Why We Love Barney

by Michael Sean Winters

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No, not the purple elephant. Rachel Brown famously confronted Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts last year at a town hall meeting. She called the health care proposals “a Nazi policy” and she carried with her a picture of President Obama defaced to make him look like Hitler.

In one of the funniest exchanges in recent political memory, Cong. Frank asked what planet she had been living on and that her ability to state such “vile, contemptible nonsense” was a tribute to the First Amendment.

Funny you should ask, Congressman. According to a report over at Politics Daily, Ms. Brown is now challenging Cong. Frank and among her talking points is the possibility of human colonization of Mars.

For those who missed it the first time, or who just need a good laugh this morning, here is the video.

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