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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See why Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost threw papers into the air and screamed at the top of his lungs while the Illinois House was in session.

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  1. LoL...

    It was hilarious to watch. All he wants is more time, hahaha!!!!

    May 31, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonquil

      Yeah, taxpayers just love this sort of "entertainment" on our dime. It's fun. This is what we pay for - violent, little tantrums, from grown men.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jonquil

    Unhinged, socially dysfunctional and immature Republican, abusing their power and making a mockery of their office? How shocking.

    What a jerk. He should've been escorted off the premises as a "Terrorist threat".

    By the way, yelling "Ya-hoo!" on the campaign trail, is not equivalent to raving violently in a government building. Why was this man protected, when anyone else would've been escorted out?

    May 31, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • montanaman

      Not many republicans do that, but libs are famous for it.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raye

      I'm sure CNN could find clips of Democrats throwing tantrums too. I don't think the "yahoo" was put after the Republicans' tantrums by accident.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Clem Vinson

    really dude? All the pot? Not even a roach for us hard working tantrum throwing conservatives??? That ain't right...

    May 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Common Sense

    I'd rather see passionate anger than indifferent greed.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Commojoe

      Couldn't agree more; at least he's expressing a passionate belief.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Montana

      GOP or Dem; I can relate to this man. Our gov system has besome a traffic jam, along with all other funcitions of our society. As an engineer I am faced with issues that are frustrating such as this. Change the target / rules daily. I feel you!

      June 1, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. jb1963

    he is a republican therefore he is wrong.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nolongerarepublican

    Typical Republican dictator wanna be.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Commojoe

    It's good they get it out, I guess.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ♚Mmmmm♛

    i guess it's better than the asian politicians who scream, holler, westle, throw punches and furniture...

    May 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Greek American

    Or how about the English who sit around with stupid looking wigs on while everyone screams at one another. Hahaha

    May 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Always USAF

    Someone should be screaming for working men and women. They worked hard for there retirement bennies.

    May 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WhackyWaco

    Dean was not fit to be the POTUS.

    May 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. roy

    He must be running for re-election.

    May 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I don't get mad. I get even.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmmâ™›

      grudge holder...not good!

      June 1, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. devans

    You sniviling picture tattlers, snap on and while your at it turn the camera on yourself for the history books. If you are brave enough, and even more importantly, if you think you can or someone else can, do a better job, then jump right on in there and show your stuff.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. smarts

    GOP, tea partiers both are BITTER PEOPLE

    June 1, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Do people like you who live off the government cow while claiming they need assistance because they are lazy really have a say? I don't think so. Now go back to sleep and make more babies that we will have to support

      June 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
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