Skip to comments.Senator Max Baucus not drunk on Senate Floor (He was really just tired and angry alert)
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 ...
So who are you Freepers going to believe -- me or your ly'n eyes?
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...
“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
Happy Hour is when I say it is.Do you know who I am?
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!
He’s not drunk. He’s just another lying weasel democrat trying to ram a junk bill down our throats any way he can.
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.
Republicans who just don’t play fair at all.
Yeah that’s it we dont play fair,Bush’s fault(hic)
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.
I know drunk when I see it and he WAS drunk...
Haul them out of the car and order a blood test after screening. 95% sure the guy was in the bag.
I heard him call republicans liars. I thought that was against the rules.
It sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. And just because I can read doesn't mean he wasn't drunk.
Drunk, tired and angry, a wery weeeery bad coooomination.
Role tape and watch the drunken liar yourself.
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.
"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".
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.
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.
reminds me of the joke:
I never knew he drank until I saw him sober...
Got a bad ice cube
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.
I’ve seen bums pushing shopping carts making more coherent rants. The guy was stewed.
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.
Watch the video.
Take your choice: Drunk or Stupid?
Maybe not. In the liberal lexicon Baucus may not have been drunk. He may have simply been overserved.
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).
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.
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.
Who cares if he was drunk or not. He acted like a buffoon.
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.
“Where’s the courage”? It’s obvious his is in the bottle...
Who the hell *is* zennie62?
Just a screen name, that’s who.
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.
As tired and angry as a newt!
He wasn’t drunk. He’s like this cold sober and yet the people of Montana keep electing him.
Hear! Hear! THE MAN!
I have posted your accurate comments on my blog:
Aw jeeze. As bad as nails on a chalkboard.
Care for a little more nog with that egg?
What the heck, Christmas comes but once a year.
Click on the image above to see the rambling, babbling drunk on the hill.
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.
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.
Darn! When I drank I never thought of the “I was just tired” excuse.
He was slurring and garrulous. Clearly a little tipsy...not that there’s anything wrong with that...
Arm and Hammered
Johnny Walker Mint
Michelob Ultra Bright
Harvey’s Bristol Gleam
He was only acting like a drunken fool. When he wakes up, he won’t be drunk any more, though still a fool.
Max Baucus - like Foster Brooks, but not funny.