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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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.

Pot/kettle hall of fame!

Grafted on March 24, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, and now is one of those times.

Carry on.

Bob's Kid on March 24, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Barney Frank tells Code Pink to “grow up”

Bawney, if you would “grow up”, you wouldn’t have such a fascination for faux-father-figures, & you would be attracted to women.

jgapinoy on March 24, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Hate him 99% of the time, but Bawney’s earned his props for this one.

ZJPolitical on March 24, 2009 at 9:24 PM

It’s not surprising at all– the dems used Code Pink just like they used Cindy Sheehan, just like they use all the far leftist groups– to get elected, throw a few bones their way, then disassociate themselves with them.

The dems were never against the Iraq War, they were “against” being out of power– groups like Code Pink were mere tools of the dems to ratchet up opposition to the “War” so that they dems could “take back their country”.

Security Mom on March 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM

What else would you expect from a true woman hater? Besides, Bawney is one of their heroines heroes.

Why the heck doesn’t the freak wear his dentures!!!

DannoJyd on March 24, 2009 at 9:33 PM

They should stick with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez.

Yeah, until they get their heads chopped off (Ahmadinejad), or thrown in jail (Chavez) they should and probably will.

4shoes on March 24, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Oh come on Bawney, I’m sure their opinion of Justice Scalia matches yours nicely. Can’t you just find some common ground with them and get along?

Ryan Gandy on March 24, 2009 at 9:36 PM

or . . . Dr. Frank-”enstein” Grows Weary of his [Party's] Monster Creation.

geckomon on March 24, 2009 at 9:57 PM

“huh” really he just noticed…has anyone found out who it was that vandalized the Marine Recruiting Center in Berkley? Any updates?

Dr Evil on March 24, 2009 at 10:04 PM

what the heck is a “rwasnwnaiwl dscssn”?????

NY Conservative on March 24, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Code Pink has outlived its usefulness to the Left. With no Republicans to harass and Obama in charge, they are looney tunes again.

Speedwagon82 on March 24, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Sounds like he’s stawting to wealize that wunnin’ things, it ain’t all gwavy.

Jim Treacher on March 24, 2009 at 11:30 PM

Homos….

RealDemocrat on March 24, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Dem on dem, yowzers!

t.ferg on March 24, 2009 at 11:51 PM

I feel pretty, oh, so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

mr1216 on March 24, 2009 at 11:57 PM

It’s not surprising at all– the dems used Code Pink just like they used Cindy Sheehan, just like they use all the far leftist groups– to get elected, throw a few bones their way, then disassociate themselves with them.

The dems were never against the Iraq War, they were “against” being out of power– groups like Code Pink were mere tools of the dems to ratchet up opposition to the “War” so that they dems could “take back their country”.

Security Mom on March 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Ding Ding Ding … we have a winner folks …!

Badbrucskie on March 25, 2009 at 12:33 AM

And Bawney is tho undithtwacting.

bdeitrich on March 25, 2009 at 1:07 AM

Rush played a clip of Frank yelling down an opponent because he didn’t want what he had to say to come to the floor. So Frank yells this group down. Frank is a criminal and he is trying to stifle others opinions. He should be in judgee, not the judge.

Christian Conservative on March 25, 2009 at 1:19 AM

Priceless!

It appears that when Barney has the gavel,even the beloved Liberal Moonbats,

ala,El Code Pinko’s don’t get special attention!!Haha.

Its a Sign!

The emplosion of the Liberal Socialist Party has started!!!

canopfor on March 25, 2009 at 1:36 AM

Is anyone surprised that BF doesn’t like pink?

Why the heck doesn’t the freak wear his dentures!!!

DannoJyd on March 24, 2009 at 9:33 PM

He is…

Gohawgs on March 25, 2009 at 2:10 AM

A “classic” caught on tape for posterity. Hoo yah

hopefloats on March 25, 2009 at 2:46 AM

Why the heck doesn’t the freak wear his dentures!!!

DannoJyd on March 24, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Gotta be ready.

platypus on March 25, 2009 at 4:06 AM

“we’re code pink! see! we still matter! see?! we’re shrieking harpies! HEE HEE! WE MUST BE HEARD! BUSH IS THE DEVIL! WAR IS THE DEVIL! BUSH MUST BE IMPEACHED!”

“Madam, what are you doing?”

“Um…my life has no meaning since Bush left office!”

“Oh, carry on then.”

Black Adam on March 25, 2009 at 4:57 AM

Barney doesn’t like Code Pinko (we ALL know Barney isn’t into women) because they are women…he’s a heterophobe….by the way, why hasn’t Code Pinko been protesting more troops going to Afghanistan? oh that’s right, O’bungholio is their hero, he can do no wrong, his name isn’t Bush.

nelsonknows on March 25, 2009 at 5:22 AM

Lessee here…Orville Redenbacher or Jiffy Pop…decisions, decisions…

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 25, 2009 at 6:22 AM

Question: What the heck is Code Pink doing at a meeting concerning AIG?

How do we know this whole thing wasn’t set-up by Frank himself so as to make himself look like a no-nonsense tough guy?

Something smells here, and it isn’t Frank’s Chanel #5.

pilamaye on March 25, 2009 at 7:30 AM

Code Pink stop playing with their signs when Rep. Frank stops playing with himself and the peoples money.

MSGTAS on March 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Stick them signs up your A$$

Tremmy on March 25, 2009 at 9:35 AM

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