Barney Frank's Greatest Hits
Through his Congressional career, which he announced yesterday is ending, Barney Frank was just as divisive as he was acerbic. You loved him or hated him; his perceived coziness with Fannie and Freddie brought about the country’s downfall, or his co-authored Dodd-Frank Act helped finally set the economy on the right track.
But no matter where you sit on the politics, it’s pretty much unfettered joy to watch YouTube videos of Frank using his enormous wit to own people.
Here’s a few of his greatest moments, everything from a sarcastic point of Parlimentary procedure to comparing an irascible constituent to a piece of furniture. Say what you will about Frank, but that man loved the First Amendment, and he was never afraid to mix it up.
Frank v. Constituent at a town hall meeting in Darmouth, Mass.:
Frank v. a Harvard Law student:
Frank v. Republican Paul Ryan:
And if you’ve got 10 minutes and a wonky interest in Parlimentary procedure, Frank’s squaring off against Michele Bachmann is a classic: