Comments for: Gardiner representative sees Democratic drift and leaves party

Posted July 19, 2012, at 7:19 p.m.
Last modified July 19, 2012, at 8 p.m.

AUGUSTA | A state representative from Gardiner has dropped out of the Democratic party, slightly shifting the balance of power in the Maine Legislature but not upsetting the political order. Rep. Stephen Hanley said he withdrew from the Democratic party at the beginning of July after a lifetime as …

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  • Anonymous

    He’s brought an important perspective to the Democratic caucus and the Legislature.” Guess they were not listening.

    • Anonymous

      LOL, please. And when it’s Snowe, she’s nothing but an awful RINO, right? 

  • Anonymous

    Good for him. Why stay with a party you no longer feel represents you?

  • Anonymous

    “They’ve just drifted farther and farther to the left,” Hanley said of the Democrats.  
    Just another reason to keep them out of power for another 2 years.  Even Democrats thinks the Maine Democratic Party is nuts.

  • Steve Anderson

    I can’t even imagine how out-of-touch with reality this guy must be if he thinks the Dem’s have shifted to the left. If anything, they’ve drifted slightly to the right. 

    Perhaps Rep. Hanley has shifted even farther to the right himself, or perhaps he’s watched the GOP shift to the extreme right and assumed that it was actually the Dem’s who were shifting the opposite direction. Either way, he’s sadly mistaken. 

    • If you go right far enough you go full circle and become– Left OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Rep. Hanley had the guts to say what he feels, good for him. Many Democrats play the blame them game, just like their buddy Obama. Many years ago I was a Democrat until I started realizing that they say one thing but vote with the far left 99% of the time.  Emily Cain is probably one of the worse.
    Their leader in the WH has taken away the National Day of Prayer but prayed with the thousands of Muslims in DC; but today  for votes, he uses the tradegy in Colorado to say we should pray and invoked Our Lord.  I believe we should pray for the families and victoms but he is a HYPOCRITE.

  • Anonymous

    BYE BYE Steve, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!! If you can’t stand with the people, you should not be a Democrat!!

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