Skip to comments.Frank: 'Mass Hysteria' on the Hill (Barney Says Tea Party Like Salem Witch Trials)
Posted on 03/21/2010 1:45:53 PM PDT by kristinn
Tea Party protesters disrupted Speaker Nancy Pelosi's press stakeout at a House Office Building, yelling "you're a disgrace to your office" and one protester yelled a gay epithet at Rep. Barney Frank again on Sunday, adding yet another layer of chaos to an already tense afternoon on Capitol Hill.
In a moment of apparently unscripted political theater, Pelosi and Democratic leaders marched arm in arm with civil rights pioneer John Lewis across the Capitol complex while protesters yelled at them and police held a barricade.
The Pelosi disruption came inside the Cannon office building, where Democrats where whipping the final votes for the historic health care overhaul. When Pelosi said "We're doing this for the American people," a protestor yelled "you're doing this TO the American people!"
Someone in the crowd yelled "faggot" an epithet overheard by a POLITICO reporter at Frank, who is gay. A group of Catholics supporting reform sang a chorus of "we love you Barney, oh yes we do."
"It's like the Salem witch trials, and healthcare is the witches," Frank said. "There is mass hysteria."
Some Republican lawmakers encouraged the protesters.
As the House was voting on an unrelated bill, Republican Reps. Tom Latham of Iowa, Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, Brett Guthrie of Kentucky and Greg Harper of Mississippi stood on south balcony off the House floor - an area known informally as "the beach" holding pieces of paper that read "kill the bill" to a group of cheering protestors. Some Republican lawmakers waved a "Don't Tread on Me" flag from the balcony, causing the crowd to go wild.
Later in the afternoon, about a dozen House Republicans stood on the balcony and held up small signs that said "No" in red magic marker. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) held up a picture of Pelosi and the crowd booed, chanting her name.
Inside the House chamber, a protester was ejected by Capitol Police after yelling from the House gallery.
I won’t be shocked if reality starts matching his accusations.
They have no fear whatsoever. And sadly, I guess they have reason not to fear. They can walk arm in arm and be protected by their own personal police force.
Video shows the fraud of the racist Black Caucus:
*Racist because ANY caucus that supports a specific race is, by definition, racist.
The Rats have just enslaved us all. They have essentially said that other people have a right to your labors. They can now literally control every aspect of your life saying that because certain activities might cost the government money, it can be outlawed.
I’m not advocating physical rebellion, but it would serve the 60s radical crowd right to get some of their own medicine.
Liberals are masters of the art of pretending to be martyrs when they are the predators.
LOL! What? Did somebody call the Gay Pimp a 'Teabagger'?
You can’t arrogantly fly in the face of the will of the people in this country and not expect to get a few nasty names thrown your way. What a bunch of cry babies. Grow some balls, Nancy (and by Nancy, I mean Barney). You get back what you give out. If you SH***T on the people, they’re going to SH***t on you. Get ready...
barney needs to go home...he has been in DC too long like the rest of them....
While the Government may maintain that the Constitution gives it the authority to regulate interstate commerce, it does not give it the authority to regulate the absence of commerce. That is the seminal Constitutional issue. This is not over. We have a right to not spend our hard earned money. The government does not have a right to mandate that we do.
I’m surprised they didn’t start singing “We shall overcome!”
The country is on the verge of revolution and Barney is offended at being called gay.
Can these people be more out of touch?
Don't fool yourself. The federal government has become more and more of a nanny state with every passing year.
Show me, anywhere in the Constitution, the Federal Government is given the authority to demand we buy anything. It does not exist. They cannot regulate the absence of commerce, especially demanding that an unwilling buyer purchase something they would otherwise not purchase. Not even the Interstate Commerce Clause can be stretched that far.
Little bwaney and his band of criminals ain’t seen nothing yet.
Since when did the Constitution mean anything to a Rat?
I said that awhile back....... They have no fear. And until they do nothing will change. They will continue to do exactly as they please, they are the ruling elite.
People are getting angry and the Democrats are either ignorin it or too stupi to realise it. I predict a lot more anger and boiling over until we finally have the revolution we need to bring back a real America.
I don’t care what Barney thinks. His voice is like a fart falling in the forest.
Each and every one of those b@stards took an oath to uphold the Constitution when they took office. Every d@mned one of them. Either they are, or they aren’t. If they aren’t they should be removed from office.
The bill is now guaranteed to pass. It was a gallant effort, but the right to protest doesnt mean you will prevail. I figured this out about 12 years ago during all the Clinton impeachment rallies.
House of Un-American Cliques
“It’s like the Salem witch trials, and healthcare is the witches,” Frank said. “There is mass hysteria.”
You have no idea how bad this is going to be for you yes votes do you? Mass hysteria doesn’t even come close, it will be mass rebellion and you and all of the yes votes will be the targets.
Really 24/7? I thought only the speaker, the majority leader,President and VP had 24 hr security. The rest of them don’t unless they are paying for it themselves.
“In a moment of apparently unscripted political theater,”
Politico: wanna bet on that?
only Fwank would know mass hysteria/s
THEY ALL HAVE TO COME HOME..........Don’t you think it’s on thier mind? Happy Easter
Praying that in Nov. we hear him say, "It's like the Salem witch trials, and Democrats are the witches" as all who voted yes are run out of office.
It’s a shame no one thought to walk along side them with a ‘WE ARE ALL ASSES’ poster!
Well Barney Frank sure is one to talk. He and his friends in their moral & political corruption have turned Washington DC and our congress into Sodom and Gomorrah on the Potomac.
Read somewhere that when the presidential car rode past the protest group on Saturday, Obummer was jeered and booed. Someone said the day will come when the cars won’t get to pass, and they will be rocked back and forth until they roll over. Passage of this bill will bring mayhem.
I never thought I would see the day that revolution looked so good for this country. When the government ignores the will of a “super-majority” of the people, we are doomed as a country. What is next?
When the limo rocks and is turned over, necks will be stretched and walls will be bloodied by executions. And I suspect that both sides will be guilty of committing such acts. But I also suspect that this country has reached the point where “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”. Thomas Jefferson
Politico: wanna bet on that?
Exactly. Well, this is Politico, remember...
You know darn well these fascists staged their little march purposely to shove it in the faces of the protesters. They could have entered the building underground instead of staging this disgusting show of power.