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Barney Frank Gives $200K To Himself

By Wyatt Earp | October 20, 2010

Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank – the man who almost single-handedly caused the mortgage crisis – gave $200,000 to his own campaign this week. He needs the money because he is fighting for his political life.

A campaign finance report filed Tuesday showed that Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services committee, lent himself the money Tuesday. Frank, a 15-term lawmaker from Newton, Mass., raised $316,644 last quarter and reported more than $1 million on hand with no debts.

The chairman is facing one of his toughest fights in recent memory against Republican Sean Bielat, a 35-year-old Marine veteran with degrees from Georgetown, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Republican Sen. Scott Brown won Frank’s congressional district, which President Barack Obama carried in 2008. Bielat has zeroed in on Frank’s service atop the financial services committee, indicating that the Democrat had a hand in the financial turmoil over the last few years.

Pfft, a Marine with three degrees, two of them from Ivy League schools. He’s certainly not more qualified than Barney! /snark. Hell, Frank is getting so desperate that he sent his boyfriend out to heckle Bielat after their most recent debate.

Topics: Politics | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Barney Frank Gives $200K To Himself”

  1. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I had to do a double take when I read this. I thought it read “Barney Frank Gives $200K to Pleasure Himself”. Actually, that would probably be more accurate.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Ferrell – And make a lot more sense.

  3. RT Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Need brain bleach, now. Kthx.

  4. Sully Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Don’t hold your breath on this one…. I’d be shocked if Barney lost.

    It is interesting to watch though…

  5. Veeshir Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    It’s not the intertubes if there’s no quibble.

    He didn’t “give” the money, he “lent” it.
    He expects to have others to donate that to him so he can give it back to himself.

    With, (if it’s legal or at least get-away-withable), hefty interests and paperwork fees.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    RT – No problemo.

    Sully – Yeah, it would be a nice pipe dream.

    Veeshir – Fair enough, but I wasn’t going to mince hairs between lend and give, since it was coming back to himself, ya know?

  7. realwest Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Howdy Wyatt! Uh, coming back to himself? I didn’t think you could say that in public. And I sure as hell didn’t know you could do that!

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Real – He is a man of many talents.

  9. Fenway_Nation Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Well…..all those senior discounts on the Fire Island ferry trips sure added up for the porky little banking queen.

  10. Veeshir Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    My point was how sleazy he is, he’s going to sqeeze it back from future donations.
    He’ll be ‘accepting’ donations for years to come even if he loses.

    I’m just bothered by how blatantly sleazy they are.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Fenway – Well, it’s that protein diet he’s on. What???

    Veeshir – Agreed. I love how the article paints him to be a down on his luck, poor man with nothing in his coffers. Sure.

  12. Old NFO Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Frank will do ANYTHING to stay in congress… sigh… But yeah, it will be interesting to watch :-)

  13. bob (either orr) Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Barney will be a purple dinosaur on 3 November.