Barney’s Boyfriends

Human Events

What is it about the bad boy that is so alluring yet so destructive to their burnt paramours?

More so than Sandra Bullock or Denise Richards, a certain sixteen-term congressman from Massachusetts might be able to provide enlightenment here.

We learned last week that Representative Barney Frank had lobbied executives at Fannie Mae in the early 1990s to give his companion Herb Moses a job. The belated revelation comes from “Reckless Endangerment,” a new book about the financial-industry meltdown by New York Times reporters Gretchen Morgensen and Joshua Rosner. The year Mr. Frank and Mr. Moses broke up, Mr. Moses and Ms. Mae also broke up.

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Waiting for Obama to assume his Presidency

American Thinker
Facts are stubborn things.  The Obama-led Democrats have held the nation’s purse strings for 4 of the last 8 years.  It was the Obama-led Democrats which insisted that wasteful spinach farm subsidies and  wasteful corn fuel subsidies be included in Iraq war funding bills.  This would only make sense if we were sending Popeye to fight the terrorists.

Indeed, Bush’s final budget deficit before the Obama led-Democrats took complete control of spending in 2006 was less than 200 billion and trending downward.  In 2007, with the economy still humming along, Democrats complained of the “weak economy” under Bush.  And really, who can forget the massive unemployment rate of 4.6%?

Hey, What Happened To That Maxine Waters Ethics Trial?

Pajamas Media

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was supposed to have faced trial for ethics violations last year, but the trial was suddenly delayed until after the November 2010 elections.

Waters stands accused of obtaining $12 million in TARP money for the bank OneUnited, on whose board her husband Sidney Williams once sat, and in which he owned more than $350,000 in stock. According to a story by the Washington Post in September of last year, Waters — together with Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA) who was then the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee — changed a law and obtained the financing.

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Barney Frank rakes in $40G from bailed out banks

Boston Herald.com

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, in an intensifying clash with GOP upstart Sean Bielat, has pledged not to take campaign cash from lenders that got federal bailouts — yet has raked in more than $40,000 from bank execs and special interests connected to the staggering government loans, a Herald review found.

Frank vowed in February 2009 that he wouldn’t accept campaign donations from banks that received money under the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or political action committees tied to such institutions.

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Obama’s Biggest Lies

Human Events

President Obama loves to make up things that are patently untrue, like every economist agrees his $800 billion economic stimulus “has done its job,” the economy “is moving in the right direction,” and the Bush tax cuts caused the trillion dollar deficits.

The facts say otherwise, but he is never challenged by the news media for his repeatedly dishonest myth-making. Here are some of his worst offenses.

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Blame Barney Frank for the Recession, Not George Bush

Big Government

The progressive Democrats in power must believe that the citizens of this country are absolute morons, either that or they haven’t read a newspaper in two years and don’t realize that George Bush is no longer president. The Democratic party plans on retaining their change message for their 2010. Their new tag line is “vote for us, or its back to the bad old economic policies of George Bush. That’s right Barack Obama and his progressive majority are going to campaign as if they were all still in kindergarten “Its not my fault….blame Bush.”

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Not only is that approach childish, but it belies the truth.  Allow me to suggest that the policies of Barney Frank had more to do with the bursting of the housing bubble, the resulting bank crisis and the “great recession,” than the policies of George Bush. Led by Frank the Democratic party brought down the banking industry by forcing banks to give loans to people who couldn’t afford them, then he   blunted the Republican attempts to regulate the industry

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Barney Frank wants to see Rep. Djou’s birth certificate

The Hill
Tongue firmly in cheek, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Tuesday afternoon called on reporters to demand to see the birth certificate of new Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii).

As Djou (pictured here) was being sworn into office, Frank walked the hallway of the Speaker’s Lobby off the House floor calling on the media to “do your job” and review Djou’s papers.

It was a small bit of payback for the enormous amount of attention some conservatives (and the media) paid to the is-the-president-really-from-America controversy.

But, unlike the commander-in-chief, as Frank knows, being born outside the U.S. does not preclude you from becoming a member of Congress.

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