September 29, 2010

The revolution takes another hit; Tea Party candidate says bad words
— Slublog

How do you know when your state's politics are officially boring? When something like this counts as a MAJOR. SCANDAL.

News of the punch comment comes on the heels of a video posted online Tuesday showing LePage telling a crowd that, if elected, they can expect to see newspaper headlines declaring “Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, LePage said he regretted his choice of words but wasn't backing down in his criticism of the Obama administration for what he describes as free-spending, antibusiness policies.

“Am I politically correct all the time? No. Maybe it's time to have people say bluntly what's going on,” LePage said Wednesday. “The fact of the matter is that I haven't learned how to speak out of both sides of my mouth yet.”

Normally, I wouldn't post about local politics, but this seems to be scandalous enough to attract the attention of national media. Equally horrifying? This same candidate told a reporter to "stop the bullshit" when he was asked a question about his wife's taxes.

Sorry folks...the revolution was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end.

Seriously, though, there's a reason LePage is getting hit on stuff like this. The Dems who have been running this state for years can't defend their record so they (along with a willing press) are playing up the 'temperament' argument and asking whether LePage is emotionally stable enough to be governor.

The only problem with this argument? The Dems and the press made it an issue during the last election, and it hasn't exactly worked out that well. Americans were assured that Barack Obama had a "first-class temperament." As it turns out, the president is a bit thin-skinned and unable to take criticism.

What the media doesn't seem to realize about this election year is that the political silly season is over. Voters aren't looking for someone who can play the part of elected official. They're looking for people who share their beliefs and who have the willingness to lead and limit the intrusion of government into our lives.

Even if those individuals sometimes say naughty words.

Obligatory: If you've got a few bucks lying around and want to hurt some blue-state Democrats, you know what to do.

Posted by: Slublog at 04:38 PM | Comments (66)
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1 Wow ,that's a big fucking deal, huh?

Posted by: MissTammy at September 29, 2010 04:40 PM (m8uUu)

2 What the fuck.

Posted by: dogfish at September 29, 2010 04:41 PM (W8fQm)

3

Posted by: Joe "The Sheriff at September 29, 2010 04:42 PM (S8TF5)

4 I want politicians who will tell Obama to go to hell.  Are you sure this isn't a puff-piece for the guy?

Posted by: Truman North at September 29, 2010 04:42 PM (HLGCA)

5 Hmm, my browser went spastic, and it actually posted an empty comment.... ok w/e, I officially fail at socks.

Posted by: KG at September 29, 2010 04:43 PM (S8TF5)

6 BOO HOO BAD BAD MANS MANS MANS but wenny bwuce wuz a heewoe ov fwee speefhz!!!

Posted by: ktnxbai *cough* at September 29, 2010 04:43 PM (c4BiA)

7
This is a scandal?  Well, it is - he told the King to go to hell.

Off with his head!

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 29, 2010 04:43 PM (0fzsA)

8 They need to suck it up and stop whining about this.  If they just get out and vote, the journalists will be fine.  If they don't, we're taking their balls and going home.  To Washington.

Posted by: Obama, Kerry, Biden, et al at September 29, 2010 04:44 PM (HLGCA)

9 Enough is enough! I want all these motherfuckin' Democrats off this motherfuckin' Congress!

Posted by: Samuel LePage Jackson at September 29, 2010 04:44 PM (cpYuE)

10 They had an official yelling about "fucking Tea Party people" recently in Ohio and I doubt they did anything about him, so they can screw off on this one, but not until after they blow me.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at September 29, 2010 04:46 PM (U7TcP)

11
I think it's more about criticizing the thin skinned One.  How dare he!
The thin skinned One
is protected by a bunch of whiny corrupt high-strung desperate losers who should, in fact, all go to hell.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 29, 2010 04:46 PM (0fzsA)

12 Americans were assured that Barack Obama had a "first class demeanor."

That's what we were told. The fact is, Obama had a "first class demeanor." His temperament has always been brittle and nasty and small. He just didn't let it show.

Posted by: Ronsonic at September 29, 2010 04:46 PM (VTm+A)

13

A politician told a reporter to stop the bullshit?  He should be President.

Posted by: kansas at September 29, 2010 04:47 PM (7y5Mi)

14 Yep, they're left with SCANDAL!!!eleventythousand!!! That's all they've got. I agree with Morris (God help me) most of these Dems should be in full panic and they are in denial. They are going to go off the rails in the next five weeks. And I'm not worried about ACORN stealing an election but invalidating one. Fraud on such a scale as to render any counting absurd. I just hope they realize too late that they have nothing left to lose.

Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2010 04:49 PM (BBhgz)

15
Al Franken(D- unstable) is a member of the US senate.
What's this about temperament?

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 29, 2010 04:49 PM (0fzsA)

16

They had an official yelling about "fucking Tea Party people"

Not just an official. Ohio Dem Party Chair.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at September 29, 2010 04:51 PM (2K5Tz)

17

Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2010 09:49 PM (BBhgz)


Can't believe they are so sure that they are going to win their races that they left early to kiss a few babies and shake a few hands and have a nice vacation....but then they didn't care about the tax rate one iota....that would have at least given them something to talk up..don't get it..

Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:51 PM (p302b)

18

I haven't decided if I'll be in Vegas or D.C. over the mid-terms.

Wherever I be.  Drinks are on me. 

Posted by: journolist at September 29, 2010 04:51 PM (O/NP5)

19 12 Americans were assured that Barack Obama had a "first class demeanor." No, NO, that was "first class weiner."

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 29, 2010 04:52 PM (tJjm/)

20 This is why I could never run. If they are scandalized by that, I can just imagine what would come out of my mouth, a mouth that was finely tuned in girl's prep school. We could embarass druken sailors in a hurricane.

Posted by: dagny at September 29, 2010 04:52 PM (Bc4j0)

21 Given the choice between someone who promises to give Obama hell and someone who says Obama is someone we have no need to fear, I think I will go with the former.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (bgcml)

22 That's it. I am staying home this November 2

Posted by: Ben at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (DKV43)

23 batchelor is having "smear night"  Oddly enough his republicanism/conservative guests probably can reveal a lot but seem uncomfortable about doing it....they are just too polite I think...

Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (p302b)

24 No, NO, that was "first class weiner."

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 29, 2010 09:52 PM (tJjm/)

Jahwol!

Posted by: Kal Penn at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (bgcml)

25

But we're the morals party and we're not allowed to swear. and when did hell become a sweat word anyway?

Posted by: Ben at September 29, 2010 04:57 PM (DKV43)

26 We're offended by profanity, unless it's on 'Sex and the City'. Then it's cool and edgy and real.

Posted by: White women with college degrees at September 29, 2010 04:57 PM (FJQB5)

27 Meanwhile, at the Coffee Party convention last week, attended by dozens of white leftists, they forced the one black man who showed up to "rap" for the "crowd". Then, they clapped along, pathetically out of beat. Racists!

Posted by: Dick Primate at September 29, 2010 04:57 PM (9qNw7)

28 Talking about loretta and her remarks in spanish.....apparently this made everyone, including dems in washington angry.....she did it to herself they say... link

Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:58 PM (p302b)

29 I want politicians who will tell Obama to go to hell.  Are you sure this isn't a puff-piece for the guy?

Posted by: Truman North at September 29, 2010 09:42 PM (HLGCA)

Last polling I can find on Obama in Maine is from late July where he was at 50-49.

So, this might be another case of the state media being so blinded by their own biases, they think attacking Obama harshly will be a mistake in Maine...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 29, 2010 04:59 PM (bgcml)

30 The more I hear Devin Nunes on batchelor the more I like him......

Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:59 PM (p302b)

31 Give em heck, Harry! This is a big fartin' deal, Barack! No, no, no, no, gosh darn America!

Posted by: The new Democrat party and their virgin ears at September 29, 2010 05:03 PM (BBhgz)

32

GO LePage!

Just donated to him.

 

Posted by: johnc_recent_EX-dem at September 29, 2010 05:07 PM (ACkhT)

33 Tone it down, Ace.  Print it out as "H E double hockey sticks" so you don't strip the flesh from our dainty little ears, OK?  For fuck sakes...

Posted by: CrustyB at September 29, 2010 05:08 PM (qzgbP)

34

What the media doesn't seem to realize about this election year is that the political silly season is over.

After November 2, let's add "forever" to the end of that statement, and then dedicate ourselves to making it so.

Posted by: sherlock at September 29, 2010 05:09 PM (fKPuo)

35 curious, I think a lot are true believers who think they're doing the right thing and don't care if they lose. Some are in denial and think incumbency, money and unions will save them. Most of all, they don't know what to do. Obama is disconnected an so unpopular, he will hurt the effort.

Posted by: The new Democrat party and their virgin ears at September 29, 2010 05:09 PM (BBhgz)

36 Bloody sock.

Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2010 05:11 PM (BBhgz)

37
S E Cupp on Fox Bid'ness,  and her plunging necklines exposed a pair of well formed chesticles.

Posted by: Fish at September 29, 2010 05:16 PM (v1gw3)

38 Tsk, tsk, tsk. Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker.

Posted by: SicSemperTyrannus at September 29, 2010 05:17 PM (EAESv)

39 Obama go to hell, is what I say in those rare moments when I feel charitable toward the Indonesian imbecile.

Posted by: real joe at September 29, 2010 05:18 PM (w7Lv+)

40 Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell, or the same place he's already stuck We The People with his Banana Republic policies.  Same difference...

Posted by: phreshone at September 29, 2010 05:21 PM (1AnxB)

41 Worst. October Surprise. EVAR.

Posted by: Whatever at September 29, 2010 05:22 PM (1wBlv)

42 That's us New Englanders for you.  It's those daggum Puritans, I tell ya.  They ruined it for the rest of us!

Posted by: MWR in NH at September 29, 2010 05:34 PM (CA2NO)

43

If I donate do I get Lobster Bisque?

Preferably from 'the Reading Room' in York Harbor.

Posted by: garrett at September 29, 2010 05:34 PM (3sBIp)

44 “I can’t stand the guy. I absolutely can’t stand him.”

Posted by: LtCol Allen West at September 29, 2010 05:42 PM (Cblyc)

45 "Imam" has become one of the seven words you can't say on the radio. Ask Rush!

Posted by: bugsrus at September 29, 2010 05:42 PM (vvrhn)

46 I believe another reason for such attacks is that the Left really believes that Christians and social cons will run screaming from someone having a potty mouth, because they're all like Carrie's mother, and they are pushing this thinking that it will hurt the Tea Party movement. Assholes.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 29, 2010 05:44 PM (oLT/p)

47 Damn, I guess I better stop telling Pres'ent Toonces he can go fuck himself then.

Posted by: Unclefacts, AoSHQ Pro Debate Team at September 29, 2010 05:56 PM (eCAn3)

48 News of the punch comment comes on the heels of a video posted online Tuesday showing LePage telling a crowd that, if elected, they can expect to see newspaper headlines declaring “Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.”


I would demand a correction,

I said, "Demon, go back to hell." Some reporter heard those words and it was The One.

Posted by: Druid at September 29, 2010 06:04 PM (VSOCz)

49 Anyone else remember the kerfuffle when W was caught over an open mike saying that Adam Clymer was a major-league asshole from the New York Times?

Actually, that was kind of scandalous.  Adam Clymer is not a major-league asshole.  He's a world-class, Olympic gold medalist asshole.

Posted by: Gen. Sir Harry Flashman, VC at September 29, 2010 06:05 PM (G67/N)

50 Hahahahaha!  I would have said eat shit and die in a fire.  But, it's unlikely I will hold an elected position in this lifetime.

Posted by: Peaches at September 29, 2010 06:07 PM (zxpIo)

51 The Ohio democrat party leader wants to know, "What is wrong with these fuckers?"

Posted by: huerfano at September 29, 2010 06:07 PM (No0N3)

52

Ohbummer Aiatolla Hussain gets no prayers from me. I saw the evil smirk during one of the McCain debates. McCain had just said something like "cronies" and Hussain had Daggers in his eyes.

I saw it, on fox, I think. Never will forget.

And, the conclusion ended going in a plus for Hussain. Coarse, that was mccain.

Posted by: Long Hair'd Country Boy at September 29, 2010 06:11 PM (B4Dmt)

53 Shouldn't "go to hell" be the theme of this entire election cycle?

Posted by: LibertarianJim at September 29, 2010 06:26 PM (86FvD)

54

The revolution piqued too soon, so to spique.

Posted by: km at September 29, 2010 06:46 PM (ehqqs)

55

"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the other hand... "

We'll just have to wash their dirty mouths out now, won't we!

Posted by: Ralphie at September 29, 2010 06:47 PM (2g2ex)

56 LePage has my vote, now we just need to get rid of our RINO senators

Posted by: Johann of Maine at September 29, 2010 07:11 PM (VbWw2)

57 "Go to hell?" That's it?! Weak, man. Exceedingly weak. I mean, LePage could've really gotten vulgar and told him to "Go to New Jersey!"

The MFM is really reaching here. And who could've possibly predicted this? Next thing you know, scientists will report "water is wet."

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 29, 2010 07:18 PM (swuwV)

58 You guys have it wrong. The chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party didn't say, "those Fucking tea Partiers," he called Tea Partiers "fuckers."

He also refused to apologize. Instead he said that the Tea Party should be apologizing. Then he made up a lie about Tea Partiers harassing a guy in a wheelchair at the statehouse.

No shit.

It got, like, one whole day of local coverage.

Funny, that.

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2010 08:27 PM (fE6tn)

59 I think eddiebear has a first class temperment.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at September 29, 2010 10:49 PM (jH9zI)

60 Michelle Malkin was seen running for the exits shouting...
OH NOES^^^^^WEES BEEN ACCUSED OF SOMETHING!

Posted by: Throckmorton G Howell III at September 30, 2010 02:44 AM (j5CHE)

61 Who cares ? Anything short of firing weapons at each other Is going to have to do until the socialists and freemen Figure out how to part amicably.

Posted by: Louis tully at September 30, 2010 02:45 AM (fvkPE)

62 I'd like a lot of Democrats do do alot more than go to hell.

Gov. Brewer was on talk radio in Tucson and called legislation coming out of Washington "a bunch of krap" then instantly apologized for her language.  Actually was kind of endearing.  Makes her sounds like she's not going to be putting up with any BS, and I wager it gained her votes.

Posted by: Obviously at September 30, 2010 07:58 AM (xm1A1)

63 Americans were assured that Barack Obama had a "first class demeanor." They misspoke. They meant to say he has a fisrt ASS demeanor...

Posted by: RightThinker at September 30, 2010 08:45 AM (Mt+xI)

64 “Am I politically correct all the time? No."

An honest and decent person is politically correct NONE of the time.



Posted by: Lee at September 30, 2010 02:27 PM (saVwg)

65   Brain-dead Williams had a piece on the "news" tonight about how hostile and angry politicians are getting.  Interestingly, and in an astonishing coincidence, all but one of the politicians he featured was a Rethuglican.  And the lovely, charming, honorable, justified Dummocrat was screaming at yet another rethuglican... for being rude and obnoxious.

Oh, and he also said people are questioning whether some candidates are "qualified" for office, and of course had video of Christine O'Donnell onscreen for that.

At that point, I walked out of my parents house.  I can only stand so much propaganda.

Remember folks:  Fox news is the enemy because they're biased!!!

Posted by: Gun-totin-wacko at September 30, 2010 04:17 PM (IaL7a)

66

Recently, I have been taken to task by the Mainstream Media concerning my willingness to tell President Obama to "go to hell."

Let me set the record straight right now.  I misspoke.  What I actually meant to say was, "eat warthog shit and die choking on it, you fucking spineless dhimmi Marxist douchebag."

I sincerely apologize for any confusion, and I hope my actual position has now been made crystal clear.  Thank you for your attention.

Posted by: Gov. Paul LePage at September 30, 2010 04:29 PM (6Lbsm)

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