“Barney Frank’s funny.”
That’s basically the thesis of a New York Times collection of the homo-politico’s classic knee-slappers, which the paper says gives him the top spot as the Hill’s “master of the one-liner.” A sample:
• “I am grateful for the obscurity of the opposition’s argument.”
• “So, apparently, same-sex marriage is the V8 juice of America.”
• “I am afraid that this bill is becoming the legislative equivalent to crack. It’s going to give people a short-term high, but it is going to be dangerous in the long run to the system and expensive to boot.”
That last one came in relation to a bill authorizing $4 billion for the mythical war on drugs, which Frank obviously opposes.
He wasn’t so funny when he ripped ENDA to shreds to appease the huge bigot bloc in the Republican and Democratic parties and because it was opposed and feared by businesses the make tons of money underpaying GLBT folk, women and people in diverse ethnic groups.
Bill you obviously ignored where it talks about his strength as someone who builds bridges and achieves compromise with some of the most conservative members of Congress.
I liked the quote they ended on re: a bill that would give money to local governments to buy and repair foreclosed properties â€œThe notion that this bill doesnâ€™t keep people out of foreclosure is true,â€ he said. â€œIt doesnâ€™t combat global warming. It doesnâ€™t get troops out of Iraq. It wonâ€™t help me lose weight. There are a lot of things this bill wonâ€™t do that I very much want to do. None of them are a reason to vote against a bill that doesnâ€™t do what it doesnâ€™t say itâ€™s going to do but does what it does. What it does is go to the aid of cities that have been victimized.â€
Barney Frank is not a one-issue Congressman. He has done a lot of good for a lot of people and should be recognized as such.
Oops I responded to the wrong article, but there’s an interesting one on him in today’s Times:
Bryan … “Bill you obviously ignored where it talks about his strength as someone who builds bridges and achieves compromise with some of the most conservative members of Congress.”
No I didn’t. That’s why I describe him as a sellout and a quisling. But heâ€™s not alone. Everyone in Congress crafts legislation in the interests of businesses who long ago discovered that paying lower wages to women, GKBT folk and minorities vastly increases their profits. One reason they hated ENDA, and why Frank did a hatchet job on it, was that it would opened up the number of people who could sue under ALL civil rights laws, from a tiny percentage to a very large one.
hells kitchen guy
He’s a “sellout and a quisling” acc’ing to Comrade Perdue because of one bill. One. Leave it to a comrade to denounce a traitor to the cause after years and sticking his neck out because of one (perceived – and I do agree) mistaken stand.
Leave it to a reactionary warloving Clintonite racist like hells kitchen guy to defend a quisling like Frank.
You would know about reactionary, Bill.
hells kitchen guy
^^^ But you have to admit, Kid A, his language is so archaic, it’s almost charming. Anyway, don’t worry about him: He’s harmless. He sits in his Nevada bunker and plans the Revolution. He just knows “the masses” will follow him when he lands at his own personal Finland Station.
hells kitchen guy, aka hells kitchen chickenhawk (the war loving kind not the teenybopper loving kind) is a racist islamophobe who admires Barney Frank, Hillary Clintons campaign manager, precisely because he stripped away the protective measures of ENDA, leaving its rotting carcass to stink up the halls of Congress. He denies it, just like he denies that hes a racist, but its true.
Like his adored Billery, hells kitchen chickenhawk loves the war in Iraq and wants to expand it to Iran, killing as many muslims as possible. His rancid racism was exposed when he said, supporting Billarys many threats to use nukes and expand the war to Iran, â€œWell, letâ€™s keep this in mind when Bill Purdue, the Prof VP and the rest of them start screaming about American imperialism. I say, go bush – nuke the bastards.â€ Then he said â€œYeah, Iâ€™m a Bush/Hill supporter. Whatever. Bomb â€˜em. Bomb â€˜em. Theyâ€™re beyond redemption at this point. theyâ€™re a hateful mass of religious fanatics whose only purpose on this earth is to spread hatred, ignorance and intolerance.â€
Barney Frank and Billary Clinton deserve supporter like hells kitchen chickenhawk. They can have him.
What freakshow of a politician is unlucky enough to have this “Bill Perdue” turkey’s support?
Any leftist who’s consistently opposed to war, union busting and bigotry. By which I mean ‘No Democrats or Republicans Need Apply.” Those are the parties of big business, war and bigotry.
I hope that clears it up for Mutt and Jeff.
Oh, dear. Another mindless rant from the social delinquent that calls itself Bill Perdue.
The only thing that supercilious creature that is Bill Perdue stands for is ranting on gays sites against gay people. In my book, that makes him a homophobe.
@Thomas Quinn: Too bad you’re afraid to debate the politics and have to resort to clumsy personal attacks.
If you had any courage or brains you wouldn’t support homophobes like Democrats or Republicans. You’ve internalized self-loathing homophobia and it’s overwheled you.
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