My Favorite New Republican Congressman

One of the new Republicans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives that will definitely be worth watching is Mike Bost. This is from a debate in the Illinois legislature over pension reform when Bost absolutely lost his shit and went on a serious rant.


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  • D. C. Sessions

    So is he going to fight Boehner and the new Majority Leader for rules that would allow the Minority to introduce legislation that has a chance of making it to the floor?

    Tell me when it happens.

  • John Pieret

    This wasn’t his only time. Google “Mike Bost Erupts Over Change In Concealed Carry Bill”.

  • fmitchell

    Did this guy watch Network one time too many and draw the wrong conclusion?

  • Sideshow Bill

    This guy hasn’t been listening to Limbaugh too much, nope, not at all. Then again, I’m sure his district has.

  • sotonohito

    Apparently it’s OK to be emotional, but only if you’re a Republican and that emotion is rage.

    I still remember how Howard Dean was hounded out of politics for enthusiastically shouting “YEAH!” at a rally. That was a horrible, evil, awful, display of emotion that made him a national laughingstock and ended not just his presidential campaign but his entire political career.

    But if you’re a Repubican you can throw profanity laden a temper tantrum in the state legislature building and get elected to real Congress.

    What. The. Fuck. America?

  • dingojack

    ‘Elect in haste,, repent at leisure’.


  • neonsequitur

    I went to school in that area. Lots of psychos down there!

  • leni

    I like how everyone around him is totally unsurprised.

  • dan4

    I’m surprised he wasn’t ruled out of order or anything by the Speaker, especially with the “throwing papers in the air” bit.

  • busterggi

    The level of intellectual discussion in the next Congress will be staggering.

    Might fall right over.