Seriously, what is wrong with Massachusetts? Why do the good people of Massachusetts keep re-electing Rep. Barney Frank and allowing him to represent them in Washington, D.C.? Not only is the man utterly corrupt and had a heavy hand in destroying the economy of our country, he is a punk. Plain and simply put, he is a punk. A 69 year old punk.
From The Hill online:
"House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank was in quite a mood on the floor of the House today -- questioning the sanity of Texas Republican John Culberson and other conservatives over their opposition to the new AIG bonus bill.
Frank grabbed the floor when Culberson blasted Democrats for passing the stimulus, which permitted AIG to lavish billions on executives after the de facto federal takeover." And, then for good measure, Frank said of the attacks from Republicans that it was part "of a psychological disorder I am not equipped to diagnose."
Politician - diagnose yourself. Republicans could argue that it is a psychological disorder to allow Big Daddy, aka The Government, to jump into every aspect of our lives as Americans. Rep. John Culberson is my district Representative in Washington. I am very familiar with his political philosophy as it relates to fiscal responsibility and he is a stalwart conservative. I have no doubt Barney Frank doesn't understand the man.
Barney Frank has a lot of nerve to criticize any other member's mental health. With a heavy speech impediment that brings mockery, a tendency to the dramatic hissy fit, and a newly found desire to reincarnate Joe McCarthy with his demands for the names of AIG employees who received bonuses so that he can publicly expose them and thus, literally put them at personal risk due to death threats on the executives and their families, Barney Frank long ago lost any semblance of a mature, reasonable lawmaker. The man is a joke.
Frank was in a sex scandal a few years back - his boyfriend was running a prostitution ring out of their townhouse basement. Yet, he was re-elected. He refused to work with the last administration on reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the mortgage regulations in general. He enriched his campaign coffers with lots of money from these very entities. He and Maxine Waters - also enriched by the banking/mortgage fiasco as her husband was on the Board of Directors of a bank receiving a Frank-approved bailout package- can be viewed on youtube extolling the virtues of the viability of Fannie and Freddie. Yet, he was re-elected.
Wake up, Massachusetts. You are almost rid of Sen. Kennedy. It's enough you have some of the others. Cut Barney loose. We'll all be thankful.