What?! Barney Frank is retiring from Congress? I'm surprised. Surely he could have stayed on and done even more damage to the American economy.
BARNEY FRANK may be the only member of Congress who has ever made headlines for not acting like a jerk.
When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his intention not to seek re-election after a 32-year career, not one of the nightly news broadcast network anchors found time or space to mention either Frank's central role in the housing meltdown or his congressional reprimand. Not one.
When Barney Frank announced the other day that he was shuffling off stage after three decades in the Congressional limelight, I was brought back to 1980, when some very thoughtful friends from Harvard told me to watch him.
To listen to the "elite" media you'd think that a renowned statesman was regrettably planning to leave the political scene. As Jason Mattera of Human Events has noted, "After his announcement that he won't seek reelection, the Washington Post heralded the disheveled congressman Barney Frank as leaving a 'legacy that crosses from legislative cornerstones to political confrontations to a historic place as the nation's most prominent gay lawmaker.' "
A question completely devoid of agenda or opinion.
Charles Krauthammer reminisces.
Next in line for Frank’s chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee, presuming the Democrats could win back the House, would be This Old Socialist, Maxine Waters (D-Bat Stuff Crazy).
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) declares his final term.
There have been many attempts – from every part of the political spectrum – to assign blame for the financial turmoil of late 2008. Judging from the recent New York protests and the reaction to the introduction of monthly fees for debit cards, there are still many people angry with bankers.
Frank, an advocate of legalizing prostitution and online gambling, has been taking money from offshore gaming company Full Tilt Poker (FTP) that the Justice Department now says is just a Ponzi scheme.
While most Americans celebrated Labor Day as a nice occasion to enjoy the end of summer with friends and family, Union bosses and Democratic politicians used the occasion to attack Republicans and Tea Party conservatives.
Boy the old liberals seem to have become awfully quiet recently. I guess that happens when your president’s approval rating dips to 35 percent in Pennsylvania. Maybe people still rely on coal in Pittsburgh.
All of this gave a whole new meaning to garbage in, garbage out. The models were not only garbage, but also self-serving to all of the participants from Washington to Wall Street. We all know what happened, and know the S&P ratings based on the information provided was wrong.
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) seeks to target military spending as the way to reduce the deficit.
Many years ago, the Saturday Evening Post was one of the best-known magazines in America. But somehow I learned that the Saturday Evening Post was actually published on Wednesday morning. That was a little disconcerting at first. But it was one of the most valuable lessons, that words do not necessarily reflect reality.
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