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Barney Frank: Dems, unions made 'big mistake' in pushing for Wisconsin recall
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/governor-races/231273-barney-frank-dems-made-a-big-mistake-in-pu ^ | 6/6/12 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 06/06/2012 4:37:40 PM PDT by Justaham

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed unions and liberal activists for pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

"I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal," Frank told The Hill Wednesday afternoon, alluding to Republicans' big cash advantage in the race. "My side picked a fight they shouldn't have picked. The recall was upsetting to people, the rerun of the election with [Democratic Milwaukee Mayor] Tom Barrett — it's not a fight I would have picked."

Walker survived the recall by a comfortable 7-point margin over Barrett on Tuesday, leading Republicans to crow that the state is in play in the fall and claiming the vote was an affirmation of Walker's tough policies towards public-sector unions. When asked if the race had any national implications, Frank shook his head.

"People need to be more strategic about the fights they pick," he said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; sourcetitlenoturl; unions; wisconsinrecall; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/06/2012 4:37:51 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Apparently.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Justaham

Barney may be upset with Wisconsin today, but he’ll always be a packers fan...


3 posted on 06/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Justaham

So they wasted a lot of money that would be needed in November?


4 posted on 06/06/2012 4:41:52 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Justaham
Bwaney Fwank, following up the rear as usual.
5 posted on 06/06/2012 4:43:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Barney gets it! Oops!


6 posted on 06/06/2012 4:43:37 PM PDT by donozark (The 7th Wisconsin had more men killed in battle than any other Union Regiment.)
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To: Justaham

Barny Frank gets the Monday Morning Quarterbacking award.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 4:43:37 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Justaham

He’s on his way out the door and doesn’t need their support. Must be that whoever intends to hire him for lobbying doesn’t have union interests.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 4:44:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Justaham

angling for a job with Fox..


9 posted on 06/06/2012 4:46:27 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

almost too subtle


10 posted on 06/06/2012 4:46:46 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Joe 6-pack
Barney may be upset with Wisconsin today, but he’ll always be a packers fan...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Barney didn't get that round mouth from eating square meals.

11 posted on 06/06/2012 4:51:45 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: dearolddad

That’s pretty nasty. But roflmao!


12 posted on 06/06/2012 5:03:03 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Justaham

Captain Obvious the Fag has 20/20 hindsight.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: Justaham
If the libs had won yesterday Barney would be bragging that it was a great day and the money was well spent. He's just unhappy with losing.
14 posted on 06/06/2012 5:04:13 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: dearolddad

Sheesh, you guys are something else. I just lost my appetite.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Justaham

Whfo cfan ewen unferstfand fis mwan?


16 posted on 06/06/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: 353FMG
"I just lost my appetite."




Not anymore I hope
17 posted on 06/06/2012 5:13:33 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Joe 6-pack
he’ll always be a packers fan

badoom tish!

18 posted on 06/06/2012 5:15:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Barney may be upset with Wisconsin today, but he’ll always be a packers fan...

He has realized one of his greatest aspirations in life...He plays "tightend" with the packers!!
19 posted on 06/06/2012 5:23:42 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Paleo Conservative
Barny Frank gets the Monday Morning Quarterbacking award.

I can't visualize him as a quarterback...maybe as a cross-dressing cheerleader complete with pompoms.

20 posted on 06/06/2012 5:26:08 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: 353FMG
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21 posted on 06/06/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Bingo! The fat fag is sharpening his lobbying resume.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Justaham

First thing Barney has ever said that I agree with.


23 posted on 06/06/2012 6:50:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr
He has realized one of his greatest aspirations in life...He plays "tightend" with the packers!!

More likely a wide receiver...

24 posted on 06/06/2012 6:59:54 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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