Thursday, August 20, 2009

On What Planet Do You Spend Most Of Your Time?

"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."
Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass)
Despite the fact that Barney Frank gets on my nerves, I have to really hand it to him. His rebuttal of one of the "President Obama is a Nazi" fruitcakes at a town meeting was spectacular. He's going to take heat from Fox News and conservative activists for being "disrespectful," but since nothing other than cringing obsequiousness would be acceptable to them anyway, who the Hell cares?

I also appreciate the fact that Frank was unafraid to call the commenter out on the fact that she'd come to the meeting with her mind made up - and therefore was using her "question" to be insulting to both the President and the Representative, rather than as a request for information.

1 comment:

twif said...

i thought that an awesome and approriate response. more reps and senators should call out the loonies, instead of trying to accomodate, placate or reason with them.