Barney Frank’s response to the moron at the town hall meeting was perfect. These people – morons like the woman in question , I mean – have no problem whatsoever lobbing strong, hateful missiles to promote their views. Why the hell shouldn’t we respond just as strongly?
The difference between “stooping to their level” and responding firmly and confidently is tact. A tactful reply doesn’t preclude strong words with teeth. It just means saying what you really mean without making up a bullshit racist assertion (to pick a random example) to support it.
If sane, intelligent people don’t also shout, the only people we’ll hear are the morons. Well done, Mr. Frank. I esteem you, sir.