How can Barney Frank stand there and lie and get away with it?
OK, folks, put away your partisan hats, on both sides, for a minute. Forget the merits or demerits of the bailout plan. My question is this:
It is indisputable fact that Democrats hold a majority in the House. If every Democrat had voted Yea and every Republican, Nay, the measure would have passed. It was clealrly a bi-partisan rejection, with 94 Democrats voting it down. So how can Barney Frank get up in front of the cameras and blame Republicans for the defeat, claiming that they had their noses out of joint over some comments Pelosi made, and get away with it with the American people?
- cbrown122Lv 51 decade agoFavourite answer
Let the Republicans be "to blame" as Americans do not want the bailout plan.
It is cool with me. Let them be known as the party that listens to their constituents. Heck, we already know that since 80+% want off shore drilling and two Democrats are holding that up.
No sweat off my back. I just need to send my Congressman a thank you letter. As he did not vote for it.
- roscoLv 61 decade ago
Hi Are you saying Rep. Frank is trying to get this thing sweeped under the rug out of sight.He can not do that because Sen . Dodd is standing on the rug next to him.I think both these guy`s should be taken off their committees as some as possible.Frank is just stirring up smoke to cover himself.Two thirds of Rep.`s and 40% fDem`s voted No on this bill.You just do not vote yes because you are a majority
- 1 decade ago
The short answer is that he's a politician.
Both parties will throw up smoke and mirrors if they think it will make the other party look bad. This is especially true in an election year.
Remember this is the same man that had a gay prostitution ring being run out of his home yet he claimed he knew nothing about it.
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- John de WittLv 71 decade ago
It's a standard ploy. Barney Frank has a larger part in having created the mess than any Wall Street banker ever did, and he'd be dead politically if anybody ever noticed. Making all that noise diverts attention from his own culpability.
- 1 decade ago
"Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the whip, estimated that Pelosi's speech changed the minds of a dozen Republicans who might otherwise have supported the plan."
- Anonymous1 decade ago
He did this because that's what ultraliberals do reflexively, blame conservatives. Barney Frank has been known to be an ultraliberal shill for years.