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The Marine Who Has Barney Frank Worried
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-09-10 | JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 10/08/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

In a district where Scott Brown won, Sean Bielat mounts a serious challenge.

'I don't consider myself a tea party candidate," Sean Bielat tells me over dinner. "I don't know what it means." But an hour later Mr. Bielat, Rep. Barney Frank's Republican challenger, receives a hero's welcome at the Spindle City Tea Party, a gathering of nearly 200 citizen- activists in this economically depressed mill town. As he approaches the stage, they stand, applauding and chanting "Go, Sean, go!"

What he tells them is consistent with this reporter's view of the tea party: "I'm starting to think that people want to take this country back—that people no longer believe that the government has the answers for our betterment, that the government can tell them how they should use their money. People believe that they have the power to create their own opportunity, if only they are given the chance. . . . There is so much wrong in Washington, I almost don't know where to start."

Mr. Bielat holds some views that this crowd would find uncongenial. For one, he favors raising the "cap" on wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax—a glaring exception to his opposition to tax hikes. Another comes up during the tea party event, when a portly man with a white beard asks him: "Will you introduce legislation creating term limits in the federal government?"

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2010; braneyfran; ma2010; seanbielat; taranto; wsj

Meet Sean:

"Sean worked his way through college and graduate school, aided by scholarships and the GI Bill.

He now holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, and a Master of Business Administration fromThe Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the International Institute for Security Studies, and the Council on Emerging National Security Affairs."

http://www.seanbielat.org/meet-sean

Now, he is a great candidate!


1 posted on 10/08/2010 5:44:44 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: 506Lake; AdvisorB; afraidfortherepublic; antivenom; angry elephant; Bernard; Blonde; ...


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2 posted on 10/08/2010 5:46:27 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Do you think this man can do a good job of overseeing Freddie and Fannie that Barney Frank couldn’t?


3 posted on 10/08/2010 5:51:47 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Nobody can oversee Freddies fannie better than bwarney
4 posted on 10/08/2010 5:59:20 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: vigilante2

Yeah, Sean is too highly-educated for that pittance of responsibiity.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 6:01:29 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

IF he shows up to the hearings and doesn’t mumble and talks coherently...he’s way ahead of bwanhney


6 posted on 10/08/2010 6:02:48 PM PDT by OregonTide
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To: OregonTide

But, but, he went to Harvard, and he’s not one of us.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 6:04:19 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

“...that people no longer believe that the government has the answers for our betterment,...”

The red-blooded Americans never did.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 6:09:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: MichaelCorleone

A poll taken in 1960, I believe it was, said that 80 percent of the American people had absolute confidence in “the federal government,” which is constitutionally a misnomer.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: GOP_Lady


Please help stop this madness in DC and donate.

Help out Sean here


10 posted on 10/08/2010 6:22:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

Best wishes for Sean!


11 posted on 10/08/2010 6:23:23 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
What a remarkable list of achievements for a 35-year-old.
12 posted on 10/08/2010 6:25:19 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Lets hope that he knocks that POS Frank out. Go Sean go!


13 posted on 10/08/2010 6:25:39 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: GOP_Lady

IMO, it is all in play. Pick your candidates for the final push.

(I was gonna say get behind your candidates but changed it. LOL)


14 posted on 10/08/2010 6:26:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: OregonTide
IF he shows up to the hearings and doesn’t mumble and talks coherently...he’s way ahead of bwanhney

If he keeps his teeth in, he's way ahead of the Frankenstein.

15 posted on 10/08/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: GOP_Lady

I like how Barney claimed on Fox & Friends the other day that he was the “LEADER” against home ownership for the poor & that he always thought they should just rent.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 6:36:24 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Theodore R.

Poll by whom?? Paid for by?? Wouldn’t believe them then, sure as hell wouldn’t believe them now.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 6:42:28 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Sparky1776
Video of Sean Bielat on Fox & Friends
18 posted on 10/08/2010 7:01:02 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Sparky1776
'Right-Wing Forces' Attacking Rep. Frank?
19 posted on 10/08/2010 7:04:33 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Yep the 2nd clip is the one (at the very end) - too funny!


20 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:58 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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I heard it today on Brian Kilmeade’s radio show.

I had to look for the video after you mentioned it. :-)

21 posted on 10/08/2010 7:19:01 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Bttt.

5.56mm

22 posted on 10/08/2010 7:20:42 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: GOP_Lady
If you go back and look at the New Jersey and Virginia election results from last year, you'd see a 20 to 25% voter swing to the GOP candidate. This trend can have only strengthened over the past year with the passage of ObamaCare and other monstrosities. Let's say there's a general 25-35% electoral swing.

That means a "safe" Democrat will have had to win election in 2008 with that kind of margin.

Remember in November.

23 posted on 10/08/2010 7:54:34 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt; GOP_Lady
........the 2009 New Jersey and Virginia election results saw a 20 to 25% voter swing to the GOP candidate.....

And that was with bigtime help from Obama/Biden. Read on.

Ohaha was heavly invested in the NJ gubernatorial race---one of only two statewide 2009 races w/ VA.

OBAMA WAS DESPERATE FOR NJ DEM CORZINE TO WIN W/ ILLEGAL VOTES--- Obama put the power of the WH machine behind incumbent Corzine.

The NY Times reported :
(a) every TV ad Corzine put on the air was being screened by Obama's WH team.
(b) Corzine's aides gave the WH daily briefings.
(c) Obama’s pollsters took over for Corzine’s polling team, and,
(d) White House operatives were on the ground for internal strategy sessions,

Vote-starved Democrats rigged the election with latino votes (so they thought)

(e) White House operatives were orchestrating obscure pep rallies with Latinos (kept secret from voters),
(f) Corzine had a "Peruvian Pac" endorsing him.
(g) Ohaha campaigned in the state three times, Biden was there twice. Ohaha TV ads ran relentlessly.
(h) Corzine promised to give illegals ‘driving credentials’ & in-state tuition.
(i) Corzine sucked up to illegal immigrants and REFUSED to enforce current immigration laws
(j)Corzine formed a Blue Ribbon committee of hypenates using tax dollars to mine votes for Corzine.
(k)Also sucking up to illegals was Sen Robert Menendez, a Corzine campaigner.

OTHER SALIENT POINTS

>> Incumbent Dem Jon Corzine (the wealthy loser) outspent the Repub winner Chris Chirstie about 4-1.
>> New Jersey has a huge Democratic registration.
>> Corzine bragged he had 20,000 paid union helpers on the ground election day to get out the vote.
>> There was a third party candidate siphoning off Republican votes.
>> Corzine had the power of incumbency.
>> Corzine had the power of a crooked Democrat Machine cooking the vote.
>> Ohaha hid $17.5 BILLION stimlulus in New Jersey.....for Corzine's reelection campaign.

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NEW JERSEY IS IDENTITY FRAUD CENTRAL FOR LATINOS
Two Texans busted in bogus ID operation in NJ

NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- July 21, 2006 -- Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, authorities said. The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.

The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force, regularly runs checks.

The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.

Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.

All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards.

AND THIS The winning Republican Lt Governor candidate, former County Sheriff Kim Guadagno, had applied for the federal 287(g) program, which sought to question every inmate coming to the County jail about his/her immigration status, regardless of the offense. Then-Sheriff Guadagno said she wanted to ensure that "illegal criminals" were not unduly released for fear of further harm to the community. The 287(g) program would provide the Sheriff with personnel and tools to punish individuals being held at the County jail (even if they do not meet the criteria set forth by Corzine's sucking up to illegals).

Illegals lacerated Sheriff Guadagno for political pandering and for scouting incidents of indictable offenses such as driving under the influence by undocumented immigrants.

She won state office, anyway.

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Ohaha also campaigned for the VA Dem---the Repub won there, as well.

24 posted on 10/09/2010 8:03:48 AM PDT by Liz
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