Send to all your wingnut relatives then sit back and enjoy! Via Media Matters.
Livewire has Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s entire statement. Here’s the “don’t worry, be happy” part:
This does not meant that the President’s decision today was entirely without some political risk, but I believe it will be clear in the days ahead that this will cost him no votes, since those opposed to legal equality for LGBT people were already inclined to oppose him, and that it will make it easier for us to mobilize the people in this country who oppose discrimination to help reelect him.
This was my initial reaction too. President Obama has finally endorsed marriage for everyone. Those who have no objection to discriminating against fellow Americans will condemn him. Those who support the president and equality won’t.
My personal belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman. But in a civil society, I believe that people should be able to marry whomever they want, and it’s no business of mine if two men or two women want to get married. The idea that allowing two loving, committed people to marry would have any impact on my life, or on my family’s life, always struck me as absurd.
Reid also believes marriage equality should be “governed by state law.”
While were at it, it should be no business of Republican legislatures and governors what women choose to do with their own bodies. But you know how those conservative scamps insist on individual freedom and small government. Oh, they don’t? My bad.
Damn straight he had it right. This is what Barney is referring to=
In one instance, according to House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Republicans took a bill introduced by a Democrat in 2011 (and which passed overwhelmingly) and simply slapped Rep. Ben Quayle’s (R-AZ) name on it for the purposes of the JOBS act. Hoyer refers to the package as the “Just Old Bills” act, a play on the “JOBS” act acronym.
It went something like this-
Republicans take JOBS bill, smooch some stuff around and change the names on various bills, pass it then whine when Dems call them on it, accusing Dems of worrying about credit more that substance.
Barney calls them on it and wants to know why did they change the names on the already authored bills unless they wanted the credit for themselves?
Barney gets removed from the floor for “personal remarks” directed at a member.
Your modern GOP at work.
Barney Frank on Ricky Santorum’s sugar daddy Foster Friess:
“Intelligence is not uniform across the board… He also appears to have moronic tendencies.”
And then he took Ricky’s “moral code” to task. How I will miss Barney Frank.
Per CNN and just about everyone else, big, happy news: Barney Frank plans to marry his partner, Jim Ready, in Massachusetts:
Frank’s spokesperson declined to give any more details and said Frank does not plan any further comment noting the congressman is at the Democrats’ yearly retreat on the Eastern shore. [...]
It still remains unclear, when the wedding date between Frank and his partner, Jim Ready, will occur. If it occurs while Frank is still in office, it would be the first same-sex marriage of a sitting congress member.
I couldn’t be happier, because I adore Rep. Frank and wish him and his soon-to-be spouse every happiness in the world.
Joseph Kennedy III is forming an exploratory committee and is resigning from his job as prosecutor, so it appears that he is seriously considering running for Barney Frank’s Congressional seat. He’s 31 and the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
Many of us are still smarting from Sen. Edward Kennedy’s death back in 2009, . When Rep. Patrick Kennedy (Rhode Island) retired in 2011, it was the first time in 63 years that there were no Kennedys holding an elected office in D.C.
Before joining the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, where he is responsible for prosecuting crimes including assaults, domestic violence and gun violations, Kennedy was an assistant district attorney for Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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