Remember three years ago when the unhappy Barney Frank, then a Member of Congress said “his GOP colleagues need[ed] to do more to ‘differentiate themselves’ from the hateful speech spewed in the healthcare debate’s final hours.”
Looks like Barney needs now to differentiate himself from himself. And, by his own standards, House Democrats should be doing the same. The mean-spirited Massachusetts Democrat is now comparing Al-Qaeda to the Tea Party:
Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., responding to al-Qaeda’s criticism of his sexual orientation in the latest issue of their magazine, compared the terrorist organization to the Tea Party and cracked that the two groups are “aligned” with each other against gay marriage.
“I wonder how the right wing in America feels about being aligned with al-Qaeda?” Frank said to Buzzfeed, adding that “there is an irony that the most active anti-gay [groups] are al-Qaeda and the American right-wing.”
The Democrat contended that Al Qaeda “sounded like what the Tea party said when I got married”. Do wonder if Mr. Frank can source his slur — and if the Democrat is aware that the Tea Party as a whole is uninterested in gay marriage.
But, when slurring the Tea Party, Democrats don’t really see the need to check their facts.
Don’t be expecting Mr. Frank to apologize or even to acknowledge his error.