"I wonder how the right wing in America feels about being aligned with al-Qaeda," Frank said. "There is an irony that the most active anti-gay [groups] are al-Qaeda and the American right-wing."
Sorry, Barney, but bad move.
How is it a bad move? It's the truth, his supporters agree with him, and he's retiring soon.
Avaunt thee, freeper.
I agree with Barney Frank. Any sane American would.
OP, fuck off back to the Freak Republic (and I don't mean freak in a good way).
Barney Frank is an incendiary drama queen who deserves the ridicule and mockery he gets.
I absolutely, unapologetically HATE the fucking tea party, but saying shit like that is both unfair and unnecessarily provocative. Why can't we have political discord without all the hate speech? Just completely uncalled for.
I've never heard anyone on the left or right call Frank out as a pedophile, but someone could easily charge as much considering his past issue with Congressional pages. What a cunt.
Well, both groups are extremists so not far off the mark.
Let be honest, the "tea party" is not exactly preaching give an take or moderation. They see everything as black and white, that make you more extreme by definition.
They also have twisted understanding of Tea Party. The original one was resisting taxes by a FOREIGN government, meaning England, not a protest against their own government.
Extremists seem to do just that, twist the original meaning of some thing the act like its a message from god.
r3: It's not unfair at all, and perhaps you should go play with your unhinged tinhat freak friends instead of bothering adults here with your stupid accusations of pedophilia. Congressional pages are not children, they're college students. And you're a shit-licking right-wing apologist troll. Fuck off.
Thank you, R5.
Fuck off, OP and homophobic fuck at R3.
R5 dear, why don't you fuck off, and go make me a fucking sandwich before you do.
Keep towing your violent little political line and blame only yourself and those like you when if finally ignites society.
Oh, and suck my cock while you're at it.
Barney Frank can say whatever he wants. There's nothing anyone can do about it because he's no longer an elected official.
He even said on Rachel's show that retirement affords him the ability to speak his mind and do what he wants. This is what he wants and good for him.
Anyone who has been observing the Tea Party knows would agree with Frank. Although they have yet to graduate to the level beheadings and bombings, their extreme ideology against women, gays and open-minded people are basically the same.
Barney is right - AGAIN
Bad move, OP? Only if by "bad move" you actually meant "only logical conclusion that can be drawn when the facts are looked at."
I get the tea party hate, but why call them al Qeada? Wouldn't that be like them calling Barney Frank an AIDS faggot or something equally repugnant?
Sorry, I don't support the over the top political name calling no matter who it's coming from. Countdown to me being called a "freeper" by r6 in 3....2....1
R7 is one of the more...um, bizarre responses I've read on the DL in quite a while...
Each is as hateful about homosexuality as the other, R11.
Surely you've heard of Osama bin Robertson and Osama bin Falwell before.
"I get the tea party hate, but why call them al Qeada? Wouldn't that be like them calling Barney Frank an AIDS faggot or something equally repugnant?"
No it wouldn't be the same thing at all. And if you don't understand the difference, you're an idiot.
He didn't "call them al Qeada" you lying piece of trash.
[quote]Hows THAT for a reply, cunt?
Kind of crappy, to be honest.
But I don't expect much from het freeper trolls, so perhaps I'm judging you too harshly. You did seem to have hit the correct keys.
Because he is still committed to lies about the past, notably about "al Qaeda"
Of course he is right. The Tea Party and their allies (if they are not in the Tea Party) among religious fundementalism in the US is very similar in dogmatic idealism (however vile) based on perverted religious justification.
Barney Frank is an a..hole. And anyone who has had dealings with him in DC knows this. He is a despicable POS.
Barney Frank thinks that sub-prime mortgages are the solution to low-income housing.
He is a whore for the Too-Big-To-Jail Banks.
Really R19? One of my best friends for the past 35 years knows Barney very well and would beg to differ. (He's Treas of the DNC.)
[quote] Anyone who has been observing the Tea Party knows would agree with Frank. Although they have yet to graduate to the level beheadings and bombings, their extreme ideology against women, gays and open-minded people are basically the same.
Quoted for truth.
Good post R22- exactly.
R5, even if your assertion was correct comparing Barny Frank with the Tea Party, (which its not) Barny Frank is not currently dating any pages and has not for decades. And by the way they were adults. Old enough to send to off to war.
The Tea Party however is actively engaging in extreme behavior which they should be called out for.
There is a difference between what someone did decades ago, (like George Bush and Cocaine Addiction) and what is going on now.
Barney Frank Speaks the Truth, and OP can't handle it.
This clip from "The Newsroom" nails it.
R4 Just to be accurate, England WAS our government at the time of the original Tea Party.
The hate-meter is spining wildly at this time.
[quote]I absolutely, unapologetically HATE the fucking tea party, but saying shit like that is both unfair and unnecessarily provocative. Why can't we have political discord without all the hate speech? Just completely uncalled for.
R3, I couldn't disagree more. It's perfectly fair, completely accurate, and necessary truth.
It's not hate-speech. It's factual. The hate-speech is coming FROM the Tea Party. Pointing that fact out isn't hate-speech. It's completely called-for. In fact, it's mandatory.
I hate morons like you that cannot differentiate between cause and effect.
I'm sick of so many people in this country denying or tip-toeing around the obvious.
R26 you just argued the point that the Tea Party is radical and wants to take down the current government.
That qualify as extreme fringe in my book. They should all be on the No Fly List.
Former Tea Party member says it was racist/homophobic.
"I've never heard anyone on the left or right call Frank out as a pedophile, but someone could easily charge as much considering his past issue with Congressional pages. What a cunt."
The only "cunt" is you, you stupid homophobic piece of trash. He isn't a pedophile, accusing gays of being pedophiles is what homophobes do. The pages are teenagers, anyway, they aren't prepubescent children. People who throw out pedophilia accusations are usually uneducated people who don't read and don't even know what pedophilia means.
The Tea Party is unbelievably homophobic. Ask yourself this - How many anti-gay ballot initiatives were started by Al-Qaeda and how many were created by people belonging to the religious right?
Poor Barney is just desperate for attention ever since he left Congress. Gov Patrick refused to appoint him to Kerry's seat causing him to have a gay hissy fit.
I am personally opposed to Barney being associated with gay Americans. Every time he speaks, I imagine his boyfriend and him sorting through their rolls of fat to find their tiny meat to get off, squealing like the pigs they are and I throw up a little in my mouth
Mean ol' Barney Frank is so mean! He has made up a mean lie about how the Tea Party's opinions regarding gay people are similar to al-Qeada's. Everyone knows this is not true, because Barney Frank is the one who said it, and he is a really mean person, so that proves it is a lie.
He's so MEAN!
Was Barney wearing his dentures when he made the statement?
r33, you shouldn't steal Sarah Palin's quotes without crediting her.
Sadly, I know a gay man that thinks the Tea Party is right, even worse, not conservative enough for him.
He loves being the bottom in extreme BDSM play but really, he should keep that self loathing hurt me shit in the bedroom not the ballot box.
OP, he didn't compare them, he simply asked the Tea Party how it felt to share an oppressive cause with as-Qaeda.
It's a very good, let alone legitimate and inoffensive question.
And how the fuck is it a bad move? What does he have to fear from the Tea Party? Even when he was in office, let alone now.
Make that a SHIT sandwich, R5.
Barney Frank can be a drama queen, but that's not always a bad thing. There are times when drama is needed. He did an outstanding job in Congress for many years.
R32 is a vile person.
Wow, for once the freeper did fuck off back to free republic.
If you make up a list of similarities and differences between The Tea Party and Al-Qeada... there will be a LOT more similarities.
r7, that's "toeing" a line, not towing. As in when you line up, you put your toe on the line.
OP is just another sick Freeper troll.
I saw him one on one with O'Reilly this AM and he seemed to be in the early stages of dementia to me. Something was off, and he wasn't making his points as well as I have seen him in the past.
The Tea Party is more akin to mainstream Islam in this.
Barney Frank is correct, as usual.
When will people learn that Barney is smarter than they are and whining about that fact doesn't actually change it?
Here are more realistic analogies regarding attitudes to homosexuality:
Democrats = Islamist reformers like Irshad Manjii (very small group)
Tea Party = Mainstream Islam
Focus on the Family etc. = Non-violent Islamists
Westboro Baptist Church = Al Qaeda