Recently, he had a debate with Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Lou Dobbs's show. Note how Ms. Bachmann maintains a cool head and stays on message throughout the entire interview, while Frank looks like the blabbering angry fool that he is:
Frank uses all top three levels of defense mechanisms, as described by Vaillant, to make his argument for why he cannot sign onto policing groups that are indicted for voter fraud, keeping them from federal money.
Vaillant called Level I defense mechanisms psychotic in nature, Level II as immature defenses, and Level III as neurotic. In this video, Frank pretty much hits them all. During his tirades in this interview, I spotted the following:
L-I: Denial, distortion, and delsusional projection.
L-2: Projection and acting out.
L-3: Displacement and rationalization.
Anyway, that's my take on the entire thing. Watch it and see if you can find any that I missed.