Skip to comments.Good Riddance, "Subprime" Barney Frank
Posted on 11/28/2011 11:30:42 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: So Barney Frank is retiring from Congress. He's not going to seek reelection. He's gonna announce it in less than an hour -- well, he's announced it. He's gonna tell us why in less than an hour. I've been looking into this, and the basic reason, well, it's partly to spend more time with the family. (laughing) What family? I don't know, folks. Figure it out. It's a redistricting thing. His district has been rewritten in such a way that he probably could not win it is what really has gone down there and that's pretty much it. I don't know what he's gonna say. He's not gonna say that as the reason. But as far as I'm concerned, good riddance. If there is a name that is singularly attached to this economic collapse via the subprime mortgage fiasco, it's Barney Frank, along with Chris Dodd as well and most elements of the Democrat Party back in the Clinton years moving forward.
Great to have you with us, folks. Here we are, kicking off a brand-new week of broadcast excellence, El Rushbo here behind the Golden EIB Microphone.
If running a prostitution ring in your house couldn't make you resign, what does? Wait. Barney did not run the prostitution ring. He said he didn't know that it was going on. It was his partner at the time, Stephen Gobie. Yeah. Barney fixed parking tickets for the clientele at the house. So if having a prostitution ring being run out of your basement couldn't embarrass you to retire, you do have to wonder what it is. Look, I've looked into this, and I think it is a redistricting -- (interruption) no, he's not gonna go coach football, Snerdley. What are you talking about? Have you heard that? I thought it was basketball. Where is he gonna coach football? Oh, don't get me started on that. No, no, don't let me start the week with that kind of information. Don't tell me that's true. No, no, no, no, no.
Anyway, we'll find out at one o'clock the reason.
I mean the media's shaken. The Drive-Bys are terribly upset about this. It caught everybody by surprise. It's gonna boil down to a redistricting thing where he, I'm sure, was not confident that he could win, pure and simple. He had a very tough time last time. He had a tough time last time, and that was in a district that was written for him. They've gone from ten to nine districts in Massachusetts, and one of the districts took a major hit and a new shape, it was rewritten, new form. Looked entirely different, it was Barney's. I also think as part of this, Barney doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who wants to be part of an ongoing minority for an interminable number of years. And he's gotta know what things are looking like for the Democrat Party in not just the House but the Senate, elections nationwide.
RUSH: Barney Frank just said, among other things, the reason he's quitting Congress is that he's looked at it and he's convinced (impression), "The conservative Republicans will not raise taxes on the very rich. They're not gonna raise taxes, so I'm -- I'm quitting! I'm -- I'm -- I'm moving on! The -- the -- the -- the -- there's nothing for me here. It's just that there no tax increases, and therefore there's no reason to -- to -- to stay."
RUSH: So I watched a little bit of Barney Frank. Folks, it was hilarious. For one thing, he's quitting, so his seat, Barney Frank's seat is now wide open. Yes siree, Bob, says he's stepping down to pursue an active life. He gave a lot of reasons for stepping down. I lost count. Among them, that he's convinced that conservative Republicans are not gonna raise taxes on the 1% so he doesn't want to be there for that. As I told you at the beginning of the program, it's a redistricting thing, and he spent a lot of time on that. And this was hilarious. He said he just doesn't want to go to a new district of people and try to tell 'em that he's gonna represent 'em for a couple years and then retire. He's represented a certain group of people for all these years, among them the fishing industry, and he said, (imitating) "I cannot walk away from the fishing industry in Massachusetts. I just can't walk away from the fishing industry." The fishing industry would not be in this new district.
What it means is, is that he would have to campaign; what it means is that he might lose; what it means is that the Democrats are gonna be in the minority for the foreseeable future, and all these years Barney never had to campaign. The last election was the first time in I don't know how many years, ten, that he actually had a viable opponent. He's never had to spend much money or time running for reelection. That's all different now. In fact, I heard, I have to confirm this, that Dennis Kucinich, his district has been rewritten, or is about to be written -- (interruption) Okay, that's what I heard, they're writing his district out of existence in Ohio, so he's thinking about moving to Seattle. Allahu Akbar. (laughing) Gonna go to Seattle. So Barney's not willing to get to know new people in Massachusetts, doesn't want to abandon the fishing industry, but Kucinich, to hell with it, I'll go represent people in Seattle I never met, state of Washington or what have you. So, anyway, Barney is effectively gone.
Don’t let the door knob hit you in your a$$ on the way out, there, Bawney...
It'd get stuck.
...It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
So what kind of “ Republic “ do you have when forcing banks to give people with no jobs and no credits loans and mortgages, insider trades are legal as is racketeering and influence peddling !?
Frank should be in jail for life. Frank, the RICOteers, the insider traders make Bernie Madoff look like a SAINT !!!
PS: And there`s not a damn thing you or anyone can do about it, or stop it in the future.
Bawney bewongs in pwison.
Barney goes ,stock market goes up ,no can’t be him . Brainy Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will take over as the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee
Its hard to understand all the happy cheering. MA voters will likely replace Frank w/ someone twice as bad. Its easy to envision.
Goodby Barney, hello Maxine!
This is just one result of what the Tea party did....
His constituents must be in mourning.
ding dong the queer is gone.......
The pride of Bayonne, NJ
He needs to be frog-marched out of the Capital in handcuffs, and put before the courts. But it will never happen. These ba*****ds in congress protect each other, since people like Barney know where the bodies are buried.
“The Banking Queen” was one of my favorite Limbaugh show parodies.
That said, Barney probably figures he’d better get out while the getting’s good, and he has enough money now to keep him in boys for the rest of his ugly life.
My Boy Lollipop
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