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Chair of Maine Moderate Caucus seemingly calls for Cheney’s execution
Daily Caller ^ | 4/13/2012 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 04/13/2012 6:13:14 AM PDT by IbJensen

Maine has been the center of calls for civility and bipartisanship in politics in the past few months after Sen. Olympia Snowe resigned her seat, fed up with Senate’s lack of those two things. But one Maine Democratic legislator seems to have missed the memo, sending out a tweet in which he seemingly called for former Vice President Dick Cheney’s execution.

Rep. Chuck Kruger, Democratic chairman of the Maine Legislature’s Moderate Caucus, tweeted in August, “Cheney deserves same final end as he gave Saddam. Hope there are cellcams #cheney.” The Maine Wire first reported this, and preserved the screen shot of the now-deleted tweet.

In an email to The Daily Caller, Kruger clarified, “I do not wish for the death of Dick Cheney or anyone. I did NOT call for his execution, that was an absolute smear from an organization dedicated to damaging Democrats. I did make a lousy attempt at humor, and I regret that.”

His latest tweet suggests that he has taken that sentiment to heart: “Twitter is no place for lousy attempts at humor,” he wrote.

Kruger said he “joined the mod caucus because we are very polarized and several of us want to find common ground on key issues.”

But his comment is not being received as an indication of that.

“This is a profoundly disturbing thing for an elected official who represents the good people of Maine to say about another former or current elected official,” Jason Savage, executive director of Maine People Before Politics, told The Maine Wire.

“Is that something that a reasonable person would do?” asked Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster when reached by phone by TheDC. “I mean, I have absolutely no use for Barney Frank or Obama, or list all the Democrats. But would I write something like that? I mean, would anyone with any basic common sense and goodness do that? Even as a joke I wouldn’t write something down like that. I wouldn’t think it. I wouldn’t say it. I mean, how could anybody say that that was an appropriate thing to do”

“It’s too bad that this is the kind of Democrat that the Maine Democratic Party has elected,” he added.

But Webster said such comments were symptomatic of Maine’s political climate.

“The Democratic Party in Maine is the most liberal in the country,” he told TheDC when reached by phone, saying a number of its members were very far left, many of them members of the Occupy movement.

“I don’t know Mr. Kruger, except I know he’s just another name that votes party line on every issue. … There’s never been anybody who’s independent thinking,” he said.

When it was noted that Kruger chaired the Moderate Caucus, Webster, retorted, “That’s an untrue statement. They can call themselves moderates, but there are only four or five in the entire legislature that would classify as that.”

“Just because I say I’m a brain surgeon, doesn’t make me a brain surgeon. He may say he’s chairman of some moderate caucus, but if you’re moderate, don’t you have to vote that way?” Webster added.

KEYWORDS: cheney; evil; mainecaucus; wantscheneydead
I suppose you call a Maine 'moderate' a communist thug!

Hopefully we will be deciding the fate of the Progressive Movement come November...

Almost a century of stealth and deceit has happened and now we see the results. ObamaCare was their final overt grab for total control and now that all of it is out in the open people reject them.

It took them 80 years to get us into this mess and hopefully less than 80 to fix it.

1 posted on 04/13/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
This is a federal felony. Watch, now, as the Rancid Media calls for his arrest...
2 posted on 04/13/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT by pabianice (ame with)
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This is a federal felony...

Doesn't have to be. This is a dem, and he can do it via legal means. That's one reason of trillions that 'rats passed zer0care two years ago - they can put in death panels and achieve the same thing. No felony, perfectly legal.

3 posted on 04/13/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: C210N

True. A lib could sodomize a goat and a young boy at the same time, on camera, and get away with it.

4 posted on 04/13/2012 6:35:49 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

True. A lib could sodomize a goat and a young boy at the same time, on camera, and get away with it.

Wasn’t that featured on some instructional show on PBS last week ?

5 posted on 04/13/2012 6:37:37 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: RightOnline
True. A lib could sodomize a goat and a young boy at the same time, on camera, and get away with it.

Not true!

They would be quite upset over the goat.

6 posted on 04/13/2012 6:43:21 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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