Despite all this equality talk coming from the various gay organizations, seems some gay Democrats don’t want to hold gay relationships to the same standards as straight ones. The unhappy Barney Frank has become the posterchild for this left-wing hypocrisy.
In the 1990s, he assured us there was no conflict of interest while he served on the House committee overseeing Fannie Mae while his then-boyfriend worked for that government-sponsored enterprise. Now, his current-boyfriend heckles the mean-spirited Democrat’s Republican opponent:
Upon exiting the most recent debate with Barney Frank, located at WGBH studios in Boston, MA, Republican Congressional candidate, Sean Bielat, gets heckled by a Barney Frank “supporter” while talking to the media. While watching this video, we realized that we recognized this “supporter”. We received confirmation from two eyewitnesses that the mysterious cameraman was none other than Barney Frank’s pot-growing boyfriend, James Ready.
“Imagine the outrage,” Doug Powers, who alerted me to the story above, quips, “from Camp Barney if Bielat had his wife following Frank around and heckling him during chats with reporters.”
But what I do find funny is that if you were to take out the names and redo this story in terms of Candidate A has to send Significant Other out to heckle Candidate B because there’s nobody else to do it and asked a bystander which candidate was the challenger, he or she would probably say Candidate A.
This is how long-term incumbents lose, you know: they assume that they’re never going to need to keep a proper campaign staff, so when they turn out to need one they have to hastily improvise, often to unintentionally hilarious results.
And that’s what makes it so much fun to blog about Barney. You just can’t talk about this guy without laughing at his hypocrisy — and his arrogance. Not to mention his self-righteousness.
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