Kennedy who said Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital wins primary in Mass 4

September 7, 2012

(Carl) Joseph Kennedy III won the Democratic primary for the 4th Congressional District in Massachusetts on Thursday. Kennedy won an astounding 92% of the vote for the seat being vacated by Barney Frank (the district in which I grew up). Kennedy is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy (pictured in Jerusalem in 1948). Unfortunately, Joe III has chosen the anti-Israel legacy of his notoriously anti-Semitic great grandfather and not the pro-Israel legacy of his grandfather.
The article goes on to discount Republican Sean Bielat’s chances of beating Kennedy. I wouldn’t do that. Bielat gave Barney Frank quite a run for his money two years ago, and he’s attacking Kennedy on Israel today.
Let’s go to the videotape.

I know I have a bunch of readers in Mass 4 and I hope you will get the word out to vote for Bielat.

that is really sad. Especially since his Robert F Kennedy was murdered by a Palestinian


Freddie & Fannie protector Barney Frank to retire

November 28, 2011
(campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com) Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., plans to announce today that he will retire from the House of Representatives after over 30 years. As the top Democrat on the House Financial Services committee, Frank helped protect campaign contributor Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from tougher oversight as they were pumping up the housing bubble that led to the financial collapse.
Media_httpcampaign201_cdakd”These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” the New York Times quoted Frank as saying in 2003. ”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”
Frank received $42,350 in campaign contributions from Fannie and Freddie between 1989 and 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

yeah, but then who will we have to laugh at?


Perfect comedy timing. Barney mentions JOBS right as a fart comes out of his ass. That was no QUEEF!

August 11, 2011

Rare Speech for Pollard from Floor of Congres

August 3, 2011
Media_httpwwwisraelna_cxaes“I believe that in addition to the arguments based on the excessive length of the sentence, I think, the fact that Mr. Pollard has served for so long, clearly the deterrent effect is there; we are not asking that he be pardoned; we are not condoning his crime,” the Massachusetts  legislator said in his short speech.via israelnationalnews.com
The only crime Pollard committed was defending his country. Barney Frank is playing politics. Not only should Pollard be pardoned, he should be celebrated as a hero. The information he was trying to get from the state dept was information on Hussein’s chemical arsenal… that the U.S. enabled. The Democrats should be ashamed of themselves… so should the Republicans though.

Twitter / @J Street: Barney Frank wins in MA-04 …

November 4, 2010

Of 25 competitive races in which Jstreet endorsed, their candidates lost in 14 races, including in all three Senate races.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Nymphs and Satyr (1873).


J Street : Barney Frank wins in MA-04! via twitter.com

victim Sestak

We have seen, to the chagrin of the left, more attention in an off-year election on Israel than we get in most presidential races. The Emergency Committee for Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition have reasons to crow. ECI made Joe Sestak its top priority, featured him in its debut ad, and remained a thorn in his side throughout the race. The RJC spent an unprecedented amount of money on the race. These groups didn’t target Joe Sestak by accident or pick an easy race. Sestak was the quintessential faux pro-Israel liberal — touting his support for the Jewish state but signing onto the Gaza 54 letter, headlining for CAIR, and refusing to break with the president on his offensive against the Jewish state. For precisely these reasons, J Street made him its top priority. Sestak lost in a tough race. Was Israel a factor? In a close race, it is hard to say it wasn’t. The question for liberal Democrats is this: why take on the baggage of J Street for such little help and so many headaches?
J Street’s other Senate endorsees lost as well (Robin Carnahan and Russ Feingold). In the House races, their endorsees lost in 11 races. Shoe-in Democrats won in seven races that were not in doubt. However, once ECI targeted the NJ-12, that safe Dem seat became competitive, with Democratic Rep. Rush Holt eventually winning by seven points. Several races are still outstanding.
The election demonstrated two things. First, J Street is a weight around the necks of its selected candidates. Second, the voters, Jewish and not, heard more about Israel than in an ordinary midterm and dumped some of the worst Israel-bashers in the House, including Mary Jo Kilroy and Kathy Dahlkemper. The takeaway: voters remain overwhelmingly pro-Israel, and should candidates want to avoid the impression that they are not, they’d do well to steer clear of the foreign-funded J Street.


Barney Frank: Self-hating Jew

October 15, 2010

(Hat Tip: Shy Guy).
Barney Frank: Self-hating Jew

Posted: October 13, 2010
By Chuck Morse
© 2010
Rep. Barney Frank can no longer take for granted his core group of voters in his liberal district, the Jews of Brookline and Newton, Mass. The anti-Israel tilt of President Barack Obama as well as the anti-Israel attitudes of many on the far left, including those on the far Jewish left, have caused many liberal Jewish voters to reconsider their long-held allegiances. This is a phenomenon that is taking on a national coloration. At last the American Jewish community, traditionally liberal, is waking up and considering which policies are best for the future of America and Israel. Jews are at last tuning in to the true nature of their heritage and faith – and it’s about time.
Frank disgraced himself recently when he told the Boston Herald that Israel’s defensive action in stopping an attempt by Hamas supporters to break the Gaza blockade made him feel ashamed to be a Jew. I agree with Barney Frank. As a Jew, I am also ashamed that Barney Frank is a Jew.
Frank is facing a serious challenger this November in Republican Sean Bielat. Mr. Bielat recently received a rousing and sustained round of applause at a Jewish event held by a group called Americans for Peace and Tolerance. Such a reception would have been unheard of at a Jewish event until recently. Sean Bielat is a Marine captain, a Harvard graduate, a businessman and a true conservative in a year in which the district and the country is turning toward conservative candidates as a means to balance the leftward shift of the Obama administration and the Reid-Pelosi Congress. Responding to Frank’s comments to the Herald, Bielat stated, “Unlike Barney Frank, I’m not ‘ashamed’ of our closest ally in the Middle East when it uses legitimate and lawful action to protect its security.” Republican Sen. Scott Brown recently carried Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Frank has a long history of screwing up everything he touches. On national security, Frank thought it was a progressive idea to strike the exclusion clause from the Immigration and Nationality Act. The passage of his bill in 1990, according to Clinton administration CIA directors James Woolsey and George Tenet, made it possible for terrorists to enter the United States with legal visas. On housing policy, Frank thought it was progressive to coerce banks into handing out mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them and then to run interference for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the mortgages started to go into default. This caused the single largest credit implosion in history and a bailout of Fannie and Freddie that involved the transfer of trillions of taxpayer dollars needed to prop up the mortgage collapse, a bailout that is still under way.
Besides criticizing Israel for stopping the terrorist flotilla, Frank also told the Herald that he wants Israel to strip a half a millions Jews from the West Bank. Given his sorry record of meddling in American national security and in the American domestic economy, it would be advisable for Israel to proceed with caution when it comes to accepting advice from Barney Frank. The man is a walking menace who should be retired and taken out of harm’s way as soon as possible. While most Americans understand that Frank is an utter disgrace, he should also be viewed as an embarrassment by well-meaning liberals. The voters of the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts will have their opportunity to retire Frank in just a couple of weeks and they have a credible and, indeed, an excellent candidate to vote for and elect in Sean Bielat.

For more on Sean Bielat’s positions on Israel, go here.


Maxine Waters violated pledge to help the poor with Scandal Bank

September 10, 2010
OneUnited said it would partner with the city to offer the mortgages to first-time and current homeowners, and provide financial literacy training to residents. “As a child of an inner-city community I can tell you, it doesn’t get any better than this,’’ the bank’s president, Teri Williams, told the crowd that day.
But no loan program ever emerged — one in a long list of failures by the nation’s largest minority-owned bank, which is controlled by Williams and her husband, Kevin Cohee, the bank’s chairman.
seven other banks that partnered with the city to provide affordable mortgages have made more than 1,000 loans to residents since 2005. Those banks include community institutions like East Boston Savings Bank and Hyde Park Savings Bank, as well as giants like Bank of America and Citizens Bank.
Cohee said OneUnited has been in “research-and-development’’ mode since the financial crisis, when it lost $50 million it had invested in the mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were taken over by the government.
“We’ve really been focused on this issue of how to have a widespread, a nationwide impact on job creation,’’ Cohee said. “The stuff we’re coming out with is absolutely cutting edge, absolutely state of the art.’’
Yet OneUnited is shrinking by almost any measure. Its assets, once over $650 million, have fallen by more than $132 million. Bank analysts point to the institution’s declining deposits, and expenses that now exceed the income the bank earns on loans. They also note that the bank has set no new money aside this year for potential losses on millions of dollars in past-due customer loans.
“That’s a big red flag’’ when regulators examine the books, said Suzanne Moot, a banking analyst in Milton. “If I were a regulator, I’d be talking to them.’’
Cohee further alienated his supporters in Washington last month when police arrests came to light that dated back to 2007. One was a sexual assault allegation that was dropped; another was a drug charge, which was dropped after Cohee agreed to go to counseling. Cohee denies any wrongdoing.

The spin that the bank would help the poor acquire housing and jobs was just that: spin.  A few dollars trickled out to help some poor people — but not in Boston, Miami, or Los Angeles, where it opened offices. But large sums did go to a wealthy developers in Massachusetts. Meanwhile, executives rewarded themselves with fancy cars and high salaries. The president had run-ins with the law; a sexual assault allegation (dropped) and a drug charge that was dropped after he agreed to counseling.  The plight of the poor was a ruse to ransack.

Quiet a crew that Maxine Waters bent — actually broke — the rules to help reward with our money. She should be ashamed, instead of defiant. And Congressman Barney Frank logrolled for her — did favors to help her while attempting to keep her role hidden. He should be ashamed of himself, as well (let alone for  his role in creating the housing crisis by his drive to promote home ownership among those who could not afford it).