Barney Frank confronted one of those “Obama is a Nazi!” types at a town hall meeting the other day. Video here.
QUESTIONER (holding a picture of Obama with a Hitler moustache): Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy, as Obama expressly has supported this policy? Why are you supporting it?
FRANK: When you ask me that question I am going to revert to my ethnic heritage and answer your question with a question. On what planet do you spend most of your time?
You want me to answer your question? As you stand there, with a picture of the President defaced to look like Hitler, and compare the effort to increase health care to the Nazis, my answer to you is, as I said before, it is a tribute to the first amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated. Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.
Why is it that the Democrats insist on finding the most vapid, milquetoast nonentities to lead them in Congress? Why are we stuck with empty suits like Pelosi and Reid (and before them Gephardt and Daschle) when we could have people like Barney Frank leading us?
Granted, Frank has the luxury of representing a district populated primarily by sane people. His audience was cheering him as he unloaded on the hapless questioner. Still, it is so refreshing to hear a Democrat speak like a normal person as opposed to a politician, and to stick up for basic common sense.