Apocalypse alert: Barney Frank tells Code Pink to “grow up”

posted at 5:40 pm on March 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

You have to see this video from Townhall to believe it. Barney Frank, fresh from calling Antonin Scalia a homophobe, chastises the Left’s darlings, Code Pink, for being disruptive during his committee hearing today. In fact, he scolds them twice (via Scoop This):

Would you please act your age back there? Stop playing with that sign. If you have no greater powers of concentration, leave the room. We’re trying to have a serious discussion, which will include, you understand, a lot of criticism. We really need people to grow up. …

You, who stood up, who has the sign up … The next one that holds a sign up — it is distracting to people. I understand that there are some people for whom rational discussion is not an appropriate means of expressing themselves. You are entitled to do that in general, but not in a way that interrupts those of us who are trying to have rational discussions. So the next one who holds a sign will be ejected. Uh, I do not know how you think you advance any cause to which you might be attached by this kind of silliness.

Gee, I don’t know, Mr. Frank. How do you advance your cause through namecalling and demagoguing? It seems to me that Code Pink learns from example.

On the other hand, I’m certainly not sad to see Code Pink get called “silly”, irrational, immature, and essentially stupid. We’ve known all that for years. It turns out the Democrats do, too, which will be a big shock to people like Jodie Evans, who raised tens of thousands of dollars for Democrats like Frank in 2008. They should stick with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez.


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Gwow up!

alflauren on March 24, 2009 at 5:41 PM

They weren’t silly or irrational when bush was in office.

lorien1973 on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

They weren’t silly or irrational when bush was in office.

lorien1973 on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Yep.

carbon_footprint on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Gay men are notoriously misogynistic.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Barny Fwank just called Antonin Scalia a homophobe, if Fwank can throw around insults like that then why can’t we call Fwank a [short slang name for homosexual here]?

Maxx on March 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM

I understand that there are some people for whom rational discussion is not an appropriate means of expressing themselves.

And utilize the tactic fully when it benefits you!

Kelligan on March 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM

There’s no Woger, no Wodewick, no Wudolph the Wed-Nosed Weindeer…

teke184 on March 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM

As much as I cant stand that man..I am amazed he called codepink all those names. Too funny.

but..its still pot calling the kettle black.

er..am I allowed to say that?

becki51758 on March 24, 2009 at 5:44 PM

but not in a way that interrupts those of us who are trying to have rational discussions.

I dispute his premise. Barney Frank never has rational discussions.

Mallard T. Drake on March 24, 2009 at 5:45 PM

the blind leading the blind, leading the deaf, leading the idiotic.

upinak on March 24, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Sounds like Barney has a sore throat.

fogw on March 24, 2009 at 5:46 PM

News Flash: Most gay men are none too fond of women lesbians.

The Ugly American on March 24, 2009 at 5:46 PM

er..am I allowed to say that?

becki51758 on March 24, 2009 at 5:44 PM

About a white dude, yes.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:46 PM

That’s like getting a lecture on moderation by Amy Winehouse.

lowandslow on March 24, 2009 at 5:47 PM

attithude*

blatantblue on March 24, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Code Pink has outlived its usefulness to the Democrats. No more Bush, no more Cheney, no more campouts in Crawford or crashing Bush’s SOTU address. Thus, Barney and Friends just want Code Pink to go away. Hah. Too funny.

uncivilized on March 24, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Hell yes! Grow up!

Terrye on March 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Wanna see Bahney get really heated up? Tell him that Barbra Streisand was too old to play Yentl.

AubieJon on March 24, 2009 at 5:49 PM

I’ll take Code Pink’s side in this, given it’s Barney Frank.

INC on March 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Thuffering thuccotash!

JammieWearingFool on March 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM

If those code pink women were code pink boys, his pants would have tightened and a little greasy smile would have peaked out. Out of his mouth, I mean.

keep the change on March 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Gay men are notoriously misogynistic.

I think he’s jealous that they look better in pink than he does. Meow!

jgapinoy on March 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Blow Boy is on his last nerve and “tour de farce” of Congress.

JoeySlippers on March 24, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Thanks for the shout out, Ed.

:D

SCOOPTHIScarlos on March 24, 2009 at 5:51 PM

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:46 PM

whew!

becki51758 on March 24, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Well Barney at least they didn’t get close enough to put paint on someone… Condi Rice.
Or interrupt keynote speech at RNC… John McCain.
Let the girls wave their signs. As they say “Girls just want to have fun.”

Dire Straits on March 24, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Can’t you see we’re putting on a show here. Take your signs out to the lobby and buy me some friggin pop-corn.

Laura in Maryland on March 24, 2009 at 5:52 PM

So, that’s why I just saw a swarm of locusts outside my window.
Fantastic, the idiots are eating each other.

HornetSting on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Frank was fine with the Code Pinks when he thought they were a drag show ensemble.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Check out Media Benjamin trying to figure out what her expression should be.

Priceless.

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Wanna see Bahney get really heated up? Tell him that Barbra Streisand was too old to play Yentl.

AubieJon on March 24, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Okay, that’s the quote of the day, I don’t care what they say.

Matticus Finch on March 24, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Thhhufferin Thhhuccotash! I can’t believe I agwee with Barney.

Sir Corky on March 24, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Fantastic, the idiots are eating each other.

HornetSting on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 PM

They aren’t eating fast enough.

But that reminds me of a song….if you ever listen to LinknPark… listen to the song No More Sorrow… it is about people figuring out the Government is screwing them over. And they rebel.

upinak on March 24, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Hell yes! Grow up!

Terrye on March 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM

I’m sorry Terrye but…

Maybe I’m going to start showing my pettiness here, but why? Why should we want them to grow up now? They have at the worst, directly given aid and comfort to the enemy of the US Military to the tune of 600,000 dollars. At the least they have taken every opportunity to protest, embarrass and generally make my former Commander in Chiefs life a living hell. Let them piss off the Donks a while. I’m enjoying the show.

Where was Barney Franks condemdation when they tried to disrupt President Bushes SOTU Address one year?

hawkdriver on March 24, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Frank just didn’t want his “show” to be interrupted…

right2bright on March 24, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Where were The Village People???

Dire Straits on March 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM

I bet it was the Tranny! He “It” has been present again lately, or maybe it has been there all along, but I saw a clip last week where Code Tranny was definitely part of the group.

Ya’ll remember that freak, right?

RightWinged on March 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM

What the hell is code pink bitching about now? It seems they have their guy in there they wanted, whats the problem?

echosyst on March 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM

RightWinged on March 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Pictures?

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 5:59 PM

I say cage match.
Medusa vs Bawney Fthwank.

HornetSting on March 24, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Barney, uh – pot, kettle, black – idiot.

Anyone know what was on the sign(s)? If not, it’s entertaining to speculate.

SoldiersMom on March 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM

It’s hard to insult Franks effectively. For example, I’d like to call him a stupid little c**ksucker but I would just be stating facts. There’s no fun in it.

As to Code Bimbo’s, they were the darlings of the Left a short time ago. Now they are silly and disruptive. When have they ever been anything but disruptive? THAT”S WHAT THEY DO.

Guardian on March 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM

SoldiersMom on March 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM

The other day they had a FIRE GEITHNER sign.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Barny Fwank just called Antonin Scalia a homophobe, if Fwank can throw around insults like that then why can’t we call Fwank a [short slang name for homosexual here]?

Maxx on March 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM

‘Twoud be an insult to the noble fag to assume this man in their company.

BKennedy on March 24, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Pictures?

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Ask and ye shall receive… but I’m warning you, you’ll have nightmares tonight.

Here’s the video from it’s first appearance (that we know of)

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/03/16/video-code-pink-impeach-bush-protester-at-plame-hearing/

A couple stills can bee seen here:
http://hotair.com/archives/2007/03/16/scientists-manly-men-heal-faster/

The monster nodded along with everything Plame was saying and was making all sorts of stupid hand gestures the whole time too.

RightWinged on March 24, 2009 at 6:04 PM

He just alienated his entire constituency.

locomotivebreath1901 on March 24, 2009 at 6:05 PM

How to go from brave protestors of a “illegal” war to a bunch of silly and disruptive women in one national election. I guess they didn’t get the memo.

kingsjester on March 24, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Code Pink hippies do not engage in protest, they engage in public masturbation.

Crusty on March 24, 2009 at 6:06 PM

That’s like getting a lecture on moderation by Amy Winehouse.

lowandslow on March 24, 2009 at 5:47 PM

LOL!

Bingo!

ornery_independent on March 24, 2009 at 6:06 PM

The other day they had a FIRE GEITHNER sign.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Exactly. And they get press.

hawkdriver on March 24, 2009 at 6:06 PM

In other words, “Stop it. You’re only supposed to do this when Republicans are in charge. You’re making Democrats look bad.”

InterestedObserver on March 24, 2009 at 6:07 PM

I’m surprised Code Pink hasn’t set up shop in Hawaii, awaiting The One. Gotta beat that dirt road in Crawford.

GarandFan on March 24, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Wow, thats the first thing I’ve ever seen him do that I support.

default013 on March 24, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Ed, perhaps you should research the term “Useful Idiot.” In short, these are people that are used to get you into power who are then discarded once you are.

Kafir on March 24, 2009 at 6:09 PM

RightWinged on March 24, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Isn’t that the guy who’s shown up at “news” conferences for O.J.’s lawyers, etc.?

Maybe not. Awfully cute in that dress, though…

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Fantastic, the idiots are eating each other.

HornetSting on March 24, 2009 at 5:54 PM

That’s a mental picture I could have done without!

Oldnuke on March 24, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Wanna see Bahney get really heated up? Tell him that Barbra Streisand was too old to play Yentl.

AubieJon on March 24, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Or that Barry Manilow is a toad.

Knucklehead on March 24, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Wow, thats the first thing I’ve ever seen him do that I support.

default013 on March 24, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Really? Because I am torn. I despise Code Pink. I loathe Frank. I want mutally assured destruction.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 6:10 PM

“Gwow up” I love it.

Just like BO has dumped the media, the rest of the liberals are following suit- dumping everyone who got them elected. This is just too precious

xander569 on March 24, 2009 at 6:14 PM

When have they ever been anything but disruptive? THAT”S WHAT THEY DO.

Guardian on March 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM

But they’re not supposed to disrupt the left – once they did that, they became mere nuisances, not to be tolerated by Barney SweetPants.

uncivilized on March 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Speaking of Elmer Fudd, a public service announcement.

Tonight at 8 PM EDT, Turner Classic Movies will be showing a 1986 documentary about the great Warner Brothers animator Chuck Jones. After the documentary, TCM will then show a batch of Chuck’s greatest cartoons, including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, aka “Kill the Wabbit”.

Given a choice between this and Barry’s teleprompter, I think I’ll Fudd out.

Del Dolemonte on March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM

These democrats are having a helluva time with their newfound power. Enjoy, it’s going to come crashing down soon. Then you will all go back to the crying, whining, weaklings you really are.

sherry on March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Be vewy quiet
I’m hunting wabbits…

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Damn, Del, you beat me to it…

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Tonight at 8 PM EDT, Turner Classic Movies will be showing a 1986 documentary about the great Warner Brothers animator Chuck Jones. After the documentary, TCM will then show a batch of Chuck’s greatest cartoons, including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, aka “Kill the Wabbit”.

Given a choice between this and Barry’s teleprompter, I think I’ll Fudd out.

Del Dolemonte on March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM

OH, YEAH…that’s right! And I’d much rather watch real cartoon characters, anyway…much more believable.

uncivilized on March 24, 2009 at 6:21 PM

If this escalates, Barney will threaten with spanking.

seven on March 24, 2009 at 6:22 PM

When morons meet. Code Stink and Barney’s Frank.
Remember you Code Pink hags, these are not Republican push-overs but pompus socialists your dealing with now and they will crush you if you turn your attention to them.
Poetic Justice!
Throughout history, (Cuba, Russia, China) whenever the left takes over it is the trouble making radicals that are the first to go.

RobCon on March 24, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Thuffering thuccotash!

JammieWearingFool on March 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM

In the alternative, “Ohhhh, I’m gonna get that Cwazy Cwode Pink!”

BuckeyeSam on March 24, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Barney waving his gavel around is quite scary.

RobCon on March 24, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Barney Frank – Barney Frank in one of his circus side-shows calls someone else immature ??
.
Damn – I’m glad I live out west in the real world!!

Hal-9000 on March 24, 2009 at 6:27 PM

These democrats are having a helluva time with their newfound power. Enjoy, it’s going to come crashing down soon. Then you will all go back to the crying, whining, weaklings you really are.

sherry on March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM

I’m not sure if it will every crash for them. They will gerrymander everything to their advantage. Couple that with President Obama’s street canvassers pressuring citizens into supporting his legislation and the newly passed GIVE act that expands “volunteerism” to near East German levels. Section 120 of the bill discusses the “Youth Engagement Zone Program” and states that “service learning” will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”

Incredible, now your kids will be required by the federal government to learn about “volunteering” for your fellow man. Expect this legislation to evolve to mandatory service, in essence a draft to donate your time. This sets the foundation for Obama’s million man domestic defense force.

Lol, they are successfully sneaking this stuff through the backdoor while everyone obsesses over Barney Frank. Oh, and the Republicans supported this in big numbers.

True_King on March 24, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Barney – “I won’t have a hysterical screaming lefty freak disrupting this hearing, that my job”

RobCon on March 24, 2009 at 6:28 PM

It’s okay, he took them all out for a beer after work…

d1carter on March 24, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Gay men are notoriously misogynistic.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

I wouldn’t necessarily chalk it up to Barney Frank’s sexual predilections, but sometimes it seems that the man is utterly misanthropic. Seems like you never hear about him unless he’s chastising someone.

gryphon202 on March 24, 2009 at 6:34 PM

It would have made it funnier if Code Pink had stood up and said in unison “You First”.

chemman on March 24, 2009 at 6:34 PM

As others have noted, Frank had no problem with these useful idiots while they were hassling the “enemy.” Now that he’s running this hearing, it’s suddenly unacceptable.

“You can’t do that to me!! Waaaah!”

cs89 on March 24, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Gay men are notoriously misogynistic.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another. H. L. Mencken

Just sayin.

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 6:41 PM

I don’t think those women would have gotten so rowdy if Frank hadn’t told them that pink was so 2006. You can’t expect them to sit quietly after that!

DarkKnight3565 on March 24, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Gay men are notoriously misogynistic.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Why do you think they are gay?
Though it seems to be normally hidden under an outward show of solidarity.

Count to 10 on March 24, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I heard some of this on Fox Business.
Such rebukes would likely carry more weight if they were not delivered with a whine and a lisp.

Count to 10 on March 24, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Too easy to pass up.

petefrt on March 24, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another. H. L. Mencken

Just sayin.
warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 6:41 PM

I’ve always loved that quote.

myrenovations on March 24, 2009 at 6:53 PM

“…but I love what you girls are wea-wing!”

Chuck Schick on March 24, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Am I alone in thinking he sounds like Elmer Fudd?

dentalque on March 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Gwow up!

alflauren on March 24, 2009 at 5:41 PM

+10

BacaDog on March 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Reap what you sow Barney, reap what you sow. The democrats never seemed to care when unleashing Code Pink on their opposition by making sure they had seats at various hearings. Now that Code Pink is disrupting them it’s immature.

alwaysright43 on March 24, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Slap fight!

saint kansas on March 24, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Be vewy quiet
I’m hunting wabbits wadicals…

warbaby on March 24, 2009 at 6:19 PM

There…FIFY.

Not Over.

1GooDDaDDy on March 24, 2009 at 7:24 PM

They weren’t silly or irrational when bush was in office.

lorien1973 on March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Yeah, where was Barney’s Frank when Code Pink was accosting Condi Rice?

marklmail on March 24, 2009 at 7:26 PM

This is what these fools don’t understand. Once they get done trying to destroy everyone on the right, they will then turn on each other.

Let them slap each other around and call each other, “stupid hags” all they want. I find the entire thing entertaining.

SerenityFL on March 24, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Why do they even let those freaks in the room?

CP on March 24, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Bahney seems to get distracted easily. “Oooh, shiny!”

rmgraha on March 24, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Apocalypse alert:

apacalyps enters (Kramer entrance all chaotic and off balance) I’m here, what happened?!

apacalyps on March 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM

There’s no Woger, no Wodewick, no Wudolph the Wed-Nosed Weindeer…

teke184 on March 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Life of Brian? nice…

Boomslang on March 24, 2009 at 8:17 PM

BUDDY HACKET GONE WILD!

Hmm. Pink pansies punk’d by the offspring of Buddy Hacket and Elmer Fudd. Now THIS is truly a shining point the history of the Democrat party.

Lone Star on March 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Anyone have a link to the video- Barney Frank goes after code pink for attacking Condi Rice?
Anyone?

Anyone?
….

christene on March 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM

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