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Powerful congressman to speak at annual Dem dinner



Published: Fri, June 11, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will be keynote speaker at the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s chairman’s dinner.

The event will be either Aug. 12 or 13 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman, said Mahoning Democratic Chairman David Betras.

“This is big for the Mahoning Valley,” Betras said about getting Frank for the fundraiser. “Anytime I can get powerful people to the Valley, I’ll do it. We’ll have him in a room with Valley people to discuss our issues and concerns. It can only help the area having him here.”

Frank’s committee oversees the nation’s housing and financial sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, public housing and financial securities. Frank, a Democrat from Newton, Mass., has served in the House since 1981.

“He’s powerful and a great speaker and he’ll mobilize the local base,” Betras said of Frank.

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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

So Barney will be staying with Betras while he is in town ?

NEW THREADS FOR THE VISIT

http://fromtheleft.files.wordpress.co...

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2oldmill(16 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I used to like Betras's show on KBN . He thinks Barney Frank is powerfull huh ? So much for respect for Betras... Down the outhouse toilet

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3burford(95 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

He'll mobilize the local base? Wasn't this guy charged with running a male prostitution ring from his Washington apartment?

Although people around here still vote Democratic, the national party has become a freak show and does not reflect their values.

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4UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Just don't bend over at the dinner to pickup a dropped fork if you know what's good for you when Barney is near you. He the pervert who had sex with the young men in Washington and got away with it.

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5VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Let's be frank about this...barney is a fool and a 2 headed monster who would be sitting in jail if he were a regular constituent.

He is awash in his own power and our government does not have the desire to remove him for fear of loosing another seat.

For the sake of politics, barney and his sexcapades continue, causing a severe blemish upon our democratic form of government.

What is really disturbing in this, is the fact that the people of Mass. actually still vote for the pervert.

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6Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

“He’s powerful and a great speaker and he’ll mobilize the local base,” Betras said of Frank."

Base of what ? Barney seems to be a bit out of touch to resonate with the majority of The Valley's population .

WHEN BARNEY SPEAKS THEY LISTEN !

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7Millie(192 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Betras had you announced this before your re-election as chairman, I would have worked to defeat you. Does he represent your values?

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8TB(1167 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I guess a lot of you don't understand how committees work in Congress if you're questioning Frank's clout in Washington.

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9WarrenRicheyKid(166 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

You can disagree with Frank's politics, but when you descend to use anti-gay rhetoric you are not defending your viewpoint. You're in the same camp with the anti-Semites and the racists. Just like them, you comments deserve to be flagged.

Grow up.

Gays are here to stay.

We teach your children, cut your hair, repair your cars, fight in the armed forces for you, say your Masses, and even dig your graves.

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10Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Dave Betras has the great honor of making Barneys visit to The Valley a memorable one . The DNC knew that Betras would do what it takes to keep Barney happy .

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11TB(1167 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Nicely said WRK.

USA what is the job of a member of Congress? Is it to best represent his constituents?

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12TB(1167 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

"TB, you mean his ability to bring home the bacon at the taxpayer's expense?"

"TB: yes the job of a member of congress is to best represent his constituents."

hahahahaha

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13TB(1167 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Have you ever punched a wall? I bet you have, with all that anger.

Again, nice job with the doublespeak above.

Once again, I like roads, sewers, schools, hospitals, etc.

Good luck riding your horse to work and using the outhouse!

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

http://fortheloveofdayton.wordpress.c...

"Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest. Critics, however, remain skeptical.

“It’s absolutely a conflict,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of the Business & Media Institute. “He was voting on Fannie Mae at a time when he was involved with a Fannie Mae executive. How is that not germane?"

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15Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

"What is really disturbing in this, is the fact that the people of Mass. actually still vote for the pervert."

What is amusing is the fact that Barney is seen as a plus for The Valley by the Democratic leadership . Pehaps this is supposed to take our minds off the economic plight of The Valley . At election time we should evaluate performance and take a good look at what they are accomplishing for us .

"Barney Frank: Hey, let’s cap executive compensation for everyone"

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/02/06...

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16sonnype(70 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Republicans are not upset because Obama is a Democrat.They are upset because he happens to be black and smartter than any Republican in office.The Republicans are use to someone with George Bushes intelligence and lack of grasp of the English langauge.

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17Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Obama sure has a grasp on the oil problem in the Gulf . This is a great measure of his intelligence !

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18Lark(9 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Barney Frank will come into town and promise monies for certain projects...and he will delilver. And, no one will ever ask him about his role in Freddie and Fannie!
And, my bet is there will be close to a thousand people in attendance!

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19AXLE69(181 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

usa0 pro-teabagger,that`s a great idea.Gather up all your fellow wingnuts and show up at the dinner so the common rational folks in the area can get a real good look at you.Oh,and don`t forget to fly Old Glory upside down either.That always goes over big with the vets.
I see your bagger politician is apologizing to BP. Nice.

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20franKie4(2 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Sad to say, Barney Frank is a prime example of how wacked out our Democratic Party in Washington has become. Ultra-liberal, in your face anti-values, with the smug attitude that we are all stupid and they know better. And they are bringing this joker to Youngstown? He is so out of touch with our fine, hardworking, family oriented population that Betras should be ashamed of himself....we deserve better.

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21Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Barney Frank news on Facebook . . ..

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...

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22harleydog(183 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Two loud mouths in the same room. That should make for good entertainment. See which one could out talk the other. Give me a break this guy is an idiot and if this is the best Betras can do, God please help this area.

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