The unhappy Barney Frank just can’t help himself. He can’t just criticize his ideological adversaries, taking issue with their points. This mean-spirited Democrat from Massachusetts has to make it personal–or attribute the difference of opinion to some deep-seated prejudice, like anti-gay bigotry or racism, or to a mental condition.
Now, he’s calling American citizens who dare protest legislation he supports “teenage bullies.” Guess he has no other way to understand those motivated enough to speak out against big government. He can only see them as horrible, no good very bad people.
Sorry, Barney, I just don’t believe you about the supposedly “homophobic” comments. One cry of “faggot” does not a plural make. There were countless people with video cameras there, filming the protests. If you have evidence that more hateful language was shouted, please provide it. And please, please, please, if you’re going to call for civil discourse, engage in some yourself.
Do not call people bullies when they’re speaking out against you. But, maybe that’s how you see it–because you just can’t tolerate dissent. And instead of trying to understand popular unrest, you belittle the protesters and make things up about their prejudices.
Maybe Barney should ask Democrats to “differentiate themselves” from him. You know, so we don’t think his party countenances the kind of name-calling he practices.
(H/t Reader Sean A)