Wisdom from the peanut gallery: Barney

He wants to spend more time with Freddie’s Fannie.

RBMN on November 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM

guys like him always get it in the end.

VegasRick on November 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Is Penn State hiring?

Apologetic California on November 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

He found things in DC getting hard to swallow.

docflash on November 28, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Comments in response to Barney Frank’s announcement that he will not run for re-election.

10 thoughts on “Wisdom from the peanut gallery: Barney”

  1. He was at it 30 years, or rather, he was enabled by voters for that long. The damage is done, and it’s not his fault. It’s theirs.

  2. Henry, I want term limits. Yes, ideally, voters would do their job properly and no limits would be needed. Sadly, it does not work that way–has not and will not. Not even close. The examples are far too numerous to list. Frank. Ted Kennedy. Pelosi. Biden. And on and on and on. Nope. Can’t leave it up to the electorate. It’s failed to do the appropriate thing far too often.

  3. Henry, it’s not a perfect solution, but what we have going on now is worse. And no, it will NOT work the way it should, ever. I doubt it ever has.

  4. If you look at the track record of Massachusetts voters alone, it’s appalling. Add Kerry to the list. And MA is a small state of supposedly “advanced” people. I mean, please.

  5. Don’t worry, Henry. We won’t get limits. The people in Congress are extremely unlikely to put what’s better for the country ahead of their political careers, barring unbearable public pressure, which I don’t see happening (people are too busy with celebrity bullshit, sports and other vital issues).

  6. I’m pretty sure congressional term limits can be enacted at the state level, however states that limit their congressmen to certain terms almost certainly relinquish committee chairmanships as these are usually ranking members.

  7. No, that wouldn’t work, and it wouldn’t happen anyway. It would have to be across the board. the more I think about it (Rangel, Serrano, Byrd, etc.), the more I want limits. In too many places, the voters simply SUCK.

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