Vermont Abandons Single-Payer Health Care; Press Coverage Muted

December 26th, 2014 7:23 AM
President Barack Obama, soon to be former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Congressman Barney Frank, and many other prominent Democrats and leftists have over the past several years declared that their ultimate goal is turn the U.S. healthcare system into a "single-payer," i.e., completely government-controlled, enterprise. That likely explains why the reaction to Vermont's abandonment…

Jon Stewart's Not Liberal Enough For Barney Frank or Salon

December 24th, 2014 11:56 AM
Elias Isquith criticizes the “shallowness of Stewart’s politics” and “his tendency to fall prey to the trap of blaming 'both sides.'" Isquith declares that “if liberals want to see more of the kind of direct action that’s characterized the Occupy Wall Street and #blacklivesmatter movements…they’re going to have to embrace a political vision that has grown beyond the idiosyncratic limitations of…

Barney, Frank: Admits Obamacare Clause Before SCOTUS Was 'Mistake'

November 8th, 2014 10:45 AM
Barney Frank lived up to his last name, and might live to regret it in Dem circles. Appearing on this morning's Up with Steve Kornacki, Frank admitted that the key Obamacare clause that the Supreme Court just agreed to consider was a "mistake." The clause on its face limits Obamacare subsidies to people obtaining coverage through state exchanges.  Only 14 states set up exchanges, yet the Obama…

Barney Frank: I Thought of Tea Party as 'Dumb Animals'

November 6th, 2014 8:24 PM
A shame that Barney Frank retired from Congress.  We could really use him as the face of the Dem party.   On this evening's Hardball, Barney, AKA Mr. Congeniality, let it be known that he thought of Tea Party members as "dumb animals."  

HuffPo Posts Story on Barney Frank's July Interview Ripping Obama's 'Y

August 2nd, 2014 10:30 AM
Former Congressman Barney Frank had "a July interview" with the Huffington Post. The liberal blog's Zach Carter put up a post about it on Friday, August 1 at 3:59 p.m. How convenient, because Frank ripped President Obama and his administration, who he says "just lied to people" about whether they could keep their existing healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.…

Barney Frank on Alec Baldwin: His 'Outbursts' Aside, He's 'Very Suppor

April 30th, 2014 5:10 PM
Yeesh, talk about politics making for strained bedfellows. Fresh from his short-lived engagement as an MSNBC pundit, dedicated paparazzi foe Alec Baldwin appears fully engaged in an effort to rehabilitate his public image after anti-gay rants and tweets got him banished from every respectable salon on the Upper West Side. As part of that effort, Baldwin is executive producer of a new…

Alec Baldwin Producing Documentary on Barney Frank, 'a Personal Hero o

March 28th, 2014 7:11 PM
Little more than a month after Alec Baldwin declared “goodbye to public life,” the liberal actor is back in the news after signing on as an executive producer of a documentary entitled Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, which will debut on April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival in lower Manhattan. Barney Frank -- an openly gay, recently retired Congressman from…

Barney Frank: We Lost Money on Obama's Auto Bailout But Made Money on

September 15th, 2013 1:32 PM
Most of America’s media think President Obama's 2009 bailout of General Motors and Chrysler was a huge success. Former Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank threw cold water on this meme on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday correctly informing viewers that the auto bailout lost money for the federal government. By contrast, we made money from George W. Bush's 2008 bank bailout (video…

Barney Frank on Chris Christie: ‘I Have an Interest in Rude Fat Guys

August 3rd, 2013 12:00 PM
Former Congressman Barney Frank (D-Ma.) took a shot at Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) Friday. Appearing on HBO’s Real Time, Frank said, “I have a little bit of a soft spot for Christie because I have an interest in rude fat guys doing well in politics.”

'Morning Joe' Spends Hour on Weiner Scandal, Never Once Calls Him a 'D

July 24th, 2013 11:57 AM
MSNBC’s Morning Joe spent nearly half of their Wednesday program covering the latest revelations in the Anthony Weiner scandal, yet never once mentioned that the disgraced former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate is a Democrat. The panel was extremely critical of Weiner and his candidacy, but apparently did not consider the candidate’s political affiliation to be of any importance…

WashPost's Robert Kaiser Fawns Over ‘Extraordinary’ Barney Frank a

May 31st, 2013 5:46 PM
It was only two days ago that one of Charlie Rose’s guests, Politico’s Jim VandeHei, celebrated the disappearance of many outspoken Republicans from the political scene. On last night’s show, Rose invited on a pair of brash Democrats who vanished from Congress recently: former Sen. Chris Dodd and former Rep. Barney Frank. The former lawmakers were there to discuss the 2010 financial…

Limbaugh Slams Liberals for Defending Muslims While Blaming 'Right Win

April 17th, 2013 11:57 AM
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh used his Tuesday radio program to criticize members of the mainstream media and others on the political left for diverting any potential blame from Muslims as the possible terrorists behind Monday's Boston bombings while suggesting that “right-wing” groups were possibly involved in the attack on the marathon. “If you are a Muslim, and it turns out…

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Calls Out Barney Frank for Politicizing Bosto

April 16th, 2013 2:26 PM
Former congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) went on MSNBC this morning to react to yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. In a shameless moment of advocacy, Frank used the tragedy to make a political statement about revenue and the size of government. Considering that this happened on MSNBC, you might expect the host to condone the congressman’s liberal activism, but anchor Thomas Roberts…

CNN Won't Call Out Barney Frank for Politicizing Boston Bombing, But M

April 16th, 2013 12:59 PM
Former Democratic congressman Barney Frank shamelessly used the Boston Marathon atrocity to promote his liberal political agenda on CNN and MSNBC on Tuesday morning, yet only MSNBC called him out for "making political hay" of the bombing. "I would say this is a terrible day for our society, but a day when I hope people understand the centrality of having a government in place with the…