Frank to Nazi-invoking protester: 'On what planet do you spend most of your time?'

In one of the most heated exchanges of this August's town hall meetings, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) ripped an audience member on Tuesday who asked him why he supported the "Nazi" healthcare plan by responding "on what planet do you spend most of your time?"

Seemingly taken aback by the question, Frank said, "when you ask me that question I am going to revert to my ethnic heritage and ask you a question: On what planet do you spend most of your time?"

Raising his voice at the end of his answer, he said "having a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table, I have no interest in doing it."

The fifteenth-term Democrat also focused on a picture of President Obama altered to look like Hitler held by the audience member.

"It is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated," he said forcefully.

Frank held his town hall yesterday in Dartmouth, Mass.

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