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Barney vs. Bernie: Sanders Is the Real ‘Progressive Who Gets Things Done’

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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.”


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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.

 

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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.
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Barney Frank should keep his mouth shut and his head down... or someone may bring up the facts regarding him and his relationship with the big banks, the housing bubble/collapse, Freddie and Fannie, as well as a few other major problems including the law that has his name and Chris Dodd's name attached that has all but killed small banks and put more power in the HUGE banks by allowing them to gobble up the small stable community banks all the time restricting a small bank's ability to invest in their own community.

Barney Frank - what a hypocritical ass.
 

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"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.”

Ouch. What a treat to get him out of the Senate. In a time when we need to be repealing laws we praise an "amendment king." That hurts.
 

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"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.”

Ouch. What a treat to get him out of the Senate. In a time when we need to be repealing laws we praise an "amendment king." That hurts.

You want to remove an effective legislator who actually gets laws passed? And oh yea, Bernie's seat is not up for election this year.... Not up for election until 2018...
 

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Of course. We need fewer laws not more.

You do realize to repeal laws most of the time you have to pass a law to repeal said laws.....
 

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Barney Frank....the same guy that said FNMA was in great shape, and then said he was sorry for saying it?

Barney need to stick with running gay whore houses.
 

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