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Barney Frank’s Brookline stronghold flirts with Sean Bielat
BostonHerald.com ^ | November 2, 2010 | Margery Eagan

Posted on 11/02/2010 6:05:39 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative

Oh my God, could bluer than blue Brookline — the capital of Moonbat-istan — be breaking for Republican Sean Bielat?

For 25 years I’ve lived in Brookline, where Republicans admit they’re Republicans at their own risk. Yet I haven’t seen so many lawn signs for a Republican since a few courageous matrons put a “Weld for Governor” placard on their lawn in 1990 and paid the price: social suicide. They were promptly shunned at Whole Foods. Their poor children sat alone in the cafeteria.

It says something huge about Barney Frank’s fall from grace that a few brave Brookline-ites are ready, again, to risk their neighbors’ wrath.

Here’s what I’m seeing: a few dozen small and discreet Bielat signs, mostly in South Brookline on the West Roxbury line, where there’s more diversity. That is, you can actually question Al Gore’s prediction that the Cape will be underwater by 2025 and not be jettisoned from The Great Books Club.

I also see Bielat signage on homes worth $2 million and up. What do rich people care? If no other kids will share a cafeteria seat with their little third-grader, they can ship Muffy and Junior off to private school.

There are almost no Bielat signs around Coolidge Corner, where Bielat lives and apartments and condos dominate. Lots of Brookline condo associations won’t allow political signs. Some wouldn’t even allow American flags to fly on the day after 9/11. I do recall some “Darfur! Not on My Watch” signs outside condos a few years back though, which gives you an idea of what we’re dealing with.

Bielat spokeswoman Lisa Barstow confirmed yesterday why Bielat himself can’t put a sign outside his own condo: his association’s rule. “But they did give him a special dispensation on primary day and for the general election,” she said. Wow. How ecumenical of them.

I don’t want to get carried away here. We’re not talking a Bielat tidal wave. Signs for Barney and Deval and “No on Question 3” still dominate, maybe 10 to one. And we’re not talking signs on every lawn like, say, in South Boston, where political favors mean the difference between a nice job and “see ya’ later.” I also don’t see the whole GOP slate. It’s not Bielat and Baker. It’s just Bielat, as if Brookline is willing to dip its toe in the enemy camp, but no more.

What to make of all this? Who knows. I’d still bet on Barney to win.

But Bielat’s a smart guy who’s run a class campaign. Maybe the worm has turned.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bielat; elections; frank; ma
There's an interesting post in the comments section (another poster in the comments section indicates that it is Harmon Law Offices):

ImSplainin

By the way people....Barney sits on the board of a law firm, that handles most of the forclosures in this state!!!

He and his firm are raking in hugh $$$$ 'cause of Barney's lax and stupid leadership of Freddie and Fannie!!

Always remember: If only Barney had kept his Frank out of Freddie Mac's Fannie, we Mae not have ended up in this mess.

1 posted on 11/02/2010 6:05:40 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative
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To: Seattle Conservative

Frank is going to have a hard time swallowing this.......


2 posted on 11/02/2010 6:07:20 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Seattle Conservative

Is there a more revolting politician on the face of the earth? Well may Chavez.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 6:08:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Seattle Conservative

FNC is teasing me with the fantasy of being free at last from Bawney. Am I still dreaming or is it real?


4 posted on 11/02/2010 6:08:19 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Doogle

5 posted on 11/02/2010 6:12:22 AM PDT by fml
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To: yldstrk

....Is there a more revolting politician on the face of the earth....

Alan Grayson certainly. He and Bwaney are members of a very select group.


6 posted on 11/02/2010 6:12:30 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: Seattle Conservative
Margery Egan is a hard core democrat. I am shocked she wrote that column. Most of the time, I don't read her drek.

I am not in Frank's district, so I can't vote for Sean Bielat. However, I did contribute to his campaign.

The polls here have Frank ahead by double digits, so I will be ecstatic if Bielat does pull off this win.

7 posted on 11/02/2010 6:14:53 AM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
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To: Doogle

Hope Bwarney doesn’t get jealous....Flirting with another man......

Thanks to your comment I’m having a hard time keeping my breakfast down....LOL!!


8 posted on 11/02/2010 6:17:20 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Seattle Conservative

MORE THAN A THUMPIN'

Obama says Dems are in trouble because Americans aren't thinking clearly. He's delusional. Time to put the federal beast back into its cage.

Forget the polls, forget the media spin. Go to the ballot box and put an end to the Dem Party. Throw this putrid congress out on their heads.

Are You Ready to Vote-6sm

epic_fail

limitations

This ain't going to end well for these Statists

ratsfail

The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.

9 posted on 11/02/2010 6:18:41 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: jazminerose

It’s a long shot, but it’s real.

There is no way that Frank signs outnumber Bielat signs in Brookline 10 to 1.

I just walked through heavily liberal precincts 12 and 13 on the way to vote, and saw several Bielat signs, a couple signs for the DA race, and nothing else. Frank didn’t even have a hack outside the polls.

There was no line to vote, by the way, and over the course of the campaign there have been no loudmouths talking about the election in the supermarket or outside the school at pickup. Interest is very low here, for such a strange year.


10 posted on 11/02/2010 6:27:58 AM PDT by Alaskan Exile in Boston
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To: Seattle Conservative

The Gentry Liberals of this brain dead state will follow Frank off a cliff in the name of multiculturalism no matter how corrupt or pathetic he is as a legislator. I will settle seeing Frank out of leadership.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 6:29:21 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Seattle Conservative

This would be a victory of the highest order if Frank is sent packing. C’mon Mass., you can do it!!!!!


12 posted on 11/02/2010 6:32:04 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: mort56

Barney Frank is going down......


13 posted on 11/02/2010 6:33:51 AM PDT by AFret.
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To: BobP

14 posted on 11/02/2010 6:36:21 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Barney Frank... SUCKS...


15 posted on 11/02/2010 6:36:48 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: AFret.
Barney Frank is going down......

One way or the other, you know that's happening tonight.

16 posted on 11/02/2010 6:37:37 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Bean Counter; Lazmataz

Where’s Laz?


17 posted on 11/02/2010 6:40:05 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: AFret.
Barney Frank is going down......

How is that news? Hahahahaha

18 posted on 11/02/2010 6:42:23 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (The Obottoman empire is falling...)
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To: jazminerose

I’m really hoping it’s real, but hard to say. MA is a Dim stronghold; however, IIRC, Scott Brown won this district. Prayers up and fingers crossed!


19 posted on 11/02/2010 6:56:18 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

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20 posted on 11/02/2010 7:03:59 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (LET'S ROLL - DEFEAT THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM TODAY.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Lazamataz

You’re baaaaaad!!

Laz might cover Bawney’s head and hit it!

He’ll promptly be banned for life!


21 posted on 11/02/2010 7:10:36 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Bean Counter; ROCKLOBSTER

I would never EVER stop hitting that.

22 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: melancholy
Laz might cover Bawney’s head and hit it!

I'd hit the head too.

23 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Lazamataz

With a good baseball bat, I assume...


24 posted on 11/02/2010 7:27:55 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Alaskan Exile in Boston

i was in New Bedford last week and saw only one Frank sign!


25 posted on 11/02/2010 7:28:02 AM PDT by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Bean Counter

;^)


26 posted on 11/02/2010 7:29:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Bean Counter

Hope he gets spanked today.


27 posted on 11/02/2010 7:46:56 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Bean Counter
#14 THANK YOU!

It's so appropriate for the drag queen weeny.

28 posted on 11/02/2010 9:31:14 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: hosepipe
Yeah, so true about wiener mouth!
29 posted on 11/02/2010 9:32:20 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Lazamataz
I'd hit the head too.

LOL! I'm sure you would, but with what??????????????

30 posted on 11/02/2010 10:30:43 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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