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Barney Frank: Obama Would Easily Defeat Gingrich
NewsMax ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | By Gary Cohen

Posted on 12/17/2011 1:36:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Retiring Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., sees President Barack Obama easily winning another term in office if matched up against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the 2012 election, The Hill reports.

Frank says Obama would have no problem winning reelection but would not say if the president would surpass his 2008 victory totals.

Gingrich capturing the GOP presidential nomination, "would be the best thing to happen to the Democrats since Barry Goldwater," Frank recently said.

Frank told The Hill Gingrich could carry most of the southern states but predicted Obama's electoral count would be "in the 300s" against the Republican from Georgia.

In 2008, Obama racked up 365 electoral votes and opponent, Sen. John McCain had 173. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson won 486 electoral votes and Goldwater had just 52

The Hill points out earlier this fall, Frank said former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be more of a challenge for Obama next November, with Frank seeing Texas Governor Rick Perry as a weaker candidate.

Frank and Gingrich are not exactly close friends. The former House Speaker had previously said Frank should be put behind bars for the role he played in the financial crisis in 2008.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; gingrich; newt; whistlepastgraveyard
Well, there you go. What more evidence do you need. If Barney Frank says it, it must be true.
1 posted on 12/17/2011 1:36:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

If you thay tho Barney.


2 posted on 12/17/2011 1:39:06 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Frank and Gingrich are not exactly close friends. The former House Speaker had previously said Frank should be put behind bars for the role he played in the financial crisis in 2008.

I think at that point we'd have to jail probably 70 to 80 percent of the House.

HECK! I'm all for it!

3 posted on 12/17/2011 1:39:38 PM PST by MegaSilver
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To: Jim Robinson

And we all know the left to be COMPLETELY TRUTHFUL and never engage in manipulation of the audience. Yes, this is what Bawney weawwy bewieves and not weverse psychowogy at all.


4 posted on 12/17/2011 1:41:51 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Jim Robinson

Fwankwy, Bawney can blow hith opinion out hith ear!


5 posted on 12/17/2011 1:48:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jim Robinson

I know that I certainly go to the bank when Bawney speaks. The opposite of what he says is the actual truth, in most cases.


6 posted on 12/17/2011 1:48:46 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Jim Robinson

Barney cant even carry his own district now that it is contested! LOL


7 posted on 12/17/2011 1:49:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jim Robinson

The word is out - the liberals chant, ‘we want romney’.

Gingrich is going after Frank, the little miss would look prissy in orange. And he would be the one who would know how to do it. And then going to stop the madness of the liberal judges. I think Newt has his laundry list ready and checking it twice.

They know it’s easy sailing w/romney there. If we want justice - IT MUST BE NEWT with a landslide! That will be our first ‘WeThePeople’ message. Newt is odd man out w/the establishment - it must be hell for him as someone wants the prize of taking him down. IRS is checking his tax returns as we speak.


8 posted on 12/17/2011 1:51:37 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MegaSilver

I WESENT ANY IMPWICATIONS - I wesent the impwications that my efforts wesulted in the cowwapse of Fweddie Mac and Fannie Mae.. these institutions wemain vewy solvent and I will wead the investigation into any iweegal impwopwieties!"

9 posted on 12/17/2011 1:52:09 PM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Jim Robinson

Psst, Barney, Barney the Dinosaur could defeat 0. If we had a true strong CONSERVATIVE, 0 would lose all 57 states.


10 posted on 12/17/2011 1:52:17 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: mylife

Guess Barney is smoking some of that easy to get “wacky weed” floating around Boston this time of year.


11 posted on 12/17/2011 1:52:40 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Jim Robinson

I suspect even Barney Frank can figure out that Newt would do whatever he had to do to beat theOne. Unlike McCain who had no fight in him at all due to his POW status so many years ago. This is just a preemptive strike to scare us off of Newt. Interesting.


12 posted on 12/17/2011 1:55:34 PM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: mylife
Fwankwy, Bawney can blow hith opinion out hith ear!

I don't think that is the orifice that Bawney uses.

13 posted on 12/17/2011 1:57:57 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sure he will, Bonnie. Just like Carter made short work of the trigger-happy cowboy actor in 1980.
14 posted on 12/17/2011 1:58:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jim Robinson

If one is known and judged by his enemies, Newt has plenty of the left ones!


15 posted on 12/17/2011 1:59:16 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Barney Frank resigning was the fat lady singing for the ‘RATs.


16 posted on 12/17/2011 2:00:45 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Renegade

I think Barn is snorting bath salts.


17 posted on 12/17/2011 2:05:25 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Opinions are like Bwaaaney Fwank - Every Progressive has one.


18 posted on 12/17/2011 2:12:04 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm having trouble warming up to the concept of a 'President Gingrich' but if the alternative is Romney or Obama, I'll go with Newt. That the GOP establishment as well as leftist hacks such as the execrable Barney Frank are attacking Gingrich, he must be a threat. So, I'm leaning his way but awaiting the outcome of the Iowa caucuses, which could bring a surprise, as they did in 2008 (Huckabee).

As most FReepers understand, this is our last chance to get it right. We elect another big-government president, even one who claims to be a rock-ribbed conservative, and the U.S. as we know and love it is going to be finished. We can't afford another Beltway insider that keeps the corrupt system going as it drives our nation off the cliff of bankruptcy and all the negative ramifications that would generate.

Newt talks a good conservative game but I hope he is being real and not simply pandering for conservative votes that he'll pocket, then ignore the people behind those votes if he wins the election. We may have to elect him to find out. I see that as a risk but inevitably, one conservatives may have to take due to the absolute necessity to oust the Kenyan Marxist, Obama.

19 posted on 12/17/2011 2:21:31 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Robinson

lol....


20 posted on 12/17/2011 2:21:36 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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He accidently let it slip that the “fix is in” by all the Soros campaign funded Sec. of States for all 50 states.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 2:26:21 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Jim Robinson

Now how could he talk with a full mouth?.............DOH?


22 posted on 12/17/2011 2:36:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Jim Robinson
If a homosexual pedophile liberal dishonest cheating and insider trading Democrat sees it, why can't the rest of us?
23 posted on 12/17/2011 3:08:07 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Jim Robinson

I think it might be close with just Gingrich vs zero. But IF he picks a good VP, Gingrich will blow idiot zero out of the water.


24 posted on 12/17/2011 3:27:04 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bwarny Fwank...Recites

Fairy Tales from Fairy Land!


25 posted on 12/17/2011 3:33:37 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Reddy

I wouldn’t use “blow” in a sentence with Barney’s Frank.


26 posted on 12/17/2011 3:37:39 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Barney Frank is afraid of the truth. Here’s a video of Speaker Gingrich in 2008 explaining some of the mess (caused by Barney and other nincompoops (notice WHO is standing right next to him....as he speaks the truth - someone who recently slammed him):

Newt in 2008 on Consulting Fannie and Freddie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YiYWnA1_y8


27 posted on 12/17/2011 3:48:29 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Jim Scott

Michelle Bachmann thinks (or thought) that Newt is TERRIFIC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zz5myJ_hs

;-)


28 posted on 12/17/2011 3:55:39 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Renegade

I think that speaking of what Barney smokes should not be allowed in mixed company.

We know he smokes White Owls.


29 posted on 12/17/2011 4:08:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: mylife

I´m surprised he didn´t audibly blow it out some other orifice.


30 posted on 12/17/2011 4:09:44 PM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: Jim Robinson

We saw it happen in 2008 with John McCain.

It was the financial crisis and bitterness over the Iraq War and dissatisfaction with McCain that put Obama in office. Obama wouldn’t have won in 2008 if he hadn’t won over 60 percent of the Millennial vote and 52 percent of Independents.

Millennials turned against McCain because of Iraq. There are now a lot more Millennial voters than in 2008. Some Millennials are now older and are more likely to vote.

If the Republicans put Newt out there, Obama is going to say “I ended the Iraq War” and “killed Bin Laden,” but Newt wants to start another war with Iran, which Millennials will have to fight and pay for.

Since 2008, Millennials have swung 15 points against Obama because of the terrible economy. Right now, the economy is the issue, but if the 2012 election becomes a campaign over Newt supporting more foreign wars, that could easily change.


31 posted on 12/18/2011 12:09:41 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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