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Frank and Gingrich keep sparring over who’s to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis
Boston Globe ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Alex Katz

Posted on 11/17/2011 6:08:46 PM PST by bkopto

A war of words between US Representative Barney Frank and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reached new heights today after a report that the former Speaker of the House earned at least $1.5 million in consulting fees from mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

It all started in October, when Gingrich during a GOP debate suggested that Frank should be imprisoned for his role in the subprime mortgage crisis. “If you want to put people in jail ... you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd,” he said, referring to the Newton Democrat and the US senator from Connecticut. Then, following a report by Bloomberg News about Gingrich’s consulting fees from the mortgage agency, Frank today denounced Gingrich as “fundamentally intellectually dishonest.”

“He’s a man with no ethical core whatsoever,” Frank said of Gingrich in an interview with the Globe. “There are a number of conservatives whom I respect … Newt’s just never had any principles, so no I’m not surprised about this at all.”

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1 posted on 11/17/2011 6:08:48 PM PST by bkopto
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2 posted on 11/17/2011 6:10:15 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bkopto

Hotbottom did it.


3 posted on 11/17/2011 6:11:43 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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The Mass-of-two-sh@ts continues to re-elect this D-bag. Incredible!


4 posted on 11/17/2011 6:13:04 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: bkopto

As long as this story is out there, more people know about Frank’s malfeasance. His responses show he’s getting nervous.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 6:18:50 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: bkopto
"who’s to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis"

Who can forget Sen. Chuck "You better get your money out of WaMu, it's going bust" Schumer?

yitbos

6 posted on 11/17/2011 6:18:50 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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How could anyone doubt the word of anyone who can make Nancy so happy to be facing him?

7 posted on 11/17/2011 6:19:45 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Frank today denounced Gingrich as “fundamentally intellectually dishonest.”

“He’s a man with no ethical core whatsoever,” <<<

“Hotbottom” has spoken!....lol

if he had advertised as “Horny Heterosexual” he would have been impeached from Congress!....Think about it!

8 posted on 11/17/2011 6:19:57 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: bkopto

i’d love to see frank and dodd in jail.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 6:20:21 PM PST by ken21
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Barney Frank talking ethics???.. ethics???...

He might getting ethics lessons from Charlie Rangle..
I’m not sure Frank can even pronounce the word “ethics” correctly..

Entering into a conversation with a democrat..
Is like falling down a bunny hole.. Barney looks increasing like the Mad Hatter..


10 posted on 11/17/2011 6:23:05 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bkopto

There is a divine intervention here though in that Bawney Fwank can’t pass on his genes...


11 posted on 11/17/2011 6:24:21 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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I see the collapse of housing is not the fault of elected official in charge of over sight, Barney Frank. It is the fault of the unelected adviser that 6 years before the collapse advised FF.

Wonder how long it will take all the Newt Bashers to jump in and side with Barney.

12 posted on 11/17/2011 6:25:48 PM PST by jpsb
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Butt boy frank was minority leader while newt was raking in all the big bucks. But you can count on the soon to occur leak of whatever, newts contract was for.
13 posted on 11/17/2011 6:26:45 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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Oh yes, we should believe Barney.

14 posted on 11/17/2011 6:27:02 PM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bkopto.
...after a report that the former Speaker of the House earned at least $1.5 million in consulting fees from mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

15 posted on 11/17/2011 6:38:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Now that is a debate I would like to see, frank trying to pull a hissy fit while debating Newt.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 6:40:36 PM PST by JakeS (I have never had a flu shot and I have never had the flu.)
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To: bkopto
Barney 'I didn't know my partner was using my apartment as a gay whorehouse sure I was dating Fannie Mae's Herb Moses while on the banking committee so what' Frank accusing someone else of having no ethical core.

I don't think I can take much more of this.

17 posted on 11/17/2011 6:40:52 PM PST by skeeter
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Exccuuuuuze me, but I THINK something is a little wrong historically here with this article.

To wit:

“The government created Freddie Mac in 1970, joining it with Fannie Mae, in an effort to make mortgages more affordable. Their troubles began in the 1990s as both took on risky loans and more debt at the urging of the Clinton and Bush administrations, which sought to increase home ownership.”\\

I’m just an old guy with a really bad memory. But I THINK Fanny and Freddie were created in THE FREAKIN 1930’S BY FDR. I read their home pages, and that’s what they say.

If I’m wrong, please someone correct me. Flame me all you want, but I do think those ‘quazi governmental’ entities waaay predate the ‘70s!!

So much bulls**t, so little time to correct.

Hoping that some other Freeper who is sane and sober can check this out.


18 posted on 11/17/2011 6:41:09 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to muzslimes, my handle is a hate crime.)
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“He’s a man with no ethical core whatsoever,” Frank said Yeah, running a homo prostitution ring out of your home...now that's ethical.
19 posted on 11/17/2011 6:46:26 PM PST by Signalman
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That queer should be hung by his balls for his role in Fannie and Freddy. Ditto Chris Dodd!


20 posted on 11/17/2011 6:54:49 PM PST by Artcore
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