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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:20 AM

Still a potent gay rights voice, Barney Frank dials back opposition to Chuck Hagel nomination

Source: Boston Globe

WASHINGTON - Former representative Barney Frank is dialing back his opposition to the pending nomination of former senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, saying he is willing to look past the Nebraska Republican’s comments about gays because it is more important that his views prevail on drawing down the war in Afghanistan and reducing wasteful defense spending.

“I was hoping the president wouldn’t nominate him,” Frank told the Globe today.

“As much as I regret what Hagel said, and resent what he said, the question now is going to be Afghanistan and scaling back the military,” Frank said. “In terms of the policy stuff, if he would be rejected , it would be a setback for those things.”

Although he retired from the House last week after 32 years, Frank remains a prominent gay rights spokesman and has also publicly asked Governor Deval Patrick to appoint him as the interim successor should Senator John F. Kerry resign to become secretary of state.

Depending on scheduling, that could happen after any confirmation vote on Hagel, or perhaps be one of the new senator’s first votes.

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DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #1
Taxee Jan 2013 #2
groundloop Jan 2013 #3
HERVEPA Jan 2013 #4
groundloop Jan 2013 #5
Kelvin Mace Jan 2013 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:25 AM

1. Barney is always logical and pragmatic

 

no different this time.

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Response to Taxee (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:23 PM

3. The President DIDN'T increase your taxes, and Barney Frank right up there with Bush ?????

First, as to the topic, how the hell can you even mention Bush and Barney Frank in the same sentence?

And the President didn't increase your taxes. In case you just crawled out from under a rock there was a TEMPORARY reduction in social security withholding as part of a stimulus program. That TEMPORARY reduction expired.

edit to add: Rush, is that you? Are you gonna' quote this thread on your show today?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:33 PM

4. Tombstoned.

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:49 PM

5. RIP

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:31 PM

6. I REALLY wish Obama

would twist GOP arms like this.

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