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Planet Ignoramus

August 21, 2009

In case you missed it, there was a news story a couple of days ago that has become one of my favorites (and others’, too, as it has over a million hits on YouTube).  During a town hall meeting in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) was asked why he was supporting a “Nazi policy” – you know, that evil health care bill that must be just as bad as the Holocaust. The woman asking the question, as well as many others in the audience, were holding pictures of President Obama embellished with a Hitler-type mustache.

What happened next was pure delight.  Frank asked the woman, “And what planet do you spend most of your time?”  He continued to observe that it was a tribute to the First Amendment that she could even as such a thing and having a conversation with her would be like conversing with his dining room table.

HOORAY!  Frank said what everyone else is thinking.  When did all these aliens from Planet Ignoramus invade Earth to infiltrate our political debate?  Kowtowing to their escalating outrageousness is turning into complicity.  Frank rejected it and his response should serve as a model for how everyone else with half a brain should react.  Anything else is giving them credibility which they have squandered through their lies, innuendo, disrespect, and plain old ignorance.

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