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View Full Version : Barney Frank is the Freakin' MAN!


nikkibong
08-20-2009, 12:02 AM
http://www.newser.com/story/67252/frank-rumbles-with-town-hall-wacko.html

popcorn_karate
08-20-2009, 11:46 AM
that was awesome.

bjkeefe
08-20-2009, 11:59 AM
http://www.newser.com/story/67252/frank-rumbles-with-town-hall-wacko.html

That was nice. Thanks for sharing.

We could use more people in politics as forthright as Barney Frank.

Lyle
08-20-2009, 12:28 PM
Yes! We need more insulting of one another in politics. Barney Frank wasn't cool, he was obnoxious and disrespectful. The women was wrong to throw up the Nazi word, but some one with a cooler, more mature head could have handled it better. It wasn't like she frothing at the mouth ready to take a swing at Barney. Bottom line is both sides got something out of it. You Frankophiles get to see him put down some right wing witch, while O'Reilly and company get to see Barney lose his cool and act like a seven-year old. Not to mention he struggled mightily in that meeting to not explain that taxes would have to be raised on future generations to pay for health care reform.

messwithtexas
08-20-2009, 03:12 PM
Some more Barney Frank gold (http://www.buzzfeed.com/markwmann/10-loudest-and-most-hilarious-barney-frank-outburs-e5y). My favorite is the Bill Maher clip.

TwinSwords
08-20-2009, 06:12 PM
A different compilation of scenes from the same Town Hall event. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx9tRIPGzss)

TwinSwords
08-21-2009, 03:37 AM
Hilarious (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/table_talk/)

bjkeefe
08-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Interesting follow-up (http://personaldemocracy.com/node/14064): how this Barney Frank clip went viral. As of the post data (21 Aug 2009), it had been seen over one million times.

Your more "professional" journalistic sites also put up big viewing numbers, for sure. The Huffington Post, Andrew Sullivan's blog, and Wonkette combined for about 200,000 referrals. But views from social media sources built on people-to-people sharing -- primarily Facebook, with 95,000 views, but Digg and Reddit too -- outnumber those from "news" sources in the end. Social media, according to YouTube, contributed about 229,000 views to the Frank video.