Monday, March 23, 2009

Caught In Sleaze Squeeze, Frank Plays Gay Card

The public – or at least the informed public – is finally catching on to Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank's work crafting policies that forced Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to take on high risk loans and his subsequent refusal to support needed changes in those policies.

Frank succeeded in preventing the changes that might have prevented the catastrophic collapse of both Freddie and Fannie.

Frank’s one of those who've helped saddle American taxpayers with hundreds of billions in bad mortgage debt.

So what’s Frank’s response?

The openly gay congressman's decided it’s time to play the gay card.

The AP reports tonight - - -

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site

The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.

"I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court," said Frank. The video of the interview is available online.

Frank's office did not respond to a request Monday to expand on his remark. Scalia also had no comment.

The rest of the story’s here.

Barney’s reaching a little deep down in his deck for his Scalia gay card.

It’s pretty obvious he’s just trying to change the subject.

But let’s not let him get away with it.


Anonymous said...

What I do not understand is upon what evidence Frank labels Scalia a homophobe? One may disagree or even find a particular lifestyle abhorrent or distasteful but that does not make one a homophobe or a heterophobe (there are those who find the heterosexual lifestyle distasteful). Perhaps Barney Frank should spend a little more time reading the legislation that is proposed and tending to his own personal finances rather than labeling people.

Anonymous said...

If my memory of Latin is correct, I believe the newly-coined term "homophobe" actually means "hatred of the same" and has no connection with any sexual orientation except by acceptance of current (mis)usage. Words must mean something or they mean nothing.
As for Frank's comments, why would anyone even care what that slug says or thinks? He's a disgrace to homosexuality.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Just re-read my previous comment and noticed I erred in translating "phobe" as "hate" rather than "fear." Unfortunately, too many people today end up hating that which they fear.
Tarheel Hawkeye