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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Frankly speaking

This is a bad year to make political predictions, with voter anger at a fever pitch. But I will go out on a limb and declare Barney Frank will be heading back down to Washington next year.

The Globe takes a sense of the district look at the Frank's 4th -- one that appears to be heavily weighted to the more conservative southern end and focusing on voters who listen to the right wing radio rants that Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac are the root of all evil.

We can also take the story at its word there are "ultraliberals" who are angry with the bank bailouts -- just about any sentient human being is.

But I found the story a simplistic person-in-the-street thumbsucker that failed to really take a detailed look at anything. It was more an attempt to check off another story about another congressional district race where the results are pretty much a foregone conclusion.

Barney Frank is the new Ted Kennedy: there is a solid percentage of voters who hate him and will never change. Even more-solid majorities feel otherwise and will keep returning him to office for as long as he runs.

Next up -- the 5th District?

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