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Al Franken Muzzles Joe Lieberman

12/18/2009 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) laid the congressional smackdown on Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) yesterday -- cutting off his fellow politician when Liebs rambled on past his ten minute time limit on the Senate floor.

Franken & Lieberman: Click to watch
Lieberman requested more time to finish his thoughts -- Franken denied him.

Sen. John McCain
(R-AZ) immediately stood up and objected to Franken's decision, saying "I've been around here 27 years ... first time I've ever seen a member denied an extra minute or two ... I don't know what's happening here in this body .. but I think it's wrong."

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michael    

first

1589 days ago
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penny    

A tiny reflection of the people of Minnesota. Some things make you say hummm.......

1589 days ago
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Fliponon    

The Republicans have used every trick in the book to slow down a vote on health care, including reading the entire bill on the floor. The Democrats are only using the same rules to speed things up. Besides maybe it's the only way to get through to loser Joe they've stopped listening to him and his insurance company protection of profits lies.

1589 days ago
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karma    

Al is a breath of fresh air to bunch of good old boys trying to run this country in the ground further...Republicans, Blue Dogs. I loved his comments the other day, too.

And rock on, Dennis.

http://rawstory.com/2009/12/kucinich-class-war-working-people-lost/

1589 days ago
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Caesar    

He did the same thing to Clarence Beekes.

1589 days ago
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Bring 'Em Young    

Get the popcorn ready and watch the Tea Baggers betray their KKK roots by defending a Jewish guy. They will use all the powers at their disposal including misspelled words and the caps lock key.

1589 days ago
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amy    

rock on , al! =) do your thang, thats why i voted for you!

1589 days ago
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Dave    

Wow, that's your government in action? I recognize the senator's unanimous consent and I've never seen this before. With all due respect to your unanimous consent request, but this has happened once before in the past.

With all due respect to the Senator from Arizona but I do believe that my father can beat up your father.

1589 days ago
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Bring 'Em Young    

Rush Limbaugh blew me. So what.

1589 days ago
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Wanda Rocked    

LIEberman is the most hated man in the state of Connecticut. He has the lowest approval (27%) ever recorded of any Senator. He represents himself and his wife, THE LOBBYIST FOR THE INSURANCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL companies. LIAR LIAR LIAR

1589 days ago
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nemo    

2. The Republicans have used every trick in the book to slow down a vote on health care, including reading the entire bill on the floor. The Democrats are only using the same rules to speed things up. Besides maybe it's the only way to get through to loser Joe they've stopped listening to him and his insurance company protection of profits lies.

Posted at 1:32PM on Dec 18th 2009 by Fliponon

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Hmm....dumba$$, do you even have a clue how government works? Republicans are the slim minority in Congress now and have absolutely ZERO power to stop anything. It's your kook Democrats arguing with fellow kook Democrats since the ones that are up for reelection next year don't want to lose their seat since it's painfully obvious the country rejects this Nazi style bill. Educate yourself, please. You are very, very ignorant.

1589 days ago
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You haters    

How anyone can be supportive of Franken, the biggest jerk out there. By the way, Lieberman is NOT a Republican. As far as the healthcare bill, some in Congress have legitimate concerns about this idiotic bill, which will only raise our taxes for the next five years without ANY benefits. There are so many things wrong with it, but I am sure you guys have not looked into it since you are too busy watching your new flatscreen TVs that someone else paid for...and your conscience is perfectly fine with that too.. hypocrites.

1589 days ago
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nemo    

Minnesota has to be the most backward arse state in the Union. Besides, Franken stole the election with the magically stacks of ballots he found in trunks of random cars that all happen to be voting for him. Slimeball Democrat cheating as usual

1589 days ago
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j    

hey FLiponon,
Jackass, if the democrats have an overwhelming majority, in both house ans senate, and the democrats can pass the bill without republican support.........who is holding the bill up???????? There are dems against this $hitty bill and also holding it up. Good bills pass, sucky ones do not jerkoff.

1589 days ago
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nemo    

CT Democrat,

If that's true, then how did he beat your Democrat representative in a head-to-head contest?

1589 days ago
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