HARVARD STUDENT TAKES ON REP. BARNEY FRANK
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (myfoxboston) - It all started with a question: "How much responsibility, if any, do you have for the financial crisis?"
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) and a conservative Harvard law student debated over how Frank should have handled his role as the House Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Frank was at Harvard University for a speech at the Kennedy School of Government.
Frank said the student wasn't backing up his claims, invoking some laughter from the crowd, and the student told Frank he wasn't answering his question.
Watch the full exchange on the left
It was painful to watch. The student politely asked a simple question and FSC House Chairman Frank went into a full-blown defcon 1 meltdown.
Later the very well spoken kid was interviewed by Greta Van Sustren. He told her he was once a serious Left Winger. But after witnessing the Democrats constantly blame everyone else and label people who ask questions and at the same time seeing Republicans consistently listen and answer questions, he switched parties. He voted for O'Bama (D-IL) in '04 but in the 4 years that followed the Democrats disappointed him so much that he ended up working on the presidential campaign for John McCain.
In the interview his observations about the Democratic Party and Barney Frank rang true and were unquestionably genuine and heartfelt. Smart kid. We need more like him if we are going to survive 4+ years of this administration.