- May 13, 2010
- Reaction score
- Los Angels, USA
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Conservative
Politicians promise their voters the moon, and they will vote for them. They will not ruin their careers telling the constituents the real thing. Massachusetts voters back up the lies and failures that Barney Frank brings to the table. Because in their view he represents the oppressed, they give him a very broad range to fail again and again, in the name of helping the poor. The nation economy is in bad shape due to politicians like him, and still he is around. Do the Massachusetts voters have a death wish?Is Barney Frank?Is Barney Frank? - Thomas Sowell - Townhall Conservative
October 21, 2010
You would be hard pressed to find a politician who is less frank than Congressman Barney Frank. Even in an occupation where truth and candor are often lacking, Congressman Frank is in a class by himself when it comes to rewriting history in creative ways. Moreover, he has a lot of history to rewrite in his re-election campaign this year.
No one contributed more to the policies behind the housing boom and bust, which led to the economic disaster we are now in, than Congressman Barney Frank.
His powerful position on the House of Representatives' Committee on Financial Services gave him leverage to force through legislation and policies which pressured banks and other lenders to grant mortgage loans to people who would not qualify under the standards which had long prevailed, and had long made mortgage loans among the safest investments around.