Desperation is never pretty, particularly in an unhappy career politician who has never outside government, yet presumes to dictate to private companies how to run their businesses.
Now, the mean-spirited Barney Frank who never misses an opportunity to slam Republicans is whining that they’re giving him a taste of his own medicine. Outraised “by $70,000 by opponent Sean Bielat in September”, the Boston Herald reports, Barney “pumped $200,000 from his personal retirement account into his campaign to thwart what he calls right-wing attacks from ‘bigoted’ Tea Partiers.” Oh, Barney, Barney, Barney, of course they only reason they could oppose you is because they’re mean, nasty bigots who want to take away your toys.
Have you ever considered that they might oppose you because of your actions as an elected official and your arrogance in office? Ed Morrisey takes Barney to task, quipping that in Barney’s world, definition of big is “anyone who votes against him”:
The problem for Frank isn’t that people are smearing him. Criticism of Frank hits much closer to the truth, which is that Frank was one of the prime engineers of the government interventions over the last 12 years that created the bubble and subsequent collapse in subprime lending. He and Chris Dodd pushed hard for the social engineering that exploited Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and accused anyone who warned about the potential for catastrophe of hating the poor whom Frank wanted to put into home ownership.
Over on Investor’s Business Daily, Thomas Sowell breaks down just how the cynically ruthless Barney Frank enabled the mortgage meltdown. You can help retire this ruthless, big-spending career politician by supporting his optimistic opponent.