Archive for the ‘Barney Frank’ Category

Bad Barney!

December 15, 2008

Massachusetts democrat congresscritter Barney Frank is once again pointing out why he should be removed from public office.

One of the key players being the housing/credit meltdown is now planning on telling the car companies how to run their business.

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It’s a damn good example.

December 10, 2008

John C. Lovelace writes the following in a letter to the Las Vegas Sun:

Is this what you call chutzpah? Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut has demanded that the chief executive officer of General Motors resign because of the management of GM during his tenure.

Isn’t this the same Sen. Dodd who along with his House counterpart Rep. Barney Frank continued over the years to tell the public that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were fine upstanding organizations with no financial problems while they were in fact in the process of collapsing?

Additionally, wasn’t Sen. Dodd the one who took sweetheart loan deals from Countrywide Financial? Why are there no demands for Sen. Dodd to resign from the U.S. Senate?

HT to Mr. Reynolds

AP Rewriting History

December 2, 2008

AP is spinning like a top, and predictably to the left.
Slublog at AoSHQ points out that the AP is trying to rewrite history to make the Mortgage meltdown solely the fault of President G.W. Bush.
Slublog writes:

The article doesn’t mention Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, or the Community Reinvestment Act. It blames the crisis on lack of government regulation and too much trust in “market forces.” As Investor’s Business Daily points out, it wasn’t the Bush administration who opposed such regulation.

In 2003, Bush’s Treasury secretary, John Snow, proposed what the New York Times called “the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.” Did Democrats in Congress welcome it? Hardly.
“I do not think we are facing any kind of a crisis,” declared Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., in a response typical of those who viewed Fannie and Freddie as a party patronage machine that the GOP was trying to dismantle. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” added Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del.

It seems the media is not content to simply cover for the Democrats for their role in causing this crisis – they’ve got to find a way to completely blame George W. Bush even if that means rewriting history.

In honor of the upcoming reign of Our Dear Leader, AP is giving up completely on Reality.