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Maine gov apologizes for 'Gestapo' remark
news8000.com/cnn ^ | July 9, 2012 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 07/09/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CNN) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage apologized Monday for referring to the Internal Revenue Service as the "Gestapo" in his weekly radio address over the weekend.

"It was not my intent to insult anyone, especially the Jewish Community, or minimize the fact that millions of people were murdered," the Republican governor said in a statement.

In a speech Saturday blasting the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care reform, LePage directly addressed the high court's ruling of the law's penalty as a "tax."

He argued that Congress could now use its taxation power to "compel behavior or lack thereof," and asked what the government would do next: "More taxes if we don't drive Toyota Priuses or if we eat too much junk food or maybe even pea soup?"

He continued: "This decision has made America less free. We the people have been told there is no choice. You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo -- the I.R.S."

(Excerpt) Read more at news8000.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: apology; lepage
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1 posted on 07/09/2012 12:41:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*Sigh*. ANOTHER spineless wonder.


2 posted on 07/09/2012 12:42:46 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

(((YAWN))) Apologies are a dime a dozen these days. Everybody is apologizing these days. Some are even apologizing for apologizing.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 12:43:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Surely Jews were not the only folks in Germany who were left to the tender mercies of the Gestapo? This is ridiculous.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 12:43:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big, big, big mistake!


5 posted on 07/09/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the only thing faster than a Demonrat stealing your liberty and money is a Republican making an apology for an accurate statement.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 12:47:05 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OMG! OMG!

I said something that might offend somebody!

OMG! OMG!


7 posted on 07/09/2012 12:48:24 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical RINO weasel.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

9 posted on 07/09/2012 12:49:26 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As a Mainer I thought his comment was right on. He could have used today’s statement as an opportunity to slam not only the IRS but the TSA, EPA and the list goes on. I’m sorry he apologized (even though it seemed like a weak apology).


10 posted on 07/09/2012 12:53:56 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: samtheman
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11 posted on 07/09/2012 12:54:09 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Bratch
Danged Trunk Monkey is never around when you need him. LePage could have used a good slap.
12 posted on 07/09/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the tactics fit ....


13 posted on 07/09/2012 1:00:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Of course the Jews weren’t the only people arrested by the gestapo but the bigger question is how is pointing out Gestapo-like characteristics in the IRS in any way offensive to Jews? Is the IRS a primarily Jewish organization?

Are we never allowed to cite NAZI history when analyzing current events because such references are possibly offensive to Jews? And just how are they offensive to Jews? I thought we were SUPPOSED to remember.

The illogic here is monumental.


14 posted on 07/09/2012 1:04:20 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Why am I not surprised.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 1:07:58 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: samtheman

It’s about evil and something larger than only Jews. It’s about evil and humanity.

No sane American would have wanted the IRS to be medical police! And I would imagine a lot of IRS folks will quit, not wanting to be a part of that either. Taxes yes, medical police no!


16 posted on 07/09/2012 1:08:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
W U S S!
17 posted on 07/09/2012 1:09:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: samtheman
If the brown shirt fit
don't have a snit!!!
18 posted on 07/09/2012 1:09:28 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: samtheman

He could well have pointed out that just as the Gestapo were a baleful presence in the lives of both Jews and non-Jews, this new medical police IRS would be too. Also, don’t a disproportionate (per capita compared to non-Jews) number of Jews go on to be doctors? This mutant IRS will be breathing down their necks too.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Bratch

Says it all...are there ANY men left in this country?


20 posted on 07/09/2012 1:14:15 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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