Monday, November 28, 2011
As 2012 nears closer and it looks as though it's going to be another Republican election year, the Democrats are losing one of their most stalwart leftists. Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts will serve out his term and not seek re-election. Having held this seat for what seems like forever, he hasn't shown himself to be accountable for his positions, as shown by his role in the 2008 Financial Crisis, his public dressing down of a constituent, as well as a student, and his contempt of anyone who may disagree with him. In 2010, he may have won re-election, but for someone who has been in Congress as long as he has and for someone who comes from as blue a state as Massachusetts, Sean Bielat should not have come so close.
That electoral scare, combined with a redrawn MA-4 may have pushed Barney to say good-bye. Congress will be a much better place without him and we await to see if Sean Bielat decides to give it another shot in 2012.