"On what planet do you spend most of your time?"

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“On what planet do you spend most of your time?”

barneyFranktownhallRightwingBarney 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

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4 comments on “"On what planet do you spend most of your time?"
  1. Barney attacks the messenger rather than asking her as to what leads her to that conclusion. His actions are disgraceful. In other words he does not hold any respect for the voters by showing it to this one person. She has legitimate fears, and concerns, and his actions as her representative did not relieve her fears, but only reinforced them.

  2. BOB:

    In the final analysis, no matter how inculcated someone may be, idiotic behavior stops with the individual. To assume that no one has any responsibility for his or her actions because s/he was indoctrinated is disingenuous, and you probably know it. This woman and her ilk is not just a messenger, she’s an idiot or a person of bad faith willfully carrying water for a rightwing agenda. Someone in this nation has to realize that to compare Obama to Hitler is ludicrous. The man is a centrist opportunist, as this journal has made clear in many articles.

    Although I don’t approve of the so-called “town hall” meetings as examples of good-faith examination of the health care issue, and certainly dont care for Barney Frank trying to sell us a fraudulent reform, I find he did something necessary : he spoke the truth for once. Too much PC is stifling this nation, and it’s hypocritical anyhhow.

  3. Bob:

    Barney did not speak the truth because to speak the truth would have exposed him and his party as the worthless corporate shills that they are.

    An honest person — a true leader — would have seen her diagnosis as extremely disoriented yet expressing a legitimate fear and loathing and could have attempted to re-orient her and the audience in a more honest direction.

    That is, use the opportunity for educational purposes rather than insulting her personally which will only serve to disorient her more.

  4. Tomás Rigoberto once again manages to set the stage for a Hegelian conflict among the readers of the Journal. This managed conflict wastes the reader’s time, provides no understanding and distracts from the underlying existential issues.

    The US of A under a self-adulating President is headed for multiple disasters, economic, political and social, following the about-to-be-consumated financial disaster.

    And the best we can come up with is Barney Frank as hero? Tomás thrives on a culture of conflict among Journal readers. It must be revenue-enhancing.

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