Barneys New Work

  • Aired:  11/29/11
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Rep. Barney Frank announces his retirement from Congress due to redistricting challenges, and Fox News pundits celebrate his departure. (3:17)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

SHOCKING POLITICAL NEWS

YESTERDAY.

>> AS EXPECTED, BARNEY FRANK, A

CONGRESSMAN IN THE UNITED STATES

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR

OVER THREE DECADES ANNOUNCING

HIS RETIREMENT TODAY, SUDDENLY.

>> Jon: QUITTER!

HE ONLY SERVED 16 TERMS.

OR AS IT'S KNOWN IN THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, THE FRESHMAN

32.

(LAUGHTER)

HE'S LEAVING SO EARLY HE HASN'T

DEVELOPED A CHARLIE RANGEL FRONT

AUDIENCE REACTS)(

I TRULY HOPE THAT THAT'S AIR.

OR TED STEVENS' ANGER MANAGEMENT

PROBLEM.

>> NO!

>> THAT GUY WAS IN THE SENATE

FOR 114 YEARS.

SECOND LONG NEST HISTORY.

NO ONE LEAVES CONGRESS

VOLUNTARILY.

CERTAINLY NOT ONE OF THE MOST

POWERFUL DEMOCRATS IN

WASHINGTON, SOMETHING'S GOT TO

BE UP.

>> I WAS PLANNING TO RUN AGAIN

AND THEN THE CONGRESSIONAL

REDISTRICTING CAME.

THE FACT THAT IT'S SO NEW MAKES

IT HARDENER TERMS OF LEARNING

ABOUT NEW AREAS, INTRODUCING

MYSELF TO NEW PEOPLE.

SO I WOULD HAVE HAD THIS VERY

DIFFICULT SITUATION IN WHICH I

WOULD BE GOING TO PEOPLE IN

ATTLEBOROUGH, BELLINGHAM AND

OVER AREAS AND SAYING "PLEASE,

LET ME BE YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND

LET ME WORK ON YOUR PROBLEMS.

".

>> Jon: SO HIS REASON FOR

STEPPING DOWN IS THAT IF HE DID

RUN IN 2012 HE WOULD FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN 20 20-YEARS HAVE

TO MAKE HIMSELF APPEALING TO

VOTERS.

THE NEWS OF HIS DEPARTURE WAS

GREETED WITH RESPECT TO HIS

SERVICE FOR THE COUNTRY.

>> SAY GOOD-BYE TO BARNEY FRANK.

>> HE SAW THE WRITING ON THE

WALL.

HE'S GONE.

>> WILL BARNEY FRANK'S DEPARTURE

BE A BOOST FOR THE ECONOMY?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE CROWING

ABOUT.

LOSING BARNEY FRANK IS THE WORST

THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO

CONSERVATIVES.

HE'S THE PERFECT AVATAR OF

EVERYTHING THEY HATE: GAY,

JEWISH, TAXACHUSETTS, ARROGANT,

CONDESCENDING LIBERAL.

HE'S YOUR EVERYTHING BAGEL.

>> IF YOU WANT TO PUT PEOPLE IN

JAIL, I WANT TO SECOND WHAT

MICHELLE SAID.

YOU OUGHT TO START WITH BARNEY

FRANK.

>> THERE'S NO MEMBER OF CONGRESS

WHO MISTREATS OTHER HUMAN BEINGS

PERSONALLY MORE CONSISTENTLY AND

HARSHLY THAN BARNEY FRANK.

>> THE SLIMIEST OF THE SLIME.

>> HE'S CORRUPT.

>> BARNEY FRANK IS AN IDIOT!

>> BARNEY FRANK.

ALL HE DID WAS RUN A GAY

PROSTITUTION RING OUT OF HIS

HOUSE OFFICE.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> I THOUGHT YOU GUYS LOVED JOB

CREATORS.

(LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

LOOK, I DON'T KNOW WHAT

REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO DO.

BARNEY FRANK LEAVES THE HOUSE

FINANCE COMMITTEE WHO DO YOU

THINK WILL REPLACE HIM THAT THEY

CAN BEAT UP HALF AS GLEEFULLY.

>> HE COULD BE REPLACED BY

MAXINE WATERS.

>> Jon: THAT COULD WORK FOR

YOU.

MAXINE WATERS FOR HELPING BANK

HER HUSBAND OWNS STOCK IN.

THIS MAXINE WATERS?

>> AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THE

TEA PARTY G K GO STRAIGHT TO

HELL.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, THE KEENING

IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.

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