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(Maine Morning Sentinel)   Maines' Governor LePage: "I'm sorry for what the press has accused me of saying. I'm not saying I said it, but if I did it is the newspaper's fault." Tag is for where 62% of Mainers wish he was   (onlinesentinel.com) divider line 61
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2013-08-24 08:36:48 AM
Obama doesn't hate all white people, just the white conservatives....
 
2013-08-24 08:59:47 AM
In a bizarre coincidence, he was standing right next to Mike Myers when he said it.
 
2013-08-24 11:02:50 AM
Sounds like a liberal smear campaign to put words in this guy's mouth.
 
2013-08-24 11:04:51 AM
So now, we're giving the Florida tag to all embarrassing politicians?
 
2013-08-24 11:05:32 AM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

Maines'?
 
2013-08-24 11:06:12 AM

Infernalist: So now, we're giving the Florida tag to all embarrassing politicians?


Florida has set a very high bar in that department, you know.
 
2013-08-24 11:06:56 AM
The Maine 2010 gubernatorial election is just one recent example of why ranked choice voting should be implemented.
 
2013-08-24 11:08:13 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Sounds like a liberal smear campaign to put words in this guy's mouth.


Especially those Republicans who reported he made those comments in the first place.  It's a conspiracy!1111

Both lawmakers said the governor made the comment during informal remarks to about 60 people. They said LePage talked about how Obama could have been the best president ever if he had highlighted his biracial heritage. LePage said the president hasn't done that because he hates white people.
 
2013-08-24 11:08:18 AM
Maine has white people? Who knew?
 
2013-08-24 11:10:46 AM
Tag is for where 62% of Mainers he they were

FTFY, Smits
 
2013-08-24 11:10:49 AM
 "My fellow Republicans, I write to you to apologize for any difficulty that remarks recently reported in the press may have caused you." He goes on to say, "Let me be clear, I do not believe that President Obama dislikes any racial group."

"He dislikes the US, and all Americans equally," he continued.
 
2013-08-24 11:14:18 AM
Tag is for where 62% of Mainers wish he they were

FTFY, Smits

/too early to be typing
 
2013-08-24 11:14:23 AM

Infernalist: So now, we're giving the Florida tag to all embarrassing politicians?


It looks like we just slap it on anything where a majority of people in a given place that isn't Florida wish that a given person was in Florida.  Makes sense, I guess.  Even though he's not in Florida, he's in...

sirrerun: Maines


Correct!
 
2013-08-24 11:20:23 AM
Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.
 
2013-08-24 11:22:17 AM

Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.


And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?
 
2013-08-24 11:25:19 AM
"Oh, my first language was French". That's nice governor. But you're an adult now so why don't you control yourself? The rest of us manage to keep our words appropriate to whatever audience we are speaking to.
 
2013-08-24 11:26:17 AM
Very adept political move. He knows the right wing hates the media, so it's almost like killing two birds with one stone.
 
2013-08-24 11:26:58 AM

DarwiOdrade: "My fellow Republicans, I write to you to apologize for any difficulty that remarks recently reported in the press may have caused you." He goes on to say, "Let me be clear, I do not believe that President Obama dislikes any racial group."

"He dislikes the US, and all Americans equally," he continued.


"...and especially capitalism, puppies, apple pie, and baseball.  He utterly loathes all of these things from the bottom of his heart," added LePage.
 
2013-08-24 11:28:52 AM
Feels his pain
www.willisms.com
 
2013-08-24 11:36:55 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?


Independent confirmation from two Republicans.
 
2013-08-24 11:42:30 AM
"Newspapers owned by politically motivated and powerful elitists relentlessly attack my every word and often mischaracterize my comments. They highlight negativity and partisan finger-pointing while putting important issues in the background -- or they fail to report them at all."

Yeah, newspapers should spend more time reporting the important issue about how much the prez hates white people. Because that's not negative or finger-pointy.
 
2013-08-24 11:43:13 AM

D-Liver: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?

Independent confirmation from two Republicans.


Quoted in the media?
 
2013-08-24 11:44:10 AM

D-Liver: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?

Independent confirmation from two Republicans.


RINOs!!!

/obviously
 
2013-08-24 11:46:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Quoted in the media?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-24 11:53:49 AM
Hmmmm. I'm not sure if that's better or worse than "I'm sorry that you were offended".
 
2013-08-24 11:54:06 AM

SomeoneDumb: Very adept political move. He knows the right wing hates the media, so it's almost like killing two birds with one stone.


Not for someone who barely one because of a three-way race.
 
2013-08-24 11:54:56 AM

Fart_Machine: Not for someone who barely one won because of a three-way race.


Need some coffee.
 
2013-08-24 12:23:56 PM

Infernalist: So now, we're giving the Florida tag to all embarrassing politicians?


Great idea!
 
2013-08-24 12:35:53 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: D-Liver: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?

Independent confirmation from two Republicans.

Quoted in the media?


And yet, I get the feeling that if it was Obama saying he hates white people, you wouldn't care so much about the source, just go on sending it in your FWD:FWD:FWD.
 
2013-08-24 12:41:42 PM

Fart_Machine: Fart_Machine: Not for someone who barely one won because of a three-way race.

Need some coffee.


Well, the two I was counting was Obama and the media, so maybe he only nicked them with a flesh wound.
 
2013-08-24 12:49:44 PM
LePage won with ~30% of the vote.

That was a fluke and he won't win again.
 
2013-08-24 01:03:11 PM

StrikitRich: Tag is for where 62% of Mainers wish he they were

FTFY, Smits

/too early to be typing


Actually you're wrong too. We want the snowbirds to go back to FL and we want LePage to go to hell.
 
2013-08-24 01:27:06 PM

Fart_Machine: Fart_Machine: Not for someone who barely one won because of a three-way race.

Need some coffee.


Won or too more cups should dew the trick.
 
2013-08-24 01:37:31 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?


He's a public servant speaking to a crowd, any of whom could be recording.  If he didn't speak as if he were in a public venue, he's too stupid to be governor.  Are you contending he thought he was speaking with his inner circle of closely held confidants and immediate family?
 
2013-08-24 01:37:49 PM
Tag is for where 62% of Mainers wish he was

There's a HELL tag?

/Florida?  close enough for jazz
 
2013-08-24 01:44:38 PM

Aquapope: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?

He's a public servant speaking to a crowd, any of whom could be recording.  If he didn't speak as if he were in a public venue, he's too stupid to be governor.  Are you contending he thought he was speaking with his inner circle of closely held confidants and immediate family?


I see, and these recordings are available and have been presented? No? Okay then.
 
2013-08-24 01:52:13 PM

BMulligan: Fart_Machine: Fart_Machine: Not for someone who barely one won because of a three-way race.

Need some coffee.

Won or too more cups should dew the trick.


1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-08-24 01:52:35 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?

He's a public servant speaking to a crowd, any of whom could be recording.  If he didn't speak as if he were in a public venue, he's too stupid to be governor.  Are you contending he thought he was speaking with his inner circle of closely held confidants and immediate family?

I see, and these recordings are available and have been presented? No? Okay then.


It doesn't matter if he was recorded or not (he may have been, but it's just not out yet).  The point is he knew he could have been being recorded, and he should have spoken appropriately - just as he would do in any public venue.  So, he either thought he was in private and could say any damn foolish thing he wanted to without recrimination, or he thought he was in public and thought what he said was appropriate and maybe even indicative of just how awesomely teabaggery he is.  He's a fool for thinking he was in private, or he's a fool for thinking he was in public and saying what he did.  Take your pick.

Or you could continue to defend him, which might be foolish itself.
 
2013-08-24 01:53:46 PM

Aquapope: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: Republicans are so hip-deep in cognitive dissonance that they can publicly say two contradictory things (Obama hates whites/Obama doesn't hate any group) and be completely baffled when the public doesn't understand or buy into what they've said.

And you're basing this "public" announcement that "Obama hates whites" on what, exactly?

He's a public servant speaking to a crowd, any of whom could be recording.  If he didn't speak as if he were in a public venue, he's too stupid to be governor.  Are you contending he thought he was speaking with his inner circle of closely held confidants and immediate family?

I see, and these recordings are available and have been presented? No? Okay then.

It doesn't matter if he was recorded or not (he may have been, but it's just not out yet).  The point is he knew he could have been being recorded, and he should have spoken appropriately - just as he would do in any public venue.  So, he either thought he was in private and could say any damn foolish thing he wanted to without recrimination, or he thought he was in public and thought what he said was appropriate and maybe even indicative of just how awesomely teabaggery he is.  He's a fool for thinking he was in private, or he's a fool for thinking he was in public and saying what he did.  Take your pick.

Or you could continue to defend him, which might be foolish itself.


So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.

I'll go take my soma now.
 
2013-08-24 01:56:41 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.


Except he doesn't deny saying it.  Keep digging though.
 
2013-08-24 01:57:08 PM

Fart_Machine: AverageAmericanGuy: So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.

Except he doesn't deny saying it.  Keep digging though.


Really? Did you read the article. Because he denies saying it.
 
2013-08-24 02:09:17 PM
Maybe if he didn't already have a track record of saying stupid, then the accusations against him may not be as believable.
 
2013-08-24 02:09:37 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.

I'll go take my soma now.


Of course he said it.  I can't prove it with video, but...
1. we have some witnesses.
2. he has a history of saying asshole things in public, and "Obama hates whites" fits perfectly with the type of remarks he's said in the past.
3. he didn't initially deny it and only said that he wasn't a racist.
4. he only denied saying it several days after the initial news stories when it appeared no video or audio were likely to come out.

This isn't a court and we don't have to prove he said it to that degree.  It is fair to say that this very high-ranking official who is concerned about his re-election chances almost certainly said an incredibly asshole thing to bolster support from his base.

Occam's Razor.  Probability based on history.  Human nature.  Everything points to "He said it".  The only things that don't are wishful thinking and delusional party loyalty.
 
2013-08-24 02:22:40 PM
Average Aristocles Watch Guy is really contorting today.
 
2013-08-24 02:25:33 PM

Aquapope: AverageAmericanGuy: So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.

I'll go take my soma now.

Of course he said it.  I can't prove it with video, but...
1. we have some witnesses.
2. he has a history of saying asshole things in public, and "Obama hates whites" fits perfectly with the type of remarks he's said in the past.
3. he didn't initially deny it and only said that he wasn't a racist.
4. he only denied saying it several days after the initial news stories when it appeared no video or audio were likely to come out.

This isn't a court and we don't have to prove he said it to that degree.  It is fair to say that this very high-ranking official who is concerned about his re-election chances almost certainly said an incredibly asshole thing to bolster support from his base.

Occam's Razor.  Probability based on history.  Human nature.  Everything points to "He said it".  The only things that don't are wishful thinking and delusional party loyalty.


So wishful thinking, essentially. That's a kind of evidence.
 
2013-08-24 02:26:39 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Fart_Machine: AverageAmericanGuy: So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.

Except he doesn't deny saying it.  Keep digging though.

Really? Did you read the article. Because he denies saying it.


FTA: LePage makes no other reference to Obama in the statement. He does not deny making the comment, and blames newspapers for the controversy, saying they attack and mischaracterize what he says.

You're just trolling now I see.
 
2013-08-24 02:29:21 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Infernalist: So now, we're giving the Florida tag to all embarrassing politicians?

Florida has set a very high bar in that department, you know.


I don't know about that. Rick Perry is a walking punch line.
 
2013-08-24 02:34:32 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Aquapope: AverageAmericanGuy: So the accusation is the important part. Not whether he actually said what he's accused of saying.

I'll go take my soma now.

Of course he said it.  I can't prove it with video, but...
1. we have some witnesses.
2. he has a history of saying asshole things in public, and "Obama hates whites" fits perfectly with the type of remarks he's said in the past.
3. he didn't initially deny it and only said that he wasn't a racist.
4. he only denied saying it several days after the initial news stories when it appeared no video or audio were likely to come out.

This isn't a court and we don't have to prove he said it to that degree.  It is fair to say that this very high-ranking official who is concerned about his re-election chances almost certainly said an incredibly asshole thing to bolster support from his base.

Occam's Razor.  Probability based on history.  Human nature.  Everything points to "He said it".  The only things that don't are wishful thinking and delusional party loyalty.

So wishful thinking, essentially. That's a kind of evidence.


You got me.  There's no reason whatsoever to think he said it.  I'm just a dopey lib avoiding the reality of this unjust persecution by the lamestream MSM media and their Sorosmasters.  Farewell, good Strato.
 
2013-08-24 04:03:20 PM
Came for a French translation, leaving disappointed.
 
2013-08-24 04:53:16 PM

Kuta: The Maine 2010 gubernatorial election is just one recent example of why ranked choice voting should be implemented.


Did you say the same thing in 2006 when democrat John Baldacci was elected with a smaller percentage of the vote?
 
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