Barney Frank’s SO[*] heckles Sean Bielat.
Via DaTechGuy and Fleming and Hayes comes forty-five seconds of amusement. For those without video access, the video below shows Sean Bielat (Barney Frank‘s challenger in MA-04) being (badly) heckled by an onlooker. Turns out that said heckler was Frank’s SO[*] James Ready, who you might remember from the pot bust thing, or perhaps the yelling at ophthalmologists thing. Sean Bielat, of course, you know | Read More »
Barney Frank calls Barack Obama dumb.
(H/T Instapundit) Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I respect Barney Frank‘s political skills. I absolutely can’t stand what he uses those skills for, but I recognize that Rep. Frank has them, and that he knows how to use them effectively. To give just one example, Rep. Frank was about the only Democrat to make it through last year’s August health care meltdown without | Read More »
Barney Frank no longer hiding contempt for activist base.
So Rep. Barney Frank (D, MA) has told off progressives: he insists that they must only attempt to mount primary challenges to ‘conservative’ Democrats in districts where the Democrats have a lock on the seat anyway. If they don’t, well, apparently the response then is to suffer – or perhaps move: Rep. Frank didn’t say so, but it seems a logical enough alternative. No, really, | Read More »
Kill The Bill.
A triumphal progression for the Democratic party, this ain’t. The scene above of Republican Congressmen recognizing the will of the Sovereign People of the United States absolutely infuriated Rep. Barney Frank, in that special blustering whiny way that he has. I get the impression that the poor fellow is somewhat unused to actual populism. And is also perhaps perturbed at the way that actual populism | Read More »
Only Rep. Frank could go kill health care rationing…
…and he just did. “I know some of my Democratic colleagues had been thinking about ways to, in effect, get around the results by working in various parliamentary ways, looking at the rules, trying to get a health care bill passed that would have been the same bill that would have passed if [MA AG] Martha Coakley [D] had won, and I think that’s a | Read More »
Hey, what do these twelve legislators have in common?
This is via That’s My Congress, which is about to become very confused about why it’s getting traffic from a VRWC site. Here’s the list: Lois Capps Michael Capuano Ben Cardin Diana DeGette Eliot Engel Barney Frank Alan Grayson Carolyn McCarthy Bill Pascrell Adam Schiff Allyson Schwartz Heath Shuler …and they have two things in common. First, they’re all Democrats. Second, they all have email | Read More »
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, alan grayson
, Allyson Schwartz
, barney frank
, ben cardin
, Bill Pascrell
, carolyn mccarthy
, corporate shills
, Culture of Corruption
, Diana DeGette
, Eliot Engel
, Heath Shuler
, Lois Capps
, Michael Capuano
Gee. Barney Frank seems testy.
It’s almost as if he doesn’t like people actually treating him as some sort of elected official, instead of His Excellency, Baron Massachusetts-Four. (Via @BrianFaughnan) How dare that commoner object to having what he said be corrected by his betters! Didn’t he know who he was talking to? Moe Lane PS: I almost imagine that Article I, Section 9 is beginning to grate upon certain | Read More »
Senator Alexander’s car industry conference call.
I participated in a conference call yesterday with Senator Alexander (R-TN) about his “Auto Stock for Every Taxpayer” bill; not to mention his “Car Czar” awards for government intervention in the car industry (his first one was to Barney Frank, for spreading intervention largess among his subjects). The general themse of the call was to discuss the problems inherent in making the government (in the | Read More »
Barney Frank intervenes in keeping district GM plant open.
(Via Protein Wisdom) How fortunate the subjects* of MA-04 are to have as their overlord someone who can make certain that the collective pain of an automotive company bailout ends up collectively pain[ing] everybody else but them: Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass.) won a stay of execution on Thursday for a General Motors plant in his district that the automaker had announced it would close. No | Read More »
Barney Frank and the ‘Big Tent.’
Your laugh line of the day: “The party has grown by becoming the party of inclusion.” …which is the worried reaction from a Lefty blogger who can’t quite understand why Barney Frank, head of the House Financial Services Committee, would say anything like the below in response to the way that the bankruptcy bill got shot down in the Senate (if only temporarily): The reason | Read More »
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Hold Your Breath.
It’s dead during the term of this administration, and never mind what TPMDC thinks. I’d give credit for the Obama administration for at least not duplicating the public relations fiasco that the Clinton administration got itself into sixteen years ago, but do we really want to reward a lack of intestinal fortitude? Frank: Democrats Punting on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Until 2010 Rep. Barney Frank | Read More »
Code Pink’s ongoing humiliation.
In one of the more memorable television moments yesterday, the lunatic Democratic fringe group known as Code Pink got smacked in public for being, well, Code Pink: I understand that there are some people for whom rational discussion is not an appropriate means of expressing themselves. You are entitled to do that in general, but not in a way that interrupts those of us who | Read More »