B. Frank: Invective Over Reason

Is he looking to create a distraction from all of the money he is costing us? Has he run out of substantive arguments on the issue itself?

“At some point, [the Defense of Marriage Act] is going to have to go to the United States Supreme Court,” the congressman, a Democrat, said. “I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has got too many votes on this current court.”

I remain ambivalent enough on the issue of gay marriage to not have a dog in this fight. But I’m pretty sure of two things.
1.) Someone who opposes gay marriage is not axiomatically a homophobe, even if we expand the definition of “homophobe” beyond “a person who fears gays” to include “a person who dislikes gays”. In fact, most people who oppose gay marriage are not homophobes.
2.) Childish name calling by an advocate isn’t going to draw undecideds like me towards that side of the issue.

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Pragmatist
Pragmatist
12 years ago

For the first time ever, I agree with you completely.

John
John
12 years ago

Monique:
Don’t you know that only liberals are allowed to use hate speech without fear of public retribution?

Albert
Albert
12 years ago

House Leader Dick Armey(r) Called Rep Barney Frank, “BARNEY FAG”
Rush Limbaugh calls Mr Frank the
“Banking QUEEN”
Right-Wingnuts have called him a Communist,Nazi,pervert,American-Hating traitor,liar,pedophile,Ect, thank you
google blog search
See anti-gay insults right here on Anchor Rising
From Mike, Mike C,Tom, Will, Joe,Pearl and many others
Right-wingnut insults are OK Acchor Rising

Mike
Mike
12 years ago

[It has long been a topic of debate among Anchor Rising’s contributors how far we’d allow Mike to go. With the last bout, our general consensus was that the next instance of his lowering the level of our debate would be his last. As always, bans are not permanent, depending on contrition. — JK]

Patrick
Patrick
12 years ago

“traitor,liar,pedophile,Ect, thank you”
I seriously doubt that anyone has every called Barney Frank an “Ect”.

Albert
Albert
12 years ago

Patrick
Sorry for the Ect..
I came to this country with my grandfather when i was seven years old.
I could not speak,read,or write a word of English “Ect”
i do my best, plese feel in your heart to forgive my English
Or you can make fun of me, like the other people at Anchor Rising

Harold
Harold
12 years ago

Justin
As Mike has said in the past.”He writes what most of the conservatives think,but
do not have the GUTS to say”
By removing his 7:13pm post,and banning Mike, you are doing the same thing that RI Future blog did in banning Mike.
RI Future blog should have let Mike comment,He did more to help them than any liberal could ever
It would be better if you banned Rhody and Old Time Lefty,and let Mikes right
wing comments stand.
Lets face it Mike is no more offensive than Limbaugh,Savage,Hannity,Yorke,Matt Allen,Rev Fred Phelps or Glenn Beck

George
George
12 years ago

He’s most certainly trying to create a distraction and by the comments above, it seems like his strategy is working.
Barney Frank is by far them most dishonest and corrupt member of congress. If he were straight and pro-life he’d still be going to hell because he’s a thief and a liar. What is worse is that he is a pretty intelligent man, so he’s got to know he’s lying when he spins all that bull.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
12 years ago

Whoever Albert is,he mentioned my name in regard to insulting Bawney Fwanks homosexuality-not true-he is just a scumbag and a piece of filth.How he gets off is secondary to his dishonesty and obnoxious behavior.He is just a disgusting little creature compared to Scalia.
I sure hope he paid more attention to the banking industry than to the activities of his one time gay hustler roomate.The guy ran a callboy operation out of their shared apartment.Oops!It appears he didn’t pay better attention to banking.

rhody
rhody
12 years ago

Now, Harold…relax. Put on some music. Open your favorite adult beverage.
I completely agree with you about not wanting to see Mike banned. He makes a more eloquent argument in favor of the things I believe in than myself, Lefty or any of our fellow travelers possibly could.
Guess you’ll have to start entertaining me now.

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