Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Hill-Barney Frank: GOP Feels Obama Inaugural As Tragic As 9/11

Barney Frank:
(Story reported by Jordan Fabian for The

Democrat mocks Republicans at California event, saying party has suffered from "massive amnesia" since Obama was sworn in.

Republicans act as if President Obama's inauguration ranks with Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as a national tragedy, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said this week.

"Now here is what apparently happened on Jan. 21, 2009 [sic], if you listen to the Republicans: It was, after Pearl Harbor Day or 9/11 of 2001, the worst day in American history," Frank said at a local Democratic Party event in California last weekend.

He went on to lambast the GOP for thinking that the nation's problems began with the 44th president, and not under his predecessor, President George W. Bush.

Frank's comments come as Democrats and Republicans have ramped up their rhetoric heading into the midterm elections.

According to OC Weekly, which released the video of Frank on Thursday, the Massachusetts Democrat was campaigning for Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) when he attended the meeting.

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