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Dem Rep. Barney Frank Smacks Down GOP Rep. Renzi

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Posted on Jun 30, 2006
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

The Democratic congressman from Massachusetts puts the GOP representative from Arizona in his place while debating the N.Y. Times censure issue.


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Way to go Barney, He stood up and schooled Rick Renzi (R-AZ) over his behavior. This nonsense about the NY Times is making the right wingers absolutely insane and is totally without merit.

Frank: I yield myself 10 seconds to point out yes, it?s true, Ms. Pelosi was briefed in 2002 at the beginning of the program. She is not a fortuneteller.

Renzi: Whoa..

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Frank: No, the gentleman wouldn?t yield.

Renzi: {garbled}

Frank: Regular order! Regular order! I ask the gentleman be seated. I asked the gentleman when he mentioned me to yield. He declined to do so. For him to interrupt me without even asking for a yield is wholly outside the rules of the house and I asked he be instructed in them?

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By randy wilson, January 16, 2007 at 11:57 pm Link to this comment
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I think barney frank made a fool of himself and he speaks like a looney tunes cartoon, he also likes to have homosexual sex gross sodomy is unclean! Poor mass. people elected an unclean queer slyvester the cat.

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By Professor Phink, July 3, 2006 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment
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As was posted earlier, this is really nothing but a video excerpt that has no real impact upon our lives, its purely there for entertainment. These guys are lawyers, when they “get into it” and “turn on the court-room drama” the people’s lives are put on hold, and “country club, caddyshack” shouting matches take the reigns.

If these two really wanted to impersonate the British Commons, they could at least drop the “teacher, teacher, he won’t yeild” crap and just duke it out, mono to mono…

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By Robert, June 30, 2006 at 6:23 pm Link to this comment
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Who wins a debate is of little consequence to the future of America.  What counts is whether or not we the people rise up, force our government to bring our troops home, and go on to save our country from this early twenty-first century re-incarnation of fascism..  Way to go, patriots!

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By Lefty, June 30, 2006 at 2:19 pm Link to this comment
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Let’s see, I’m betting Tommy Boy, Eagle Spirit, and Rusty Shackleford are each on some repbublican scum Congressman’s or Senator’s payroll.  Tom Delay’s, perhaps!

The republican/fascist party is about to impload and the culture of corruption gravy train is about to come to a grinding halt. Have fun in jail boys!

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By Joseph V. Calabrese, June 30, 2006 at 10:32 am Link to this comment
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I watched the video and Renzi definitely bettered Franks on content and veracity. Franks came back somewhat with parliamentary procedure, but in doing so sounded like Howard Dean and his famous scream!

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By tommy boy, June 30, 2006 at 8:25 am Link to this comment
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Hey Barney, you were turning purple like the Barney from Sesame Street when Renzi whipped up on you.  I know the truth must hurt the NYT is an operative for terrorists with the crap they continue to pull.  Just wonder why a Congressman would sell out America like this???

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By Eagle Spirit, June 30, 2006 at 6:21 am Link to this comment
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I have to comment on this incident.  From the looks of things on C-Span congressman Renzi beat the pants off of Congressman Frank.  I have to say that on substance Congressman Renzi beat Congressman Frank in terms of message and fact.  If you get a chance to see the tape this appears evident in the way Mr. Frank squeals like a school girl at Mr. Renzi.  If this gets some media attention look out.

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By Rusty Shackleford, June 30, 2006 at 5:56 am Link to this comment
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Barney Frank lied to the nation, and Congressman Rick Renzi called him on it.  Congressman Renzi is one of only nine Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee and records that that both Jane Harmon and Nancy Pelosi were briefed on this program.  In fact, Jane Harmon was briefed on several occasions, not just recently as Barney Frank deliberately mislead the nation to believe.

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