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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:11 AM
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11. This is the first I've heard of Frank being a recipient of the Street's largesse -
but even if true, he's certainly done a lot for We The People.

I've always thought I'd happily take as much money as the bankers would send my way, then go ahead and do the RIGHT thing anyway.
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  - Rep. Barney Frank won't seek re-election villager  Nov-28-11 08:52 AM   #0 
  - Good Lord  lbrtbell   Nov-28-11 08:55 AM   #1 
  - Probably not?  trof   Nov-28-11 09:00 AM   #4 
  - It's my district... I'd say 70% chance of a Dem.  Fearless   Nov-28-11 10:29 AM   #28 
     - No Scott Browns in your future? I've watched my solidly Dem district flipping the last few years...  freshwest   Nov-28-11 11:27 AM   #40 
        - Doubtful.  Fearless   Nov-28-11 09:04 PM   #53 
           - Frank thought he might have a problem, given the re-districting.  No Elephants   Nov-29-11 05:58 AM   #60 
              - He said that he would have to raise more money to win votes in areas he never campaigned before...  Fearless   Nov-29-11 10:37 PM   #62 
  - Why assume a Republican will replace him?  No Elephants   Nov-28-11 09:30 AM   #14 
     - Why assume I meant a Republican? :)  lbrtbell   Nov-28-11 11:00 AM   #32 
        - Because you said "one less much needed Dem," not "one less liberal"  No Elephants   Nov-29-11 06:00 AM   #61 
  - You are FAST. Just saw it myself. n/m  trof   Nov-28-11 08:57 AM   #2 
  - He'd make a very good replacement for Geithner -- if just to see Freeper heads explode  johnfunk   Nov-28-11 09:00 AM   #3 
  - He would - but not sure Obama would consider him. nt  gateley   Nov-28-11 09:03 AM   # 
  - I doubt he is retiring for that.  Mass   Nov-28-11 09:09 AM   #10 
  - Dodd, Frank, Lieberman, all leaving  Enrique   Nov-28-11 09:03 AM   #5 
  - It won't until we change the system.  stillwaiting   Nov-28-11 09:08 AM   #9 
  - This is the first I've heard of Frank being a recipient of the Street's largesse -  gateley   Nov-28-11 09:11 AM   #11 
  - Rep Frank did the right thing in 2008  bossy22   Nov-28-11 09:33 AM   #15 
     - No, he didn't do the rght thing. He enabled the sacking of the treasury.  EFerrari   Nov-28-11 11:20 AM   #39 
     - So what do u think should have been done?  bossy22   Nov-28-11 11:52 AM   #41 
        - A deal that was a lot more thoughtfully structured, for one thing.  No Elephants   Nov-29-11 12:08 AM   #58 
     - Goldman Sachs's Paulsen's speaking highly of Frank is your best argument?  No Elephants   Nov-28-11 11:58 PM   #55 
  - Never had much use for Barney  center rising   Nov-28-11 10:50 AM   #31 
  - Never? Not even when he started in Congress?  No Elephants   Nov-28-11 11:59 PM   #56 
  - Completely agree. Frank was a huge recipient. Hopefully his replacement won't be. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-30-11 05:25 AM   #63 
  - DAMMIT!!!  meegbear   Nov-28-11 09:04 AM   #6 
  - I'm selfishly sorry to hear this -- we need his voice and his  gateley   Nov-28-11 09:04 AM   #7 
  - Ouch!  2pooped2pop   Nov-28-11 09:05 AM   #8 
  - I am sorry  Irishonly   Nov-28-11 09:15 AM   #12 
  - CNN is a hoot. He beat his opponent by 11 points, yet CNN calls it an unusually strong challenge.  No Elephants   Nov-28-11 09:29 AM   #13 
  - Housecleaning in the Democratic Party.  BlueIris   Nov-28-11 09:35 AM   #16 
  - We are losing a very smart Dem.  avaistheone1   Nov-28-11 09:41 AM   #17 
  - Congress gets old, America gets old, these folks deserve free time in the fourth quarter of life  DainBramaged   Nov-28-11 09:41 AM   #18 
  - Sad. He's been one of the best. nt.  harmonicon   Nov-28-11 09:42 AM   #19 
  - His account is loaded, I'm sure!  dmosh42   Nov-28-11 09:45 AM   #20 
  - Whenever I hear Barney's unmistakeable voice  Plucketeer   Nov-28-11 09:52 AM   #21 
  - This is painful, causes me to cringe, but I think he has done far, far  Sal Minella   Nov-28-11 09:53 AM   #22 
  - Godspeed to a good man. He will be missed. nt  onehandle   Nov-28-11 10:00 AM   #23 
  - This lose alone is big. Are we going to be able to hold his seat?  jwirr   Nov-28-11 10:08 AM   #24 
  - We'll easily, easily hold that seat  MannyGoldstein   Nov-28-11 10:16 AM   #26 
     - Then it was time for this to happen. I am thinking that some of these  jwirr   Nov-28-11 10:50 AM   #30 
     - I'd loove it if you were correct, but I doubt that someone more liberal will be elected.  No Elephants   Nov-29-11 12:04 AM   #57 
  - Speaking as a Frank constituent...  MannyGoldstein   Nov-28-11 10:15 AM   #25 
  - :( He's one of the fiercest advocates for the 99%  Politicub   Nov-28-11 10:18 AM   #27 
  - Wait, what?!? When did Bernie become a Dem again? n/t  TygrBright   Nov-28-11 10:44 AM   #29 
  - Fannie and Freddie lost a big one today :*(  Township75   Nov-28-11 11:15 AM   #33 
  - Rep. Barney Frank retiring  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-28-11 11:17 AM   #34 
  - :-(. Realted Ezra Klein tweet  Inuca   Nov-28-11 11:17 AM   #35 
  - Wow. He deserves to rest on his laurels, but what a loss.  nolabear   Nov-28-11 11:17 AM   #36 
  - Damn! Barney is one of my favorites, not afraid to try to do what's right and not  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 11:17 AM   #37 
  - 16 terms?  peace13   Nov-28-11 11:17 AM   #38 
  - I had no idea he was 71.  Jennicut   Nov-28-11 12:06 PM   #42 
  - He has done a good job...  Rebubula   Nov-28-11 12:13 PM   #43 
  - Maxine Waters is next in line at financial services.  banned from Kos   Nov-28-11 12:35 PM   #44 
  - Good riddance, he is a Bankster tool.  Odin2005   Nov-28-11 12:35 PM   #45 
  - Care to provide any factual evidence to go along with that opinion?  MarkCharles   Nov-28-11 03:16 PM   #49 
  - I like him, but he has been there for 30 years. It's time for new blood.  totodeinhere   Nov-28-11 01:40 PM   #46 
  - He's TIRED. I can relate.  Karenina   Nov-28-11 02:08 PM   #47 
  - Godsdamnit!  Prophet 451   Nov-28-11 03:06 PM   #48 
  - changing of the guard  shanti   Nov-28-11 03:21 PM   #50 
  - Just for kicks here's a video of someone who dared to ask Frank to his face about prostitution  alp227   Nov-28-11 05:44 PM   #51 
  - We are losing all our leadership! nt  revolution breeze   Nov-28-11 05:46 PM   #52 
  - uh oh, why?  wordpix   Nov-28-11 10:47 PM   #54 
  - A good man is retiring from politics after 16 terms in the House of Representatives.  red dog 1   Nov-29-11 01:39 AM   #59 

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