All the heat and fire comes right at the top of this video, when Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), at a town hall meeting in Dartmouth, responds to a woman brandishing a picture of President Obama made to look like Adolf Hitler, but if you've got the time you should watch the whole thing: He handles the crowd well, and he's remarkably cogent and, yes, frank, in discussing the issues. My favorite line is probably still when he admonishes those in the crowd trying to hush an unruly questioner to "please, let him yell," but "I disagree with you that it's socialism to help people who, through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs" is a close second. It'd be nice if some other Democrats took note. It's not gonna happen, but it'd be nice.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009