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240 House Represenatives ‘Rebuke’ Joe Wilson. Not Barney Frank

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A significant, but mostly meaningless statement from the House shows Rep. Joe Wilson’s colleagues were not impressed with his “you lie” outburst. But with a vote of 240-179, America’s history books will include the footnote that Wilson is a d-bag. Seven Republicans joined the mostly Democratic push to approve the resolution. Massachusetts’ Barney Frank, along with four others, voted “present.” ‘Cause he’s too cool for school.

The resolution reads:

Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson;

And Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.

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    • Swimmer - Chicago

      Frank is an idiot! I know the pc gays like him, but I think he does us more harm than good. He probably couldn’t vote for the resolution because he can’t keep his own mouth in check.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      @Swimmer – Chicago: No, it’s because he is a Kappa, and doesn’t want to offend his neocon friends.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      240 House Represenatives ‘Rebuke’ Joe Wilson. Not Barney Frank

      Goddamn! That must have really pissed off Wilson and the other Repukes.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      it was a useless gesture and like a lot of congress..he just moved on…don’t want to make Wilson a martyr for christian values now….

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Puck

      Or maybe its because he was once censured by the house and has abstained from all such votes since. Because it would be hypocritical for him to vote for it when he as that already on his record. Use your heads people.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Puck: You said “Or maybe its because he was once censured by the house and has abstained from all such votes since. Because it would be hypocritical for him to vote for it when he as that already on his record. Use your heads people.”

      That is a ridiculous comment. That would be like somebody saying to a parent. “Well YOU went to jail for drugs so you CAN”T punish your child for taking drugs, and you can’t tell them not to do it because that would be hypocritical.”

      The fact that Frank was once sanctioned by the house, in no way makes him a hypicrite for commenting on the bad behavior or others. If that were the case then he should give up his seat on the committee that looks over the behavior of the banks in America….after all, it would be hypocritical of him to judge others now wouldn’t it?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InExile

      What is wrong with Barney Frank? First he refuses to co-sponsor the DOMA repeal, now the religious right is starting to use him as their poster child! I’m starting to wonder if he is a closeted republican.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Republican

      Could it be because he wanted to actually get something important done and his own experiences have taught him just what a waste of time this childish shit is? Nah, couldn’t be that. It must be because he’s a conservative in disguise who secretly hates Obama, LOL.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AndTom

      barney frank playing politics or a “gay uncle tom”?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OhYeah

      Barney Frank is ALWAYS an Uncle Tom, as long as he keeps getting invited to Dem cocktail parties.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InExile

      @Republican: You should read this article about the American Family Association:


      It seems they are using Rep. Frank’s refusal to co-sponsor the DOMA repeal to help rally the troops.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Russ

      I have enjoyed this blog for a while but I find I’ve reached the point where I have to take it off my favorites list and be done with it.
      Why ? Too much poorly thought out (and frankly right wing) political blather such as this article which poses as pro-gay commentary but in truth is just another attempt by exaggeration, misinformation and omission, to demean and belittle one of this country’s real gay leaders.

      United we stand, people, and divided we fall.
      Get a fucking clue !

      Sep 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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