Gotta Watch: Politicians screaming, 'losing control'
Rep. Mike Bost yells "let my people go" during a tirade on Illinois' House floor.
May 31st, 2012
08:21 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Politicians screaming, 'losing control'

State Rep. Mike Bost lost his temper on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, flinging a copy of a new pension reform proposal in the air while screaming at the top of his lungs. His rant reminds us of other politicians famously screaming in front of the cameras, including former Democratic presidential candidate and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Republican Phil Davison of Ohio. Watch as these men passionately make their mark in the history books and viral video "stardom."

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  1. saywhat

    Why should our politicians be any different than those say in developing or third world countries?

    June 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. JerseyJeff

    Representative Bost, this is 2012 America. We have come a long way and our political system works on consensus. Stop acting like a parliamentarian from India and remember to use your inside voice when talking with your peers.

    It's sad that needs to be said, but not everybody had a good upbringing with social training and etiquette.

    June 1, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Illionois Joe

      @Jersey Jeff, the political system works on consensus? That was the problem. The sucking black hole of corruption, Chicago, has gouged the good and honest rural citizenry of Illinois to the tune of $90 billion, overwhelmingly attributable to unionized government employee pensions, then speaker Madigan brings in a 400 page “pension reform” fifteen minutes before voting on it, and uses a political maneuver to block debate.

      That’s your consensus? You must be a unionized government employee. If I were an Illinois farmer, I’d be irate that the elected representatives are like aristocracy gouging the treasury and expecting the peasantry to carry their dead weight.

      June 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gg

    try taking away his health care and pension and hand him a voucher -

    June 1, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. dru leppek

    not the best moment in political history but his passion really does show.....he'd have my vote in november

    June 4, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. bridesmaid

    The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won't fail me just as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I actually believed you would probably have something interesting to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could possibly fix if you weren't too busy looking for attention.

    June 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
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