Thursday, August 20, 2009

Frank and the Dining Room Table … or, what is up with the Nazi name calling?

It’s been said that the moment you resort to calling someone else a Nazi, you’ve lost your argument ... a point lost on this woman from Massachusetts.

Woman: “Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?”

Surely she knows that Rep. Braney Frank is both Jewish and homosexual, which would have made him doubly targeted by the real Nazis?

Barney Frank: “You stand there with a picture of the President defaced to look like Hitler and compare the effort to increase health care to the Nazis. By answering you, as I said before, is a tribute to the first amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated. Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.”

Woman: “I don’t like your answer.”

Hey, Dining Room Table Lady, I don’t like your question.

Strangely enough, in a diametrically opposed sort of way, in Las Vegas, a woman against health care reform shouted “Heil Hitler” to an American-Israeli man, then went on to make a “cry baby” motion with her hands.

"Shame of you," he said ...

Shame of all of us, I say ...


Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

well put

nollyposh said...

sighhh... when will we all grow up?

Nina said...

Thanks for posting this, Lisa. Excellent. No matter how we try to bury ourselves in art, politics always rears it's often ugly head.

kartika said...

It's really frightening how far this people have fallen off he planet! I really enjoy your blog! Kartika