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Barney Frank: Newt Gingrich hypocritical for blaming Newtown on absence of religion in public life
Boston Globe ^ | 12/20/2012 7:18 PM | Tracy Jan

Posted on 12/23/2012 5:52:46 PM PST by Olog-hai

Congressman Barney Frank blasted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for hypocrisy on Wednesday, criticizing the marital track record of his political nemesis after Gringrich connected the Sandy Hook school massacre to the absence of religion in public life.

“God appears to have been driven out of Mr. Gingrich’s private life if you look at his marital history,” Frank said on MSNBC. “He’s very selective about where he thinks fundamental religious tenets ought to be followed.” …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: adhominem; banglist; barneyfrank; bawneyfwank; gingrich; homosexualagenda; liberalagenda; msnbc; newtown; nonsequitur

1 posted on 12/23/2012 5:53:00 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What a piece of dog crap. I think slaughtering little kids is a bit more egregious than an affair in the past. Barney is a neon advertisement for what lack of God causes, and not even homosexuality. Obnoxious lying, immoral public policies, drug use, corruption, just an overall bad human being.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 6:01:55 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Olog-hai

Where does that old fudge packer Franks get off talking about or denigrating anyone for their religious beliefs or standards! It is interesting how the least God loving feel empowered to speak on the faith of others.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 6:03:35 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Olog-hai

Another gem from the commie butt-boy...


4 posted on 12/23/2012 6:04:13 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Andrei Bulba

“Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank, an acknowledged homosexual, today confirmed that his Washington apartment had been used as a callboy headquarters by a male prostitute for a year and a half until late 1987. Responding to a story in today’s Washington Times, Frank said he had hired the prostitute out of his own funds as a personal aide and fired him when he found out what was going on.”


5 posted on 12/23/2012 6:06:04 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mass shootings didn’t exist until God and the Bible were driven from the public square.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 6:13:50 PM PST by tlp2001 (Capitalism is based on human strength, communism is based on human weakness)
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To: Olog-hai
Newt's marital history is not synonymous with "absence of religion in public life", so the analogy does not hold.

Having an affair, while distasteful, does not remove one from religion. It does move one away from God, but God doesn't turn his back on the sinner, nor has the sinner removed himself from the Church. We are all, by our nature, sinners. Some choose to live the best life they can, even knowing that they will fall short of perfection. Others know that perfection isn't possible and don't even try, preferring to revel in sinful behavior instead and using whatever bizarre justifications that they come up with. Like, say, Frank, for instance.

7 posted on 12/23/2012 6:14:54 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mention religion to a liberal and they go hysterical but then every four years during a presidential election cycle you see the same hypocrite Democrats visiting a Black church in search for votes and invoking religion in their speeches.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 6:27:06 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Olog-hai

Barney’s blast against Newt just proves that Newt hit the target head on.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 6:33:56 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Olog-hai
Alinsky's Rules for Racicals #: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

Christians aspire to live up to a high set of standards, but being human sometimes fail.

The difference is that when a Christian fails he blames the failure on himself and doesn't blame the standards.

When a fudge-packer fails, he blames the standards.

10 posted on 12/23/2012 6:34:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Mastador1

I thought Congressman Barney Frank had put that behind him. or something.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 6:37:41 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Andrei Bulba

You just listed the top qualifications for a Democratic politician...


12 posted on 12/23/2012 6:58:10 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Andrei Bulba

You just listed the top qualifications for a Democratic politician...


13 posted on 12/23/2012 6:58:36 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Olog-hai

Barney “The Banking Queen” Frank has the unmitigated gall to call Newt Gingrich a hypocrite? You mean the same Barney Frank whose live in lover was running a gay prostitution ring out of his Georgetown townhouse and used to hang around schools to pickup boys for trysts? Or, the Barny Frank whose boyfriend had a commercial pot farm at his vacation home? THAT Barney Frank?


14 posted on 12/23/2012 7:00:17 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Olog-hai
Poster Boy For "What Went Wrong In America"


15 posted on 12/23/2012 7:01:01 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: Iron Munro

that’s just gross


16 posted on 12/23/2012 7:04:34 PM PST by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Who knew the people of Newtown are the leftist entertainment and education industry Newt was referring to?

Bawney Fwank is soooooo smaaaat.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 7:10:57 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Olog-hai

barney frank is the modern equivalent of Caligula’s horse. What a worthless piece of work.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 7:12:46 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal

That insults Caligula’s horse.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 7:14:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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The soft hand of Leftwing psychology was also the iron fist that sucker punched Faith to the curb.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 7:19:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Much faith was nominal, and succumbed to such B.S. Rooted faith would gladly punch right back.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 7:21:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Olog-hai

This response is a “non sequitur” even if it were possible that Newt Gingrich were the worst hypocrite in the world. Only a liberal would think to answer a question of truth or falsity with an accusation of hypocrisy.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 7:24:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Olog-hai
Barney Frank and his creepy rhetoric. I think I recall his checkered past. Hey Barney...At least Newt admitted his wrong doings and blamed his own weaknesses. He never blamed the moral standards that most of us try to live by. What Newt said was right on. It's like you people are vampires..Mention God and look out!
23 posted on 12/23/2012 7:27:42 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach

And anyhow, the truth or falsehood of the assertion Newt made doesn’t depend at all upon whether Newt is, or was, a hypocrite. Liberals are so conditioned to reflexively hurl such rhetorical grenades that they don’t even ponder whether they are making sense.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 7:29:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Olog-hai
How is Sen. Pervert's ad hominem relevant to the subject at all?
25 posted on 12/23/2012 7:31:16 PM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: MasterGunner01

—>>Barney “The Banking Queen” Frank has the unmitigated gall to call Newt Gingrich a hypocrite? You mean the same Barney Frank whose live in lover was running a gay prostitution ring out of his Georgetown townhouse and used to hang around schools to pickup boys for trysts? Or, the Barny Frank whose boyfriend had a commercial pot farm at his vacation home? THAT Barney Frank?

Isn’t that the truth. A lot of men/women have affairs unfortunately. Frank should had been put in jail. Guess, he knew how to talk his way out of that one.


26 posted on 12/23/2012 7:35:45 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I bet you the horse would have a higher IQ than Queen Barney.


27 posted on 12/23/2012 7:36:16 PM PST by Jean2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I bet you the horse would have a higher IQ than Queen Barney.


28 posted on 12/23/2012 7:36:27 PM PST by Jean2
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To: Olog-hai

If the left REALLY loved the children - and wanted them protected rather than murdered - they would insist on laws forcing all citizens to attend Church or Synagogue once a week.

For those of you who say that’s unconstitutional, look what liberals are calling for - they want to ban guns. That’s unconstitutional too. AND it’s been proven NOT to be effective at stopping crime. We can match them in our passionate concern - so concerned we trample THEIR rights...

Maybe if we started throwing out the parts of the Constitution that get in our way ( like liberals do ) they would start defending the document... It’s worth a try.


29 posted on 12/23/2012 7:46:17 PM PST by GOPJ (ItÂ’s not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: Olog-hai

Before Newt entered the Catholic Church, he submitted his marital history to the objective criteria and orderly judgment of the Church’s annulment process. He is legitimately married to Callista in the eyes of the Catholic Church. Not that anything baby-killer Barney Frank says requires any response.


30 posted on 12/23/2012 7:55:04 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Newt accepted the idea of gay marriage and still gets no respect from gay rights advocates!


31 posted on 12/23/2012 8:00:45 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Olog-hai

I dont know any details about Gengrich’s marital issues, but I believe he would tell you what he did was wrong much quicker than Franks ever would, shame or contrition doesnt exist in the liberal mind.


32 posted on 12/23/2012 8:55:17 PM PST by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: Olog-hai

Newt and Fwank. What a pair!


33 posted on 12/23/2012 9:54:20 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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