Barney can’t make it. It’s his time of the month.


21 posted on 10/02/2010 6:19:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: A_Cougar

I agree, Sean can do it. All I was saying is that Barney (rightly) sees no advantage in holding a debate.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: A_Cougar

Barney Franks is the senator from blue state communist perversions and will end up in the hell he has prepared for his unregenerate,lying, thieving, godless soul.


23 posted on 10/02/2010 6:21:21 AM PDT by kindred (Come, Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies from Zion, the chosen nation.)
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To: A_Cougar
Frank is afraid to debate Bielat because he is worried he will be forced into answering some uncomfortable questions about his role in the financial meltdown.

And Frank knows that even if he manages to weasel his way through a response, Bielat will have a devastating counter-response, pointing out the inconsistencies.

Frank also knows he has a short fuse, and if he loses his cool on the debate, the election will be over. I'm sure at least a few people remember Frank at Harvard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGmJLa2kd58

24 posted on 10/02/2010 6:28:35 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: A_Cougar
After seeing Bawney operate in Washington all these years, I'm convinced that he's actually a very straight, very heterosexual guy who only acts like a Sodomite to pander to his district and to keep from getting tried by homophilic Prosecutors.
25 posted on 10/02/2010 6:29:17 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: kindred

Kindred,well put.


26 posted on 10/02/2010 6:31:38 AM PDT by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: Mobties

Well thanks.
Living in the district I am VERY passionate about this race. And it’s not simply getting rid of Barney which would be incredible, of course.
It’s also because Sean is so very impressive. HE’S the one who should be there!


27 posted on 10/02/2010 6:32:36 AM PDT by A_Cougar
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To: fuzzybutt
Truth is 100% of Democrats are criminals.

And at least half the elected Republicans.....

28 posted on 10/02/2010 6:35:30 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: kindred

... is a member of the House of Representatives and not the Senate. All else applies, however.


29 posted on 10/02/2010 6:36:51 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: kindred
Barney Franks is the senator ...

Barney Frank serves (himself) in the US House of Representatives, not the Senate. Massachusetts 4th District, first elected in 1981.

30 posted on 10/02/2010 6:38:41 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: workerbee
Frank is a 14-term incumbent. 14 TERMS!!

That right there is more than reason enough to oust him. Of course, should someone need more, evidence abounds.

You have it wrong, Massachusetts is not voting Barney into Congress, they are voting Barney out of Massachusetts! So far they have gotten rid of him for 28 years!

31 posted on 10/02/2010 6:46:48 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: MuttTheHoople
After seeing Bawney operate in Washington all these years, I'm convinced that he's actually a very straight, very heterosexual guy who only acts like a Sodomite to pander to his district and to keep from getting tried by homophobic Prosecutors.

No disrespect, but if you really think that, definitely go see your Doc and get something to help with the mental delusions.


32 posted on 10/02/2010 6:48:45 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: justlurking
Frank is afraid to debate Bielat because he is worried he will be forced into answering some uncomfortable questions about his role in the financial meltdown.

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

I agree with that

He should be in jail.

Having a conversation with Frank would be like trying to argue with a dining room table.

He's just a big Gov't tax and spender.

tea party

33 posted on 10/02/2010 6:54:29 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: November 2010

“Heh, big mouth Barney always bragged that he’d debate anyone anywhere.”

I’m sure he HUmmmmms well. in a bathroom stall! His mouth is to full to debate. Anyhow the dribble will be disgusting to watch.


34 posted on 10/02/2010 7:02:20 AM PDT by primatreat ( "O" you's out. Go to the hole you's digging ! Puke!!!!)
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To: steelyourfaith

I’ll drop something in the mail to help Sean Bielat defeat Barney Frank. Thanx !

ME TOO! Come on freepers, let’s get this fat azz blowhard economy killer out of office!


35 posted on 10/02/2010 7:35:38 AM PDT by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: Popman

Just like Larry Craig, Lindsey Graham, and Trent Lott pretend to be loving husbands.....


36 posted on 10/02/2010 7:50:31 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: A_Cougar

Reminds me of the attitude Hussein had in court...uppity... I’m above all you peons, and I’m bummer’s boy. I’m special. They’re all rich elitist pretenders trying to stay on the gravy train.


37 posted on 10/02/2010 7:54:55 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: workerbee

Maybe Frankie has other talents that keep him in office.


38 posted on 10/02/2010 7:57:52 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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Come on Barney, be a man and debate.

Oh wait, never mind that first part.

Just debate.


39 posted on 10/02/2010 8:12:34 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: A_Cougar

“My opponent hath an unfair advanthage in a debate because I haf a lisp”


40 posted on 10/02/2010 8:18:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: A_Cougar

Little barney is just afraid to “man up”.


41 posted on 10/02/2010 9:08:09 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Mobties

Hopefully, this will suppress more voters who would have turned out for Barney “the Crook” Frank.


42 posted on 10/02/2010 9:08:16 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

“There’s no time like today to see the end of Barney Franks.”

Hmmmmm,,,,.. Conjures up a nasty mental image,,,,,,,,,


43 posted on 10/02/2010 9:55:44 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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