Welcome to PatsFans.com

Barney Frank goes toe to toe at health care town hall

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by reflexblue, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ratings:
    +232 / 6 / -3

    #91 Jersey

    A lot of people don't like Barney Frank, but he knows how to stand up for what he believes. This is how to handle the town hall situation.

    Barney Frank goes toe to toe at health care town hall - CNN.com

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

    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? ... 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 First Amendment that this sort of vile contemptable nonsense is so freely propagated. Ma'am, trying to have a conversation would like be like trying to have an argument with a dining room table -- I have no interest in doing it."
     
  2. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Hall of Fame Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    26,948
    Likes Received:
    160
    Ratings:
    +452 / 5 / -23

    #18 Jersey

    You won't find many Barney Frank supporters here flex. I know you like him, but since you & agree on much, I don't understand how you can like what he stands up for or how he does it.

    He would spend us into bankruptcy if he had his way. A definate socialist.
     
  3. alvinnf

    alvinnf In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +14 / 1 / -0

    That Barney Frank is a rude little Queen. I'm glad they gave it to him. He puts his panties on like everyone else, one leg at a time.:D
     
  4. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ratings:
    +232 / 6 / -3

    #91 Jersey

    I'm ambivilent towards him, but i like how he stands up for himself though. There is a certain group that blames Frank, Carter, and Dodd for for whats wrong in the world. I never really paid much attention to him until he started being vilifed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  5. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Hall of Fame Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    26,948
    Likes Received:
    160
    Ratings:
    +452 / 5 / -23

    #18 Jersey

    There are waaayyy too many people to blame for the mess we're in to point fingers at individuals. Mass greed is the real culprit.

    I "think" that Frank believes EVERYONE should own a home...a totally ridiculous thought.
     
  6. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ratings:
    +232 / 6 / -3

    #91 Jersey

    No he gave it to them. Anyways if i were a congressman or a senator and someone called Obama or "W" Hitler i'd have the same reaction. It cheapens the death of 70 million people.
     
  7. alvinnf

    alvinnf In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +14 / 1 / -0

    Does that mean calling Stalin is in play, or labels are for cans!
     
  8. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Hall of Fame Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    26,948
    Likes Received:
    160
    Ratings:
    +452 / 5 / -23

    #18 Jersey

    A Hitler comparison is definately uncalled for.
     
  9. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ratings:
    +232 / 6 / -3

    #91 Jersey

    Like i sid i don't really pay attention to him, so i don't know if thats his position or not. My position on the matter is its crazy to think everyone is Entitaled to own their own home. During this housing bubble these lenders giving out houses to crack heads, people that in no way could afford to pay the mortgage. It all came down on their and OUR heads. But it was greed driven, it hasn't been proven to me yet that Frank, Carter, and Dodd were responsible. The people doing the lending and the irresponsable people signing for the houses were responsible.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  10. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    27,370
    Likes Received:
    257
    Ratings:
    +676 / 7 / -2

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  11. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ratings:
    +232 / 6 / -3

    #91 Jersey

    Yeah Stalin is SO different. :rolleyes: Only 25 million dead on his hands.
     
  12. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    42,303
    Likes Received:
    228
    Ratings:
    +527 / 14 / -28

    I can give or take Barney, but he handled this situation well.. once again there are the lowlights of his town hall, instead of the highlights... the press loves a conundrum.
     
  13. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    27,370
    Likes Received:
    257
    Ratings:
    +676 / 7 / -2

  14. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    40,696
    Likes Received:
    224
    Ratings:
    +829 / 2 / -9

    Barney Frank:
    He is the "Master" of the Insult, he is very witty and you can't Insult Him, insults roll off his back like water off a duck, he has a way with with words and he is very quick and intelligent, on top of all that he is nothing but a Piece Of Disgusting Sh!t.

    His constituants deserve him, but America doesn't.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  15. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,500
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I wonder what he would have said if she just asked " Why do you support this program?" As a follow up "would you commit your own family to it?"
     
  16. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    42,303
    Likes Received:
    228
    Ratings:
    +527 / 14 / -28

    But she would not get her 15 minutes of fame, or win the favor of the Lyndon Larouchites out there...
     
  17. patsfan13

    patsfan13 Hall of Fame Poster PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    25,186
    Likes Received:
    122
    Ratings:
    +309 / 9 / -12

    Congress won't allow a vote to put themselves on this program, they have exempted themselves and federal employees, this speaks volumes.
     
  18. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    42,303
    Likes Received:
    228
    Ratings:
    +527 / 14 / -28

    That would be a conflict of interest... an appearance of impropriety... makes sense... step back from the edge.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  19. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,735
    Likes Received:
    567
    Ratings:
    +1,380 / 34 / -28

    #87 Jersey

    Barney, Nancy, Harry, Barbara ... all need to go. If for no other reason than for the people to send a message. The time is right for the people to finally get their message heard in DC.
     
  20. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ratings:
    +232 / 6 / -3

    #91 Jersey

    What did Harry do.....:p
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>