Bye Bye Barney

In commemoration of the ‘legacy’ of Barney Frank, I herewith present the following.  Click to enlarge.

From Media Research Center:

Like a python that bites its victim and then slithers out into the night, Rep. Barney Frank has injected enough deadly toxin into our economy through his role in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to leave our nation teetering on the brink of collapse, but you won’t hear that in the liberal media.

Instead, the networks are busily spinning his legacy as if he were a beloved Broadway actor, referring to him as “one of the most familiar, powerful and colorful characters on Capitol Hill.” Well, he was a character, who perhaps lacked character. For 32 years, Frank did play a role as a public servant. Unfortunately for the American people, his role was anything but convincing, and his lasting legacy is as the chief architect of the housing crisis, that brought our national economy to the brink in 2008.

But again, you’ll hear a different story from the liberal media. You’ll hear them beam that Frank was “the first Member of Congress to publicly acknowledge that he was gay back in 1987.” Or how “Longtime lawmaker brokered critical deals as skilled negotiator,” or the best of all from our friends at the NY Times, “Barney Frank, Moderate”

The liberal media’s silence regarding one of their heroes shouldn’t surprise anyone. But, the fact that he’s bowing out now — thus avoiding difficult questions about the Housing bubble, kick-backs, and good-old-boy politicking — should concern all of us.

Top 10 Barney Frank Offenses via Human Events

[…] Let’s look back on his more than 30 years in office and give thanks that the liberal lawmaker will soon be returning home.

 

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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6 Responses to Bye Bye Barney

  1. Angel says:

    lol Bob..good riddance to bad rubbish eh!! 🙂

  2. Bob says:

    Here’s a little song I wrote for Barney a couple of years ago (sung to the tune of the Mickey Mouse Club theme song):

    Who made such a mess of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?
    B-A-R-N-E-Y F-R-A-N-K!
    Who thinks housing should be free, and marriage should be gay?
    B-A-R-N-E-Y F-R-A-N-K!
    Barney Frank!
    (Christopher Dodd!)
    Barney Frank!
    (Christopher Dodd!)
    Foreclosures soon will reach an all-time high!
    (High! high! high!)
    Who will waste taxpayers’ cash from now till Judgment Day?
    B-A-R-N-E-Y- F-R-A-N-K!

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Jason Mattera writes (Barney, Banking and Brothels):

    […] Unlike the Times, the Washington Post did mention Frank’s, er, interesting partner choices over the years, one that resulted in the infamous “allegations involving his relationship with a male prostitute who worked out of the lawmaker’s Capitol Hill townhouse.” (Side note: The Washington Post frames the boyfriend as someone who “worked” out of Barney’s house? I guess that’s one way to put it. Another was that Barney Frank’s Washington, D.C., apartment was also operating as gay brothel, of which Frank denies he had any knowledge. Snort.)

    But what both the Times and the Post conveniently leave out is how Barney Frank was vociferously supportive of increasing home ownership among folks who should’ve never bought a home in the first place, a policy that injected steroids into the housing bubble and eventually collapsed the financial sector.

    …The media’s free pass to the slobbering congressman is even more egregious because Frank wasn’t just defending the status quo. He was pushing for Fannie and Freddie to accelerate the flow of risky loans.

    “I would like to get Fannie and Freddie more deeply into low-income housing and possibly moving into something that is more explicitly a subsidy,” drooled Frank in a House Financial Services Committee hearing back in 2003. “I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation toward subsidized housing,” he added.

    And when the GOP tried bringing attention to the fact that politicians should be more vigilant (not “roll the dice”) with taxpayer money, Frank allowed his comrades on the House Financial Services Committee to accuse Republicans of conducting a “political lynching” of Franklin Raines​, the former chairman of Fannie Mae who engaged in accounting fraud and raked in a whopping $91 million in compensation and bonuses in the process.

  4. AFVET says:

    I say they should not be immune from prosecution for crimes committed while in office.
    They legislated the immunity for protection from the laws that we are all subject to.
    All crimes and misdemeanors should be fully prosecuted as soon as they leave the hallowed halls of Washington, or before.
    Term limits should be in place so that they cannot hide behind a district that was an automatic election.
    Barney faced a double edged sword.
    His district was re-constructed, meaning that Barney would now have to get out there and campaign hard for his re-election.
    A fat obnoxious liberal, 71 year old queer, with numerous skeletons in his closet and the potential for investigations in the future pertaining to the banking industry, and Freddie and Fannie.
    Notice also that Dodd is jumping ship.
    I wonder how many of Obama’s czars will bail, and when ?

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