Openly gay Rep. Barney Frank appeared on Rachel Maddow's show Monday night and groused about the Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread throughout the US and caught on in numerous cities across the globe. Frank re-iterated the infamous comment he made before the GetEQUAL-organized March on Washington in 2009 that the only thing the marchers are going to put pressure on is the grass. Maddow balked: the Tea Party protesters made a difference. Yes, but what they did, Frank noted, was pick targets, lobby and vote. Frank said the demonstrators have the right to do whatever they want - but they will only make a real difference in Congress and the machinations on Wall Street (regarding regulations) if they vote!
(Crossposted at LGBTPOV)