Town Hall meetings have become a national late night punchline of late, but Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) dished it right back at some angry protesters last night.
The highlight of the exchange, seen in the first clip, involves another tired Obama-as-Hitler, Healthcare-as-Eugenics comparison, and Frank isn’t having it. When a woman poses the question of why Frank (who is Jewish) continues to support “Nazi policies,” Frank responds with his trademark alacrity:
“On what planet do you spend most of your time?
“It’s 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 trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.”
Below are two clips- first of the moment quoted above, and a second, longer clip showing more of the overall dialogue. Even in the reporting, you’ll see a divide- more liberal outlets favor the clip of the crazy Nazi poster lady, whereas more conservative outlets prefer a montage of Frank facepalming while protesters shout, condensing his quips into a block of what seems like dismissing his constituents.
So, question- do you love Barney Frank?