Comments for: Maine’s political surprises of 2012

Posted Dec. 21, 2012, at 2:47 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 21, 2012, at 3:15 p.m.

AUGUSTA | ’Tis the season to consider surprises. So instead of focusing on who keeps delivering those odd Secret Santa gifts, let’s shift into reflection mode to consider the political surprises of 2012. The biggest surprise is no surprise. When U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, announced in late February …

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  • Jacob Newcomb

    The demise of the Republican Party in Maine is no surprise to me. I am a registered Republican but the way that this party has been run for the last decade or so has really put us at a disadvantage in local elections. LeRage isn’t helping anything either.

    • You mean the mormon cultist Romney, retread Summers, nobody Courtney, and the mustard king Raye didn’t get you all excited to volunteer for their campaigns (har, har, har)? There’s a good reason Courtney and Raye almost lost their Congressional GOP primaries to complete novices…

  • Billings getting that judgeship was pure political patronage and cronyism. He was LePage’s boy from his days as Waterville Mayor and was the GOP’s house counsel until earlier this year. Like Howie Carr says, “this was LEGAL graft, though.”

    • Anonymous

      Like when Joe Brennan appointed George Mitchell to the Senate Seat vacated when Carter appointed Muskie to S.o.S?

  • Anonymous

    The GO-TEA is what is killing the GOP.
    Teabullies need to be expunged and marginalized or it dies on the vine.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Jimmy Carter said the same thing about the “moral majority”in 76, Only trouble is they came back in Seventy Eight and took the Senate changing long-time blue States (like Montana) permanently red . Then they took the White House unseating a sitting President and winning in 48 States excepting only Hawaii and Georgia. The Democrats got only one (very close) election when Nixon Agnew imploded. Then the R party won three in a row with out even working up a sweat.

      Be very careful of whom you pronounce dead.

  • Anonymous

    The biggest surprise, although in hindsight it probably should’nt have been, was the extent of the hypocrisy, the lying and the character assassinations by the Democrats, as well as the huge money spent in spreading their deceptions and mud.

    • Anonymous

      Should we do a tally on the Rs? They’re the champs in those categories.

      • Anonymous

        You know that is not true and so does everyone else. Even long time Dems are disgusted at the tactics used and the money spent by their party this past election. Of course they won’t do anything about it – the end justifies the means with liberals.

        • Anonymous

          As a former Republican (up to the last election) Gopher is right on the make. BUT so are you. Both political parties are CHAMPS at lying, deceit Character assassination (hell the Democrats even ate one of their own)

          Charlie Webster, as hired Gun for the Romney Campaign (before he won the primaries) Angus pretending he might consider joining the Republicans, the State Democratic leadership assassinating Cynthia Dill. (and thus their base that attends caucuses)

          I have nothing but scorn and disgust for both political parties and the phony “Independent” Angus King.

          The big surprise for me this election season was that Republican supporters of Ron Paul didn’t hang Charlie Webster behind the State House, and that Democratic supporters of Cynthia Dill must have voted for Angus King.

          • Anonymous

            Show me the Republican lies. There is nothing wrong with TRUTHFULLY pointing out someone’s record. The Dems lied and lied again in every race they could. It worked for them. The Rs pobably won’t stoop to that level so it looks like the Ds will stay in power for quite a while.

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