'We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government'

Give Ed Schultz credit for something: on his MSNBC show this evening, he hosted an amusing smackdown between Barney Frank and Ralph Nader, perhaps the two most morose public men in America.  For once, Barney was attacked from the left.  The gist of Ralph's rebuke was that Frank hasn't gone far enough in regulating the financial industry.

Frank was finally so provoked that he claimed/admitted that when it comes to regulation, Democrats are "trying on every front to increase the role of government."

Along the way, Barney resorted to his tried-and-true technique of hitting his host for having the temerity to cut short one of his long-winded harangues.

Watch and enjoy as Messrs. Sweetness and Light go after each other.

PS: don't miss the video of Barney blasting Nader with this choice insult: "Ralph gets to luxuriate in the purity of his irrelevance."  Ouch.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.