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Testy Barney Frank incensed, even after big win
Boston Herald ^ | November 3, 2010 | Edward Mason and Jessica Heslam

Posted on 11/03/2010 11:37:48 AM PDT by IbJensen

NEWTON — A cranky U.S. Rep. Barney Frank blasted the Herald last night as “irrelevant,” even as surging Republicans grabbed control of the U.S. House and swept him from his lofty perch as chairman of the powerful financial services committee.

“With the re-election of the Massachusetts delegation and Gov. Deval Patrick, we can acknowledge tonight that Massachusetts has reaffirmed the complete political irrelevance of the Boston Herald," Frank told more than 100 supporters at the Crowne Plaza in Newton. “There is no limit to the bias and vitriol they unleashed.”

Frank won the hardest fight of his political career, fending off a fierce challenge from newcomer Sean Bielat. “This was a very important victory to win,” Frank said. “I’m very pleased to go back.”

Frank, 70, spoke at length of the strain of the “vitriolic” campaign on him and his partner, James Ready, and complained the “campaigns of most Republicans are beneath the dignity of democracy.”

Gracious in defeat, Bielat tried to comfort his crestfallen supporters, some who shed tears as word spread through the Newton Marriott ballroom he would lose his bid to unseat the liberal Democratic power broker.

“We did something that was next to impossible,” Bielat told his supporters. “We took on a 30-year incumbent in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country, someone who outspent us by a million dollars, and we came close.”

“I see this as a success,” Bielat said. “For the first time in 30 years, people went to the polls tonight and they made a choice.”

Afterward, Bielat said he didn’t know whether he would run again and he’d have to talk it over with his wife. “It’s a sacrifice and we have to figure that out,” the 35-year-old Marine said.

Bielat supporter Bill Heck, 62, of Newton, said Frank’s “sell-by” date has expired. “I wish Barney Frank was a retired person effective January,” Heck said. “My wish did not come true.”

Wellesley grandmother Zeynep Mesta got emotional and said she hoped Bielat will run again. “I’ll work even harder next time,” Mesta said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; bielat; pervertincongress
His constituents have to be as evil and perverted as the homosexual himself. To foist this piece of human debris on America time after time is inherently evil!
1 posted on 11/03/2010 11:37:56 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

AMEN!!!! EVIL and PERVERTED. Bielat is TOO GOOD FOR THAT PLACE....MOVE, SEAN!!! ANY OTHER DISTRICT WOULD LOVE YOU!!


2 posted on 11/03/2010 11:40:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: IbJensen

The Herald should think twice about using the term “testy” with this literal teabagger.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 11:41:10 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: IbJensen

Sorry to be so stupid but what were the final numbers? I hope it was close & that Barney had to change his underwear a few times last night as the returns came in.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 11:43:02 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: IbJensen

He did lose his chairmanship seat. I fear this is going to be an ugly lame duck session!


5 posted on 11/03/2010 11:43:02 AM PDT by ColdOne (November 2,2010 A wipeout!!!!! Why does 0 not like Slurpee's?? anyone know?)
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To: IbJensen

I think this will be Bahney’s last term. That is, if he doesnt quit within months and go into the Thugocracy. I’m sure da O could find a czarship for him.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 11:43:12 AM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: IbJensen
“This was a very important victory to win,” Frank said. “I’m very pleased to go back.”

At least the vile criminal lost his fiancial services chairmanship. ...which I suspect he's none too pleased about.

7 posted on 11/03/2010 11:43:25 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: IbJensen
His constituents ought to really enjoy the Republican hearings into the destruction of the housing and construction industries ~ lots of them will be called as witnesses.

Chris Dodd's wife will be called so she can tell us all how much money she made on that deal AND where she put the money.

This'll be better than the Army McCarthy hearings.

8 posted on 11/03/2010 11:43:25 AM PDT by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: IbJensen
His constituents have to be as evil and perverted as the homosexual himself.

Well Congress will have the chance to correct that as the redistricting will occur next year.

9 posted on 11/03/2010 11:44:09 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: IbJensen

Ha Ha, Barney said vitriolic and vituperative.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: freespirited

He’d make an excellent Fudge Czar - more than qualified


11 posted on 11/03/2010 11:44:39 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: IbJensen

So, Rep. Frank thinks the Boston Herald is “irrelevant”? Well, even though he won yesterday, he will be relegated to some meaningless committee, then he will slowly fade away from our memory and will be nothing more than a bad afterthought from the dung heap of U.S political history.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 11:46:11 AM PDT by Williford
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To: IbJensen
"A cranky U.S. Rep. Barney Frank blasted the Herald last night as “irrelevant”...

I'm sure it was something more like "Iwwewevant"

13 posted on 11/03/2010 11:46:25 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: IbJensen

The Centers for Desease Control has announced the House just became 6% healthier. The committee chair’s microphone now carries a “No Slobber Zone” sign.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 11:47:28 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: IbJensen


15 posted on 11/03/2010 11:47:34 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: IbJensen

The Centers for Desease Control has announced the House just became 6% healthier. The committee chair’s microphone now carries a “No Slobber Zone” sign.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 11:47:42 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: IbJensen
Testy Barney Frank???

and he sez he doesn't like ‘teabaggers’

17 posted on 11/03/2010 11:48:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: IbJensen

Barney and his “partner” ran a male prostitution ring out of t heir house. Is thie James Ready the same partner, or was it a different one? I’ll never stop being amazed that these crooks in the dem party continue to be re-elected.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 11:49:24 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (At town hall meetings, we TOLD them they would be fired if they supported Obama.)
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To: Vaquero

Well done. I was trying to come up with an appropriate pun, but hadn’t found one I liked.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 11:53:07 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: IbJensen
His constituents have to be as evil and perverted as the homosexual himself.

I bet that a serviceable number of Barney Frank's "constituents" are imaginary. You and I both know that the likelihood that every single vote for Bielat was real and legitimate is 100 percent, and we both know that there's not a showball's chance in hell that the same can be said for Frank's votes. Frank is a liberal Democrat, and liberal Democrats cheat in elections because they'd lose if they didn't.

In other words, Frank's constituency is smaller than it looks. Corrupt to his eyeballs and a self-serving creepy thief, Barney Frank is a vile abomination.

20 posted on 11/03/2010 11:53:13 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Sorry to be so stupid but what were the final numbers?

54% to 44%.

21 posted on 11/03/2010 11:55:11 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me your secrets, Bring me a sign, Give me a reason to walk the fire.")
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To: surroundedbyblue
Sorry to be so stupid but what were the final numbers?

54% to 44%.

22 posted on 11/03/2010 11:55:29 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me your secrets, Bring me a sign, Give me a reason to walk the fire.")
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To: MayflowerMadam

In 1985 Frank was still closeted and the “first time he felt good in a relationship” was after he hired Steve Gobie, a male prostitute, they became friends more than sexual partners.[14] Frank housed Gobie and hired him with personal funds as an aide, housekeeper and driver and paid for his attorney and court-ordered psychiatrist.[14] In 1987 Frank kicked Gobie out after he was advised by his landlord that Gobie kept escorting despite the support and was doing so in the residence.[15][14] Later that year Gobie’s friends convinced him he had a gay male version of Mayflower Madam, a TV movie they had been watching.[14] In 1989 Gobie tried to initiate a bidding war for the story between WUSA-TV (Channel 9), the Washington Times, and The Washington Post.[14] He then gave the story to The Washington Times for nothing, in hopes of getting a book contract.[15] Amid calls for an investigation Frank asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate his relationship in order to insure that the public record is clear.[16] The Committee found no evidence that Frank had known of or been involved in the alleged illegal activity and dismissed all of Gobie’s more scandalous claims; they recommended a reprimand for Frank using his congressional office to fix 33 of Gobie’s parking tickets.[17] The House voted 408–18 to Frank.[18][19] The attempts to censure and expel Frank were led by Republican Larry Craig, whom Frank criticized for hypocrisy after Craig’s own later arrest for soliciting gay sex in an airport bathroom. Frank won re-election that year with 66 percent of the vote, and has won by larger margins ever since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Frank


23 posted on 11/03/2010 11:55:37 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: IbJensen

hehe.....the title said “testy” hehe......


24 posted on 11/03/2010 11:56:09 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: IbJensen

Have a couple of drinks Barney, to kill the bug and everything else up your azz.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 11:56:14 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: IbJensen

Howie Carr should be fun today!


26 posted on 11/03/2010 11:57:37 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: IbJensen
“I see this as a success,” Bielat said.

It was. When you take the fight into the enemies home ground you force him to use resources that could be used to gain ground.

The fights in California and New York and Nevada that the Republicans lost were a main part of the reason they won the night!

27 posted on 11/03/2010 11:57:45 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Please no more headlines about Barney Frank’s testes.


28 posted on 11/03/2010 11:58:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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The House voted 408 to 18 to reprimand Frank. (typo)


29 posted on 11/03/2010 11:59:31 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: IbJensen
Calm down Bawney!...Just sing a song and your heart will be gay once again.....
30 posted on 11/03/2010 12:01:33 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MayflowerMadam

MayflowerMadam: “I’ll never stop being amazed that these crooks in the dem party continue to be re-elected.”

I admit it boggles the mind, but that’s largely because we’re operating from a conservative perspective.

Case in point, I once had an acquaintance who was fairly conservative, but he consistently voted for Ted Kennedy. His explanation? Ted ran a strong office that worked hard for his constituents. When my acquaintance’s family had a crisis, Ted brought his political power to bear for them. This earned Teddy their lifetime support.

Add in voters who have voted Democrat all their lives, voters who don’t educate themselves on the issues, voters who get their news from the Democrat media, voters in organizations, like unions, that are controlled by Democrats, voters who are on the receiving end of wealth redistribution, etc., and you’ll understand why someone like Barney Frank is so hard to beat.


31 posted on 11/03/2010 12:02:17 PM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: IbJensen

Shame on the braindead Democrats that continue to send such a disgusting homosexual to represent them in the federal government. He is vile, a horrible speaker with his lisping and spit flying in all directions, and ignorant of the history and purpose of our constitutional republic...a waste of protoplasm.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 12:05:33 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: IbJensen

Maybe Mr. Frank’s sour attitude has something to do with the fact that Republicans will be interested in his dealings with Fanny Mae, Freddy Mac, Countrywide, Maxine Waters, and Heaven knows what else. Can you say, Ethics Committee?


33 posted on 11/03/2010 12:08:05 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: IbJensen

We get the government we deserve


34 posted on 11/03/2010 12:08:27 PM PDT by RnMomof7 (Some call me harpy..God calls me His)
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To: Ann Archy

Sean is a VERY attractive candidate but someone’s gonna have to put a stake in Barney’s heart (not advocating violence here, speaking figuratively), maybe he can run elsewhere or for another office.

Hate to see that cute guy quit politics.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 12:08:49 PM PDT by altura
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To: IbJensen

Calling Darrel Issa


36 posted on 11/03/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Drizzle, drazzle, dradle, drone. It is time for Obama to go home.)
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To: IbJensen
Blast from the past:


37 posted on 11/03/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Ann Archy

We love him here, too. I hope he stays.


38 posted on 11/03/2010 12:35:30 PM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Add in voters who have voted Democrat all their lives, voters who don’t educate themselves on the issues

If Black America would read American History in Black and White, it would cause them to finally switch from Dem to Rep.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 12:35:37 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: CitizenUSA

Scott brown only had a chance because kennedy’s seat was up for grabs. I’m afraid the same will be true for bwarney’s seat. He has to retire before Bielat could have a chance.


40 posted on 11/03/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: IbJensen

The state of Mass. should be tossed out of USA. I suggest they form a confederacy with Kenya, Pakistan or some other corrupt society.

The voters or the voting mechanism are completely insane and are no longer able to make rational choices. Actually, they had Ted, so it has been obvious for a time.

Seriously |8^{


41 posted on 11/03/2010 12:51:41 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Servant of the Cross

disgusting I didn’t know his gay lover was none other than Lance Bass that gay figure skater or whatever.


42 posted on 11/03/2010 12:55:41 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Servant of the Cross

disgusting I didn’t know his gay lover was none other than Lance Bass that gay figure skater or whatever.


43 posted on 11/03/2010 12:55:50 PM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: IbJensen

It must be gnawing at Bwaney that he’s getting demoted fwom Banking Queen to Banking Pwincess.


44 posted on 11/03/2010 12:56:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Yesterday the tsunami. Starting today, the sue-nami.)
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To: IbJensen

Bawney had another hissy fit, did he?


45 posted on 11/03/2010 1:03:49 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: IbJensen

Bawney feeling a little teste, heh?


46 posted on 11/03/2010 1:04:27 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: IbJensen
“There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no new morality. There is only one morality...all else is immorality. There is only true Christian ethics over against which stand the whole of paganism”.... President Theodore Roosevelt

"To educate a man in mind only, and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.".. Theodore Roosevelt

47 posted on 11/03/2010 1:24:52 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: IbJensen

A Barney Frank thread? I thought I smelled ass.


48 posted on 11/03/2010 1:36:09 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: tflabo

This is just the first wave. Defeating Obama from re-election as a mission just started today. Now people know these enemies of freedom are out there. We must defeat the..


49 posted on 11/03/2010 1:39:01 PM PDT by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: IbJensen

Boston Herald is irrelevant to... women who look like men, holier-than-thou types, Barney Frank types, people with trust funds, bow-tie bum kissers, emasculated males, snobs, idiots, maniacal Massholes and a few other dolts.


50 posted on 11/03/2010 2:19:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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