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May 19, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Family values, immigration reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Elizabeth Warren, Indians, Massachusetts, natuve Americans, US Senate | 1 comment
November 28, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Barney Frank, Dodd-Frank bill, Massachusetts | Leave a comment
Rep. Barney Frank, the first openly gay serving member of Congress and a powerful Democrat whose name is attached to the sweeping Wall Street reform bill, will announce today he doesn’t plan to seek reelection.
Frank became the first openly gay member of Congress six years after he first took office, coming out in 1987 and breaking an important barrier in American politics.
He survived scandal to become one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill during 30 years in office. The Massachusetts congressman chaired the House Financial Services Committee when Democrats were in the majority from early 2007 until early 2011, becoming the main House Democrat overseeing the financial industry during one of the most turbulent economic eras of U.S. history.
For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/barney-frank-leave-congress-152402907.html
So, is Barney afraid of a strong opponent, a challenge to his “power”, or is he afraid of the scrutiny as a result of his many “bank” dealings over the years….. just a thought!!!???
June 13, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Massachusetts, Sarah Palin | Leave a comment
It was the biggest non-story story in Washington since Al Gore’s global warming tirades. I’m talking about the release of thousands of emails of former Gov. Sarah Palin last Friday in Juneau, Alaska. The release of emails (printed on paper) had reporters forming lines the lengths of which made the O.J. Simpson trial look like a queue at the local Dairy Queen.
News outlets such as The Washington Post publicly heralded their “read ‘em here first” status. Never mind that no reporter had actually spent any time and bothered to read them. The editors just wanted to get the “full coverage” mantra out in order to light up the Google tote board.
That was Friday. By Saturday, a shocking revelation ripped through the nation’s headlines: Palin had a third email account! Oh, the political tremors that were felt then! No lie, folks. That was the headline, if you weren’t following. Surely, there would be something more salacious to uncover, no? I have three email accounts. Does The Washington Post want to put a dozen reporters on the case?
In a related story: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), if asked for his emails, will not supply them. Why? Because in a law that goes back at least to Gov. Mitt Romney, they are not subject to FOIA request. Neither are those of the Massachusetts’ Legislature. Or the Massachusetts Courts. But it’s not like anyone in the media was actively seeking to know what was going on under the gold dome of the Massachusetts State House.
October 23, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Barney Frank, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Massachusetts, Sean Bielat | 6 comments
October 21, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barney Frank, Boston Globe, Fannie Mae, foreclosures, Freddie Mac, Massachusetts, mortgage bubble, Sean Bielat | Leave a comment
Barney Frank has had to loan his campaign $200K. His opponent has closed the gap in the polls, and Charlie Cook is now calling the race between Frank and Sean Bielat “leaning Democrat” instead of solidly Democrat. So the colorful Congressman has had to go into combat-mode:
Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) is so freaked out over his boyfriend’s behavior and his own election troubles that he’s attempting to be nice to people, according to a columnist at the very liberal Boston Globe.
When Frank’s boyfriend Jim Ready was caught on tape heckling Frank’s Republican challenger Sean Bielat, Globe columnist Brian McGrory reports he phoned the liberal icon to ask if he condoned Ready’s behavior. (h/t Ace of Spades)
From the Globe report:
When I called Frank yesterday to ask if he condones his partner goading and mocking an opponent, he told me that “Jimmy’’ is a talented amateur photographer putting together a photo essay of the campaign.
When I asked if Frank planned to apologize for Ready’s behavior, Frank said: “Jim should have broken it off and not responded. But Bielat shouldn’t have initiated the conversation. I don’t see what was inappropriate about taking his picture.’’
I’ll mark that down as a no.
A few moments later, my phone rang again. It was Frank, adding, “Jim’s new to political campaigning. He takes it more personally than someone who’s used to it.”
After we hung up, Frank called again, saying, “You know, he calls me dude. I didn’t realize that was troubling people. He calls all sorts of people dude.”
There’s a larger point to all of this. For the last three decades, the political establishments in Boston and Washington have excused Frank’s consistently obnoxious behavior as Barney being Barney. Maybe they’ve done it because he was unique as an openly gay congressman. Maybe it was out of deference for the way he unapologetically and effectively carried the flag for the most liberal of causes. Maybe it was out of fear that he’d train his quick wit and substantial intellect against anyone who happened in his path.
What a difference a year makes.
for the rst of the story and videos: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=39515
October 17, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Capitalism, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Cleveland, Delaware, Deval Patrick, James Garfield, Massachusetts, Michelle Obama | Leave a comment
The Obamas were in Cleveland campaigning again today.
This would be like a conservative Republican president that kept coming back to Mobile, Alabama to campaign because his party was doing so poorly in that state. ALABAMA.
Cleveland is a Democrat stronghold.
If Democrats need to keep sending the current president to Cleveland to build some sort of firewall, then Democrats are in worse shape than eve we can imagine.
We’re honestly starting to think the reason the Obamas keep going to cities like Cleveland, or states like Delaware or Massachusetts, is not because they strategically intend to have a positive impact on the race…but because these are the only places left on the map where the Obamas are guaranteed a lukewarm-mildly pleasant welcome.
Those of us from Ohio can’t remember a sitting US president coming to Cleveland this much.
There is now only one US president who has spent more time in Cleveland than Obama…and that’s James Garfield…who is buried in Cleveland.
It’s insane Democrats keep sending the president and vice president to stronghold, not battleground cities.
UNLESS, of course, the strongholds are now the battlegrounds and the entire Democrat Party really is collapsing upon itself.
November 2nd will tell.
February 3, 2010 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Gov. Deval Patrick, Massachusetts, Sen. Paul Kirk, Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Ted Kennedy | Leave a comment
The special election for the vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts was two weeks ago. Senator-elect Scott Brown has made the official request for final certification of the results. In Massachusetts, the Governor’s Council certifies the results, said Council including the Governor and the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
The Office of Governor Deval Patrick has confirmed that the results will be certified tomorrow, and Scott Brown is expected to be sworn in as the junior Senator of Massachusetts by late afternoon on Thursday, February 4th. Under the law that Massachusetts had revised to make sure that Gov. Patrick could appoint a temporary replacement after Sen. Kennedy died, the State of Massachusetts has only had one Senator (Kerry) since the January 19th election….. technically Sen. Paul Kirk’s temporary appointment to the Senate ended upon Scott Brown’s elections, effectively nullifying any votes that he has made in the last two weeks.
January 20, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Defense of Marriage Act, fiscal responsibility, Massachusetts, Republic, Scott Brown, strong national defense, US Constitution | 2 comments
The New Revolution Has Begun
Without the use of firearms, the New Revolution has officially begun, the “shot being heard around the country, around the world”. What began as grassroots movements of people, from all walks of life, taking to the phones, the internet, the blogsphere, to the streets, and most of all, to the halls of Congress, to voice their angst over the unbridled growth of our government, the massive intrusion into our private lives, and the need to remind our elected officials and public servants that they work for us, We The People.
From the same battlegrounds where our forefathers watched for the British troops during the Revolutionary War, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts fired this first shot, and with the greatest of expectations, we hope that the White House and Congress can “hear us now”, and that they are now listening to the voice of the people.
This is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue, nor is this simply the machinations of the Tea Party movement. What we are seeing as this New Revolution takes shape is Americans, of all socio-economic backgrounds, all races, all religions, taking possession of our freedoms and our liberties. This New Revolution is the awakening to fact that our leaders have been shifting the Republic away from its fundamental roots, its core values, its major strengths. In sheer boldness, the initiatives of a Progressive movement, for more than a century, have come from behind the covers of “political party” affiliations to reveal their real and true colors, and we, the American citizens, are not willing to be led down that path of Progressivism.
The New Revolution will call upon Americans to be more aware of the political news, the issues that we as a Nation are facing. It will ask that each American stand up for our rights, our freedoms, our liberties. We must demand through our voice at the ballots, that our elected officials represent the voice of the people, and that we hold them accountable to such goals as term limits, fiscal responsibility, state sovereignty, limited federal government, respect of life, respect of marriage, a respect for the Constitution, and strong national defense.
America is the greatest nation on earth, and if this Republic is to survive, we must make sure that the leadership we place at the helm shares the ideals and goals of the People, and that they steer this great nation on the path that our forefathers set us on more than two centuries ago. Let it be known that from this moment on, We The People, will accept nothing less than the Republic that our forefathers formed; that this is our moment, our time, our patriotism as the New Revolution moves this Nation forward.
January 19, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts, Republicans, Scott Brown, Ted Kennedy | Leave a comment
Whether or not Republican Scott Brown wins today in Massachusetts, the special Senate election has already shaken up American politics. The close race to replace Ted Kennedy, liberalism’s patron saint, shows that voters are rebelling even in the bluest of states against the last year’s unbridled pursuit of partisan liberal governance.
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of President Obama’s Inaugural, and it’s worth recalling the extraordinary political opportunity he had a year ago. An anxious country was looking for leadership amid a recession, and Democrats had huge majorities and faced a dispirited, unpopular GOP. With monetary policy stimulus already flowing, Democrats were poised to get the political credit for the inevitable economic recovery.
Twelve months later, Mr. Obama’s approval rating has fallen further and faster than any recent President’s, Congress is despised, the public mood has shifted sharply to the right on the role of government, and a Republican could pick up a Senate seat in a state with no GOP Members of Congress and that Mr. Obama carried by 26 points.
What explains this precipitous political fall? Democrats and their media allies attribute it to GOP obstructionism, though Republicans lack the votes to stop anything by themselves. Or they blame their own Blue Dogs, who haven’t stopped or even significantly modified any legislation of consequence.
Massachusetts Countdown: SEUI Descends on the Bay State, Obama & Kennedys Come to Coakley Defense, GOP gets in Geared up behind Brown
January 14, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy Jr, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts, ObamaCare, Scott Brown, Ted Kennedy, Vicki Kennedy | Leave a comment
The Senate race in Massachusetts is a mere five days away, and the candidates are getting the reinforcements from all sides. This includes SEIU putting ACORN-like activities int motion. The buses are pulling in as we speak, and you know after the House Judiciary Committee voted to let AG Eric Holder off he hook for his malpractice and malfeasence in the Black Panther voter intimidation case, the Panthers are probably on I-95 northbound as well. Today’s highlights include:
SEIU has stepped up its involvement in MA in the waning days of the race, sending hundreds of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the state on behalf of AG Martha Coakley (D).
The union, one of the most powerful arrows in the Dem quiver, is spending $685K on TV ads touting Coakley and slamming state Sen. Scott Brown (R), and a spokesperson for SEIU says it will have 300 volunteers on the ground on Tuesday.
The heightened activity has some GOPers on edge, and at least one group is worried SEIU could be taking over for ACORN as a top organizational tool benefiting Dem candidates.
“This whole thing is turnout, and this looks like the place the SEIU-ACORN folks turn on the turnout machine. They did it in Minnesota, successfully,” said David Norcross, chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association.
The RNLA will send its own volunteers to MA for Election Day, with plans to monitor polling places to prevent any fraud. The group got a tip that SEIU-sponsored buses would be taking voters to the polls, Norcross said.
“Here’s more proof the Republican attack machine has no answers on the issues Massachusetts voters care about — jobs, healthcare and fixing the mess left by the previous administration,” shot back Jon Youngdahl, SEIU’s national political director. “Their biggest concern? That people who work hard for a living might turn out and vote.”
Hiller: “Not so fast, less than a week before the election, Coakley’s fail safe campaign, is failing her, want proof? No confident candidate puts the first attack ad of a campaign on T.V., but thats just what she did, add in a weak debate performance and nothing is sure anymore for Coakley, who not so long ago was a sure thing”
This just in, former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Shilling says this on 38pitches.com
Shilling: “If she hasn’t done it yet, Martha Coakley may have just killed her campaign…I’m starting to think that she just doesn’t want to get elected or something. Because anyone with half a modicum of sense knows that you do not go into Boston and mess with Fenway Park.”
BOSTON – President Barack Obama and the family of Edward M. Kennedy pushed Thursday to keep a Democrat in the late senator’s seat and protect a 60th vote needed to pass the health care bill that would be Kennedy’s legacy.
The stepped-up involvement of two Democratic powerhouses reflected the degree to which Obama’s party worried about a Massachusetts contest that just a week ago looked like a lock for Democrat Martha Coakley.
Stopping short of a visit to the state, Obama made his first foray into the race, asking his political backers in an e-mailed video to support Coakley in what’s become a competitive race against Republican Scott Brown.
Republicans claim they have the momentum closing in on Tuesday’s special election, and Democrats fear a loss could not only cost them the health care bill but the rest of the president’s legislative agenda heading into critical midterm elections this fall. Brown has said that if elected, he would provide the 41st vote needed to effectively kill the health care bill.
“They believe that by defeating Martha, and replacing Ted Kennedy with her Republican opponent, they’ll be in a position to tie up the Senate and prevent a vote on health insurance reform, financial reform and other issues so important to working families in Massachusetts and the nation,” Obama said. “The outcome of these fights will probably rest on one vote in the Senate.”
Senate Democrats also invoked their late colleague, releasing a video tribute to his nearly 47-year career and his pursuit of a health care overhaul.
The senator’s widow, Vicki Kennedy, taped a last-minute television ad on behalf of Coakley. Earlier this week, Kennedy made a fundraising appeal that brought in more than $800,000.