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  • kcjonez

    Dr. Paul Shapero–It is a shame that the republican party today is so much a mere mouthpiece for big business that even well meaning persons such as our Maine senators are disallowed from supporting anything as basic as keeping us healthy if it threatens an iota of their precious profit.  Olympia might surprise us due to her lame duck status but “Two-term” Collins is beholden to much larger entities than the people of Maine.  
    A good rule of thumb is never vote for a republican candidate and only for a democrat if there is no alternative.  

    • Anonymous

      A good rule of thumb is to vote with the continued survival of America in mind. Of course, that would eliminate the present day Democratic Party and a whole lot of establishment Republicans. That would be a good thing.

      • Anonymous

        A good rule of thumb is to vote with the continued survival of America in mind.  Of course, that would eliminate the present day Republican Party.

        • Anonymous

          Just the establishment Republicans. But, they’re on their way out anyway, along with the Dems.

          • Anonymous

            What are you even talking about? Romney, McConnell and Boehner aren’t establishment? What a joke.

          • Anonymous

            Romney is a moderate. McConnell is establishment. Boehner has been an establishment, but is trying to change his stripes in order to save his job.

          • Anonymous

            Romney has been in government and has been attempting to run for President for years. He’s establishment.

          • Anonymous

            By the “present day Pepublican Party” of course I mean today’s right-wing extremist party that has betrayed the Republican principles of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Wendell Wilkie, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Margaret Chase Smith, Gerald Ford, George Romney, Nelson Rockefeller, Mark Hatfield, Jacob Javits, Ed Brooke, William Cohen, Colin Powell, Lincoln Chaffe, etc. — the Republican Party that I supported as a young man.  Today’s Religious Right and Tea Party nut-cases are doing their best to destroy the Grand Old Republican Party, and their radical right agenda will destroy our nation if we make the horrendous mistake of voting them into office.  The GOP is no more.

        • Bob

          Spend another Trillion with Mr Hopey Changey and his Peace Prize of Death. Maybe afterward you can feel like you actually stand for Peace.

  • Anonymous

    No east-west highway today???

    • Anonymous

      Nope, north-south today.   “…
       flocked here in droves because the services were so good…” most like came from Mass and south.

    • PabMainer

      No more debate on the highway….git-r-done……

      • Anonymous

        I agree……Another access point to Tinkersville…:)

  • Jack Duncan,

    Yeah, Ron Paul is so dangerous to the Neo-Con/RINO agenda, he’s got you all worked up to the point that you’d follow Mittens out of the frying pan and into the fire. Even going so far as to get 15% of the vote thrown out that all went to Ron Paul, just to keep him from getting delegates.

    If all you can focus on is the legalization of medicinal/recreational marijuana, and some form of legalized prostitution, you’re missing the real message. We’re on the proverbial ledge, and all you can do is stick to the party lines? Wake up, you’re being played like a fool for your vote.

    Mitt Romney isn’t going to change anything. He’s just as dirty as Obama. You can’t clean a muddy car with nothing but dirty rags.

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul reminds most people of their crazy uncle.  Just nutty most of the time, every now and then he says something that makes sense.  He’ll never win a presidential primary election, but he has zealous supporters, and it’s fun to watch them shake things up in the Republican Party.  Good luck to Congressman Paul and the Paulicans!

      • Anonymous

        My opinion, the world needs guys like Ron Paul. It also needs guys like Obama, Clinton, Bush, Cheney and dare I even say Gore. Guys like Buchannan and Rush and Randy Rhodes and Ed Shultz even contribute. HEck, even Mahr and Beck have planty of smart supporters and followers. They all have points that make sense but there must be a balance in order for our system to work. I could care less about any of them but as an American, I want what president is best for our country and my children. I know who is running, my problem is that I am a registered R through and through and about as far from a RINO as you might get but I don’t know yet who to support. That scares me a little.

        • Anonymous

          I’m voting ABO. He has to go back to Chicago.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, Im not saying I am voting fo him, just that the world needs guys like him. Trust me, it is hard to say.

          • Anonymous

            HOW are people like obama, gore and maher useful to this country?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t agree Penzance, I am an Obama Independent who will be voting for Ron Paul this fall. Don’t you see his appeal to a broad spectrum of voters/

        • Anonymous

          A vote for Ron Paul in November is just as good as a vote for Obama. If you’re that bent on wasting your vote, then maybe you should consider saving the gas and staying home. If Obama gets another 4 years, you’ll need that gas.

          • Anonymous

            Nice assumption that you need gas to vote. Many of us can walk to our polling place; I might just use one of the spiffy new BAT buses paid for by the Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and keep my hard-earned money in the community.

          • Anonymous

            what is it with you and BAT buses?

            Whoop de doo! we have a second rate bus service that doesnt even cater to the working crowd. Good luck getting a job at the mall and telling them that you have to leave by 430 to make the last connection home.

            If anything, the BAT serves as a day program to the junkies and welfare queens.

            I could understand your extolling the virtues of public transit if we were in a city like Boston or even Portland, some place where you can hail a bus or a train after 5pm.

          • Anonymous

            who`s voting for romney besides registered republicans? gimme a break

          • Anonymous

            my mother, the registered Democrat for one.

          • Anonymous

            Ron Paul won’t be on the November ballot, so your comment (and hopperdredgbill’s comment) is moot.

          • Anonymous

            There is always a space for writing in an name, and many have said they were going to write Paul’s name in. 

          • Anonymous

            Crazy action by crazy people for a crazy person.

          • If Ron Paul doesn’t end up prez, I think the country needs four more years of Obama. No Pain, No Gain. In 2016, we’ll be all nice and sober again about reality. Lenin’s useful idiots are alive and well in the USSA. 

          • The powers that be have used that argument in election after election. A wasted vote. Not so. If you vote for the Media imposed  presumed leader you are being suckered in to the same old game. A vote for anyone other then Ron Paul is a wasted vote because unless he
            gets the nomination we the people are faced with a lose lose situation. If Romney is going to pursue the same goals as Obama, then what is the difference who wins between those two. 

          • Obama won in 2008 because on the young and independent voters as well as those discontent with the Bush Administration. Ron Paul has the supporters of the young and independent, those who are discontent with the Obama Administration, and the “Anyone but Obama” people. Many polls have shown Ron Paul on top on a 1v1 against Obama. Romney is all over the place and Obama will defeat him unless he can capture the voters that lean towards Obama in ’08.

          • If Romney ends up the candidate, let’s just save some useless Fed currency and crown him King. That’s the game plan anyway, right? The Media is SALIVATING over the prospect of crushing Romney. No brainer. 

          • Sorry, I meant crown OBAMA King…

        • Anonymous

          Ron Paul and I do have something in common.  Neither one of us will be on the ballot this fall, so you won’t be able to vote for either one of us in the presidential election.  And neither one of us will ever be president.

        • Anonymous

          On what fall ballot do you hope to find Paul?

          • Anonymous

            I intend to write Ron Paul’s name in if it does not appear on the ballot.

      • Anonymous

        Spot on. Some of his positions make a lot of sense, as long as you ignore the anti-semetic drivel that he spouted in his newsletter (yes, I know, he “disavowed” the newsletter…yeah, right).

        • Anonymous

          if you think ron paul is racist or antisemitic then you are misinformed

          • Anonymous

            All I know is what I read in his newsletter…

          • The term for that is willful ignorance.  Ignoring or refusing the read or watch the things he’s actually on record as saying in his official capacity, while fixating on a tiny fraction of the content of newsletters published while he was busy working as a doctor, is tantamount to declaring yourself uninterested in the truth and just looking for an excuse.

          • Anonymous

            Huh? We should selectively believe what politicians say when an election is stake, but not what they say other times? C’mon now… 

        • Are you really going to bring up something that is decades old against Paul?

          I’m pretty sure many Americans held similar views on people back then but this is a whole new century. Views on people can change as people age and gain more wisdom.

          People need to focus on stuff that is important like policies rather than something he may have wrote ages ago.

          • Anonymous

            You mean the 1980s? Yes, I’m going say bigotry from “back then” says a lot about the man.

          • Considering this guy was born and raised back in the days of Jim Crows and segregation, I would imagine he may hold some views and stereotypes. You are saying if he was rasist a long time ago, he must still be today. Thats like saying a High School bully must still be a bully decades later.

            As people age, they will notice there wrongdoings and fix it. Ron Paul is the only one consistant with his Domestic and Foreign Policies. I don’t mind if he realize that being rasist may be wrong decides to take a more tolerable approach towards society.

      • Anonymous

        care to be more specific?

      • I would like to have a crazy uncle if they are like Ron Paul. The only candidate that has a lick of sense. He is far more intelligent then any he is up against and he is for the people. Not for the ultra wealth elitists or the warmongering military/industrial complex. “the Crazy Uncle” term is just parroting what the brain dead heard said on the controlled news
        media like CNN, CBS, Fox,ABC NBC and the like. I don’t believe he strikes anyone as being
        the Crazy Uncle. Anyone who does not vote for him is crazy or lined up to benefit from the sure to follow corruption of the other two candidates.

        • Anonymous

          Ron Paul has run three times for president in my memory (once as a Libertarian, twice as a Republican).  He received very few votes (compared to the Republican and Democratic candidates) when he ran as a Libertarian.  I’m pretty sure that he has never won a single state in any Republican presidential primary.  He has occasionally pulled off a caucus win or two, but the fact is the Republicans generally think he’s nuts.  If he ran in the Democratic primaries he would probably do even worse.  So it appears that most voters decisively reject Paul and his strange analysis of most issues.
          You speak of the “controlled news media.”  When Paul was controlling his newsletter, it was spewing racial hatred.  But whetehr or not you like the corporations and investors who control the media (does that make you anti-capitalist?) the media  — liberal MSNBC, conservative Fox, middle of the road CNN, CBS, ABC, etc. — also appear to find his views odd.  You say “anyone who does not vote for him is crazy or lined up to benefit from … corruption.”  Well, the vast, vast majority of voters reject Paul.  So you must think almost everyone but you is crazy or corrupt.

    • Anonymous

      Legalizing prostitution would be a big assist to Republicans like Senator David Vitter, given his recent scandal with the world’s oldest profession.

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Paul Shapero – The Clean Air Act might be 40 years old, but it has  been continually updated to better and more modern standards. And it has worked quite well. There is no need to implement a new act considering the costs and unproven technology involved. The tax payers can’t afford it, and we just don’t need it.

    • Anonymous

      Do you live in Maine?  I believe Dr. Shapero does.  But I don’t know about you.  I believe you live in Florida.  Is that right?

      • Anonymous

        We have air in Florida, too.

        • Anonymous

          Do you also have large amounts of mercury in your lakes and therefore the fish.  The mercury comes from the wonderful air sent up to us from the middle west and lower New England.  By your answer to Dr. Shapero you don’t seem to give a damn about what our air is like up here as long as the Republican donors don’t have to spend money to make the air cleaner.  You and your Republican buddies make me sick.  I am ashamed to say I was a Republican but at least then they were willing to make decisions which helped the country and compromise was not a dirty word.

          • Anonymous

            You really don’t have a clue what the Republicans stand for. You just swallow the liberal lies that are spewed 24/7 in the mainstream media. No Republican wants dirty water, dirty air, high mercury levels, sick children, or any of the other disgusting lies the left spread on a daily basis. You really need to study the dirty dealings and corruption of your own party before you put the Republicans down. What you find might just sicken you a whole lot more. The question is: Are you willing to seek the truth of your own party? I’ve read a lot of your comments and doubt you will spend any time peering into your own back yard. I know my party is far from perfect. But, I also know your party is a whole lot worse.

          • Then why does your parties’ (PUBLIC) voting record say otherwise?  You are a rather outspoken person for someone who does no research.

            Disclaimer: Democrats are no better.

          • Anonymous

            The voting record of this House session has been superb. It’s just too bad Senator Reid is blocking everything from a vote on the Senate floor. He’s doing it on purpose so the left can lie about the Republican’s voting record; and Obama is backing him up. 

          • Anonymous

            Absolutely right.  Of course, when our leadership would rather wreck the ship because anything else looks like a “win for Obama,” we’re doing exactly what we condemn.  They call it politics…people call it despicable.

          • Anonymous

            It’s Obama and Reid that are wrecking the ship. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL, always someone else’s fault. Can’t stand by your policies so just lash out and attack others with no facts or basis to support you.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for answering my question. It’s obvious that you don’t dare research your own party. 

          • Anonymous

            No, it’s obvious you use personal attacks and race baiting to establish your non-points.

          • Anonymous

            What planet do you live on?

          • Anonymous

            Planet Reality. 

          • Anonymous

            just remember, republicans drink water and breathe air too.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, you have a lot of hot air in Florida.

        • Anonymous

          When do you plan to start breathing?

  • Anonymous

    My opinion, the world needs guys like Ron Paul. It also needs guys like Obama, Clinton, Bush, Cheney and dare I even say Gore. Guys like Buchannan and Rush and Randy Rhodes and Ed Shultz even contribute. HEck, even Mahr and Beck have planty of smart supporters and followers. They all have points that make sense but there must be a balance in order for our system to work. I could care less about any of them but as an American, I want what president is best for our country and my children. I know who is running, my problem is that I am a registered R through and through and about as far from a RINO as you might get but I don’t know yet who to support. That scares me a little.

    • Anonymous

      i can show you lots of ron paul info that could help you make a good decision
      email any time desmond.jones@verizon.net

  • I am actually one of the National Delegates heading to the RNC in August and I am proudly giving my vote to Dr. Ron Paul. 

    Romney = Obama
    Ron Paul > Romney
    (therefore)
    Ron Paul > Obama

    This is not a Republican vs Democrat issue, it’s a battle between those who love liberty and those who don’t (or who don’t understand what liberty is). 

    Ron Paul for President
    Blaine Richardson for Congress

    • Anonymous

      Go ahead and play your game at the convention. But if you write in Paul’s name in November, then you’ll just be voting for Obama. 

      •  And if you don’t, you’ll just be voting for Romney, which is no different.

      • Anonymous

         I agree.

      • I notice a reply to EJ Parsons was removed so I am reiterating what that message said and I stand by it. Your ears should be burning. I am only guessing at what was said but it was
        probably what I would say were it not for the rules which I respect. Orama or Bomeny, same/same so why not a new direction toward liberty. My vote is for Ron Paul.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, Ron Paul won’t be on the November ballot (so all of the talk about “I’m voting for Ron Paul in November” is silly futility) but the question is, how much commotion can the Ron Paul folks stir up at the national Republican Convention?

    • Tom Brown III

      Thanks for fulfilling your civic duty bud. I hope you can help spread the word on freedom and liberty @ the RNC. 

  • Anonymous

    Arin, Gov. LePage is very much on the side of the disabled and disadvantaged of Maine. This great governor helps those that helps themselves. He is providing the opportunity for the thousands of welfare abusers to start contributing to society instead of leeching from it.

    • Anonymous

      The trouble is, most of those leeching off of the system don’t want to stop. The vast majority of the state and private workers that make a fine living implementing the programs that support the leeches don’t want it to end either.

      • Anonymous

        hence the moral hazard of government subsidies-ron paul 2012

      • Anonymous

         I see that too.  Who has the best health insurance policies with benefits (mandated by the legislature) that make health insurance expensive and unaffordable for all of us?  State, municipal and school employees.  Some of them pay a percentage , 20%, but the insurance that that taxpayers provide for all these government employees is NOT affordable to most Mainers. In my opinion,  health insurance paid for the taxpayers for government employees is NO different than the burden of MaineCare to the taxpayers.  We’re running out money as a state.

    • Anonymous

      Have fun in bizarro world. In your world down is up,bad is good, hate is love. Good luck with your “great gobner”. I choose reality.

    • Anonymous

      On the backs of the people who need the help most. Thank you, Arin. A well written, well thought out letter. Don’t pay any attention to the radicals.

  • Jack Duncan: “Has the Republican Party gone nuts? It is the party that has always promoted conservative values.”

    Oh, really!  Take a look at what they call “conservative” values that they’ve been defending:

    1) Abolition of property in land and the application of all rents of land to public
    purposes. (zoning and property taxes, etc.)

    2) A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    3) Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (state and federal estate taxes, etc.)

    4) CONFISCATION OF THE PROPERTY OF ALL EMIGRANTS AND REBELS. (The seizures through traffic law violations, drugs, etc.)

    5) Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. (Federal Reserve and banking system!)

    6) Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the
    hands of the State. (FCC, Dept. of Trans. FAA, Interstate Commerce Commission)

    7) Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. (Dept. of Ag, TVA, Agriculture Adjustment Act, etc.)

    8) Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture. (Labor Unions, Dept. of Labor, Civil Works Admin. National Labor Relations Act, etc.)

    9) Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country(Food processing companies, with the co-operation of the Farmers Home Administration foreclosures, are buying up farms and creating “conglomerates.”)

    10) Free education for all children in public schools. (obvious and less “education” than “indoctrination”) from the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto!

    How do you like that? The “conservatives” believe in and continue to support the Communist Manifesto all the while railing on “socialism and communism” and thinking THEY had clean hands!

    Try a REAL conservative who is AGAINST the Communist Manifesto and it’s planks, Ron Paul!  Enough of the fakes, fraud, conmen and “liars in chief”!

    • Anonymous

      THIS is why Ron Paul will never be elected…

      • Anonymous

        as much as it pains me to say this…. I agree with you hophead2

        • Anonymous

          Thanks…I think :/

      • Anonymous

        Yes, the Ron Paul people, as demonstrated by Jaed Deaj, are even crazier than the Rick Santorum, Sara Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Herman Cain folks.

      • Tom Brown III

        because of factual evidence and things that make sense? Jaed has just outlined real evidence that republican’s are not republicans anymore. Everyone is just trying to expand government and governments role just to different ends.

        • Anonymous

          Actually, it’s less the content than the vision I have of spittle all over Jaed Deaj’s screen!

          Well, actually it’s the content too…

  • Anonymous

    During the 1980s many people, especially those with mental health issues, flocked here in droves because the services were so good…..

    Too many come and then you cant afford it dont you think….

  • Supernevadasmith

    RON PAUL
    All men dream: but nor equally, Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses oftheir minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did. I meant to make a new nation, to restore! 
    T.E. Lawrence from: “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”
     We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that votes Ron Paul with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in America now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That voted with us upon President  Ron Paul’s Election Day.” 
    We Will Win it for US All vote Ron Paul
    Liberty and Freedom for US All Ron Paul

    • Anonymous

      It’s time to snap out of your trance. Ron Paul cannot win, and every vote cast for him helps Obama get another 4 years. If that’s what you want, the go for it, but don’t complain when Obama takes everything you have and sends this nation over the economic cliff.

      Why not band together to get Ron Paul in Romney’s cabinet. He could do great things in the right position. Come to your senses.

      • Anonymous

        you think that romney would beat ron paul in a general election?

        • Anonymous

          By a landslide. Ron Paul is not electable. He’s got a lot of good ideas, but he just doesn’t come across as a man that can be trusted as the President. In a cabinet position, he would do great.

          What surprises me how hate filled and misinformed many of the RP posters are. It’s sad some of the lies they are posting, and I don’t think Ron Paul would appreciate their tone or demeanor. He’s a good man. Some of his worshipers, however, are obviously not.

          • Anonymous

            what democrats and libertarians would vote for romney over ron paul

          • Anonymous

            Um, me. Ron Paul scares me…

          • Anonymous

            Excellent, I am glad common sense scares you

          • I have to get off of here but my one last remark is ” you are totally misinformed and ignorant of the facts. Where you get your information puzzles me. Ron Paul won every
            one of the Presidential debates. Even though the controlled media tryed to suppress the fact that he was a candidate and would not allow him equal time to speak he said more in the few seconds that he was allowed then all the other candidates put to gether. He would
            Beat Obama by a 70 to 30 margin according to the honest polling. He also would beat
            Romney by that margin were it not for the fraud in the Republican party. You have to be
            a shill or the most uninformed person in the US of A . The bulk of the  US military backs
            Ron Paul and so do I and all of the honest sincere intelligent and caring people that have
            been exposed to his Ideals and ideas.

          • Anonymous

            Are you claiming the Republican Party stuffed the ballot box to such a degree that in several states Paul only saw SINGLE DIGIT support? You are in a fantasy land…

            As for a Paul/Obama contest, I can tell you I’m on the fence about Obama (voted for him the first time, but haven’t been happy with his administration), I would vote for him in a HEARTBEAT over Paul, who reminds me of my crazy uncle.

          • Anonymous

            The Paulites have a very skewed view — Paul, the say, loses Republican primaries constantly, but he only loses because of Republican fraud.  He “won” the debates — in the eyes of his supporters, who are the only unbiased judges of who won.  All the media is “controlled” — controlled by people other than Ron Paul, so they don’t spew Paul propaganda, so unfair of them.  Paul would be ahead in the polls if the polls were honest, which would be if only Paul supporters were asked who they would vote for.  What a bunch of baloney.

          • Anonymous

            you think there wasn`t media bias against ron paul?

      • Romney cannot beat Obama. 

        • Anonymous

          Good point, that’s very possible. All these votes for Paul wont help!!

          • The problem is the votes for Romney. Paul stands a chance. 

          • Anonymous

             Paul stands a chance of what?  Has he ever won a Republican presidential primary?  He’s won a caucus or two, but he’s run for the Republican nomination twice.  If he can’t even win a state-wide primary — anywhere — how does he stand a chance?  How many votes did he get when he ran for president as the Libertarian Party nominee?
            Let’s be realistic about who has a chance.  Paul has no more chance of being president than I have.

          • you keep being a good little sheep and let the government tell you who your going to vote for.

          • Anonymous

             I vote for whoever I want — and almost nobody votes for Paul.  He loses by big margins in all of the primaries.   That must tell you something.

          • No you are voting for who the establishment has told you to vote for. Elections are rigged every caucus where the cannot control the outcome so easily has not gone the way you are saying and is often mis-reported to make it not look so good.  The Republican establishment is cheating and trying to disrupt conventions  to attempt to preven Dr. Paul from winning. In some states they are creating shadow parties to try to discredit the actual delegation. This is not the actions of a winning team, but one that is grasping at straws trying to hold onto something they never had.

        • Anonymous

          Paul won’t be on the November ballot.  Wish he was, but, alas, it’s not to be.

      • mnolan13

        There’s not enough difference between Mitt and Barry to slip a sheet of Graphene between them.

        If the choice is between Mitt and Obama, the election should go to the one claiming to be a liberal.  They are both big-government liberals, only one is honest about that fact.

        • Anonymous

          If you can’t see the difference, then you’re eyes are closed.

          • mnolan13

            Worthless platitudes from a supporter of leftist Willard Romney. 

            You might think that niggling over 2-3% in income tax rates is a huge difference, I don’t.  My guy says income taxes should be ZERO ~ that is a difference between him and Obama that I can believe in.  Your guy wants to balance the budget in 20-30 years ~ he may as well be Obama.  My guy has a plan to do it his first term.

            Do you even understand what the word “difference” means?

      • Supernevadasmith

        I would settle for a Romney/Paul ticket,though I prefer a Paul/Romney one.
        “We’ll win it all in the fall,for US All vote Romney and Paul”

      • Anonymous

        Actually, I’m hoping for a Herman Cain comeback.

      • Most are just afraid that they will lose their food stamps. Don’t worry. There will be provisions for the lazy socialists that enjoy having the government steal from the working people to give to the useless eaters. They can get a job pulling weeds out of their neighbors garden on a share basis. The country is buried in debt and they want to keep the same trash in power so there are plenty of agencys to tell them what hoops to jump through.

  • bugspotter24

    I feel really, REALLY bad about “handing the election to” Rombama and Obamney by voting for the only Constitutionalist in the field.
    (shakes head smirking at the panicked establishment shills spewing criminal propaganda for their one world government Na-Zi masters)Really, really, REALLY bad.

  • MaineHiker

    Arin Quintel stated “Gov. Paul LePage may get
    what he wants: sick, disadvantaged, unemployed and disabled people
    will have to move out of Maine.” Well as a man who has lived here
    all my life, sail its coat, hiked its woods and mountains swam in
    it’s many lake, have a disability, and am thankful to LePage for
    coming out in opposition to big-wind. What may have to happen is he
    may have to move to Sunny Sunny Florida.
     

  • Jack Duncan– You misunderstand Ron Paul’s position. He isn’t in favor of legalizing prostitution or drugs. He simply wants those decisions left to the several States to decide. I doubt many States will rush legalize. We simply don’t need a federal government deciding for us. It’s expensive, inefficient, and leads to federal lobbyists making our lives miserable. A weak federal government is not attractive to lobbyist money. There is no point. I am older myself and retired and I am extremely proud of our young people, their support of Ron Paul, and there energy to go out and get involved instead of staying home as we do and just complain about how our government isn’t doing our bidding. I vote in Nevada and I thank your young Maine Republicans for joining us in supporting Ron Paul for President. We need drastic change to prevent us from becoming, as you say both  ” financially bankrupt” and , ” morally bankrupt” as well.

    • Anonymous

      Most people who d0 not like Ron Paul usually completely misunderstand everything he says. It’s like the ignorant hear him in another language or something. Too bad not everyone seeks to challenge their own doctrine.

  • Ron Paul is the most conservative of all of the candidates you nitwit. He believes in the rights of the individual. He protects the right of the religious, the rights of the non-religious, the rights of the homsexuals and heterosexuals. He is the champion of justice, he is the protector of the constitution.He is against the patriot act, an act supported by romney and obama, which breaks the tenents of the bill of rights. Get your Facts straight and educate yourself

    • Anonymous

      Well you’ve outlined the problem Paul has had in winning the primary. The problem is that he’s for homosexual rights as well as heterosexual rights. The problem is that he’s for Muslim rights as well as Christian rights. He didn’t pander to the base and vilify the proper minority groups.

      • Anonymous

        So the question to you is, do you believe minorities should have rights or are you attempting to analysis the collective morality and doctrine of most Americans?

        Ignorance should not be tolerated.

        • Anonymous

          My opinion on the matter is irrelevant. My analysis refers to Republican primary voters — obviously.

          Paul doesn’t pander and that’s why he wasn’t successful in the primary season (which is ironic because Tea Partiers purport to be defenders of individual liberty). A bit more screeching about gays and a war on Christimas and he maybe could have clinched the nomination.

          • The Tea Party seems to have been taken over by the GOP using fear of another term of Obama.

          • Tom Brown III

             when people like Palin and that hack glenn beck became figureheads for the tea party movement I lost interest because your right. The NEOCON GOP has ruined the ideals the tea party had started with social conservatism.

            I think the fact that social issues rule the polls and presses is a good indication on a move toward a full blown democracy (scary). Everyone is trying to get their group to the top. No one wants to or can succeed as an individual they must succeed as a group at the expense of other groups.

        • its the bloody super religious people and the ignorant people that overpopulate america and spread their ignorant ideas. that why the majority will always vote for the establishment candidate

      • So do you believe in the US Constitution ad us being a Republic or is it Democracy (Mob Rule)  I have a hard time understanding many people and their choices but I do not want law prohibiting them from that choice. Ron Paul is about freedom and where everyone has rights, not a select group. Ron Paul is a true conservative in all respects.

        • Anonymous

          We’re a democratic republic.

          And so you’re against the Defense of Marriage Act I assume?

  • we are not falling for the scare tactics anymore.  Ron Paul 2012

  • Zapextreme Gaming

    Can i borrow the CRYSTAL BALL everybody is using??   How do you know what is going to happen next week, let alone November?   When you say, “Ron Paul won’t be on the ballot” all you’re really saying is “I don’t want Ron Paul on the ballot”.   YOU DON’T KNOW WHO IS GOING TO BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER.  Romney or Obama could be DEAD by then for all we know. Anything can happen.  People leave comments which they’re so sure of themselves.  Obviously people vote for who they think is going to win.  You can’t say, Obama, Romney, or Paul will be on the ballot or not.  If we look at facts. Obama has the best chance, then Romney, then Paul.   But elections aren’t based on chances.  This is still anybodies election.  

     I’m voting Paul, so I can sleep at night.  I’ve looked into Romney s voting recorded  and his major donors, and he is EXACTLY LIKE OBAMA.   I don’t even see what Romney supporters are so happy about? None of them have been able to explain it either. They seem to be supporting Romney, just because they hate Obama.. LOL

    • Anonymous

      You seem to be replying to my statement that Ron Paul won’t be on the November ballot.  Okay, let me revise that — Ron Paul won’t be on the November ballot UNLESS we collide with another galaxy, and we all start walking on our hands.
      Ron Paul hasn’t won a single Republican primary election, so the Republicans won’t nominate him.
      He has not run in any Democratic primaries, so the Democrats won’t nominate him.
      He says he won’t accept the Libertarian nomination, and he won’t run as an independent — but maybe you think he’s a liar, and will run as an independent or a Libertarian.
      But if he’s telling the truth, then he won’t be on the ballot.
      Or, we might collide with another galaxy, and start walking on our hands.

  • Conservative values are based on whatever a person wants them to be, Ron Paul is a Constitutional  Conservative with values far beyond any other candidate. The word 
    conservative is an adjective with needs to be followed or preceded by a noun, ie 
    Conservative Christian, Conservative Jew,  Constitutional  Conservative, therefore the words conservative values can mean most anything. Darn one could even call themselves a  Conservative Democrat. Reporters should know better than this or is it just to make headlines. Also, how moral is it to force your values on everyone else?

  • Anonymous

    Arin Quintel.  Where does the money come from to pay for all the services?

  • David Petty

    Where in Ron Paul’s agenda is ANYTHING about Prostitution and Drug policy?? I’ve scanned his site UP AND DOWN and looked through everything he’s said in debates and interviews – NOWHERE has he advocated for legalizing drugs OR Prostitution.

    These crazy old republicans who believe everything they hear from Rush Limbaugh and Levin are the reason the republican party has gone from having the moral high ground to being just another wing of the big government, anti-freedom agenda.

  • Tell me, what is so radical about paul? what makes him so unelectable? Nothing besides what the media formulates in their free time. While news groups discuss whether romney is a bully in high school, Ron Paul discusses issues that are prevelant. We are in a recession. Paul Offers a remedy to eliminate the deficiet and bring america back to being a nation of prosperity and not debt. Stop being monkeys who watch their t.v. screens and actually look up what he stands for. I’ll help you out. http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

  • Anonymous

    I’ve come to the conclusion that those who oppose Ron Paul really just oppose our Constitution.  Because, that is what Ron Paul represents.  Upholding theConstitution is what really terrifies the elite party leadership on both sides.  In truth, they hate the Constitution and the restrictions upon government power (and their power) that the Constitution binds them with.

    As far as Romney goes, he’s just the same as  Obama.  Listen with your own ears them speak the same words.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWDJEc92d38

    Blame the GOP leadership for doing the same thing they did last time. They’re promoting a
    socialist in drag that they KNOW will divide the party assuring their defeat. Just like a fixed boxing match. Romney doeesn’t stand a chance against AKA (obama). When it comes right down to it, Romney is capable of doing even more harm than AKA. With Romney, those that are ignorant and don’t know how to check voting records, will go right back to sleep thinking an R is in charge so they need not worry. Romney would then be able to carry out the same agenda as AKA, except conservative voices would be silent. So, who in the end would do more harm to our country?

    There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between AKA and Romney.

  • Jack Duncan: Ron Paul is the only person standing by the constitution. freedom. freedom from too many laws. if your town wants to restrict freedoms, fine. your state, fine. but the federal govt has no right saying drugs are wrong or prostitution is wrong. i am a born again christian and a military veteran. ron paul best represents my attitudes and beliefs. we are a free people to worhip as we please and the govt shall not infringe upon our freedom to worship. our military is the dept of defense–that means defend the homeland, not police the world and allow us to meddle in other countries affairs. we need a return to the gold standard. we need to cut a bloated tyrannical federal govt. we need to remember founding fathers envisioned the inportance of states rights and a house of representatives that held the power, not the executive branch. we have gone astray and Ron Paul can lead us back to American greatness.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly Ron Paul is very misunderstood and propaganda rules the day. Me thinks there’s a reason for this, could it be because he isn’t corrupt? Luckily some Tea Parties in New Jersey have decided to endorse him and his common sense policies rather than once again accept the illusion of the lessor of 2 evils. Ron Paul supporters actually research the facts, rather than the lies. And most can be explained by which laws should be federal and which should be state or local. This man is for limited gvt control, non-corrupt money (the Fed Reserve) and restoring our stripped rights. Pretty radical stuff :) It’s all in the Constitution! Romney defers questions on the Constitution to Ron Paul in debates.

  • Anonymous

    Also, Ron Paul is the only candidate that will save (but restructure) social security.  It was not meant to be an entitlement program.  It was like an insurance program we paid into, but was changed over the years, our money was stolen and put into the general fund.  That’s why they now say it is broke.  By cutting wasteful spending, UN wars, OUR money/SS will be saved for its intended purpose.  There’s no reason for our country to be broke! If only we get the globalists out.  That’s why they don’t want Ron Paul in!  Our money is moved out of our country.

  • Luci D’Mari

    Right on, Jack. Don’t you get tired of these phony objections? Never mind that Ron Paul wants to end the Fed, abolish the IRS, get rid of at least 5 of the bureaucracies eating us alive, along with the Military Complex – not the Military who love Dr. Paul – getting us out of these undeclared “wars’, wants to bring the troops home, and on and on.  No, just tell us about legalizing drugs and prostitution – both of which have been going on since Biblical times! FREE means FREE and thats’ what Ron Paul is trying to give us, you misguided puppet of the controlled media!  Go take a class on the founding of this Nation!

  • Don

    You talk about pollution.. talk about chem-trails. You like this big government with big spending don’t you. Well the people don’t that why they just got the majority of Maine’s delegates, get over it you romney and obama people.

  • Anonymous

    Arin, the best thing you can do is vote against every heartless hypocritical radical anti-Christian anti-humanity TeaPublican on your next ballot, vote entirely for the Democrats, and get everyone you know to do exactly the same.  LeBUFFOON can not get what he wants without his water carriers with him.  In November we have a chance to rid our government of these corporate toadies and turn LeBUFFOON into the lamest duck imaginable.

    Jack, YES, they are NUTS.

    Dr. Shapiro, SPOT ON.  Thanks for the great letter.

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