If the unhappy Barney Frank were a Republican, the media would have a field day with some of his silly statements. I mean, all they need do is hold Barney to the standards he sets for his partisan adversaries. Remember just over a year ago in the health care debate when he insisted “his GOP colleagues need to do more to ‘differentiate themselves’ from the hateful speech spewed in the healthcare debate’s final hours.”
Well, last night, Glenn Reynolds reported on some rather angry things said to one of the Massachusetts’s Democrat’s Republican colleagues:
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN PETER KING gets death threat and bloody pig’s foot. “A frozen pig’s foot and a note laced with anti-Semitic rants were sent to Rep. Peter King’s Capitol Hill office, a congressional source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN Monday.”
Sounds like hateful speech to me. Now, under normal circumstances, we wouldn’t hold Democrats responsible for the angry rhetoric of their ideological confreres. But, well, since Barney asked his Republican colleagues to “differentiate themselves” from the angry rhetoric of their ideological confreres, shouldn’t we be asking him to do the same?
I’m not holding my breath.