September 22, 2019
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Comments for: Ron Paul the big winner at Maine GOP convention, but Romney supporters will continue fight

  • Anonymous

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Greatest Comedy Show on Earth !

    • Anonymous

      Send the Gov to take  MAINES voice at the Conv.

      • Anonymous

        Enough already, Paul. Stop tooting your own horn!

    • Anonymous

      SEND OUR GOV

    • Anonymous

      The Greatest Comedy Show on Earth is already in the White House.

  • Anonymous

    Nice cover picture. Talk about wrapping yourself in the flag.

    • Anonymous

       I don’t love you Obama, but please save us from the scary people.

    • Anonymous

      SEND OUR GOV

    • Anonymous

      IN MAINE

  • StillRelaxin

    After what we’ve seen from the GOP/Tea Party over the last two years does this headline come as a surprise to anyone?  Let’s hope they receive their just rewards/punishment for their bad behaviors and policies from voters in November.

    • Tyke

       Romney has now dispatched Bush’s head lawyer from the Florida debacle to file a protest against the results of the Maine Republican Convention.

      LePage is quite unpopular and the legislature is widely viewed as having been enablers of his excesses. They already had an uphill battle keeping control of the legislature because, by their own actions,  the fools have made it too damn easy to run against the unpopular governor and his radical agenda.

      The Republican Party State chair has repeatedly called Ron Paul supporters names and tried all kinds of slimy maneuvers to thwart their fully legal, by the book, influence within the state party presidential selection process. If they had simply shown everyone the respect they deserves and treated all Republicans fairly, none of this mess would exist.

      If Romney continues to challenge and the Maine Republican Party leaders agree, and they succeed, then there will be a hoard of Ron Paul supporters seeking revenge who will do everything they can to bring down Republicans in Maine. If they don’t succeed there will be months of very ugly fighting and very bad publicity and the vast majority of Maine’s delegates will be for Ron Paul.

      Either way they lose.

      This debacle can only help flip the state legislature to Democrats and assure Obama of an easy win in Maine. It may be enough to give both houses of the state legislature veto proof Democratic majorities.

      The only way out of it is for Romney to announce that his legal team has reviewed the proceedings and that Ron Paul had a legitimate win. Congratulate him and move on. Unfortunately Romney does not appear to be bright enough to do something this obvious and helpful.

      Democrats could not have planned the gross incompetence of the Maine Republican leadership any better if they tried.

      • mainefem

        I could see this whole debacle unfolding when Webster & Co. blatantly refused to count MRP caucus votes last February (esp. in Washington, Waldo, and Hancock counties).

        NOT a wise idea to disenfranchise your  own party’s rank and file members (let alone, everyone else in the state last Nov., re: people’s veto results).

        We progressive Dems are lovin’ this!

        Hierarchical systemic arrogance, leading to intense backlash by rank and file?

         Oh, yeah~

  • Anonymous

    The corporate masters (represented by Romney) are facing an attack from fanatic extremists who are even more to the right.  A choice between plutocracy and absurdity.

    • Anonymous

      SEND OUR GOV

      • Tyke

         OK. We get it. You want to send in the clown.

        • Superuser23

          LOL the clown? I was thinking of another word, rhymes with “Bass” and has 3 letters.

    • Anonymous

      Your characterizing of supporters of Congressman Ron Paul, an advocate of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as extremists is laughable considering that they are only defending the very document that our President, Military, and other elected officials swear an allegiance to defend and uphold. The fact that we as a nation have strayed so far from our principles is one reason why our nation is suffering a heavy debt burden which can not be paid off for several generations if ever. Under Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution it spells out only Congress has the power to coin our currency, and yet Congress gave up that responsibility to a private central bank of private shareholders that operate outside the rule of law. The international merchant banker Mayer Amschel Rothschild said a long time ago, “give me the power to coin a nations currency and I care not who makes its laws.”

  • Jon Bradley

    You forgot to mention the most of yesterday was wasted and fill with confusion until the Ron Paul supporters “takeover”. Once again, you can thank Charlie Webster for all that.

    • Anonymous

      SEND THE GOV

      • Guest

        Say here’s an idea, send the Governor.

        I bet you wish you thought of that.

  • Anonymous

    “Paul forces say the Romney supporters distributed doctored lists of the Paul slate in an effort to throw support to Romney delegates.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Do they wonder why the majority of Mainers don’t trust them?

    • Guest

      No, no! It’s the rest of us who cheat and are corrupt. Nothin’ wrong with these good folk….

    • Untrue.  It’s a classic LaRouche move to rally the troops and rile them to stay engaged.  The Paul campaign is playing from a long-known takeover rulebook.

    •  Are you sure you’re not referring to  Nevada?

      • Anonymous

        NO GOOD OLD MAINE SEND THE GOV

      • Cant Fix Stupid

        how you like ron Paul now?

    • Anonymous

      The Romney camp was handing out lists to Paul supporters to divide their vote.  The lists contained Paul supporters that were not on the official Paul list.  The list was made to look otherwise identical,  using the same font and format, and the Paul supporters were told the list had been changed.

      • Mark Goodman
        • Tyke

           WOW. Powerful proof.

          Thank you for the link.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you for the link, the GOP establishment is obviously running scared. To think that these tactics would be employed in Maine paints a poor picture of our state.

        • Anonymous

          My spidey sense says he is not from the Romney camp.  No self-respecting Conservative would wear a tie like that.  ;~)  More likely some Bozo trying to stir up trouble.

          If Dr. Paul’s folks followed the rules they should be seated, not that it will really make a bit of difference in the long run.  

          BTW, I am not a Paul or Romney fan.

          FB

      • Paul supporters are  too smart to fall for their tricks.

      •  I’ve mailed the link to a few newspapers in the UK  – let’s see if anyone has thew @@s to publish/investigate

    • Mark Goodman
  • Guest

    11111

    • Anonymous

      Obama and Hillary duked it out well into June last time. That resulted in a near landslide for your man Obama. By the way, if you are so keen on living in a big brother welfare state, why don’t you move to Europe?

      • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          It’s funny you refer to your “rights” to live here! Awesome. “rights” that are disappearing faster then you can do a double take at them!

          • Anonymous

            Please tell us what “rights” you have lost. You people who keep crying and whining about losing your rights are so full of crap your pathetic. You should spend some time living in a country where people actually have no rights and you may stop and appreciate what you have here. If people in some countries openly dis-respected their country’s leader like a lot of people do here they would be imprisoned and tortured on a regular basis. Maybe some of you need a little taste of that for a wakeup call and you wouldn’t whine so much.

          • Anonymous

            How about right to trial!! Thats a big one. Freedom to choose my health care! Yes I have been to countries where people have no rights. That is why I cringe when I see our rights being eroded away.
            I’ve served in two wars, been to numerous countries where people can be killed for disrespecting their leaders! So I know what i’m talking about.

          • Anonymous

             Thank you for serving your country. When did you lose your right to trial or your right to choose your healthcare?

          • Anonymous

            check out the NDAA……

          • Anonymous

            Thanks, serving is something I think everyone should do in some form or another. Lets see……NDAA, The military can now hold a US Citizen indefinitely!…….The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; requires that I purchase insurance. So I classify that as a lost right to choose or not, health care. 

          •  You have the right to choose to kill someone too, there are consequences if you choose to, but you can do it. Same with healthcare, you can choose not to, but there are consequences. Gotta love existentialism, even not choosing is a choice.

          • Anonymous

            Are you comparing murder to health care? Wow!

          •  Lol yes and no. I am saying that there are consequences to deciding to do things and not deciding to do things.

          • Anonymous

            Please check out the National Defense Authorization Act, which states that a US citizen with suspected ties to a terrorist organization can be held indefinately without trial. This bill had bipartisan support. Most rational people realize that the “terrorist” brush is pretty wide (greenpeace, ELF, PETA, NRA, heck if you reload and have a couple cans of powder in your house, you are a “bomb Maker”). There should have been a national outcry at this bills passage…. not a wimper…

          •  Yes there should have been an outcry, however it is constitutional under national security as long as we are “at war” against terrorism. The founders would disagree with it, but then again they were terrorists themselves.

          • Anonymous

            And we will stay in a perpetual state of “war” from this point forward.

          • Anonymous

            You want the freedom to choose your own healthcare?  That’s nice.

            For the first time in years, I will be *able* to choose healthcare.

          • Anonymous

            That’s not my problem! Should there be affordable insurance? Yes. Should I have to pay for your health care? No! Sorry to be so cold hearted but that’s the way the world works. Better yourself and get a better job that provides you with good health insurance. 

          • Anonymous

            why shouldn’t the Federal Govt  use its collective buying power to allow individuals like me to buy insurance at the same discounted rate as larger companies do?

            that’s what the healthcare act is about.

            Besides, if you have health insurance you are already paying for the uninsured via increased health costs.  The Healthcare Reform Act helps to fix that.

          • Anonymous

            You do pay for it with higher rates, as the uninsured just go to the ER rather than get treated by a physician. poopforbrains

          • Anonymous

            I’m not totally against the government regulating insurance companies. I am against being penalized if I choose not to buy insurance. Sounds like the bigger problem is people without insurance choose to go to the ER. Maybe they can setup an account for people like you to put money into so these people without insurance can go to the doctor for free. Maybe you will get a letter of appreciation for your good deeds!! 

          • I’m single make ten an hour and I have healthcare so whats the point. Government doesn’t have the right to force me to have their choice of healthcare.

          • Anonymous

            If you have healthcare, then nothing is going to change for you.  Your choices are not affected.  

          • Guest

            ………

          • Anonymous

             We are grateful that we have those freedoms, but if we keep Obama in office, we won’t keep them.  That is what the constitutional conservative republicans  aka “Ron Paul Supporters” are fighting for.

      • Anonymous

        why do people who don’t agree with you have to move??  seems kind of arrogant.

      •  As one who DOES live in a Big Brother welfare state, IN EUROPE, I can tell you the welfare bit is not as bad as it’s painted… IT CAN BE AFFORDED… but only by adopting the fiscal policies AND foreign policies that RP advocates… and noone’s done that in Europe yet – even though we bred the very economists upon whose thoughts he’s based his own monetary ideas.

        Don’t assume that welfare state means bad in principal – not saying it will/would work in the USA because you don’t have the tradition of a national health service but I don’t see an issue with health insurance – it can be afforded IF one stops going to war with Iraq/Iran/Libya/Syria/Afghanistan  Etc Etc and starts a sensible, credible monetary policy instead of just printing more and more money and pouring it down the pan

    • Anonymous

      AMEN AMEN

  • Anonymous

    SEND OUR GOV

  • Anonymous

    Talk about voter fraud!!  Ironic, poetic justice at it’s very best.

  • Anonymous

     Nice outfit, dude.

    • Yep.  One mouth, all the votes.

  • As an Independent, if this is the best that the GOP has then they’re making my choice for me. I am sick and tired of being subjected to hysteric-driven ‘Chicken Little’ers who have absolutley no idea of the issues but are so convinced they ‘their Candidate’ has all the answers that they can’t even define the problem in objective, hand’s on term’s in the 1st place. When, and that’s a HUGE when, the GOP can make a definitive statement as to their position’s on the issue’s, their proposed, and an on-paper-with-a-Candidate’s-signature-on-it Plan, then I might be able to listen. Until then, at this rate, the only thing I see is the result of the Maine GOP’s inability to unite. That and sending us all to the local hearing Doctor’s to make sure we didin’t go deaf from all of the screaming. And Charlie Webster should be real happy that the State GOP Leadership Committee met last week and voted to kep him as State Chariman since this Augusta goatrope would have had out on the street in record time if the vote was done any later.

    • Anonymous

      So, basically you are a disgruntled Romney man? 

      CNN published an amusing op-ed yesterday guessing that Romney will be nominated, fall flat on his face in November, and be recycled as a future question card in Trivial Pursuit.

      • No Sir, I am Reagen Democrat, which means here in Maine I’m an Independent. I am sick of watching my Country do everything it can to avoid it’s responsibility’s by creating 1 set of rules for the rich and another set of rules for everyone else that are so prone, and frequently used, to abuse everyone else that to hear people like Paul, Romney, Santorum, Bachmann, Gingrich, and the worst of the lot, Perry, make these “Our Nation is a Nation of Law” statement’s that it makes me sick to my stomach. If one needs to see a more abject example of refusing to conform that concept of a Nation of Law’s, well, just go look at Arizona and Jan Brewer over the last week. So much for her respect for The Constitution.  Game, set and match !

        I am, for better or worse, a ‘Kennedy Kid’ that heard, and still believes in, his Inauguration Speech of 1961 when he pointed out that it’s not the Country can do for us but we can do for our Country that counts. Reagen, in his Inauguration Speech, called for that also. But to this current point, in this GOP Primary, all I’ve seen is a bunch of hysterical Chicken Little’s doing their imitation of Daytona without the car’s, running all over the Country and the media, crying about how the big, bad Democrats are beating up on them. Please, get over it ! If the GOP even hopes to get a decent showing then they had better get off their crying towel’s and start, on paper for all to see, putting their vision and how-do-we-get-there plan out for all to see. No hoopla and beer crying. A plan that the Candidate sign’s their name to and is responsible for, not another piece of Charmn to get flushed the 1st tme it encounters questions or problem. Romney, and the rest of them for what it’s worth, all have and still are guilty of that. And Charmin has no place in the White House. Compassion, vision, responsibility and ‘grind-it-out’ accountability are what’s needed. To date, as far as the GOP is concerned, they are coming up way short. And folk’s, time is running out !  And can someone please find Barbara Merrill and get her re-thinking about another run for Governor.

  • Guest

    Ron Paul is not going anywhere, so what happens to those delegates?  Do they vaporize?

    • Anonymous

      RIGHT ON SEND THE GOV

  • This generation’s Lyndon LaRouche.  Never has an assemblage of bizarre quite been encountered.  I know many mainstream Republicans such as me that refused to go and take part in such a “con”vention this year.  Pathetic.  We need a primary more now than ever after the joke that was this year’s “cauc”us.  The caucuses as put together in Maine were a sham anyway, which the Paulites completely took advantage of.  The Bangor caucus was filled with Paulites, and even though Romney won the poll, the Paulites took over the caucus.  One man, one vote means nothing to them.  They only believe in manipulation and conversion. 

    • Christopher Kuhn

      All due respect, David…The popular votes have clearly been fixed.  Yes, I said it. There is an insurmountable amount of evidence of the fraud that the GOP has perpertrated on the citizens of this country through this process, if you care to even look.  One thing that cannot be disputed, however, at a caucus, is LIVING, BREATHING PATRIOTS, ON THE CONVENTION FLOOR, VOTING THEIR CONSCIENCE!  This cannot be manipulated, even though the establishment GOP and folks such as yourself would like to see done otherwise.  Your fraud is slowly being revealed and will be in full view of the nation for all to see very soon. 

      • Guest

        It’s practically the definition of corrupt.

    • This generation? I am almost 60 years old. Just sayin’.. If you like Obama, you will love Romney.

      NDAA, HR 347, undeclared/unconstitutional wars, unfettered/non-audited Fed, unconstitutional EO’s, internet censorship, etc. Just the same old, same ‘ol..

      If we keep voting for more of the same, that we have always been getting, we will always keep getting more of the same.

      • Anonymous

        As long as the CFR controlled media continues to pick the candidates of both parties and controls the talking points through an almost total control of all the disemenation of news which the public absorbs without reasoning for themselves and instead allowing pundits to spin it for the sake of perception management, this agenda will continue to roll forward under the guise of a democracy that appears to have been hijacked by fanatical followers of Malthus; and they use the artificial scarcity of money as a means to our ends in a giant game of musical chairs. Bye bye Miss American pie…

    • Tyke

      All Republicans opposing the Ron Paul forces who intentionally refused to go to the convention  caused this entire issue.

      The Ron Paul supporter only won the chair by 4 votes and there were hundreds of unfilled delegate positions because not enough Republicans cared enough to bother to participate.

      So when you are asking how this happened — look in the mirror.

      A  primary forces taxpayers to pay for a process for partisan parties to select their own candidates while caucuses are paid for by the parties.

      Republicans are supposed to be cutting governmental costs to taxpayers not increasing them to benefit political parties!

  • “He says the Paul-led delegation may not be seated at the national convention because of violations of rules of procedure this weekend in Augusta”

    What violations of rules? Paul supporters (Constitutional Republicans) have exposed fraud in the process and stuck by the rules that they had no hand in creating. The same has been experienced in numerous other states. The old guard status quo creates rules to protect their stranglehold on the party, and those rules are then violated by those who created them.

    News articles love to say “Paul supporters” as if we are not legitimate citizens of the states we live in, or something less than real Americans.

    Rather than continuing to call us “Ron Paul people” or “Ron Paul supporters”, let’s call it the way it is. Ron Paul is a Constitutional Republican, rather than a Neocon Republican. We backers are not just supporting a single man running for office, we are asking lovers of liberty and the principles of the US Constitution/Bill of Rights, to consider this as a better description.

    We shun the labels of “right or left”, and look towards “right or wrong”. It is these divisive and distracting labels that cause people to be blinded about what has been happening to our proud nation for a very long time. We have been watching the Constitution and Bill of Rights being eroded year after year, regardless of the party in office. Labeling Constitutional Republicans as “Paul People” is just a way to demean our efforts, by assuming that when the day comes that Ron Paul will no longer be in politics, we too will go away. Nothing could be further from the truth.We have provided the lion’s share of funding to Dr Paul. We are working hard in the delegate process to not only help Paul win the nomination, but to also restore the core principles of the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights. This is but a single election and win or lose, we are here to stay.

    We will support any candidate who values these same principles of getting back on track and consider themselves a guardian of the Constitution and champion of the people. Neocon Republicans and Progressive Democrats need not apply.
    You both have had control for long enough and have made a huge mess of things.

    Ron Paul: We are not his,, he is ours.

    • Anonymous

      SEND THE GOV

      • Anonymous

        THEY DID.  He is one of the 15 at-large delegates that were elected, so you can probably calm down now.

      • Anonymous

         Please send the Governor and let him be a keynote speaker.  You’ll get laughed out of the country.

    • Anonymous

      Right or wrong. Either you are for us or you are wrong. We have had enough of that crap of negotiation is capitulation; or maybe we haven’t.  “restore the core principles of the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights” “Neocon Republicans and Progressive Democrats” in other words no one else gives a hoot for our country’s future. Nasty and mean sounds like the name of their game. Doesn’t do a  thing for me except knowing they will not get my respect; no more than I will ever get theirs.

      • StillRelaxin

        Cragin said, “When you have no rules, you have anarchy.”  Well welcome to the new state of politics since Paulie LePage and the Tea Party swept into Maine.  How are we liking “Anarchy” so far?  Is it making us look good to the nation?  Is it bringing jobs to our State?  Do people from “Away” still respect us just because we were born and raised as Mainer’s? 

        • Anonymous

          I’ll take anarchy over your welfare state.  At least with anarchy I am allowed to protect what is mine.

        • Anonymous

          So you tink the constitution represents anarchy? You’re kidding. You’re worried about what other people think? Have you not the fortitude to stand against the crowd? We do and we are going to put Ron Paul in the White House. I will NOT have to vote for the lesser of two evils for the first time since 1984 and that feels good! 

          • StillRelaxin

            I don’t recall discussing the constitution therefor your comment as to what I may think about it makes no sense, unless of course you’re talking to yourself. I’m glad you’ve found someone you feel comfortable voting for. I encourage you to find as many of your friends as possible to join you in supporting Ron Paul…the Ross Perot of 2012. Seriously, good Luck!

          • Anonymous

            If Perot was elected, we probably would not be in the jam we are in now. You keep your head buried and keep thinking that all is well, and when it hits the fan, you and all your warm and fuzzy friends will wonder, in awe, as to what happened. History repeats, but you Liberal minded people always think that you are smarter. Go figure.

        • Flip Obamney

          If this is anarchy, it’s exactly what we need.  Check out my YouTube channel for videos from the Convention.

          http://www.youtube.com/user/FlipObamney?feature=mhee

        • What do you actually know about the tea party?

    • Anonymous

         A big “atta boy” to those attending the GOP convention with the gumption to take on the entrenched establishment of the now previous GOP leadership.

          You played by their rules and came out on top! Great job of bringing a true political elephant (pun intended) to the realization that we the people are no longer to willing accept whomever they wish as a canidate solely on the say so of a few looking to keep their own bread buttered, with the concerns of the people they’re supposed to represent  taking a slide to 3rd or 4th on their  priority list.

        You’ve assured Ron Paul of a voice in the national convention.
        Well Done!

        

    • Anonymous

      Not a chance in hell Ron Paul will get the nomination at the national convention and if he did Obama would win by a landslide. God help us if Obama gets re-elected.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t you realize how many Obama Independants Paul can pull in? Speaking from experience, I caucused with the Dems during the last election(Independants can change affiliation on caucus day) then promptly changed my status back to Independent. Independents win elections, not hard corps D’s or R’s, and Ron Paul pulls so many of us in. I don’t agree with all his ideas, but do firmly believe that he is the only truly honest polititian on the stage.

        • Actually, Indies represent 1/3 of America’s voting block. Those who capture the indie vote, wins. Paul has a huge following in indies. Obama also had the youth vote in 2008, Paul seems to have it now, looking at the huge crowds at the college rallies all over the USA.

          Want to see a video of a mainstream talking head, that should be eating crow every night for supper, until November? LOL
          https://vimeo.com/41525148 

          Safe link, and pretty cool.. Even if you’re not a Paul supporter.

      • Anonymous

        Independent here that would DEFINITELY vote for RP.   Otherwise I am voting for Gary Johnson Libertarian Party Candidate. 

        Romney holds no distinct positions other than insisting that tying a dog in a kennel to the roof of the car is humane…

        Obama is just an average president…  

      • Obama will WALK ALL OVER ROMNEY!!  I LOTH everything for which Obama stands – pretty boy with limited experience who played the race card and called in favours and used all the marketing tricks – and turned out to be even worse on foreign policy than Bush ever was (and THAT is saying something) and continues to pursue a failed monetary policy that socialists have been using in Europe for fifty years – pouring good money down the pan after bad… BUT he is a performer and slick and he will wipe the floor with Romney.

        Ron Paul may now lack the fire he had 20-40 years ago (and I have been watching him from the UK since 1985) BUT he is genuine and has integrity

        ULTIMATELY some of us still hope that when integrity looks you and the camera in the eye that the real people of the US will vote with their hearts and not with their eyes and ears which are tainted by cheap advertising gimmicks.

        Vote with your hearts and minds and you will get eight years (PLEASE GOD) of the best politician USA has had in forty years and God help you if you’ve left it too late…

    • Cant Fix Stupid

      THIS IS BETTER THEN XMAS!!

      You go !!

      Ron Paul 2012!!

    • Anonymous

       I ‘liked’ that even though I am not a supporter. I agree with almost everything you say here. But I hope you will not exclude us progressives. Many of us want the Constitution to be the guiding principle for all decisions…. national and local and want everything that has subverted the Bill of Rights reversed. Oh, sure on other things our ideas may diverge, but on this they are clearly one.

      • If you want the government to re-align with the Constitution and Bill of Rights, throw off the bondage of labels and consider someone who will champion those documents. They are the rule of law and were crafted in brilliance.

        The further away we get, the worse our country does. It’s very obvious.

        It’s about the Constitution, if we stick to that, the areas of divergence will be small potatos

  • Anonymous

     The U.S. Flag Code, section 4-(d) states: “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery….” Just an observation of disrespect in the picture posted with this article.

    • Anonymous

      not in Maine SEND THE GOV

    • Anonymous

       I agree.

    • Anonymous

      It does say “should” never be used as apparel. But I take that to mean you can’t take the flag and sew it up into a jacket or what have you. But to me it doesn’t matter either way. You want to wear the flag as a jacket go for it. 

    • Anonymous

      That’s not a flag. It’s a sweatshirt with a US flag pattern on it. Get a life.

    • Anonymous

      didn’t see anyone wearing a flag just a guy with a jacket that had some stars and stripes on it.

    • Anonymous

      I could care less. I just see a typical Redneck in that picture.

    • Guest

      Tell that to every phony republican with a flag lapel pin.

      Those things scream insincerity.

  • Anonymous

    I’m anxious to see how Cragin “won’t seat them”?        But now it’s time for the convention to turn it’s attention to the master manipulator, the chief of deceit, that good ole boy  Charlie Webster.

    Send his butt out of there republicans.   It’s the only way to stop the bleeding.

  • Paul delegates are using  rules put in place by the gop to benefit Romney. Now that Romney is not benefiting from them they want to cry foul. What a bunch of losers. The republican party is over if they don’t stop all the fraud and dirty tricks. I have been a republican for 45 years and I will never again support a candidate they support. I will vote Ron Paul or I will stay home and watch their bought puppet lose by a landslide.

    • Anonymous

      NOT IN MAINE

    • Anonymous

      You think Ron Paul could win the national election?  Dream on.

      • Flip Obamney

         He has a better chance than Romney.  Don’t you look at the polls, or have any common sense?

    • Tyke

      If the Romney campaign pushes this then there will be an army of Ron Paul supporters out campaigning for Obama.

      • Anonymous

        for 0bama???? not this RP supporter, 0bama is the antethesis of liberty and smaller government. ROmney is still better than that. do you want to go to hell on a steam train or a Saturn V rocket???

        • Anonymous

          so obama is bad because why?  obamacare?

          and romney is a conservative why?  obama based his program on romney’s own program.

          there is no difference between the two when it comes to the size of government.

      • We will never campaign for Obama. We will simply write in Pauls name or not vote. If Obama wins so be it but we will never vote or campaign for somebody that doesn’t share our values.

        • Guest

           Don’t you see – write in or no vote = vote for Obama?

      • Anonymous

        Not a chance.

        • Anonymous

           I would never vote for Obama, but I won’t vote  for Mitt either.  I’ll just write in Dr. Paul’s name.

      • Flip Obamney

         wrong

      •  No. We will definitely NOT do that. What we WILL do, though is vote against EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE RIGHT DOWN TO DOG CATCHER IF DR. PAUL DOES NOT HEAD THE SLATE. So, there you go. If it’s worth it to you to lose hundreds of national seats, thousands of state seats, and tens of thousands of local seats, so be it. Let the good times roll.

    • Anonymous

      You speak as if Paul as any shred of a chance at winning a national election, which he does not. Paul will pass on of old age before he ever gets a chance at running the country.

      Paul supporters also seem to think he is some sort of knight in shining armor, and fail to realized that he is a politician, just like the rest of them. 

      Don’t be naive.

      • He is a knight in shining armor to the true patriots of this country. He may be a politician but he is a politician that cares deeply for this country and for the people. You certainly can’t say that about the muslim or the morman.  And yes he has a chance of winning just like Warren G Harding that walked into the convention with seven delegates and  walked away with the presidency.

      • Anonymous

        Ask yourself who is the only honest man on the stage. I don’t agree with all of Ron Paul’s ideas, but he is a man of integrity and honor, so unlike our remaining choices.

      • Michael Vasovski

        That you think the president ‘runs the country’ speaks volumes.

  • Well Said (WeDidIt) Well Said!!!! Our Country as A Whole Could / Would be in a Much Better Place and We
    Could have more of A Stable Future For Our Children, But ONLY IF Your
    GOP Nomination Choice were to be RON PAUL!!!!! There
    are ALOT of Dr.Paul Supporters In YOUR Party, Please Do Not Turn Your
    Backs On Them! He is The Only Candidate out of the Two<-2 that they have left REMAINING for The GOP Nominee, and Dr. Paul Draws in
    Independents<-Like Me not to mention Democrats, Conservatives,
    Libertarians, etc…. mitt DOES NOT!!!!!!!! The GOP Republican Party has Lost A
    Tremendous amount of Respect and Loyalty Solely Based on Their LACK of
    Integrity! Their  'fall in line' Mentality is a Thing of The Past! If Not
    It SHOULD be! I would NEVER think of even Voting for Some~one who went
    against My Moral Fibers That which flows within me! I hope that applies
    to Alot of Other Americans As Well! RON PAUL 2012!!! :) If The GOP goes w/mitt THEY are handing This Years Election to obama NOT The Ron Paul Supporters!!!

  • Guest

    If Maine isn’t allow to seat it’s delegates,  it will be because these bitter Republicans are throwing a wrench into it.
    If they are found out to have done this, they should be tried for treason..
    Go Ron Paul!!!

  • Anonymous

    You really have to hand it to the Republicans. Four years ago the tea party hijacked the convention from the (I love this term) mainstream Republicans. Now four years later the party is being hijacked away from the tea party. Don’t you love it the Republicans are the ones so concerned about voter fraud but their State Chairman tired to go around the rules by appointing his own Convention Chairman. Now that non elected appointed chairman who isn’t the chairman of anything is complaining about rules violations. Watching the Republicans is better then watching any TV comedy show. Today for entertainment they are bringing in some guy that looks a lot like Curly from the Old Three Stooges to give a speech. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • Anonymous

       The tea party is in support of the Ron Paul Republicans – so the establishment lost in the last 2 conventions.  And by the way, get your facts right – the “tea party” take over was 2 years ago.  Tea Partiers were at his convention too and were joined by the Ron Paul supporters to oust the establishment.  This was a joint effort.  Both groups stand for the same thing – Liberty – Freedom – Constitutional Government.

  • Guest

    ===

    • Guest

      No, since Cheney they aim for the face.

      • Guest

  • LISTEN….LISTEN…LISTEN…IN BOTH MAINE AND NEVADA, THE CAMPAIGN OF MITT ROMNEY HANDED OUT FAKE DELEGATE SLATES WITH RON PAUL COPYWRITTEN LOGO ON THE LETTERHEAD!!! MITT ROMNEY IS A FRAUD!!! HE IS A FRAUD AS A PERSON…HE IS A FRAUD AS A CANDIDATE AND HIS ENTIRE CAMPAIGN IS A FRAUD. ELECTION FRAUD OF EVERY SINGLE KIND IN EVERY SINGLE STATE. HE CAN’T BEAT RON PAUL!!! PERIOD…BOTTOM LINE…END OF STORY. HE HAS TO CHEAT TO WIN!!! RON PAUL IS THE REAL FRONTRUNNER OF THIS RACE AND HE HAS BEEN THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME!!! AT THIS POINT, ROMNEY SHOULD STEP OUT IN TOTAL SHAME. HE IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE!!!

    • Anonymous

       As a rule, I ignore any post written in caps, or with more than 2 question marks or exclamation points at the end of a sentence. If you won’t bother to write intelligibly, I won’t bother to read it. This one proved no exception.

    • Anonymous

      I read what you had to say. It is funny how the “official party line” Romney supporters are claiming illegalities when they have been sabotaging this whole democratic process all the way back to the caucuses when Charlie Webster declared Romney the winner. The State GOP has made a mockery of democracy.

      Romney supporters have only themselves to blame because they should have gotten up off of their couches and grabbed some delegates because of course there were more than enough delegates to be gotten! It’s a tough lesson to learn but in the end hopefully it will help them empathize with the plight of others better!

    • I’m no fan of all caps, maybe you are just that excited. ;)
      Here is something that’s not all caps, but it’s been out there for a few months.
      http://www.thewhitehatsreport.com/reports/report35.pdf 

      • White Hats Report, Safe link .pdf

    • mainefem

      Lose the all caps, already!

  • Guest

    Ron Paul could well turn out to be the Republican Ralph Nader.

  • Guest

    Now to take control of the Republican party all together, Webster,Weston and there friends don’t own the republican party… Lets give them a send off and they can move over to control the democratic party

    • Tyke

      The county caucuses elected state committee members and Ron Paul supporters had their lists for those too. I am aware of 3 counties that elected a majority of Ron Paul supporters to the state committee. It is quite possible that as soon as the newly elected state committee takes over they will be in full control.

      Charlie Webster and the rest of his gang who were so in credibly arrogant, dismissive and downright rude to Ron Paul and his supporters will be out on their derrieres very, very quickly.

  • Anonymous

    An imposter is sitting in the Oval Office…. and the real losers are the American people. It might possibly require our own military to protect and defend us from this Insurrectionist-in-Chief and his Zionist Czars. They are planning to support and foment as much unrest and upheaval as possible, leading into this summer and up to the November election. The parasites that have wrapped their tyrannical tentacles around the throats of the American people will complete the suffocation process if Barack Imposter Obama gets 4 more years. 

    Barack Obama does not support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; He is the Domestic Enemy.

    And now along comes Ron Paul supporters (who evidently haven’t a clue of the danger that lies ahead , if the Alinsky agitator from Chicago is re-elected)…along they come to crash the Maine Republican Convention to make a statement and exact revenge on Romney supporters and the circus that occurred at the earlier caucuses…… and they brought along their own Boss Tweed.

    Ron Paul and his gangs can’t see beyond their food-fight noses. The Ron Paul crowd couldn’t have a better iron-clad plan to get our Autocrat-in-Chief  re-elected than the BS they have pulled at this Maine Republican Convention…..all for the myopic view of pay-back time for earlier caucuses. Food-fight…food-fight…ha ha ha…..retaliation for the November caucuses…..What they have done is stomach-turning.  Just for starters…BTW…..Ron Paul is OK with a Nuclear Iran.

    • Tyke

      There are meds for this …

    • Guest

      Yawn.

  • The honest candidate received the most delegates. ONLY RON PAUL 2012

  • MA-NE.net: The Nevada GOP convention from h***…

  • Carson is right in that the Romney and Paul camps should come together.  But he has it backwards about which of the two they should support for the nomination.  The Romney supporters need to realize that Romney is the John McCain of this election and that, as Santorum once said, we need to be putting forward a candidate with distinct differences between themselves and Obama.  Romney is NOT a candidate with the needed distinction.  In fact, it is difficult to find much of a difference at all between the two.

    Let’s restore individual liberty, return to Constitutionally limited fiscal conservatism, and end this overseas empire-building that is bankrupting our nation and only serving to enrich a few in the military industrial complex and is generating more ill-will abroad against America.

    Ron Paul 2012!

    • Anonymous

      “Romney is the John McCain of this election”Bingo!

    •  WHAT STAGGERED ME was Michelle Bachmann swinging behind Romney – how she has the face to NOT back the very man who started the movement upon whose coat tails she hangs beggars belief… or is that it – she realises she is a pale asteroid to his Southern Star??  HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME, Michelle!

  • Anonymous

    Spooky.

  • Anonymous

    LIONS and TIGERS and BEARS oh my!!

  • Guest

    Breaking news!! Webster is Steering  Rommey to contest Maine Delegates…
    Time to rid ourselves of Webester as Maine  Republican Leader. 

    • Tyke

      About 2 years past time, but better late then never.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul is a dottering old fool on the verge of Alzheimers. His cult of supporters known as Ronbots because they can’t think for themselves, aren’t smart enough to accept the fact that he will never be president and will only take votes away from Romney which will most likely result in O’Bama, who is becoming more convinving as the Antichrist every day, being re-elected.

    • Tyke

      Wow. Ageist much?

      I hope no one flags your post so everyone can see what vile creatures support Mitt Romney!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        I’m sorry. It’s just that any person with a strain of moral fibre should think twice about supporting the worst president in our nation’s history who cavorts with domestic terrorists.

        • Tyke

          OK. I get it.

          You are one of those.

          “Cavorts with domestics terrorists” = serving on one very large committee that a man never charged with a crime who associated with criminals 40 years ago, also belonged to.

          So where do you think our president was born?

          btw: I supported one of the Republican candidates that withdrew. Romny is no more than Obama lite. He governed to the LEFT of where Obama has governed.

    • Anonymous

      how exactly is Ron Paul taking votes from Romney going to result in 0bama’s reelection in a REPUBLICAN PRIMARY?

    • Teisha Priest

       Ron Paul won’t take votes away from Romney, because if he doesn’t get the nomination that most of us who support him will go back to voting third party like we usually do.

      Honestly, George Washington was right, political parties have been the ruination of our country.

    • Anonymous

       Ah, but us dottering old fools still have things to say. And we vote. Good for Ron Paul for speaking up. Now I am not a supporter, but I applaud his chutzpah. And, his supporters seems to know how to shake things up. More power to them.

    • Guest

      I wound up my cuckoo clock this morning too.

    • Anonymous

       I tried to sift actual reasonable arguments and facts against Ron Paul as a candidate for president, but all I came away with was…….Obama….being re-elected.  Everything else was complete conjecture, opinion, slander, and, frankly, nonsense.  Could you rewrite it so we could actually see some facts that substantiate your biased opinions?   Please?

    • Anonymous

      Ok, Ron Paul supporters can not think for themselves?? Please tell me why you support Romney. Do you like how all his policies are nearly identical to Obama? Do you like his flip flopping? Do you like how watching paint dry is more enthusiastic? Or do you like that you have been told he is the best GOP candidate? I’m sure that’s it, Romney does not have real support the morons will vote for anyone they have been told can best Obama. Now tell me again who can not think for themselves…

    • Anonymous

       haha “can’t think for themselves.”  HAHA   That’s why your words sound like every mainstream channel out there.  Nice “thinking for yourself”.    If it’s possible to have a “cult” that believes in individual rights and personal freedoms, then I’m in!

  • LLS

    So what new dirty tricks will Webster’s thugs pull out of their hats now? Watching him and his goons is almost as good as a rerun of the Godfather, only the dons had more class and at least knew how to hide a body. Webster and his minions have bullied, insulted and intimidated thousands of Maine’s “other” republicans (they affectionately term “wingnuts”)with their despicable tactics. All they need to make a better impression on the public is a flashy suit, a big black car, a couple of sawed off shotguns and spats.

  • kennyh

    When will these over zealous KnitWitts realize it is against the Flag Code to wear the flag on an article of clothing… it’s disrespectful.

  • Anonymous

    That fella from Lincoln County should be the poster boy for the Tea Party with the dyed hair and the white mustache. That’s a look.

    Go USA, cut the debt but don’t touch my entitlements!

    • Anonymous

       What entitlements? All working Americans bought whatever services they receive with their taxes. I am retired and have to work to make ends meets. Social Security and Medicare taxes are still taken out of my paycheck. What entitlements?

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to all the Ron Paul supporters in Maine.  It was a good weekend for Liberty.  Now, what’s the plan for Charlie Webster?  When and how can he be thrown out?  

    • Hopefully it will be soon.

  • I’m embarrassed to be from Maine. A candidate says legalize pot all the hippies come out of the woods and overthrow a convention. Before I hated election season because of all of the stupid ads on tv, now it’s because it’s a free-for-all. I hope that when he doesn’t get the nomination these extremists don’t start blowing up bridges and stuff….

    • Anonymous

       Excuse me but I don’t think I fit your blanket profile.  I’m a 48 year-old woman who has never smoked pot and never participated in the “hippie” movement.  However, I do support Ron Paul.  I bet there are a lot of other Ron Paul supporters who don’t fit your profile either.  Maybe you should rethink your blanket profiling scenario.

      • Anonymous

         Yeah,  like 95% of of us. These people insist on staying ignorant and following the main stream non sense fed them on tv. 

    • Anonymous

      Because wasting billions of dollars on “fighting a war” on drugs is brilliant and winnable?

      • Anonymous

         Yeah, exactly. Because wanting to bring troops home and end wars and restore freedom is so “terrorist” like and scary. lol

    • Anonymous

       What? You shouldn’t be embarrassed because you’re from Maine. You should be embarrassed for being so willfully ignorant.

  • Anonymous

    There is no way the powers controlling the population would ever allow Ron Paul to get elected.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Webster needs to resign. His agenda and tactics set Maine GOP members against one another, when we should be uniting.

  • I cannot endorse or vote for an ineligible candidate like Mitt Romney. I’ve researched the records available but have not had access to physical legal documents.  Miles Romney was even prosecuted in 1885 under the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act (for polygamy). This act allowed certain citizenship rights to be stripped of those convicted. Shortly after that he left for Mexico, taking his family with him. Mitt Romney’s grandparents were born on foreign soil, ( Utah became a state in 1896 ), and they were in Mexico before Utah did join the U.S.. Mitt’s father George was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. in 1912. Mitt Romney was born on U.S. soil in 1947, there is no legal documentation presented to prove George Romney was a U.S. Citizen at that time. 

    • Anonymous

      So, there’s absolute uncontested irrefutable proof that 0bama’s father wasn’t a U.S. citizen yet the media gives 0bama’s  inelegibility a good leaving alone. At least Romney’s family history is one of productivity instead of contempt for the western world.

      • Anonymous

        simply a lie about the president’s status–you need to stop listening to the crazys

  • Anonymous

    Squeee!!!  Divide and conquer … I love it!  The only thing Democrats have do to win in November is buy a bucket of popcorn, sit back, and watch the Republican party implode.

    • Anonymous

      an imploded Republican party can still win this one, it’s simply a referendum on 0bama’s failed administration.  but please, sit back, enjoy your popcorn, and prepare to be employed.

      • Anonymous

         

        enjoy President Obama’s second term
         

         
        “David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, explained in an op-ed piece, “Four Deformations of the Apocalypse,” exactly how the economic decisions of the GOP over the past 40 years, is destroying not just the economy and capitalism, but the America dream”
        Conservatives delude themselves that the Bush tax cuts worked and
        that the best medicine for America’s economic woes is more tax
        cuts; at a minimum, any tax increase would be economic poison. They
        forget that Ronald Reagan worked hard to pass one of the largest tax
        increases in American history in September 1982, the Tax Equity and
        Fiscal Responsibility Act, even though the nation was still in a
        recession that didn’t end until November of that year. Indeed, one
        could easily argue that the enactment of that legislation was a
        critical prerequisite to recovery because it led to a decline in
        interest rates. The same could be said of Clinton’s 1993 tax
        increase, which many conservatives predicted would cause a recession
        but led to one of the biggest economic booms in history.

        • Anonymous

          exactly right!

        • Anonymous

          Tax increases cause economic booms?  haha  That’s hilarious.   So did Reagen leave us with a debt or did he create prosperity through tax increases?  You can’ t have it both ways. Clinton’s presidency was nothing but an economic bubble. Started with the dot com bubble and he started the housing bubble rolling that we are all living through now. Not to mention the facilitation of NAFTA and every other globalist banker scheme that sent jobs to out of the US. Clinton was a horrible president.

          • Anonymous

            you do realize you’re completely wrong–even republicans and conservatives say so–get a clue and do some research about  when the economy performed better
            yeah about that 8 year clinton bubble……….he didnt start the houseing bubble-deregulation did, again- do some research-of the top 25 subprime lenders only 1 was subject to the regulation you’re talking about
            enjoy President Obama’s 2nd term, I will

          • Anonymous

            The only de-regulation noted as being a contributor to the housing bubble was the partial deregulation of Glass/Steagle,  which was done by Clinton. The dot com bubble broke at the end of Clinton’s administration causing many to lose work and the housing bubble began during his administration, under his and the Fed Reserve (fanny and freddie) housing policies and easy credit schemes. Clinton was responsible for the creation of NAFTA and WTO, sending millions of jobs over seas.  There’s nothing to dispute. It’s fact.

    • Anonymous

      well then, let’s just admit defeat and accept the fact that the elections are rigged, and voting doesn’t matter, unless it’s for one of the “lesser of 2 evils”

  • Guest

    Republicans and Democrats are two different sides of the same tyrannical coin.  The only difference is that one party is driving the car off the cliff at 100 mph, while the other is out in front at 110 mph.  Either way, we end up in the same place.  With each administration, government grows, spending grows, the number of laws increase, and liberty is compromised.  There isn’t one elected official or government agency that has made my life better.  Ron Paul isn’t going to win the presidency, but he has helped to make a lot of people wake up and realize
    how frigged up things are.

    “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it.  Ineither case, it is unfit to exist.”  Lysander Spooner

  • MA-NE.net: Paul gets 22 of 28 delegates in Nevada…

  • Superuser23

    “The mess started on Saturday, when Brent Tweed, a Paul supporter,…”

    Allow me to fix the one sided media here for a minute, the mess started in February when Charlie Webster…..I think you all got the rest of this….

  • Anonymous

    Any politician – even down to the “select” man /person level – who will not participate in the education and pursuit of Monetary Reform – is not worth the paper their election ballot is printed on … because THIS is an issue that underlies nearly everything else in our world.

    • Anonymous

       Totally agree. Romney does not even come close to holding a flame to Ron Paul in aptitude.

  • Guest

    So the story goes, one group of republicans were cheated by the Webster group of republicans who only  have a selfserving agenda.  In order to restore the republican party  another group of republicans elected a new chair, everyone voted on this. The way it was and been for years. So Webster and Cragin who made a back door deal to take away voters rights to elect people the legal was are now crying about not be allowedm to steal an election by cheating and deception…
    Mr. Webester and Mr Cragin You got caught in a crime of voter fraud and trying to overthrow the electoral process. Both of you need to go to jail.

  • Anonymous

    Like the second coming of Jim Jones and his followers.

    • Anonymous

       The establishment GOP and the establishment media can only carry Romney so far. He needs dedicated supporter which he doesn’t have.

      • Anonymous

        And the Wacko candidate can get a whole bunch of people to drink his kool-aid so that means he should be President.

        • Anonymous

           You need to deal in specifics, facts, and reality.  No one takes you seriously when engaging in personal attacks and name calling rather than logical reasoning. 

          • Anonymous

            Romney supporters can not deal with facts because there are no facts to prove Romney as a good candidate. Unless the Joseph Goebbels style of lieing to the American people count.

          • Godwin’s Law.  You lose.

          • Anonymous

            Should I have just said propaganda? What is really the differnce

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know what they serve in the Kool-aid but Paul supporters don’t deal with facts well.  I gave up awhile ago.
            The guy isn’t ever going to be President and the only thing you people will accomplish is getting Obama re-elected.  As much as I dislike Romney he is 1000 times better than Obama and I object to anything that keeps that loser in office.
            It’s like Clinton all over again.

        • Anonymous

           Are all you freaks from ME?  Or are you all the same aliases? 

          • Anonymous

            Not sure what that means.  Are you upset that I think Paul is insane?

  • Anonymous

    What a complete waste of effort and time if you aren’t seated at the national convention.  Isn’t there something more productive you folks could have accomplished towards national unity of your party?  Ron is just going to toss his delegates to Mitt, so why not start the healing process right here in Maine?

    • Anonymous

      Should we stand at attention comrade?

    • Anonymous

      so you’re saying that it’s useless to vote unless it’s for one of the “lesser of 2 evils” democrat or republican?

    • Anonymous

       You obviously don’t know Dr. Ron Paul.  He never “tossed” his delegates to McCain in 2008.  He will not “toss” his delegates in 2012. 

      He did not endorse McCain in 2008.  Ron Paul will never support a candidate who holds the opposite of his ideals. 

      Ron Paul voters will never vote for Mitt Romney either.

    • Anonymous

       What?  You don’t make any sense.  Ron Paul is now on the ballot at the convention after winning 7 states.   Obviously you watch Fox and CNN and don’t have a clue.

  • Anonymous

    The Paul supporters were very respectful, not boisterous and followed the same rules as everyone else to become delegates to this Maine convention.  They upset the “it will be business as usual” applecart, but it was democracy in action and should be noted as such by the present Maine GOP. 

  • Anonymous

    I want the popcorn franchise.

  • Cant Fix Stupid

    Hip Hip Hooray!!

    Thank You “patriots”
    (evil laugh)

    Lovin It!!!

  • Anonymous

    We’re not naive. we’re just not as cynical as you are. The cynicism is understandable given what we’ve had for politicians for the last 50 years but you, along with some other posters here obviously know very little about Ron Paul. Do you walk 5 miles every morning? Do you ride your bike 10 miles every evening? Dr. paul does.
    Politicians will tell you what you want to hear. Dr.Paul will tell you what you need to hear and he’s never changed his tune about anything.  He has been the most consistent, most conservative congressman for his entire time in office. You might want to chek out ronpaularchives.com. They have reproduced and indexed most every thing he’s ever written, all of his floor speeches and  all of his radio/TV interviews. You can learn a whole lot about him and what he’s fighting for.

    • And Dr. Paul still isn’t sure why his newsletter was always filled with racist, sexist, and neo-Nazi remarks.  Consistent, my left bicycle tire.

      • Phenry

        “…always filled…”
        When you go down in flames, you sure do it in a big way…

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to the Paul delegation. Perhaps the wake up call to the Webster establishment got the message and will change the way they conduct business.  Too bad the damage since LePage took office and this weekends fiasco does not bode well for November’s election. Chaos in the Republican party reigns!

  • Anonymous

    You see…. Occupying does work. Well done. I hope Ron Paul’s delegates Occupy the Republican National Convention too. Way to upset the power cart. I applaud you.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you to all the Ron Paul supporters this weekend.  It was a very long and painful process to get through it all.  I for one was amazed at how cool and professional Brent Tweed was this weekend as chairman.  He was very respectful to the Romney crowd who continually tried to disrupt and delay the whole process which is why the agenda had to be amended and delayed several times and eventually beyond the 6pm dead line for the civic center rental.  The status quo were out voted and they couldn’t deal with it.  Some of them were very sore losers.  Go Ron Paul!  The Revolution is on!

    • Point of order: a recount of an election for the chair of a convention if requested must be conducted.  Everything after ignoring that violated Roberts’ Rules, and RNC bylaws.  Enjoy your pyrrhic Ron Paul Beerhaus Putsch while it lasts. 

      • Anonymous

        Recount until you get the results you want?  They were already two or three hours behind at that point. 

    • Anonymous

       AWESOME job. 

  • Anonymous

    I was there. Ron Paul cleaned house for delegates and committee members. No rules were broken. Many attendees who seemed to support Mitt Romney left in droves by the end with their heads hing in defeat. Now it’s up to the Romney lawyers and the establishment to discredit, disregard, and smear the results.

    • The job of town delegates is to reflect the preferences made in the caucus.  More than 60% chose a candidate other than Ronaldus Minimus.  You stole the vote of 60% of Mainers, and did it without a quorum.  Whatever.

      • Anonymous

         Oh really??  Then why is there a delegate process after the “beauty pageant” genius?  Why don’t they just send 3 Romney delegates automatically?  The reason is because it was designed intentionally for this purpose, being a Republic and not a Democracy.  Mitt Romney did not win ME.  Ron Paul won ME. 

  • Anonymous

    Gotta tell ya us Democrats are howling with laughter. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Too much! Too funny! Go for it teabillys!

  • Guest

    Voting for Ron Paul is like pi##ing in the wind…Headlines read “Ron Paul gets
    most of Maine’s delegates”…Paul will not get the nomination, Impossible…So
    why throw away delegates…This goes to show where some of Maine’s voters mind
    set is…Pi##ing in the wind…Makes no sense…

    • Anonymous

      Maine??  More like EVERY state.   You need to stop listening to FAUX. Ron Paul has thousands of people coming to his rallys all over the country, every where he goes.    How many people does Romney bring, a hundred. He has pay to bus people in.    Ron Paul WILL get the nomination. If he doesn’t he should run 3rd party.

  • Jazz11

    I cannot decide if the Republican Party of Maine should be renamed the Mad Hatter Party or the Daffy Duck Party.

  • Anonymous

    amazing to come from a welfare family and then to call today’s welfare sorts lazy

  • Anonymous

    I love the WWF atmosphere in the GOP, and what makes it better is that despite what the echo chamber tells the faithful, RuPaul has a better chance at the nomination than Ron Paul !

    • Anonymous

      “When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.” — RuPaul

      Seems like Romney has been taking a Paul’s advice!

  • Anonymous

    Paul sometimes looks like he does not even know where he is at any given time.

  • Anonymous

    “To me Ron Paul looks like every guy unmasked at the end of every Scooby Doo episode.” – Jimmy Kimmel

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul speaks well and I believe in his feverent rants on the degradation of society, however, Obama needs to be unseated, and like it or not, Romney is our only hope. 

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul has a WAY better chance at winning. Not to mention, Romney won’t win either way.  As recent as last week there was a poll showing Ron Paul a few points above both Obama and Romney. You need to stop listening to Faux. It’s all propaganda. What difference is it between Romney or Obama? It’s Goldman Sachs or Goldman Sachs. They’re both fake as hell.

  • Guest

    Everything will be OK.  The powers that be are all running for the Senate seat and will need everyones votes including the Ron Paul supporters which by the way are “Republicans”

  • I bet Charlie Webster is feeling dumber than ever, seeing that he thought he had a position with Romney’s campaign wrapped up.

  • Anonymous

     That is why Romney lost – because people like you were too “good” to show up to your own convention.  Every Republican has the right to caucus and become a delegate to the state convention.  If you didn’t bother then you can ‘t complain about what happened at the convention.  The people who showed up were the only ones who cared enough to actually show up and take part in our Republican election.  You have no one to blame but yourself.

    • Maine lost.  Because when you go to the convention, you go representing *YOUR TOWN*, which expressed its preference in the caucus poll.  Bangor’s poll preference was for Romney.  So, by hijacking 20 of 24 state delegates, who are supposed to reflect the caucus polls of each town, you successfully have the first Ron Paul Beer Haus Putsch.  Congrats!

      • Anonymous

        It doesn’t matter what a bunch of brain dead Zombified voters think. They didn’t take part in the process. Isn’t that why we have a delegate process and they call the caucus a “beauty pageant” ? Isn’t that what Charlie Webster said a couple months ago? It’s not important who wins “the beauty pageant”? Mitt Romney did not win ME. Period. And the only ones who hijacked Maine is the GOP establishment.

      • You are wrong.  Ron Paul won the Bangor caucus.

  • If you share this be careful, they change the headline when you share. To make it look bad.

  • Anonymous

    I read the article, but I could not find any official who was quoted as saying that the convention had “devolved into full-blown chaos “.

    So that must be some words made up by the “journalist” who wrote the story.

    I for one would like to read the story, just the story without some reporter’s opinion blended into it, and I will decide for myself whether there was “…  full-blown chaos “. 

    It’s a shame what “journalism” has devolved into!

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul supporters are just voting their conscience.  They have as much right to support their candidate as Romney supporters.  Romney does not have enough delagates to be the official nominee yet.  Paul is still on the ballot.  If Paul supporters want to support their candidate – what is wrong with that?  They are republicans too.  Paul supporters followed the process to become delegates – a process established by the GOP.  Romney supporters had the right to follow that same process.  Just because more people wh      ,who b othered to get off their butss and show up for the process,  does not make it wrong.

  • Guest

    Is that all you have?

    Lame loser lying words?

  • Guest

    Republicans take over Republian Convention. Or it could be Republicans take over Corporate Convention…

  • Anonymous

    Message to Republican Status Quoers:  Democracy can be messy, especially when things don’t go your way…and you ain’t seen nothin yet – wait til November…..

  • Christopher Ruhlin

    And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids….

  • Anonymous

    You will get a chance to see the underbelly of our broken politics as this progresses.  Watch and learn as the Romney camp employs every trick in the book to promote the “establishment” candidate.  I believe the electorate is splintered.  I expect that Paul supporters are more solid in their positions than they get credit for.  To see this as an influx of new blood into the GOP is missing what is happening.  Romney will not be the beneficiary of the new, young, libertarian voters. 

    Just as in Maine, it looks like the same scenario has played out in Nevada this weekend as well. 

    As Ron Paul has positioned himself within the republican party  it should not be assumed that those who support him will ultimately defect to support Romney.  For that matter, in the south and much of the heartland, Romney will have an uphill battle with the dyed in the wool GOP electorate. 

    The old windbags seem to lose focus of the fact that in this age, everything they have ever said publicly is available in an instant.  Romneys past life as Mass. Gov. will haunt him in many ways, some we already know and some to be availed in the coming months.

    Never in my half century have I seen a political party, especially the republican party, fail to close ranks and support the chosen one.  This will be an interesting first in many ways.  I can’t wait to watch.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul talks about topics that others don’t have the courage to talk about.  Like the banking industry and their taxation with unlawful usury stealing hard earned money from working people, many people spend over half of their earnings on interest taxation; He thinks this is a travesty and needs to end; his book “End theFed,” what could be more pointed and honest? this takes courage which no other candidate displays.

      I want a US President to have plenty of courage to stand for the working people, and noone else does that at all, not even a close third.

    Vote for Ron Paul if your want to keep your hard earned money. Have some respect for yourself.

    • Anonymous

      If you want a US President to stand for working people, then you certainly picked the wrong one.

  • Anonymous

    I hope, but doubt, that Ron Paul and Rick Santorum both get a half an hour podium time during the National Republican Convention in Tampa just before Willard Romney gets his 15 minutes of fame. Ron Paul will cement his standing as a fiscal looney and Rick Santorum will demonstrate his prurient interest in all weird sexual excesses which will very neetly prepare the audience for Willard’s all consumming desire to be better, more famous, and more accomplished than his father. Then the adults can take over the conversation and detail real solutions for our real problems at the Democratic Convention. 

    • Anonymous

      So who could understand you?

    • Anonymous

      “real solutions” ??  You’ve elected a poser and an American Idol contestant and you want people to take you serious?

      Imagine if Ron Paul got up in front of his packed stadiums and simply said “hope!” “change!” “me!” and everybody cheered. How ridiculous would that be? LOL

  •  That is a great slogan, “Anyone but a Christian.” Heck if we actually vote that way world peace might not be that far off.

  • Calling fraud on the most ethical of contenders for the White House in decades is deplorable.

  • Anonymous

    From what I heard it was the Romney camp and the GOP establishment that was creating all the problems and not following rules.  Even nominating people that were not supposed to be nominated in order to create chaos and stall the process. These people are the worst of the worst in the US. I don’t know who Charles Cragin thinks he’s kidding saying they caused problems.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul ALLLLLL the way!!!!!!

  • Cragin needs to take his head out of his backside and BUTTON HIS LIP!  Ron Paul may not have hundreds of thousands being donated by big-money donors and corporations and fake charities and political think tanks… BUT HE HAS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LITTLE PEOPLE donating – and these are real people, you know, the ones who pay taxes, the ones in the REAL world and their voice will be heard and if it is not then the US will have signed its own death warrant – if you do not get hold of your finances soon there will be no need to worry about fighting wars in countries where you have no business to be, you’ll be too busy fighting to stop the Chinese calling in your IOUs!!

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