Barney Frank accuses Bush of genocide “ethnic cleansing” Major Update

posted at 10:43 am on January 5, 2007 by Bryan

There’s no other way around it: When you accuse someone of perpetrating “ethnic cleansing” in any way, shape or form, you are accusing them of genocide.

Genocide. Let that word work its way around your mind for an moment. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Think about that. And then watch the most grotesque public statement made by any elected official in the United States in the last 100 years.

No, I’m not kidding or reaching for the hyperbole. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in the video below accuses the Bush administration of perpetrating “ethnic cleansing by hurricane” in Louisana after Katrina, in order to make Louisiana more Republican. The video and audio quality aren’t good, but the words are there. Listen a couple of times if you have to.

I will not here, in this post, go through all the details of why this is a smear and a lie on the part of Barney Frank. It should be obvious that he’s wrong and he’s gone so far over the line of acceptable political discourse that there is no turning back for him. I’ll just refer you to this article that Chris Regan and I wrote shortly after Katrina devastated the Gulf coast. The upshot of Chris’ research at the time was that the local officials in NOLA had a plan, but it was a shoddy plan that would produce a ghost town. And it did. So if there’s genocide to be found (and there isn’t, regarding Katrina or its aftermath), it’s to be found on NOLA’s own local elected government. But as I said and stress, there was and is no genocide connected to Katrina in any way, shape or form.

Barney Frank should be held to account for his statement. He should be hounded about it by Fox News and every other journalist with access to him.

To accuse the sitting President of the United States of enacting ethnic cleansing on American soil is to accuse the President of the United States of committing a grave atrocity worthy of impeachment and worse. It is to equate the President of the United States with Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and yes, Saddam Hussein.

The atrocity actually committed here is Barney Frank’s shameless assault on the truth. Rep. Barney Frank ought to resign his seat in Congress forthwith. The disgusting statement captured above should mark the end of his political career.

Update: Frank’s DC office number is (202)225-5931. I’ve put in a call and am currently on hold.

And by the way, we captured Frank’s comments from YouTube and have our own copy of them. So even if Matthew Stoller or someone else removes them from YouTube, the comments will live on.

Update: I’m no longer on hold. I’ve spoken with one of Rep. Frank’s press representatives, who has promised to call me back.

More: Here’s how I see things. If Rep. Frank actually believes what he said, then he believes that there’s a mass murderer occupying the Oval Office. Therefore, Frank should introduce articles of impeachment immediately. If he believes what he said, another day in office for Bush is another day that we’re ruled by a mass murderer. Congress is empowered to stop the chief executive if there’s evidence that he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. It’s hard to imagine a higher crime than perpetrating ethnic cleansing against American citizens on American soil. Being found guilty of such a crime just resulted in the hanging of Saddam Hussein.

Of course, Frank may not actually believe what he said. He may be playing to the Democrat base, or he may be delusional, or he may have just gotten carried away with the sound of his own voice. If any of that is the case, he should go on the record with a full retraction and apology, both to the President and to the American people for accusing their elected President of perpetrating ethnic cleansing. The honorable thing to do after that is resign.

No, I’m not holding my breath that any of that will happen. But Frank’s office has promised to call me back. True, they didn’t say when they might do so.

Update: Gateway Pundit has some stats for New Orleans post Katrina. No genocide.

Update (AP): I’m pressed with other stuff, but if anyone wants to try to transcribe the entire clip, please do so. The audio’s not good but he clearly says, “The policy, I think, is ethnic cleansing by inaction,” and then goes on to say that “they” let the hurricane do the ethnic cleansing so that their hands would be clean.

More (Bryan): Per Ace, ethnic cleansing can and usually does include genocide as defined above, but not always. It can also mean the forced removal of a population from one place to another for political and ethnic purposes. That’s a weaker definition than the one I’m using and it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when someone brings up ethnic cleansing post Kosovo and Rwanda, but it’s valid. So perhaps Frank didn’t mean out and out genodice, just a treatment of blacks in New Orleans reminiscent of what Saddam did to the Marsh Arabs.

Are you standing by that definition of ethnic cleansing, Congressman? Care to revise and extend your remarks?

Update (Bryan): I just got off the phone with Steve Adamske in Rep. Frank’s office. They deny that accusing the President of conducting genocide constituted any part of Frank’s comments. Fair enough. They stand by the use of the phrase “ethnic cleansing” as being the Bush policy in Louisiana, which means that Rep. Barney Frank stands by his accusation that the President of the United States has prevented NOLA residents from returning to their pre-Katrina homes for political reasons: to make Louisiana more Republican. It’s an accusation that Rep. Frank has made before, actually. His representative used Frank’s “ethnic cleansing” comments of last year (at the link) as a defense of these new comments. Wrong is still wrong, no matter when you say it.

Whether Frank meant by “ethnic cleansing” genocide or merely the forced removal or prevention of return for racist and political reasons, it is still over the line and deeply irresponsible, both as a charge and as political rhetoric. On the very day that the new Democratic majority took power, we have Rep. Barney Frank accusing the Bush administration of engaging in reprehensible and nakedly racist policies. Well Congressman, your party is in power now. You can do something about the “ethnic cleansing” of Louisiana if that’s what you think has actually taken place. Proffering a shred of evidence to support your position would be a good start.

Update: We have a transcript. Here’s an exerpt:

“And, what I believe is, at this point you’re not talking about [inaudible], but what you’re talking about is, I think, a [inaudible], what you’re talking about is when you simply, in a calculated way, refuse to do anything for well over a year … [inaudible] … and [stuttering] I, I, the policy I think here is ethnic cleansing by inaction.

“It’s not ethnic cleansing in the sense that they’re killing people or [driving] people out, but what we need to recognize here is that, they’re in this happy position for them, where the federal government does nothing, as they become richer and richer, because well not only black people needed housing assistance, but they were [predominantly poor, who did it], to simply not do anything to alleviate this housing crisis which … was being exacerbated by Katrina … [inaudible] they, they, they let the hurricane do the ethnic cleansing, because then they’re, all they’re doing is not resisting it, that’s why I call ethnic cleansing by inaction, and I know that there are people who were very happy that, as a result, … [inaudible] … [so that] Louisiana would become a more widely Republican [city] … [inaudible] … because if you lose 100,000 black voters … then you have to take a state that was prodominately Republican and made it [inaudible].”

Who are these people who are happy with the results of the “ethnic cleansing by inaction” of Louisiana, Congressman? Names, please. And by couching it the way he has, it’s clear that he sees in Katrina’s aftermath a reprehensible policy that goes all the way to the top.

The phrase “ethnic cleansing” is very much a loaded one. Its use in this context is beyond the pale of irresponsibility. That the Congressman stands by its use says more about him than it says about Katrina or President Bush. That his party will likely do nothing about his comments says still more, about them.

Update: See-Dubya looks up the definition of “ethnic cleansing” as per the ICC, and finds that Frank has no case against the Bush administration.

That won’t stop Rep. Frank of misusing the phrase, nor will it force him back down from it. Only his conscience could do that.


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And we’re off! The Dems are gonna provide some great incidents of civility .

bbz123 on January 5, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Sadly, this won’t be the end of his political career because the average Mass. voter will absolutely eat this crap up like it was candy. He may be a moron, but at least he knows his constituency.

Squid Vicious on January 5, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Interesting accusation from a man who has been repeatedly found guilty of manslaughter.

What? Not manslaughter, but man-slobber? Oh. That’s very different.

Never mind.

wiserbud on January 5, 2007 at 10:46 AM

YouTube is going to get such a workout over the next two years.

Slublog on January 5, 2007 at 10:48 AM

The disgusting statement captured above should mark the end of his political career.

“Should” being the key word. He’ll get away with it like he always does, Bryan. Nobody in the MSM will take him to task, and if they do he’ll just filibuster about the lack of Federal response in the aftermath of Katrina.

Like always, since he’s a Dem, and a “minority” Dem at that, it’ll get a big yawn from the press.

BacaDog on January 5, 2007 at 10:49 AM

I accuse Barney Frank of Spermicide.

Ringmaster on January 5, 2007 at 10:59 AM

To whatever extent the President has refrained from helping people who hate him, I think he might merit some excuse.

Kralizec on January 5, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Of all the nuts on the Left with an axe to grind, I didn’t think that Barney Frank would’ve been the first one to show his ass.

Kid from Brooklyn on January 5, 2007 at 11:04 AM

This is an outrage, too bad that word has been so over used.

We should make this a crime, it is so harmful to the country and a region and the braindead asses that spew this crap should be held accountable.
Free speech my ass.

shooter on January 5, 2007 at 11:06 AM

And we’re off! The Dems are gonna provide some great incidents of civility .

bbz123 on January 5, 2007 at 10:46 AM

No kidding! The Dems have been calling for civility now that they are in power, but as always, the civility only applies one way.

If that’s what the dems mean by civility then we should give it back to them tenfold.

thirteen28 on January 5, 2007 at 11:08 AM

“Barney Frank should be held to account for his statement.”

Only in our dreams. Accountability is only for Republicans and anyone else who disagrees with the liberal machine.

darwin on January 5, 2007 at 11:08 AM

I would be ashamed if I voted for that (bleep). I’m glad he’s not my rep.
I just don’t know about Massachusetts voters, the same old crap gets voted in ever time.
God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Laura02420 on January 5, 2007 at 11:08 AM

“If that’s what the dems mean by civility then we should give it back to them tenfold.”

I wish … but I have yet to see any testicular fortitude (or balls for those of you who watch Michelle on Fox) from the Republicans.

darwin on January 5, 2007 at 11:10 AM

Looks like my comment got lost, I’ll shorten it to:
God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Laura02420 on January 5, 2007 at 11:10 AM

who’s got his email?

shooter on January 5, 2007 at 11:11 AM

Man … I bet lefties everywhere are just wetting their bunched up panties. This is like World Orgasm Day for them. “More! Give us more!” I hear them cry.

darwin on January 5, 2007 at 11:11 AM

“Ethnic Clensing” is outrageous enough. Frank didn’t say “genocide”. I just don’t see the point in using a word he didn’t say in the title, and getting into that word’s definition. Isn’t it sufficient just to stick to the crazy stuff that he actually did say?

greggish on January 5, 2007 at 11:13 AM

http://www.house.gov/frank/contact.html

darwin on January 5, 2007 at 11:13 AM

You’re right Allah, it should end his political career, but in the pop-culture we live in today this will only raise his profile and make him a hero to the left/media. The Hollyweird left, the poverty-pimps, and his own leadership will nod-nod wink-wink. We all know the double-standard in play so it’s not even worth going into. On the bright side, this is who they are, they can’t control or contain themselves. The next two years will be a highlight reel of one mean, nasty lie after another. Will the American people care? Will they pay attention? Or, turn back to the tube to see who our next American Idol is……..

ritethinker on January 5, 2007 at 11:14 AM

barney frank is irrelevant already. I call for his immediate resignation, just because they call for anyone’s who doesn’t agree with them. How long did they call for Rummy’s head?

Step down now, frank. I demand it. You’re better at running a gay prostitution ring, than you are at representing.

rightside on January 5, 2007 at 11:15 AM

I just love it when these buffoons find themselves speaking off the cuff without any prepared PC text generated by their staff. Sort of like Bush’s brain Rove, these dopy congressmen have an entire staff of liberal indoctrinated interns to think for them and prevent them from blurting out insane nonsense like Barney did. Without their staff, these peabrains come across as the incompetent fools they truly are.

Frank with the “ethnic cleansing” remark,
Kennedy with the “Osama bin Laden, Osama Obama” remark,
Kerry with the “you’ll end up in Iraq” remark,

Left alone with nothing but their own limited brain matter to express themselves, they end up sounding like 4th graders, mental patients or drunks.

Two words for the state of Massachusetts ….

Well done.

Sheeeesh.

fogw on January 5, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Greggish, Allah’s point is right on….ethnic cleansing is genocide. That’s like being upset at someone for pointing out someones a murderer when they are only charged with homocide. What’s the rift baby? They are the same……

ritethinker on January 5, 2007 at 11:18 AM

above should mark the end of his political career.

No offense Bryan, but HA!
This is the foundation of the coming months, he will be exalted for coming out publicly and saying what so many others think privately. A few tsk,tsks, just to look reasonable, then the celebration.
Who is going to attack Barney, Jefferson?, wRangel?, Kennedy?, Ellison?, Jackson?, Pelosi (maybe a “he stepped over the line comment)?
The liberals think Bush is a genocidal, warmongering, minority hating, draft dodging, stooopid, torturing, egotistical, profiteering, baby killing, Christian hypocrite.
Barney is the first of many to come.

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 11:21 AM

For all you legal beagles out there, I should have posted convicted instead of charged….yes we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty…unless you are a conservative then it’s off to the gallows for a Saddamming..

ritethinker on January 5, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Only in our dreams. Accountability is only for Republicans and anyone else who disagrees with the liberal machine.

Amen. Damnit.
Unless we figure out a way to hold libs accountable, they’re gonna have carte-blanche to do whatever the hell they want. Which is what they have now of course.

Iblis on January 5, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Holy cow, take a deep breath Allah.

Remember, Barney Fag (as Dick Armey called him) is a democrat. The bar for them is so low, it’s almost impossible to be shocked by anything they say.

What really ticks me off is that Bush didnt send one of those hurricaines he controls over to Iraq a few years ago.

Labamigo on January 5, 2007 at 11:25 AM

Ritethinker, I don’t think it’s just a trivial difference between the two terms. “Ethnic Cleansing” conveys the main idea of “population transfer” along with gross human rights violations. Genocide conveys anihilation of a group. I just don’t see the reason to stretch it to a word he didn’t say, when what he did say was shocking enough.

greggish on January 5, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Oh, and Bryan, get ready for carpal tunnel if you are going to report on all of the idiotic exagerrated hyperbole coming out of the lefts mouths in the coming months. You are going to be very busy.
The season is open. Jan4, 2007 though Jan 20th, 20009.

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 11:29 AM

oops 2009

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 11:29 AM

I cant understand this nitwit without closed captioning.

infidel on January 5, 2007 at 11:31 AM

Barney Frank can say something this outrageous and the MSM will basically ignore it…but let Pat Robertson say something stupid about assasinating Hugo Chavez and suddenly it’s a media scandal.

At least there isn’t a double standard.

Chad on January 5, 2007 at 11:33 AM

I cant understand this nitwit without closed captioning.

infidel on January 5, 2007 at 11:31 AM

Thought I was the only one. Even with good audio I don’t understand him.

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 11:36 AM

The disgusting statement captured above should mark the end of his political career.

Silly Rabbit. Democrats can say and do anything they want without any repurcussions.

lorien1973 on January 5, 2007 at 11:37 AM

I propose we build a fence around Barney Frank.

bbz123 on January 5, 2007 at 11:40 AM

At least there isn’t a double standard.

He’s a Democrat and a gay one at that.

To the media that’s a double Teflon coating.

John on January 5, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Greggish, I say butter-pecan, you say butter pecan, it is the same, no amount of semantics will change that. Homocidal manaic or murderer or serial killer, the end result is killing. There is no stretch being made by Allah, only word-play introduced by your posts. If, in the interests of fairness, there was some harm or a proveable difference in the two, or in the two actions and meaning of the two, then I would agree that being spot-on with the exact text of Frank’s words would be proper. This does not exist in this case..his words convey the cleansing of a people(this case race), hence genocide…..

ritethinker on January 5, 2007 at 11:49 AM

What do you expect from a Non-Breeder.

This is just the first of the verbal salvos before the investigations begin.

gridlock

Kini on January 5, 2007 at 12:02 PM

I am shocked, shocked, that I haven’t heard about this anywhere else but here.

CookeyD on January 5, 2007 at 12:03 PM

That is so gay

robman27 on January 5, 2007 at 12:09 PM

This is disgusting! The republicans should hold his feet to the fire over this one.

But that would require that they have balls so they won’t. Which makes the Republicans just as disgusting.

And ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ is just another word for Genocide.

CrazyFool on January 5, 2007 at 12:12 PM

There will be absolutely no circumstances for Barney. He’s a Democrat. They can say and do anything they want. Anytime they want. Any place they want. Because the old media protects them and the Republicans are afraid to go out on a limb to punish them. And they know it. Jusy like Jefferson was in Louisiana he’ll be re-elected by a landslide.

Griz on January 5, 2007 at 12:14 PM

After all, he’s a faggg that preys on little boys and there has been no circumstances for that. Just how much lower than rape can the man go?

Griz on January 5, 2007 at 12:17 PM

Stop it with the “fag” references. This story has nothing to do with that. The next person who uses that word gets banned.

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Un-be-lievable… Pure slime.

x95b10 on January 5, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Maybe he talks better with a dick in his mouth. I cant understand a word he says.

1sttofight on January 5, 2007 at 12:23 PM

First warning, 1sttofight. No more references to Frank’s personal life. This story is about his ability to perform his duties as a Congressman in light of what he said about the president. Let’s stick to the topic at hand.

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:25 PM

ritethinker and Labamigo… It’s Bryan’s post.

CliffHanger on January 5, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Would I get in trouble if I called him a “Fag!!!!” on here?

Tim Burton on January 5, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Frank’s comments are despicable, not to mention stupid and utterly false. He’s just pandering to his slavering, moronic moonbat base at Kos and DU, and will naturally get a free pass from all the usual suspects.

ReubenJCogburn on January 5, 2007 at 12:33 PM

Wait if he is acccusiing bush fo genocide then he is also accusing the US troops of perpetrating Genocide.

Just one more example of troop bashing by the democrats.

And proving he is unfit for office.

William Amos on January 5, 2007 at 12:33 PM

Sorry Bryan, I posted before I saw your warning.
But I still can not understand a word he says.
Would a transcript be possible?

1sttofight on January 5, 2007 at 12:34 PM

ritethinker and Labamigo… It’s Bryan’s post.

CliffHanger on January 5, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Thank You CliffHanger. I was about to post that.

R D on January 5, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Tim, yes, it will get you into trouble here. Let’s stick to the topic, no distractions. Rep. Frank has accused President Bush of perpetrating mass murder on US soil. He should answer for that comment.

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:36 PM

Just makes me terribly sad…
This man should have been voted out of office long ago. The fact that he was not (due to previous revelations regarding the goings on in his residence) just emboldens him. Why, oh why, do the people of MA keep electing him???

Babs on January 5, 2007 at 12:36 PM

Barney Frank can say something this outrageous and the MSM will basically ignore it…but let Pat Robertson say something stupid about assasinating Hugo Chavez and suddenly it’s a media scandal.

Funny how the MSM will pour attention on dufus statements from the right even if the offending party is unelected, but though it’s an elected nard from the left – not a peep.

This just proves that there is a wide element of our society who is quite happy to lie and be lied to so they can hang on to their cherished fallacies, or ignore critical issues while they amuse themselves with entertainment,consumption, etc.

In fact, some journalists, activists, and politicians will helpfully provide the lie for someone else who is too hatefully honest to be concerned with obfuscation. (i.e. Hamas says: “We will never recognize Israel”; Press says: “Hamas implicity recognizes Israel by signing document ‘X’”)

Ultimately we arrive at the current state of affairs when Barney Frank can cry “ethnic cleansing”, score his poisonous points, then those who control our cultural narrative and the uninformed masses move on as if the swill never poured out of his mouth.

The Ritz on January 5, 2007 at 12:37 PM

I also would appreciate a transcript.

Babs on January 5, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Frank is just another one from the land of the loonies.

rplat on January 5, 2007 at 12:39 PM

This is disgusting! The republicans should hold his feet…
CrazyFool on January 5, 2007 at 12:12 PM

Bryan says you will be banned for making these kind of overtures. Knock it off.
The reason why this thread has taken off on the tangent is that most of us realize that nothing else will be done to him, so some take pot shots. It is out of frustration. However, the comment regarding little boys was not good. And it is good that you pull in the reins a bit.

Actually Bryan, do you honestly think that Barney will be reprimanded by his party or the press?

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Just makes me terribly sad…
This man should have been voted out of office long ago. The fact that he was not (due to previous revelations regarding the goings on in his residence) just emboldens him. Why, oh why, do the people of MA keep electing him???

Babs on January 5, 2007 at 12:36 PM

They keep electing Kennedy and Kerry also. Lack of a moral compass?

R D on January 5, 2007 at 12:44 PM

Frank will only be held to account if we the people demand it. First the people have to know about it.

Am I optimistic that he’ll be held accountable? No. His party is in charge and he’s influential within his party, and the MSM won’t touch him unless there’s enough noise to force them to take a look.

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:47 PM

If Bush were as powerful and bent on genocide as claimed, I’d be hiding my boyfriend’s skirt keeping my mouth shut if I were Frank.

.

GT on January 5, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Thanks Bryan for nixing the F*g references. Contributes absolutely nothing to the discussion – in fact it’s just slingin’ the same slime the other side does.

The Ritz on January 5, 2007 at 12:49 PM

Am I optimistic that he’ll be held accountable? No. His party is in charge and he’s influential within his party, and the MSM won’t touch him unless there’s enough noise to force them to take a look.

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I suspect it wouldn’t make much difference regardless of which Party was in charge.

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GT on January 5, 2007 at 12:49 PM

GT….KNOCK IT OFF.

I’ve given fair warning. Bannings are coming to the next person, and the one after that… who references Frank’s personal life IN ANY WAY in this thread.

No more. Period.

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Funny how the MSM will pour attention on dufus statements from the right even if the offending party is unelected, but though it’s an elected nard from the left – not a peep.

What I find humorous about the MSM’s and the left’s response to this double standard is that they always use the “hypocrisy” defense when they get called for raking someone from the right over the coals for anything close to this kind of situation.

It’s almost as if people like Franks are expected to be anti-American, stupid and offensive, so it’s not hypocritical, therefore it’s not a story.

wiserbud on January 5, 2007 at 12:52 PM

If this thread was about Slick Willie we would be talkin bout cigars.

infidel on January 5, 2007 at 12:59 PM

Just being sarcastic, Bryan. I suppose if I had said anything about hiding behind his momma’s skirt would be considered a personal attack too. Sheeesh.

Relax.

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GT on January 5, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I hear you Bryan, the problem is we are preaching to the choir (which is why the thread gets a little obtuse). Nothing will be done unless the MSM is held accountable. I have stopped all newspapers to my house and depend on the internet for news. When the newspapers realize their drop in revenue (it has started)they will have to start covering all of the news…they will respond. Money talks. Everyone who stops paper delivery is sending a message.
And yes you can get local news on the internet.

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 1:12 PM

This thread is the exact epitomy of why these kind of politicians remain in power.

> To be a good conservative is to be above drawing attention to such a monster. To be a good conservative is to not allow one’s self to sink to their low standard. Wake up people… they sink to insinuate everyday. That’s why they’re winning the war. You can be above it and win some battles, but you will lose the war.

Griz on January 5, 2007 at 1:20 PM

Oh, and Bryan, before you accuse me of making a homophobic remark and ban me, please read this. It might help explain my remark a little more clearly.

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GT on January 5, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Ah….stupid link didn’t work.

Read this…. http://towleroad.typepad.com/towleroad/2006/06/macys_removes_g.html

GT on January 5, 2007 at 1:22 PM

This is what’s this is about: America in 2007 will not only allow this kind of evil bile to be spewed, it will defend it (hello, “conservative majority” who continue to allow our “fellow Americans” the Dems to commit treason every day now). I feel a downward spiral coming on…

Halley on January 5, 2007 at 1:27 PM

Sadly, this just diminishes those who are truly just trying to stay alive in places like Darfur, etc.

Amy

acleaver on January 5, 2007 at 1:33 PM

I don’t need explanations, GT, for readers and their comments. I need commenters to watch what they say or they will be banned.

You and I already went round and round in that Hiroshima thread. I haven’t the time nor the patience for such things today. None. So just don’t make me ban you. It’s very, very clear and simple what will get you banned, so just don’t do it. Stick to the topic of THIS THREAD, no personal references to Frank or anything about his personal life.

Is that too much to ask?

Bryan on January 5, 2007 at 1:34 PM

So, Barney Frank believes he is a woman trapped in a mans body and that President Bush is a murderer?? Oh, the horror!!

gary on January 5, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Hey, it’s OK,he’s a Democrat. They can snort coke, kill women while drunk driving, have sex with young college interns and lie about, and it’s all OK.

vcferlita on January 5, 2007 at 1:36 PM

I have a new puppy at home, when he is bored or ignored he nips at the older dog, drives her nuts but the puppy gets attention. GT you are not as cute as the puppy.

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 1:39 PM

I have no problem with Barney Frank being gay.
I have alot of problems with him being a complete idiot.

William Amos on January 5, 2007 at 1:45 PM

Being insane means never having to say you’re sorry.

MostlyHarmless on January 5, 2007 at 1:48 PM

“swish”

“swish” “swish”

“plop”

That’s the sound of this being swept under the rug by the media and democrats.

Purple Avenger on January 5, 2007 at 1:48 PM

Let’s start a new movement :”BARNEY FRANL – A GREAT EXCUSE FOR ABORTION”

accdat on January 5, 2007 at 1:57 PM

Wow. What a class act that Frank is. The people of Massachusets really seem to have won the lottery when it comes to being represented by classy folks.

In the spirit of saying something nice about everybody, I’d like to point out that, so far, Frank has kept his pants on when the camera’s are rolling. Which can not be said for all Capital Hill denizens from MA.

Defense Guy on January 5, 2007 at 2:01 PM

Why has nobody yet said, “It’s obviously the result of an advanced case of the clap”? That would be at least as reasonable as his own mumbled affirmations …

centuri0n on January 5, 2007 at 2:02 PM

Bryan, I’m sorry. My comment was directly in reference to the topic of this thread.

I wasn’t aware that sacrificing a bit of levity for the sake of political correctness was expected.

I can’t help but wonder if Rush Limbaugh would have been threatened with banning if he logged onto this thread humming a few bars of “My Boy Lollipop” (which as you know is his theme song for the Representative.

I’m not trying to give you a hard time. I apologize if you do.

As for the Hiroshima thread, I wish you had responded to my point about Japanese people using the “the J-word” themselves and the sources I provided. I found the discussion quite interesting and educational.

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GT on January 5, 2007 at 2:07 PM

Here’s an on-line petition to sign to get Frank to apologize:

http://www.petitiononline.com/fof0002/petition.html

centuri0n on January 5, 2007 at 2:08 PM

I have a new puppy at home, when he is bored or ignored he nips at the older dog, drives her nuts but the puppy gets attention. GT you are not as cute as the puppy.

right2bright on January 5, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Thank goodness for that.

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GT on January 5, 2007 at 2:09 PM

GT, sign-off.

Thanks.

The Ritz on January 5, 2007 at 2:22 PM

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