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Barney Frank jabs Newt Gingrich: A long-simmering feud
The Washington Post ^ | 11/28/2011 | Rachel Weiner

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 ... It’s 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

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bankingqueen; barneyfrank; frank; reevaluategingrich

1 posted on 11/28/2011 4:40:49 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

He did what? Isn’t that sexual harassment?


2 posted on 11/28/2011 4:43:42 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: presidio9
Well, Bonnie Fwank is headed for the AIDS-ridden graveyard. Newt is headed for the White House. I guess we know who won that feud.
3 posted on 11/28/2011 4:44:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: presidio9

Barney has an uphill battle. Reverse Psychology usually only works on children.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 4:44:57 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: presidio9

Barney Frank jabs Newt Gingrich

Oh...........no.................please...............must get image out of head.............ohhhhhhhhh no..........


5 posted on 11/28/2011 4:45:41 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: presidio9

Too bad Goldwater wasn’t elected. The world would be much better place today.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 4:45:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: presidio9

Um... oh nevermind!


7 posted on 11/28/2011 4:45:50 PM PST by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: presidio9

Battling with Barney Frank goes in the PRO side of Newt’s list of pros and cons.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 4:47:34 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: presidio9

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.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 4:48:33 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: All

how long will it be before they drag out Candace..


10 posted on 11/28/2011 4:49:37 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: presidio9
Barney Frank jabs Newt Gingrich

As long as they don't frighten the horses.

Mr. niteowl77

11 posted on 11/28/2011 4:50:23 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: FreeAtlanta

If he was going to jab anyone I would have thought it would be Lindsay Graham.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 4:50:23 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: presidio9

I’m afraid to read any further.


13 posted on 11/28/2011 4:50:46 PM PST by skeeter
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To: presidio9

Maybe Newt should file charges. With Barney jabbing him and all of that.


14 posted on 11/28/2011 4:51:17 PM PST by dforest
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To: Rooivalk
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.

Right, because Barney Frank is just so popular around the country that he's retiring now rather than actually campaign under redistricting.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 4:51:22 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It’s “sexual harassment” every time he slobs a k_ob. =.=


16 posted on 11/28/2011 4:53:19 PM PST by cranked
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To: presidio9

Newt, give him the ‘Joe Kapp’ treatment...lol


17 posted on 11/28/2011 4:56:48 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: presidio9

Newt must have turned down Barney’s homosexual advances in the House toilet.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 5:06:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: presidio9

Frankenweenie’s gettin outta town one step ahead of the sheriff.


19 posted on 11/28/2011 5:12:35 PM PST by Argus
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To: presidio9

Well Newt wanted to get rid of Barney and he is leaving.
I’d say Newt was rather effective...


20 posted on 11/28/2011 5:16:55 PM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: presidio9

I don’t think Bwahny can snap....gum Newt to death maybe....


21 posted on 11/28/2011 5:17:22 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Argus

The turd burglar is planning his escape


22 posted on 11/28/2011 5:24:12 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: presidio9
As Rush so eloquently stated today, “bwaney’s seat is WIDE OPEN”!

LLS

23 posted on 11/28/2011 5:31:32 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) ... and in a press conference announcing his retirement the liberal lawmaker ...

Barney Frank must be actively pursued by the criminal courts and face his fully culpability for the financial destruction that he caused in America with the Dodd-Frank Bill. No one is above the law. Barney Frank deserves several years in an ordinary prison.

24 posted on 11/28/2011 5:36:46 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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... in the general population


25 posted on 11/28/2011 5:40:24 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: presidio9
Poor old fanny and Freddie, giving to barney from one side and to newt from the other.
26 posted on 11/28/2011 5:51:20 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: presidio9

Oh Barney.....there’s nothing sadder than an old queen who has fallen off her throne.


27 posted on 11/28/2011 5:59:59 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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28 posted on 11/28/2011 6:14:49 PM PST by T. Jefferson (Batton down the hatches, full speed in reverse)
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29 posted on 11/28/2011 6:20:42 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

Gawd thats disgusting.


30 posted on 11/28/2011 6:22:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: presidio9
This degenerate piece of sh%t is all of the American marxist "Democrat" party identity groups rolled up into one evil personage.

A homosexual pederast baby killing communist sex pervert fag prostitution ring running worst of all LAWYER and simpleton who ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING other than make 49 states HATE MASSACHUSETTS WORSE THAN AFGHANISTAN.

DIE SCREAMING BARNEY.

31 posted on 11/28/2011 6:28:26 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: BenLurkin
His mistake was the "In your heart, you know he's right" commercial.

It was too easy to twist around.

32 posted on 11/28/2011 6:59:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: presidio9
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...

I can ignore a lot of Gingrich negatives if he'd follow through with this much needed bit of justice.

In fact, Gingrich is probably one of the few who could walk the MSM through the details and make it understandable to the average American, something that is also desperately needed.

IF done right, such efforts could truly lead to the reforms that would put us and the world back on the right fiscal track.

33 posted on 11/28/2011 7:16:16 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Only time I have ever agreed with Frank, Gingrich is toast. The Dems love him. They are clearing Cain out of the way and doing it the Chicago way, with inuendo and lies. Same way Hussain was elected.


34 posted on 11/28/2011 7:38:10 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: pyx

Barney Frank must be actively pursued by the criminal courts and face his fully culpability for the financial destruction that he caused in America with the Dodd-Frank Bill. No one is above the law. Barney Frank deserves several years in an ordinary prison.
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Agreed, who can file a suit to hold him in the country. I think he needs to be tried asap.


35 posted on 11/28/2011 7:41:20 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

In 1990, “Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank admitted a lengthy relationship with a homosexual prostitute who ran a bisexual prostitution service out of Frank’s Washington DC apartment.

In 1990, The House Ethics Committee recommended Frank be reprimanded because he “reflected discredit upon the House of Representatives. The reprimand came as a result of his relationship with a man named Steve Gobi, a male prostitute whom Frank initially paid $80 for anal sex. Frank later took Gobi to live with him in his home, making him a personal aide (yep a personal aid :D). Frank paid Gobi $20,000 in compensation (unreported to the IRS) and let him use his car. Subsequent investigation revealed that in the course of their relationship, Frank used his congressional office and stationary to fix Gobi’s 33 parking fines. Frank also used his congressional letterhead to write a reference letter to Gobi’s probation officer, Gobi was under court supervision as a convicted felon with a prison record. Most damningly, the investigation found that Steve Gobi ran a prostitution ring from Barney Frank’s home. In his defense, Frank asserted he knew nothing of Gobi’s prostitution business. Though Frank claimed ignorance of some of the prostitute’s activities, his indiscretion was so great that Franks standing in Congress was greatly damaged and a House reprimand passed overwhelmingly in July 1990.” Steve Gobi, Frank’s live-in boyfriend who ran a “call boy” service out of their home, once told capitol hill newspaper Roll Call that he provided services to Congressional wives as well. “I was sleeping with Congressmen’s wives long before I was sleeping with Congressmen,” Gobi said.

Penthouse Magazine interviewed Gobi and what he said didn’t quit match up with Frank’s testimony. The explicit magazine article about Gobi and the sex-for-hire world in which he said he procured prostitutes for famous clients. The Penthouse article cast new light on the underground world to which Gobi says he introduced Barney Frank. Gobi has said Mr. Frank, whom he dubbed Sweet ‘n’ Low for “sweet guy, low on cash,” was aware of the larger prostitution operation and delighted in being told about the call boy’s sexual encounters. Mr. Frank also has admitted to using congressional stationery to write several letters to Virginia probation officials to persuade them to shorten Gobi’s probation stemming from felony convictions for drug offenses and for sex offenses involving a minor girl. Gobi told Penthouse “those letters kept me in operation. The letters and Barney’s [congressional] perks were worth far more to me than any fees I could have charged him. I wasn’t a gold digger, but I’m not a dumb escort, either.”

The congressman has said he threw Gobi out in the summer of 1987, ending their two-year relationship, after he discovered the callboy was running a prostitution business from the apartment. But Mr. Frank has conceded that he remained in touch with Gobi through New Year’s Day 1988, even allowing the prostitute continued use of his car with its congressional license plate.

http://www.free-press.biz/usa/Barney-Frank/Barney-Frank-shame.html


36 posted on 11/28/2011 7:51:51 PM PST by kcvl
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To: FreeAtlanta

Frank was also criticized for campaign contributions totaling $42,350 between 1989 and 2008. The donations from Fannie and Freddie influenced his support of their lending programs, and said that Frank did not play a strong enough role in reforming the institutions in the years leading up to the Economic crisis of 2008. In 2006 a Fannie Mae representative stated in SEC filings that they “did not participate in large amounts of these non-traditional mortgages in 2004 and 2005.”

Unqualified homebuyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s. So did Herb Moses, Fannie Mae’s executive at the forefront of the agency’s push to relax lending restrictions. Shortly after Frank came out of the closet, Frank met and began dating Herb Moses, an economist and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) activist; their relationship lasted for eleven years until an amicable break-up in July 1998. Moses, who was an executive at Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1998, was the first partner of an openly gay member of Congress to receive spousal benefits and the two were considered “Washington’s most powerful and influential gay couple.” Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest. Critics, however, remain skeptical and rightfully so.

Many have raised new questions about Frank’s relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie.

http://www.free-press.biz/usa/Barney-Frank/Barney-Frank-shame.html


37 posted on 11/28/2011 7:55:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: presidio9

It was just disclosed that Rep. Barney Frank helped land a job at Fannie Mae for his then live-in boyfriend, Herb Moses — despite at the time sitting on a House oversight committee that monitored the federally regulated agency. Fannie Mae went belly up. Moses made a lot of money. And Frank kept assuring the public in hearings that the nearly insolvent agency was in no financial danger.

When news surfaced about Frank’s conflict of interest, he scoffed, “There is no rule against it at all,” and predicted the story would die. He was right: It did. But substitute scary names like Dick Cheney or Halliburton and it would not have.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/268575/factory-selective-moral-outrage-victor-davis-hanson


38 posted on 11/28/2011 7:58:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: presidio9

Barney Frank. Oh yeah the guy once called “Barney Fag” by Dick Amrey. The same guy who found himself facing ethics charges over using his DC apartment for male prostitution. Tell me again why anyone should believe or even care what the old gas bag has to say?


39 posted on 11/28/2011 8:58:08 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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