RAP SHEET: Democrat Barney Frank
Posted by FactReal on April 28, 2009
BARNEY’S WAR AGAINST ETHICS & VALUES
Who is Barney Frank?
–Prostitution ring: Frank’s gay lover ran a prostitution ring out of Frank’s apartment
–Another sex scandal: “Herb Moses…whom Frank called his “spouse,” was a high-level executive at Fannie Mae from 1991 until 1998. Dubbed a “mortgage guru” by the National Mortgage News, Moses boasted that he helped develop “many of Fannie Mae’s affordable housing and home improvement lending programs.” It was, of course, these kinds of programs that ultimately led to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market that wiped out trillions dollars from the economy and produced the economic turmoil that we now face. Even though there were those warning against the precarious nature of the enterprise, Barney Frank — whose committee oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — kept resisting reforms and besmirching those voicing concerns.”
–campaign contributions he received from Fannie and Freddie
-Throughout his career Frank has pushed for the decriminalization of medical marijuana.
-In 2006, Frank voted against the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act, a bill aimed at restricting protests and demonstrations at soldiers’ funerals.
-In 2003 Barney Frank voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, a brutal procedure during which a baby — often viable — is killed in the birth canal by having its skull pierced and its brain sucked out.
-Frank also voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and against the criminalization of taking of minors across state lines by non-family members to circumvent abortion laws.
Video: Barney Frank calls Justice Scalia a homophobe:
-Frank’s casual slander of a Justice: Frank went on a gay website’s news show and called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe.”
–Barney Frank’s attack on Justice Scalia as a “homophobe” is inane at several levels
FRANK AT THE CENTER OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS:
– Video: Frank in 2005 did not see a bubble coming
–Time To Start Holding Barney Frank Accountable:
“…Frank’s fingerprints are all over the financial mess – from living with the Fannie Mae exec in charge of dreaming up new mortgage products for seven years while being the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee in charge of overseeing Fannie Mae to his fierce opposition to the Bush administration’s sensible plan to move Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac oversight away from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Treasury, where they actually have the financial expertise exercise proper oversight of runaway GSE behemoths. But Frank was in bed with Fannie Mae — literally — and was quite explicit that any close oversight of Fannie Mae was another example of how Republicans hate the poor or whatever.”
–Frank helped get federal bailout money for just before the bank was slapped with a cease-and-desist from the FDIC for among other things, paying for the CEO’s Porsche and Beach House. Figuring out exactly what Frank knows about OneUnited is also of importance because Treasury officials later discovered that Congresswoman Maxine Waters also worked with Frank in arranging the bailout,
– How Democrats created the economic crisis
–Frank’s pimp was more ethical
–The recalcitrance of facts, or Barney Frank as Doctor Who
–Barney Frank protests (and sputters and bullies) too much
–Barney Frank: Marijuana, Internet Gambling O.K. for Americans, but not ‘Total Freedom’ in Financial Matters
–AIG-OBAMA: Laundering our money?