I’ve been reading Gay Patriot since last fall, but I have been puzzled all that time about why Gay Patriot and Daniel Blatt (formerly known as Gay Patriot West) hated, denounced and ridiculed Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank with so much venom.
Until today when I saw a few minutes of Barney Frank’s psychotic rants against his constituents who object to Obamacare at one of his town meetings on CNN this afternoon. And now I am up to speed.
First Frank went crazy over a question from a woman comparing Obama to Hitler — the era in which it was patriotic to compare the U.S. president to Hitler when you objected to his policies appears to have ended at 11:59 am, January 20, 2009. CNN failed to report that the woman is a Lyndon LaRouche Democrat, according to John McCormack of the Weekly Standard (H/T Memeorandum). Details, details. But Obamacare is a totalitarian program that seems structured more to destroy capitalism than to provide healthcare and there really IS a basis for the comparison. A sane person could have answered the question without the histrionics Frank employed.
Then when anyone booed, Frank took the opportunity for additional rants about how insulting your opponent in a debate is unfruitful. These amounted to hypocrisy because in the next breath he would insult the people who disagreed with him without any awareness of the obvious irony that he was revealing he wanted nothing less than a fruitful dialog. Toward this end he also made his rants very long, in order to filibuster and run out the clock.
CNN’s commentator said Frank is like this all the time.
So that is that between Barney Frank and me.