Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Barney Frank's Big Mouth

MSM gives another pass to racial comments by a liberal. Surprise surprise surprise.
In a Capitol Hill briefing captured on video by liberal blogger Matt Stoller, Mr. Frank suggested the administration was trying to make Louisiana more Republican by failing to alleviate housing problems for poor blacks displaced by Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005.

"In the year-plus since then ... they have done nothing to rebuild affordable housing" in New Orleans, Mr. Frank said on the video. "And, what I believe is, at this point you're not talking about incompetence, but ... what you're talking about is when you simply, in a calculated way, refuse to do anything for well over a year ... the policy I think here is ethnic cleansing by inaction.

"It's not ethnic cleansing in the sense that they're killing people, ... but what we need to recognize here is that, they're in this happy position for them, where if the federal government does nothing, Louisiana will become whiter and richer. ... They let the hurricane do the ethnic cleansing, and their hands are clean."

Mr. Frank, whose Massachusetts 4th Congressional District is 89 percent white, said the administration was "happy" with the destruction of housing in New Orleans because "as a result ... Louisiana would become more widely Republican" by losing "100,000 black voters."
I guess Frank hasn't bothered getting any control of liberal bloggers. Not that I expect they would fall in line with his reasoning, it's just fun to see a liberal blogger outing a bastion of liberalism.

Anyone else think that this would have been given a pass by the MSM if it had been a Repub? I did a google-new search on "Barney Frank" katrina and "ethnic cleansing" and got a total of 8 reports. Eliminate "ethnic cleansing" and you jump up to 145. I'm sure the numbers will change, but it's disturbing that this got so very little time in the "Fair and Balanced" journalism in the US.

Seems that the Massachusetts politicos are doing a bang up job. Now we just need to find out if Kerry is going to run for president again.

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