Skip to comments.The Marine Who Has Barney Frank Worried
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 backthat 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 taxa 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?"
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"Sean worked his way through college and graduate school, aided by scholarships and the GI Bill.
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Do you think this man can do a good job of overseeing Freddie and Fannie that Barney Frank couldn’t?
Yeah, Sean is too highly-educated for that pittance of responsibiity.
IF he shows up to the hearings and doesn’t mumble and talks coherently...he’s way ahead of bwanhney
But, but, he went to Harvard, and he’s not one of us.
“...that people no longer believe that the government has the answers for our betterment,...”
The red-blooded Americans never did.
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.
Best wishes for Sean!
Lets hope that he knocks that POS Frank out. Go Sean go!
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)
If he keeps his teeth in, he's way ahead of the Frankenstein.
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.
Poll by whom?? Paid for by?? Wouldn’t believe them then, sure as hell wouldn’t believe them now.
Yep the 2nd clip is the one (at the very end) - too funny!