Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quote of the day...

OK, this actually happened a couple of days ago, but it's so good that it still qualifies.

Rep. Barney Frank isn't exactly a perfect spokesman for, well, anything. But when it comes to health care reform, he deserves credit for being the first person in Congress to put the nutty "death panel" crowd in its place, albeit less-than-diplomatically.

The money quote from the openly gay, Jewish congressman, upon being confronted by a woman who asked why the representative supported President Obama's "Nazi policy" health care plan:

"I am going to revert to my ethnic heritage and respond to your question with a question: On what planet do you spend most of your time? ... It is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated. ... 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."

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