March 24, 2010

LKL Last night: Gov. Mitt Romney speaks out new health care bill

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C. A. Thompson   March 24th, 2010 2:02 pm ET

Larry, I watch your show every night and I must say this is the first time I have been so disappointed with your program. Romney ran off with the ball with no defense stopping him. He got in all the bad things he wanted to say about President Obama. What a jerk he is, and he did not even answer the questions that were asked of him without insulting the President.

Next, I was appalled at Steve Baldwin for calling the President a liar and a ganster from Chicago. It is his hate -filled rhetoric that fuels the anger of so many Americans, again, there was no defense! I really thought the pairing of the for and against, was weak. A "comedian", come on Larry, where was another democrat political analyst for goodness sake? Steve Baldwin owes everyone an apology for his hateful message and it should be demanded!

I would like you to ask your guests the "hard questions", for example "Why do you hate President Obama so much, is it political or personal? As we stand now, as American people listening ,it all sounds PERSONAL.

Ramses   March 24th, 2010 2:49 pm ET

Mitt Romney is just another Republican. I never imagined that among Republicans there are so many Hypocrites. & Racists. No wonder he withdrew for McCain. Cry babies.

Drea   March 24th, 2010 3:15 pm ET

Watched your show last night. Very, very disappointed. They are just adding fuel to the fire. There is so much hate in there voices. It very scary what is going on. The republicans are bashing the heatlh care reform, but they are a part of it.

A Gerst   March 24th, 2010 3:30 pm ET

Is there some reason we should care what Stephen Baldwin thinks? His inflammatory language is not helpful and I hope you do not have him on the show again.

Vasilisa C. Hamilton   March 24th, 2010 3:35 pm ET

Although he said he is undecided, I believe Mitt Romney has every intention of running for president in 2012. He began making his case for a run with the publication of his book.

I am appalled over the way he has lied and exaggerated about health care reform. If he is opposed to big government, I suggest that he get out of it immediately, like Sara Palin did, at least for the time being.

It seems like the Republicans will say anything to try to sway public opinion to their side. They should unite with the Tea Party and change their name to the "T" party, with T meaning "Tillicum," the killer whale.

If they have such a problem with this country and its government, they should leave the USA. Rush Limbaugh promised to move to Australia. I would be willing to make a donation to help bring that about. I know dozens of other Americans who would be willing to do the same.

I think a lot of this is just plain old racism. The Republicans fight President Obama tooth and nail over everything. He has tried to work with them, and they will not even attempt to be fair and open-minded. I could not believe how rude the Fox news employee was to the president of the United States. Unfortunately, it's what we have come to expect from this network.

As far as Mr. Baldwin's comments are concerned, he has proven himself to be a world-class jerk and a liar. I will never watch or patronize any TV show, movie, or any other enterprise that he is affiliated with.

President Obama conducts himself in a professional, classy, and dignified manner. Baldwin, the Republicans, and the Tea Party could learn a lot from him.

CHM   March 24th, 2010 4:40 pm ET

Gosh, we could just replace the word Republican every time it is mentioned in the blogs here and replace Obama with Bush and we would have deja vu.

A. Smith, Oregon   March 24th, 2010 4:41 pm ET

When Mitt Romney directly implied that President Obama betrayed his Oath in Office, Mitt Romney places himself beside the psycho-babble uttered by his fellow Republican party members and the tea party wing-nuts.

President Obama rolled up both sleeves, worked hard and continuously to enact Health Care for more American's into law.

This past Saturday while the Democratic Congress lady from Guam introduced legislation honoring and commending the Veterans that were placed in the South Pacific during WW2 and the Veterans that were in place during the Cold War. Republican Congressmen one after another acted up, ranted, obstructed and time and again attempted to direct the floor into debating the Health Care bill.

Fox News anchors Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reily and their perpetual guest Ann Coulter continuously in my opinion, spew out hateful speech, images and actively encourage their Republican and Tea Party members to do the same and act on what they are stating as being factual.

As Republican and Tea Party members are whipped into a psycho-babble frenzy by the Fox News network and go out to commit violent illegal actions against Democratic lawmakers and Democratic offices across America, the fingers are going to be pointing at those aforementioned Fox News Anchors.

Joe Louis   March 24th, 2010 4:54 pm ET

Do all Americans need to get guns. Is it going to be whites against minorities or wealthy citizens against the less wealthy? Did we forget the riots of 1968? I know a lot of people were not living or born in the United States during that time period. I was. I remember Dr. King being assasinated. I was a third grader. This really needs to stop before something happens that everyone will reqret. You have these ignorant politicians that will insight riots...remember the riots?

Anonymous in Arizona   March 24th, 2010 5:11 pm ET

fLet's just see the way the election goes come November. I do not think the republicans are all that!!!!!!!!!! I hope they do poorly and it shocks them into reality. If they do well then I am relocating to Italy or somewhere where the government is less corrupt 🙁

Gerald Jolly   March 24th, 2010 5:14 pm ET

Mitt, should shove his MITTS in his mouth and just shut up

A. Smith, Oregon   March 24th, 2010 5:53 pm ET

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michael Levine   March 24th, 2010 6:54 pm ET

There are roughly 100 employees for every employer.
No wonder democrats have shouldered business with the burden of providing/paying for healthcare for employees.
Yet, it is precisely employee-centric companies that must be relied on to hire and reduce the unemployment level.
Isn't healthcare the responsibility of everyone? If it is, then why didn't Congress pass a simple quarter percent excise/healthcare tax on all sales? Personal and corporate.

Tamekia Olive   March 24th, 2010 6:59 pm ET

What is the Republican Party's problem??? I am unsure why they would stoop so low. When Barack Obama first informed America that he would be running in the presidential campaign, I knew a racial war was brewing in America. What is the problem with the Democratic party attempting to help less fortunate Americans that cannot afford healthcare?? The true problem is obvious. RACE... Barack Obama doesn't look like the republican party members.

It amazes me due to the fact, George W. Bush created trillions in debt and not to mention the number of young Americans who lost their lives fighting a war that has absolutely nothing to do with America.. Let the truth be told people, the war was strictly to protect Daddy Bush's Oil Empire. For 8 long years George W. Bush led this country into the significant debt that this country is in now, and no one had any thing to say about the decisions he made for America so why is it such a problem with letting President Obama run this country as he see fit.

The behavior of the Republican Party and also the tea party folk is totally unacceptable. In my opinion they should be charged and tried with treason. What is this country's future? Can we not unite, regardless of our political beliefs, and try to help each other and also the country as a whole?? How can America be so great when the members of Congress are acting as if it is the 1800's and a black man's idea is nothing or mean nothing? What kind of example are they setting for future generations?

Obviously people agreed with his ideas and beliefs, he was voted into the position he is in.. Hats Off to Barack Obama, you are exactly what this country needs!!! You knew it wouldn't be easy, but im sure you didn't expect it to be like this. You are President, therefore write, sign, and pass any bills that you feel like will make this country better.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 24th, 2010 7:22 pm ET

It doesn’t matter what bills he signs or if the bills were caught on camera and deemed “Historic.” It’s about what he actually does or accomplishes with all those bills that he sign.. “Negative; Very Negative, Dooming, or Impressive like his recent Nobel Peace Prize.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 24th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

A common American fallacy is that a bill always equals tangible or intangible action. Example: What would happen if Obama signed a bill about wiping out the National Debt? Political scholars more likely than not be praising Obama for the “Historical” accomplishment.

Angela Savage Austin   March 24th, 2010 7:58 pm ET

My concern regarding the threats and violence on our Americans, be they politicians or private citizens, is outrageous and criminal. The Republicans always tell their base to let your voice be heard...where is their voice (The Republicans) at this time. Hostility breeds hostility. Hate crimes and racism are criminal acts and those who practice and encourage such acts should be exceptions. Justice should seems that there is a double standard when some think and feel that they are above the law and consider that "JUSTICE" means "JUST...US" should be protected by the constitution and have rights they would deny others.

I would also like to add that maybe the reason that the media or cameras was not allowed to cover President Obama meeting with Foreign Leaders is because of how the media covers such stories regarding American politics. You do seem to favor to flood the public with sensationalism, rather than equal exposure of cross the board facts and as a result partly responsible for the mess the extremists or racist Americans threatening political leaders are doing. You did notbstart the fire, but you feed it. Not you Larry King, but the other anchors, even my favorite Wolf Blixster.

Eddie   March 24th, 2010 8:10 pm ET

Romney.....LOL! What a joke!! Typical right wing republic....Scare the Americans into believing you make sense. Then they'll vote for you...cause you're better? I HOPE THEY'RE NOT THAT STUPID!!!

Its not wise for the press to be invited to every meeting in the White House...get real!! Especially not today when every idiot has a computer and starts spreading and misreading conversations....Look at the bible! How many ways has man made the bible make it what he wants it to be....And everybody is still against one another.......most reading the same words.......ha!

LacrosseMom   March 24th, 2010 8:20 pm ET

For Steve Baldwin to call the President of the United States a liar, is rude, and hateful. The Conservatives continue the march towards a nation divided by hate and fear.

And Mr. Romney, no one on CNN challenged his lies, why? What's the point of interviewing someone IF you do not challenge them?

There has been 50 incidents against Democrats, one in Virginia in which a congressman's brother had his family home gas line cut. Creating a very dangerous situation.

What's going on with CNN, Larry? Everyday fewer Liberals tune in.

ted troutman   March 24th, 2010 8:50 pm ET


IKHAN   March 24th, 2010 9:41 pm ET


thanks for the tip to bloggers on Firefox browser update.

Larry , don't you think that its time that influential anchors like yourself put on your show those who really matter & feel for this country. The climate of hate is getting scary with mindless vipers spewing out poison on national media. The idiot pack at Fox propaganda channel going full gear in misleading Americans to a path of self destruction. Media has to take responsibility now to promote a healthier climate of tolerance & civility both in politics & everyday life.
The values this nation was known for are fast eroding. The likes of Tea Partiers , the right wingers, those among the Republicans to who nothing matters but to win the next election at the cost of tearing up the very fabric of American society, are capitalizing on the fear & hate factor.
Wake up folks.

Linda Schrum   March 24th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Larry King is normally impartial and allows his guests to spew his/her views. What was wrong with the host last night? Why was Mr. King so uptight with Mitt Romney? I've never seen him respond to someone in such a confrontational manner. I'm not interested in Larry King's views. I want to hear from his guests.

If this behavior continues, I will end my many years of watching Larry King. By the way, you own your guest an apology.

Gerald Zagrosh   March 24th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Larry, please ask all the GOP members, Mitt Romney and the attorney generals that are agaist health care reform, if they have health care insurance? If the have health care insurance will the be willing to drop their health coverage for themselves and their families? If not they are hypocrites.

Chere   March 24th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

LaCrosse Mom,
Whatever are you talking about. Romney was frequently interrupted before he could even complete his sentences. If you take the time to read the blogs, why would you think no liberals watch.

robert (speedy) Gonzales   March 24th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

Richest Nation in the World? More like a bunch whiny babys that can't have enough toys while the rest of the World starves. If your only enjoyment in life is personal satisfaction-You are pathetic and I truly pray that your sin be revealed to you before you take the big dirt nap! Good luck with that Foreverrrrrrr thing!

lovin-mj   March 25th, 2010 12:58 am ET

@ A. Smith, Oregon

Thanks for the tip. Yes, I had the same identical problems on Firefox. I just downloaded a newer version and it will run over the older one. All your settings and bookmarks are kept in order. No problems.

claudio   March 25th, 2010 1:05 am ET

WE NEED A PUBLIC OPTION!! Thats true health care reform. Health care isnt a priveledge its a rite! Did this country originate in a barn??
Why are we the ONLY ones not to have a PO. WHo cares if our taxes are higher, at least we can change jobs and sleep at night. We need the same setup as Europe. I truly beleive that the European system cares more about their citizens than in America. We always put the rich first and hope they leave a scrape for the workers.. BULL. Its time this country changes for the better. I often contemplate moving to Europe, I just cant afford the air fare cus all the damn jobs gone!!! Lord help us lol

Ted   March 25th, 2010 9:32 am ET

Mitt, you are full of sh.......!!! (Oh my, I used that sh.... word!)

President Obama wanted to work with the republicans, however you blocked him in every effort since day one.
Your hate mongers call him everything, muslim, born in Kenya, etc., is this your version of cooperation?
Your party made it clear you will block everything the President wants to do, you do not care for this nation and its people, you are sore losers who care only for themselves. Just keep your mouth shut!

Gerald Jolly   March 25th, 2010 9:38 am ET

QUESTION: What has become of the state of our country??

ANARCHY, is when a group of people threaten the life of our political appointed and elected representative.

ANARCHY, is also a form of treason.

TREASON is punishable by death.

The law enforcement agencies of our country are mandated by our constitution to investigate and arrest anyone that either threatens our representatives, or those that councel others to participate in an act of ANARCHY, OR TREASON.

There is proof positive that certain members of the GOP have councelled other individuals to create an ANARCHIST, and TREASONESS act there for, certain members of the GOP and including Mitt Romney are in fact guilty of promoting and councelling others to act in an ARCHANIST way and are GUILTY AS CHARGED.


Gerald Jolly   March 25th, 2010 9:40 am ET

My father did not give up his life serving my country, and I certainly did not put my life at risk serving my country, to be served by traitors to our country.


Hugh in California   March 25th, 2010 1:28 pm ET

@Gerald Jolly,
I served my country volunteering as an infantryman in the United States Army putting my life at risk also, but I think your words are totally inflammatory, with no ground in the truth, irresponsible and simply the ravings of a rightwing extremist!

sam derr   March 25th, 2010 3:12 pm ET

i like the info you are getting out about healthcare but we keep hearing affordable health care whats affordable and to who id like to see interviews with normal people and there opinions me and my husband combined make less than 50,000 a year he is offered health care now for around 800 a month you cant pay that and the mortgage
what will the new bill do to help that

Gerald Jolly   March 25th, 2010 4:59 pm ET

For your information folks.

Legal terms for councelling Anarchy and Treason

U.S. Supreme Court

Epton vs. New York

Epton sentence to three concecutive one yearbterms, under the New York Penal Law 1944 and 1966

# 1 Advocating Criminal Anarchy

# 2 Conspiringnto engage othersbin such Advocacy

# 3 Councelling others to act in Criminal Anarchy, thereby condoning an act of treasoness conduct.

Mr. Justice Douglas

This case clearly advocates that person of the GOP as well as Sarah Palin, John Boehner, and Mitt Romney would be found culpible in their actions and activities against the Government of the United States of America.

Hang the B!@#$%^%ARDS HIGH

Ms. C.   March 25th, 2010 5:30 pm ET

If President Obama betrayed his oath, what did Bush do with his? Everything the President does is picked to pieces and he's criticized for ever move he makes. Is it a "YES MAN" that this America wants? Well, that time has come and gone because President Obama is a man of his own mind and can certain out think many of those who have been in control far too long. Live with it! President Obama is in charge, a BLACK MAN! Come on now, swallow the pill!

Gerald Jolly   March 25th, 2010 6:43 pm ET

When is it O.K. for a law maker to break the law??


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