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Barney Frank Accuses Limbaugh Of 'Vicious, Homophobic' Attack, Helping Republican Opponent


Barney Frank has had enough of Rush Limbaugh. Though Limbaugh frequently takes shots at the openly gay Massachusetts representative, Frank insists Limbaugh's latest antics crossed the proverbial line.

It all began last week, when Limbaugh referred to Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, as the "banking queen" and played the song "My Boy Lollypop," with bonus slurping sounds, while discussing the incumbent Democrat, who's up for reelection.

Frank found the entire thing offensive, and told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell last night that the incident qualifies as a "vicious" and "homophobic" attack, one that's designed to help Frank's opponent:

[Limbaugh] just launched this very, even for him, vicious, homophobic attack.

My opponent, the Republican, Sean Bielat, who‘s running against me, told “The Wall Street Journal,” before they told me today, that he raised a lot of money from out of state.  He was very explicit earlier this year.  He said if I can‘t get help out of state I can‘t win this thing.  He‘s helped by the right wing media, by Hannity and Limbaugh, by FOX News.

Frank's campaign reiterated their collective displeasure today by calling Limbaugh's actions "disgusting" and "revolting."

Watch Frank's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP.

The Limbaugh-related discussion starts at the 4:55 mark.

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  1. Banking Queen I have no problem with, but my boy lollipop I could find tasteless.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Oct 5, 2010 7:14:59 PM

  2. Good thing Elton John was able to prostitute himself for that fat-fuck Limbaugh at his wedding. That really did a lot to show Limbaugh that gays can't be bought and sold and denigrated. Elton is a fucking loser.

    Posted by: B-rod | Oct 5, 2010 7:42:18 PM

  3. Barney should have added, "And coming from a bitchy, pathetic, drug addict who isn't even man enough to procure his own drugs, he has to send his maid out to do his dirty work, it's all expected. Wonder what it's like to be that much of a little bitch?"

    Posted by: Bart | Oct 5, 2010 7:47:27 PM

  4. Limbaugh has been playing my boy lollipop and banking queen re: Frank for years. Ole Barney just now notices? What disgusts me is Frank's arrogance.

    Posted by: ted | Oct 5, 2010 8:05:12 PM

  5. Ted is exactly right. Limbaugh has been running that gag at least since the early 90s. Barney is an example of everything that's wrong with the US political system. He went from being a closeted homo fixing traffic tickets for his prostitute boyfriend to a gay icon, and why?

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Oct 5, 2010 8:33:03 PM

  6. So this disgustingly homophobic act is OK because Limbaugh's been doing it for years?

    Get a clue, Ted.

    Posted by: Dan | Oct 5, 2010 9:00:49 PM

  7. Frank's arrogance disgusts you, Ted, but not Rush's? Interesting. As for being "a closeted homo." He's been out for over 2 decades. Playing the idiotic prostitute card (again, yawn) is right in line with our friend, Rush's, tactics. But, hey, why support "arrogant" Barney when we can have Sean Bielat, an anti-gay Republican (against repealing DADT, against CUs and marriage equality) in his place.

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 5, 2010 9:07:18 PM

  8. The problem with Frank complaining is what is he going to do about it? Complain some more? It's not like he is going to lose his seat.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 5, 2010 9:26:25 PM

  9. I thought "My boy lollipop" was what Limbaugh played on his trips to the Dominican Republic.

    And I don't mean the song.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Oct 5, 2010 9:27:28 PM

  10. Hey Justiceontherocks - what exactly is your point? How is Barney Frank a representative of "everything that is wrong with the US political system" exactly?

    Posted by: Tre Gibbs | Oct 5, 2010 9:43:14 PM

  11. Limbaugh has been playing those for years. Rep. Frank must be in trouble at the polls.

    Posted by: Diogenes | Oct 6, 2010 1:30:06 AM

  12. And people wonder where kids learn to bully gays!!!!

    Posted by: CB | Oct 6, 2010 2:36:57 AM

  13. hate crime charges for Ravi and Wei

    Posted by: pauls | Oct 6, 2010 3:35:49 AM

  14. Barney Frank IS in danger of losing his seat, that's why he's suddenly trying to play the victim. Of course what's really hurting him about the "banking queen" bit isn't the "queen" part, but the "banking" part. In case you don't know, Barney was supposed to be giving legislative oversight to the banking industry all these years; but instead of doing his job to help the American people, he used it to get campaign donations.

    Posted by: Jason (the commenter) | Oct 6, 2010 6:11:55 AM

  15. Trolls, trolls, trolls! All you Rethugs can go back under the bridge now and hide your ugly faces and shut your lying mouths.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Oct 6, 2010 6:47:41 AM

  16. Seriously. Barney Frank isn't going to lose his seat. Blah, blah, blah, go justify your self hate elsewhere, you lunatic fringe conservadrones.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Oct 6, 2010 8:48:16 AM

  17. Thank you Log Cabin,toe tapping, wide stance Rich Queens, your all alike... and your jealous, because Barney is right, more often then not!

    Posted by: jerry pritikin | Oct 6, 2010 9:14:37 AM

  18. B-Rod, you alone nailed this one in your comment.

    Posted by: Patric | Oct 6, 2010 9:41:53 AM

  19. Regardless of Limbaughs tasteless taunts Barney Frank is the Oppenheimer of the housing bubble. He has lots of blood on his hands and anyone who votes for that piece of slag; gay or straight; isn't looking after what's best for the country. Everyone needs to vote against every incumbent; good or bad; to make sure that these f**ks in Washington get the message they are not indispensable.

    If that means I vote for the crazy witch in Delaware to send a message then so be it.

    Fortunately I don't have to make that choice as I live in Florida. Unfortunately here our Senate race is between 3 career politicians. I want Crist; but despise Meek so much I might be forced to vote Rubio. Scott is truly an outsider and I will absolutely be voting for Alan West. I am actually working on his campaign.

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 6, 2010 10:08:42 AM

  20. Latest polls show Barney has a ten point lead over a very kooky challenger. That means he has a problem.

    As to why I said he's part of the problem, he and everyone else who had a hand in oversight of the financial services made a big damn mess. And let's not even go into how Barney is a shill for Obama when it comes to DADT, ENDA, etc. And we all know how that has gone.

    For those of you screaming "Troll," "hater" and making silly personal attacks on people who see frank for what he is, remember that if he hadn't been dragged out of the closet kicking and screaming, you'd be mad at him too.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Oct 6, 2010 10:20:07 AM

  21. Seriously Barney's victim act here is a tad disingenuous. And part of the WH script to yes I'll say it bully their base. We didn't have the votes line again...thats because the DEMOCRATS didn't use their leverage in influence and "horsetrading" to get things done...UNLESS this is exactly what they wanted now they have to play this act out.
    Barney Frank is the chairman of one of the most powerful committees in the House but he could have made a difference on a hell of a lot more.

    Posted by: mcNnyc | Oct 6, 2010 10:37:54 AM

  22. Barney Frank's coddling of Fannie and Freddie make him have a huge responsibility for the housing crisis and it's effect on the economy.

    Barney Frank vs. Rush Limbaugh. It's like choosing between a poke in the eye or a kick in the groin.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Oct 6, 2010 11:05:05 AM

  23. I doubt Frank will be able to change people's minds about Limabaugh, as he is already controversial and well known.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 6, 2010 11:44:07 AM

  24. Limbaugh is a loathsome anti-GLBT bigot and a pig.

    We should defend Frank from these bigoted attacks.

    We should remember that Frank made the same kind of of bigoted attacks on transexuals when he was shredding ENDA to please his corporate sponsors.

    And we should remember that Democrats and Republicans are our enemies.

    Posted by: Barney is a phobe | Oct 6, 2010 12:11:40 PM

  25. Frank personally championed Fanny and Freddie, the two nukes at the center of the housing bubble and implosion. I don't care one bit if the guy's gay, that doesn't mean I need to support him. His actions wrought havoc on America's economy, and he still refuses to admit that he did anything wrong.

    Posted by: joe | Oct 6, 2010 12:29:11 PM

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