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  • wow.. Charlie Webster really is one of the Maine GOP’s worst enemies.  He drove away the moderates.  Then they dumped the libertarians.  What’s next?  If he’s a Santorum fan does that mean that next he’s going to drum out everyone who’s not evangelical? 

    When Obama wins this year it will be the GOP’s own fault.

    • Nathan James Paulette

       Totally agree. It’s almost like the GOP is throwing this one… I think Paul has a better chance to beat Obama than Romney does, however that is just my opinion. The GOP probably knows the economy cannot be fixed (it has been a long time comin’) so blaming Obama for four more years (not saying Obama isn’t helping the situation along himself..) may seem more appealing.

      • Kevin_Of_Bangor

        Ron Paul will never become President of the United States. It will never happen.

        • Anonymous

          You just assuming that the Ron Paul supporter thought that he would leaves me to believe your not as smart as you think you are.  It is what Ron Paul represents that people are standing up for…

          • Kevin_Of_Bangor

            Read his other post before you comment.

          • Anonymous

             Then respond to his other post.

          • Kevin_Of_Bangor

            I did.

    • Anonymous

       Don’t give them any ideas,since they can’t come up with their own.Santorum is the worst of America-an ignorant thief who suffered the second worst loss by percentage in history.

  • Anonymous

    “Any Republican who doesn’t support Mitt is not a Republican”??? Who does this guy think he is? So much for the big tent.

  • Anonymous

    we’re finished dumping on you, now lets be friends.

    • Anonymous

      But remember, no compromise. 

  • Nathan James Paulette

     What a bunch of crap. As a registered Republican and someone who has supported Ron Paul since ’08, mostly because he is the only politician in both parties that makes any sense, I can tell you that this movement grows larger by the day no matter how much they downplay it. I can also confidently say that I will not be voting Republican or Democrat in the coming November election. I believe I will not be the only one. The future of the GOP lies in our hands.

    • Anonymous

      The RNC did a wonderful job of helping me solidify in my mind that Gary Johnson will be getting my vote.  And from many others I’ve been talking to and posts I’ve been seeing it seems that you’re in fact correct, we’re not the only ones who won’t be voting for either the R or D candidates.

      • Anonymous

        I liked Johnson till I found where he differs from the good doctor. Honorable Doctor Ron Paul is the name to write in.  (If Johnson steps down from the top of the L ticket, we’d still have a vote. Or you may be able to write in Ron Paul anyway, depending on where you live)

        • Judy

          Im a Paul supporter too but write ins will be thrown out or counted as a romney vote. Don’t give them the chance. If Paul does not run as an independent pleas vote Gary Johnson. He’s not Paul but he’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative.

          • Anonymous

             I am a Paul supporter that went to the RNC as an Alternate. Write-ins will not be counted as Romney votes. At this point a vote for anyone else other than Romney will effectively be a vote for Obama. The country cannot afford another four years of this administration.

          • Tom Brown III

             that is such dangerous logic. Voting for the lesser of two evils or anybody but ……. campaigns are based on disdain and discontent not logic and reason. It is not a campaign of ideals just a campaign of slander and fear.

            There is never such a thing as a wasted vote or a vote thrown away. If you have voted with your conscience then your vote has not been wasted. I can’t in good conscience vote for Mitt Romney. He is a flip flopping panderer like Kerry was.

          • Anonymous

            Most of us who are intelligent and read realize it makes not one whit of difference who we vote for.

          • hipposelect

             I am so sick to death of hearing that a vote for someone other than Romney is a vote for Obama. Why on Earth would anybody vote for Romney after the way he has displayed himself to be the worst type of sleaze that there is? SERIOUSLY? This party now deserves what they’re going to get, which is a loss in November and an exodus away from these horrifyingly bad choices that they keep trotting forth for these elections. Who cares if Obama wins if I have to vote for Romney to prevent it? Exactly what has Romney promised us? Is he making any noise at all about restoring our lost freedoms? Will he eliminate the TSA? Will he eliminate the warrantless wiretapping? He isn’t even addressing ANY issue that’s important to me, and even if he did how could I possibly believe him? The guy has more faces than a hydra. FINALLY an honest man comes forth…a true statesman. A man that can be trusted and who cares about freedom and liberty, and he is soundly REJECTED by this party? And now they’re courting our votes? PUUUhhhhhhleeeeze!

          • Anonymous

            ” Why on Earth would anybody vote for Romney ” 

            The only reason I’ve ever heard is because he is not Obama. 

            So if I ask, what is so wrong with him, I just a get a odd look , or some crap to effect that if you have to ask  you are not worth talking to, you’ll, (your sort), will never  understand what we hate about Obama so much. 

            So even if I ask more, ask sincerely, all I get is more BS wrapped up in code works, and told that I’m worse than even a RINO. 

            Which of course just makes me think, oh, it is racism and  they are ashamed to just say it plainly. 

            What else should one think ?

          • Anonymous

            Saying that a vote for anyone other than Romney would be a vote for Obama is like saying that eating anything other than chocolate is the same as eating ice cream. Yes, I know that it doesn’t make sense. That’s my point.

        • What kind of a Doctor takes the position of denying Disaster Victims relief ?

          As Doctor McCoy would say,

           Da* it Jim, —-I’m a Doctor not a Politician!

          • One that takes his Oath of office seriously which does not explicitly allow public money to be used for such instances. However, people are free to give their own money, not at the point of a gun, to victims of such terrible natural disasters like we did to Haiti. 

    • Kevin_Of_Bangor

      HA HA!!

      I love reading the comments and watch folks such as yourself get all wound up. Thanks for the amusement.

      Ron Paul never once had a chance of winning this year, ever. Go ahead and write in his name and give a vote to Obama.

      • Anonymous

        > Ron Paul never once had a chance of winning this year, ever. 

        There is exactly why he was just as good and a far more interesting  option for the GOP than Mitt Romney, too.

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul supporters = RINOs…

      • Anonymous

         It was Reagan who said that libertarianism was the heart of conservatism. Would you consider Reagan to be a RINO?

        • Anonymous

          No.  I think Reagan, who raised taxes when necessary and allowed amnesty for illegals, was a great Republican.  Would you welcome him in our party today?

          • pbmann

            Reagan could not get the nomination of the Republican Party today, that is how far they have moved to the Right.

          • Anonymous

             Pretty stupid statement considering Romney is a Massachusetts conservative, which is as far left liberal as you can get. No difference between him and Obama at all.

          • pbmann

            List Reagan’s accomplishments/beliefs and then see if they fit in with today’s Republicans.

      • Anonymous

        Funny…that’s what I think of the churchy base.

    •  I was very happy to have met Dr. Ron Paul and the Iowa Republican party delegation this week. Dr. Paul is a fascinating character. Up close, he was polite and engaged with everyone. The future of us ‘good’ Republicans’ GOP does lie in our hands. The RNC rules can not stand! The Romney machine broke out the big guns. Somehow, clear channel and all they control forced a blackout on Ron Paul news and got spin doctors and talking heads on the msm to berate and chastise Dr. Paul all over the national news. I saw one fox person calling him a loon, another calling him crazy and still another said he need to go to the old folks home.  I turned off my television a week ago (last Friday) and have not turned it on since. Am getting all info now from internet. Praise god I can turn off FOX, CNN, MSNBC and such. I used to like those stations until they started beating up on MY candidate. I been following RP since around 2009. I contributed to liberty candidates. Some of them got in the door but not enough. I’m hoping more liberty candidates will get in this year. They have removed the party affiliations of each candidate from the Florida state elections from a couple weeks ago so if you don’t know whom you are voting for and/or why you are, don’t bother going or find out who’s on the ticket at least. You can’t just show up now and vote the ‘party line’ no more. That’s how GOP people in charge now and Obama got elected because of masses of voters not knowing what they were doing IMHO.

      • Anonymous

        ron paul is a fascinating character alright.

    • Anonymous

      Vote for who ever you want, you live in a state where it don’t matter.  If you were in a state that mattered you would be crazy to want to let B.O. win.  No matter what, our biggest problem is spending and by a huge margin the Republican party chose Mitt to get it under control.  Ron Paul was not even in 2nd or 3rd, so it’s ridicules to believe he somehow got screwed.

    • Anonymous

      There should be a third party candidate! Both primary parties have become too polarized.  Go Ron Paul supporters!  I’m liberal but completely respect this movement and kinda/sorta like the guy.   I don’t like LePage in general but appreciate his tenacity, at least regarding this matter.    

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Charley says, “NOW, we’ll talk to you about the to you people about those 20 Paul delegates elected at the state party convention in May .”

  • Charlie Ocho

    NOOOO WAYYYYY!!!!!  Am I voting for Robama, I hope everyone saw the scripted yea nah vote Boner did at the convention.  If you had doubts if the republican primaries were predetermined this is definite proof.  I’ll be voting for Gary Johnson thank you.  I can deal with 4 more years of Obama, not 8 years of Romney.  Hopefully the GOP will learn there lesson next time.  Only Liberty can win this election for him, (Personal and fiscal) and he turned his back on that.

  • If I ever thought about becoming a Republican, this Charlie Webster guy would throw me back in the dems corner. Who is this bird? How did he get the position he got? If I like Ron Paul, according to him, I am a immature Republican, or maybe not one at all? He is part of the party that shows it’s ugly side. Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody’s gonna have to “kiss the gunner’s daughter”, in the words of Phil Hendrie…

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Webster, get off your high horse and do the Maine GOP a favor, step down and get lost.

    • Anonymous

      Well, so much for Party unity, and it is just one day after the National Convention, too. 

      But, hey, what can you expect when you get in bed politically with people who warned you, even if we are wrong, NO COMPROMISE !!! ? 

      I just hope people still remember this come November. 

      How can you expect no compromise buffoons that can’t  even fix their own State 
      caucus properly, without getting their elbow glued to their own forehead,  
      to run a State or Nation ?  

      • Anonymous

         good point and high- larious to boot!

        don’t forget the foot in the bucket and steppin’ on a rake. out here in the boondocks of Orygun where i live, these guys were gonna host a tea party shindig and did all the publicity, etc….but forgot to get any permits from the county so they had to cancel at the last minute. Classic. yes put these guys in charge of the “football.”  nuclear  accident in 5…4…3…2…1…

  • Anonymous

    You do you and I will do me!!  I will not vote for “Ron-abma, I will vote for Gary Johnson!!

    • Anonymous

      You are a RINO.

      • Anonymous

         You are repetitive.

      • Vigilantis

         I hope you’re including turncoats like Snowe and Collins in that statement downeastlaw.   How much more RINO can you get by supporting Obamacare?   Better yet why don’t we ask Willard why he supported the mandate.

  • I can’t imagine any Paulites leaving at the moment.  Don’t they pick a chair in December?

  • Anonymous

    Just remember Obama already has the job. By not voting for Romney, no matter if you think he is a true Republican or not it’s like voting for Obama. Why do you think the press is keeping this going? Keep the Republicans fighting among themselves. Vote for someone who has NO chance or Don’t vote at all. Obama wins……these are votes that WON’T be counted against him. If you think Obama has made your life and America better in the last four years then vote for him. I don’t know if Romney is the answer or not, but I don’t want to go through another four years like the last four. Think hard of what you want to do with your ONE and ONLY vote.

    • Kevin_Of_Bangor

      I’m not going to vote for a man who wears what he thinks is magical underwear. Just not going to happen.

    • Anonymous

       “Why do you think the press is keeping this going? Keep the Republicans fighting among themselves.”

      i hardly the the press is necessary. Republicans seem have a pugilistic streak about mile wide.

      too bad for them they also seem to have ADD or something. as soon as they get rolling on message etc, some conehead like Akin shows up and gives peek into the sausage factory that is the RNC; or some alt. delegates come to the brilliant conclusion that throwing peanuts at black workers in the convention hall would put a fine shine on all the Republicans have to offer the country….

      • Anonymous

         Do you really believe that? 
        This is like kindergarten stuff.
        Come on…..that was definitely a plant, even Dems would agree (peanuts throwing).
        The DNC / Obama allowing INDIGENOUS Muslims prayer time however is another huge blunder on top of the sucidial list of speakers (Kerry, Pelosi, Reid??????).
        People WAKE UP!

    • Anonymous

      I want to be able to walk out of the polls with a clear conscience, so I will be voting for Gary Johnson. We can hope that Mr. Johnson steps down and let’s Ron Paul head the ticket.

      • Bright

        While we may all agree that becoming a recognized third party may be in long range best interest, I think many Americans think voting that way will harm our immediate future. We all know Paul or Johnson has little no chance at all and Romney isn’t too much closer than them, especially with a greatly divided party.

        • Anonymous

          Well, if it takes short term pain to enable long range reform, then that is the logical path. Part of the reason we are in the state we are is because no one wants to face discomfort in the short term. we continue to kick the can and not face reality, well reality is going to face us whether we like it or not. Mitt & Obama are 2 sides of the same coin, both of them serving paymasters who fund them. Ron Paul is the only hones person on the stage.

    • Anonymous

       If Mitt Romney wins, Obama also wins.

  • Anonymous

    Webster has been at the center of the corruption, making Maine the first of the states with GOP leadership not stepping down after getting caught cheating. He set a bad precedent for remaining in power after getting caught that prevailed throughout the primary, even through the convention. 

  • Anonymous

    Webster is the corrupt guy who gave Maine GOP a bad name and refused to resign upon getting caught after the leaders in Iowa and Nevada had the decency to step down for doing similar tricks. What a shame. What a sham.

  • Anonymous

    Webster is one of the most crooked GOP leaders out there. He refused to resign when getting caught in multiple rigging scams in Maine.  When the Maine folks woke up to it and sent Paul supporters as delegates, you can bet Charlie was right there in the planning to get them pushed out. He’s on the defensive and operating so blatantly it’s incredible news hasn’t picked up on all the connections.

  • Yo Charlie, time to be thinkin ’bout sellin the puppies. Cause you done screwed the pooch.

    • Anonymous

       I wonder if the puppies will be on the car roof like Seamus?

  • Anonymous

    Vote Libertarian, Paulistas. Johnson’s a lot closer to your way of thinking than the Rmoneyryans.

    As Mitt worked his way down the aisle to the podium last evening, he passed the New York delegation, but not before he extended a glad hand and a pat on the shoulder for one David Koch. Need one say more? Think what you may, but he’s not in your corner – never was, never will be.

    • Anonymous

       Koch may be evil but he’s not dumb.He’s giving to the D’s in some shadowy form via SuperPACs.Just like WS who give generously to both parties.They’re covering their bases.

  • Judy

    When the republican party disqualifies romney like they should have already to according to  RNC rules. then we can talk. Till then they have nothing to say that we want to hear.

  • Anonymous

    Re: kiss and make up? In. your. dreams.

    • Anonymous

      RINO!

      • Anonymous

         LIBERTARIAN!

      • Anonymous

         He’s a RINO but Mitt Romney isn’t?

      • Vigilantis

        If you seriously think Obomney is a true Conservative Republican than you need professional help.    I’ve been a registered Republican since I’ve been old enough to vote (A long time now) and if Willard had won in a fair and respectable manner and did so without cheating and had a conservative record as well, then, Yes I would be supporting him.   Unfortunately, that is far from the case.   Have you forgotten what he did in Massachusetts during his term as Governor?

  • LOL! NEVER going to happen! Bangor daily news is asking disenfranchised libertarians and Ron Paul supporters, whom the election was literally stolen from, to support the Republican Party after all the shenanigans? What a sick joke! I can’t believe you even bother to pretend like people would accept this garbage.

  • Poll Question
    Do you think Ron Paul supporters should sit out this year’s election in Maine? that is probable the most Un-American question I have ever heard, and 16 Un-Americans answered yes. those 16 should lose their right to vote.

    • Anonymous

       Those aren’t the only votes R’s are trying desperately to disenfranchise all over the country.Fortunately at least some court decisions are going against them.

    • They didn’t offer another option, voting for someone else. Plan B. Gary Johnson.
      He has twice as much experience as Mitt, as a governor. He served until term limits. Mitt couldn’t roust a 2nd term. Johnson left his (primarily Democrats; 2 to 1) state with a 1 billion dollar surplus and a balanced budget. 

      Some folks really are principled enough to vote their conscience.

  • Someone (the RNC) slaps you down to the ground it is not time to kiss and makeup.

  • Anonymous

    “The same forces that put Obama in place have now engineered a choice in the 2012 election intended to force voters to side either with a socialist Democrat who wants to impose socialism on the nation or a socialist Republican who has already imposed socialism on his home state of Massachusetts. To say that voters who refuse to support either are somehow responsible for electing one or the other is like saying that people who refuse to submit to the demands of terrorists are somehow responsible for killing the people the terrorists subsequently murder.” – Alan Keyes

  • Anonymous

    “The same forces that put Obama in place have now engineered a choice in the 2012 election intended to force voters to side either with a socialist Democrat who wants to impose socialism on the nation or a socialist Republican who has already imposed socialism on his home state of Massachusetts. To say that voters who refuse to support either are somehow responsible for electing one or the other is like saying that people who refuse to submit to the demands of terrorists are somehow responsible for killing the people the terrorists subsequently murder.” – Alan Keyes

  • Here is my speech that I gave on the floor of the 2012
    Republican national convention.  I was not recognized nor was my
    microphone turned on.  After the motion to adopt the credentials committee
    report was moved and seconded the chair stated “Without objection, the
    previous question is ordered”.  The previous question ends debate,
    even one person objecting can halt the previous question.  I objected and
    was ignored. I then called numerous points of order but was also ignored.
     I then proceeded to read my entire prepared speech.  Here it is:

    I urge you to support the reinstatement of the duly elected
    Maine delegates.  On May 5th and 6th the
    Maine Republican Party held a convention and elected 21 delegates and 21
    alternates to the GOP national convention. 
    One of those 21 delegates was Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage.  Governor LePage supports seating Maine’s duly
    elected delegation and in fact has decided not to attend the national
    convention as a result of the RNC’s decision to unseat Maine’s duly elected
    delegates.  Maine’s national
    committeeman, Rick Bennett and Maine US House candidate and Maine Senate
    majority leader Jon Courtney have both come out in support of seating Maine’s
    duly elected delegates.

    The case against Maine has centered around allegations of
    not following rules of procedure and illegal votes being cast.  However, the RNC supplied Mr. Thomas Balch to
    the Maine State Convention as parliamentarian. Mr. Balch is an expert
    parliamentarian, who in fact is one of the authors of Robert’s Rules of Order.  The contestants claim that proper rules of
    order were not followed for balloting for the 15 at large delegates since balloting
    was performed while Maine’s 16 counties caucused together at the state
    convention.  However, prior to balloting
    for 15 at large delegates, a motion to suspend the rules was passed by a 2/3rds
    majority which allowed balloting to be performed in this manner.  The parliamentarian, Mr. Balch was consulted
    prior to this, and he agreed it was in accordance with party rules and rules of
    procedure.  Contestants also claim this
    was a material change in the method of selecting delegates. However, a ballot
    vote with Maine’s 16 counties individually huddled together during the state
    convention instead of a ballot vote as one group together is clearly not a
    material change in the method of selecting delegates.

    It was argued that a quorum was not present while electing
    delegates.  However, during the election
    of the 15 at large delegates, Governor LePage received 1724 votes.  A total of 2,786 delegates were credentialed
    at the Maine state convention and since Governor LePage received 1724 votes, a
    quorum was present during the election of the at large delegates.  During any quorum calls during the state convention
    the state convention chair ruled that a quorum was present and this ruling was
    never appealed.

    One of the key arguments for throwing out Maine’s duly
    elected delegates centered on the point that a credentials committee report was
    not adopted until the 2nd day of the convention, but this argument is clearly false
    as the convention minutes indicate that the 1st item of business conducted
    after the call of the convention was the adoption of the credentials committee
    report.

    Additionally, it was argued that illegal votes were cast,
    however, the contestants didn’t prove that even 1 illegal vote was cast.  The margin for victory in the at large
    delegate vote was over 100 votes, yet the contestants did not prove even 1
    illegal vote.  The best evidence introduced
    was testimony that someone observed a lady who held up both her voting card and
    her husband’s voting card because she thought her husband had exited the voting
    area.  Since all voting was done by
    standing and raising a voting card simultaneously, her vote could not have been
    counted twice as suggested by the contestants. 
    Contestants also presented testimony that a properly credentialed
    delegate was wearing the wrong name badge and suggested this person was voting
    illegally since they had the wrong name badge but the contestants present no
    evidence that the individual was not a properly credentialed delegate.

    Contestants also claim that individuals were on the
    convention floor who were uncredentialed, however it has always been common
    practice for convention officials to be on the floor and no proof has been
    offered that even one vote was cast by uncredentialed persons.

    The argument to throw out Maine’s duly elected delegates is
    purely a political one and not in accordance with GOP party rules nor in
    accordance with a fair and open process. 
    The facts of the case clearly show that the Maine state convention
    properly elected 21 delegates and 21 alternate delegates.  The contestants claim that the Maine
    delegation has not proven their innocence, however, in order to unseat Maine’s
    duly elected delegates the burden of proof is on the contestants to prove their
    case, which they clearly have not done. 
    In America, we are innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven
    innocent.    

    To close, I would like to note that 8 veterans and 2
    Christian ministers were duly elected.  7
    of the 8 veterans and both Christian ministers have been removed from our
    delegation.  Sam Canders has done 4 tours
    in Afghanistan and  Andy Stinson recently
    returned from Iraq.  Now, they are being
    told that they are not welcome at the GOP national convention.

    I
    urge you to vote in support of seating Maine’s duly elected delegates who were
    selected by over 2000 Maine Republicans at the Maine state convention.  Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Good luck this Saturday, Brent. Give Mr. Webster our best. 

  • Anonymous

    “Any Republican who doesn’t support Mitt Romney now isn’t a Republican and probably shouldn’t be.”

    HEY CHARLIE!

    READ THE PLATFORM

    “PRINCIPLES OVER PARTY” is IN the PLATFORM.

    • Bright

      I’m sure the election will reflect his sentiment perfectly. He’s so far tot he right he’s actually come around on the left and is helping them if anything. 

  • Anonymous

    ZZZZZ.Aren’t there some dust bunnies to write about?

  • Anonymous

    ron paul supporters will not kiss and make up, the crap who went to Tampa and made an attempt to disrupt the proceedings will not just drop it, they are like a little brat who has gotten some attention and they will continue to make fools of themselves.

  • As an Independent I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that Romney is gonna have one nasty, and very ugly, road to go down since he has ‘bxxxh slapped’ and publicly disrespected almost every voter that works for a living. From badmouthing the public sector worker’s, who are now trying to put the South back together after Issac, to calling the 1st Responder’s “The Evil Left of Big Government” , Romney has shown total disrespect for the working man and basically told us all that our opinion’s and idea’s don’t count worth squat. So much for the supposed GOP platform of ‘Big Tent’ and inclusion. And the GOP National Committee wonders why the Ron Paul people are showing a bigger diversity in their rank’s ?  One would wonder if the Maine State Committee can get out of their own way and see the writing on the wall, especially after the Washington County caucus disaster.

    Romney’s Tampa speech was seen a joke since both he and Ryan have both openly lied in their speech’s when compared to their past action’s and record’s, Ryan’s especially since he so loudly claimed TARP was a Obama giveaway but, when the GM plant in his hometown was threatened with closing,  Ryan suddenly get’s up on his soapbox and lobbyied FOR the TARP funds to keep the plant open. Romney was no better with his calling for the auto industry to go under. Same for his claims of wanting to help the homeowner’s who are facing forclosure but less than 4 months ago he’s publicly calling for the foreclosure process to go thru and put God only knows how many families out on the street. And the fact, not campaign rhetoric, of Romney calling for the repeal of the ACA as necessary is almost a sick joke since the ACA was modeled after what he crafted and passed into law in Mass.. So what, he’s now telling everyone in Mass. that he screwed them and hopes they are enjoying the thrill ?

    I may not be a Paul supporter but this Independent can clearly see that the Maine GOP is far from united in principle, much less platform. And that alone is cause for the National Committee to come up here and do some serious ‘woodshedding’ of the State Committee. Is it too late for this election ? Maybe. But it’s got to start some time. Question is when ?  

  • Anonymous

    Power Seekers need to get on their knees and address Mainers directly.

  • Conley Raye

    I will only vote for an inexperienced candidate, no career politicians. I wish we could move on and be rid of this outdated 2 party ego system. We need to draft people of merit, that have the 

    intelligence and desire to help America instead of themselves. 

  • Anonymous

    Webster need to resign.  That is the first step in healing the Maine GOP.

  • Charlie Webster is disgrace.

  • Anonymous

    Is Charlie Webster really a republican? That’s the question! His belligerence and  arrogant dismissal of thousands of “other” republican Mainers in such an antagonistic manner deserves the scrutiny, not the motives of the Paul folks, myself included. After all, he is the biggest enemy the state republicans could ever imagine and it will be proven next election!
    It’s almost comical that a great grandmother who has voted republican for longer than Charlie has probably been alive should be accused of suddenly joining the party to vote for Paul!
    This has been the undoing of the Republican party in Maine (and elsewhere). NEVER would I vote for Romney or any of the other so-called republicans who threw out the basic tenets of the party and sacrificed their integrity. I attended the caucus, I voted, I watched my vote be thrown out. Up yours, Charlie.

    • Anonymous

      The Party leadership wants unity once it’s apparent who the candidate will be.  And they would be entitled to that, if they deserved that support.  The rank-and-file will largely close ranks and support the candidate if they are–or at least felt like they are–fully involved in his/her selection. 

      When you jam “your guy” down our throats, don’t expect our vote.

  • Craig Turcotte

    I”d been a registered Republican for 16 years.  Always voted Republican.  With Ron Paul running, this is the first year I’ve really been active in the party.  But the Republican party has made it clear that, while they would really like my vote, they have no interest in my input or participation.  Recent rules changes within the GOP have made any kind of grass roots change impossible.  I have since registered unaffiliated.  

    However, I won’t be sitting out.  5% of the vote in a national election gets the Libertarian party recognized in Maine.  Rather than trying to reform a party that’s corrupt, I’d be able to join a party that supports my views and promotes issues that are important to me.  I’ll be voting for Gary Johnson for president and Andrew Ian Dodge for senate.  I urge others who value liberty to do likewise.  

  • Bright

    In the end this whole mess will be a convenient excuse as to why Obama was re-elected and allow the Republicans to gloss over the real issues of how they destroyed our party by ignoring any sensible compromise to their hard right “values”. 

  • Anonymous

    Now that we have robbed you let’s kiss and make up…………NO THANKS !!!

  • Davida Willette

    maine republicans have gone nuts like the nutty governor we have 

  • Anonymous

    “Any Republican who doesn’t support Mitt Romney now isn’t a Republican and probably shouldn’t be.”   Sickening Charlie, what a thing to say…

    • Ajai Dittmar

      Any republican who endorses Romney is really a democrat

  • IF THE #REPUBLICAN PARTY ISN’T #RONPAUL ‘S PARTY,IT’S NOT MY PARTY EITHER http://impolitejeffersonian.com/2012/08/30/the-rnc-and-the-conservative-republican-movement/★★ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N★★ IT’S ON:  
    https://twitter.com/dmmckinney/status/241964661786939392/photo/1

  • Anonymous

    The gang that can’t shoot straight sure keeps shooting itself in the foot.

  • For all of those those Independents, Democrats and Libertarians who signed up as Republicans to vote for Ron Paul; and for all those Republicans whose sincere desire was to find fairness and liberty in your vote, even though you are now totally disenfranchised; “You just walked in, you can just walk out”.

    Mitt and the GOP may be adamant that they don’t want you, don’t need you and prefer you would just go away, but Gary Johnson will embrace you, for continuing the cause of liberty.

    “Any Republican who doesn’t support Mitt Romney now isn’t a Republican and probably shouldn’t be.”  
    So there you have it. What he’s saying is, “if you aint Mitt, you aint it,  just go away”.

  • Anonymous

    LOL!!! Mr. Webster for every action there is a reaction… Didn’t you learn that in grade school… Thinking that everything like it was yesterday was foolish. I’m not going to tell you Jan, Peter. Charlie how you are going to loose control of the party, but the nouveau’s  will show you.

  • StopShreddingMyConstitution

    There needs to be a lawsuit to invalidate the RNC rule changes, because they were passed fraudulently. The “nays” were at least as loud as the “ayes,” and it was obviously too close to call from the verbal vote, so a roll call vote was required by rules of order. However, Boehner read right off the teleprompter, which said “the ayes have it” even before the “Nays” were finished saying “nay”!!!!!  And then calls for objection and points of order were ignored.  It was outright fraud.  The fact that rules were ignored here is breach of contract.  The rules are agreed upon by the entire party, and this forms the basis of a contract for all purposes.  The party leadership is guilty of breach of contract and fraud.

    Based on that, and the numerous other instances of cheating and fraud that went on in the primary in various states, not only should the rules changes be invalidated, but also the nomination of Romney.  It was obtained fraudulently.  In any other type of contest, if you cheat, you are disqualified.  This should be no different.  There is a massive mountain of video and other evidence that proves all the cheating, breaking rules, ignoring rules, etc., that the GOP and RNC did in order to give the nomination to Romney and ensure no one else had a fair chance at it.

  • Anonymous

    Watch;

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fruTILguQA&feature=youtu.be

  • Anonymous

    If Charlie Webster were “really a Republican”, he would have supported the delegation that Maine Republicans chose at its state convention in May, rather than sitting with the scabs in Tampa.

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