Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

W.H. statement on Frank
Politico44 ^ | 11/28/11 | MATT NEGRIN

Posted on 11/28/2011 1:25:16 PM PST by ColdOne

The White House has released this statement on Barney Frank's retirement from President Obama, who has been meeting with European Union leaders since around noon:

"This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him. For over 30 years, Barney has been a fierce advocate for the people of Massachusetts and Americans everywhere who needed a voice. He has worked tirelessly on behalf of families and businesses and helped make housing more affordable. He has stood up for the rights of LGBT Americans and fought to end discrimination against them. And it is only thanks to his leadership that we were able to pass the most sweeping financial reform in history designed to protect consumers and prevent the kind of excessive risk-taking that led to the financial crisis from ever happening again

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bawney; fannie; fwank; mass

1 posted on 11/28/2011 1:25:19 PM PST by ColdOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Oh, I’m pretty sure we’ve had congressmen “like him” before, but they had the good taste to stay in the closet or at least not trumpet their sexual orientation.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 1:27:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Come on. That’s from The Onion. Somebody tell me that’s from The Onion.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 1:27:32 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

“This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.”

More truer words have never been spoken....(sarc)


4 posted on 11/28/2011 1:28:23 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
He has worked tirelessly on behalf of families and businesses and helped make housing more affordable.

By creating a housing depression.

5 posted on 11/28/2011 1:28:48 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
helped make housing more affordable.

Yeah, that worked out so well, making unaffordable housing affordable for a few years to those that couldn't afford to finance a home to begin with.

6 posted on 11/28/2011 1:29:11 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

No Barf Alert?


7 posted on 11/28/2011 1:30:31 PM PST by GnL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Thank goodness for Barney Frank! Obama never could have fixed our economy without his help!


8 posted on 11/28/2011 1:30:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Oh, I’m pretty sure we’ve had congressmen “like him” before, but they had the good taste to stay in the closet or at least not trumpet their sexual orientation.”

Yeah, I’m sure we had B-F’ers all along. Now that our backsides are getting a little red, we finally notice.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 1:30:50 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

The fact that Frank remained a Congressman as long as he did, really telegraphed where the nation was headed.

Sadly, he never got the credit he so richly deserved. If he had, he would have been retired to a federal prison long ago.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 1:31:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
i>"This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank...

That's for damned sure! He was crook and homosexual all rolled into one ugly human being.

11 posted on 11/28/2011 1:31:10 PM PST by IbJensen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Did Obama say anything about how he’ll miss seeing Barney walking out of a room?


12 posted on 11/28/2011 1:31:28 PM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
I never knew Barney Fwank was such a sports aficionado.
How many balls has he taken to the face?
13 posted on 11/28/2011 1:31:31 PM PST by jrg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

I think I’m gonna be sick....


14 posted on 11/28/2011 1:31:49 PM PST by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Politico the nations barf site.


15 posted on 11/28/2011 1:32:12 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
For over 30 years, Barney has been a fierce advocate for the people of Massachusetts and Americans everywhere who needed a voice.

That is the voice you want representing you....a combination of Sylvester the cat and a homosexual Elmer Fudd? Either someone in the WH has a sense of humor, or they don't really think about what they're saying.

Probably a little of both.

16 posted on 11/28/2011 1:32:21 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

17 posted on 11/28/2011 1:32:48 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

How sweet it is...Elliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and Barney Frank...all history. the country is a lot better off without them. Now if Obama is defeated in ‘12....how sweet it would be.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 1:33:11 PM PST by kenmcg (How)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
Barney Frank's retirement from President Obama

Geez, who writes this stuff? Some second grader?

19 posted on 11/28/2011 1:33:18 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Bawanny stood up for making the Americana Public take one in the butt for the sub-prime financial and real estate mess.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 1:33:53 PM PST by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

First Reggie Love leaving, now Bwarney Fwank, Our little princeling leader Obama is going to develop abandonement issues....


21 posted on 11/28/2011 1:33:57 PM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

All of that sounds so queer.....


22 posted on 11/28/2011 1:34:31 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-Bolton-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

****And it is only thanks to his leadership that we were able to pass the most sweeping financial reform in history designed to protect consumers and prevent the kind of excessive risk-taking that led to the financial crisis from ever happening again****

Once again Obama proves he is the best liar in the world.


23 posted on 11/28/2011 1:35:43 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
I suspect that Barney Frank understands his bleak future in politics and has decided to retire in hopes of getting out of the obvious line of fire! The Republicans are going to sweep the 2012 elections and the trail of Democrats corruption with surface and investigations will begin. Frank's line of thinking is if he isn't in full target view perhaps he might be spared from any perp walks!
24 posted on 11/28/2011 1:36:25 PM PST by classified
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun
helped make housing more affordable.

And now nobody can afford to buy a house.
Or they don't dare to, because they could lose their job tomorrow.
See how well this program worked.
His policies started this whole financial meltdown.

25 posted on 11/28/2011 1:37:21 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

You forgot the BARF alert!


26 posted on 11/28/2011 1:37:32 PM PST by olezip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

HaHa...Congressman Pantload: “He has worked tirelessly on behalf of families and businesses and helped make housing more affordable.” - priceless...


27 posted on 11/28/2011 1:37:46 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Not surprising that Obama is so firmly behind Barney Frank.


28 posted on 11/28/2011 1:38:09 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
If you were to elect me instead of the passel of mostly schmucks that are running, I would see to it that Barney Frank were prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

(And prison might be a blessing for Barney.)

ML/NJ

29 posted on 11/28/2011 1:39:21 PM PST by ml/nj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

There is at least one positive thing one can say about Frank; he generally got to the bottom of things!


30 posted on 11/28/2011 1:40:30 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

I’m tired right now and cannot think clearly, but gobbledygook doesn’t require much brainpower. I cannot fathom having to spout mountains of nonsense day after day about people I could care less about, yet these men in politics do. It has to scar your very soul.


31 posted on 11/28/2011 1:42:07 PM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

For a minute there, I thought they were going to announce he would be replacing Reggie Love.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 1:43:23 PM PST by lwd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

“”This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.”

I can certainly hope it will never be the same again.


33 posted on 11/28/2011 1:45:54 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

“This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.....”

- truer words were never spoken. Good riddance and don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Mr. Fwank.


34 posted on 11/28/2011 1:50:32 PM PST by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

“This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.”

More truer words have never been spoken....(sarc)

..And those of us at the White House wish him well on his new endeaver to become a basketball coach . He is looking to develope a team from the bottom - up .


35 posted on 11/28/2011 2:22:42 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Small angry homosexual who never had his fathers love. Maybe he heard the dogs in a distance coming to get him.


36 posted on 11/28/2011 2:33:51 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Small angry homosexual who never had his fathers love. Maybe he heard the dogs in a distance coming to get him. Dodd could be close to his heels


37 posted on 11/28/2011 2:35:03 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o
Come on. That’s from The Onion. Somebody tell me that’s from The Onion.

Thinking the same thing

As a conservative, it reads like The Onion....

From the progressive libtard moonbat.... it reads like Moses reading from the mountain

38 posted on 11/28/2011 2:44:21 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Fast Moving Angel

“The White House has released this statement on Barney Frank’s retirement from President Obama, who has been meeting with European Union leaders since around noon”

Yes, I think you’re right. Definitely a second grader.


39 posted on 11/28/2011 2:53:22 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: classified
Frank's line of thinking is if he isn't in full target view perhaps he might be spared from any perp walks!

I'm sure he'll arrange to spend lots of time in some corner of Europe that is tolerant of his perversion and not terribly quick to jump when the USA hollers. Perhaps he got a good long-term rental deal on Roman Polanski's Swiss chalet.

40 posted on 11/28/2011 2:54:33 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
"This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him."

Start the BS with a true sentence.

41 posted on 11/28/2011 3:01:06 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yes, housing is really more affordable for those lucky few who still have money in the depression.


42 posted on 11/28/2011 3:05:48 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
"This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.

1)True, there are not as many who have done as much damage to this country.

2) Thanks be to God!!

43 posted on 11/28/2011 3:41:39 PM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Obama should be a bile harvester after he leaves office. Everything that POSPOTUS says and does makes the bile come up in millions of people, so it’s only natural that he could make profitable use of it in his “green” campaign. And it’s organic too!


44 posted on 11/28/2011 4:38:39 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

In other words:

Obama is happy to have been behind Barney as often as possible.

Obama will miss their close connection.

Obama hopes to stay in touch and maintain frequent contact.


45 posted on 11/28/2011 5:31:28 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson