Video:Is Senator Max Baucus drunk or not?

You tube debate going on whether Senator Max Baucus was drunk or just a bit exhausted. You decide.

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  • Anonymous

    Stroke symptoms?

  • Jan

    Drunk on power?

  • Anonymous

    just an idiot?

  • Yup

    YUP. Stupid, Corrupt and Drunk.

  • Voter

    Drunk as a skunk, what a loser!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a better one and I’m not too sure he is very drunk, if at all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA&feature=related

  • Diamond Jim

    No one acts like that from just being “tired”.
    What a loser.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    Considering the current state of affairs, with legislative action being diametrically opposed to that of the people, perhaps heavy drink is in order for those players involved.

    • v person

      “Considering the current state of affairs, with legislative action being diametrically opposed to that of the people…”

      A majority of the American public wanted a single payer system according to many polls. A large majority at the least wanted a public option included. By your logic, the Senate bill should have been much farther to the left to be in synch with the public.

      It will be most interesting to see Republicans running on repealing this, making the argument that insurance companies should be able to go back to screwing you among other things.

      • Rupert in Springfield

        Sorry Dean, every major poll I am aware of shows the public is against this bill and the more they hear about it, the more against it they become.

        If you are trying to argue lack of single payer or “public option” is why this bill is so unpopular that is lunacy.

        >making the argument that insurance companies should be able to go back to screwing you among other things.

        Ahem…. excuse me?

        Please, The Democrats are the ones who are insistent on restricting insurance companies by not allowing an individual to buy across state lines

        The Democrats are the ones who loaded up all the nutty insurance mandates, not the Republicans.

        The Democrats are the ones who came up with HMO’s, which was the boogie man the last time we did this dance with Clinton.

        Please, don’t try and blame screwed up insurance on anyone but the Democrats. Democrats and the insurance mess are joined at the hip and there is no getting away from that I am afraid.

        • v person

          Check out https://www.pollingreport.com/health.htm

          The latest Cnn poll asked are you fer or agin the current Senate proposal. 42% were fer, with 56% agin. This was an uptick in support from their previous poll.

          Then they asked if people thought it was too liberal, too conservative, or just right. 39% said too liberal. 13% said not liberal enough. 42% said it was just right. That means 55% support reform, either the current bill or farther left.

          And a Wall Street Journal poll found 58% in favor of the Medicare buy-in proposal that Lieberman thwarted.

          A Washington Post Poll found strong support for a “Medicare for all” proposal, which is in effect single payer.

          A good summary of poll results is at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_opinion_on_health_care_reform_in_the_United_States

          • v person

            Oh and Bi the way, I still think he’s a cutie 😉

          • caron5948

            More poll results from realclearpolitics.com. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. There’s a nicely formatted table at the Real Clear Politics website.
            https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/obama_and_democrats_health_care_plan-1130.html

            Polling Data
            Poll Date Sample For/Favor Against/Oppose Spread
            RCP Average 12/8 – 12/20 — 38.4 51.0 Against/Oppose +12.6
            Quinnipiac 12/15 – 12/20 1616 RV 36 53 Against/Oppose +17
            CNN/Opinion Research 12/16 – 12/20 1160 A 42 56 Against/Oppose +14
            Rasmussen Reports 12/18 – 12/19 1000 LV 41 55 Against/Oppose +14
            NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 12/11 – 12/14 1008 A 32 47 Against/Oppose +15
            Associated Press/GfK 12/10 – 12/14 1001 A 36 44 Against/Oppose +8
            Gallup 12/11 – 12/13 1025 A 46 48 Against/Oppose +2
            ABC News/Wash Post 12/10 – 12/13 1003 A 44 51 Against/Oppose +7
            Pew Research 12/9 – 12/13 1504 A 35 48 Against/Oppose +13
            FOX News 12/8 – 12/9 900 RV 34 57 Against/Oppose +23

      • Diamond Jim

        No body wants this stupid bill except people who don’t have jobs and other sad sack losers.

  • v person

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    • anonymous

      I see the homophobe imposter is back. You need some new material.

      • v person

        Can’t imagine the material you’re offering, c’mon out to Lebanon and we’ll trade some material.

        • actual v person

          Lebanon? You are a homophobe in the Middle East? Passing strange.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    So even CNN, hardly an impartial source, reported most were against.

    I think your trick of adding together the not liberal enough and just right figures means you missed your calling. You should have been one of those AGW “scientists”!

    >And a Wall Street Journal poll found 58% in favor of the Medicare buy-in proposal that Lieberman thwarted.

    You mean the proposal that was out for a nano second? Sure, everyone supports free stuff. Its when they find out how much it is going to cost them that support declines. Not a lot new here.

    Well, we will see what happens on election day next year. Doesnt look good for the Dems. and all those really popular bills you think people like.

    • v person

      “I think your trick of adding together the not liberal enough and just right figures means you missed your calling. You should have been one of those AGW “scientists”

      Trick? Its not a trick. Its acknowledging the number that support the proposed reform or something stronger. Those who want something stronger are not likely to become Republicans in the next election. And those who support the reform are not likely to vote for those who want to repeal it.

      But we agree on this much. Next year’s election is more important than today’s polls. I’d rather be going into the election having passed the bill and with a substantial majority in place than being against this bill and in a minority position.

  • Anonymous

    Back to the video.

    I thinks this whole thing is BS and a waste of time.
    If you simply watch more of it the Senator goes on to speak speak clearly without any indication of the supposed drunkeness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA&feature=related

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