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Senator Max Baucus not drunk on Senate Floor (He was really just tired and angry alert)
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 28, 2009

Posted on 12/28/2009 6:00:46 AM PST by Zakeet

There's a video going around that claims Montana Senator Max Baucus is drunk on the floor of The Senate as he spiritedly takes on Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker in a talk about Health Care Reform.

In fact, the video that started the Conservative's nasty attack on Baucus is from Think Progress, which pointed to Baucus' articulate claims of Republican partisanship"

I want to tell the Senator that that is not what happened. I was in the room constantly, constantly. I talked to those Senators many many times. That is not what happened. I'll tell you what did happen. Your leadership pressured them, pressured them, pressured them not to work together. There is no European style effort in that room, that is a totally untruthful statement. Totally untruthful statement. None whatsoever...That assertion of working towards a European solution is entirely untrue. It's entirely false.

Now, if you can read that, and you can, then you have to agree Baucus was not "slurring" or "drunk" , or "slobbering" when he was speaking. Otherwise he could not have got off such a great blast against Wicker.

And Conservatives know it.

Rather, Baucus was just plain tired and really angry. The product of long hours of debate against Republicans who just don't play fair at all.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 111th; angrydems; baucus; drunk; healthcare; obamacare; senate
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So who are you Freepers going to believe -- me or your ly'n eyes?

1 posted on 12/28/2009 6:00:46 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
It was his toothpaste.
2 posted on 12/28/2009 6:02:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: Zakeet

He was up, really, really late the night before trying to score a job for his, whore, uh, I mean, girlfriend! Yeah that’s the ticket...


3 posted on 12/28/2009 6:02:50 AM PST by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: Zakeet

“Rather, Baucus was just plain tired and really angry.”

“our TSA system is working perfectly”

“and, if there were any problems, they would all be Bush’s fault”

they’re all children


4 posted on 12/28/2009 6:03:23 AM PST by mreerm
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To: Zakeet

Happy Hour is when I say it is.Do you know who I am?


5 posted on 12/28/2009 6:03:23 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Zakeet
Rather, Baucus was just plain tired and really angry. The product of long hours of debate against Republicans who just don't play fair at all.

No, they don't play fair at all. How dare they oppose trillions in spending on a bill that is based in false pretenses! The uppity bastards!

6 posted on 12/28/2009 6:04:01 AM PST by RockinRight (The sleeping giant has been awoken, and he's PISSED.)
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To: Zakeet

He’s not drunk. He’s just another lying weasel democrat trying to ram a junk bill down our throats any way he can.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 6:06:02 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: Zakeet

What happened to just reporting the news and letting the chips fall where they may?

The press has long ago discredited itself... sticking up for one drunk Democrat after another.

They enabled Teddy Kennedy to murder a mistress while in a drunken stupor - he never served a minute in prison.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 6:06:16 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: RadioCirca1970

Republicans who just don’t play fair at all.

Yeah that’s it we dont play fair,Bush’s fault(hic)


9 posted on 12/28/2009 6:07:24 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Zakeet

I am not as think as you drunk I am.

I bet Baucus’ email and phone calls from his constituents has been OVERWHELMINGLY in favor of the socialized health care bill he is cramming down their throats. Or not.

No wonder he is pissed and/or hitting the sauce.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 6:07:52 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

I know drunk when I see it and he WAS drunk...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2009/12/baucus-crocked-on-senate-floor.html


11 posted on 12/28/2009 6:08:36 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Zakeet
Emailed the clip to a family member who has 30 years in the State Highway patrol. I then asked him if someone operating a motor vehicle acted like Bauscus “What would you do?” Answer:

Haul them out of the car and order a blood test after screening. 95% sure the guy was in the bag.

12 posted on 12/28/2009 6:09:36 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Zakeet

I heard him call republicans liars. I thought that was against the rules.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 6:09:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: Zakeet
"The product of long hours of debate against Republicans who just don't play fair at all. "

Well, here's what he really means: Even though we have the majority and could (and did) pass this debacle of a bill without any Republicans, Baucus and his cronies were just superpissed because when this catastrophe falls on its face - and it will - there will be no one to blame but the dems. THAT is what was panicking about...and I still believe he was drunk.

Either way, I don't believe a word the SF Chronicle has to say about it because birds of a feather....etc. Liars, all of them.

Their attitude proves it is the dems' intent to humiliate and intimidate, not work together in a bipartisan fashion. If the Chronicle claims any different, they can sell it to the Arabs.
14 posted on 12/28/2009 6:10:56 AM PST by FrankR (It's NOT a "conspiracy theory", unless you just refuse to see and listen to the facts!)
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To: Zakeet
Rather, Baucus was just plain tired and really angry. The product of long hours of debate against Republicans who just don’t play fair at all.”

ROFL!

15 posted on 12/28/2009 6:11:19 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Zakeet
Now, if you can read that, and you can, then you have to agree Baucus was not "slurring" or "drunk"

It sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. And just because I can read doesn't mean he wasn't drunk.

16 posted on 12/28/2009 6:11:21 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Zakeet

Drunk, tired and angry, a wery weeeery bad coooomination.

Role tape and watch the drunken liar yourself.


17 posted on 12/28/2009 6:11:35 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Zakeet
He was bashed, befuddled, boozed up, buzzed, crocked, feeling no pain, flushed, flying*, fuddled, glazed, groggy, high, inebriated, juiced, laced, liquored up, lit, lush, muddled, plastered, potted, seeing double, sloshed, stewed, stoned, tanked, three sheets to the wind, tight, tipsy, totaled, under the influence, under the table, wasted

Or, simply put, the loser was DRUNK!

Imagine being a United States Senator. What an honor that once was. Not any more. What we have in Congress are at best street bums and at worse traitors.

18 posted on 12/28/2009 6:12:43 AM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: mreerm
"Rather, Baucus was just plain tired and really angry."

"our TSA system is working perfectly"

"Of course you won't have to wait a year for a heart operation like they do in Britain and Canada".

19 posted on 12/28/2009 6:12:51 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: traderrob6

The way he throws his loose jointed arm around. Pugnacious (you republicans are a bunch of cowards). Repeating himself, ignoring everyone around him. I hope he took his limousine home.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 6:12:51 AM PST by DManA
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To: Zakeet

Oh! That explains why he rambled on and on and didn’t say much of anything. Most people when they are tired, know when to sit down and shut up, especially when the entire country is watching.


21 posted on 12/28/2009 6:12:58 AM PST by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: Zakeet

reminds me of the joke:

I never knew he drank until I saw him sober...


22 posted on 12/28/2009 6:13:23 AM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Zakeet

Got a bad ice cube


23 posted on 12/28/2009 6:15:08 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Zakeet

He certainly did not seem drunk to me, except on the liberals’ lies.

I have to really wonder about people who see that tape and conclude he was drunk. It makes no sense at all to me.


24 posted on 12/28/2009 6:17:53 AM PST by Technical Editor
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To: Zakeet

I’ve seen bums pushing shopping carts making more coherent rants. The guy was stewed.


25 posted on 12/28/2009 6:18:27 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I was 7 feet away from Baucus during a campaign speech at a private fundraiser once. He had not been drinking, because I watched him arrive and eat dinner. He sounds like this all the time.


26 posted on 12/28/2009 6:20:13 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: Zakeet

Watch the video.

Take your choice: Drunk or Stupid?


27 posted on 12/28/2009 6:20:47 AM PST by tucsonslim
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To: Zakeet

“YOU LIE!”


28 posted on 12/28/2009 6:21:49 AM PST by maggief
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To: traderrob6
"...I know drunk when I see it and he WAS drunk..."

Maybe not. In the liberal lexicon Baucus may not have been drunk. He may have simply been overserved.

29 posted on 12/28/2009 6:21:59 AM PST by skimbell
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To: CholeraJoe

Glad to see someone else knows what “drunk” really looks like. It’s funny, actually. I’d never have thought Freepers would see “drunk” when a person was just a sore loser. Pretty funny (to me, anyway).


30 posted on 12/28/2009 6:22:56 AM PST by Technical Editor
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To: Zakeet

I watched the video - The Democommie Senator was, indeed, very angry. Also, drunk as a sailor on a Friday night after a six month cruise.


31 posted on 12/28/2009 6:25:37 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: maggief

It’s good this is all over the media. Just like how he put his g/f on the government payroll.... I love sarcasm.

Anyway, even if he were to be driven from office over either of these events, the Demo governor would replace him with another Dem anyway. If only Gov Racicot had run for the Senate in ‘02. We might have been rid of Baucus.


32 posted on 12/28/2009 6:25:56 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Zakeet

Who cares if he was drunk or not. He acted like a buffoon.


33 posted on 12/28/2009 6:26:18 AM PST by rhombus
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To: tucsonslim

It’s clear that a lot of the posters on this thread have no idea what Senate speeches usually sound like. Why are you so clueless about the melodrama that is always displayed? There is no excuse for this; the result is that you look like abject fools, running after phantoms that don’t exist.


34 posted on 12/28/2009 6:26:25 AM PST by Technical Editor
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To: Zakeet

“Where’s the courage”? It’s obvious his is in the bottle...


35 posted on 12/28/2009 6:27:51 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Zakeet

Who the hell *is* zennie62?

Just a screen name, that’s who.


36 posted on 12/28/2009 6:28:47 AM PST by onyx
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To: Zakeet

If Baucus wasn’t drunk, he imitated a drunk very well. (Immitation is the sincerest of flattery!) I don’t believe he would have been legal to get behind a wheel.


37 posted on 12/28/2009 6:30:04 AM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Zakeet

As tired and angry as a newt!


38 posted on 12/28/2009 6:32:17 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Bushbacker1

He wasn’t drunk. He’s like this cold sober and yet the people of Montana keep electing him.


39 posted on 12/28/2009 6:32:53 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: isthisnickcool

Hear! Hear! THE MAN!

I have posted your accurate comments on my blog:

http://ronbosoldier.blogspot.com/2009/12/democommies-literally-drunk-with-power.html


40 posted on 12/28/2009 6:33:17 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: CholeraJoe

Aw jeeze. As bad as nails on a chalkboard.


41 posted on 12/28/2009 6:34:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Zakeet

Care for a little more nog with that egg?

What the heck, Christmas comes but once a year.


42 posted on 12/28/2009 6:34:24 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Screw the polar bears. What have polar bears ever done for me?)
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To: Zakeet
Click on the image below to see the video for yourself. Very clearly drunk.

Baucus Drunk

Click on the image above to see the rambling, babbling drunk on the hill.

43 posted on 12/28/2009 6:36:26 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Zakeet

The San Fag chronicle apparently defines playing fair as voting with democRATS. Considering they think it is fair to bribe Senators to vote for a bill they would otherwisw oppose, I think they need a new dictionary.


44 posted on 12/28/2009 6:42:50 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: Zakeet

Was this the same day he was scolding the Republicans for daring to invoke the name of The Swimmer? That was one day last week and I thought he sounded drunk then.


45 posted on 12/28/2009 6:42:59 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Zakeet

Darn! When I drank I never thought of the “I was just tired” excuse.


46 posted on 12/28/2009 6:44:29 AM PST by kempster
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To: Technical Editor

He was slurring and garrulous. Clearly a little tipsy...not that there’s anything wrong with that...


47 posted on 12/28/2009 6:49:44 AM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Arm and Hammered
Johnny Walker Mint
Michelob Ultra Bright
Harvey’s Bristol Gleam


48 posted on 12/28/2009 6:52:46 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Zakeet

He was only acting like a drunken fool. When he wakes up, he won’t be drunk any more, though still a fool.


49 posted on 12/28/2009 6:53:49 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Bon mots

Max Baucus - like Foster Brooks, but not funny.


50 posted on 12/28/2009 6:58:02 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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