Skip to comments.The Real Reason Barney Frank Should Quit
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:12:58 PM PST by Racehorse
It was because he was going to retire anyway, lost a favorite port town in redistricting and had a tough race last time.
Was this really why Congressman Barney Frank announced today hes retiring from the House of Representatives?
Perhaps another reason was hes no longer chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and like a lot of bullies, Mr. Frank found its not easy to be stripped of the power to torment and humiliate others.
Brilliant, but acid tongued and generally unpleasant, Mr. Frank ruled with an iron gavel, ran over critics with delight and treated committee members and especially Republican colleagues as lesser forms of life.
Mr. Franks departure in January 2013 will remove from the House one of its more offensive members. Until then, this petulant, abrasive and downright nasty Congressman will keep making his presence known.
However, it is unlikely that Mr. Frank is leaving for the reason he should depart Congress: out of shame for all he did to stop reform of Fannie and Freddie while there was still time to avert the disaster that almost took down the American economy.
Fannie and, to a lesser extent, Freddie, were led by Democratic political power brokers, masquerading as mortgage bankers while advising Democratic presidents, vetting Democratic running mates, and plumping the election hopes of Congressional Democrats.
Mr. Frank is incapable of feeling shame, regret or a sense of personal responsibility. These are emotions for lesser beings. Hes leaving because of redistricting or to avoid having to raise money or facing those nasty little voters every two years. The House will be a better place for his departure.
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By what standards?
I’d say he’s just following the new corporate norm: move on before your mistakes and past incompetency catch up with you
I like Rep. Allen West's term: "vile," used to describe not Mr. Frank, but another congressperson. To my thinking, it's a good word to use any time Mr. Frank is the subject.
I sort of dislike to commend Mr. Rove on this. He’s right on the mark I believe, but SHEESH! ROVE is just about as nasty a little man as is Frank.
FLASH: This just in! Ex-Congressman Barney Frank has just accepted the position of Head Football Coach at Penn State!!
Is he going to head up the chocolate confection packaging union?? FPLU located on the Hershey Highway.
I always thought that AIDS would end his career,not political reality.
“Brilliant? By what standards?”
Don’t you know that all Progressives are brilliant, intellectual, really-really smart geniuses who are also really-really smart? Hmmmm? Donthcha know?
(Not to mention scu*bags.)
Tucker Carlson said that on the set of Crossfire, an intern tried to assist Frank with his look, and he said to her, “I’m not here to look pretty!” And the intern cried.
Barney is bailing ahead of the Democrat bloodletting set for 2012. He has taken a new position (almost certainly prone) as the night attendant of the octopus tank at the Boston Aquarium. He’d heard that octopi have 8 tentacles and each may have up to 50 SUCKERS, making a total of 400 suckers. We hear that he’s paying the aquarium 350 bucks a week to be alone with these creatures for 8 hours a night.
(I almost stopped reading Rove at "Brilliant".)
Exactly right. The turd burglar is getting out before another party prosecutes this sh*t bag of a human being and tosses his flaccid hind-parts into the general prison population.
Looks like Freddie got Barney in the Fannie.
Maybe Barney Frank is dying from some HIV/AIDS related illness. HIV/AIDS because of its effects on the immune system to bring about opportunistic infections, which are uncommon in healthy immune systems. Such are the most common cause of death in people with HIV/AIDS.
Bacterial infections common in HIV/AIDS include tuberculosis, bacterial pneumonia, recurrent salmonella septicemia, bacterial diarrhea (shigellosis, salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis), bacillary angiomatosis and recurrent bacterial skin sepsis. Other bacterial infections more common in advanced stages of the disease are mycobacterium avium complex and mycobacterium kansasii.
Apart from bacterial infections, one with HIV/AIDS needs to be concerned about cancer. Cancers common to HIV/AIDS include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cervical and anal cancers. Any one of such cancers might even cause gay Congressman Barney Frank to cut short his term in office.
Bad things are happening in the economy and things are about to hit the fan.
Barney is as personally responsible for much of this disaster as any one person can be.
He is seriously hated by many members of Congress and most of the country. If he stayed he'd be walking around with an “indict me” sign stuck on his back.
How Barney Frank and Chris Dodd can even show their faces in public after collapsing the housing market is just amazing to me. They made their democrat friends very rich while purposely destroying the very poor people they supposedly were trying to “help”.
It’s really a marvel how the liberal MSM can be so in the tank for democrats that even they wouldn’t jump on a slam dunk story as that and instead try to blame the whole mess on Bush. All of them belong in hell because of that alone.
Allen West called conservatives skitzoid for not supporting the loser super committee scheme. He calls a lot of people names. Including his voters.
This is true. But the Massholes of MA-04 will still be Massholes, redistricted or not.
The net gain: Massachusetts loses a rep (not important who, but Barney Fagg is about the best we could expect!).
Karl Rove thinks Bawney is Bwilliant?? Screw him.
The Dodd-Frank conspiracy-—a law that created another govt behomoth that adds layers of regulatory burdens those liberals love——made in response to (what they said was) the near-collapse of the banking industry in 2008........
Dodd already left Congress after he did his damage——and is now ensconced in a cushy job in Hollywood......sucked up to by the Hollywood moguls b/c of his “expertise.”
Look for Frank to get a similar well-paid sinecure.
He’s a crook. Why isn’t he in jail?
I understand he was promoted....to Rear-Admiral....
I don’t care why Franks is quitting, just that he’s quitting. Having Maxine Waters as the Democrat face on the Financial Affairs committee is icing on the cake.
Could it be Bawney sees the handwriting on the wall? Even if Obama manages to squeak by and get reelected the Democrats will still have a blood bath. Obama is selling out everyone for four more years and the Democrats have nothing to run on but lies. I know that is all they ever run on but people are more informed now. If he retires before having to answer to a conservative house and senate he can get all his retirement money and laugh at the problems of the American people.
Frank through his relations with the GSEs managed to do more damage to this country than practically any congressman in my memory. He was a horrible example of a public servant and deserves to go down in history as a scoundrel.