Which Gay Legislator Will GOProud Pick On Now That Barney Frank Is Retiring?

Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, despite mocking the phuck out of political morons and generally being a badass. This leads us to a very serious question: who will GOProud pick on now that the most famous gay legislator is gone?

Think Progress notes:

… serving 16 terms… Frank has been a leader on LGBT issues such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He was also the first member of Congress to ever come out as gay voluntarily and co-founded the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

In the past, GOProud depicted Frank as a “catty” housewife and advocated for his firing. And now that he’s leaving, they’re calling Frank a total embarrassment to average gay people” and adding “don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Classy.

Who will the gay conservatives demonize now that Frank’s gone? Jared Polis, perhaps?

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  • slanty

    It’s hard to see. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

  • slanty

    Hard to tell. Sorry about that.

  • christopher di spirito

    Barney Frank = Pederasty. He was a creep 25 years ago and nothing has changed.

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    It will be someone for sure. Perhaps we should ask who Peter Thiel is mad at because they won’t let him keep his 15% tax rate on his billions in hedge fund profits that were made without any benefit to society.

    GOProud! is proud of Gays being fired from their jobs because they are Gay. They are proud of Gays being paid less for equal work.

  • stoopid louie

    Frank is a joke of a politician who barely escaped the scandal of having a male prostitute living in his home and running an escort service from it, as well as getting dozens of the hustler’s traffic tickets fixed. Just because he’s gay doesn’t mean I have to like this blowhard of self-righteousness, and I’m glad he’s going. Anyone who’s even one-tenth as egotistical as BF would do a better job.

  • Bill

    Dick sucker and nothing else.

  • Bill

    Personally I do not want any more dick suckers.

  • Bill

    Slobber lip piece of shit. I can not even stand to look at that dick sucker.

  • CBRad

    Frank : Horrible corrupt egotist who thought he could get away with anything if he blubbered away with lame explanations.

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    @Bill: Actually I think that a billionaire rent seeker (who did nothing for the benefit of society) seeking to protect his ‘special’ tax break by bankrolling organizations for his own personal financial benefit (Peter Thiel) would qualify as far more corrupt than any non-existant financial scandal you can throw at Barney Frank.

    I’ll let you get back to cheerleading GoProud!’s support of firing Gays from their jobs, opposing marriage equality, paying Gays less for equal work, and supporting no candidates that supported DADT repeal

  • GayGOP

    It’ll probably be Jared Polis. He’ll be the only openly gay one in Congress after this election cycle, I suspect. Rhode Island isn’t happy with Cicilline, and he could lose his race for re-election. Frank is gone, Deo Gratias (he was, after all, a large reason WHY the economy collapsed). Finally, Tammy Baldwin is running for the Senate. It’s not likely, I do not think, that Wisconsin will choose her over exceptionally popular former 4-term Governor, and reasonable, if conservative guy, Tommy Thompson.

    That just leaves Polis.

  • Riker

    @christopher di spirito: Keep in mind that 16 is completely legal in Massachusetts. Still fucking creepy, though.

  • Brand

    Barney Frank is priceless. Truly he has been just about the best member of the House of Representatives these past couple of decades. His constituency, the institution, C-SPAN, indeed the whole country, are the worse for his departure. As another poster above says, he was a trailblazer: we are all better off that he was there all these years. I know as a kid it meant a lot to me that there was an openly gay man serving this country term after term in our Congress, for what it said about him, for what it said about Congress, for what it said about working-class average Joes who re-elected him every two years term after term, and for what it said about this country, about the possibilities for people some view as minorities in this country including the one we saw come to pass with the first African American president. I very much hope Barney Frank will continue to inspire us and spur progress in this country with his vast knowledge, his compelling arguments and his great wit. I wish him luck, love, happiness, good health, and Godspeed.

    Specifically to the question, there is nothing to be proud about in being a gay Republican, it’s an oxymoron, though only a little more than it is to be a poor Republican, a middle-class Republican, a young Republican, an elderly Republican, a female Republican, a black Republican, a Latino Republican…the list could go on and on. My dear departed grandfather’s Republican party, while a generally prim, intolerant sort, were decent people who wanted good for all in this country and would have been deeply ashamed—no, they weren’t much for shame, furious—about what the Republican party has morphed into these past couple of decades. My mother’s Republican friends, defensive up through 2010, have been conceding that they are gravely disappointed and do not support their intransigence and the damage they are eager to do to the whole country for partisan electoral purposes.

    Barney Frank had every partisan reason to bad-mouth Hank Paulson, but in his press conference announcing his retirement he stood in contrast to the current crop of Republican’s allegedly running for president by showing how a decent and honest person who knows what they’re talking about and knows his record speaks for itself speaks about someone in the other party who is doing the best they can with what they were handed late in the game (Paulson).

    The answer to the question is as it was when they were targeting Barney Frank: All of us.

  • Eric in Chicago

    GOProud is a disgusting organization – one that chooses right wing homophobic politicians and media personalities over their own people. They are an anti-gay rights organization. The members benefit from everything that the left wing has fought hard for while attacking the left. I think they should be shunned and not allowed a place in the mainstream gay dialogue. Don’t let them appear on your shows, your blogs and don’t even give them time on the blogs. A total BLACKOUT. We can have a right wing conservative point of view – it’s called the Log Cabin Republicans. We don’t need to hear from a fringe group of anti-gay Republicans.

  • brent

    @Eric in Chicago: @Eric in Chicago: I thought liberals believed in freedom of speech. I guess i was wrong. George Will was right when he said a liberal is someone who believes in diversity of everything except thought.

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