Democrats are reaching back into their past for reinforcements as they promote the brightest shining star of 2020 Pete Buttigieg who along with his dreamy hubby, have become media sensations.
One of those ghouls that have been dug out of the closet (so to speak) is former congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts who earned his place in the pantheon of liberal icons by being that nation’s first openly gay member of Congress and per Wikipedia is still the “most prominent gay politician in the United States.”
A career politician who never held a real job in his entire life, Frank retired in 2013 and was happily living out his golden years with his partner until he resurfaced as a part of the anti-Trump lynch mob that is already lighting their torches and putting the finishing touches on tying the knots in their nooses for the coming impeachment.
But there is also an election next year and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana with zero political experience in the real world outside of a college town has rocketed to the top of the wish lists of liberals due to his folksy demeanor that includes a sanctimonious version of LBGTQ Christianity that has vaulted him over the hapless Beto O’Rourke who was the golden boy before “Mayor Pete” exploded onto the scene.
Frank (who has been derisively referred to as “Barney F*g) went on to speculate that Robert Francis O’Rourke must lament the fact that he isn’t a homosexual.
“I think Beto O’Rourke may be regretting that he’s straight.”
Barney Frank says Pete Buttigieg ’s sexuality is a benefit to his 2020 presidential campaignhttps://t.co/Tx7oMfGRjf
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 4, 2019
Via The Washington Examiner, “Barney Frank on Pete Buttigieg’s rise: ‘Beto O’Rourke may be regretting that he’s straight’”:
Former Democratic Rep. Barney Frank said Pete Buttigieg’s sexuality is a benefit to his 2020 presidential campaign.
Frank, who came out in 1987, becoming the first openly gay member of Congress, attributed Buttigieg being gay to his recent rise in the polls.
“His being gay is an advantage and, if he were straight, I don’t think he would be doing as well,” Frank told the Boston Globe.
“It attracts attention to him and he gets points for being open and honest and gives people a chance to affirm their lack of prejudice,” said Frank, who served in the House 1981-2013. “I think Beto O’Rourke may be regretting that he’s straight.”
Like fellow Massachusetts liberal Ted Kennedy who was able to wriggle off the hook over the infamous 1968 incident at Chappaquiddick, Frank also has a sordid background that has been long-forgotten and some who are now occupying newsrooms as “reporters” were either small children or yet to be born when the revelation of a gay prostitution operation being run out of Barney’s Washington D.C. home was a major political scandal.
Which makes him a voice of “moral” authority for a party bereft of such things.