By Douglas V. Gibbs
Democrats are a strange species. They work to implement their madness, yet the moment the opposition gains ground and stops their insanity, they run for the hills.
Charles Gonzalez, a Texas Democrat and the head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said he will not seek an eighth term in the House of Representatives, blaming congressional gridlock for his decision.
"My fear is that a lot of members got elected the last cycle with an anti-government message," he said. "If you don't believe in the institution you are a part of, it's over before you get there."
In other words, the Tea Party members of Congress that believe in the Constitutional principle of a limited government are, in his opinion, anti-government.
Now, Barney Frank has also decided he will fly the coop.
Barney Frank has announced he is not going to seek reelection. Redistricting has encouraged Frank's decision. He knows that now he probably won't be able to win. And he's frustrated that those conservative republicans have been on the rise, and gained control of the House.
With the rise of conservatism, it makes it harder for Frank to hide his corruption and unethical politics. By quitting, he will be able to run from his involvement in the economic collapse via the subprime mortgage fiasco.
Running a prostitution ring in his house wasn't enough to make him fly the coop. Losing an election, and being exposed for his political garbage, is enough, apparently, to make him decide he suddenly needs to retire.
When the can't stand the heat, if you're a democrat, you run from the kitchen as fast as you can.
By quitting, that will leave Barney Frank's seat wide open. He gave a lot of reasons for stepping down, including that he's convinced that conservative Republicans are not gonna raise taxes on the richest folks. That, and that he says he can't walk away from the fishing industry in Massachusetts. The fishing industry would not be in the new district.
So, he's done campaigning, he has avoided the likelihood of losing, and he will walk away without ever being exposed for the unscrupelous political dealings he participated in.
Frank said, "A very conservative Republican majority took over the House. At that point, it seemed to me that some of the things I had fought hardest for could be in jeopardy. Financial reform, which I anticipated the conservative Republicans who are running the House would try to undermine, and additionally, I was afraid that given the need to do deficit reduction, this very conservative majority would seek to block any increase in taxation on the wealthiest people."
So he's quitting because the opposition to his hard left political position has gained a majority in the House. He's quitting because he can't take handle the battle. He's quitting because they are stopping him from being a part of screwing America with high taxes, and punitive regulations.
Is that all it takes to get rid of these dirt bags? It's like dealing with bullies. Get in their face with the truth, and the liars flee like cockroaches after a light has been flicked on.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
Texas Democrat Won’t Run Again for House - New York Times
Rep. Frank Won't Run For Re-election - The Hill