Saturday, November 17, 2012

Governor Dumb and His Dumber Brother From Another Mother

I like living in a state that stays out of the national spotlight.  It's almost like living in New Zealand or maybe Canada.  We just sit here all comfortable in our double wides and watch the World go insane around us.  I got used to this voyeur lifestyle.  I got used to my smug self satisfied life believing Maine was the last bastion of sanity in the USA.  Yeah I was full of myself that's for sure.  So full in fact, for a moment I had forgotten that even though we Mainers had booted the Republicans off their majority high horse up Augusta way this last election, there was still our doofus Governor stepping out on a regular basis onto the National stage and proving that insanity exists even here in my northeast Eden.

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 commie socialist libs.  I expect this kind of rabid behavior from the Right.  It is one issue that has been in their issue quiver like forever.  And I expect the truth they embrace regarding welfare to be stretched and twisted some.

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.




I was amazed at such an obvious sure he's not from Texas?

MRMacrum said...

JACKISUE - Nope. Born and raised a Mainer sad to say.

Demeur said...

So I take from this that Maine had cutbacks to its' mental heath programs like much of the rest of the country.

So is succession in Maine's future too?

MRMacrum said...

Demeur - I understand a petition has been placed on the White house page set up for the lunatic fringe.

Tom Harper said...

Negroes, in Maine? Why, raise my rent!

I've been following LePage's retarded outbursts since he got elected. He gets lots of coverage on Raw Story and Think Progress. He's definitely right up there (or down) with the teabaggingest of the rightwing governors.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Maine Democrats split their vote between the Democrat and an Independent - thus Dumb Ass got the job.
the Ol'Buzzard

MRMacrum said...

Tom Harper - There's no teabagger like an extremely dumb tea bagger.

Ol'Buzzard - Yeah I think the dumocrats of Maine learned their lesson this time from their absolutely poor choice in 2010 to field Libby against Cutler. The Democratic campaign for Senate was but a token gesture just to look good. It was a done deal once Angus threw his hat in the ring.

BBC said...

Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.

MRMacrum said...

BBC - Walk fast enough backwards and you might just stay ahead of what's coming at you.

Randal Graves said...

'bout time that some other place is more fucked up than Ohiostan. Just remember though, we're gonna want that dunce cap back. Family heirloom.

Kulkuri said...

It would be interesting to see how Dumbass came up with those numbers. The way Tea-Baggers think anyone that gets anything from the government is on welfare, that includes all those on Social Security. (Of course this only applies to middle class and below.)