Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Help Barney Frank Crack Down on Those Bad Guys!

"I'm Barney Frank, and I approved this ad-but not this picture."

Have you seen Congressman Barney Frank's re-election TV ad in Massachusetts? If you haven't, it's a hoot. You gotta hand it to Barney. The man has the balls of an elephant! After his dressing down about the Financial meltdown and his role in it by an enraged Bill O'Reilly a couple of weeks back, Barney is using The Factor sound bite on his TV ad.

As the ad runs, showing O'Reilly erupting at Barney like Mt Vesuvius, the announcer urges the voters to help Barney crack down on those (unscrupulous lenders) who caused the whole financial mess. Yet, the ad leaves out some important tidbits:

Like which member of the Congressional Banking Committee (Barney) was having a 10-year affair with a Fannie Mae executive named Herb Moses from the late 80s-late 90s, a man who was involved in the lending activites of Fannie Mae.

Like which member of Congress (Barney) was pressuring lending institutions to give more home loans to low-income borrowers, telling them that he would keep track of which groups the institutions were lending to and to which groups they were not. In other words, Barney Frank was threatening lending institutions with discrimination action.

Like which US Congressman and head of the Financial Services Committee (Barney) was saying publicly in July 2008 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were sound.

Like which member of Congress (Barney) was high on the list of money recipients from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of over $40,000.

But forget all that. The voters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are being asked to "help Barney crack down on the bad guys."

While we are at it, let's;

help Barry Bonds crack down on steroid use
help John Gotti crack down on organized crime
help William "Cool Cash" Jefferson crack down on governmemt corruption
help the Crips and the Bloods crack down on street gangs
help Bob Marley crack down on marijuana use
help Iran crack down on international terrorism

But I digress. Will the voters of Massachusetts help Barney "crack down on those evil lending institutions"? You can bet your mortgage that Barney (Elephant Balls) Frank gets re-elected. After all, we are talking about Massachusetts.

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