Friday, October 31, 2008
Facts On Fannie Mae = Homophobia
From the Boston Globe:
Frank is new target of McCain on the trail,
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Much of John McCain's stump speech is devoted to warning voters about the fiscal dangers that would accompany a Barack Obama presidency, but lately McCain has been picking on a lower-profile bogeyman to make his case.
"And he can't do that without raising our taxes or digging us further into debt like Congressman Barney Frank promised to do," McCain said last night, causing a part-time rodeo arena to rumble with boos at the mention of the Massachusetts Democrat.
Frank has found a comfortable home in McCain's speeches in the campaign's closing days, as one of three congressional Democrats McCain picks out by name as he warns his audience to resist Democratic control of both the executive and legislative branches. McCain mentions Frank along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Harry Reid.
Frank yesterday dismissed McCain's words as "an appeal to prejudice" that he said reminded him of past Republican efforts to raise voter concerns about the prospect of congressmen Charles Rangel and John Conyers, who are black, becoming committee chairs.
"I'm flattered by this," said Frank, who is gay. "But I don't think I'm the single most important member of the House after Nancy Pelosi. There are also a lot of straight white men who are committee chairmen."
Barney Frank is trying to deflect political criticism by branding it HOMOPHOBIC.
Such is the anti-intellectual political climate we live in. Note the diction of *journalist* Sasha Issenberg:
Frank is a *target".
McCain has been picking on a *lower-profile bogeyman*.
A bogeyman? Gee, I wonder whom Sasha is going to vote for?
Here's a homophobic AND racist clip of Congressional hearings on Fannie Mae from 2004.
Bogeyman Barney Frank will appear at the 4:50 and 6:03 marks.
Barney Frank - I don't see anything in this report that raises safety and soundness problems....
And there it is, dropping straight to zero.
Ironically, there's actually homophilia involved in the Fannie Mae fiasco.
Media Mum on Barney Frank's Fannie Mae Love Connection
From that link:
Frank has argued that family life "should be fair game for campaign discussion," wrote the Associated Press on Sept. 2. The comment was in reference to GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her pregnant daughter. "They’re the ones that made an issue of her family," the Massachusetts Democrat said to the AP.
Make sure you click on that link. It's a wellspring of documented Barney Frank shenanigans.
Did you know that Fannie Mae wouldn't list one of its borrowers as delinquent until it was TWO YEARS BEHIND IN PAYMENTS?!?!?!