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  • Look what we did together! (Tea Party Express highlights of 2011)

    01/06/2012 3:26:14 PM PST · by Syncro · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | January 1, 2012 | Sal Russo
      Happy New Year!We were so busy in 2011 that it seems like a blur that flew by.  At a time when the mainstream media keeps pushing the notion that the Tea Party is losing its influence, I think that it is important to look back on all that you and I accomplished in 2011.  We can be very proud of all that we have done and use it as motivation to fight for Tea Party values in 2012.  Here are some of the highlights of 2011:Organized the first Tea Party response, by Michele Bachmann, to the State of...
  • Obama bypasses Senate, installs new consumer chief

    01/04/2012 11:07:27 AM PST · by Justaham · 158 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1-4-12 | BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN
    President Barack Obama says he won't take "no" as an answer from Republicans, so he's going around them to appoint the head of a new consumer protection agency. Obama says Republicans would just keep holding Richard Cordray's nomination hostage—and the president says that's inexcusable and wrong. He says Cordray must be in place in order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to start helping consumers deal with unscrupulous mortgage companies, dishonest payday lenders, and others. Obama announced the appointment of Cordray during a stop Wednesday in Ohio, where Cordray once served as attorney general. Republicans are outraged but Obama says...
  • Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan

    01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank​ on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros​. In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force “consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum” would recommend a trillion dollars in defense...
  • There Was One Democrat Who Was REALLY Excited About The Iowa Caucus...

    01/03/2012 2:22:39 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-3-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Report: Joseph Kennedy III Likely To Announce Run For House Seat (B Frank)

    01/03/2012 7:25:57 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Weasel Zippers/Fox 25 Boston ^ | 1/3/12 | Weasel Zippers
    Just what Congress needs, a new Kennedy. Don’t underestimate the sheeple mentality here in Mass, especially in Fwank’s ultra-liberal district. They have no problem voting for someone based solely on his last name. (FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) — There is new speculation that Joseph P. Kennedy III is ready to run for Congress. Sources close to Kennedy have told Rhode Island Public Radio that the 31-year-old son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy is setting up fundraisers and taking a serous look at running for the seat left open by the retirement of Barney Frank. The younger Kennedy is a Harvard Law School...
  • Barney Frank's Christmas Belly Buddy

    12/22/2011 2:44:22 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-22-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A little holiday silliness... :-)
  • The Top 10 Barney Frank Offenses (Good riddance!!)

    12/22/2011 6:03:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/03/2011
    Top 10 Barney Frank Offenses by Human Events 12/03/2011 Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) has announced that he will not run for reelection, giving conservatives an early Christmas present.  Let’s look back on his more than 30 years in office and give thanks that the liberal lawmaker will soon be returning home.  Here are the Top 10 Barney Frank Offenses. 1.  Fannie and Freddie:  As ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, Frank blocked tightened oversight over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying in 2003, “These two entities … are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” and, “I want...
  • Injured Barney Frank appears in sling on House floor

    12/19/2011 2:40:09 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec. 14, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in 2012, appeared on the House floor Wednesday in a t-shirt, jacket and with his left arm in a sling, but explained to members of the House that his injuries were minor. "I deeply appreciate the solicitude of my colleagues on my appearance," he said. "I want to first assure them that there is much less here than meets the eye." Frank said he wanted to explain it once to all members of the House so he would not have to repeat it, since "responding...
  • Video: The sadly obligatory “Barney Frank lettin’ it all hang out” clip (No bra today!)

    12/19/2011 7:25:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite. I don’t want to blog it, I have to blog it. If only as catharsis: Having now seen this, the only thing that can ease my suffering is making you suffer with me.It might not have been so bad if not for the nipples. The terrible, terrible nipples. Worthy of a reprimand? Dress Code: Members should dress appropriately which has traditionally been considered to include a coat and tie for male Members and appropriate attire for female Members. Members should not wear overcoats or hats on the Floor while the House is in session. There is no eating,...
  • Barney Frank Wears Revealing Shirt on House Floor (hurl alert)

    12/19/2011 2:38:01 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | staff
    <p>Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was on the House floor late Monday afternoon wearing a t-shirt and a sling due to a recent operation on his thumb.</p> <p>Frank was wearing a revealing shirt, one which you could see through that exposed what his bare chest looks like.</p>
  • Barney Frank: Obama would win 300-plus electoral votes against Gingrich

    12/17/2011 7:56:50 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-17-11 | Bob Cusak
    Rep. Barney Frank is predicting that President Obama would easily win a general election against Newt Gingrich, but stopped short of guaranteeing that Obama would eclipse his 2008 victory. The retiring Massachusetts Democrat recently said that a Gingrich nomination “would be the best thing to happen to the Democrats since Barry Goldwater.” Asked for a prediction on electoral votes, Frank this week told The Hill, “The thing is [Gingrich] could carry most of the South.” He said Obama's count would be “in the 300s” against the Georgia Republican. To win the White House, 270 electoral votes are needed. Obama won...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Dec 4, 2011

    12/03/2011 9:27:20 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 12/4/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "How ‘brainy’ Frank got Barney-mandered"
  • INTERVIEW: Sean Bielat Says He’ll Make 2012 Campaign Decision ‘Next Week’

    12/01/2011 11:34:53 PM PST · by MitchellC · 22 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 1, 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    In 2010, Republican Sean Bielat gave Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank the toughest re-election challenge the Democrat had ever experienced. Although Bielat’s insurgent Tea Party-backed campaign fell short of unseating Frank, it was obviously a factor in the 16-term congressman’s decision this week to retire at the end of his current term, rather than seek re-election in a newly redrawn district. Thursday night, Bielat spoke to me in a brief telephone interview.Robert Stacy McCain: So, this is the week of ‘Bye Bye Barney.’ How are you feeling right now? Sean Bielat: [Laughs.] Well, you know, if you would have asked me...
  • Retiring Barney Frank's Fannie Conection and Backdoor Bailouts

    12/01/2011 5:49:43 PM PST · by joeclarke · 12 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/12/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    Barney Frank's legacy will not include the prostitution ring that took place at his Washington D.C. townhouse in 1989, without his knowing, according to Barney. He was reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1990, but Massachusetts, the home of American witchcraft, reelected him - too many times. Barney Frank's legacy will not be that he was the first "Out" gay to become part of the United States Congress. Frank will also not be known, either as the brother of Clinton wonk Ann Lewis, nor for his stammering and stuttering. He will also not be famed for the excessive regulation...
  • Simon Johnson: The Huntsman Alternative (JH will end TBTF & foreign/domestic bailouts)

    12/01/2011 6:39:45 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 7 replies
    New York Times (Economix Blog) ^ | December 1, 2011 | Simon Johnson
    This week we also learned more about the underhanded and undemocratic ways in which the Federal Reserve saved big banks last time around. (You should read Ron Suskind’s book, “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President.” To understand Mr. Geithner’s philosophy of unconditional bailouts, remember that he was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before becoming Treasury secretary.) Is there really no alternative to pouring good money after bad? (snip) The goal is simple, as Mr. Huntsman said in his recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece: make the banks small enough and simple...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Barney Frank In Salary Negotiations For Elmer Fudd Role

    11/30/2011 1:33:54 PM PST · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | 11/28/2011 | Mark Donahue
    DreamWorks Studios announced today that they are in the final stages of salary negotiations with Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank for their new Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny movie. Frank is slated to play Elmer Fudd in the five hundred million dollar, two part, six hour movie epic. The Congressman expressed interest in the role when he heard that Bugs Bunny was going to be played by an actor who has expressed conservative political views in the past. We talked with Congressman Frank over brunch in the West Village where he was visiting a friend. “It was wight before our summer wecess,”...
  • Kennedy dynasty’s new hope (Joe III refuses to rule out run for Barney’s seat)

    11/30/2011 1:15:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/30/2011 | Chris Cassidy and Dave Wedge
    Middlesex prosecutor Joseph P. Kennedy III — widely seen as the best hope to carry the torch of the legendary family dynasty to a new generation — told the Herald last night he is leaving the door open to a run for Congress. “I just haven’t had the time to give it any thought, the type of careful consideration that it requires,” Kennedy said outside Cambridge District Court. “I’ve always thought politics is an honorable profession. It demands that you give it careful thought before you jump into it. When I get the time to do that, I’ll think about...
  • With Frank leaving, Mass. Dems ponder bleak future

    11/29/2011 2:45:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/29/11 | Steve LeBlanc - Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) -- Rep. Barney Frank's decision to step down at the end of his term is the latest jolt to the bruised ego of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which once counted Kennedys, House speakers and a president among its ranks. Instead, some of the state's best-known political figures are now Republicans, among them Sen. Scott Brown and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "For a long time, Massachusetts Democrats have felt they played a special role in the national Democratic Party," said Tufts University political science professor Jeffrey Berry. "I think that has gone at this point. There is no one...
  • Congress Will Be a Better Place When Barney Frank Is Gone

    11/29/2011 11:21:00 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | November 29, 2011 | By Karl Rove(yes THAT one)
    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 he’s retiring from the House of Representatives? Perhaps another reason was he’s no longer chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and like a lot of bullies, Mr. Frank found it’s not easy to be stripped of the power to torment and humiliate others.