To listen to the “elite” media you’d think that a renowned statesman was regrettably planning to leave the political scene.
As Jason Mattera of Human Events has noted, “After his announcement that he won’t seek reelection, The Washington Post heralded the disheveled congressman Barney Frank as leaving a ‘legacy that crosses from legislative cornerstones to political confrontations to a historic place as the nation’s most prominent gay lawmaker.’ ”
Paul Kane of the Post continued to slobber: “On the left, Frank was a hero both for his effort to rein in the nation’s largest banks and for his role in promoting gay rights, having been the first member of Congress to declare his sexual orientation while in office.”
The Post glossed over the fact that Barney Frank’s homosexual roommate and lover had once used the congressman’s residence almost as a brothel. That, I assume, comes under the heading of “promoting gay rights.”
For all his sexual deviancy, Barney Frank’s greatest offense had more to do with his ultra-left-wing policies.
During his 16 terms in Congress Barney Frank was ultra-liberalism’s poster boy — witty and quotable, but fundamentally wrong on so many issues.
Called by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper “one of the most strident liberal voices” among the Democrat members of Congress, Frank championed scores of far-Left policies over his 30-plus years on Capitol Hill.
Frank said that running for re-election in his newly redrawn Congressional district would prove too strenuous and that he had chosen to step down rather than engage in a tough re-election fight.
The damage Frank caused to the economic health of this nation — especially in the housing scandal, where his meddling with the industry brought the United States to the brink of a national banking disaster — is unforgivable….