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Barney Frank opposes
Hagel for defense secretary

Washington Post, by Rachel Weiner

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/1/2013 8:48:50 PM

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has come out against Chuck Hagel’s potential nomination as the next secretary of defense, due to the Nebraska senator’s past derogatory comments about a gay ambassador. “I cannot think of any other minority group in the U.S. today where such a negative statement and action made in 1998 would not be an obstacle to a major Presidential appointment,” Frank said in a statement. Moreover, he argued, the “aggressively bigoted opposition” to the ambassador was not “an aberration” but part of a record of voting against gay rights. In 1998, Hagel opposed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/1/2013 8:53:57 PM     (No. 9093775)

Barney, you retired, now go away.
Hagel is a very poor choice, but then Obama is good at making poor choices.
We are so scruud as a Nation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/1/2013 8:54:23 PM     (No. 9093778)

Go away, Bunny!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/1/2013 9:10:43 PM     (No. 9093804)

The enemy of our enemy is our friend.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WIBadger, 1/1/2013 9:13:22 PM     (No. 9093810)

Hagel is a poor choice but not for the reasons Bawney thinks.

And who cares what this old queen thinks anyway ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pinger, 1/1/2013 9:59:31 PM     (No. 9093881)

I´m not sure I care about the personal opinion of an individual who played a great part in the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars of personal wealth of the American public.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/1/2013 10:44:07 PM     (No. 9093914)

Oh boy. when you´ve lost Bwaaany Fwank...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 1/1/2013 10:46:18 PM     (No. 9093918)

FTA:“I cannot think of any other minority group in the U.S. today where such a negative statement and action made in 1998 would not be an obstacle to a major Presidential appointment,” Frank said in a statement.

I guess he doesn´t count, Catholics and all other Christian demoninations, Mormons, Pro-lifers, any conservative commentator, gun owners and White people in general(males in particular).

Nope, only gays can be maligned with impunity.




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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 1/1/2013 11:12:03 PM     (No. 9093940)

Yeah, whatever.

If it means so much, organize a national hissy-fit. Maybe all the nation´s hairdressers and interior decorators can stay home for a couple days. That´ll teach us.

Now, about Dodd-Frank....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/1/2013 11:21:56 PM     (No. 9093952)

This Democrat fairy should shut up and enjoy his fat pension. He is lucky he ain´t in prison with Blago.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bobn.t, 1/2/2013 12:19:22 AM     (No. 9094022)

Barney Frank opposes Hagel for defense secretary - thus it´s all about homosexuality is it BWANY.

BWANY, when you speak why do you sound like something is in your mouth?

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