Barney Frank Battled Over Health Care With Human ‘Dining Room Table.’ Now She’s Running Against Him

Last August, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank took a question at a town hall meeting about health care reform from a one Rachel Brown, who accused the Democratic congressman of supporting the president’s “Nazi policy.” Frank’s reply was The Awesome: “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.” It was so awesome, in fact, it inspired Brown to run against the 15-term lawmaker in Tuesday’s primary.

Brown said her exchange with Frank inspired her to run against him in the Democratic primary in the state’s 4th Congressional District. “I didn’t realize at the time that if you had a better idea, you should take their seat,” said 29-year-old Brown, a devotee of economist Lyndon LaRouche.

Frank, not surprisingly, has an alternate — and sharp-tongued — view. “I regard her as an example of the price you pay for free speech,” Frank said. “I don’t think she is very rational.”

Answering Brown’s question, Frank asked, “On what planet do you spend most of your time?” For the record, Brown’s platform supports the human colonization of Mars. Sorry Barney, I’m going with this chick.

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  • the crustybastard

    Barney Frank? Wow.

    Is he still alive?

  • Matt

    Those LaRouche people are part of one of the strangest political cults in America. They believe the British Empire is still around and kicking, and controlling things. LaRouche wanted to quaratine gays during the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s. His recruiters go to college campuses and seek out lonely, disenfranchised, and intelligent youth to exploit and turn into their latest devotees.

    If you do any kind of research on what a crazy bastard that man is, you’ll fine that LaDouche and his followers are total fucking nutbags.

  • GayGOP

    Calling LaRouche an economist is like calling Glenn Beck a legal scholar. LaRouche is a nut indeed, but, as a Republican, I do hope this LaRouchie unseats Frank. I am not holding my breath though.

  • JohnnyTrue

    There was a awful, just awful drawing on the front page of LaRouche’s organ (forgetting the name) back in the early 90s that was a take-off of the famous ACT UP poster – Kissing doesn’t Kill, But Government indifference does (I hope I got it correct). The poster featured ethnically and racially diverse couples kissing – two males, two women, and a guy and a woman. Very cute – very right on.

    The LaRouche hateful, ugly and cruel drawing had two healthy men kissing in the first frame, two visibly sick men in the second frame and very sick with KS in the third frame. It had some pissy screwy hateful take off on the ACT UP words (don’t remember thankfully). Some friends and I berated the bastards till they took their stupid fold up card table and left.

    At a Democtatic candidate rally a few years ago one of them was screamed that it was time to overthrow the ‘FAG’ leadership.

    They are lunatics – and can’t forget that. I share this only to keep the truth out there – in this media nest of lies.

  • Michael

    I can think of about two billion or so people that would benefit from colonizing Mars, so, I cannot find total fault with this member of the dining room table party.

  • B

    No. 5 · Michael wrote, “I can think of about two billion or so people that would benefit from colonizing Mars”

    ….. the 2 billion who get to stay here with everyone else shipped out? Now, if we could convince the religious nuts that Jesus’ second coming will be on Mars …

  • adam

    The Nazis provided the German people with healthcare. Therefore, providing healthcare is a Nazi policy (disregard all other respectable forms of gov’t that did as well before).

    Completely rational and very well thought out position.

  • B

    If you check some other news sources, the LaRouche nut not only wants to colonize Mars, but get there in a few days. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/09/06/politics/p094608D25.DTL : “The notion of getting to Mars in three to seven days is frankly wacky,” Frank said.

    If you do an order of magnitude estimate, The minimum separation
    between Earth and Mars is about 60,000,000 km. If you accelerate at 1 g (9.8 m/sec/sec) for half of that and then decelerate for the other half, you’ll cover that distance in 1.81 days, but that ignores the effect of the sun’s gravity and the difference in orbital velocities. So, getting there in three to seven days isn’t completely absurd – it doesn’t require accelerations so high that the occupants would be crushed – but building a space ship that can carry enough fuel for such a trip is, shall we say, well beyond the state of the art.

  • Michael

    @B: Stick a “Follow Me to Jesus” bumper sticker on the space ship, and I expect they’ll herd right in – two by two.

  • Brian Crowell

    Larouche is the best economist in the world. I am a teacher of economics. Larouche has accurately predicted every economic crash since 1957. The ignorance of the comments are incredible.

    Brian Crowell

  • Queer Supremacist

    @GayGOP: I can’t stand Barney “Miss Mona” Frank either, but a LaRouchie? Aw hell no!

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