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Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets
The Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/2014 | Lauren Eissler

Posted on 07/23/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT by Steven Scharf

- The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets Posted By Lauren Eissler On 3:48 PM 07/23/2014

[Ben Gagnon with Governors Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shulmin of Vermont and Congressman Michael Michaud of Maine at fundraising luncheon on the day before Gagnon was suspended for tweeting vulgar statements.]

A team member of the Democrat’s nominee for governor of Maine tweeted a lot of sacrilegious and vulgar statements and was suspended for it.

Maine Rep. Michael Michaud’s team member Ben Gagnon was suspended after tweeting sexist, expletive-laden statements. The tweets were taken down by late afternoon July 22, according to MBPN News.

Some comments he tweeted include “You can’t enter heaven unless Jesus enters you,” “If you’re here for the premature ejaculation meeting you’ve come too early” and “There is no ‘good way’ to give a blowjob. One man’s ‘good way’ is another man’s ‘too much teeth.’”

Michaud’s campaign manager, Matt McTighe, said that Gagnon’s tweets “cannot be defended and do not represent the views of the campaign,” MBPN News reports.

While Gagnon was interning for Michaud, Maine Republican Party Communications Director David Sorenson said in a statement to The Daily Caller that Gagnon “was featured in a picture of Michaud and his closest staff on the candidate’s website and in a Democratic convention video. He is a blogger on the state’s premier liberal blog, Dirigo Blue.”

[Ben Gagnon second from left] In the top row, Michaud is top, second from the left.

Sorenson said that it’s appalling that Gagnon hasn’t been fired — that Michaud has only suspended him. “The sexist slurs and other crude remarks he flaunted online are disgusting and they reveal the Democratic Party’s double standard when it comes to sensitivity in our political discourse,” Sorenson said.

According to a press release from Maine’s Republican Party, Gagnon has a history of tweeting crude remarks and asks if Michaud himself would use such crude comments.

The Maine Republican Party is calling for Gagnon to be fired and his remarks denounced.

“Michaud should immediately fire the person who made them,” Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage said in a statement. “I would not expect a sitting congressman and aspiring governor to allow such sexist and hate-filled behavior in his offices.”

Gagnon’s suspension is indefinite at this point, according to Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign spokeswoman, Lizzy Reinholt, and they “have not made any decisions on whether he will be allowed to rejoin the campaign.”

But Savage said that it’s sad that in Michaud’s career, he’s had more staff scandals than bills passed into law in Congress.

“Hopefully he does the right thing and cleans up his campaign office this time.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: bengagnon; davidsorenson; dems; devalpatrick; dirigoblue; jasonsavage; lizzyreinholt; maine; massachusetts; mattmctighe; michaelmichaud; petershulmin; tweeting; vermont; vulgararity

1 posted on 07/23/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

This posted without the pictures. and my comment.

Best part of this is that he got pict of him with Deval Patrick, Peter Shulmin and Michael Michaud on Monday and suspended on Tuesday. If this had come out on Monday morning, he wouldn’t have the pict for his photo album.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

This is the person. Ya coulda knocked me over with a feather.

3 posted on 07/23/2014 2:53:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Steven Scharf

Only suspended.

Not fired


4 posted on 07/23/2014 2:55:55 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: rlmorel

> This is the person. Ya coulda knocked me over with a feather

Not just gay; ÜBER gay...


5 posted on 07/23/2014 2:58:53 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Steven Scharf

6 posted on 07/23/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: jsanders2001

Even beyond that if possible.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 3:04:18 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: maine yankee

GAY!!!


8 posted on 07/23/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rlmorel

My gaydar just pegged.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: rlmorel

And he would be holding a piece of ‘Ravaged Fruit’.
Those are some highly inappopriate remarks to be making on a public blog. He has either got serious psychologic problems, or he was high during work hours. Emotional Maturity = a 9 year old isolated child.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 3:13:32 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: rlmorel

11 posted on 07/23/2014 3:15:21 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: lee martell
This is what happens when Education resists evolving students into mature adults.
They essentially raise themselves without correction or guidance.

Plus the guy is probably a pompous smartass everywhere he goes.

12 posted on 07/23/2014 3:38:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Maine Rep. Michael Michaud’s team member Ben Gagnon was suspended after tweeting sexist, expletive-laden statements...
Gosh, I wonder if he is a Democrat? Thanks Steven Scharf.
13 posted on 07/23/2014 3:55:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Steven Scharf

Won’t matter: ME is the least-churched state in the Union, according to Wikipedia.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 4:04:32 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: lee martell

“He has either got serious psychologic problems, or he was high during work hours.”
He’s a Democrat, so you’re correct about the mental illness, and probably correct about being high! ;)


15 posted on 07/23/2014 4:04:41 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: rlmorel

Pajama boy lookalike.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 5:51:55 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

Typical DIMocRAT.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 6:58:10 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rlmorel

I kind of get the feeling that the BJ he’s getting ain’t from a woman.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 7:18:57 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: maine yankee
They aren't angry or upset at anything this guy did. I can just hear the conversation with the candidate as he explains why they had to suspend him from the campaign, not fire him: "Look...it isn't that we agree or disagree with anything you said or wrote, it is just that it makes us look bad."

These people disgust me.

19 posted on 07/24/2014 8:39:35 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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