RUSH: Barney Frank says he has been targeted by right-wing media. That’s why he’s in trouble in his reelection bid. Washington, DC, a Washington Times reporter, Kerry Picket interviewed Barney Frank. Question: ‘An article has just come out saying that this is your toughest race in 20 years. Do you have any concerns right now, Congressman Frank?’
FRANK: Yes, it’s a tougher race because once I became chairman of the committee in 2007, the right-wing media talk show hosts decided to target me. I’ve had Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck basically saying things about me that weren’t true and if people say things that aren’t true over time and you don’t respond, then it has an impact. It’s been this kind of targeting of me by the right-wing media.
RUSH: There’s only one thing wrong with this. By the way, we got strange, wacko audio quality today, but were you able to hear what Barney said? Okay. There’s one thing wrong with this. Barney Frank is in a, what, 99% Democrat district? And the person running against him is a Democrat, am I not correct, or at least votes Democrat. I don’t know what party. But the point is I don’t care what Barney thinks. Whatever it is I’m saying or Hannity is saying about him is not having an effect on people in his district. It’s what he’s doing! Barney, let me tell you who’s bringing you down, pal: You, and Obama, and your party. I mean, there’s no question we have been nailing Barney as a central figure at the front of the subprime mortgage problem, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
We’ve been making fun of Barney Frank for 20 years. We’ve had Barney Frank parody after Barney Frank parody for 20 years. We’ve had a Barney Frank update for 20 years called My Boy Lollipop sung by Millie Small and now, all of a sudden, 20 years after all this, now he’s in trouble because of what we’ve been doing on this program? It’s a convenient thing. Blame Fox, blame conservative talk radio, but that’s not the problem. The Democrats are in trouble because of who they are. The Democrats are in trouble because of what they are doing. The Democrats are in trouble because of what they have done. The Democrats are in trouble because of what people now know they want to do more of. The Democrats are in trouble because of who they are. It’s that simple. His opponent used to be a Democrat.
Look, ladies and gentlemen, if what I said about Barney Frank was gonna harm his electoral chances, it would have happened 20 years ago. The fact that Barney Frank is in a race alone — who cares why — gives you an indication of just how volatile this whole election season is for them. In fact, I got it wrong a moment ago. Dick Morris actually is saying Republicans are going to win 100 seats in the House. Barney Frank had been elevated by the left-wing media for years. Barney Frank has been portrayed as one of the smartest, most brilliant members. He’s never faced a tough question. He’s one of these guys the Democrat media, the left-wing media loves him. We did the Banking Queen update, too. Grab My Boy Lollipop. Here. We’ve been using this as our Barney Frank update theme for 20 years, ladies and gentlemen.
(playing of My Boy Lollipop)
RUSH: That’s our Barney Frank update theme. My Boy Lollipop. And now he’s the Banking Queen. There’s no question he’s the Banking Queen. Life is hard, life is tough. And isn’t it just typical these people run around and blame me for the problems that they’re in when they need to just look at themselves?