Bye Bye Barn

I’m sure all of us here at RTFLC need a group hug to deal with this:

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a prominent 16-term liberal Democrat from Massachusetts and arch-enemy of political conservatives nationwide, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012, according to a statement from his office.

Frank, 71, will hold a news conference in his district to discuss the decision at 1 p.m. ET.

The reasons for Frank’s largely unexpected decision to retire from Congress were not immediately clear, though some analysts speculated they may be tied to changed boundaries for his 4th Congressional District after Massachusetts’ recent redistricting process.

Translation: he didn’t want to fight for a district that wasn’t gerrymandered.

There are some nice things I could say about Frank. Uh … he has fought against the stupid internet gambling ban. Um … help me out here guys.

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  1. Section8

    I agreed with some of his statements on scaling down militarily. He was outspoken against footing a considerable bill for the defense of countries that have more than enough to pay for it, such as those in Western Europe. Other than that I think we was a bullshitter. I found it disturbing the press found him such a sage on economic matters after the economic collapse of which he was part of the problem.

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    I only wish he’d died of something horrible many years ago. AIDS, congestive heart failure, realization of what a douchebag he was, brain aneurism, Hepatitis….

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  3. Seattle Outcast

    Maxine Waters – the idiot’s idiot? Why not just turn it over to everyone’s favorite moron in tennis shoes, Patty Murray? At least she has a staff that attempts to keep her quiet and do her job for her…

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    I say it’s great. This will give her more air time. The press will have a real tough time propping her up as respectable in interviews.

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  5. Seattle Outcast

    I’m sure it was so his boyfriend wouldn’t get arrested while buying his weekly supply.

    Until a politician comes out in favor of legalizing ALL drugs for adults, they don’t get any credit in my book.

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