McHenry Doesn't Like Following the Rules, So Barney Frank Has to Take Him to School

The good folks at Crooks'n'Liars posted this video of Barney Frank yelling at Patrick McHenry for being an obsequious nit who doesn't like following the rules. He got away with murder under the Republicans, but now he's got to abide by rules of the chamber.

Sorry, Patty, being a prig won't get you anywhere with the gravel-throated Barney Frank. Keep trying your neocon smuggery and watch your ass get handed to you again and again and again.

Go to Crooks and Liars to watch it.

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That was the best gaveling I have seen in a while

As a procedural note, Frank was correct. What the Republicans, including McHenry was doing was trying to artificially extend debate by debating issues during periods intended for questions about the rules.

They hate the Democrats being so effective, so they cheat to prevent action. But good for Frank for laying down the gavel.

Patty says Charlie the tuna did it instead of Tigger?

Barney Frank yelling at Patrick McHenry for being an obsequious nit who doesn't like following the rules. He got away with murder under the Republicans, but now he's got to abide by rules of the chamber.*SH

Nothing like a Queen handing a little queen in waiting his rear in front of the nation over Charlie the Tuna.

Forget the Pit Bull nickname Patty!

It's now the jellyfish from the deep black back bench with a smell and no backbone.

Great video

Patty has a big fat bull's-eye painted on his forehead. I wonder if part of that was old "out" gay guy smacking young "rumored" gay guy upside the head.

Didn't think about that angle

I'd say you're on to something there, A.

Of course, McHenry is such a unjustifiably pompous little twit and there are sooooo many reasons to smack him upside the head. Not knowing crap about Parlimentary Procedure after being in the Congress for a couple of years is just the beginning of the list! I got a welcome laugh out of that video today. :)

Who was the white haired guy using the "... but you used to do it when you were in the minority ..." whine-line? I was hoping Frank would point out that it wasn't his fault the Republicans didn't know what they were doing when they were in charge.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I did

Model UN in high school, and by using parliamentary procedure less than every other month over 3 years ago I know more than the guy who has to use it as his only job? Sigh.

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"Keep the Faith"

Showed the video to my son

who is on his hs debate team (along with the hairdresser's daughter). He laughed his butt off, and gleefully emailed it to his debate coach with the comment, "Maybe we should go teach them a lesson."

My own comment - that was the finest use of a gavel as I've ever seen. Go Barney Go.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Why the fascination...

...with McHenry's sexuality? He's enough of an ass no matter who he chooses to sleep with, or who he chooses to tell about it.

Am I being too PC? ::shrug::: It bugs me.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

The fascination isn't with sexuality

Patty can be a trans-gendered sex worker for all I care . . . the fascination is with his hypocrisy. IF McHenry is gay - which many of my friends in the gay community say he is - then his position as attack dog for the Family Values Party of Greed would be fair game.

If he's not, no problem.

Lots of people used to think I was gay . . . I always considered it a high compliment.

there's also the underage

issue: possible sex with subordinates, and underage drinking parties at his house. Doesn't matter gender when you're talking underage. But these stories originate from from young men (and neighbors) who have yet to go on the record. I guess they don't want their lives to be defined by a scandal with a repulsive congressman.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

Now that's something to be concerned about.

Knowing how hurtful rumors can be, even if you "don't think there's anything wrong with that", I tend to be a little sensitive to the "he's so gay" stuff.

Underage partners and sex with subordinates? No place for that, no matter what the orientation or gender.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Rumors are probably not appropriate

when we have so much else to complain about this guy. But when I have talked to primary sources and I feel good about their integrity, a little rumor-mongering is never beneath me.

As to legitimate complaints: Congressman McHenry has just spent god knows how much money informing me of some of the "legislative actions" he co-sponsored last year:

  • a bill to waste money building "over 600 miles of fencing along America's south border";

  • a bill "authorizing governors to organize and call into service militia of citizens to protect our borders";
  • a bill to prevent lawsuits against gun manufacturers;
  • a bill ordering "abortionists to inform mothers of the amount of pain their babies will experience during the abortion";
  • a bill "implementing equal protection under the Constitution for the right to life of each born and unborn child." 
    “All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players.”
    So enjoy the Drama.

Exactly.

The guy is an ass of epic proportions.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Call 'em back governors

a bill "authorizing governors to organize and call into service militia of citizens to protect our borders";

reword this baby and let the governors of each state call home their Guard & Reserves. since it's obvious that the good Congressman can't read - they'll be home before he knows what happened.

:) evil, wicked, mean & nasty - that's me.

We can even let him think it was his own idea.

WACK! WACK! Hello 911! I heard a funny noise next door!

I wonder if part of that was old "out" gay guy smacking young "rumored" gay guy upside the head.*A

In the political Gay world and in the Hood. This is known as a "Bitch Slap" It appears that Patty has been slapped sissy silly.

somebody call the WHAAAAAmbulance!

That was awesome! I think my favorite part was Frank telling Patty McLapdog he could find the answer to his question by reading the Bill.

Ha!

Larry Kissell is MY Congressman

LOL

Just got around to watching that. Pretty funny for C-Span.

Why does Patty

care more about American Samoa than he does about North Carolina? Why?

I'm sure he's satisfied with this performance

Paddy pointed out what he wanted to point out (an exemption for the benefit of a major employer in Pelosi's district) while, at the same time, he gets credit for making Barney mad.

He's right on track to move up in Republican circles.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

Your pal Thunder Pig

(conservative blogger) doesn't seem to understand that Frank is handing McHenry his ass for not even pretending to understand the rules. Not the brightest bulb on the tree.