Skip to comments.Barney Frank defends caustic town hall, calls other Dems ’submissive’ (blows a gasket)
Posted on 10/07/2010 8:04:35 PM PDT by Libloather
Barney Frank defends caustic town hall, calls other Dems submissive
Jonathan Strong - The Daily Caller
Thu Oct 7, 2:05 pm ET
Facing a legitimate challenger for the first time in ages, Rep. Barney Frank today defended his actions at a town hall in August 2009 in which he blasted his own constituents for interrupting him, saying unlike his fellow submissive Democrats Frank spoke back.
Unlike some of my colleagues, who I think were kind of taken aback by that and were almost submissive I answered civil questions civilly, but I spoke back, Frank said on Fox News Thursday.
Franks interview appeared to thread the needle between his recent nice guy tack and defending his perennially caustic tone towards media figures, House colleagues, and even voters back home.
Seeking to explain his harsh tone at the town hall, Frank pointed to one questioner at the town hall, a zany Lyndon Larouche activist who questioned whether Obamacare was akin to the policies of Hitler.
At the town hall, Frank told that questioner, Trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table. On Fox News today, Frank said I said I thought that was despicable.
However, video of the town hall shows Frank was nearly as dismissive of other questions more in line with the political mainstream.
One man, for instance, pressed Frank on why constituents should trust him on health care given his record on the financial crisis and the burgeoning federal deficit. After a contentious back-and-forth with the man for several minutes, Frank blew a gasket.
You said, youre worried about the deficit. Then you said you werent talking about the war. Who do you think paid for the war, Santa Claus? Frank said.
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He really should keep his wet dreams to himself.
Barney-boy knows all about doms and subs.
Was Bawney Fwank drooling when he uttered the word, “submissive”???
Actually, the guy's name is spelled Gasquet (he's French).
He really has been in that seat way too long. He forgot - he is a SERVANT!
So wrong and so funny.
TAR, FEATHERS, RAIL!
Frank ought to fear a protest every time he speaks in public. He ought to see angry protesters singing Banking Queen to him in his sleep.
B. Frank blows A. Gasket.
I think wittoo frankie lost all of his gaskets a loooong time ago. ;-)
The old queen should be in jail for the Fannie/Freddie catastrophe foisted on the taxpayer.
Please try not to use “Barney Frank” and “blows” in the same headline....
Better put him in solitary or it will be more like a vacation with all that gay prison sex...
Barney Puke MUST be defeated and sent packing in the disgrace he earned.
I wholeheartedly agree, but I can’t imagine that waiting for BO and Holder to take action will yield any desirable result.
Barney needs to be haunted by protesters, haunted the way that crazy lady and the code pinkers were on Bush about the war. He needs to feel the heat and be face deep in the confrontation every waking hour of the day and well on into the night.
Barney blew the Bubble! or Barney Franked Freddie! Incessant chanting till he claws his own eyes out....
...A basin of tar and an old pillow’s worth of feathers on his front door step with a note saying, “Barney, do the honorable thing.”
Daily, he ought to wake up the recorded voices of both himself and Rush doing Barney impressions, recounting to him all the lies and double-talk.
Until he quits. Until he leaves not only office but public life.
The irony of Pillow-bitin’ Barney calling anyone submissive.
From Barney’s web site:
“A Short History of the Subprime Crisis”
For those who like to read fantasy.
Have the people of Massachusetts 4 had enough fairy tales?
Wonder if he is a top of a bottom? While most rats giggle when they hear the word tea-bagger, ole Barney salivates.
Franks’ must be shocked that the other guy is actually facing him as he faces the other guy.
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