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Barney Frank Speaks With a Lisp, So Let’s All Make Fun of Him!

RNC chairman Michael Steele — who obviously does not have a degree in economicsaddressed his cronies yesterday and said the new era of the GOP would mean “we are going to take this president on with class. We are going to take this president on with dignity. This will be a very sharp and marked contrast to the shabby and classless way that the Democrats and the far left spoke of President Bush.” Then why, Mr. Steele, the classless dig at the way Rep. Barney Frank speaks? Doesn’t matter: Republican strategists have his back! Watch as Doug Heye compliments Frank (he’s “one of the smartest”) while joining Steele in a dignified slap.

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31 Comments

  • edgyguy1426

    …and lord knows according to some, is he has a lisp, he’s not a good spokesperson for our community…

  • dvlaries

    As least there’s a man behind that lisp, Mr. Steele, not a spongy coward with lick-ass apologizes for Rush Limbaugh.

  • james james

    I love how this guy on MSNBC is trying to turn it into a homophobic thing …

    This is precisely why only 15 to 30 year olds and gay men and lesbians are the only demographic this immature station has. Trans certianly do not tune into this bc trans people know how to think outside of the box.

    Segments like “WTF” disply this station for Highschoolers and Freshmen in college for what it is, a lunch break where everyone can let their hair down and bully people they don’t like with humiliation. It’s negative, with negative energy, and ot perpetuates the negative energy of the Barky administration and the Rush era. These people have such bad negative energy and spew it into everyone’s homes.

    When it happens to their party they don’t like it. They’re all a buch of hypocrites.

    The fact is no one can understand Barney Frank when he speaks. It’s just a joke, nothing more. I don’t see anyone getting upset when he lied about nobody liking Nancy Pelosi. Let’s scream sexism at that comment why don’t we, and nail him to a cross for making fun of her for being a woman. This party nonsense is so beyond immature at this point. Really. Maybe if GLBT could move beyond this silly little charade on TV they might be able to effect positive change.

    MNSBC’s ratings shrink in spite of Barky constatnly adding his celebrity star power to it because people are sick of having their intelligence insulted and simply do not tune in to constant race baiting and using GLBT as pawn to win an argument.

  • TANK

    Trans certianly do not tune into this bc trans people know how to think outside of the box.

    Irony: you can’t time it.

  • james james

    Rachel Madbrow happens to have a serious drinking problem and displays it shamefully all over other people’s television shows.

    Rachel Madbrow should instead be on Intervention.

    Nobody tunes into this on their teevee’s anymore, anyway.

  • InExile

    @james james: @james james: He was right, no one likes speaker Pelosi! What did she know and when did she know it is the question of the day!

  • james james

    I don’t like Pelosi either but it’s not true that no one likes her. She wouldn’t be where she is if no one likes her. He was right about Frank, and it was a funny joke. Nothing more. I don’t care to come to Pelosi or Franks defense because they are both politician liars. Bailout Barney and Peolosi can both kiss my arse.

  • james james

    @InExile: The question of the year is what did what is Bailout Barney’s part in looting taxpayers …

  • Oaklander

    I like Pelosi plenty. She is opinionated and progressive. And if I were a 60 y/o straight guy, I would be all over her too.

  • Dabq

    Steele is just a ongoing bad joke and a coward, Frank stands by what he believes is the correct stand on issues like a real man does, not, what he is being told to say or think like Steele. Barney Frank, smart, witty, sarcastic when needed and, gets the message out loud and clear and not afraid to correct those who come at him with disrespect.

  • Jamie

    @dvlaries: You got that right. Frank’s got more balls than the whole GOP.

  • John

    Barney Frank IS a very smart man, unfortunately I can’t understand him most of the time, it isn’t his lisp, he sounds like he’s had a stroke or he’s been drinking, plus the deep gravely tone doesn’t help.
    I don’t think this is picking on his sexuality, I didn’t even NOTICE a lisp, just a lot of slurring. Love the guy, he’s just hard to understand some times.

  • getreal

    This Micheal Steele is a tremendous douchebag.

  • htfaul

    @John: I think he actually did have a stroke recently. I like the guy, but he is hard to understand. My boyfriend and I sat in on the House on day and it was very hard to understand what he was saying, although he yelled at Michelle Bachmann which was pretty awesome.

  • strumpetwindsock

    I’d have a hard time doing my job too if I was expected to sing and dance and have straight teeth.

    Politics is a shitty enough job without the added pressure of having their proceedings filmed – and the added incentive to grandstand and pull theatrical bullshit.

    I don’t know if there have been any calls down south to stop filming your legislative monkey house, but a lot of people think it would improve things up here in Canada.

    There were skilled politicians in the past who were neither great orators nor quick thinkers.

    The fact that you can’t get in the door nowadays without a good haircut and the ability to rattle off sound bites doesn’t bode well for our democracy.

    Who the fuck cares how well the man speaks? What is more important is how he stands up for his constituents.

  • Dorian

    It was a joke. What’s the big deal? And since when does Barney Frank has a lisp? I always thought he talked in a gruff manner. Like a cross between Yogi Bear and Marlee Matlin.

  • rick

    i love david shuster!

  • Thom Freeheart

    I’m gay and I can’t understand Barney Frank either.

  • TANK

    barney frank talks fast…doesn’t move his lips as much, and it sounds like mumbling. It’s not his fault people are too stupid to keep up.

  • Ian

    James James, go watch Fox News. I hear they really like your kind. You know, stupid.

  • andy_d

    If one regards Steele as being gutter class (as is my opinion) then yes, Steele WAS acting with class . . .

    My apologies to gutter snipes.

  • BrianZ

    Barney sounds just like this guy I dated from Boston. I always wondered if he was even really trying to form words or was just grunting to keep me entertained. I honestly don’t see anything remotely homophobic or out of line in Steele’s comments about any of them. Put those up against what Wanda had to say a few nights ago and really … why are we talking.

  • dgz

    i think it’s more the accent than the lisp.

  • TANK

    new jersey.

  • james james

    @Ian: Obot

  • james james

    @TANK: Barney is a crooked theif and a moron … fat sloppy and he looks like he stinks

  • TANK

    @james james:

    LOL! Crooked? What so how?

  • MTiffany

    @james james: Segments like “WTF” disply this station for Highschoolers and Freshmen in college for what it is, a lunch break where everyone can let their hair down and bully people they don’t like with humiliation.

    @james james: They’re all a buch[sic] of hypocrites.

    @james james: Barney is a crooked theif and a moron … fat sloppy and he looks like he stinks

    But it’s everybody else that’s a hypocrite… What an asshole.

  • schlukitz

    @strumpetwindsock:

    “Who the fuck cares how well the man speaks? What is more important is how he stands up for his constituents.”

    Hear. Hear.

  • james james

    @MTiffany: OBOT

  • MTiffany

    @james james: My, you’re a prissy little coward, aren’t you?

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