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Barney Frank loses composure in ‘This Week’ appearance [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | 05/13/2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 05/13/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by markomalley

On this weekend’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” outgoing Democratic Rep. Barney Frank locked horns with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who wanted to focus on economic issues instead of gay marriage.

Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, claimed that Blackburn was relying too heavily on talking points.

“I do know — George, I have to say and I — you know, this is a good political science lesson for people about what a political party’s talking points are,” Frank said. “My colleague, Ms. Blackburn, has been instructed to talk about the economics first.  And, while I would prefer to answer your questions, I do have to note that this Republican talking point, that women have lost jobs — the job losses came about because of the terrible recession … brought about under George Bush.”

Blackburn objected to Frank’s assertion, but then Frank lashed out at Blackburn and host George Stephanopoulos.

BLACKBURN: Oh, I have to correct that.
FRANK: … because the Republicans…
FRANK: I’m sorry. May I continue, George?
BLACKBURN: That’s incorrect information.
FRANK: George, George, what are the rules here?
STEPHANOPOULOS: Finish the point, and then I want Congresswoman Blackburn to respond.
FRANK: Well, I’m responding to her point about the economy.
BLACKBURN: George…
FRANK: I’m sorry. George, what are…
BLACKBURN: Barney, here — here is the thing — you had…
FRANK: Excuse me. George?
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hold on. Hold on. Congressman…
FRANK: George, would you tell me what the rules are, please?

The two had a couple more dust-ups during the 13-minute segment, even as Stephanopoulos tried to peacefully end the debate.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I’m afraid — I’m afraid we’re out of time this morning.
FRANK: George, let me be very clear.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Real quick.
FRANK: What she wants to do — and what all the Republicans want to do — is no regulation at all. Ms. Blackburn voted…
BLACKBURN: No, no, Barney. I didn’t speak for you. You don’t speak for me.
FRANK: Please let me …
BLACKBURN: No, you’re trying to speak for me. I will not allow you to do that.
FRANK: This pattern of interruption…
BLACKBURN: Good to be with you, George.
FRANK: George, you know, the pattern of…
STEPHANOPOULOS: You know what? I’m afraid — I’m afraid we’re out of time, Congressman. I’m afraid we really have run over…
FRANK: Well, I’m sorry, but she voted against this. This pattern of interruption and filibuster is really not a good way to discuss important issues. She voted for no regulation at all in 2010. They all did.
BLACKBURN: No. No, Barney. You can’t speak for me. I didn’t speak for you.
FRANK: That was the vote that you took — you voted…
STEPHANOPOULOS: Thank you. I got to go. I got to go.
FRANK: I’m quoting your vote. I’m not speaking for you.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Thank you both for your time this morning.
FRANK: I’m quoting your vote.
BLACKBURN: Thank you. Good to be with you. Thanks.



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1 posted on 05/13/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Well, at least he didn't resort to his typical form of discourse.

Barney Frank farts on Rachel Maddow
2 posted on 05/13/2012 1:54:44 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: markomalley

Frank is such a disgusting twat.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 1:59:35 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: LostInBayport

Frank has been busy with Obama perfecting their “gay marrage” strategy:

http://sheikyermami.com/wp-content/uploads/obama-evolves.jpg


4 posted on 05/13/2012 2:00:23 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: markomalley

Only Bawney Fwank would hog the whole segment and then accuse the Republican of filibustering. God what an arrogant a-hole.


5 posted on 05/13/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT by ModernDayCato
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To: markomalley
"you know, this is a good political science lesson for people about what a political party’s talking points are,”

Bawney knows stuff (and how to use it.)

6 posted on 05/13/2012 2:10:13 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Uncle Lonny

No wonder Michelle always looks so angry!


7 posted on 05/13/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: markomalley

Barney Frank hates women even more than Obama does.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 2:17:04 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: ModernDayCato
Only Bawney Fwank would hog the whole segment and then accuse the Republican of filibustering. God what an arrogant a-hole.

I work with a guy like that. He'll talk 90% of the time in a meeting, and if anyone tries to get a word in edgewise, he will get personally offended and immediately go into a stuttering, "Wait a minute ... wait a minute ... wait a minute ... can I just say ... can I just say ... can I just say ..."

Because 90% domination is just not enough for some people.

10 posted on 05/13/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: GreatRoad

Hmmmm. You reminded me of the 0bama ‘Sweetie’ moments:

“Obama apologizes to ‘sweetie’”
May 15, 2008 9:29 AM
Frank James

“Sen. Barack Obama did what you have to do if you say something to a person that many people find offensive, especially if you’re running for president: He phoned Peggy Agar, the reporter he referred to as “sweetie” to apologize for calling her that and blowing her off after she asked a question following a Sterling, Michigan campaign appearance yesterday.

WXYZ-TV, the Detroit station Agar works for, has a recording of the voicemail to Agar’s phone up with a story about the apology on its site. In the senator says:

“Hi Peggy. This is Barack Obama. I’m calling to apologize on two fronts. One was you didn’t get your question answered and I apologize. I thought that we had set up interviews with all the local stations. I guess we got it with your station but you weren’t the reporter that got the interview. And so, I broke my word. I apologize for that and I will make up for it.

“Second apology is for using the word ‘sweetie.’ That’s a bad habit of mine. I do it sometimes with all kinds of people. I mean no disrespect and so I am duly chastened on that front. Feel free to call me back. I expect that my press team will be happy to try to make it up to you whenever we are in Detroit next.”

The WXYZ story reports that Obama has indeed called people “sweetie” before, and on at least one occasion, caused a min-tempest.

In a posting on the New York Times Political Blog titled “Obama: Hold On, Sweetie,” reporter Jim Rutenberg pointed out this wasn’t the first time Obama used the word: “Back in Pennsylvania in early April, Senator Barack Obama took some heat for calling a female factory worker ‘sweetie,’ in Allentown.”

Obama clearly needs to go on a “sweetie” diet, tightening up on his use of that diminutive.

It just seems dismissive, belittling and, yes, chauvinist, even if he doesn’t mean it to be, if he uses it with anyone other than his wife, his daughters or little children, especially when he so addresses women he encounters along the campaign trail.”

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/05/obama_apologizes_to_sweetie.html


11 posted on 05/13/2012 2:35:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: markomalley

How would you like to be the guy or gal that has to clean his slobber off the studio desk after that?


12 posted on 05/13/2012 2:40:00 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Because 90% domination is just not enough for some people.

This is a deliberate, well-honed tactic that "progressives" learn in training sessions. They interrupt and get their points out in filibusters all the while accusing their opponents of interrupting and filibustering. Some, like Alan Colmes, are very practiced at interrupting just as the other person is about to make an important point. They keep interrupting to make certain only their progressive sound bites are voiced. Marxists have always been very good at propaganda; they spend a lot of time studying it.

14 posted on 05/13/2012 2:48:40 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: markomalley

Frank is nothing more than a nasty pervert.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

16 posted on 05/13/2012 2:57:51 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Slobbering goober who slobbers over goobers.


17 posted on 05/13/2012 3:04:39 PM PDT by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: markomalley

Barney Frank loses composure in ‘This Week’ appearance

I read that title and my first thought was, “How could you tell? Did he start talking like a straight man?”

I’m a bad man. ;)


18 posted on 05/13/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: markomalley

“thith pattewn of intewuption...”

Frank is a walking talking fag joke...


19 posted on 05/13/2012 3:14:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: markomalley

The demscum are becoming (more) unhinged. The internal polling must be just awful. LOL.


20 posted on 05/13/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: markomalley

Marsha should have slapped Barney’s tits off.


21 posted on 05/13/2012 3:40:06 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: markomalley
FUBF
22 posted on 05/13/2012 3:50:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: markomalley

Of course they want to focus on gay marriage. It’s their plan to completely disrupt the Republican base from the Mittster. And if he hasn’t the sense to find himself a Palin by convention time, it’ll work, big time


23 posted on 05/13/2012 3:52:24 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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Click!


↑ Throw more of these crazies out!

24 posted on 05/13/2012 5:23:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: markomalley

He is a shyster


25 posted on 05/13/2012 7:30:40 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

The ‘Rats will ALWAYS talk over the Republicans when teh Republicans start scoring points with the voters.


26 posted on 05/13/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: markomalley
FRANK: Well, I’m sorry, but she voted against this. This pattern of interruption and filibuster is really not a good way to discuss important issues. She voted for no regulation at all in 2010. They all did...hilarious - Barney Frank is the one who in 2005 or so assured us all that Fannie and Freddie were sound and we shouldn't even be talking about them because it might hurt their ability to give away free houses to the poor at taxpayers' expense to buy 'rat votes, in opposition to Republican attempts to put some controls on the two F's - the direct prelude to the big collapse - I hope the Republicans hang this around Frank's neck every chance they get......
27 posted on 05/13/2012 9:24:02 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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