Democrats: Asleep at the Wheel or Stuck on Stupid?

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  1. LadyEagle

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    can we vote for both? :laugh:
     
  3. ReformedBaptist

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    I vote for both.
     
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    I saw Barney Frank lying thru his teeth yesterday, and once again blaming lack of oversight.

    The FBI is investigating their mess, they better get their lies straight.

    BTW, where's the liberal's demand for Frank to be in a filthy prison, somewhere ?


    Gobie's dream has come true. His accusation that Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) knew that Gobie had operated a prostitution service out of Frank's Capitol Hill apartment became national news after it was first reported Friday by the Washington Times.
    Frank, one of two openly gay members of Congress, confirmed Friday that he paid Gobie for sex, hired him with personal funds as an aide and wrote letters on congressional stationery on his behalf to Virginia probation officials, but Frank said he fired Gobie when he learned that clients were visiting the apartment.



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  5. JustChristian

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    You're reaching on this one. This story is almost 30 years old.

    TV Movie Led to Prostitute's Disclosures
    'Mayflower Madam' Gave Gobie Idea
    By Bill Dedman
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    August 27, 1989
     
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    I don't care how old it is, BB, the man is disgusting, a criminal, and he's the one in charge of my money.

    It's OK with you, I take it, that him, Schumer, & Dodd ran our banks into the ground, while living like kings ?
     
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    Tell me if this describes anyone here.......

    Are journalists playing favorites with some of the key political figures involved with regulatory oversight of U.S. financial markets?

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews launched several vitriolic attacks on the Republican Party on his Sept. 17, 2008, show, suggesting blame for Wall Street problems should be focused in a partisan way. However, he and other media have failed to thoroughly examine the Democratic side of the blame game.

    Prominent Democrats ran Fannie Mae, the same government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) that donated campaign cash to top Democrats. And one of Fannie Mae’s main defenders in the House – Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., a recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989 – was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive.


    The media coverage of Frank’s coziness with Fannie Mae and his pro-Fannie Mae stances has been lacking. Of the eight appearances Frank made on the three broadcasts networks between Jan. 1, 2008, and Sept. 21, 2008, none of his comments dealt with the potential conflicts of interest. Only six of the appearances dealt with the economy in general and two of those appearances, including an April 6, 2008 appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes” were about his opposition to a manned mission to Mars.

    Frank has argued that family life “should be fair game for campaign discussion,” wrote the Associated Press on Sept. 2. The comment was in reference to GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her pregnant daughter. “They’re the ones that made an issue of her family,” the Massachusetts Democrat said to the AP.

    The news media have covered the relationship in the past, but there have been no mentions since 2005, according to Nexis and despite the collapse of Fannie Mae. The July 3, 1998, Reliable Source column in The Washington Post reported Frank, who is openly gay, had a relationship with Herb Moses, an executive for the now-government controlled Fannie Mae. The column revealed the two had split up at the time but also said Frank was referring to Moses as his “spouse.” Another Washington Post report said Frank called Moses his “lover” and that the two were “still friends” after the breakup.

    Frank was and remains a stalwart defender of Fannie Mae, which is now under FBI investigation along with its sister organization Freddie Mac, American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) and Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH) – all recently participants in government bailouts. But Frank has derailed efforts to regulate the institution, as well as denying it posed any financial risk. Frank’s office has been unresponsive to efforts by the Business & Media Institute to comment on these potential conflicts of interest.

    While the relationship reportedly ended 10 years ago, Frank was serving on the House Banking Committee the entire 10 years they were together. The committee is the primary House body which along with the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) has jurisdiction over the government-sponsored enterprises.

    He has served on the committee since becoming a congressman in 1981 and became the ranking Democrat on the committee in 2003. He became chairman of the committee, now called the House Financial Services Committee, in 2007....



    So much more, in that article...




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    The Republican party should be attacked. They've presided over one of the worst periods of American history and they were the cause of it. Still think our most important objective is to maintain American supremacy in the world? Bush does.
     
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    I think it's good to place the blame where it lies. Any comment on the meat in this thread ? Or more inane talking points ?
     

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