As I mentioned in my rambling account of my visit to Congressman Joe Sestak’s town hall meeting last week, it should be known that people like the woman standing up here at Barney Frank’s meeting yesterday are supporters of Lyndon LaRouche — a radical, left-wing Democrat. The “LaRouche PAC” lettering is visible on the posters being wielded around. Efforts by the left to characterize this woman and others as conservatives or Republicans should be rebuffed, and the assertions set straight.
That being said, the woman is still a constituent, and Frank should be ashamed of himself for acting the way that he did. Barney Frank, whether he likes it or not, works for this woman. And while she might have been a little more “out there” than many on either side of the political aisle would prefer, she like any other constituent deserves to be treated with respect.
Again, just like with the video of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee ignoring a constituent’s question as she engaged in conversation on her mobile phone, Barney Franks outburst and ridicule of an American citizen (no matter how she came off) only highlights how much class my congressman, Sestak, has showed from start to finish, regardless of his ideology.