- Apr 13, 2011
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As he has so many times in recent months, Barney Frank had some harsh things to say about Bernie Sanders — this time in a recent interview with Slate.com. Frank has endorsed Hillary Clinton (a fact neither he nor Slate interviewer Isaac Chotiner saw fit to mention), and has written several nasty, petty, and personal attacks on Bernie Sanders in his capacity as a Clinton surrogate.He stayed true to form in his Slate interview, arguing that Bernie Sanders got little done on Capitol Hill. That’s become classic Clinton spin. She and her surrogates love to claim that Bernie Sanders is just a talker, while Clinton and her allies — despite her “centrist” leanings — are “progressives who get things done.”
Here’s the truth: Hillary Clinton got very little done during her eight years in the United States Senate, while Bernie Sanders amassed an impressive record of accomplishments in both the House and Senate.
Sanders began racking up legislative accomplishments in the House of Representatives, where a 2005 analysis of legislative data revealed that he had passed more amendments in the House than any other Member of Congress over a ten-year period. In 2005, Rolling Stone called him the “amendment king.”
But as Politifact notes: “In comparison, Hillary Clinton passed zero roll call amendments during her tenure as a senator from New York from 2001-09.”
Readers who have been subjected to Barney Frank’s unsubstantiated trash talk should note this, also from Politifact: “Out of 419 amendments Sanders sponsored over his 25 years in Congress, 90 passed, 21 of them by roll call votes.”
Read more @: Barney vs. Bernie: Sanders Is the Real ‘Progressive Who Gets Things Done’
Hillary has set her surrogates out trying to back up her image as a "progressive who gets things done". But lets check the reality of the situation, Bernie is actually the progressive on record who actually gets things done.