Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rep. Barney Frank Says March Will Only Put "Pressure on the Grass."

Rep. Barney Frank, in true characteristic form, opens his mouth again with brow raising results. And if calling the National Equality March "useless" wasn't enough the first time, he now says the march is a complete "waste of time at best."

"The only thing they're going to be putting pressure on is the grass," Frank told the AP.

"We hear Congressman Frank when he says this is about getting back into your district and doing the work there," said Kip Williams, co-director of the march and of One Struggle One Fight. But he said the march in Washington "is about building community and building a network who will go back and do that work."

Like I said the first time Frank criticized the march, "I have a lot of respect for Frank, but these comments just show how little time he's taken to read up on what his own community is up to. In the very least, he shouldn't discourage people to take a stand for themselves.

"He's missed the mark here. Usually I don't agree with people who say Frank should shut up more often, but in this case, I would have to concur."

AP Photo/Steven Senne


  1. I concur as well, unless Frank has any ideas to share about how to sustain LGBT Activism and inspire our youth to carry on the fight. To me, this is the most important aspect of the NEM.

  2. I can understand where he is coming from. I struggle with this march, because I really don't see the impact it will make. If this was in the summer, with more folks involved, congress in session and the elections a few months away, I think it would better served.

    However, I hope something can be achieved this weekend

  3. I am disappointed with Frank. If he cannot be constructive, he should just shut the hell up.