Donald Trump Tool Paul LePage Lies About Maine Convention Agreement

Voting tallies haven't been announced but, if the delegates present at the convention vote according to the will of the people of Maine, Ted Cruz will have twenty-one votes on the second ballot and they will have the pleasure of watching LePage, curled up in a fetal position, screaming. … There was considerable behind-the-scenes wrangling on Friday night as LePage and Trump's campaign attempted to win support for a "unity slate" or ticket that would preserve the delegate breakdown that emerged from Maine's March caucuses. … LaPage has some good qualities such as being pro-gun and pro-school-voucher but he also has the kind of racial insensitivity... or borderline racism, if you will... and an adherence to Cruz birtherism that makes him particularly appealing to a type of Donald Trump supporter…

Maine Governor Paul LePage Endorses Donald Trump

After Tuesday, barring deus ex machina, there will be the beginnings of an avalanche of elected Republicans endorsing Trump because the conqueror has arrived and it is time to get with the program. … LePage, who's white, this month said asylum seekers are the biggest problem in Maine, because they bring diseases, including AIDS and what he called the "Ziki fly," an incorrect reference to the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that might be linked to abnormally small heads in newborns and has affected mostly countries in South and Central America. … LePage has become nationally known for his colorful comments, including his assertion that drug dealers with names like "D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" come to his state to sell heroin and "impregnate a young white girl before they leave…

How Times Change in Maine

Republican Governor Paul LePage of Maine has opened up a 10 point lead. Less than a year ago, friends of mine were freaked out that LePage was going to lose Maine. They thought he was too harsh with the media and seemed to relish being a bully. Liberals alike were telling me that Paul LePage was toast. After getting their clocks cleaned by the Republican | Read More »

What Donald Trump Surrogate Paul LePage’s Unhinged Rant Says About A Trump Administration (VIDEO)

LePage later invited a Portland Press Herald reporter and a two-person television crew from WMTW to the Blaine House, where during a 30-minute interview the governor described his anger with Gattine and others, told them he had left the phone message and said he wished he and the lawmaker could engage in an armed duel to settle the matter. … The governor made the remark at a town hall in North Berwick on Wednesday, a day he also said the father of a dead Muslim U.S. Army captain is a ''con artist'' for criticizing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. … Paul LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected in a binder of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic…

Midterm Races in Maine and Massachusetts

However, John Chapman is a weak candidate thus far to take on William Keating there and instead all eyes will be on the Sixth District which is located in the northeastern corner of the state. … It is kind of ironic, however, that Paul LePage who was considered a Tea Party candidate in 2010 today receives the endorsement of such GOP establishment heavyweights like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, while the Obamas and Bill Clinton have weighed in in favor of Michaud. … Under normal circumstances, given the fact this not a wave year and LePage's approval ratings are not that great in Maine, one would expect Michaud to be consistently and firmly in the lead…

Down in the Weeds: Maine and Massachusetts

Besides shoring up solidarity behind Trump, Lyons said he is dedicated to preserving the seats of what few Republicans are in the legislature while trying to pick off some vulnerable Democrats at the state level come 2020. … In 2016, Trump lost the state by about 22,000 votes and one wonders where Libertarian Party Gary Johnson's votes (38,000) would have gone had he not been on the ballot in a state with a libertarian streak in it. … To show the path the Maine GOP is taking, Waterville mayor Nick Isgro narrowly won a recall effort after tweeting out "Eat it, Hogg" directed at gun control activist David Hogg, the pompadoured face of gun control…

Maine Governor And Donald Trump Surrogate Paul LePage Hints He Will Resign

LePage said he met with Republican House and Senate leaders Monday night at the Blaine House but said he plans to talk with his staff before deciding his next move. … Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions. … Then on Friday, he tried to repair the damage he'd done and wound up saying that he considered blacks and Hispanics as "the enemy."…

Maine Governor Paul LePage Will Not Resign, He Will Seek Spiritual Guidance And Take A Vow Of Silence

"After speaking with Representative Gattine, I think that the reporter who put the mic in my face owes the people of Maine an apology as well, because [Gattine] never called me racist," LePage told reporters. … "We always have been a family of faith and we recognize that the grace and guidance from God can make us stronger in life," LePage said in a statement following a meeting with Gattine. … If you recall, only yesterday LePage hinted that he might resign after he seemed to have lost the Maine GOP's confidence over a series of statements that could, if viewed charitably, be seen as bizarre, threatening, and overtly racist…

Maine Governor And Donald Trump Surrogate Paul LePage Hints He Will Resign

LePage said he met with Republican House and Senate leaders Monday night at the Blaine House but said he plans to talk with his staff before deciding his next move. … Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions. … Then on Friday, he tried to repair the damage he'd done and wound up saying that he considered blacks and Hispanics as "the enemy."…

Republican Governor Says Of Trump: He Cannot Run This Administration Like A TV Show

In his Thursday radio appearance, LePage added Trump that could improve his administration's stability by better utilizing Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. … LePage did back Trump during the election, and feels he has the makings of a good president, but he also feels that there is a lack of unity and structure that must be addressed. … Competition in the business world can be a good thing, but in a government, there can't be room for ego, with so many pressing issues that need to have all hands on deck…

Donald Trump Surrogate Paul LePage Didn’t Really Say That, Did He?

Where many of the idiots he's collected were mild mannered and mostly harmless ciphers in their pre-Trump lives, their association with Trump has acted on their latent idiocy the way steroids act on a cancerous tumor. … So because an alleged majority (and I have seen no data that either confirms or refutes LePage's assertion about the race and ethnic makeup of "90%" of drug dealers) are black or Hispanic then the police are entitled to treat everyone in that "uniform", to repeat LePage's analogy, as the enemy? … LePage, it seems, got his panties all scrunched up in a tight little role over a member of the state legislature questioning LePage's commitment to racial equality after he declared that 90% of all drug dealers in Maine were black or hispanic…

Governor Paul LePage Says Donald Trump Not A Natural Born Citizen

"Under that theory, not only would I be disqualified, Marco Rubio would be disqualified, Bobby Jindal would be disqualified, and interestingly enough, Donald J. Trump would be disqualified because Donald's mother was born in Scotland," Cruz said, referring to two other GOP presidential contenders. … "The legal issue is quite straightforward, but I would note that the birther theories that Donald has been relying on, some of the more extreme ones insist that you must not only be born on U.S. soil, but have two parents born on U.S. soil," Cruz continued. … It seems that Donald Trump is not satisfied with merely co-opting people, they must prove their loyalty by donning a thong and clown nose and run down Main Street while playing the kazoo…

Right-to-work coming to Maine?

Maine is currently majority-Republican in both houses of the state legislature, but it's, well, Maine: I found LePage to be pretty tough-minded, but there's a limit to how much he can do without legislative backup. … ' This supposedly represents the recouping of the cost of unions 'representing' non-union members in labor disputes - whether or not the non-union members wanted to be part of the labor dispute in the first place - and it's a common feature in contract negotiations in Maine. … The current situation in Maine is as follows: people don't have to belong to a union to work, but non-union employees (both private and public sector) may still have to pay the unions a 'service fee…

Right-to-work coming to Maine?

Maine is currently majority-Republican in both houses of the state legislature, but it's, well, Maine: I found LePage to be pretty tough-minded, but there's a limit to how much he can do without legislative backup. … ' This supposedly represents the recouping of the cost of unions 'representing' non-union members in labor disputes - whether or not the non-union members wanted to be part of the labor dispute in the first place - and it's a common feature in contract negotiations in Maine. … The current situation in Maine is as follows: people don't have to belong to a union to work, but non-union employees (both private and public sector) may still have to pay the unions a 'service fee…

Down in the Weeds: Maine and Massachusetts

Besides shoring up solidarity behind Trump, Lyons said he is dedicated to preserving the seats of what few Republicans are in the legislature while trying to pick off some vulnerable Democrats at the state level come 2020. … In 2016, Trump lost the state by about 22,000 votes and one wonders where Libertarian Party Gary Johnson's votes (38,000) would have gone had he not been on the ballot in a state with a libertarian streak in it. … To show the path the Maine GOP is taking, Waterville mayor Nick Isgro narrowly won a recall effort after tweeting out "Eat it, Hogg" directed at gun control activist David Hogg, the pompadoured face of gun control…