FRANK TO NUTJOB:
Barney Frank responded to one of these rightwing nutjobs polluting and disrupting townhall meetings with the proper response. As reported by the Boston Globe: A town hall session held by Representative Barney Frank has joined the pantheon of straight-to-video moments from the rowdy face-offs on health care this month. But instead of a critic’s shouts, this time it was a zinger from the Massachusetts Democrat that drew the most notice, replayed repeatedly yesterday on cable TV news. [SEE VIDEO BELOW]
His event Tuesday night in Dartmouth drew more than 500 people, who asked how the nation could afford a health care overhaul and some of whom protested a bigger government role. He admonished those who were shouting, saying that prevented a serious debate on the issue.
He reserved his most biting response, however, for one questioner, a woman who went to the microphone carrying a poster of President Obama with a Hitler-style mustache.
“Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?’’ she asked Frank.
“On what planet do you spend most of your time?’’ he shot back, as some in the crowd applauded.
Blasting the woman – apparently a supporter of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche – for comparing a bid to improve health care to Nazism, Frank went on to say that it was “a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated.’’
And for good measure, he added, “Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.’’
Editors’ Note: Cyrano’s Journal DOES NOT support the passage of the fraudulent health care “reform” plan being peddled by Obama and prominent Democrats, nor does it endorse the campaign of townhall meetings organized by Democrats to “explain” their worthless health care reform. We have explained our reasons elsewhere. See