Also see: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cMnSp4qEXNM&NR=1
From Wikipedia: “In September 2003, Frank, then the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, opposed a Bush administration proposal for transferring oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to a new agency that would be created within the Treasury Department. The proposal reflected the administration's belief that Congress "neither has the tools, nor the stature" for adequate oversight. Frank stated, "These two entities...are not facing any kind of financial crisis.... The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing”
A clever parody by Paul Shanklin which can be heard on Rush Limbaugh’s show has Barney singing, “I am the banking queen.”
Investors Business Daily says, "Our government is largely to blame for our current problems. That's bad enough. But many of the same people who caused these problems — Rep. Barney Frank and Senators Chris Dodd and Chuck Schumer stand way out — are now making new laws to 'fix' them."
It shows that experience in congress –our poster child Barney is in his 14th term!—is not the kind of experience needed for a chairman of the Financial Services Committee. He has never had a job outside of government. Nothing in his 28 years in congress could possibly prepare him for such responsibility. Probably no other individual carries more blame for our current economic crisis than this fool. Not that he is alone --besides Dodd and Schumer, many others in FedGov share responsibility for this financial debacle and its continuance with such devastating effect on our country.
Bill O’Reilly interviewed Barney Frank, and tried to get him to accept his responsibility in the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which Frank was overseeing. He called Barney a “coward” for evading his responsibility. O’Reilly confronted him as the lawmaker most responsible for the meltdown of our financial markets. He played videos showing Frank saying that the problems with the GSEs are exaggerated and are sound entities going forward – a couple of months prior to the collapse.
He’s anti-military calling for a 25% reduction the Defense Department budget. In 2006, Frank was one of only three Representatives to oppose the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act, which restricted protests at soldiers' funerals. Of course, he’s in favor of same-sex marriage, gays in the military and other special rights for what he calls LBGT people. No one is more pro-abortion than Barney Frank –not even Obama. He’s staunchly in favor of partial birth abortion, against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and against prohibitions on taking underage girls across state lines for abortions.
This poster child for term limits gets elected with 98% of the vote because of the overwhelming advantages he has from incumbency. Even his homosexual scandal where another of his homosexual roommates ran a prostitution ring out of the congressman’s apartment failed to hurt his reelection efforts. His current boyfriend, according to Wikipedia, is Jim Ready, 39, from Maine. Now it is a different story for Republicans –Mark Foley gets run out of congress for sending some suggestive emails. You can fill a large book with examples like these. Dems walks, Repubs punish their own. That is a main difference between the parties –Repubs still have some shame, Dems have no shame, no moral standard whatever. [Don’t worry, we have some Repub Poster Children to feature later –we’re trying to get the worst offenders first, regardless of party.]