Barney Frank – Politician Behind Financial Crisis – Will Not Seek Re-election

Barney Frank will not seek re-election.
The Political Ticker reported:

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, a 16-term Democrat, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012, according to a statement from Frank’s office.

Frank’s fingerprints were all over the 2008 financial crisis.

Last month Newt Gingrich suggested that prison would be a good place for Barney.

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  • chicago

    good riddance! but prison is more appropriate for that parasite than retirement!

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Thank god! Now fire up the prosecutions for Freddie and Fannie Mac corruption.

    (BTW, he knows he can’t get elected without Ted Kennedy controlling state politics.)

  • Greg

    Just not seeking reelection is not sufficient…….. The RNC will get back on my donation list when there are criminal complaints filed

  • KC

    “Last month Newt Gingrich suggested that prison would be a good place for Barney.”

    Only problem I see, is Barney would enjoy prison. Good riddance you lying thief!

  • StrangernFiction


    [The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing.]


  • Ace

    The first rat flees the sinking ship…

  • L.E. Liesner

    One thing you can say for these career politicians, when the going gets tough the weak fall out. Barney Frank is one of those totally corrupt individuals that will escape paying for his corruptness until he meets his maker. Washington DC is full of people just like him and our job is to weed this corruption out of office not wait for them to retire.

  • madtntaxpayer

    Great news……Bunny Frunk is finally removing himself from this elected office wherein he has participated in destroying this country. Good riddance. Yes, let the criminal trials begin.

  • Joe College

    I have to wonder what role the 2008 financial crisis played in the ongoing European crisis. 2008 pulled the plug on leveraged financing, which is still the keystone of the impending Euro banking collapse. 2008 was the result of Democrats putting people into houses they cannot afford in order to get their votes. Perhaps it may be appropriate to make the case that Barney, Dodd, Obama and their whole stinking cohort are responsible for destroying the Western financial system.

    The other really disturbing element of 2008 was the rush to print money to shore up the leveraged banks and government and kick the can further down the road. Now, today, we are looking at a possible commitment by the IMF to bail out Italy for about $800 US billion. I think the lions share of that would be coming from America. I am pretty certain the reason why that is on the table is to keep the world from falling apart until Obama is safely past the 2012 elections.

  • StrangernFiction

    Ya think the OWSers will be upset about #5?

    Me neither.

  • Narn

    Why wait! Go NOW. No one will miss you.

  • RedBeard

    Could be more to this. Who knows? Maybe another of Bawney Fwank’s boyfriends has been caught running a male protitution ring out of their house.

  • Rachelle

    I wonder what this bag of scum is afraid of? He was terribly upset when he had a contested race last time around. Maybe he is afraid of what will come out if he has an actual contest again. Bahnee Frank needs to go to prison.

  • M1

    We better not let him skip out of the country like his co-conspirator Dodd.

  • Conservative Ken

    Don’t let the door hit ya where your boyfriend split ya!

  • lizzy84
  • Liz

    That frees him up to do his jail time. And I’m not joking. Crook.

  • StrangernFiction

    Re: #5 (sorry to belabor the point, but this really steams me)

    Why would John McCain or any other Republican want to GIVE BARACK OBAMA MORE POWER?


  • bigL

    He can save a dollar on the ferry to Fire Island all the time now.

  • PCM

    Interesting. Someone has something on him, otherwise he’d stay in office until he dies.

  • Militant Conservative

    There will be even more”retirements” as the

    Democrats know another ass whoopin is coming.

    Teanami and a HUGE anti Obama backlash.

    Powder is dry

  • Tigerbythetail

    Yes, Barney and others involved in this theft must be prosecuted. I believe he and his friends in crime should be in prison.

  • donh

    A toast to the human Fanny packer packing his fanny bags……Bend over on you way out the door so the knob hits you in the rear….>>>

  • Joe College

    I want to pass on something I read about government regulations, especially within the financial industry.

    The biggest players in the financial industry come to the appropriate legislators, like Frank and Dodd and Schumer, as ask them to regulate them. Regulations are then designed which protect the biggest players from upstart competition. In other words, the regulations favor the big players and make things tougher for smaller newer competitors.

    Campaign donations flow accordingly.

    This is why Obama is always oohh sooo angry at the big Wall Street companies and always threatening to spank them but good this time with a rolled up swat of new regulatory bills. Boy, he will finally give them the thrashing they deserve, and the American public will be relived their dashing young president has finally stood up to them and put them in their place. And then mysteriously enough in the next election cycle, the Goldmans of this world give almost all their campaign donations to the Democrats. No, it’s not a sadomasochistic relationship. It’s straight sex.

  • Jimbo

    Does anyone know if the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, written by Phil Gramm, have anything to do with the financial crisis?

  • Patty

    Question: Can Maxine Waters please follow Barney Frank out the Capitol Hill exit door?

    Speaking of Mad Maxine and Barney Frank, how’s that OneUnited congressional ethics trial coming along?

    Chilling words of the morning: “Maxine Waters (D) is next in line to become ranking member of the [House Financial Services] committee.”
    * redistricting developments that may have influenced Frank’s decision:

    This is a great Article much more @ link.

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    I’d suggest that they build a new wing at the Fed Max in Colorado just for Barney, Barry and the rest of the jerkwads that have totally hosed us.

  • daryl

    I think this took place shortly after viagra was released for prescription use. Barney was undoubtedly suffering from one of ‘those’ lasting more than four hours and didn’t want to waste it but couldn’t adjourn until after correct procedure was followed.And Barney was pi$$ed.

    Barney Brings Down the Gavel – YouTube

  • daryl

    And who can forget Barney performing “The Dancing Queen”?
    Thanks for the million laughs Barney!

    Barney Frank Sings – Banking Queen – YouTube

  • donh

    Very Odd timing Barney would announce retirement the same day Syracuse fires his moral borther in pedastery Bernie Fine for molesting ball boys.

  • squeaky

    from the archieves of the la times and doug ross……….article from 5-31-99 by ron brownstein
    homeownership during the clinton dynasty. [[[It’s one of the hidden success stories of the Clinton era. In the great housing boom of the 1990s, black and Latino homeownership has surged to the highest level ever recorded.]]]

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  • RKflorida

    He should be prosecuted for his crimes against the country, violation of his oath, and lying. However, the powers that be will never do that to one of their own. That includes most of the Republicans in the house and senate.

  • Patty

    He was going to leave and go into Banking. 😆 This was something that was flown around a couple of years ago.

  • Patty
  • Thomas

    Barney vacationed in the Virgin Islands last Christmas with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (DSA-ME) and her hedge fund owning (Paloma Partners) husband Don Sussman. Chellie is an avowed Socialist, but her billionaire one-percent husband, should be able to provide a soft landing for Barney

  • Patty


    As if we haven’t enough to worry about.

  • squeaky

    OT – the future obama coalition sans the white working class – [[All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and…]] shocked not.

  • KornKing

    I suppose he’ll propose an 80% tax on congressional pensions before he leaves.

  • Militant Conservative

    Barney Fag is getting out before Issa investigation

    Tacks his sorry butt to the wall.

  • Joe College

    I’ll bet this is what Obama really does when he plays golf every weekend. The real game is Pay To Play…

  • Patty


    a little more corruption

    For 2012, Be Wary of Obama’s Ties to Corrupt Project Vote

  • Patty
  • squeaky

    [[Most importantly, Fannie Mae has agreed to buy more loans with very low down payments–or with mortgage payments that represent an unusually high percentage of a buyer’s income. That’s made banks willing to lend to lower-income families they once might have rejected.]] [[But with discrimination in the banking system not yet eradicated, maintaining the momentum of the 1990s will also require a continuing nudge from Washington. One key is to defend the Community Reinvestment Act, which the Senate shortsightedly voted to retrench recently. Clinton has threatened a veto if the House concurs.]]

  • Patty

    Playing the part of Elmer Fudd in “What’s Opera, Doc” on Broadway!/ThePowersThatBe/statuses/141180600190124032


  • Patty

    he admitted to a prostitution ring from his apartment.

    Why wasn’t he fired then.
    US Representative Barney Frank acknowledged yesterday that for a brief time in 1989 he saw a psychiatrist and took antidepressant medication as he battled allegations from a gay prostitute and companion who had operated a sex-for-hire ring in the congressman’s home.

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  • Mutnodjmet

    that will just give him more time to slobber all over COCK$ all day long….prosecute the sonbitch too

  • Good riddance………….could there be another scandal about to break?……………….Or could it be redistricting from 10 districts to 9 disticts in Mass?………….Or could it be horrific news dribbled out during Thanksgiving when no one playing attention………..………………rat is about to abandon the sinking ship…………….just a guess…………

  • valerie

    #18 November 28, 2011 at 9:40 am
    StrangernFiction commented:

    Give this story some time. Something’s missing, here, like the text of the proposed legislation. Notice also that the ACLU has piled supposition onto presumption to come up with its version of the text of this bill.

    Here’s Lindsey Graham’s press release

    Notice that, if the good Senator’s press release is correct, the first paragraph of the InfoWars article is FOS.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Barney will find something to do: There’s an open assistant coaching position at Penn State; and someone needs head-up The Second Mile Program, as well.

    (He’s already used to wearing knee-pads. The rest of the gear should be a cinch.)

  • How bad do you think the Democrats are expecting to get trounced in 2012 if the Marquis de Massachusetts is declining to run again?

  • mamagriz68

    Well that’s a nice way to start the Christmas season. Too bad he isn’t stepping down right now. Whatever will we do without our “Banking Queen” to entertain us anymore?

  • RedBeard

    Valerie, your thoughts are my thoughts. Give it some time so we can see the actual wording, and then judge the danger or lack thereof.

    Whenever I see anything put out by the Axis of Conspiracies (Alex Jones / Infowars / Prison Planet) my first reaction is to be very skeptical until more facts are known.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Now that Massachusetts has casinos, he’ll fulfill a lifelong dream as a Massachusetts Showgirl!

  • RedBeard

    As far as Bawney Fwank is concerned, never fear. I’m sure the voters in his district will find some other kooky far left nitwit to properly represent them.

  • Patty

    Good Riddance, “Subprime” Barney Frank

    So Barney Frank is retiring from Congress. He’s not going to seek reelection. He’s gonna announce it in less than an hour — well, he’s announced it. He’s gonna tell us why in less than an hour. I’ve been looking into this, and the basic reason, well, it’s partly to spend more time with the family. (laughing) What family? I don’t know, folks. Figure it out. It’s a redistricting thing. His district has been rewritten in such a way that he probably could not win it is what really has gone down there and that’s pretty much it. I don’t know what he’s gonna say. He’s not gonna say that as the reason. But as far as I’m concerned, good riddance. If there is a name that is singularly attached to this economic collapse via the subprime mortgage fiasco, it’s Barney Frank, along with Chris Dodd as well and most elements of the Democrat Party back in the Clinton years moving forward.

    Read more of transcript at link

  • Sam Stone

    If the Demonrats re-take the House, guess who is in line for Fwanks seat as Chair of the Financial Services Committee?

    Maxine Waters, the Swamp Monster who has its own ethics issues YET TO BE DEALT WITH!!!!!

  • WillofLa

    Is correct! I have written and written Congressmen and Senator’s to prosecute these bastards who are the very one’s who screwed this country up economically and caused hundreds of thousands to loose their homes. I was watching a program on TV this past weekend about these families who are living in their vehicles. THIS IS AMERICA??? THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN AMERICA, AND IT IS???

    Since it took a redistricting to get rid of Barney Frank, I want all conservatives, White, Black, Mexican, Asian, homosexual I don’t care, that instead of standing around like we’ve done for years wondering how we were going to get rid of these Socialist Democrats, while they laugh in our faces safe in these protected districts, I realized as I’m sure many who are alot smarter than I am, figured out how to finally get rid of them.

    You know how liberals are always screaming about “equality” and “fairness”? Well, that’s what we need to do to them is sue the states and charge them with political violation of refusing to change the districts that protect certain Democrats so that they continue to get elected over and over again by the same people. And that is the reason why I include other races and that is if there is one person of another race in that district but in one next to them or over in another part of town who would vote conservative can’t because the state won’t allow the district to be changed and reflect a more BALANCED demographics so that a more different voter group could have a chance to be heard.

    That’s how we get rid of them and that is to force the states to change the districts so that they include more conservatives so that these Socialist Democrats could be voted out once and for all. And it will have to be all the races who vote against these people like Pelosi, Boxer, Waxman, Durbin, Schumer, and all the others who can’t be voted out of office because you can’t get their constituents to ever vote against these people.

    So Californian conservatives get to it and sue your states multible times by different racial groups and demand a more balanced racial makeup so that your voices can be heard at the polls by being able to run someone up against these permanent representatives who seemingly can’t be put out to pasture like Pelosi, Boxer, Waxman, Durbin, Schumer and all the rest. They would have to actually get out and campaign and doing so would open them up to a different bunch of people they’d have to answer to during the campaign. Don’t you think Pelois and Schumer would be singing a different tune if they knew they would be voted out of office if they didn’t do what their constituents didn’t like what they were doing? You damn right they would.


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  • Patty
  • Patty

    From one crook to another. Seems you can go stir crazy with all the criminals in this nation. Problem is these are leaders of this nation.

  • lizzy84
  • Patty


    NY Times: Democrats Not Interested in Voters Who Work, Targets Losers Instead

  • Patty


    disgraceful…Please look at picture #9

    Traditionally styled “caganer” ceramic figurines of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are displayed on November 8, 2011 in Torroella de MontgrÃ, Spain. Statuettes of well-known people defecating are a strong Christmas tradition in Catalonia, dating back to the 18th century as Catalonians hide caganers in Christmas Nativity scenes and invite friends to find them. The figures symbolize fertilization, hope and prosperity for the coming year. (Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images) #

  • Patty

    DFU CHRISTMAS 2008 SING-ALONG: Barney Frank – Dance of the Sugar Plum Faerie

  • Patty


    Obama Pal George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus Then Invested In Companies Benefiting

  • Liz Thompson

    A few months ago the Daily Rash ran a story claiming that Barney Frank was in salary negotiations to portray Elmer Fudd in Steven Spielberg’s new “Loony Tunes” movie. I guess Barney got the role!

  • ombdz

    Good news: Barney Frank is leaving. Bad news: Maxine Waters is in line to take his spot on Financial Services. Although we may have a good reason why she may not be right for this post …

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  • Chris Dodd being the faster learner….

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • john03

    I loved what Rush said today. ” Barney Frank’s seat is wide open.”

  • ned

    Maxine Watters is going to take his place. Maxine Watters!!!!

    You know what they say in reverse: **** out **** in

  • daryl


    Uh OHHH. The other shoe just dropped………
    But, better to find this out now and not after all of those old ladies send this black bill clinton clone their last butter and egg money to keep him in the race.
    Cain is already spinning it with Wolfe Blitzer.

    Fox 5 report to accuse Herman Cain of 13-year affair | Political Insider

  • mcc

    OT — Look what got tucked in a jobs bill. Now will someone please beat Barry over the head with this:

    Richard W. Rahn writes in the Washington Post that FATCA has already sent foreign capital fleeing. He claims that the people running Washington are “mental midgets” unaware of how their policies affect the economy. He estimates that FATCA will cause the departure of an estimated $14 trillion of private foreign investment, destroying as many as 10,000,000 jobs in the United States.

    By signing the HIRE Act with its FATCA provisions, President Obama has bullied our allies, penalized FFIs, alienated many American citizens, and seriously jeopardized any possibility of an economic recovery. Apparently, Mr. Obama’s ideological predisposition in favor of taxes and against wealth blinds him to a balanced approach to the economy and its problems.

    Read more:

  • daryl

    Herman Cain says woman will accuse him of affair | Reuters

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  • daryl

    Claims of affair emerge, Cain discusses quitting | Reuters

  • squeaky

    with all the discussion of presidential candidates…

  • ogee

    Good Widdance! Now let the investigation against him begin. (the new redistricting with 325,000 extra voters-some no doubt are Tea Partiers, made him realize he could not win a 17th term…)
    16 freakin terms…….
    Put the freaking author of the NINJA loan (No assets, no income, no job) in jail. Imagine telling brokers and Loan Officers you have to give loans to deadbeats or face jail and fines for discrimination against the poor. Yep that’s what happened.
    As a result the pendulum has swung the other way and good people with jobs and assets are often declined on loans…… Stupid pig doesn’t know diddly about economics or loans. He demanded deadbeats get 100% loans. What did he expect? This is hard to believe it wasn’t done on purpose to crash the economy and make a quick buck before it collapsed.


  • ogee

    I’m no Cain supporter but who cares who he dated a decade or more ago?

    I bet most of these women have been paid to accuse Cain of inappropriateness. Any bets? $20 says ‘obama (not)for america’ is paying these women via the unions to lie and make Cain quit.
    He should keep going just to spite ‘obama (not) for america” and the women liars. I mean come on. Why come out and say shat 10 & 20 years later? It’s all lies and contrived. Any bets?

    That’s obama’s MO. Kick the person(s) off the ballot and run unchallenged. That’s the only way he can get the election ‘win’.

  • ogee

    #70 November 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    ombdz commented:
    Good news: Barney Frank is leaving. Bad news: Maxine Waters is in line to take his spot on Financial Services. Although we may have a good reason why she may not be right for this post …

    So we are going from bad to worse? MW was indicted for tax evasion and other financial crimes and Nutty pigloski had the case dismissed in congress.
    If they put her in charge you will hear the USA death throttle and last gasping breath.

  • donh

    Barney is stepping down to be Newt’s campaign manager in Mass.

  • Buffalobob

    What is that we don’t know about this suprise retirement?

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Word is Frank is going to join his boyfriend in the exotic plant growing business.

  • Purple

    Now that Barney’s gone, good luck to the Dining Room Table in the next election.

  • daryl

    Another one??

    Claims of affair emerge, Cain discusses quitting | Reuters

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I’d have preferred that the voters toss him out on his ear, or better yet, seeing him impeached or prosecuted for malfeasance.

    In the end though, as long as he’s gone forever, that’s all that matters.

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  • PurpleDinosaur

    Honestly, prison and retirement be damned. Best to take all these types out to a back alley in Afghanistan somewhere and simply let ’em all have it. Then we dismantle the supposed government and get our lives back.

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