Skip to comments.Barney Frank jabs Newt Gingrich: A long-simmering feud
Posted on 11/28/2011 4:40:42 PM PST by presidio9
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was never known for holding his fire, and in a press conference announcing his retirement the liberal lawmaker saved some of his most memorable barbs for former House speaker and now presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
I did not think I lived a good enough life to see Newt Gingrich as the Republican nominee, the 30-year House veteran said. He would be the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater ... Its still unlikely, but I have hopes.
The pair have been snapping at each other since the 1980s, when Gingrich was rising to power in Congress and Frank was among the Democrats trying to cut him down. For years, Frank has blamed Gingrich for the partisan divide on Capitol Hill.
A fresh battle started brewing between the two ex-colleagues when in a an October presidential debate, Gingrich said that the former House Financial Services chairman deserved to be jailed, along with former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), over the financial crisis, saying, Look at the lobbyists he was close to at, at, at, uh at, uh, Freddie Mac.
Frank returned fire after reports that Gingrich received hefty consulting fees from Freddie Mac after leaving Congress, calling him a man with no ethical core whatsoever. Frank later added that Gingrich was a lobbyist and liar, as well as fundamentally intellectually dishonest.
But the enmity between the two men goes back way farther than that. It appears to date to at least 1989, when a Gingrich aide spread rumors about the sex life of
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He did what? Isn’t that sexual harassment?
Barney has an uphill battle. Reverse Psychology usually only works on children.
Barney Frank jabs Newt Gingrich
Oh...........no.................please...............must get image out of head.............ohhhhhhhhh no..........
Too bad Goldwater wasn’t elected. The world would be much better place today.
Um... oh nevermind!
Battling with Barney Frank goes in the PRO side of Newt’s list of pros and cons.
Frank is giving a preview of what is in store for good ole Newt if he manages somehow to secure the nomination. Newt will ensure Obama’s second term. Count on it.
how long will it be before they drag out Candace..
As long as they don't frighten the horses.
If he was going to jab anyone I would have thought it would be Lindsay Graham.
I’m afraid to read any further.
Maybe Newt should file charges. With Barney jabbing him and all of that.
Right, because Barney Frank is just so popular around the country that he's retiring now rather than actually campaign under redistricting.
It’s “sexual harassment” every time he slobs a k_ob. =.=
Newt, give him the ‘Joe Kapp’ treatment...lol
Newt must have turned down Barney’s homosexual advances in the House toilet.
Frankenweenie’s gettin outta town one step ahead of the sheriff.
Well Newt wanted to get rid of Barney and he is leaving.
I’d say Newt was rather effective...