Wow, it's been a while since I have posted a blog. Life, work and commitments sometimes get in the way of fun pursuits, like blogging. I am now making the time to blog because there are several important races that are heating up in Massachusetts.
One race that I would like to take a look at today is, the 4th District race. Barney Frank is currently the Representative of this district. Barney has been in office for almost 30 long years. Frank is known throughout the nation as one of the people who helped set in motion, the financial crisis.
Frank has championed many causes lately like, Internet gambling, lax laws for marijuana possession and the health care bill. What Barney Frank has failed to do is champion the causes of the people in the District in which he is supposed to serve. Record high unemployment plagues many of the big cities in the district. This situation has been ongoing, it was in place long before the financial crisis took place. Repeatedly, Mr. Frank has turned a blind eye to the needs of his constituents, while selfishly pursuing his own personal agenda.
Speaking of constituents, Barney Frank has no respect for them. It is well documented that when challenged or questioned, Barney Frank lashes out like a mad man. Barney Frank's pompous, elitist attitude is shocking and should cause the voters in his district some serious concern.
See the video below of Barney Frank verbally abusing his constituents at a town hall meeting over the summer.
Barney Frank also has trouble getting along with news commentators. For some odd reason, Barney just cannot answer a simple question.
Watch this classic exchange between Bill O'Reilly and Frank.
Barney Frank's lashing out isn't just reserved for news commentators or his constituents. Look what happens when Barney is asked a question by a Harvard student.
If you are a small business owner, making over 250,000, you are rich in Barney Frank's mind, he is after you too. Watch as Barney Frank suggests that spending be increased, and that rich people should be taxed more to pay for it.
Tomorrow, we will take a look at Barney Frank's challengers in the 2010 race. I will look at who is running, their experience and who can actually match wits with Barney.
It feels great to be blogging again.