Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Barney Frank is tremendous

Like many of the congressional town hall meetings that have been held around the country by Democrats, Barney Frank's effort was interrupted by anti-reform folks who seemed to have no interest other than interrupting the event. Congressman Frank didn't silence them, rather he rebutted them with the same interest in honest debate they offered him.

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

"As you stand there with a picture of the President defaced to look like Hitler and compare the efforts to increase health care to the Nazis, my answer to you is, it is a tribute to the First Amendment that this vile contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."

"Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to a argue with a dining room table, I have no interest in doing it."

"When you all yell at once it's hard to understand...Shhh, shhh, let him yell, please."

On the "revelation" that Frank supports Single Payer: "Sir, it's been 21 years since I had a secret."

"I am struck by those who think laughter substitutes for logic, but I guess if that's all you got, that's what you go with."

The event was held in Dartmouth. Video courtesy of NECN.

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