August 19, 2009

Sauce for the Ox

Hatched by Dafydd

Evidently, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA, 100%) is incensed by constituents who dare accuse President Barack H. Obama of pushing Nazi-like policies -- or who portray Obama himself with a little Hitler mustache:

Rep. Barney Frank lashed out at protester who held a poster depicting President Barack Obama with a Hitler-style mustache during a heated town hall meeting on federal health care reform.

"On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Frank asked the woman, who had stepped up to the podium at a southeastern Massachusetts senior center to ask why Frank supports what she called a Nazi policy.

"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," Frank replied.

He continued by saying her ability to deface an image of the president and express her views "is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."

I agree with Frank that the Obamacle is not a Nazi; he is a liberal fascist, to use Jonah Goldberg's term.

But I wish somebody would remind me of all those times when Rep. Frank -- no hypocrite he -- must surely have lashed out at the tens of thousands of protesters, many from Frank's own district, who incessantly referred to former President George W. Bush as "Bushitler," called the Bush administration Nazi-like... and portrayed Bush with (yes) a little Hitler mustache, during the final five years of Bush's administration. Because I must confess, my memory fails to disgorge even a single such instance.

It's... almost as if Barney Frank has, to invent a brand-new phrase, some sort of "double standard" for protest behavior, depending on which goose is being gored. You think?

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, August 19, 2009, at the time of 2:50 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael

Lots of people make this mistake, Dafydd. You see, Rep. Frank sees a problem with PROTESTERS exhibiting this behavior. If Protesters had done such a thing in the past, he would have surely spoken up against this type of behavior.

You, on the other hand, are referring to SUPPORTERS. They certainly had a field day with the Nazi imagery while supporting Rep. Frank views on the war, the budget, the Right to Abortion etc., but what do you expect when Bush provoked them so...

In any event, if the Supporters bring out the signs with "Republican = Nazi" themes, that would be just fine with Barney. HE knows where to draw the line.

The above hissed in response by: Mr. Michael [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 19, 2009 4:58 PM

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