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Max Baucus's speech under conservative fire
Politico ^ | 12/28/09 | Patrick Gavin

Posted on 12/28/2009 7:52:21 AM PST by freespirited

A speech by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on health care has been generating buzz on the Internet, as the Drudge Report and others are suggesting that Baucus was slurring his speech and possibly "intoxicated" during his remarks.

"DRUNK WITH POWER? TOP DEM SLURS ON SENATE FLOOR..." reads the Drudge Report headline.

Newsbusters.org writes: "How can one explain this incredibly bizarre performance by Max Baucus on the Senate floor? Was Baucus so intoxicated by the sound of his own voice that he went off the deep end? Or perhaps he was so drunk with power over shaping the Senate health care bill that it explains his strange rant."

On his Facebook page, former congressman Mark Foley commented on the video: "This is the senator that hired his staffer and then took her on trips...and divorced his wife....and they had me run out of town."

An email seeking comment has been sent to Sen. Baucus's office and we will update this post when we hear back.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baucus; baucusdrunk
An email seeking comment has been sent to Sen. Baucus's office and we will update this post when we hear back.

Limited modified hangout time.

1 posted on 12/28/2009 7:52:24 AM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited; PJ-Comix

You continue to be quoted!


2 posted on 12/28/2009 7:53:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: freespirited
An email seeking comment has been sent to Sen. Baucus's office and we will update this post when we hear back.

Hades will freeze over first.

3 posted on 12/28/2009 7:56:11 AM PST by Rapscallion (They really did pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. How now?)
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To: freespirited
Who was acting president at the time and why did he allow this?

NO one was asked to keep Baucus away from the mic ?


Our legislative body is a friggin' joke ... t'row ALL d'bums out !!

4 posted on 12/28/2009 7:56:31 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: freespirited

I’m not as think as you drunk I am.


5 posted on 12/28/2009 7:56:40 AM PST by Starboard
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To: freespirited

Expect more CYA as the dummies try to obscure the fact that they and they alone are responsible for this mess.

Blaming the GOP after locking them out of any and all negotiations is so Napolitano attempting to bend reality.


6 posted on 12/28/2009 7:59:53 AM PST by OpusatFR (Tagline not State Approved. Thoughts not State Approved. Actions not State Approved)
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To: Starboard

He only had tea martoonies!


7 posted on 12/28/2009 8:00:36 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: freespirited
Baucus Drunk

Click to see video of the drunk in action.

8 posted on 12/28/2009 8:01:04 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: freespirited

He keeps asking of his Republican collegues “where’s the courage?”. I guess the pubbies needed more liquid courage to vote for this health insurance bill.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 8:01:26 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: freespirited

i hope he was drunk. then he’d have an excuse for the outrgight lies and BS coming out of his mouth..


10 posted on 12/28/2009 8:01:26 AM PST by wny
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To: freespirited

i hope he was drunk. then he’d have an excuse for the outrgight lies and BS coming out of his mouth..


11 posted on 12/28/2009 8:01:48 AM PST by wny
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To: freespirited
They will use:

"Exhaustion"

"Allergy Medication"

"Prescription Meds"

"Boys will be Boys"

"Reason why more women shuld be in the Senate"

12 posted on 12/28/2009 8:02:30 AM PST by atc23
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To: freespirited

Just Vote Them Out.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 8:02:57 AM PST by olrtex
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To: freespirited

Bacchus?
He was also known as Bacchus, the name adopted by the Romans[2] and the frenzy he induces, bakkheia. He is the patron deity of agriculture and the theater. He was also known as the Liberator (Eleutherios), freeing one from one’s normal self, by madness, ecstasy, or wine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus


14 posted on 12/28/2009 8:08:35 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: freespirited
How can one explain this incredibly bizarre performance by Max Baucus on the Senate floor?

It hardly matters whether Baucus was drunk or otherwise. Indeed if not intoxicated the indictment is even worse, that is his sober behavior!

That performance is unbelievable. There was a comment on FR that was not unusual for a Senate speech. Well then isn't that a graphic portrayal of their arrogance, that they can act like that in "their" own chamber (which actually belongs to us)? Isn't that a graphic reason for legislation to be returned to the "chambers," like the States, where the legislators are more closely monitored and accountable to the citizens?

Any way one looks at it this is a blatant indictment of the arrogance and sickness of the privileged, centralized, Federal legislators, and Democrats are far and away the most heinous.

How can the Media, or the State of Montana for that matter, possibly apologize or defend this buffoon?

Like Al Franken or Barabara Boxer they are absent any class whatsoever. Toad Hall.

Johnny Suntrade

15 posted on 12/28/2009 8:10:21 AM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Starboard

I bartended for years, I heard that and similar drunken jibberish many times. The indignation of drunks is quite amusing.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 8:16:08 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: freespirited

Did even Fox News cover this drunken screed?


17 posted on 12/28/2009 8:20:54 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama: The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: jnsun
There was a comment on FR that was not unusual for a Senate speech.

Not unusual? OK how about shocking? Appalling? Horrifying?

18 posted on 12/28/2009 8:23:57 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: HerrBlucher

All legislators should be required to submit to a breathalyzer at random throughout the work day.


19 posted on 12/28/2009 8:24:02 AM PST by atc23
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To: muir_redwoods

Dont know. I’d say there is one chance in 10 that Oreilly will touch it tonight.

More likely Hannity.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 8:25:04 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: freespirited

I believe this was actually a tribute to the late great Ted Kennedy. What other politician, or even well known person, is associated more with overconsumption of alcohol? Sure, Dean Martin was close back in the 1960’s but Ted got it done for decades! From Chappy to frolicking on the lawn in Florida while a relative raped a woman.....


21 posted on 12/28/2009 8:25:59 AM PST by seamusnh
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To: freespirited

Gotta love that “conservative” fire. Those nasty old conservatives are picking on poor Max. Hey, you’d drink too if you had to work in the Senate . . . . .


22 posted on 12/28/2009 8:32:35 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: freespirited

There have been many court cases thrown out on appeal when it was learned a judge or lawyer was intoxicated during the hearing.

Just a thought, with Baucus obviously intoxicated durig the deliberations/voting on the bill, would his “condition” assist in an appeal to bring down DeathCare in the courts?

A unconstitutional bill, deliberated on an passed by inebriated senators, some who were openly bribed for their votes. Even the 9th Circus would have a hard time justifying the bills passage into law.

Any legal minds out there have an opinion on it?


23 posted on 12/28/2009 8:33:17 AM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: freespirited

What an idiotic, drunken demoncrat....but I repeat myself.


24 posted on 12/28/2009 8:34:10 AM PST by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Gotta love that “conservative” fire. Those nasty old conservatives are picking on poor Max. Hey, you’d drink too if you had to work in the Senate . . . . .

Good point. So typical of the treason-media complex, but completely false. Even the DUers pronounced him drunk, and posters at the San Francisco Chronicle overwhelmingly agree he was smashed.

25 posted on 12/28/2009 8:37:24 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The “conservatives going after Baucus” line is rather amusing.

Even DU had a thread up - they thought he was drunk too....


26 posted on 12/28/2009 8:38:16 AM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: freespirited

One standard for democrats, wackos, liberals and other mentally-unstable individuals.
Another standard for normal people.


27 posted on 12/28/2009 8:41:31 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: freespirited

I guess someone had to step up and replace Chivas Kennedy.


28 posted on 12/28/2009 8:47:57 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: freespirited

I wonder if the tax payer Senate bar has cocktail service? Maybe they also have Waitress sandwiches.


29 posted on 12/28/2009 9:02:24 AM PST by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: knarf

Now we know why they never make any sense - THEY ARE ALL BOOZERS!!


30 posted on 12/28/2009 9:04:39 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: HerrBlucher

“What’er YOU look’in at?” hic


31 posted on 12/28/2009 9:17:05 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: freespirited

Max could be the next Foster Brooks.


32 posted on 12/28/2009 9:20:39 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: freespirited

Democrats in the Senate need a Designated Speaker policy


33 posted on 12/28/2009 9:21:29 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: massgopguy

“You shink yer bettern me, huh”


34 posted on 12/28/2009 9:22:59 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: freespirited

Perhaps he needs to get drunk to mollify his conscience.


35 posted on 12/28/2009 9:31:31 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Most interesting man in the world.)
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To: Starboard

I understand you totally......:O)


36 posted on 12/28/2009 9:36:30 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Starboard
I’m not as think as you drunk I am.

My all time favorite:

I'm not as drunk as some thinkle peep I am...

Regards,
GtG

37 posted on 12/28/2009 11:40:36 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
You continue to be quoted!

I'm sort of like the Forrest Gump of the Web.

38 posted on 12/28/2009 4:37:42 PM PST by PJ-Comix (I love ROCK 'N ROLL! I memorized the all WORDS to "WIPE-OUT'' in 1965!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

You jist tink that that Max bokus was drunk,,hic...he shish was trying to, to to, make a point.....by sheesush christ....


39 posted on 12/28/2009 4:43:37 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: freespirited

Senator Bacchus
 

40 posted on 12/28/2009 9:39:09 PM PST by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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