Comments for: Outgoing Maine GOP chair apologizes for comments on black voters, scraps plan to send postcards to new voters

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 12:36 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 15, 2012, at 5:44 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Outgoing GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said Thursday he still believes there is ample evidence of voter irregularity in the Nov. 6 election, but he regrets his reference on Tuesday to black voters. In a statement issued late Thursday by the Maine Republican Party, Webster said it was …

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  • Anonymous

    He’s not sorry. He just got a bunch of flack from others in the GOP.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry he revealed their hand. He removed the veil.

    • Anonymous

      Of which they should PUBLICALLY speak out for all of Maine instead of hiding behind Lepage and Websters handlers.

    • Anonymous

      yeah someone finally slapped him upside the head and told him to cut the crap!!! where the heck have they been for the last 2 years— cheering him on giviog his words wings ( and life) —hoping his thinking would catch on. NEVER EVER VOTE R AGAIN!!!

  • Anonymous

    Pro tip, if you reach a point where you have to deny being racist, you probably should have kept your mouth shut in the first place.

    • StillRelaxin

      Wouldn’t it be nice if Mr. LePage could learn to put his mind and mouth in reverse this quickly?

      • Anonymous

        I get your point, but I’m glad the Governor hasn’t said anything racist

        • Anonymous

          Calling the IRS the “gestapo” is not racist? Because the nazis were white his comment wasn’t racist?

          • Anonymous

            racism only applies to race,hence the term.not when accurately describing a gov’t.agency

          • Anonymous

            German’s are not a race?

    • Anonymous

      And, if after reaching the point at which you have to deny your being racist, you still think people care what you think, you are wrong. It’s time for this guy to fade into the background. To be more direct: Mr. Webster, please go away.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure his next quote is going to be to tell us that “some of my best friends are black”.

  • JohnR

    “I regret the comment when I said ‘black,’ “ Webster added. “I’m not racist.”
    Yeah, sure, okay, whatever.

    Were you listening to the your pollsters on this Chuckles. What planet are you republicans from??

    • Anonymous

      so he REALLY just meant to say VOTERS are frauds… AGAIN!!

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps this is the tiniest sign that the Republican Party is recognizing it needs to completely and extremely change its tactics and worldview, to adapt to a society that is sick of the rhetoric of fear and eager for a future of decency and compassion.

    • Anonymous

      They need group therapy !!!They have many screws loose. They have NO moral compass or conscience or judgement . They find loose cannon to run as canidates and “leaders ” and let them loose upon society—- the more extreme the better . and not being too bright helps to manipulate them

  • Anonymous

    As usual, the media has only given us part of Charlie’s quote. Charlie said: “I’m not racist. I’m just a knuckle-dragging dimwit.”

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, but we already knew the last part;>)

      • Anonymous

        ;>)

  • Ben Hutchins

    “‘Scuse me while I scurry under the cabinet. Wasn’t expecting the electorate to go turning on the overhead light like that.”

  • beep beep beep Backing up!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It is questionable as to whether Webster is a racist, however, he is in need of serious psychological treatment. And, again, I remind people that he has been the choice of Republicans to head up their state party.

    • Ben Hutchins

      No, see, the “needs professional help” thing is just another form of defense for indefensible actions. I’ve seen people say the same thing about the governor when he says something especially preposterous – “the guy’s crazy.” I just don’t think it’s appropriate. Being a boor and/or a buffoon is not a form of mental illness.

      (Sociopathy is, and I’ve seen Gov. LePage accused of that too, but that’s a different kettle of fish. I wonder if anyone’s ever administered the Hare Checklist to him. The results might be interesting.)

    • Anonymous

      THIS is what the R party has become a bunch of pathological liars who wouldntkl know the truth if it slapped them up side the head They have NO moral compass any more !!!

      • Anonymous

        And Dems have a moral compass? oh right a baby is not a baby it is a Fetus. Symantics the Democrats play witha lot also.

        • Anonymous

          A fetus, in fact, is not a baby. I’ve not met a conservative who is very good with science.

  • Anonymous

    Maine’s Republican Party should not be let off the hook for foisting upon us this lunatic Webster and the TeaCreeps we just chucked out of the State Legislature. And thanks for LePage too.

    I suggest oh, 40 years going forward, before they even think we’d give them a majority again.

  • “Secretary Summers was shocked when he heard what was said.”

    1. It should read “Outgoing Secretary Summers”

    2. Partial truth, Summers wasn’t shocked by what was said, he was socked that the electorate was upset by Webster’s comment. Summers is as big a Chicken Little voter fraud as Webster.

    • Anonymous

      Technically Summers is not outgoing until the Legislature meets to elect the Secretary of State; he can still stand for reelection even knowing he won’t win.

      • Anonymous

        He’s toast…

    • Anonymous

      Charlie played with the extreme right to get the nomination and paid the price

  • Anonymous

    This is the legacy you leave. People need to think about their actions. I’m glad he apologized and hopefully he learns from his mistakes.

  • He may not hate or dislike African-Americans, or people with African ancestry, or people who are first generation immigrants from Africa, but he is certainly not color-blind. He made a decision about a group of people based on the color of their skin. What exactly do you call that Charlie?

    • It’s not racism, just an aversion to pigment.

      • Anonymous

        HAHAHAHAHA

  • Isaac

    Voter fraud is a serious problem and we need stronger voter id laws. That being said specifically including the race of the people committing the fraud probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do.

    • Anonymous

      Voter fraud, has been looked into in this state, by Mr Webster. He found nothing,.

      • Anonymous

        he found nothing but a guilty republican.

    • Anonymous

      Go sell crazy somewhere else.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Charlie, The Dems are going to miss you. You just make things so easy for them.

    • Anonymous

      Looking forward to Charlie’s next appearance in Doonsbury. Watch for him in the funny papers….again.

  • Anonymous

    Why bring up Race at all?

    • Anonymous

      It’s not that hard to see the relevance of skin color in his comments. We are, after all, the whitest state in the nation (or are we 2nd after Vermont?). Obviously, a large group of blacks in a small town where there previously were none would be noticeable even if someone didn’t know everyone in town.

      I’m not defending Charlie, as I went to high school with him and never was fond of his argumentative nature, but I don’t think that every observation that includes race as a parameter is evidence of “racism”.

      • Anonymous

        exactly
        how come nobody can ever be reasonable when race is mentioned?
        people need to stand up and tell the Orwellian thought police to shut up

        had there been a bunch of swedes all speaking swedish registering to vote, should that not have raised an eyebrow???? (and yeah, I am “racist” enough to assume that the Swedes in my example are not Negros

    • Anonymous

      to get a “charge” out of the base??

      making the same “charge “about student got him tons of mileage and “atta boys’ from the base , thanks to SUMMERS giving in wings ,.So he thought he’s give it ANOTHER try!!!

  • Don’t wait until Dec. 1…start today. You’ll be doing everyone, yourself included, a favor.

  • Anonymous

    Too late. You know you meant it. Damage control isn’t working.

  • Anonymous

    To late Charlie, we already know you’re a racist bigot……

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible that Charlie is actually a democrat who has infiltrated the republican party with a plan to destroy it from within?

    • Anonymous

      He has been staggeringly effective if that’s the case!

      See the Democratic majority in Maine’s house AND senate, Charlie? YOU BUILT THAT.

      • Anonymous

        That is my point…

    • Anonymous

      Nah, the republican party needs absolutely no help destroying itself.

    • Anonymous

      Ooooh nice angle!

      • Anonymous

        The Koch’s boys hired him and NOW have fired him .Wait til you see the follow up act !!!

  • Anonymous

    What really bothers me here is the fact that not one of the municipalities complained. Like the “anonymous fax” I truly believe this man made this up based on the Lewiston incident. My boss does the same thing. One person speaks out and he changes it to “many clients have said”. Isn’t it up to the municipalities to report suspected voter fraud?

    • Lots of posters do it too. Anecdotes become evidence of widespread problems.

      • Anonymous

        ’til you are asked to prove it !!!

        • My brother’s wife’s cousin’s step-mother’s uncle’s word isn’t good enough for you? :D

  • Anonymous

    Charlie is Maine’s Donald Trump!!!

    • Anonymous

      Without the $$$.

    • Anonymous

      don’t insult trump. Webster is nothing but a low down hick, puffed up by power and notoriety..encouraged by those who SHOULD know better .

      • Millicent

        huh, sounds exactly like Trump.

        • Anonymous

          Except the wonderful head of hair that Trump has . . . .

          • Anonymous

            Oh… that’s not his hair, that’s his pet squirrel that sits on his head! Sorry, couldn’t resist. Donald Trump is such a joke himself.

  • Anonymous

    Listened to him on The GHRT radio show the other day……Honestly, I’m not sure that he’s a racist, but I’m positive that he’s a person of very limited intelligence.

    • Anonymous

      “Not racist, but #1 with racists”

      • Anonymous

        Charlie should be the poster boy for everything that’s wrong with the GOP. Romney is a much more well spoken man, but that 47% speech was from the same playbook.

    • carl loeffler

      The two usually go hand-in-hand.

      • Anonymous

        Charlie has been in the public arena for a good long while. He has track record of making poor choices with his mouth. If he were a true racist-that trait would have reared it’s ugly head before now.

  • Anonymous

    Too little, too late…..

  • Anonymous

    RESIGN ALREADY, CHARLIE.

  • Guest

    Charlie was listening to those voices in his head again or he has been reading the comment sections of newspapers and believing all those ‘stories’ people love to tell.

  • Anonymous

    Case in point, for the hardcore “Conservative” element of our Party. We just need to get our message out better? Here is the chair of our state Party speaking more irrelevant idiocy…clear as a bell.

  • Anonymous

    He only regrets it because he got called out for it. He doesn’t TRULY regret it. :/

  • Anonymous

    For once everyone here is in agreement!

  • It’s the ‘ol toss the bomb, say “sorry” to the crater routine.

  • Anonymous

    Just go away, OK ?

    • carl loeffler

      Preferably on the next rocket scheduled for Mars. Take the governor while your at it.

  • asportsfan

    Just like our Governor. He speaks first and then has to recant what he says after people get upset.
    Not he DID NOT apologize (again, just like our Governor)- just “regretted” his words. He needs to apologize and be a bigger person than our Governor is.

    • Anonymous

      And then of course they play the victim — so you end up being a bad guy if you’re offended by what they say.

      • Anonymous

        They excel in twisting….not taking responsibility for their remarks and behavior.

    • Anonymous

      webster in upset with the governor and the republicans in general.he will be moving out of state soon,this is his way of trying to damage the rep.party before he leaves

  • Plumber_the_Joe

    “Outgoing GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said Thursday he still believes there is ample evidence of voter irregularity…” OK, Charlie, just show it to us.

    He is reprehensible, vile, and obviously not very bright.

    • Anonymous

      make him PROVE IT, AGAIN!!!

    • Bob Conti

      I think it’s actually Charlie, not the voters, who suffers from irregularity.

  • Anonymous

    See Charlie, the deal is that black voters are invisible, we’re able to use stealth technology to travel around the state in invisible vans, then materialize right in front of the local RURAL registrar (we can’t do this in urban areas, we’d
    have to take public transportation) and kazzam we are allowed to vote.Then we get in our stealth vans and drive to another location and do the process all over again. We also have stealth helicopters so that we can get up into the county. We were very successful this cycle, we got black participation up to a 93% for the President. We’d give you a few votes if you only asked us, but you didn’t ask. Next election we’ll rent you our vehicles and our famous invisible ray so you can create your own black people and beat those pesky Democrats. Don’t forget to tell your friends about our service, once you go black you’ll never go back! ( I took Charlie for a ride last night in the invisible van with a beautiful black person and now he wants to try the ray. He said that he was sorry that he made those remarks.He said that a change of race might do him good, he was tired of being white, he wants to win for a change. My beautiful black friend said that if Charlie could just darken up a little that he’d consider hooking up with him. )

    • Anonymous

      Conspiracy is a beautiful thing isn’t it?

    • Anonymous

      Aha!!!!! So it was you who arranged the birth of a child in Kenya and tried to disguise Kenya as Hawaii. I will report this to the Donald post haste!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, patom, please do tell LeDonald. If you could do it in person, all the better, for I’m sure that under that thatched roof cottage hairpiece is one very important birth certificate and a diploma or two…all bearing the name of our president.

    • Anonymous

      Yes Charlie and his people are reccommending aluminum caps so we can avoid influence from outer space!! what a Jim crow dummy.

  • Doubting Thomas

    This is exactly why the GOP lost. Racists who cloaked themselves with legitimate political opposition.

  • Anonymous

    But will remain a RACIST…

  • Conley Raye

    Charlie is taking the GOP down with him. Time to establish a system without party platforms and based upon, merit only.

    • Anonymous

      The GOP selected him.

  • Anonymous

    He doth protesteth too much……

  • Anonymous

    Too late Charlie, you let your butt override your brain! Hmmm. wonder if a sheet was hanging up in his closet? Maybe he has been listening too much to Rush Limbag…

    • Anonymous

      That’s funny. My boss was just telling me how Rush Limbaugh was talking about how in 60 districts in Philadelphia not one white person voted. Yup, that’s what my boss got from what Rush Limbaugh said. Problem is is that I don’t know if that is what Rush Limbaugh said or if that was just his take on it. For all of you who aren’t up on your democratic politics 59 districts in Philadelphia voted Democrat. Supposedly not one Romney vote nor were there any McCain or Bush votes in 2004 or 2008 in that district.

      • Anonymous

        Gee maybe the R party thought running ads was a “get out the vote campaign” I guess they were wrong .

  • Briney

    Typical republican recant, worn thin over the past four years. Blast away today, apologize tomorrow.

    Romney is still in gear with the rest of the “What I meant to say” crew. Who can believe anything they say, when they say: “I didn’t really mean to have it come out that way?”

    • Anonymous

      What funny actually is that Romney apologized for his 47% remarks towards the end of the election saying he’s for the 100%, then now after the election is saying he lost because of “gifts” to that same group. So he’s not sorry? He meant what he said? I think you’re right — these are non-apologies. You wouldn’t have said these things in the first place and then kept saying them if you 1. didn’t mean it and 2. are sorry.

      • Anonymous

        Romney should have just pressed rewind and then play with his “gifts” comments. He is stunned that he, the big ceo, lost. Aww…..

        • Anonymous

          He thinks he ran a very good campaign! Is this guy just delusional or also narcissistic and egotistical!

          • Bob Conti

            And those are his redeeming qualities.

      • Anonymous

        I wonder if Obama will appologize for the mess that just happen to come out after the election.

      • Bob Conti

        Wait… Obama was promising gifts? I voted for him and got NOTHING? I knew I should’ve been a woman so I can get free contraception and not pay off my student loans!

    • Anonymous

      People believed Obama. Guess you can believe anyone then.

      • Anonymous

        You and a few others, like E.J., have helped put democrats back in charge. Keep posting here. We appreciate your help.

    • Anonymous

      We’ve all said stuff that made us cringe after we said it. Charlie is just more practiced at it than most.

  • Anonymous

    You see, folks, what has happened, for the most part, is that intelligent people are too intelligent to get involved in politics.

  • Guest

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    • Ben Hutchins

      Calling this foolery “tactics” is like saying that setting your own money on fire is a “financial strategy”.

      • Anonymous

        keep in mind Lepage seems to thinks doing “something that will really ticks off the D’s” is a political “tactic”.This is what the party has been reduced to. THEY HAVE NO “mission” to fall back on any more. It’s just “tick off the other guy “.

        • and_then

          I wonder what the “surprise plan” Pauly had in mind was. He never did unveil his “plan” after the election. I expect he thought he’d still have players in the game before the results were in…

  • Anonymous

    Anyone new to a community would be unrecognizable to a clerk, and reason to have to register to vote. That is a silly comment. Someone returning to a community they grew up in may not be recognized either.

    Now, how do homeless people vote? They have no residency, but don’t they still have a right to vote? And where should they vote?

    • Anonymous

      That’s a good question. Also, I lived in the same ward for 15 years and no one where I voted knew me, ever! I didn’t know or recognize them either. Maybe I should check my ID and make sure I am who I think I am?

      • Anonymous

        I worked in voter registration at our local polling place and when I went to vote this year, I did not know some of the new poll workers nor would they have recognized me — after voting here for nearly 30 years!

        • Anonymous

          See, exactly my point! And if you were going to commit voter fraud wouldn’t you send people to the bigger cities. Sheesh! If you can’t recognize me after 15 years in a community of less then 10,000 how would you know something was amiss in a bigger community?

  • BJ Kitchin

    It seems the only reason people don’t win elections is because of “irregularities” of one form or another. Another option is that the looser just didn’t get enough votes… because not enough people liked them.

    Maybe Webster is acting out the fact that he wants more people to like him and assumes they don’t, not because he’s “irregular” but rather, others have conspired against him.

    Charlie… stop the nonsense!

  • Anonymous

    Remove this person from office.

  • Anonymous

    Friend from NJ just sent a link to Rachel Maddow’s blog about this same thing! Friend said: “What’s in whatever the Republicans in Maine are drinking? — if anything, this jerk is worse than your Governor!” Love our growing national reputation!

    • Anonymous

      oh ugh! That’s awful. I wish there was a way we could prove that not all Mainers are like that. What a shame to have people like Mr. Webster and Mr. LePage making us look like a bunch of backwater bigots. Thanks a lot!

      • I thought we did prove it on November 6th?

      • Anonymous

        At least Maine went for Obama and voted in a Democratic senate (majority) so people might look at it , overall. It is LePage and his cronies from the Heritage Foundation that make Maine look so much worse than it is. Hopefully people will keep that in mind. We are not actually Mississippi ,etc. here as if we were, Maine would not have gone for President Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Webster regrets? I regret that the GOP foisted Mr. Webster on the citizens of Maine. I wonder if his replacement will be going on witch hunts?

  • Superuser23

    But after the controversy that followed his comments, Webster said Thursday he was leaning toward not sending the postcards.

    Well Charlie, if you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen…like now

  • Anonymous

    Well, Charlie, most of us just regret that you are an embarrassment to our State.
    And always will be.

  • Anonymous

    Thousands of Mysterious White People Voted in Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, Brunswick, Bangor, Brewer, South Portland, Waterville, Ellsworth, Sanford, Saco, Westbrook, Augusta, Orono, Belfast, Bath, Rumford, Newport

    http://sardinereport.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/thousands-of-mysterious-white-people-voted-in-portland-lewiston-auburn-brunswick-bangor-brewer-south-portland-waterville-ellsworth-sanford-saco-westbrook-augusta-orono-belfast-bath-rum/

  • Anonymous

    The democrat and his party have much to thank Charlie for, for without his turning the Ron Paul supporters away the democrat and his party would never have regained power.

    As Bill Clinton was the poster boy of the Militia movement, so Charlie Webster should be the poster boy for the Maine wing of the party of the democrat.

    • Ben Hutchins

      I like your use of the small-d “democrat” there. It’s true that those interested in democratic processes, regardless of party affiliation, have benefited in a strangely oblique way from the visible craziness of the far right these last few years. I’m not sure why you seem to think there’s only one, though.

      • Anonymous

        You have missed the point, for it is the party of the democrat and includes both democrats and it’s followers in other parties as well.

        • Ben Hutchins

          Well, one of us has missed a point.

          • Anonymous

            Right, and since I made the original that you commented to, and I know exactly what I mean by the term ‘party of the democrat’ it can only be you who has missed the point.

            If not, and you do understand, tell me who heads the party of the democrat, of who is the democrat who the party of the democrat is named after, who or what am I referring to?

          • Ben Hutchins

            OK, I suppose by that definition you’re right, I’ve missed your point. My point (which you also missed) was that the reason I missed your point was because you’re making about as much sense as Mittens made when he said, “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”

            I mean, this “party of the democrat” thing is just nonsensical. Are you referring to the Democratic Party of the United States (current National Committee chair: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL), just not capitalizing it as some kind of oblique gesture of disrespect, and using the singular as a weird linguistic flourish? Or are you talking about some other (small-d) democratic faction of which I am not aware? Or is it Right-Wing Internet Pastor code for “the president is an agent of Satan”? I honestly wouldn’t put anything past the boundaries of possibility at this point in our national discourse.

            Ultimately, it’s all the same to me, anyway. I don’t have a dog in this fight; I’m a Whig myself. I’m for modernization, voluntary temperance, infrastructure, and keeping open the possibility of reconciliation with the Crown. God save the King!

          • Anonymous

            Let me see, because you can’t figure out who the party of the democrat is named after, I am not making sense and I am nonsensical?

            Let’s start by looking at the party of the democrat and see if you can’t figure it out. It is the party of abortion (outlawed by God in Leviticus 20) the party of euthanasia (Outlawed by God in Exodus 20), the party of radical homosexual behavior and marriage (Outlawed by God in Leviticus 20 and Romans 1).

            Now, think hard, who heads that party, who is that party trying to satisfy? Whose agenda is that party trying to put the people of the USA under?

    • If Clinton was the poster boy of the militia movement, that must make Obama the chairman. Guns n’ fear are selling better now than in the 90’s. Sadly I suspect it’s only a matter of time before one of our domestic terrorists strike.

      • Anonymous

        You have been watching to much main stream media ‘news’ aka propaganda.

        • I don’t watch TV Bob. Don’t get my news from the MSNBC’s and Fox News of the world either. Though thanks for your concern.

          Gun sales and military surplus sales are way up since Obama took office. Far right wing groups have increased across the country dramatically as well. Several plots against the president have already been uncovered, most scary of which found within the military ranks. There are groups petitioning to secede. The writing is on the wall if you care to read it.

          Though I sincerely hope we won’t see another OK City type event (or worse), please do not feign surprise if it does. This isn’t tin foil hat material.

          • Anonymous

            OK, we will not discuss who the democrat of the party of the democrat is, but as for attacks on those in office, military dissenters, and the possibility of another Oklahoma City styke attack, I don’t know.

            But this I do know there is nothing wrong with secession, both Article Nine and Ten of the Bill of Rights allows for it as does our Declaration of independence. As long is there is one person wishing to be free there will be talk of seceding from a nation that enslaves it’s people, it was how the Americas came about and how Maine separated from Massachusetts. Secession has a long and honorable history.

            http://www.christianpatriot.com/08-07-2009.htm

          • trisailer

            This is what is so frustrating about you people. Everything is throw the baby out with the bathwater just because you can’t get your way.
            There is a lot wrong with secession, not the least of which is that it is an admission of failure. The failure of leadership.
            What is this “freedom” you speak of? Do you feel enslaved?

            As an individual I am free. I can make my life into whatever I want. I can work my way up the ladder and make lot’s of money or I can live in the woods off the land.

            The world is changing. The change that is occurring is that some of us are rejecting the phony moral authority of the church and choosing to see ourselves as humans with a 70,000 year history of change and exploration and growth.

            Your problem is your afraid of change. You want us all to be afraid along with you and it bugs you that we are becoming less afraid; less willing to comply with your phony moral authority.

          • Anonymous

            Let me make a suggestion to you, if you are that afraid to be free, move. For as more and more, who can live free, come to understand that what is destroying our economy is the fed and it’s enslaving regulations, the more support secession.

            Something important for you to think about, the second Maine secedes, we are no longer part of the union and anyone here then, that does not want to be free, would have to immigrate to the USA, it would not be automatic, an immigrant would have to reestablish residency to collect federal welfare benefits.

            Now, you may not like it, but, a secession vote today would have us over 25% within two years, thanks to a fed that has no restraints, we will be over the 50% mark. Since we break no laws, there is nothing you or Governor LePage can do to stop us.

            As for Maine State Militia, well, a gander here will show you what they are prepared to live with.

            http://www.christianpatriot.com/oath.htm

            The bottom line is that more and more, especially those in business, who open their eyes come to realize that there are but three choices available at this time.

            Secede, Revolt (revolution would result in no fewer than 25 million dead, maybe 100 million wounded and a population of less than 75 million, not an option as far as I am concerned), or resolve yourself to being a slave or if you are one of the select, a serf.

            So trisaile, as I have decieded my fate, the time is coming where you will have to decide yours.

          • trisailer

            Let me make a suggestion for you. Get some help. Hug your kids, take a breath. You have lost the plot.

          • Anonymous

            Unless you specify what the plot is, your comment makes about as much sense as does the mind set of politicians, like obama, clinton, bush, etc, who think and rule as if to say “Communism can work under my leadership.”

            Or am I to derive from your comment that you would prefer to be a serf than free? For none in his or her right mind would consider revolution.

          • I don’t deny the right to petition for secession, though I reject the reasons given. There is nothing honorable about what secession brought this country the last time around. It is the most shameful time period in American history.

            Maine separating from Massachusetts is not an apples to apples comparison and you know it.

          • Anonymous

            Sad_Statue, you sure make our case concerning the education

            system.

            As for the petition for secession. There is a response to it:

            “There is a petition up for Maine to be granted permission by
            obama to secede. This petition has not been authorized by the Maine Secession
            Movement.

            You can find it here: http://wh.gov/9skE

            It has never been our intention to ask any, but the voters of
            Maine, for permission to secede. We do not see why we would ask Obama, Governor LePage or anyone else for permission to be free.

            You are certainly welcome to sign the petition, but that will
            not deter us, in any way, from pursuing our road plan to secession. We do feel that since obama’s apparent wish is to destroy the union, he may very well start ‘granting’ states the right to secede.”

            So, Sad Statue, as you can see we agree, in so much as the reasons for secession. But, I would think on little else. God made me free, not the US G0vt nor the G0vernor of Maine, so it is in Gods hands not obama’s not Governor LePage’s, but God’s hands only. If He chooses for Christians to have safe place, than He will grant us victory in secession, if not, well so be it, for I have sworn my allegiance to Him, not Him to me, it is Him I obey, it is His orders I follow, not He who follows me.

            There is one thing I guess I will never understand and that is the number of people who do not desire to be free, I oft times wonder why, why would someone rather be a serf or even a slave rather than free. But then again I guess I’m not very smart for I could never understand why a guy would rather cuddle to another guy than a soft cuddly woman.

            There is one thing that has really taken me by surprise and that is the number of states filing petitions, I would have never guessed that there were folks in Massachusetts, New York and the peoples republic of New Jersey that even knew the word secession, never mind word a petition for such.

            Gotta go, winter is right around the corner.

          • Good luck bob, though it’s going nowhere. And though I do hope peaceful petition will not be held against anyone, voluntarily signing ones name to such a petition is certain to get you on one of the government’s famous “lists”.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks Sad_Statue.

            As for those list, think about it, who has the list and why do we so fear them? I have been bounced between the blue and the red list for so long, I simply ignore them now.

          • The various intelligence agencies. Is it fair? No. Though as I eluded to above, I’m quite certain that there are those who would go beyond peaceful petition to further their goals, including perhaps some on the petition with you.

          • Anonymous

            Absolutely, I/we agree completely, we look for federal agents, posing as Secessionist or even Militia, to start something.

            I do not know who put up the petition for Maine to secede, but this I d know it did not come from anyone involved in the Maine Secession Movement. Likewise I have no knowledge that it was done with anything but the best of intentions.

            Unfortunately both Maine State Militia and the Maine Secession Movement have been around since the 90’s, so, checking to see if it came from either of them is time consuming but very possible.

            That is why I put the links up. We are not out looking for trouble, we are simply looking to be free. To fish, to mine, to drill for the natural gas under our lakes, to not lie awake nights worrying bout the IRS, the EPA, etc.

            Do you realize we can’t even buy gas without ethanol in it? Our G0vernor, whom I happen to like, even if he doesn’t like me, would not even throw us that little bone. He lifted not a finger to help Beth, who was the only Rep with the courage to fight for ethanol free gas as an option, he wouldn’t help her at all to get reelected.

  • This man is filth, and should be prosecuted for voter intimidation and then ignored.

  • Anonymous

    ““Secretary Summers was shocked when he heard what was said,” she said,
    because virtually no complaints or concerns had been raised by municipal
    clerks in the Nov. 6 election.” ODD summers didn’t have such “courage”when webster made similar accusations about students . LAST year SUMMERS jumped on board and wasted taxpayer $$$”investigating” . Frankly I don’t trust what SUMMERS has to say And then there is this: “Webster said these problems will be addressed by the next party chairman.” Cebra,one of the candidates for the position, is as bad if not worse then Webster, if you look at his voting record and comments This ain’t over folks. I say send out the post cards and report the results and throw WEBSTER in jail for civil rights violations

    It appears he was purposely and with forethought casting aspersion , on “phantom” black voters to stir up RACE issues ( too many John Birch socierty meetings ??) . One doesn’t “accidentally” say what he said.

    He just completely MADE THINGS UP out of thin air , AGAIN !!!Like once, wasn’t enough?? And worse some DUMBOS will repeat it , as if it were true!!!

  • PabMainer

    Charlie needs to go…..someplace far, far, far, far away……did I mention he needs to go??

  • Anonymous

    “I am not racist,” says the chairman. Methinks the chairman protesteth much.

  • Anonymous

    So, Charlie, is Justin Alfond a socialist or not? Socialists want to know whether he’s really kin or just another liberal capitalist. Tell us, Charlie – please?

  • WLBZ reports he’s going forward with his “Thank You Note” sting operation, and that he just wont use Republican Committee funds. Delusional.

  • Anonymous

    …”violate federal law…”

    We can only hope. We are unlikely to hear much from him in the pen…

  • Anonymous

    And the Republicans wonder why blacks and Hispanics don’t vote for them. DUH!!!

  • These people transcend commentary.

    The humble Farmer

    • FrankC

      I know – hundred of nasty comments by the victorious BDN liberals.

      Not that surprising after some reflection.

  • Anonymous

    I double dare the Republican party to carry on with voter ID or any other historical voter harrassment. Double double dare the party to continue with this ridiculous crazy attitude. The other is the Working people vote republican banners. Alienating people is not how you build a majority party. Time for a change and out with old boy republicans so we will have a party that can make gains and help lead Maine.

  • Anonymous

    It is just dumb butted red neck flat earth politics that has no place in Maine.

    • Anonymous

      Charlie could save the newspaper industry all by him self! What a boon to editors.
      I wonder if he is this dumb in person.

  • Anonymous

    The republicans have enough trouble with the racism issue without this clown fanning the flames.

  • Anonymous

    Webster is an ignorant GOOFBALL and a walking JOKE who needs to GO AWAY. If the Republicans have ANY sense at all, they will muzzle this FOOL before he totally obliterates any chance of any of them being able to be elected dog catcher in 2014.
    PS: Hey Webster, in case you didn’t notice, you just got SPANKED in the election good and HARD. Now get lost. NO ONE cares what silly little balls of nonsense are rolling around up there in your nearly hollow skull.

  • Scott Cuddy

    Charlie Webster saying it was black people was certainly wrong, but the biggest problem is that he blatantly LIED during the interview. This didn’t happen anywhere in Maine. He said it was black people because he needed to be able to prove why it was caught the attention of the poll workers, so he cast an aspersion on african-americans. However, people are ignoring the fact that he was telling a bald faced lie.

  • Anonymous

    please go away quietly mr. webster.and comparing this fool to lepage is idiotic.

  • Anonymous

    The postcard ploy was doomed from the start for even another reason. As I recall, for postcards, not being first class mail, the USPO is not obligated to return them as undeliverable.

  • Anonymous

    Guess this guy has nothing better to do.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Charlie, I didn’t recognize any of the white people, except for one town official, at the polling station when I went to vote, and I was born and raised here. You better start an investigation quick. I think the republicans bussed in a bunch.

  • trisailer

    I think we need to see Webster for what he is. He represents a faction of society that believes that people can be controlled and manipulated by fear. I don’t believe for a second that all of this is coming from Webster. There are many “good little right wing soldiers” around the country saying the same things.

    In Ohio someone made the claim that 60,000 Somali’s voted illegally and in Florida similar claims and myths are getting spread. Unfortunately there are people who believe this nonsense. This is the rights way of inciting their crazy followers. They want them to get into the streets like they did with the tea party in the hope that they can keep their insanity alive.

    Webster and the rest are getting their marching orders from someone high up. Someone is running these empty suits to go sell crazy. Scott in Florida is ten times worse than Webster or Lepage. Scott rigged the Florida election and I’m surprised that Obama won there. The state government is infested with these plantation owner want to bee’s who want to send us back to the dark ages.

    This is all a distraction to keep us locked in division. It’s divide and conquer. It’s aim is to paralyze our system so that they can make the case that we can’t lead just the way they are doing it to Obama. These are people who believe they and they alone have some moral authority to lead; that we should submit to their authority without ever demanding that they demonstrate competence to lead.

    What has Webster done for the state of Maine? Lepage? What new business have they attracted and how many existing businesses have they sustained. We are not talking about those important issues. We’re talking about this nonsense, which is exactly the point.

    • Ben Hutchins

      “He represents a faction of society that believes that people can be controlled and manipulated by fear.”

      The really sad part is that they’re not wrong.

  • Anonymous

    It is soooooo hard to get your foot back out of your mouth!

  • Anonymous

    webster and the R party might want to consider there were significantly fewer Reigstered R’s and significantly more registered D’s in 2012 then in 2010. .I’d say that has something to do with how the R party has conducted themselves in the last 2 years,i nstead of blaming it on phantom imaginary busloads of blacks.!!!

  • Anonymous

    The thing with this dolt and those that support him… Webster is criticizing, demonizing a system THAT WORKS WELL… They are denigrating a good system with LIES, INNUENDO, and pure, unadulterated BS… Go away, Charlie. Your petty vendetta against who knows what is an embarrassment to Maine and Maine’s civil servants that volunteer to conduct some of the most free and fair elections in the country, year after year…

  • Anonymous

    Delusional GOP racists love Charlie.

    Yessah

  • Anonymous

    “Lance Dutson, former director of the conservative Maine Heritage Policy
    Center, said Thursday that while Webster “has done a great job and a
    great service for the Republican Party,” Sounds an awful lot like Bush saying “Brownie’s doing a heckuva job” during Katrina.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie, if there were voting irregularities, don’t just make general accusatory statements. Have the nerve to name towns and people involved.

    Every time I hear one of Charlie’s statements, a tune begins to run through my head – the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz singing “If I Only Had a Brain”

  • Anonymous

    Charlie believes, deep in his heart and soul, that no Real Mainer would vote against him and his party. Therefore, the results of the election must show fraud.

    I recommend professional psychiatric help.

    Either that, or he charges fraud because he knows what *HE* would do, to win an election.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie, get off the dime or prove it! If voter registars are doing their jobs, and proper guidelines set, then your “_ _ _ dreams” of voter fraud is false… Maybe you might need a brain scan to see if a problem between the ears exist!

  • Anonymous

    Guess Charlie sees Black People voting in his hallucinations. Yes Charlie, Black People are allowed to vote in Maine. Time for you to retire, Charlie.

  • Anonymous

    The election that should be investigated is any one where this guy is elected.

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