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.
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