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Barney Frank calls Scalia a "homophobe"

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    It's getting easier to tell the Democrats are desperate. Barney Frank, or example, is having a harder and harder itme explaining why he kept insisting, year after year, that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were "just fine, there is no problem here", right up to the year they crashed and brought half the economy down with them.

    So now he's trying to divert people's attention to something unrelated. Little surprise, he chose homosexuality as his preferred topic. But he couldn't bash Anonin Scalia about that, since Scalia actually went against some of the more recent Supreme Court majorities in gay cases.

    So, here is Frank, making things up about Scalia that aren't true, anouncing he has an unreasonable fear of gays, and then bashing him for it anyway.

    Typical tactic for a Democrat unable to defend or justify his real agenda.

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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090323/D9741AQ81.html

    Rep. Frank calls Scalia a 'homophobe' in interview

    Mar 23, 7:04 PM (ET)

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site 365gay.com.

    The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.

    "I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court," said Frank. The video of the interview is available online.

    Frank's office did not respond to a request Monday to expand on his remark. Scalia also had no comment.

    Scalia dissented from the court's ruling in 2003 that struck down state laws banning consensual sodomy. He has complained about judges, rather than elected officials, deciding questions of morality about which the Constitution is silent.

    Controversial topics like gay rights and abortion should not be in the hands of judges, he has said, calling on people to persuade their legislatures or amend the Constitution.


    (Full text of the article can be read at the above URL)
     
  2. bododie

    bododie New Member

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    Maybe Scalia just hates Barney. That would work for me. Barney just needs to stick to what he knows, running prostitutes.
     
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    Frank is correct, Scalia is a homophobe..for example, in 2003 Scalia dissented from the court's ruling that struck down antiquated state laws banning consensual sodomy.
     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    ....And, exposing Bill O'Lielly for the fool he is!

    :p
     
  5. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Count on popeye to get it wrong even after the truth has been pointed out.

    Scalia's objection to the decision, had nothing to do with homosexuality per se. He was objecting to the courts deciding things that should have been decided by duly elected legislatures.


    BZZZZTT... but thanks for playing!
     
  6. bododie

    bododie New Member

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    Fine, as long as Jesse, and Al go down with him. Agreed?
     
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