November 29, 2011

Bye Bye Barney

One of my least favorite politicians is leaving Congress, stage far-left.

Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, a prominent 16-term liberal Democrat and arch-enemy of political conservatives nationwide, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012, according to a statement from Frank's office.

The reason appears to be that his district is being redrawn in a more conservative fashion due to the elimination of one congressional seat in Massachusetts, and so he does not want to have to engage in a real campaign for office instead of stand for a coronation.

Rob over at JoshuaPundit makes these observations about the career of the Dishonorable Gentleman From Massachusetts.

Barney Frank will be remembered for a number of choice items:

  • 'Recommending' his boyfriend for a lucrative senior executive job at Fannie Mae while Frank served on a key post in the House Finance Committee. And his subsequent shielding of his boyfriend's employer from congressional oversight or regulation when questions began to be raised about Fannie and Freddie's mismanagement that ultimately resulted in the mortgage bubble and the toxic derivatives that spread through the economy. And yes, some people have raised the possibility that there was a quid pro quo there, or undue influence at the very least

  • The ridiculous Dodd-Frank Financial "reform" bill that left Fannie and Freddie untouched while effectively constraining economic activity during a recession and raising fees on the very consumers it was supposed to protect

  • Being censored by the House for allowing another boyfriend to run a gay prostitution ring out of Frank's home, something that would have landed an ordinary person in the slammer for a few years.

  • He never found a far left cause he wouldn't support or a taxpayer's dollar he didn't have his greedy little eyes on.

    Bruce at GayPatriot sums up his reaction in his post's headline:

    Free at last, free at last…thank God Almighty we are free at last!

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