Skip to comments.Barney Frank rakes in $40G from bailed out banks
Posted on 10/22/2010 4:11:22 AM PDT by GQuagmire
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, in an intensifying clash with GOP upstart Sean Bielat, has pledged not to take campaign cash from lenders that got federal bailouts yet has raked in more than $40,000 from bank execs and special interests connected to the staggering government loans, a Herald review found.
Frank vowed in February 2009 that he wouldnt accept campaign donations from banks that received money under the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or political action committees tied to such institutions.
But Frank has hauled in thousands from top execs at Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Wainwright Bank, JP Morgan Chase and other institutions that received billions in TARP money.
Never, never, ever trust a queer about anything.
He is in trouble. Has anyone figured the Halloween election effect? Halloween is the biggest Liberal holiday. A lot of them will be too hung over from Halloween weekend to vote on Tuesday. Many of them are too busy preparing for Halloween to pay attention to the election.
Barney NEEDS the money, since Bielat is kicking his proverbial butt in fundraising in Frank’s own voting district.
You have no idea how fervently I’m hoping that Bielat will usher this obnoxious, arrogant little socialist into the pages of past political history.
Democrat, hypocrite be thy name.
Anyone who votes for this a$$clown would be “acting stupidly”.
If the comments section of this story is any indication, Barny is in deep trouble. Another story in the Globe yesterday was the same- almost all the comments registering total disgust.
Anyone putting their money in Bank of America would be acting stupidly.
Barney Frank’s corruption knows no bounds.
He needs to be in prison.
I also saw in another story on Frank - that FMR LLC (otherwise known as Fidelity Investments) is one of Frank’s biggest contributors.
That just seems like a silly business move.