Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), called a “Homo Communist” on Saturday by protesters opposed to President Barack Obama’s health plan, says his GOP colleagues need to do more to “differentiate themselves” from the hateful speech spewed in the healthcare debate’s final hours.
So, did the unhappy Barney Frank and his Democratic colleagues do much (do anything?) to differentiate themselves from the hateful speech spewed at anti-Bush rallies during the last Administration?
Yeah, there are some nuts in the Tea Party movement, as there are nuts in any political movement. And leftist politicians like the mean-spirited Democrat from Massachusetts want to define conservative movements by our extremists. So, by Barney’s standard, if Democrats are silent when a left-winger spews hate, that hate speech defines their caucus.
In the middle of accusing Republicans of not doing enough to distinguish themselves, the self-righteous Democrat insulted one of his Republican colleagues–and by the tone of his remark the entire caucus. Guess only Republicans can be mean and narrow.
There is already video debunking Congressman Lewis’ charges of racism. So, please, Barney, if you want Republicans to differentiate themselves from nut bags on the fringes of the right, then first you make sure to differentiate yourself from nut bags on the left, including some elected members of your own caucus (including especially the junior Senator from the only state Walter Mondale won in 1984).