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Barney Frank defends caustic town hall, calls other Dems ’submissive’ (blows a gasket)
Yahoo ^ | 10/07/10 | Jonathan Strong

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.

Frank’s 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, you’re worried about the deficit. Then you said you weren’t talking about the war. Who do you think paid for the war, Santa Claus?” Frank said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barney; frank; hissy; townhall
calls other Dems ’submissive’

He really should keep his wet dreams to himself.

1 posted on 10/07/2010 8:04:39 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Barney-boy knows all about doms and subs.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 8:08:42 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Libloather

Was Bawney Fwank drooling when he uttered the word, “submissive”???


3 posted on 10/07/2010 8:10:43 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Libloather
Barney Frank...(blows a gasket)

Actually, the guy's name is spelled Gasquet (he's French).

4 posted on 10/07/2010 8:10:57 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Libloather
Pweease! Consthituanths! Twy to be Thivil! Dont Fwog Marcth me frwom Pubwic thervith! Pweease!


5 posted on 10/07/2010 8:12:11 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Libloather

He really has been in that seat way too long. He forgot - he is a SERVANT!


6 posted on 10/07/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rfp1234

So wrong and so funny.


7 posted on 10/07/2010 8:12:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: mylife

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.


8 posted on 10/07/2010 8:16:52 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: rfp1234

B. Frank blows A. Gasket.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 8:16:56 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: counterpunch

I think wittoo frankie lost all of his gaskets a loooong time ago. ;-)


10 posted on 10/07/2010 8:18:51 PM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: WAW

The old queen should be in jail for the Fannie/Freddie catastrophe foisted on the taxpayer.


11 posted on 10/07/2010 8:19:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Libloather

Please try not to use “Barney Frank” and “blows” in the same headline....


12 posted on 10/07/2010 8:22:53 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: mylife
The old queen should be in jail for the Fannie/Freddie catastrophe foisted on the taxpayer.

Better put him in solitary or it will be more like a vacation with all that gay prison sex...

13 posted on 10/07/2010 8:23:31 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Libloather

Barney Puke MUST be defeated and sent packing in the disgrace he earned.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 8:24:00 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: mylife

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.


15 posted on 10/07/2010 8:25:57 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Libloather

The irony of Pillow-bitin’ Barney calling anyone submissive.


16 posted on 10/07/2010 8:28:13 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Libloather

mortgagate


17 posted on 10/07/2010 8:28:36 PM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: Libloather

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?


18 posted on 10/07/2010 8:29:13 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: counterpunch

Wonder if he is a top of a bottom? While most rats giggle when they hear the word tea-bagger, ole Barney salivates.


19 posted on 10/07/2010 8:34:30 PM PDT by Huskerscott
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To: SoldierDad

Franks’ must be shocked that the other guy is actually facing him as he faces the other guy.


20 posted on 10/07/2010 8:37:55 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Libloather

21 posted on 10/07/2010 8:59:36 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Libloather

This reminds me of the song written about him The Banking Queen.

There is a line in the song where the Banking Queen sings:

“Don’t complain or you’ll hear me scream oh yeah.”

I’m sure there was a lot of high pitched screaming going on.


22 posted on 10/07/2010 9:35:54 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Libloather

He’s such a queen...


23 posted on 10/08/2010 12:00:49 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: rfp1234
Barney Frank blowing a gasket

is to

Lewinsky sucking chrome off a tow ball

24 posted on 10/08/2010 1:31:10 AM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: Libloather

Please support his opponent Sean Bielat. I just dropped my last Benjamin on him.

http://seanbielat.org/


25 posted on 10/08/2010 5:04:17 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Libloather
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.”

Wow. Who knew Barney could be so ... Butch.


26 posted on 10/08/2010 5:23:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Libloather

Barney Fag needs to be unemployed - more ways than one !

Don’t forget Baron Hill in Indiana when when he said it was his town hall and didn’t like the questions asked and being filmed !


27 posted on 10/08/2010 7:26:24 AM PDT by CORedneck
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