Representative Frank's remarks to a woman that held a defaced Obama picture and likened healthcare reform to Nazi policy, have caused nationwide outrage. During the exchange, an angry Barney Frank said "Ma'am having a conversation with you is like arguing with a dining room table".
All across America, in both red states and blue states, people were highly offended by this remark. Representative Frank's office issued an apology, stating "In the heat of an argument, I made a regretable error of judgment. I apologize if anyone was offended."
However, many people were not satisfied. "I can't believe our Congressman could be so ignorant - I'll have you know that our dining room table is practically a part of our family and it understands healthcare reform pretty well", said this plumber coming out of a local diner.
A mob gathered around Rep. Frank's office carrying signs. "My Dining Room Table is not stupid", "Dining Room Tables are smarter than human idiots!", and "Please don't euthanize my dining room table" were just a few of the signs that were seen.
A coalition of furniture manufacturers will be having a meeting with Rep. Frank. "We hope Mr. Frank will keep an open mind. You can actually have a pretty logical argument with a dining room table", said this furniture manufacturer. "I think Rep. Frank should hold a dining room town hall. He'll find that contrary to what he might think, dining rooms don't deface pictures of the president and equate healthcare reform to Naziism."