Barney Frank Is Not Amused

The results, however, are amusing for the rest of us:

It’s nice to see somebody in a safe district taking advantage of essentially having tenure. We could use more of this.


  1. #1 Kate Nepveu
    August 19, 2009

    This is tagged “Video” but I don’t see one.

  2. #2 Chad Orzel
    August 19, 2009

    Sorry about that– pasted the wrong embed-code gibberish into the post. It should work now.

  3. #3 The Science Pundit
    August 19, 2009

    I saw this earlier. It’s sad, but the rhetoric has not just left the planet, but it’s left this dimension of reality. Frank’s approach is unfortunately quite appropriate.

  4. #4 Colin M
    August 19, 2009

    Hahahahahahaha. Owned.

  5. #5 John
    August 19, 2009

    I just saw a slightly longer version of this at Politico. Its about damn time someone stood up to these nuts. This is why I love Frank, and I’m not even in Mass.

  6. #6 Brian
    August 19, 2009

    I have perfectly interesting conversations with my dining room table!

    Ok, perhaps I shouldn’t have admitted that on the internet B-)

  7. Yeah, right. Every time I try to persuade him to support the logging industry, he just harrumphs and storms off.

    I think he’s still embarrassed after the time he did try arguing, he lost when he told me I didn’t have a leg to stand on. He’s got such a thin skin – he can’t take being laughed at by his chair.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    August 19, 2009

    I spent quite a bit of time living near or in Barney’s district, and working on clinic defense in Boston against these yahoos, etc.. It really is the case, for those of you who do not happen to live in the cradle of liberty (Eastern Mass) that when people speak up with crap like this they are told somethen-somethen pretty quickly and unabashedly. I want the national press to take a cue from this. Please.

  9. #9 Hawk
    August 19, 2009

    ROTFLMAO. Thanks for passing this one along.

  10. #10 Joe Shelby
    August 19, 2009

    I just saw an episode of the West Wing where Barlett did a serious pwn in the debates. Seaborne (Rob Lowe) later explained, “It’s a gift that they’re irreversibly convinced that he’s arrogant ’cause now he can be. If your guy’s seen that way, you might as well knock some bodies down with it.”

  11. #11 Josh
    August 19, 2009

    Seriously. But something tells me that she isn’t one of the angry Republicans that have more commonly been causing such a ruckus. I think she’s a LaRouche supporter and they call everyone Nazis.

  12. #12 Brian
    August 19, 2009

    I’m beginning to wonder if these crazies are actually crazies from the larouche movement. They’re usually the ones who draw Hitler mustaches onto famous leaders.

  13. #13 Mike H
    August 19, 2009

    Luckily that Bawney Fwank is in a safe district, if he wasnt he might be held accountable for letting his boyfriend crash Fannie May when he was an executive there.

  14. #14 Maguire
    October 3, 2009

    America certainly possesses a unique variety of inhabitants, when you can hear someone attempt to intelligibly associate the President’s health care plan to that of a plan designed by Hitler and the Nazi party. I question if any of these people have seriously taken a moment to read what is actually being proposed or if they have even taken time to read or listen to what medical professionals themselves have to say regarding the issue.
    On that note, I came across a page in which several doctors and medical professionals discuss the current health care plan in a very tactful way. The article presents views from both sides of the debate and approaches the discussion from a clinical perspective.,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view,category/#catid107
    Apart from my little aside, I have to say that during this interview Barney Frank was quite graceful in his response. I am not sure I could have been that eloquent when dealing with someone of that.

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