Elmer Fudd Barney Frank announced today that he would not be running for re-election in 2012. His stated reason was that his district was gerrymandered, which is true. But Frank was no longer safe in a safe-district. Remember it took a last-minute infusion of DNCC money to save Barney Frank in 2010 and even then, his 54% of the vote was the lowest he had ever received since his first election in 1980. Frank is retiring because he is chicken, he almost lost last time, and doesn’t have the guts to try again.
In his 31+ years in the House of Representatives Frank was always there to remind people why term limits should be added to the constitution. Be it the brothel that was operated out of his house, his lover that worked for Freddie Mac which led to his unbridled support of Fannie and Freddie which helped cause the housing bubble and great recession, his progressive stances which would make the most avid socialist proud, or that unexplained arrogance (he has nothing to be arrogant about).
Today is a good day for America because Barney Frank’s days in Congress are numbered, to understand why he was so bad for the country, I put together this video “tribute.”
In the video below Frank sits in a 9/10/03 House Financial Services Committee hearing and says Fannie and Freddie are sound, and there is no housing disaster coming.
Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.): I worry, frankly, that there’s a tension here. The more people, in my judgment, exaggerate a threat of safety and soundness, the more people conjure up the possibility of serious financial losses to the Treasury, which I do not see. I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and withstand some of the disaster scenarios.
Fudd Frank stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and told America that there is undue concern about the housing market and even though prices were growing very quickly the housing market is not like the Dot.Com industry, the housing bubble will not burst.
Ironically Barney Frank thought the people who caused the housing/banking crash should go to Jail. I bet he didn’t mean the biggest perpetrator….Barney Frank
Of course, that never stopped Frank from lying about his role in the collapse (is it considered perjury when you lie to Larry King?
There was of course, that one time where Barney Frank was part of a real crime:
He didn’t get away with the lies when he spoke to Bill O’ Reilly
Frank has had his ups and downs, in fact if you listen closely you will hear the most intelligent sound Barney ever made
Barney was never more embarrassingly arrogant than his confrontation with Harvard student Joel Pollak, who followed up his victory against Frank with a race for Congress. He presently is in-house counsel at Breitbart.com.
Buh-Buh-By-Barney, if we could could only say we hardly knew you. I will miss the great copy you provided, but your retirement is good for the country so I will gladly deal with it. Now get the hell outta here, this interview is over!