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Frank: Dems’ slogan should be ‘We’re not perfect, but they’re nuts’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:20 EDT
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Rep. Barney Frank on MSNBC's The Last Word. Screenshot via MSNBC.
 
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) provided his party a colorful new campaign slogan for 2012 during an appearance on MSNBC Monday night.

Appearing on The Last Word, Frank reacted to a montage of lofty promise made by GOP presidential candidates on the campaign trail, labeling them “wacky.”

Targeting a contrast between the two parties, Frank continued his harsh assessment of Republicans.

“I suggested that maybe the Democratic slogan this year should be, ‘We’re not perfect, but they’re nuts,’” he said. “Essentially that’s what the president was saying. There’s no reason to expect a party that has so been taken over by the most extreme right wing elements in America to be able to cooperate with them.”

The congressman also placed blame on the American public for contributing to the current political climate.

“You blame the candidates, you blame the media, and I agree with both of this,” he said. “But you have to throw one party that’s partly responsible, and that’s the voters. I didn’t decide in 2008 to vote for one group and then in 2010 to vote for another group. And then be puzzled when you have two very different groups of people in power when they don’t get along with each other.”

WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on January 2, 2012.

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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