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  • Maine is for Paul Lepage!

    09/03/2014 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 21 replies
    self | 9/3/14 | self
    My Aroostook County Maine field sign for 2014.Maine is all in for our Tea Party Guvnah, Paul Lepage! Have a look-see.
  • Maine Governor to "Boycott NFL" Following Weak Punishment of Ray Rice

    08/09/2014 1:20:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not thrilled with the way the NFL has handled the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, and said today on a radio show that he intends on boycotting the NFL and will be sending NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell a letter criticizing the relatively light punishment Rice received for beating his fiancé unconscious. "They care so little about our women and our children that they’re going to hire these barbarians who go and hit their wives and their kids and they’re gonna get a slap on the hand? And some guy got a year...
  • Dems blast Maine governor for "Gestapo" comment

    07/08/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2012
    AUGUSTA, Maine—Democratic lawmakers are calling on Maine Gov. Paul LePage to apologize for his remarks comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo. The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate issued a statement Sunday calling LePage's language "intentionally offensive." Rep. Emily Cain and Sen. Justin Alfond said Holocaust survivors and Word War II veterans who witnessed the terror of the Adolph Hitler's secret police "should not be trivialized for political shock."
  • Maine’s governor wants to make it easier for children to work

    01/11/2014 6:41:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 8 at 10:41 am | Niraj Chokshi
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that state regulations governing child labor are hurting the state’s economy, according to the Portland Press Herald. “We don’t allow children to work until they’re 16, but two years later, when they’re 18, they can go to war and fight for us,” LePage said at an agricultural trade show, according to the paper. “That’s causing damage to our economy. I started working far earlier than that, and it didn’t hurt me at all. There is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12...
  • Republican lawmakers: LePage said Obama 'hates white people'

    08/20/2013 8:36:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 8/20/13 | Eric Russell
    Gov. Paul LePage told a group of Republicans last week that President Obama "hates white people," according to two state lawmakers who say they heard the remark directly. The governor made the comment during a Maine Republican Party fundraiser on Aug. 12 at the home of John and Linda Fortier in Belgrade. According to the invitation, the fundraiser was a "meet and greet" for LePage and first lady Ann LePage, and an opportunity to meet Rick Bennett, the new party chairman. The lawmakers, both Republicans, confirmed the comment when asked by a Portland Press Herald reporter but asked that their...
  • Maine governor offers crude metaphor involving Vaseline

    06/22/2013 10:46:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday went after a Democratic state senator by using a vulgar metaphor involving lubricant. LePage told reporters that state Sen. Troy Jackson “claims to be for the people, but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.”LePage then walked away, later returning to explain his comment.“That comment is not politically correct,” he said. “But we gotta understand who this man is. This man is a bad person. He doesn’t only have no brains; he has a black heart.”(Full audio can be found here, starting at about the 2:25 mark.)....
  • Maine governor makes vulgar remark about lawmaker

    06/21/2013 4:53:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | June 20, 2013 | ALANNA DURKIN
    AUGUSTA, Maine — The often-brash governor of Maine used crude language Thursday to express his frustration over the state budget, targeting a Democratic opponent with a sexually vulgar phrase to describe how he believes he is taking advantage of the people. Gov. Paul LePage made the remark about Sen. Troy Jackson to journalists from two television stations and one newspaper Thursday.
  • Rise of the Republican Governors - A new liberal era? Not according to these reformers.

    05/11/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | Steven Malanga
    Shortly after Barack Obama won reelection in November, New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed out that Republicans’ cloudy political prospects had a bright silver lining. “One of the reasons you have 30 Republican governors in America, and why we’re the only organization to add Republican strength,” Christie said, “is because people see us getting things done.” Christie’s stance countered most of the elite postelection commentary, which gleefully pronounced the Republican Party’s political irrelevance. But the governor was right. Since Obama first took office in 2008, Republicans have picked up a net nine governorships, bringing their total to 30 states,...
  • Maine Governor LePage Hints At Special Session

    08/16/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 58 replies
    Gov. Paul LePage is hinting that he'll call a special legislative session this fall to bring up an undisclosed issue, but says it will "push the envelope." The Republican governor's comments were recorded at a GOP event in Bangor on Wednesday night and appeared Thursday in political columnist Mike Tipping's blog. In it, LePage says he has a plan to call lawmakers into special session but said the legislation he's looking at is being reviewed by the attorney general. While not divulging the topic, LePage says it's what a lot of other Republican states have done. “I think we can...
  • Have Republicans No Sympathy For the Jobless?

    05/12/2012 7:59:16 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 54 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 12, 2012 | JP
    I’m a Republican. I’m also a compassionate conservative. That’s why I’m troubled by remarks this week by Maine Gov. Paul LePage suggesting that the unemployed are jobless by choice. “To all you able-bodied people out there,” he said, during a speech at his state party convention, “Get off the couch, and get yourself a job.” Well, I understand that the cost of providing unemployment benefits to Maine’s 51,000 jobless is taxing the state’s treasury. But, I simply don’t believe that most of those out of work in the Pine Tree State– including the able-bodied of whom LePage spoke – prefer...
  • Governor LePage To Crackdown On Benefits Fraud

    08/27/2011 11:46:39 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 18 replies
    LePage wants benefits fraud crackdown PRESQUE ISLE -- Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that he wants to more than double the number of fraud investigators in the state to crack down on those who abuse the benefits provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. "The last administration did not want to prosecute fraud," he said during a town hall meeting in Presque Isle. "We do." LePage said there are only 11 fraud investigators across the state now, but he thinks there should be two per county -- which would total 32. The comments came as LePage and members...
  • Maine Governor Paul LePage Discusses His Life and Government Reforms [Heritage Foundation]

    08/02/2011 9:15:06 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 1, 2011 | Heritage Foundation
    He left home at 11 after a rough childhood, spending time on the streets, yet managed to finish both high school and college. He later went on to work as a Pepsi-Cola truck driver, at a meat-packing plant and as a short-order cook. YouTube
  • Pension Reform Saves Maine Taxpayers $1.7 Billion [A Stunning 41%!Largest Tax Cut In ME History]

    07/14/2011 8:49:33 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies
    Maine.gov ^ | 07.14.11 10:24 AM EDT | Office of State Treasurer
    One of the big victories for Maine taxpayers were the pension reforms included in the recently passed state budget. The changes limit the growth of retirement benefits for 75,000 teachers and state employees. This reduces the stifling $4.1 billion pension debt to $2.4 billion, a stunning 41%.
  • Maine governor removes pro-union mural

    04/03/2011 11:28:06 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    http://articles.cnn.com ^ | 04/03/2011 | n/a
    Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage followed through with his decision to remove a mural depicting the history of the workers' movement from the state's labor department lobby, a spokeswoman said Monday. "The mural has been removed and is in storage awaiting relocation to a more appropriate venue," said LePage press secretary Adrienne Bennett in a prepared statement. "We understand that not everyone agrees with this decision, but the Maine Department of Labor has to be focused on the job at hand."
  • UPDATE: Lawsuit Filed Against LePage Over Mural ["Just like Christie, he makes them all pissy"]

    04/01/2011 9:07:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies
    WMTW ^ | 7:49 pm EDT April 1, 2011 | Staff
    AUGUSTA, Maine -- Gov. Paul LePage is facing more opposition to the removal of murals from the Maine Department of Labor, this time in the form of a lawsuit. It was filed late Friday afternoon. Attorney Jeff Young filing the lawsuit against LePage; Laura Boyette, acting commissioner, Maine Department of Labor and Joseph Phillips, director of the Maine State Museum. The mural was removed from the Maine Department of Labor's Augusta office in late March. It is being stored in a building off Route 27 in Augusta that is being rented by the state. LePage had ordered the mural be...
  • Unions Decry Maine Gov‘s ’Mean-Spirited‘ Removal of Labor Mural From Gov’t Building

    03/24/2011 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Cowman · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 24MAR2011 | Merideth Jessup
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP/The Blaze) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting the state’s labor history from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters building in Augusta. In addition, the LePage administration is renaming several department conference rooms that carry the names of pro-labor icons such as Cesar Chavez. LePage spokesman Dan Demeritt said the mural and the conference room names are not in keeping with the department’s pro-business goals and some business owners complained. “The message from state agencies needs to be balanced,” Demeritt told the Sun Journal. The mural was erected...
  • LePage's Order to Remove Labor Mural Sparks Outrage [Maine's New Republican Governor "Rocks"]

    03/23/2011 4:46:00 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies
    MPBN ^ | 03/23/2011 | Susan Sharon
    Three]panels of the 11-panel [35'] mural Gov. LePage has ordered removed from the Department of Labor. A decision by Gov. Paul LePage to remove a mural at the Department of Labor and to rename several conference rooms that honor national and local labor leaders has outraged everyone from union activists and the Maine Democratic Party to the director of the Francis Perkins Center in Newcastle. A spokesman for the governor says the decision is intended to make everyone feel welcome when they walk through the door. But the artist who planned the mural says it only depicts historical facts. The...
  • PROPOSED FIX [In Maine: $4.3 Billion Unfunded Promised Pensions Also Facing Taxpayers]

    02/18/2011 9:36:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay
    Maine State Treasurer Blog ^ | 2/18/2011 | Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin
    During the past several weeks, I've received hundreds and hundreds of emails and phone calls regarding the $4.3 billion unfunded pension liability facing Maine taxpayers. This growing fiscal mess was created years ago by past governors and legislators negotiating with teacher and state employee union representatives. Retirement benefits were promised without setting aside enough money to pay for them. Then, in 2008, the stock and bond markets collapsed, eroding the pension plan investments and further widening the funding hole. As per the Maine Constitution, taxpayers have until 2028 to pay-off this expanding pension debt.As per the Maine Constitution, taxpayers have...
  • Downeast Is Red, The Revival Of The Maine GOP [LePage Motto: "If it is to be, it's up to me"]

    02/05/2011 8:07:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 7, 2011 | CONRAD KIECHEL
    Gary Locke, New Sharon, Maine The Top of the Hill Grill here is 65 miles away from the coastal summering hole and old-money hangout of Boothbay Harbor​—​and a world apart. Stop by for breakfast, and you’ll be surrounded by guys in blaze orange, retired couples who get their blueberry muffins toasted, and an oil burner repairman who moonlights as the Karl Rove of the Maine GOP. I’m here a few weeks after the November elections to find the remarkable story behind an improbable headline in the New York Times: “Overnight, Maine Turns Red.” For the first time since 1964, Maine...
  • Maine Governor is Pleased by Florida Judge's Decision on Health Care

    02/01/2011 6:02:51 AM PST · by speciallybland · 6 replies
    WABI ^ | 02/01/2011 | WABI-TV5 News Desk
    Governor LePage says he's pleased with a Florida judge's ruling that federal health care overhaul is unconstitutional. Maine is among the 25 states that signed onto to the federal challenge. On Monday, the judge ruled unconstitutional the requirement for most Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties, as well as the section of the act that withholds medicare funds from states that refuse to take part. Governor LePage says Maine needs comprehensive reform to lower job-killing health care costs, not more expensive mandates. Meanwhile, Representative Chellie Pingree expressed disappointment with the ruling. She says her constituents tell...
  • Maine and Immigration

    01/27/2011 12:05:10 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 11 replies
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | January 27, 2011 | William L. Houston
    Few conservatives think of New England as a stronghold for restrictionist immigration reform. That might be changing. I have been following some interesting developments on the immigration front going on in Maine for several weeks now. There has been a surprising positive turn of events there. . . . Yesterday, I learned that a Maine state representative has introduced an Arizona-style immigration law in the Maine House. Rep. Kathleen Chase has generated "a fierce reaction" from "human rights advocates" - a positive indicator if there ever was one. The "Maine People's Alliance" has decried the bill as "racist and unconstitutional."...
  • MAINE GOP STATEMENT ON INAUGURATION OF GOV. PAUL LEPAGE State Party Celebrates New Day for Maine

    01/05/2011 9:15:55 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies
    Maine Republican Victory Campaign E-mail | 1/5/2011 11:15:40 AM | Christie-Lee McNally, Exe. Director
    AUGUSTA - The Maine Republican Party is declaring today the beginning of a 'New Day for Maine', as Republican Paul LePage is sworn in as the 74th governor of the State of Maine. "This has been a long time coming," said Maine GOP Chair Charlie Webster. "For the first time in more than 50 years, Republicans now control the Blaine House and both houses of the legislature. After all the hard work of this last campaign season, now is the time to celebrate the beginning of a better day for Maine." "We are so proud of our new governor, Paul...
  • LePage Says He'll Back Snowe Against Primary Challenge

    12/10/2010 7:37:36 AM PST · by Crichton · 11 replies
    FOX 23 ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | News 13
    Senator Snowe has recently come under criticism from conservatives, who say she's not conservative enough. LePage, who's a favorite among the die-hard conservatives in Maine, says he'll continue to support Snowe, who -- along with her late husband Peter Snowe -- helped a young LePage get into Husson College. Growing up, LePage only spoke French and not much English, so Peter Snowe helped LePage take Husson's entrance exams in French, opening the door to his education that put him on the track leading him to business success, and now the Blaine House.
  • LePage has commanding lead, new poll shows

    10/29/2010 6:34:13 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 16 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 10/29/10 | Rebekah Metzler
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage has a commanding lead in Maine's race for the Blaine House, according to the latest results of The Maine Poll. A formerly tight race now shows LePage trouncing the competition, with support from 40 percent of respondents. Democrat Libby Mitchell and independent Eliot Cutler are tied at 21 percent, according to the latest poll. Independent candidates Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott are at 4 percent and 1 percent, respectively. About 11 percent of voters are undecided, according to the poll. ...
  • Libby Mitchell Laughs at Pres. Bush as Terrorist Photo (Libby the Liar busted)

    10/14/2010 12:54:46 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    As Maine Goes ^ | October 14, 2010 | Editor
    Editor's Note: During tonight's Bangor gubernatorial debate Sen. Libby Mitchell lectured Mayor Paul LePage about treating all president's respectfully. Mitchell's comments followed Shawn Moody's criticism of Mayor LePage's saying he would tell Pres. Obama to "go to hell" if Pres. Obama wanted to put Maine fishermen out of business through punitive federal regulations.LePage rebutted Mitchell saying, respect cuts both ways, and he used a photo he had seen of the Sen. President laughing at a picture of Pres. George W. Bush portrayed as a terrorist. Mitchell said she had no idea what LePage was talking about. Well, Sen. Mitchell here's...
  • Flaming Oil Wells and Nuclear Power Plants (Dems say are headed to Maine)

    09/09/2010 12:55:55 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8 Sept 2010 | Maine Republican Party
    Desperate and losing badly in the polls, (Moonbat) Libby Mitchell's Democrat friends are running attack ads in Maine against (Conservative Republican) Paul LePage, and they've trotted out the same old playbook they've been using for more than 20 years. These ads are a riot - complete with flaming oil wells off the Maine coast and nuclear power plants in the middle of the Maine woods. They honestly look like they were made by some DC intern who couldn't spot Maine on a map if they had to. The inference that Paul LePage wants to plop flaming oil wells off the...
  • Big lead for GOP in Maine

    09/09/2010 1:39:41 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 22 replies
    To the list of states where things are looking dreadful for Democrats this fall you can add Maine: Republican Paul LePage leads Democrat Libby Mitchell 43-29 in PPP's first look at the race with independent Eliot Cutler pulling 11%.
  • LePage in lead with nearly a third of precincts reporting. (Tea Party Rep. wins Maine Primary)

    06/08/2010 8:12:44 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 16 replies · 32+ views
    As of about 10:45 p.m., Paul LePage continued to lead the Republican pack with 37 percent of the vote, or 12.761 votes, with 184 of 596 precincts reporting.
  • Robo Call Bag Job on Maine Conservative Candidate - Need Help

    06/07/2010 6:20:02 PM PDT · by bogeybob · 32 replies · 101+ views
    phone call | June 7, 2010 | bogeybob
    I received a robo call from 802-458-0617 this evening. It was a negative call calling into question the morality of a conservative candidate in a 7 way contest for Maine Governor. The election will be held tomorrow. There was no disclosure, as required by Maine law, as to which campaign paid for the calls. They are blanketing the state with the calls this evening. They dumped their payload and simply hung up. Is anyone out there familiar with an outfit in Middlebury, VT that is able to make such calls? Can anyone determine the company associated with 802-458-0617? I immediately...
  • Paul LePage: A fiscal conservative and 'not ashamed of it'

    05/29/2010 1:39:14 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 5/13/10 | Christopher Cousins
    . . . “We’re seeing our taxes go up and our freedoms eroded,” said LePage to hoots and hollers. “The government is putting the shackles of economic slavery to each and every one of us. The Maine taxpayer has been put at an extreme disadvantage.” One in a field of seven Republicans vying for the party’s nomination to run for governor, LePage has branded himself as a fiscal and social conservative who identifies with Tea Party principles, a strategy that has fueled his rise from a local politician to serious candidate for the Blaine House. Scenes like the spaghetti supper...
  • LePage, others pick up endorsements

    05/27/2010 2:44:04 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 190+ views
    Morning Sentinel ^ | May 26, 2010 | Susan M. Cover
    . . . At the State House Tuesday, LePage acknowledged he was a long shot when he entered the race. “People said it couldn’t be done, ‘nobody knows you,’” he said. But over the last few weeks, he said he’s been drawing crowds in the hundreds at events in Union, Woolwich and Damariscotta. With such a large field on both sides, experts continue to say the race is wide open until Election Day. “The grassroots effort is what’s going to carry Paul with his message and his experience,” Crafts, the Lisbon legislator, said.
  • LePage ‘lives up to these promises every day’

    05/27/2010 1:34:10 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 6 replies · 229+ views
    Morning Sentinel ^ | May 27, 2010 | Lauren LePage
    . . . My dad is a man of great integrity, and he’s not afraid to make the hard decisions. I hope the voters of Maine choose someone who doesn’t just make promises, but who lives up to these promises every day, not only in business, but at home, where all change happens first.
  • Tell the doctors you fell down the stairs...

    04/24/2010 6:36:57 AM PDT · by bogeybob · 20 replies · 1,569+ views
    You Tube ^ | April 22, 2010 | LePage Campaign
    Maine desperately needs this man as our next Governor!
  • Last chance for Mainers to support Paul LePage in Pine Tree Politics Poll

    01/20/2010 6:22:51 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Pine Tree Politics ^ | 1/20/10 | Pine Tree Politics
    This poll closes in less than 3 hrs (midnight Eastern) and RINO Steve Abbott has pulled slightly ahead. A field of 7 candidates are seeking the Republican gubernatorial nominination. LePage is a true conservative with a solid business and political background (3 term mayor of Waterville). Abbott was for 12 years Sue Collins' chief of staff - a Washington insider hack with no real world experience. He is also the GOP establishment pick and the suggestion has been made that with him in the running all others should just "step aside." LePage has the makings of Maine's Rubio. If the...
  • Attention Mainers: Important GOP Gubernatorial Poll on Pine Tree Politics

    01/19/2010 9:26:48 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 7 replies · 351+ views
    Pine Tree Politics ^ | 1/13/10 | Pine Tree Politics
    If you are a Mainer and care about helping a true conservative in his quest to get the GOP gubernatorial nomination, please take Republican Primary Poll #2 and vote for Paul LePage. Paul is a self made man, successful in business and 3 term mayor of Waterville. He has a half dozen opponents but his main opponent, and the one supported by the state GOP establishment is Steve Abbott, 12 year chief of staff for our RINO senator, Sue Collins. Abbott has the machine behind him. He's a hack with no real world experience beyond being a flack in DC...