Why can’t the rest of the Dems learn from Barney Frank and OWN these town hall protestors?

By pams
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 15:15 EDT
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These spine-free Dems need to take a page from the Massachusetts Congressman and lay the verbal beat-down on these beyond-know-nothings and fearmongers. At a Barney Frank town hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA, this exchange occurred:

Wingnut: Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy, as Obama has expressly supported this policy, why are you supporting it?

The Honorable Barney Frank: When you ask me that question, I am gonna revert to my ethnic heritage, and answer your question with a question. On what planet do you spend most of your time?…You want me to answer the question? As you stand there with a picture of the president defaced to look like Hitler, and compare the effort to increase health care to the Nazis, my answer to you is as I said before, it is a tribute to the 1st 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.

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