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Can Sean Bielat Beat Barney Frank?
The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 9, 2010 | BY Daniel Halper

Posted on 10/09/2010 6:20:55 PM PDT by Dayvester

James Taranto profiles Sean Bielat, the congressional candidate in Massachusetts who is seeking to defeat Barney Frank in November's election:

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Bielat caught the "political bug" as a teenager, when he did a stint as a House page. After earning a master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, he went to work as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an executive for iRobot Corp., a defense contractor based in Bedford, Mass. He's also a new father; his wife gave birth to their son, Theodore, over the summer...

Can he win? In a district that gave 63% of its vote to Barack Obama, Mr. Frank has to be reckoned the heavy favorite. But Mr. Bielat's quest does not look quite as quixotic as it did last October, when he quit his job at iRobot to pursue it....

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; jamestaranto; massachusetts; seanbielat

1 posted on 10/09/2010 6:20:56 PM PDT by Dayvester
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To: Dayvester

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!


2 posted on 10/09/2010 6:30:30 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Dayvester

I saw a Barney Frank ad on TV today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before — he’s always been a shoo-in; but not this year.


3 posted on 10/09/2010 6:32:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dayvester

What’s wrong with the people of Mass? Don’t they realize that Frank was instrumental with the sub-prime mortgage crisis and economy collapse? Are they uninformed or just plain screwed up in the mind?


4 posted on 10/09/2010 6:37:48 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Dayvester.
He's also a new father; his wife gave birth to their son, Theodore, over the summer
By contrast, his opponent sympathizes with NAMBLA.

5 posted on 10/09/2010 6:37:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; perfect_rovian_storm

This would be a great victory.


6 posted on 10/09/2010 6:38:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Dayvester

If Frank is ever going to be defeated by a Republican for his seat, this would be the year and the candidate to do it. Bielat is the real deal, and there may never be a better political environment for a Republican victory in Massachusetts than this year.


7 posted on 10/09/2010 6:39:16 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Dayvester

If Fwank needed Bill Clinton to pimp for him he is in trouble.


8 posted on 10/09/2010 6:40:10 PM PDT by AU72
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To: eeriegeno
What’s wrong with the people of Mass? Don’t they realize that Frank was instrumental with the sub-prime mortgage crisis and economy collapse? Are they uninformed or just plain screwed up in the mind?

I don't get it either. He and Dodd are two of the primary culprits with the mentioned crises and are in bed with Fannie and Freddie Mac. I just don't get it. Hey Mass, show us otherwise!

9 posted on 10/09/2010 6:46:55 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Dayvester

Didn’t Scott Brown carry this district?


10 posted on 10/09/2010 6:47:46 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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To: eeriegeno

“I saw a Barney Frank ad on TV today.”

Schumer has been running ads showing what great guy he is. Scared are they?


11 posted on 10/09/2010 6:54:04 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: MattinNJ
Didn’t Scott Brown carry this district?

I don't recall statistics for senate elections broken down by congressional districts. The districts in Massachusetts are heavily gerrymandered. Barney's includes areas west, southwest, southeast of Boston as well as some of the Cape. Brookline and Newton are two of the larger areas of the district inhabited by moonbats. It's an uphill battle for Sean. He'll likely do better than Sholly in the last election where Sholly got about 34 percent of the vote.

12 posted on 10/09/2010 6:57:36 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: eeriegeno
What’s wrong with the people of Mass? Are they uninformed or just plain screwed up in the mind?

Kennedy.

Kerry.

Frank.....I realize your question is rhetorical, but I would venture to say that voting is not something that is given serious intellectual consideration in Mass.

13 posted on 10/09/2010 6:57:39 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Just ask Coates: The Obama Admin has no problem with racism as long as it's "applied correctly")
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To: Mygirlsmom

Don’t forget cap and tax Markey!


14 posted on 10/09/2010 7:35:50 PM PDT by balls
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To: GOP_Lady

This young man has a very impressive resume.

I hope to God Sean beats the corrupt Barney Frank like a drum.

If not, Sean should run for the Senate when Kerry is up for re-election.


15 posted on 10/09/2010 7:38:36 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: Dayvester

I thought Barney was deciding not to run for re-election this year? Was going to go into the private sector? This was about 6 months ago or so...I honestly thought he was done.


16 posted on 10/09/2010 7:40:20 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

This man definitely has a future.

I’m praying for him to win this election.


17 posted on 10/09/2010 7:41:31 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Dayvester

I’d love to see arrogant Barney Frank lose.

But I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Anything is possible though.


18 posted on 10/09/2010 7:43:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Dayvester
Of COURSE Mr. Bielat can win: he's ONLY 10 points down in the polls!
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19 posted on 10/09/2010 7:43:30 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: eeriegeno

“What’s wrong with the people of Mass? Don’t they realize that Frank was instrumental with the sub-prime mortgage crisis and economy collapse? Are they uninformed or just plain screwed up in the mind?”

Good questions. You know what? People that are inclined to think that liberalism and government are superior philosophies, or even at par with the Divine (the saviors of humanity), will see what they wanna see.

And I don’t think most of ‘em have studied/retained economics.


20 posted on 10/09/2010 7:43:55 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 24 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Dayvester

Good man!

Here’s a vid so you all can get to know the guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yTCOdqaiVI&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Well-spoken, and none of that pathetic Barney Frank condescension.

He’s going to pull a “Scott Brown” in Mass.

Just think, we’re going to get rid of Harry Reid & Barney NAMBLA Frank!! Wooohooo! Send those scumbags packing with their tails between their legs.

(...Well, something else between Bone-me Frank’s legs).


21 posted on 10/09/2010 7:52:20 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Dayvester
Can Sean beat Barney?

We can only hope.

22 posted on 10/09/2010 7:57:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Yes, Brown won this district by about 3,000 votes.


23 posted on 10/09/2010 8:17:00 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: ClearCase_guy

What was the Barney Frank ad like?

Did he highlight his work on behalf of Fannie and Freddie?
His push for subprime lending to people who couldn’t pay it back?

Did it end with, “I’m Bawney Fwank an I appwoove dis methage!”?

And did his constituents even realize before that he is brain damaged?
Him running an ad showcasing himself could seriously backfire.


24 posted on 10/09/2010 8:33:56 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: eeriegeno

Can he beat barny? You had better believe it!!!


25 posted on 10/09/2010 8:38:00 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: counterpunch
Sometimes it is hard to get folks out to vote at midterm elections. The Pubbies will be there but will the other side?
26 posted on 10/09/2010 8:42:21 PM PDT by Faith-Hope
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To: counterpunch
I thought it was a strange ad.

It showed an old photograph of a happy family, inclusing little Barney.
Barney made his father proud, by going to college.
Barney's father dies.
Barney has to leave college, to save the family business (no idea what kind of business that was)
Barney leaves the private sector and becomes a government parasite.

Well, that last bit wasn't quite mentioned -- but they jumped through warp space from the "young Barney saves Dad's business" to the "vote to re-elect the long time Washington insider" concept. How did we get here?

I can't imagine the ad will sway any independents.

27 posted on 10/09/2010 8:48:29 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dayvester

Defeating Frank would be awesome. Mass may be ripe for an upset like this. Republicans can win in this state, and have proven it at the statewide (governor) level over and over again. Scott Brown’s victory reinforces what is possible here.

It’s still a long shot, but if we do end up with a strong wave election this is one race that might break our way.


28 posted on 10/09/2010 8:58:21 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Dayvester
Can Sean Bielat Beat Barney Frank?

In Barney's dreams. With a whip.

29 posted on 10/09/2010 9:10:48 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!--Dr. Strangelove)
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To: Tzimisce
I’d love to see arrogant Barney Frank lose.

Send some love to Sean Bielat "HERE" !!

30 posted on 10/09/2010 9:19:22 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Keep your powder and tobacco dry)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Is Sean Bielat running ads showing Barney Frank defending Fannie and Freddie, denying that there is a problem there?


31 posted on 10/09/2010 9:20:03 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: counterpunch

I watch very little TV. I haven’t actually seen any of Sean’s ads — I assume he’s running ads of some kind.


32 posted on 10/09/2010 9:24:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Yes. I heard him on Mark Levine’s yesterday and he is totally motivated to win. Mark is behind him completely. I sincerely hope he pulls it off.


33 posted on 10/09/2010 10:09:12 PM PDT by ONEBYEONE
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To: Liberty Valance

Barney would probably enjoy the spanking.


34 posted on 10/09/2010 11:35:16 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Clintonfatigued; Perdogg

Both Bielat and Anglle will win this November. I predict a 2-4% win for Sean, and a similar margin of victory for Ms. Anglle.


35 posted on 10/10/2010 5:27:31 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I saw a Barney Frank ad on TV today.

What did he have to say for himself in the ad? I'd imagine that just the sound of his voice would turn off a lot of viewers/listeners. So my guess would be that the ad was 100% voice-over by some hack.

36 posted on 10/10/2010 8:25:17 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; Lady GOP; GOP_Lady; firebrand; 1035rep; Arizona Carolyn; machogirl; ...
By contrast, his opponent sympathizes with NAMBLA.

Frank may do more than just sympathize with NAMBLA, he could be an active participant.

37 posted on 10/10/2010 8:52:03 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Frank may do more than just sympathize with NAMBLA, he could be an active participant.

I would not rule that out at all!

38 posted on 10/10/2010 9:17:26 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: eeriegeno

Massachusetts is effectively a one-party state — Democrat. There’s a couple of Republican reps out in the western part of the commonwealth, but that’s it.

Higher education is a major industry. Massachusetts has 350,000 out-of-state students who come here every September, and they all vote here.

The primary source of their information is their left-wing professosrs.

The change happened when the General Court voted to allow out-of-state students to vote here. Those students tip the balance.


39 posted on 10/10/2010 9:17:54 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: MattinNJ
Didn’t Scott Brown carry this district?

Yes. I don't remember the exact percentage, and it wasn't by a lot -- maybe 52% or so.

40 posted on 10/10/2010 9:36:22 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Beckwith; All
There's a couple of Republican reps out in the western part of the commonwealth...

Not if you are referring to the House of Representatives in Washington at present. Right now, it's a sad fact that there are no Republicans in the House from all six New England states combined - zero! That should change a bit with the outcome of the elections next month.

41 posted on 10/10/2010 9:59:13 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Dayvester

Tomorrow (Monday) Sean and Barney are having a debate. Will it be on C-span?


42 posted on 10/10/2010 5:59:28 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: GOPsterinMA; justiceseeker93

I won’t excuse him without any proof but he does have that creepy look. And someone like him could find the words to justify anything....


43 posted on 10/11/2010 3:46:24 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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