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Frank Keeps Up Palin Attack, But Takes Aim Off Family


Democratic Congressman Barney Frank wants to set the record straight.

Though he said last week that potential Republican veep Sarah Palin’s family should be a matter of concern, he did not say they are “fair game.” Rather, the point the gay Democrat wanted to make was that Palin’s family woes – her sister’s divorce, her daughter’s pregnancy – are relevant because they undercut the right-wing’s moral-based arguments. So he wrote in yesterday’s Boston Globe:

The problems that have affected Palin’s family are part of the experience of millions of people who face the stresses and strains, moral dilemmas, and difficult choices of contemporary life. The right wing, of which Palin is one of the acclaimed leaders, rejects this view, and argues that it is the failure of many of us to adopt their particular moral view that is the cause of these problems.

The glaring inconsistency between the social philosophy that blames liberalism for divorce and teen pregnancy and the facts of Palin’s family life further underlines the serious shortcomings of that philosophy.

The right, writes Frank, sets up strict boundaries for others, but refuse to adhere to their own ideological underpinnings. And Palin’s one of the worst offenders.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 8, 2008
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  • 16 Comments
    • matt
      matt

      Amen!! Republicans are hypocrites — every last one of them.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • porsha
      porsha

      Spot on, Congressman Frank, as usual, spot on! Repubs won’t agree or even listen to you, but you are still spot on! Thank you for being a voice I can believe in, and thank you queerty for the reporting.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • villager
      villager

      the man’s got a great point!

      Sep 8, 2008 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Non-politically correct translation: ” Walk it like you talk it, bitch, or shut the fuck up.” Thank you, Barney.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • garynyc
      garynyc

      Barney Frank, sure looks like the tired old democrat fag that he is. One word you will never see describing lisping Barney…class.

      Go McCain/Palin 10% lead in todays polls.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roy Pyatt
      Roy Pyatt

      Better to be a tired old Democrat fag than a bathroom toe tapping, boy texting, drunken, cheating spouse, pill popping, felafel waving hypocrite like so many Republicans.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      She is white trash people. Thats has to be pointed out. She will represent America to the rest of the world. We do not have to let
      everyone know what a degenerative nation we are.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      LAMENDA Frank keep it up the more you attack her the more you elevate her.

      Go now,
      Dont look back we’ve drawn the line,
      Move on,
      Its no good to go back in time,
      I’ll never find another girl like you,
      For happy endings it takes two,
      With fire and ice,
      A dream won’t come true

      (Chorus)

      Sarah, Sarah,
      Storms are brewing in your eyes,
      Sarah,Sarah,
      No time is a good time for goodbye

      Danger,
      In the game when the stakes are high,
      Brandid,
      A heart was brandid while my senses stood by,
      I’ll never find another girl like you,
      For happy endings it takes two,
      With fire and ice,
      A dream won’t come true

      (Chorus)

      Sarah,Sarah,
      Storms are brewing in you eyes,
      Sarah,Sarah,
      No time is a good time for goodbye

      Love me like no one has ever loved me before,
      Hurt me.. no one could ever hurt me more,
      Sarah,
      Nobody loved me more,

      I’ll never find another girl like you,
      With fire and ice,
      A dream won’t come true

      (Chorus)

      Sarah,Sarah,
      No time is a good time,
      Oh Sarah,Sarah,
      Storms are brewing in your eyes,
      Sarah,Sarah,
      No time is a good time for goodbye

      Sarah,Sarah,
      Storms…are brewing in you eyes,
      Sarah,Sarah,
      No time is a good time

      OOOOO Sarah

      McCain ★ Palin ’08

      Sep 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roy Pyatt
      Roy Pyatt

      Churchill-y have you started sniffing glue? No seriously have you?

      Sep 8, 2008 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • m2mswva
      m2mswva

      The religious right has been beating us over the head with their “Family Values” rhetoric for decades. Maybe, Barney and Obama can’t say it for political reasons, but yes, their families are fair game.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • E.D.Broker
      E.D.Broker

      I just a few questions for Sarah Palin:
      Is fornication a sin? Is sex with a minor under 18 illegal? Would there be “forgiveness and restoration when we confess our imperfections to the Lord”(Dr. James Dobson) if a vice president’s child came out gay and wanted to marry his/her same-sex partner? Are all sins equal in God’s sight? Is homosexuality caused by same-sex parent gender identification deprivation, starting at an early age and lasting throughout the formative years (Dr. James Dobson can answer this one for you)?
      What message does accepting Bristol’s unborn, illegitimate baby send to other underage teen moms and teen dads? Do cultic religions refuse to answer questions that expose their error? Yes, I know the answers. I would just like to hear them from you.

      Sep 8, 2008 at 11:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      No Roy,

      This queen is all about keeping the The White House WHITE even if it’s kills everything she stands for.

      A PATHETIC JOKE!

      Sep 9, 2008 at 12:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marjorie Flores
      Marjorie Flores

      Maybe this has been covered ad nauseum but why aren’t people like Churchill-y and Garynyc banned? Do we really need to continue to tolerate the internalized homophobia of our own? Why don’t you make yourself useful at BoifromTroy, GayPatriot or some other right-wing blog. It’s obvious you have nothing but the most odious sentiment for anything reported here, political or otherwise.

      Sep 9, 2008 at 1:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • garynyc
      garynyc

      Thanks to the hate oozzing out of democrat ultra libs like some of the above the polls have McCain/Palin up by 15% keep it up it helps Americans see who some fags really are all about.

      Sep 9, 2008 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • E.D.Broker
      E.D.Broker

      Garynyc, would you like to answer some of the “hateful” questions in No. 11? All of them would be even better. Right wing silence only tells the world they have something to hide. Jesus calls the phenomenon hypocrisy. Because of the hate oozing from my fellow Christians more people flee Christ’s free gift of salvation than accept it. “Follow Jesus, not His followers”.

      Sep 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DON
      DON

      We should all he happy about a professional gay person serving in Congress. However since Frank was sleeping with prostitutes,( an the gay whore house operated out of his pad) molesting pages ( censured 1990) and god only knows what else, he is the last person to give morality lessons. This is one Jewish guy who should have converted to Catholicism, where he could have enjoyed all the alter boy candy he could eat.

      Sep 10, 2008 at 7:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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