At the beginning of May, the CampaignSpot‘s Jim Geraghty listed the 99 House seats most likely to change parties in the fall elections. He only saw only one incumbent Massachusetts Representative (they’re all Democrats), the Ninth’s Stephen Lynch, as vulnerable to defeat. Now, since Scott Brown’s victory in January, I’ve been wondering if there might be some sleeper races in the Bay State.
Highest on my list is that currently held by the unhappy Barney Frank. This notion comes to mind again this week with all the press the temper tantrum the self-righteous pol, liberal with other people’s money, threw when he couldn’t get a $1 senior discount on a ferry ride. The mean-spirited man from Massachusetts “made such a drama over the senior rate that” one witness “contemplated offering him the dollar to cool down the situation.”
Imagine if it had been You-tubed. Can you say “macaca”?
Still, reporters from the mainstream media can no longer protect this pompous politician the way they once could. News of this will seep out. And people in Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District will wonder at the man who has been representing them in Congress for the past three decades.
“Power,” Tim Daniels wrote, reflecting on the Massachusetts Democrat’s behavior, “begets corruption, corruption begets more lust for power, and powerful congressmen berate trivial, everyday life issues.” (Read the whole thing, via Instapundit.)
And this is not the first time, the Democrat has raised a ruckus, behaving boorishly when he was not treated in the manner which he believes appropriate for a man of his wisdom and prominence. He has been taking his constituents for granted, treating his seat like a sinecure to which he is entitled rather than an honor to be earned. He owes them a higher standard of behavior. Instead, he has behaved like a crybaby who finds that the moment someone challenges his positions (or to question his desires), he responds by attacking the individuals asking the question instead of responding to their query.
The more the people of Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District witness the behavior of their representative in Washington, the less likely they are to cast their ballots for him this fall. So, let’s be grateful for the new media and wonder why the old media hasn’t been doing its job in covering this elected official’s childish antics.