Keyword: seanbielat

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • Barney Frank bemoans Sean Bielat’s ‘right wing’ tactics

    11/02/2010 1:43:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 2, 2010 | Edward Mason, Jessica Heslam and Dave Wedge
    Fighting for his political life, a frustrated U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said he was “disappointed” in Sean Bielat’s campaign, saying the surging newcomer has succumbed to the usual right-wing tactics. “I’m disappointed in the campaign,” Frank said while greeting voters in Sharon. “He’s talked very little about the issues and has been a vehicle for an angry right wing.”
  • My Fox Boston: So far, Barney Frank's district has one of highest turnouts in the state

    11/02/2010 12:20:45 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 112 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | November 2, 2010
    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - The Secretary of State William R. Galvin says voter turnout is expected to reach record highs. He's projecting a bigger turnout in districts with highly contested congressional races. So far, Barney Franks' district has one of highest turnouts ion the state. In Newton and North Attleboro, the lines were forming before the polls opened and the flow has been steady all day. People we spoke to say they're coming out to vote on tax issues. The questions on the ballot were important to them. Some wanted to vote against the incumbent others felt it...
  • Wall Street Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival (Bawney Schedules 'Election Night Event')

    11/01/2010 6:27:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Finance Tech ^ | 11/01/10
    Wall Street Reform Architect Frank Fights for SurvivalBy Reuters November 01, 2010 BOSTON - Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability. Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, a former U.S. marine, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown. In the run-up to Tuesday's congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who...
  • Get Barney (Bawney Fwank tries to stay cool, even when his boyfriend loses it)

    10/26/2010 7:07:49 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2010 | Daniel Foster
    Is Barney Frank worried? “Not to be condescending, but let me give you a little tip,” he tells National Review Online outside a convention hall on Massachusetts’ south coast. “Never ask a candidate if he’s confident he’s going to win: because the answer will always be ‘yes.’” Indeed, Frank is still the clear favorite in Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district. But even as he speaks, it has come out that he’s lent his campaign two hundred grand from his own pocket, and reporters are nagging him about a bizarre — and for a 30-year incumbent, wildly undisciplined — incident in which...
  • Too good to check: Internal poll shows Bielat within margin of error against Barney Frank

    10/27/2010 3:04:15 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/27/2010 | Allahpundit
    The last two major polls of the race had him trailing by a dozen, but last night on Hannity’s show he teased the fact that his internal numbers are showing things to be much tighter. And now, lo and behold, a Bielat campaign memo claiming that he’s within the margin of error has been leaked to Fleming and Hayes. I don’t normally link internal polls — as Ace says, you’re never sure how representative the leaked data is — but apart from the Nevada Senate seat, there’s no race in the country that conservatives more urgently want to win than...
  • Wall St. Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival

    10/28/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT · by americanophile · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Ros Krasny
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability. Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, an Iraq war veteran, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown. In the run-up to Tuesday's congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who support candidates from the conservative Tea Party movement. Last week, Frank...
  • Obama foreclosure-relief plan fails to show gains

    10/25/2010 2:39:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 11 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Oct. 25, 2010 | Alan Zibel and Daniel Wagner
    The Obama administration's foreclosure-prevention effort has been ineffective in tackling the foreclosure crisis, the watchdog for the federal bank bailouts said Monday. Neil Barofsky said Treasury officials are falsely claiming that the program has helped more than 1.3 million homeowners, even though fewer than half of them have received permanent changes to their mortgages through the government's plan. Barofsky, the inspector general for the $700 billion Wall Street rescue, said Treasury claims it has "helped" everyone who entered the program -- even those who later fell out. The administration "is either hopelessly out of touch, or it's really a cynical...
  • Boston Globe poll shows Frank up 13 over Bielat, but enthusiasm breaking for GOP (Bawney at 46%)

    10/25/2010 12:29:17 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this good news/bad news for Barney Frank in his fight to hold onto his job in Massachusetts’ 4th CD. The Boston Globe reports that Frank has a 13-point lead — but only gets 46% of the vote in a two-way race, 46-33. With a week to go before voting, Frank’s inability to get a majority may reveal a serious problem, and the Globe notes that enthusiasm may be that problem (via Jim Geraghty): US Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Newton, leads his Republican challenger, Sean Bielat, by 13 percentage points among likely voters in the Fourth Congressional District. In...
  • Sean Bielat goes on the YouTube offensive

    10/23/2010 7:19:41 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 22, 2010 | Joe Dwinell
    Sean Bielat’s suddenly energized campaign to unseat Barney Frank has not only gone national ... it’s gone viral. The GOP maverick and former Marine has launched a YouTube offensive with campaign videos that are clicking with the ’Net crowd. The most popular of the bunch is the “The Barney Shuffle,” a mash-up of quotes from Frank about the economic collapse as the Newton Democrat dances (disco balls twirling in the halls of Congress) while rapping “this is not the dot.com collapse ... it’s a bubble ... a bubble ... can I finish my sentence.”
  • Sean Bielat blasts Barney Frank for hypocritical cash grab [Barney Lies to Us Again!]

    10/23/2010 7:04:21 AM PDT · by ecsmceo · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 23, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP challenger Sean Bielat slammed U.S. Rep. Barney Frank yesterday for grabbing more than $40,000 in campaign cash from banks that received federal bailouts — despite the congressman’s own pledge to refuse that dough. “The rules never apply to Barney — even Barney’s own rules,” said Bielat, whose surging campaign prompted Frank to pump $200,000 of his own cash into his run. The Herald reported yesterday that Frank accepted $40,000 from bank executives and other special interests that cashed in on the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
  • Damn: Barney Frank 49, Sean Bielat 37 (WPRI POLL)

    10/22/2010 8:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2010 | Allahpundit
    Not a disastrous poll — there are still 12 percent undecided — but after news broke about Frank having to loan himself money, I was hoping/thinking it’d be within single digits. Not yet, and time’s running out: “Barney Frank is holding a 12-point lead, and in a tough election year for Democrats that’s a comfortable lead going into the final two weeks of the election,” Eyewitness News political analyst Joe Fleming said. “It all depends on if Sean Bielat can grab some momentum to close that gap.”…Both men are doing well among members of their respective parties, with Frank backed...
  • Let’s do the Barney Frank Dance

    10/21/2010 7:58:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Fantastic video! See Barney "dance" around the issues. The only thing which would make this video better would be photoshopping a tutu on that "happy kind of guy" Barney. Video by the Sean Bielat campaign....follow the link....
  • Sean Bielat and Barney Frank livestreamed at www.wickedlocal.com (Today 4PM EST)

    10/21/2010 10:41:51 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | Oct 21, 2010 | BielatforCongress
    This debate with be livestreamed at www.wickedlocal.com
  • Did Financier Tied to Barney Frank Secretly Control 'Woman-Owned' Hedge Fund?

    10/21/2010 2:01:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 20, 2010 | Alana Goodman
      A liberal financier at the center of two congressional ethics controversies may also be involved in some questionable business dealings, according to the New York Times. S. Donald Sussman, a billionaire hedge-fund titan, made news after his fiancé, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), was accused of traveling on his private jet to campaign events.Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has also been scrutinized for traveling to Sussman's Virgin Islands mansion on the billionaire's plane. Republicans have said the trip had the appearance of impropriety, since Frank serves as chair of the House Finance Committee and a company owned by Sussman has...
  • Fannie and Freddie may need another $215 billion

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fannie Mae (OTC BB:FNMA.OB - News) and Freddie Mac (OTC BB:FMCC.OB - News) may need as much as $215 billion in additional capital from the Treasury through 2013 to offset losses and maintain a positive net worth, their federal regulator said on Thursday. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose programs fund the lion's share of all new home loans, are at the center of debate as Congress sets to overhaul a U.S. mortgage finance system that contributed to the worst housing crisis since the 1930s. The cumulative capital needs of the two housing finance giants, which...
  • Sarah Palin: Butch Otter Gov-ID Sean Bielat MA-4th Stephen Fincher TN-8th Randy Hultgren IL-14th

    10/21/2010 11:44:29 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 3 replies
    Here are some more great commonsense candidates whose races we need to support as we approach November 2nd.   Butch Otter for Governor of Idaho  As a proud Vandal grad who was born in Idaho and still has plenty of Idaho family roots, I'm honored to endorse Butch Otter for governor of the Gem State. Whether serving in Congress or the Governor’s office, Butch has been a voice for commonsense conservatism. He’s been a strong advocate for fiscal discipline and energy independence. As Governor of Alaska, it was a pleasure working with Butch as both our states bucked a growing...
  • Barney Frank's 'Dude' Problem

    10/21/2010 7:41:57 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) is so freaked out over his boyfriend’s behavior and his own election troubles that he’s attempting to be nice to people, according to a columnist at the very liberal Boston Globe. When Frank’s boyfriend Jim Ready was caught on tape heckling Frank’s Republican challenger Sean Bielat, Globe columnist Brian McGrory reports he phoned the liberal icon to ask if he condoned Ready’s behavior. (h/t Ace of Spades) From the Globe report: When I called Frank yesterday to ask if he condones his partner goading and mocking an opponent, he told me that “Jimmy’’ is a talented...
  • Bielat raises more money than Frank in the congressman's hometown

    10/20/2010 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Wellesley Townsman ^ | Oct 20, 2010 | Teddy Applebaum
    A closer-than-expected election battle between Democratic Congressman Barney Frank and upstart challenger Sean Bielat turned into a turf war last month when the candidates out-fundraised each other in their respective hometowns. Documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission show that in September, the Republican Bielat outraised Frank in the congressman’s hometown of Newton, $31,249 to $13,785.
  • Video: Sean Bielat heckled by Barney Frank’s “significant other”

    10/17/2010 5:10:10 PM PDT · by freespirited · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/17/10 | Allahpundit
    Via Fleming and Hayes, who say two eyewitnesses at the scene recognized this guy as Frank’s boyfriend. Bielat’s campaign recognized him too and confirmed his identity when asked by Brian Faughnan. Three possibilities for why the BF would do something this lame and embarrassing: (1) The Frank campaign is increasingly nervous about the challenge from Bielat, especially considering that Bielat outraised him last quarter. (2) The Frank campaign is prone to abrasive jackass behavior, mainly because it is, after all, run by Barney Frank. As Gay Patriot says, “You just can’t talk about this guy without laughing at his hypocrisy...
  • Could Even Don Draper Sell Barney Frank? (Frank A Tough Sell)

    10/15/2010 5:44:46 AM PDT · by suspects · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 15, 2010 | Michael Graham
    Could Don Draper sell Barney Frank? Don Draper is the central character on the popular and (as I can personally attest) addictive TV drama “Mad Men.” He is a marketing miracle worker, the prototypical ad man from Madison Avenue’s heyday. He’s a guy who can sell anything. But I bet Barney Frank would leave him stumped. Who is Barney Frank’s market? If you’re a “good government” white-collar suburbanite, Frank’s been a disaster. When he’s not in a personal relationship with an executive at an agency he oversees (Frank’s former partner, Herb Moses, was an executive at Fannie Mae) Frank’s on...
  • Video: Massachusetts Election Shocker: Sean Bielat Is Closing In On Barney Frank In Poll

    10/12/2010 4:18:56 PM PDT · by csd · 16 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | Oct 12 2010 | No Spin Zone
    Barney Frank has recently been complaining about Fox News and "Right Wingers" blaming him for the finanical problems in the US. A closer look may give the answer as to why. Frank is in an uber-liberal district that includes a vast majority of Democrats.Yet Bielat is catching a surge in support with one poll showing him within 10% and closing. This is the first real competition Barney has had in decades. Could this become a shocker? Only time will tell. Below is Bielat's Ad: Link to the Ad on YouTube
  • Obama to appeal federal judge’s ruling striking down Defense of Marriage Act (Who woulda thunk?)

    10/13/2010 1:47:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2010 | Allahpundit
    Why does the president hate gay marriage? The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge’s rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama’s traditional liberal base ahead of a key election.The Obama administration filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, that barred gay marriages, even though Obama had previously opposed the law…“As a policy matter, the President has made clear that he believes DOMA is discriminatory and...
  • Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records (Obama administration keep Records secret)

    10/13/2010 2:10:29 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | 10/13.2010 | Tom Fitton
    Court Denies Access to Fannie/Freddie Political Records Judicial Watch recently suffered a temporary setback in its pursuit of records related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s political contributions. On September 30, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled, in effect, that the Obama administration may keep the records of these two government-controlled enterprises secret. Here is the statement I offered to the press in response: This [ruling] shows that the Obama Administration’s commitment to transparency is a big lie. It is incredible that taxpayers are on the line for at least $400 billion, yet cannot access...
  • Barney Frank, Then and Now [re: Fannie and Freddie]

    10/13/2010 2:56:16 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 17 replies
    Greg Mankiw's Blog ^ | 2003, 2010 | various
    A news story from 2003: The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago. Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry.... Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce...
  • Barney Frank: Tea Partiers have tied me to the railroad tracks! (Response to TPX!)

    10/12/2010 9:10:30 PM PDT · by Syncro · 106 replies · 2+ views
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/12/10 10:15 PM EDT | David Freddoso
    Barney Frank: Tea Partiers have tied me to the railroad tracks! By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 10/12/10 10:15 PM EDT This has to be one of the more colorful fundraising emails of the cycle, from Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.: Today, the “Tea Party Express” announced that not only has it made my one of their top targets in the entire nation, they are formally endorsing my opponent..*snip* The Tea Party Express also announced a that it will make a special stop in Massachusetts just before the election in order to defeat me.The Tea Party Express thinks that it has...
  • Bye bye Barney: Bielat has momentum. Help keep it going!

    10/13/2010 6:31:23 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 51 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/13/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    On August 30, before many others jumped in, I was proud to endorse GOP congressional candidate Sean Bielat, who is challenging entrenched corruptocrat Barney Frank in Massachusetts. Marine/businessman/father Bielat has gained immense traction since then and it has been thrilling to watch Frank sweat.
  • Rival blasts Barney Frank’s swanky free jet ride

    10/12/2010 10:00:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    boston herald ^ | October 13, 2010 | Dave Wedge
    Barney Frank, immersed in one of the toughest political fights of his career, took a free private jet to the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Maine congresswoman’s billionaire ...whose company received a $200 million federal bailout, the Herald has learned. Frank, who’s facing feisty Republican challenger Sean Bielat, flew to the tropical paradise for a vacation in 2009 on a $25 million jet owned by Paloma Partners honcho S. Donald Sussman, the fianc...of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). Paloma Securities — a subsidiary of Sussman’s Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund — received $200 million in 2009 as part of the $180...
  • Tea Party Express says they'll target Barney Frank (CNN)

    10/12/2010 4:07:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | October 12th, 2010 | Paul Steinhauser
    Tea Party Express says they'll target Barney Frank By:CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser (CNN) – Tea Party Express says they'll add Rep. Barney Frank to their list of lawmakers they're targeting in November's midterm elections. The national Tea Party organization Tuesday announced that it will go up with ads against the 15-term Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and will hold a rally in the state near the end of their upcoming cross-country bus tour. The Sacramento based group kicks off their fourth tour, called "Tea Party Express IV: Liberty At the Ballot Box," next Monday. The trip starts in...
  • Can Bielat Beat Barney?

    10/11/2010 8:40:34 AM PDT · by MassPatriot · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-11-2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    NEWTON, Massachusetts -- Brian Phillips was wearing flip-flop sandals Sunday at the nondescript office near the corner of Elliot and Chestnut streets that is headquarters for one of this fall's most remarkable congressional campaigns. Phillips is campaign manager for Sean Bielat, the young Marine officer who is challenging Barney Frank in one of the most solidly Democratic districts in the country. During his 29-year career in Congress, Frank has never faced such a formidable opponent and the surge of support for Bielat's campaign has clearly rattled the incumbent. Ever since Scott Brown's triumph in January, the GOP in this state...
  • Can Sean Bielat Beat Barney Frank?

    10/09/2010 6:20:55 PM PDT · by Dayvester · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 9, 2010 | BY Daniel Halper
    James Taranto profiles Sean Bielat, the congressional candidate in Massachusetts who is seeking to defeat Barney Frank in November's election: A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Bielat caught the "political bug" as a teenager, when he did a stint as a House page. After earning a master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, he went to work as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an executive for iRobot Corp., a defense contractor based in Bedford, Mass. He's also a new father; his wife gave birth to their son, Theodore, over the summer... Can he win? In...
  • Money Bomb for Sean Bielat ~ Barney Frank's opponent in MA4

    10/09/2010 7:13:37 AM PDT · by A_Cougar · 13 replies
    Our first "official" campaign money bomb is now OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Please share this link with anyone who would rather GET OUT of our economic "ditch" than dig a deeper one! (This is a "soft launch"...the bomb is sizzling today and "detonating" 10/10-10/11...a donation counter ... will be added tomorrow.)
  • The Marine Who Has Barney Frank Worried

    10/08/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-09-10 | JAMES TARANTO
    In a district where Scott Brown won, Sean Bielat mounts a serious challenge. 'I don't consider myself a tea party candidate," Sean Bielat tells me over dinner. "I don't know what it means." But an hour later Mr. Bielat, Rep. Barney Frank's Republican challenger, receives a hero's welcome at the Spindle City Tea Party, a gathering of nearly 200 citizen- activists in this economically depressed mill town. As he approaches the stage, they stand, applauding and chanting "Go, Sean, go!" What he tells them is consistent with this reporter's view of the tea party: "I'm starting to think that people...
  • A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank

    10/01/2010 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Dayvester · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2010 | Byron York
    Sean Bielat, the Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 4th District, has had just one conversation with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Barney Frank. It was in August, at a parade in New Bedford. "I went up to introduce myself and said, 'Nice to meet you,'" Bielat recalls. "He said, 'I wish I could say the same, but you've made this personal. You've been attacking me.' Then he turned and walked away." Bielat remembers thinking that was a little odd, since at that very moment Frank's Web site featured plenty of attacks on Bielat. But the brief encounter set the tone...
  • ( Sean Bielat ) A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank

    09/30/2010 11:01:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 30, 2010 | Byron York
    Sean Bielat, the Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 4th District, has had just one conversation with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Barney Frank. It was in August, at a parade in New Bedford. "I went up to introduce myself and said, 'Nice to meet you,'" Bielat recalls. "He said, 'I wish I could say the same, but you've made this personal. You've been attacking me.' Then he turned and walked away." Bielat remembers thinking that was a little odd, since at that very moment Frank's Web site featured plenty of attacks on Bielat. But the brief encounter set the tone...
  • Is Barney Frank Nervous? Bill Clinton Coming to Rescue in MA

    09/23/2010 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 23, 2010 | Robert Snider
    Barney Frank just blinked, and everyone in Massachusetts knows it. Former President Bill Clinton will appear to endorse Barney Frank in Taunton, MA, on September 26. When he announced President Clinton’s visit, Frank attempted to deflect the inference that he is concerned about the election by asserting that the visit was President Clinton’s idea. Sean Bielat — the young, attractive Republican challenger — accused Frank of “running scared”: It’s like David and Goliath, and Goliath just got a tag team from his older brother. Indeed, Bielat, who has a prominent jaw reminiscent of Jay Leno’s, has shown that he can...
  • Barney Did "Cook the Books" -- Here's How

    09/22/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 25 replies
    Bielet for Congress ^ | Sept 21, 2010 | Sean Bielat
    Mr. Spillane, I have to admit that I'm puzzled by one of your recent columns accusing me of a “cheap shot” on Barney Frank. You said: “So today, Bielat is out with a press release announcing that Barney Frank 'cooked the books' for House Financial Services Committee member Maxine Waters but he offers no fair-minded evidence that that was the case.” I know you're an intelligent man, and even the smartest of us make mistakes. So let's go look again at the evidence, shall we? Last week, The Washington Post broke the story that OneUnited Bank received special treatment from...
  • Poll surprise of the day: Barney Frank in trouble?

    09/22/2010 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 107 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/22/10 | Ed Morrissey
    The Sean Bielat campaign has declared themselves within reach of unseating Barney Frank in Massachusetts’ 4th CD, one of the presumed safest districts for Democrats in the nation. The poll, conducted for the campaign by OnMessage, shows Frank falling below the 50% mark despite the D+14 composition of his constituency. Bielat comes within nine points, even though the poll shows that he still badly trails in name recognition. The memo from the pollster explains that Bielat could shock the world on November 2nd:
  • Help MA RetireBarney! ~ Sean Bielat Republican running in MA 4

    09/15/2010 5:21:23 PM PDT · by A_Cougar · 9 replies
    Barney Frank now has a (VERY) credible opponent this year and I'm going to do everything I can as a voter in his district to see he's defeated in November. Please take a look at some of the link I've posted here and read up on him, if you have the time: http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/masspolitics/2010/07/12/sean-bielat-is-mad-at-barney-frank-and-scott-brown/ http://www.stumpreport.com/717756-can-barney-frank-be-defeated-sean-bielat-says-yes Consider friending him on Facebook so you can keep up with the campaign: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sean-Bielat/318262062362 And if you have the desire and ability PLEASE consider donating to his campaign. Lord knows the far left machine will be pumping the money in for Frank. Anything you can donate...$5.00,...
  • Support Sean Bielat! (Vanity)

    09/15/2010 8:14:50 AM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 2 replies
    Sean Bielat for Congress | Sept. 15 2010 | Myself
    Please support Sean Bielat in any way you can. He has won the district 4 primary against Earl Sholly, and is now gearing up to face Barney Frank. He is a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves and very pro-constitution. He will need a lot of help to beat the queen, who is running for his 14th or 15th term. Here is a link to his website. Take a few minutes to read his views. He is a true conservative.
  • Bielat for GOP in the 4th ~ Boston Herald endorses Barney Frank's opponent

    09/10/2010 6:27:58 PM PDT · by A_Cougar · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 10, 2010
    It has always been true in politics - yes, even in this year of heightened engagement and expectations - that you can’t beat someone with no one. And for many of the 30 years Barney Frank has represented the 4th Congressional District the Republican Party has been hard pressed to find someone, anyone, to challenge the increasingly powerful incumbent. Finally a Republican has come along who is smart, politically savvy, and willing to do the kind of back-breaking work it takes to make this a real race. Sean Bielat is that candidate in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary. The...
  • More on the Boston Globe:"The man out to topple Barney Frank"

    09/10/2010 9:34:58 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 7 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Sept 10, 2010 | jazzpatriot
    A fervent supporter of Earl Sholley’s Primary opponent, Sean Bielat, who blogs on behalf of Bielat using the screen name, demolisher, posted a thread at a Massachusetts progressive-republican website, Red Mass Group, entitled "Outstanding Jacoby article on Sean Bielat". The Boston Globe article which was essentially a puff piece by Jeff Jacoby on Bielat entitled "The man out to topple Barney Frank" was seen as an endorsement of Bielat in the Sholley camp by the influential conservative journalist and his ultra liberal Globe editors just days before the two candidates run in the Republican primary on Tuesday.Demolisher conveniently overlooked the...
  • Hey Boston Globe: "It's "The men out to topple Barney Frank" not "The man"...

    09/08/2010 12:46:33 PM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 20 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Sept 8, 2010 | jazzpatriot
    As we approach the September 14th Republican Primary it is anticipated that many disillusioned Democrat voters and Independents in MA-04 will be requesting a Republican ballot in order to take the first step towards removing Barney Frank as representative for the 4th Congressional District. Frank is one of the members of Congress that is most responsible for the financial meltdown which led to the present Recession and skyrocketing unemployment figures. I have been supporting the candidacy of a true conservative in the tradition of Ronald Reagan named Earl Sholley (R), from Norfolk, MA who is presently involved in a brutal...
  • Boot Barney Frank: Support GOP challenger Sean Bielat

    08/31/2010 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Michelle Malkin .com ^ | August 30, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Spread the word and send your money. Corruptocrat Barney Frank has a strong GOP challenger who needs your help in advance of the September 14 primary. His name is Sean Bielat. He’s a businessman. He’s a Marine. He’s a young father fed up with “systemic corruption” in arrogant Washington. He opposes cap-and-tax, will fight other oppressive Obama eco-policies that are squeezing fishermen, supports a strong national defense, and believes “It’s time for our leaders to return to and abide by the Constitution.” He launched a RetireBarney campaign back in April. Bielat’s latest campaign ad roasts Frank for his recent Fannie-Freddie...
  • Political ad of the day (Barney Frank)

    08/25/2010 12:21:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Congressional Democrats are staring into an abyss in November. Few deserve defeat more than Barney Frank, whose fingerprints are all over the subprime mortgage crisis. Yet Frank's district, comprising Boston's Back Bay and adjacent neighborhoods, is one of the most liberal in America. Voters there returned him to Congress even after the revelation that his live-in boyfriend was running a gay escort service out of his apartment. A subsequent boyfriend was a senior executive at Fannie Mae in the period during which Frank vigorously defended Fannie, while pushing banks to lend more to uncreditworthy home buyers. Could Frank be defeated...
  • Sholley Cleans Bielat's clock in MA-04 debate

    08/19/2010 12:27:03 PM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 5 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Aug 19, 2010 | jazzpatriot
    The verdict is in: Earl Sholley, tea party candidate for Congress from the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District cleaned Sean Bielats clock during a debate on radio station WXKS, Rush Radio 1200, in Medford, MA on Aug 12, 2010 on the Jeff Katz Show. The only poll taken of this debate which received absolutely no coverage from the liberal mainstream media in obvious deference to incumbent Barney Frank was an internet poll which showed Sholley was the clear winner at 54% while Bielat received 46% of the total vote. Not surprisingly, Earl Sholley, whom I support and have great respect for,...
  • A Great Replacement for Barney Frank

    07/13/2010 8:36:54 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 4 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | July 13, 2010 | jazzpatriot
    Earl Sholley would make a great replacement for Barney Frank in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District which the moderator for this interview in the following video, “Civic Action (Part 1) Jackie Morrisey on Newton Public Access, mentioned as the most important race in the up and coming Congressional Elections. Of course Earl has to get through a tough Primary fight with the favorite son of the State and National Republican Party, Sean Bielat who is backed by the RINOs who are trying to run Conservatives like me and most Sholley supporters out of the party. Sean is raising large sums...
  • So Much for Reagans 11th Commandment in MA-04 Congressional Primary

    06/28/2010 11:35:10 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 7 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | June 28, 2010 | jazzpatriot
    Some of the most vicious criticisms of Conservatives who stay true to form on the issues that define a true Conservative quite often come from Republicans who tend to be liberal on Social Issues. When it happens as it does quite often in Massachusetts Republican circles, it brings back memories of the venomous and personal attacks that were cast at George W Bush and his supporters by John McCain and his campaign who fell off the bandwagon in the area of Social Conservatism.