So Barney Frank finally found someone he could take in a debate — check it out, check it outers:
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UNIDENTIFIED TOWN HALL ATTENDEE: Why do you continue to support a Nazi-policy, as Obama has expressly supported this policy? Why are you supporting it…
REP. BARNEY FRANK, D-MASS.: When you ask me that question, I am going to revert to my ethnic heritage and answer your question with a question: On what planet do you spend most of your time?
My answer to you is, as I've said before, it is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated.
Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.
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See, the congressman was speaking at a town committee meeting at Dartmouth, Massachusetts, when that crazy — but oddly cute lady — approached the microphone with a kooky rant, linking Obama's health care plan to the Nazis.
This was a lay-up for Frank, for the chick was a LaRouche follower, a member of a group of far-left conspiracy chuckleheads who, like cockroaches, never go away despite the bug spray. These poor folks need prescriptions, not publicity. But Frank knew this was his lucky day: He could speak truth to power, even if the power might be a tad sad and off her rocker.
Now, I am not saying this woman is a plant — I'll leave that to Barbara Boxer. But the provocation was. Barney knew where this was going all along and it was a chance for him to shine with a well-rehearsed line.
So while the media paints this as brave Barney standing up to white, racist crazies, to me he's Lebron James slam-dunking over Steven Hawking.
How funny that just weeks earlier, health care protesters were seen as racist. Now, you're all just crazy.
I guess that's progress.