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Barney Frank blames redistricting in decision to quit
Boston Herald website ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | Dave Wedge, Hillary Chabot And Natalie Sherman

Posted on 11/28/2011 2:57:10 PM PST by Makana

A somewhat bitter U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said today he will not seek re-election in 2012 in a move he said was triggered by redistricting that left him with too many new constituents to serve as a “lame-duck” legislator.

“There are too many constraints,” Frank said about his life as a politician and the energy it would take to meet new voters so late in his tenure.

“People are skeptical about incumbents,” he added. “There was also this — I don’t like raising money.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; edking; fanniemae; frank; freddiemac; heckler; homonaziagenda; homonazicrook; homonaziwhiner; homosexualagenda; king; liberalcrook; loser; maleprostitution; margaretheckler; massachusetts; pederast; pederastagenda; pederasts; pederasty; redistricting; sodomite; whiner
Let me be the first to put the idea forward. We need a Route 95 rest stop named after Congressman Barney Frank.
1 posted on 11/28/2011 2:57:16 PM PST by Makana
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To: Makana

If I remember history correctly, the reason Frank got elected in the first place was due to redistricting which caused longtime prolife Republican Congresswoman Margaret Heckler to lose her seat.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 3:00:17 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Makana
Wikipedia - Frank's father ran a Jersey City truck stop — a place Frank describes as "totally corrupt" — and served a year in prison, when Frank was 6 or 7, for refusing to testify to a grand jury against Frank's uncle.
3 posted on 11/28/2011 3:01:53 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: Makana

How many different ways can you say ‘theres no way I can win re-election’?


4 posted on 11/28/2011 3:02:19 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Makana

Barny frank, while evil to the core is not stupid. He sees the writing on the wall. If he stays in another term, he may be held to account for the massive fraud he committed in “bringing down the house” in the housing market. Better to take the money and run.

I say hunt him down and bring him to justice no matter where he flees to. Grand theft and embezzlement are not congressional perks like insider trading has become. Millions of Americans are suffering for his excesses now.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 3:03:32 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Makana

He’s saying that the district is more conservative than it was, and he can’t win re-election. I hope he’s right, but I suspect it’s due more to the fact that he doesn’t want to expose himself publicly given the mood of the electorate.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 3:03:40 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Makana
"We need a Route 95 rest stop named after Congressman Barney Frank."

Already taken. This one's on Mt. Desert Island in Maine -


7 posted on 11/28/2011 3:04:11 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Makana
No, he knows he will not be elected this time around because of all the damage he has done so he thinks he will just fade in the sunset............. until the knock comes at the door with a subpoena to appear in court. We have a cell waitng for you frankie and a neighbor who will enjoy having you do his laundry
8 posted on 11/28/2011 3:04:59 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Makana

He’ll run for Rep. on Uranus.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 3:10:49 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Makana

bannana barney


10 posted on 11/28/2011 3:11:18 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: Makana

This old, corrupt, fat, Socialist queer has had a serious of much younger “boyfriends.” What gets plugged in where?


11 posted on 11/28/2011 3:12:33 PM PST by twister881
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To: ReformationFan

Not exactly. He was first elected (barely) in 1980 when Father Drinan retired. He was not a popular figure at the time, even amongst Democrats. When the ‘80s redistricting for 1982 went into effect, it was Frank who was targeted for defeat by the legislature and DINO Gov. Ed King, who approved placing him in a historically GOP-leaning area with Peggy Heckler. They expected Heckler would defeat him in 1982, but Frank turned the tables and beat her (this was right before the economic figures were released showing Reagan’s plans were working, which cost us a number of GOP seats).


12 posted on 11/28/2011 3:13:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Makana
banana barney
13 posted on 11/28/2011 3:15:02 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: Makana
Barney Frank's Links To The Genovese Crime Family

According to Frank, his father (Sam Frank) was involved with the Mafia. "[Alfonse Frank] Funzi Tieri, a big-time gangster with the Genovese family, came to my brother David's bar mitzvah, when I was twenty-three," he said.

Sam Frank died at the age of fifty-three, while Barney was an undergraduate at Harvard, and Barney took a year off to help resolve the family's tangled financial affairs. "The Mafia guys were very helpful to me at the time," he said.

Five Families of New York City

14 posted on 11/28/2011 3:17:11 PM PST by Daaave ("Leave the gun, take the cannoli.")
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

15 posted on 11/28/2011 3:21:48 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Brilliant
He’s saying that the district is more conservative than it was, and he can’t win re-election.

Whatever happened in the rest of the old district Barney was always going to win the primary because of the liberals in Newton and Brookline and he was always going to win the general election because New Bedford at the other end of the district would always give a lot of votes to the Democrats.

They weren't necessarily liberals in New Bedford, but they were overwhelmingly Democrats. Now that New Bedford's in another district, there's a chance that the district could be more competitive. Some of the towns along I-495 that are included in the new district and weren't in the old one just might go for a Republican.

I hope he’s right, but I suspect it’s due more to the fact that he doesn’t want to expose himself publicly given the mood of the electorate.

Barney's messes were fresher last time and didn't give him any trouble at the polls. The man has no shame, and voters, whether they're yellow dog Democrats in New Bedford or die hard liberals in Newton and Brookline, didn't hold him to any kind of standard.

Barney's a classic example of somebody who came in as an outsider and a reformer and ended up more corrupt than the old machine. He has all the arrogance of an old ward-heeler about power and adds the intellectual arrogance of a Harvard liberal.

16 posted on 11/28/2011 3:23:38 PM PST by x
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

I thought “The Teeny Weiner” was named after Frank.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 3:26:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Makana

18 posted on 11/28/2011 3:27:45 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Makana

“There was also this — I don’t like raising money.”

I thought it was his boyfriend who was the money raiser


19 posted on 11/28/2011 3:28:32 PM PST by Figment
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To: Brilliant

“...he doesn’t want to expose himself publicly...”

Now that sounds kind of creepy.

Uh, maybe he doesn’t want to face the public in the light of day, but somehow I don’t think he has enough moral sense not to expose himself publicly. LOL


20 posted on 11/28/2011 3:30:05 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Makana
When I saw Barney was not running again, I actually for real had a Fizzies party! Just found a box of them at Cracker Barrel.
21 posted on 11/28/2011 3:34:28 PM PST by Plumres
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To: American in Israel
I say hunt him down and bring him to justice no matter where he flees to. Grand theft and embezzlement are not congressional perks like insider trading has become. Millions of Americans are suffering for his excesses now.

At this point, I don't think one needs to be a conspiracy theorist to expect many of our elected officials to flee the country over the next few years.
22 posted on 11/28/2011 3:35:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Brilliant
He’s saying that the district is more conservative than it was, and he can’t win re-election. I hope he’s right, but I suspect it’s due more to the fact that he doesn’t want to expose himself publicly given the mood of the electorate.

I agree with your suspicion. Recall that in the last election cycle he 1.) had a GOP opponent who actively used his culpability in the financial meltdown against him and 2.) actually admitted to the Boston Globe (or maybe it was the Herald) that he assumed the Bush Admin warnings on Fannie and Freddie were just politics, so he played politics right back.

If he was looking at a race that he would win by only 5 points, he'd know that he'd get the cr*p kicked out of him so thoroughly that even in winning there'd be negative cascading consequences throughout Dem races - not only would he have to raise a ginormous amount of money (that could go elsewhere), the heightened emphasis on the role he played in enabling the behaviors that led to the meltdown would command multiple national news cycles. IOW he'd have a Pyrrhic victory that would damage other races ...
23 posted on 11/28/2011 3:37:03 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Makana

Oh bugger


24 posted on 11/28/2011 3:40:05 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Makana

Damn! You beat me to it.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 3:42:27 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Makana

Barney Frank, a despicable piece of human filth. Cost America trillions, left us in an economic depression.

Whatta scumbag.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 3:46:55 PM PST by y6162
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To: Makana
banana barney
27 posted on 11/28/2011 3:48:53 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: Makana
A somewhat bitter Barney Frank....a move he said was triggered by redistricting that left him with too many new constituents to serve as a “lame-duck” legislator.

Entitled swine. Mass typically votes 45% or more Republican in national elections (and sometimes even higher as in the Scott Brown race). And yet people like BF demand that MA forever be represented by Democrat congresspeople only, and anything else is a violation of the rules.

28 posted on 11/28/2011 3:53:07 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Makana

“We need a Route 95 rest stop named after Congressman Barney Frank.”


Yep,and I know just the place on 95-—LOL.

The Frank Fens could also be dedicated for his years in Boston before he carpetbagged to Middlesex.


29 posted on 11/28/2011 3:58:03 PM PST by Mears (WHEN THEY)
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To: y6162

He’s going to continue costing us trillions. Take a look down the rabbit hole to see where former elected officials go to get richer.

http://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/departing.php


30 posted on 11/28/2011 4:18:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: American in Israel

Bingo.
You’ve read the stitches on the fastball, as Rush likes to say.


31 posted on 11/28/2011 4:32:11 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Herman Cain, never a lawyer, not a career politician. Let's Get Real,America.)
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To: Makana

The SOB is fortunate that he is not sitting in a jail cell....


32 posted on 11/28/2011 4:37:04 PM PST by cranked
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To: ReformationFan
“If I remember history correctly, the reason Frank got elected in the first place was due to redistricting which caused longtime prolife Republican Congresswoman Margaret Heckler to lose her seat.”

Thats different, that was then this is now/s

33 posted on 11/28/2011 4:38:53 PM PST by mongo141
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To: twister881
“what gets plugged”

You, me and every other honest, straight, Christian American taxpayer since this fa**ot wh*re came to Washington.

34 posted on 11/28/2011 5:01:58 PM PST by Tail Gunner John
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To: Makana

Barney Frank is going to retire, the only correct decision that moron has ever made!


35 posted on 11/28/2011 5:06:11 PM PST by CowboyConservative
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To: Makana
Massachusetts Issues Honorary Barney Frank License Tag


36 posted on 11/28/2011 5:11:32 PM PST by Iron Munro (Unattended children will be towed away at the owners expense)
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To: Makana
If a woman who runs a whore house selling women is called a "Madam", what does one call a homosexual who runs a whore house selling boys?


37 posted on 11/28/2011 5:16:18 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (ue)
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To: Makana

There’s nothing sadder than an old queen who has fallen off her throne.


38 posted on 11/28/2011 5:54:27 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Interesting. Margaret Heckler was a moderate/liberal Republican who was and is prolife on abortions. I wish more of the liberal Republicans were like that.

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

I didn’t know Massachusetts had such a conservative Democrat governor at that time. No wonder he later became a Republican.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_J._King

If Margaret Heckler was the most liberal a Republican could be and if the Democrats were more like Ed King was I think our nation and culture would be a lot better off.


39 posted on 11/28/2011 8:28:08 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Bookmark


40 posted on 11/28/2011 9:40:51 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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