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Frank: 'Mass Hysteria' on the Hill (Barney Says Tea Party Like Salem Witch Trials)
Politico ^ | Sunday, March 21, 2010 | Marin Cogan and Meredith Shiner

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.

SNIP


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; angrymob; barneyfrank; barneyfrankisaliar; healthcare; rumppirate; rumpranger; slur; smearcampaign; teaparty

1 posted on 03/21/2010 1:45:54 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I won’t be shocked if reality starts matching his accusations.


2 posted on 03/21/2010 1:48:58 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: kristinn

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.


3 posted on 03/21/2010 1:49:41 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a second Sons of Liberty)
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To: kristinn
Apparently he doesn't recognize a revolution when he sees it!

grrrrrrrrrrrr

4 posted on 03/21/2010 1:50:11 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: kristinn

Video shows the fraud of the racist Black Caucus:

http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2010/mar/20/congressman-claims-health-care-bill-protesters-hur/

*Racist because ANY caucus that supports a specific race is, by definition, racist.


5 posted on 03/21/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: kristinn
Let it begin. I will be down in DC every week if others will sustain the effort. I am outraged. There are no words to describe this betrayal.
6 posted on 03/21/2010 1:50:53 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: kristinn

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.


7 posted on 03/21/2010 1:52:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (`)
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To: kristinn
"The Pelosi disruption came inside the Cannon"

Oh, but to witness a variation on the old Quaker Oats commercial "This is the Nazi that is shot from guns!"
8 posted on 03/21/2010 1:52:37 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bamaCare Good News: the guy behind you pays your bill. Bad News: you pay for the guy ahead of you.)
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To: kristinn

I’m not advocating physical rebellion, but it would serve the 60s radical crowd right to get some of their own medicine.


9 posted on 03/21/2010 1:53:05 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: kristinn

Liberals are masters of the art of pretending to be martyrs when they are the predators.


10 posted on 03/21/2010 1:53:08 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: kristinn
and one protester yelled a gay epithet at Rep. Barney Frank again on Sunday,

LOL! What? Did somebody call the Gay Pimp a 'Teabagger'?

11 posted on 03/21/2010 1:53:09 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: kristinn

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...


12 posted on 03/21/2010 1:53:41 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: kristinn

barney needs to go home...he has been in DC too long like the rest of them....


13 posted on 03/21/2010 1:56:31 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Blood of Tyrants
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.

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.

14 posted on 03/21/2010 1:56:38 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mkjessup

I’m surprised they didn’t start singing “We shall overcome!”


15 posted on 03/21/2010 2:02:02 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: kristinn
Someone in the crowd yelled "faggot" — an epithet overheard by a POLITICO reporter — at Frank, who is gay.

faggot1 esp US, fagot [ˈfægət] noun

1. a bundle of sticks or twigs, esp when bound together and used as fuel

So the fact of the matter is, that someone in the crowd called for a bundle of sticks.


16 posted on 03/21/2010 2:02:57 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: kristinn; All

The country is on the verge of revolution and Barney is offended at being called gay.

Can these people be more out of touch?


17 posted on 03/21/2010 2:03:18 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Smokin' Joe
The government does not have a right to mandate that we do.

Don't fool yourself. The federal government has become more and more of a nanny state with every passing year.

18 posted on 03/21/2010 2:03:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (`)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


19 posted on 03/21/2010 2:07:17 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kristinn

Little bwaney and his band of criminals ain’t seen nothing yet.


20 posted on 03/21/2010 2:11:04 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Smokin' Joe

Since when did the Constitution mean anything to a Rat?


21 posted on 03/21/2010 2:13:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (`)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


22 posted on 03/21/2010 2:13:16 PM PDT by sheana
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To: kristinn

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.


23 posted on 03/21/2010 2:16:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn

I don’t care what Barney thinks. His voice is like a fart falling in the forest.


24 posted on 03/21/2010 2:16:47 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


25 posted on 03/21/2010 2:16:58 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kristinn

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.


26 posted on 03/21/2010 2:19:13 PM PDT by mono
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To: kristinn
HUAC

House of Un-American Cliques

27 posted on 03/21/2010 2:21:55 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kristinn

“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.


28 posted on 03/21/2010 2:27:01 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Terry Mross

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.


29 posted on 03/21/2010 2:28:33 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: kristinn

“In a moment of apparently unscripted political theater,”

Politico: wanna bet on that?


31 posted on 03/21/2010 2:51:30 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: kristinn

only Fwank would know mass hysteria/s


32 posted on 03/21/2010 3:35:11 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: kristinn

THEY ALL HAVE TO COME HOME..........Don’t you think it’s on thier mind? Happy Easter


33 posted on 03/21/2010 3:43:08 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: kristinn
"It's like the Salem witch trials, and healthcare is the witches," Frank said. "There is mass hysteria."

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.

34 posted on 03/21/2010 3:44:18 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Terry Mross

It’s a shame no one thought to walk along side them with a ‘WE ARE ALL ASSES’ poster!


35 posted on 03/21/2010 3:48:47 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: kristinn

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.


36 posted on 03/21/2010 3:49:13 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

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.


37 posted on 03/21/2010 4:12:20 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: kiltie65

yup


38 posted on 03/21/2010 4:29:17 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: kiltie65

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


39 posted on 03/21/2010 6:56:27 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: popdonnelly
“In a moment of apparently unscripted political theater,”

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.

40 posted on 03/23/2010 3:55:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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