The Twin Cities media glitterati are getting their yuks over this bit here today; Barney Frank on Michele Bachmann’s 10,000 interlopers:
Democratic Rep. Barney Frank took a dig Friday at the Republican lawmaker who organized a protest by conservatives against health care legislation.Frank, a Massachusetts liberal, told an audience: “Some of the people (at the rally) that wanted to engage me in conversation appeared to have been the losers in the ‘Are you smarter than Michele Bachmann contest?’.”
That’s right, hoi polloi. Stay out in flyoverland, where you belong. Let your Patrician Lords and Masters do all the thinking for you. That’s why they have the eternal sinecures; the club membership that never ever expires.
(It’s why they need the Deluxe Congressional Healthcare plan; dealing with all of you sluggards is so stressful, the mere prole “public” plan won’t cut it!)
Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn., had organized Thursday’s rally attended by thousands of conservatives critical of the Democrats’ health care plan. Her spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment. Frank, who recently compared arguing with an angry voter to conversing with a dining room table, said this week’s protest was like being trapped inside a furniture warehouse.
How cool would it be if the voters of Massachussetts relieved Mr. Frank of the onerous duty of having to deal with all of us troublesome effing peasants for the rest of life?
A guy can dream.