Governor Paul Lepage, the 74th governor of the State of Maine. There have been dumass governors before and I am sure there are some in our future. So far to this point, not one has taken dumassery to such lofty heights as the bloviating liar Paul LePage. Elected by mistake or maybe because Mainers just lost their minds for a day. His less than a majority win two years ago in no way indicated he had a mandate. But like bullies and dumasses everywhere he puffed up his chest, swaggered into the Blaine House and proceeded to make Maine the laughing stock of America's political world.
The only thing that softened the blow was the GOP/Tea Party nation wide managed to install a whole slew of dumasses. Soon Paul and his lies, his idiocy his over bearing manner was lost in the sea of GOP/Tea Party dumasses throughout the land.
I could go over the countless embarrassing incidents caused by this man in the short time he has squatted in the Blaine House. But time is short and I need to make my point by exposing one of his lies and its affect on the national political scene.
Paul has always been critical of welfare. Okay, it is one of the run of the mill fires the GOP/Tea Party folks like to dance around hootin and hollerin gettin themselves all lathered up and ready to do battle against those evil
Paul however must feel why tell a small lie, when a whopper will do. Seems a year or so ago he claimed, "There are more Mainers receiving welfare benefits than there are income tax filers paying taxes." He contended that 453,000 people received welfare bennies and only 445,000 paid any taxes. Like I said, not a small lie but a whopper. As it turns out, the number of folks who are on welfare in Maine is closer to 50,000 and if we count joint returns as like, oh I don't know being filed by at least two people, the number of tax payers immediately jumps to over 700,000. Add in those folks on Social Security and the number just goes up. Maine's population is around 1.3 million. There are at least 275,000 children, most of whom I figure are not taxpayers yet. You do the math. Obviously Paul did not.
It is bad enough we have to suffer this fool and his lies here in Maine, but recently as part of the national conversation regarding entitlements, Paul's lie has been hoisted up the entitlement pole and waved around for all the slack jawed of the Right to use as more justification that indeed this is a nation of takers and wanters.
And then the other day while cruising by the tube, whose face do I see on some national news program? Charlie Webster, the chairman of the Maine GOP. I stop and I cannot believe the words coming out of his mouth. Somehow "dozens and dozens" of blacks walked out of the woods and voted. And nobody knows these blacks. There must be voter fraud and by jeesus he is going to get to the bottom of it.
On behalf of the overwhelming majority of sane Mainers I would like to apologize to this great nation for allowing idiots like Paul and his dumber brother from another mother Charlie to confuse and make a mockery of the political process.
If you don't want to listen to the whole interview - the remarks are around 15:45 in.