Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Healthcare hoopla part II

Representative Barney Frank a Democrat from MA has long been reviled by many conservatives. Like most members of Congress, Frank can be quite pompous and downright arrogant. However, unlike most members of Congress, Frank also has brass balls, is not afraid to speak his mind and is exceptionally intelligent. His left leaning bias aside, the so called "Blue Dog" Democrats and other moderates would do well to take notes on how Rep. Frank handled himself at a recent town hall.

Near the end of the Town Hall a woman stepped to the podium and asked, "Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?" Frank handled this exchange in much the same way many of those who are disrupting other town halls should - directly and by calling them out for what they are - hateful rhetoric not based in truth, fact or reality.


Anonymous said...

Handled very diplomatically but directly. Congrats to Mr. Frank.

But don't you just want to smack these people?

BosGuy said...

Smacking these people is one option... may be cathartic but probably won't make them any more sensible. To compare increasing access to healthcare with the Nazis as this woman does is confounding to say the least.