Thursday, April 02, 2009

Barney Frank - always a class act

Where is professional courtesy on the House floor?
Frank, his gravelly voice booming through the chamber, grabbed the microphone after Culberson blasted Democrats for passing the stimulus, which permitted the American International Group to lavish billions on executives after its de facto federal takeover.

Frank accused the GOP of attacking him for trying to fix the flawed stimulus, saying Republicans’ criticism was part “of a psychological disorder I am not equipped to diagnose.”
Yup, you gotta be crazy to oppose what the Frank-Pelosi-led Congress want to do on anything.

Sounds like the Democrats are getting a mite bit testy up there.

UPDATE: Byron York has another example of Barney Frank hyperbolic sarcasm.
"My colleagues on the other side," Frank continued, "are kind of like kids who have had a toy bear, or a blanket, and this security blanket means a lot to them. Their security blanket is being able to complain about something [the stimulus bill] that happened before the break."
And Barney Frank's pacifier is trying to evade responsibility for passing a massive stimulus package without his members having read or thought about the thing.

And I guess in his mind, it takes a psychological disorder to not be in favor of the Timothy Geithner determining the salaries of any employee in any company that takes federal bailout funds.
The Pay for Performance bill, whose details were reported Tuesday in the Examiner, would impose government controls on the salaries and bonuses of all employees -- not just top executives -- of companies that have received capital investments through the Troubled Asset Relief Program and other federal measures. The bill would give Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner the power to determine whether those salaries or bonuses are "unreasonable" or "excessive." Geithner would also have the authority to draw up a set of "performance standards" that the covered companies would be required to use to calculate bonuses and retention payments.
Geez. Raise your hand if you have enough faith in the government to figure out not only which cars should be produced, which loans given out, but also how much companies should play any of their employees.


Locomotive Breath said...

"Gravelly voice" is not how I'd describe the way Bwarney Fwank speaks. "Gwavelly voice", maybe.

What do you expect from a guy who calls a Justice of the Supreme Court a "homophobe".

Skay said...

I wonder how Barney would react if someone accused HIM of having a
"psychological disorder"????
Would he then play the "Judge Roberts card" ranting and raving all over the media????

Frank is a cartoon character in the Obama/Pelosi socialist comic strip.

Unfortunately -- this is real.

They do not really like the Constitution as written--of course Obama has some "better" ideas as he points out in this interview BEFORE actually running for president.....

I guess those old guys back then just did not get it right after all. They were just not a smart as Obama.

Chuck said...

I agree with Locomotive Breath. Barney's voice is far from gravelly. He sounds like he has something in his mouth.


Bachbone said...

It's typical leftist logic. Any opposition to their brilliance has to be addled, stooopid, genetically inferior and/or just plain eeevil.

equitus said...

If there is any psychological disorders manifested here, it's the inability to acknowledge legitimate policy differences in one's opponents - instead deciding there is something malevolent or abnormal going on in their minds.

The same holds true for most of the dissenters in Betsy's comments.

KentP said...

"Gravelly voice" is not how I'd describe the way Bwarney Fwank speaks. "Gwavelly voice", maybe.

Insulting and mocking someone's mild speech impediment is CERTAINLY the way to take the high road, eh, Locomotive?

Ramon said...

What shall I say... Conservatives certainly have the right to complain about what they don't like, but personally, I think it's nothing short of justice that the GOP gets their behinds kicked in any way possible, after having to suffer 8 years of the worst policy that America has had in a long time. At least there is space for disagreement... under the last regime, you'd be called unamerican for disagreeing.

I can't help to think it's funny. Good luck during the next 8 years, GOPers. I hope you won't suffer as much as we did during the last 8.

Pat Patterson said...

Does this mean that all these years I thought that Rep Frank spoke that way in homage to Michael Palin's Pontius Pilate?

Pontius Pilate, "Centuwion, do we have anyone of that name in the gawwison?"

How sad to find out that Rep Frank was not pulling our legs but actually talks that way!

Locomotive Breath said...

Since he's been running around calling other people names, Bawney Fwank begs for similar treatment. Goose, gander and sauce.

Since Bawney thinks it's OK to call a Justice of the Supreme Court a "homophobe", one would assume the proper reply would be "Shut up you fag".

Skay said...

"Bush, McCain tried to do something about mortgage crisis as early as 2002
Fox News via YouTube ^

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 8:54:57 AM by DBCJR

A Fox News timeline of documented facts and proof that the Mortgage Meltdown, precipitating this current economic crisis, all could have been prevented.

This video clearly shows that George Bush and his administration warned Congress starting in 2001, that this economic crisis was coming, if something was not done to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Congress refused to listen, lead by the arrogant Congressman Barney Frank.

This video says it all.

The media reportedly did not want this video on You Tube. It was taken off.

This link is of the same video, but is routed through Canada. Everyone in America needs to see this before it is yanked off the internet again!

Let's see how far we can spread it before they pull it off the Canadian site as well. " v=cMnSp4qEXNM&NR=1

Of course the little "business" Frank and his friend ran out of Barney's basement(1989) gave him "real" business experience so we can have a lot of faith in his abilities to tell legitimate businesses how they should be run.

Oh that's right --he was SHOCKED that this was going on--in his own basement.