December 19th, 2009
03:04 PM ET
soundoff (301 Responses)
  1. Ron

    Stand tall Al! The parlimentary procedures may be well intended, but are destructive when one tries to get a bill passed. It was nice to see someone stand up to the old fat cats in Congress when they demonstrate no respect for the citizens of this country. They seem to forget that they work for us.

    December 19, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  2. joe

    I think hitting Liberman in the face with a rubber chicken would have been more than appropriate, then ripping his clothes off and throwing him down the steps of the Congressional Building. At that point, enraged American citizens of all political stripes and affliliations could have pelted him with rotten eggs and tomatoes, put him on a bus and washed their hands in clean soapy water.

    December 19, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. Liberla wingnut

    He is such a liberal hero. Not

    December 19, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. Harvey

    Millions are glad someone finally told LIEberman to shut-up. It is long overdue and the look on Joe's face was priceless. "Oh really?" Now I hope they strip him of his committee assignments and relocate his office to a stall in the men's basement restroom.

    December 19, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. this black liberal hates Obama

    And by the way, I know where you people live.

    I'm not kidding. I really do know where you live. I got Connections!

    December 19, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  6. Dasboot

    It would be nice if the GOP cared as much about providing affordable health care to the people as it does about protecting the profits of the health care industry. If you want to know where the GOP stands on any issue, take a look at how it affects corporate profits. Guaranteed, 100% of the time, they stand with big business.

    December 19, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. jp,michigan

    Mr. Franklen has forgotten just because he is on television , it not a comedy stint he performing in! I know protocols have to be observed but his action were far from comical. Vocies should be heard, but it seems the Democrats want only theirs heard by the American people. God help this one party system in America, to do what is fair and balanced.

    December 19, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. Mac

    Kudos to you Al Franken. Thank God for some fresh blood in the Senate. Watching this "boys club" stroke and defend each other makes us all sick....Who in their right mind would want to listen to Lieberman for any amount of time. I would rather watch paint dry.

    December 19, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. JJ in NY

    Franken, a comedian who stole the seat, is more of a joke !

    December 19, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Joe Fattal

    All politicians are a joke. They have a very highly paid job, they are very well being taking care off, and they don't care about anyhting but to satisfy their own showing, and during election time they get too friendly with us the voters for a higher approval ratings just to be voted in back in office.

    December 19, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  11. Tom Backus

    It's about time someone shut Lieberman up. Most of these Senator's are just plain buffoons!

    The Republicans are just nasty obstructionists and the Democrats can't find their butts with both hands. Our Country is adrift with no sound leadership!

    December 19, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. MPB

    I am delighted by what Franken did; the self-centered stuffed shirt needed this and then some.

    December 19, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Nate

    Well what do we all expect when we get a failed comedian as a senator. I think it's despicable that the Democrats would pass any garbage at this point. This is by far the most dangerous and radically driven Government that we have seen in years. I fear for my country and it's institutions. I believe that we have reached the "high water mark" for the socialists running our country. 2010 will be a true benchmark year for true conservative principles.

    December 19, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. Jeremiah

    Franken is a disrespectful idiot. I still can't believe how a worthless fool like him got elected. Really just shows how dumb we are as a society. The guy has NOTHING to add to the senate besides being disrespectful to those that don't agree with him. We get what we ask for I guess. Maybe we are degenerates. We elected Bush to two terms, elected Obama, elected franken, and the list goes on. I guess we do deserve the crap we are in because we are to dumb to elect competent officials.

    December 19, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. Jack Lynch

    Check McCain out a little more and find out why he had his hearing records sealed when he came back to the Senate after the release from the hero status and his five years in a private room in the hilton while he waited for everone to get out together. My memory during WW 2 we would come home from overseas anyway possible to get back to our family.

    December 19, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  16. Jeremiah

    This is what we have come to, electing worthless comedians and guys that disrespect the president by shouting "you lie" during speeches.

    December 19, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Carole

    Senator McShame forgets when he did the same thing when a fellow Senator was against the Iraq invasion, not war. However, the film is blacked out by coincidence but on record in the transcript McShame! He is getting senile.

    BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO TO SENATOR FRANKEN!!!!

    Now if the President would stand up to the slime LIEberman and grow a set.

    December 19, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    We still have record high unemployment, politicians who would rather send our tax dollars to the moon, to an invasion of other countries, billions to themselves...... but we focus on Tiger woods, Gossins, this cramp. We need these creeps ( politicians ) to handle the issues at hand that affect this country. We are losing our middle class ( who are the tax payers) so this country can become corporate American with selfish, corrupt politicians taking their money and ignoring and lying to us.

    December 19, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. LeftyMarty

    It's about time someone stepped up to swat away
    that turncoat from Aetna. Talk about flip-flops ...he
    first spoke for Medicare buy-ins as a good idea, but
    then reversed his field. What a hypocrite. I guess his
    paychecks from downtown Hartford finally arrived
    to his wallet...direct from the big boys in the corporate
    offices.

    December 19, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  20. Alan

    It's fun to watch the Republicans on this board slamming Franken when they've PUBLICLY admitted and shown us by their actions they are only dedicated to the task of dragging this all out, stalling it and saying "no" every step of the way.

    I think the forced reading of that entire amendment to the bill, intentionally tying up the floor for a full day, is a great example of WHY this action was taken.

    All Franken really needed to say was "I could have agreed to more time for you today, Senator, but unfortunately your party burned up that time with the ridiculous reading of the entire amendment the other day."

    REMEMBER - this is NOT health care reform. It's Health INSURANCE reform and it is NEEDED.

    December 19, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  21. Josh- Rochester, MN

    Franken is trying to imitate the late MN Senator Paul Wellstone... That is why he won here in MN. He framed his campaign and views in Wellstone's fashion to get elected. Well, considering Wellstone was a pompus jerk, it shouldn't be to hard!

    I am really tired of you Democrats... Why can't you have a discussion in this forum without catch phrases and insulting remarks about us Republicans? Lots of you are very childish and immature, it makes me sad

    December 19, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  22. Jeremiah

    And I'm sorry, but healthcare is just a smokescreen for the fact that our economy is in the tank and the worthless bailouts didn't work. Glad we have yet another fool in the white house.

    December 19, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  23. AmericanFlag

    ANY amount of time is too long for Lieberman. Someone please put a REAL American in this flip flopper's place.

    December 19, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  24. Rob from Texas

    Good job Franken! Funny how McCain said he'd never seen this type of thing before...yet McCain did the EXACT same thing when they were discussing the future Iraq War. Do these old timers forget we live in a progressive modern technological society where everything is documented?

    December 19, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  25. Gary's Christmas comments

    Al Franken is an embarrassment....it was rude and pathetic. As an independent myself, I have always found Joe Lieberman to be one of the most balance, reasonable senator. Franken must go! Vote him out please! Get someone who is more reasonable.

    December 19, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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