Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Barney Frank: The Walking, Lisping Enemy of Fiscal Responsibility and Individual Freedom

Barney Frank has frequently been referred to as the smartest man in the House of Representatives. That is both (a) entirely possible and (b) completely unimpressive (Seinfeld fans will probably recall the episode in which Kramer was the undisputed karate king in a martial-arts class consisting of ten-year-olds; same thing).

Congressman Frank, not content to have been one of the prime movers behind the mortgage meltdown, apparently isn’t going to be really happy until vast numbers of people live in houses on which taxpayers are the unwilling lien-holders. He is proposing legislation that would divert TARP profits to a new trust fund that would subsidize low-income rental housing and throw additional money at the same old crowd of “community organizers” whose illegal voter-registration efforts form a kind of insurance policy for Democratic incumbents.

This is shameless, in-your-face, liberal Democratic partisanship, and I am at the point of believing that every Republican congressman who gives a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives should - rather in the manner of Cato the Elder, who closed his speeches to the Roman senate with the words, “And Carthage must be destroyed!” – conclude his or her remarks with the cry of, “And Barney Frank must be defeated!”


JeffS said...

Barney Frank's motto:

"Peonage and slavery at all costs!"

Bob Belvedere said...

Barnacus Frankus Delanda Est!

Asinus asinum fricat.

Non Gradus Anus Rodentum!

[all are clean, I assure you]

Paco said...

Thanks, Bob! I figured somebody would be able to do the Latin.

Bob Belvedere said...

I would hope that a wise Latin man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a non-Latin male who hasn’t lived that life.

Half-Italianerly Yours...
Roberto Belvedere

Paco said...


Bob Belvedere said...

Prince Barnabas Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Frank of Tarpinshire and Fife has reared his ugly head again.

Quoted from and linked to at:

Yojimbo said...

The only way this Carthage will be destroyed is with....wait for it...term limits. This guy could shoot some hapless soul at high noon on Beacon Hill and still garner 80% of the vote in the next election. The Founding Fathers(peace be upon them) envisioned citizens coming to the respective legislatures for small periods of time and then returning to their regular lives. The theory was that a professional political class represented a clear and present danger to democracy, and they were right.

A query springs forth. If there will be healthcare rationing for smokers why not for AIDs patients? I know the answer but the question does contain a certain logicality that only a Yojimbo can bring to the table, and aren't y'all glad that that particular affliction hasn't spread beyond the original host!

Paco said...

"This guy could shoot some hapless soul at high noon on Beacon Hill and still garner 80% of the vote in the next election."

This is the maddening thing. He represents a district in Massachusetts - a relatively small group of sheer dumbasses (those who vote for him) - and yet he's one of a handful of Democrats who sets the course of the ship of state.

Bob Belvedere said...

It is my sad duty to report that The People's Republic Of Massachusetts is full of dumbasses. How else to explain Deval Patrick [aka Obama-Lite]?

Many from Mass. have been moving to my beloved New Hampshire over the last several decades, wanting lower taxes, but bringing their dumbass attitudes with them. And now look at what NH has become! [gay marriage, higher taxes] There's a reason the natives call them 'Massholes'. Ugh.