In case you were wondering, it can always get worse

Some of us thought, “Yay, Barney Fwank is leaving.”  Sure, we know that his constituents will elect someone equally liberal to fill his old seat, but that person will lack Barney Fwank’s seniority.

Sadly, others with Fwank’s seniority remain behind in the House of Representatives.  So it very much looks as if, to fill the Fwankian vacuum on the House Financial Services Committee, the next senior-most member is already in line:  Maxine Waters.  Oh, yeah.  It can always get worse.

If this doesn’t scare the living daylights out of voters, and lead them to turn both Congress and the White House over to the Republicans by very large margins, voters are either dumber or more addicted to risky behavior than I ever expected them to be.

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  • jj

    Hard to see how it cold get worse.  It would be hard to find a bigger slob than Barney.
     

  • bizcor

    Actually, Barney’s district was reconfigured and he would have had to run a real campaign this time out with no guarantee of winning. The Dodd Frank Bill has ticked off a lot of people and Barney may be feeling the heat. I would be willing to bet that he like his buddy Chris Dodd is retiring to get out of the way and will be handsomely rewarded with some neat private sector job just like Chris was.
     

  • bizcor

     
    Joel Pollack has an interesting take on Barney’s retirement.
     

  • Danny Lemieux

    Maxine Waters kinda reminds me of this character from “Mars Attacks”. She  comes in peace…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdC45S79uQ

  • Danny Lemieux

    I would be willing to bet that he like his buddy Chris Dodd is retiring to get out of the way and will be handsomely rewarded with some neat private sector job just like Chris was.

    Ugh…bustin’ rocks on an Afghan road crew…we hope? 

  • Charles Martel

    Since Fwank and Dodd are both sexual perverts (they only differ as to which orifices they prefer), they should continue to get along famously.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    I’d line the roads with their heads. As object lessons to the masses.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Danny:  Not only is that character right out of Mars Attacks, but the hippy-dippy types presage the weepers at OWS.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Humans are addicted to bad behavior. That’s why there’s something called punishment and why societies and government are always big on the Rod.

  • Gringo

    So it very much looks as if, to fill the Fwankian vacuum on the House Financial Services Committee, the next senior-most member is already in line:  Maxine Roberts.
     
    Errr..umm..that would be Maxine Waters, Book.
     
    Good old Barney is just another Dem standing in line to get out of the House.
     
    Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is the 17th House Democrat to announce a retirement this cycle compared to seven Republicans. And all of those Republicans are trying to win higher office. Of the Democratic retirements, eight are running for another position while nine are flat-out retiring.
     
    Pure retirements (Dems)
    Dan Boren (Okla.) Not so good news, as Boren was moderate as Dems go.
    Dale Kildee (Mich.)
    Lynn Woolsey (Calif.)   Great news.
    Mike Ross (Ark.)
    Jerry Costello (Ill.)
    Dennis Cardoza (Calif.)
    John Olver (Mass.)
    Charlie Gonzalez (Texas)
    Barney Frank (Mass.)
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/195629-frank-17th-house-democrat-to-announce-retirement

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Thanks, Gringo.  Spell check almost never works for me, because I make thinkos, not typos.  I knew it was Maxine Waters.  Heck, I’d just read three articles about her preparatory to writing that post.  And I still got her name wrong.  My fingers really have a life of their own.  I wonder what they were thinking!

  • Charles Martel

    Gringo, I agree that Woolsey’s retirement is great news. In the dictionary she would rate the honor of having her portrait illustrate three entries: parasite, dunce, and welfare queen.

  • Gringo

    Charles, a while back the Prof Bainbridge blog discussed Code Pink.  A lib poster wanted documentation that there were Democrats in Congress who had supported Code Pink. IOW, Code Pinkers may be crazy moonbats, but Democratic Party members of  Congress are neither involved with Code Pink nor support Code Pink.
     
    Unfortunately for the hopeful lib poster, it was easy to find documentation of members of Congress who were involved with Code Pink or supported Code Pink. Such as Lee and Woolsey of the San Francisco Bay Area, Kucinich of Ohio, and Rangel of New York. There were some GOTCHA photos of John Murtha with sweet young Code Pinkers.
     
    (Murtha’s name momentarily slipped my mind. I Googled dead corrupt Pennsylvania congressman, and got Murtha in the first couple of hits.!)