Beleaguered Leslie Gibson abandons state House race, seeks ‘peace and quiet’

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SABATTUS — Hoping to restore “some peace and quiet in our lives,” controversial Republican candidate Leslie Gibson abandoned his effort to win a state House seat Friday.

“I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am walking away with my head held high,” said Gibson, a Sabattus resident.

Gibson said he made the decision after talking with his family, praying and discussing it with friends and colleagues, including Thomas Martin Jr. of Greene, another GOP contender who entered the 57th District race Thursday.

“It’s the best thing for everybody,” Gibson said.

Martin said late Thursday that when he read Gibson’s strident comments about two Parkland, Florida, students he felt compelled to get into the race.

Martin, a former state senator from Benton, said it is important to have a candidate who represents real Republican values.

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“After those recent unfortunate comments, I couldn’t sit back,” Martin said.

Gibson has been under fire this week for comments he made online about teens who survived a Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He criticized two who are leading an effort to increase restrictions on gun sales in the wake of the Feb. 14 killings of 17 people there.

Gibson had been cruising toward an unopposed election in the district, which includes Sabattus and Greene. But his comments stirred both Martin and Democrat Eryn Gilchrist to join the contest.

“There’s enough division in our state and country” already without ramping up the rhetoric, Martin said.

Gilchrist, too, called for more civil discussion.

Martin, a 52-year-old contractor, said that people have to realize “that our words and actions have consequences,” so it’s necessary to carry on a civil debate even on the most vexing issues.

Both Gilchrist, 28, and Martin filed paperwork in Augusta on Thursday — the deadline for major party candidates — to ensure that Gibson did not go unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election.

Gibson had remained quiet about his political plans as a firestorm raged online about his descriptions of two seniors from the Parkland school who have appeared on television frequently, David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez.

Gibson called Gonzalez a “skinhead lesbian” and Hogg “a bald-faced liar.”

For Martin, that was beyond acceptable discourse.

Martin served a single term in the state Senate starting in 2011. He said he enjoyed his stint in Augusta, learned a lot and made some lasting friends on both sides of the aisle.

He lost a re-election bid in 2012 in a district representing much of Kennebec County.

Martin said he moved to Greene more recently after getting married. They chose to raise a family in Greene, he said, because it proved a good midway point for their respective jobs.

The 57th District has been represented by Stephen Wood, a Republican who can’t run for re-election because he is in his fourth term, the longest he can serve by law. The general election is Nov. 6.

scollins@sunjournal.com

Leslie Gibson (from his Twitter account)

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  • Ls

    You don’t say things like that and expect everything to be peaceful and quiet. Found it interesting that you “prayed”….. your previous comments led me to believe you were not a Christian. Christians I know don’t talk like that.

    • Jill Schulz

      Are “Christians” the only people who pray?

      • sfbob

        Of course not but the odds are extremely high that this loser considered himself to be one.

      • tabitha

        No, but they’re the only ones who publicize it…. even though the Bible says that prayer is private.

    • Marcus

      Found it interesting that you “prayed”

      He prayed, but Beelzebub told him “sorry, you’re on your own”….

  • Pablito

    “I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am walking away with my head held high,” Gibson said Friday.

    Uh, no. You’re *running* away — with your tail between your legs — because someone actually called you on your hateful and dated rhetoric.

    If you were a CEO who was suddenly ‘retiring’ amid a cloud of suspicion, you’d tell us all it was because you wanted to ‘spend more time with your family.’ And no one would buy that, either.

  • DianeElaine

    He was basically unopposed. He angered millions with his sick remarks. NOW he has competition and those running against him also have an axe to grind with him. He knows he screwed his chances. He’s running away is what he is doing. Love it.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Typical Rethuglican, when you shine a bright light on them, like the cockroaches they are, they run away. He is a disgusting individual who revealed his real stripes for all to see. There will no sympathy forthcoming.

  • Nick Freno

    Blue wave is rising!

  • Andrew X Smith

    Is he a jerk in real life or does he just play a jerk on the internet?

  • fluffy

    Why don’t you print the foul comments he said about a CHILD who survived a mass murder? That pos is a disgrace, and he calls himself a “Christian”. Really pathetic. Mainers, you have a beautiful state and you deserve a heck of a lot better than that a-hole.

  • godblessusa

    “I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am slithering away with my rattle held high”

  • katzenjamber

    Hmmm…did you “pray” before calling a mass shooting survivor a “skinhead lesbian” because you didn’t like what she had to say about curbing the sale of guns used in mass shootings? Sad for you, but that’s about as low as low gets.

  • jkarov

    Does Mr Gibson see ANY CORRELATION TO THE DISGUSTING things he said about a high school girl and his non-apology “apology”?

    Does Mr Gibson have an regret for spewing hateful nasty vicious rhetoric at a teen girl who SURVIVED A MASSACRE?

    She listened to her friends’ death screams from down the hall. 17 people were shot dead, torn apart by high powered rounds that are meant only to kill.

    I’m glad he’s at least resigned from running for Rep, but I doubt he’s learned anything from this situation that HE CAUSED HIMSELF

    Based on this last statement, I doubt his apology, I doubt that he’s “repented” and I doubt he’s at all sorry for anything except losing his chance at election

    Saying THIS leads me to think he’s ignorant and oblvious to what he himself started:

    QUOTE “he’s going to try to “get some peace and quiet in our lives” after the turmoil of recent days.

  • Bub, the inebriated zombie

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

    – Theodore Parker

  • Hollywooddeed

    Bye, Jethro.

  • John

    Like all bullies, Leslie Gibson is a coward.

  • Angela Walker

    Dontcha just love hateful bigots who pray for guidance after getting called on their ugly behavior?

  • Estiveo

    And he’d have gotten away with it except for those meddling kids.

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      Well, Scooby-Doo DID teach us that the real monsters are humans.

  • MikeInOhio

    Another case of someone who obviously lives in an ideological bubble where everyone validates each other’s ignorance and bigotry, and where it’s always safe to fly your freak flag of hate and disrespect.

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      an ideological bubble where everyone validates each other’s ignorance and bigotry

      A shorter way to say that is circle jerk.

  • Edward Martinez

    GoodBye DickHead!!!

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    He could find peace in Penobscot Bay.

  • Carole Rooney

    This report is a bit misleading. Saying he criticized 2 of them who were leading an effort to restrict gun sales, is expecting people to infer it’s only about that. He called a teenager who lost friends in a school mass shooting a skinhead lesbian. He exposed himself as a douchebag pos. Dems won’t let that stand, and he’s now too tainted for the GOP.

    • Barb Sweetnam

      If there is a “too tainted” for the GOP. They seem to take everyone.

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    Gibson wants to spend more time with his Baby Jesus Buttplug.

  • Rob Rushin

    Good riddance, asshat.

  • Awwwwww… poor delicate snowflake!

  • Don Cattani

    Praying to whom? Maybe he’d better find another deity – you know, one who espouses love toward people.

  • Susan

    He got exactly what he deserved.

  • sister_h

    He’s walking away with his tail between his legs. Defeated by an accomplished teenager.

  • Jennie Morrill

    My hope is that his disgusting statement follows him the rest of his life ! When will these people learn once you show your true colors there is no going back!

  • kareemachan

    Dipshit. This is all.

    And for gawd’s sake, nobody blather about 1st Amendment rights, okay?

    • XILA

      No, it’s his first amendment right that made it clear he is not fit for politics.. In this case this right worked as described.

  • etaoinshrdlu44

    He is confused. He got his ass kicked by a “skinhead lesbian” 1200 miles away because, much like our idiot President, he doesn’t know how to keep his frakin mouth shut. Some times being “PC” just means “don’t be an a hole”.

  • Thoughts and prayers for this failed politician.

  • jimbeau11

    Sometimes trash just makes its own way to the trash can.

    • poseidonofscarborough

      Lol!!

  • godblessusa

    Is Gibson one of Trump’s “fine people?”

  • TrollopeReader

    Good. One less stain in Maine.

  • Ron Charest

    Don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out

  • James Bridges

    Good riddance a$$wipe….

  • disgruntledfan

    trump probably wants to hire him now

  • Rob F. Galbraith

    “I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am walking away with my head held high,” Gibson said Friday.

    As long as he walks away with his mouth held shut, we’re good. Fade into the obscurity that comes from snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory.

  • Thatguy Overthere

    “beleaguered”? Moron brought it on himself

  • Haruko Haruhara

    If he wants “Peace and quiet” he probably shouldn’t go around calling teenaged girls who just witnessed a bunch of her classmates slaughtered, “skinhead lesbians.”

  • Carlo

    It’s to bad a lot of you weren’t in those classrooms last month. As a matter of fact starting with that human stain obama then his family followed by the clintons. You people suck the the big one.. Comminist low lives… This was started with that other low life LBJ ever since the Vietnam war that he started this has been happening. It’s going to end very badly.

    • pb_&_sauerkraut

      Should of kept in school after 7th grade. Maybe you would have learned how to learn.

    • dmhill

      Jesus…we have some untreated people who need psychiatric care.

    • John Krause

      Did you maybe mean Communist instead of Comminist? Your stupidity and lack of understanding and use of the English language is mind boggling and beyond belief.

    • DB

      Meth is a hell of a drug. Get help you unhinged whackjob. Nobody is buying what you are selling.

    • Audrey Carangelo

      russianbot

    • Joanna Mandell Tipple

      We’re the Communist low lives? HAH. Good one. That’s rich. I think you are referring to the White House Occupier.

    • brooklinepaula

      *too* “It’s TOO bad…”

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      Try forming a coherent idea before posting.

    • KittyP

      Wishing people dead? How very conservative Christian of you.

    • Louie Biggs

      HaHaHaHaHa. you douche Carlo. Nice grammar dummy. I can’t even get mad or retort to this one – too far gone. You gave me a good laugh today though. You are the definition of a “sub-human” if ever I have witnessed one. Ignorant bastard.

    • Sweet Paw Jones

      What’s the weather in Russia like this time of year?

    • Dan

      YAWN…another worthless troll on the internet named Carlos, as if America is surprised?

    • Sick_Pleasure

      What flavor Koolaid are you drinking today Comrade?

    • HighestHotLiver

      Don’t worry, old crusty man. You’ll be dead soon and the world will be the better for it

    • mark williams

      You’re an idiot what does Obama have to do with this. All you stupid mofos always pivoting to but Hillary but Obama. Take your head out of your ass you grade A moron can’t even stay on topic

  • Runs With Scissors

    Head high or low, I still like the “hung” part.

    • Procopius

      OT: You know why hanging was considered such a shameful death? Because of the rope squeezing the throat, there was only one other way for the soul to escape the body.

  • I hope he trips

  • dmhill

    Beleaguered? He was trying to skate into a state office without competition. He was confronted with a competitor & quit. He’s a homophobic, nasty man. You reap what you sow.

  • Colin Grigson

    No, you should walk away with your head hung low, you turd! Amazing how easily he folded when called out on his statement. Must be one of those snowflakes I’ve heard so much about.

  • sTv0

    Don’t let the screen door hit ya in the ass on the way out! LOL

  • charlie lange

    Glad he’s out. Now I will get that weathervane from Weathervanes of Maine and can continue to look for my boat in the state. Money is the only thing anyone understands in the new murica and becubec of this dickwad I sure wasn’t gonna spend any money in Maine.

  • Audrey Carangelo

    Since this article wants to move past his despicable statement… here it is

    “The Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives from Sabattus called one student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., “a skinhead lesbian” and another “a bald-faced liar.”

  • Michelle

    Asshole!!! Go far far away!!!!!

  • Jtm

    “I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am walking away with my head held high,” – Who gives a shit if your head is hung high or low…. we just want your head to be walking away!

    • Bill Fulton

      Just how high does a piece of shit hold its head?

  • dotlane

    Head held high, tail between legs.

  • duke_of_omnium

    Schadenfreude is not always a noble emotion, but it is invariably honest.

  • Jody Sollazzo

    This made my day!

  • brooklinepaula

    We tell kids to be careful about what they post because it is public and it is forever. If you wanted peace, you shouldn’t have been so hateful. If you had any decency, you would hang your head in shame.

  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    Good riddance!

    This creep sounds more like a character in a novel by Maine’s most famous resident. Hell, Stephen King should write a book depicting this jerk getting his comeuppances.

  • Louie Biggs

    Very happy to see this, but must draw attention to one thing. “PRAYING”?? What a joke. Seriously, this is exactly why religious zealots and majority of those who that refer to themselves as “christian” are the absolute worst hypocrites walking this earth. Out of one side of their mouths they not only pass judgement on another humans, but spew hatred with every word. Then, out of the other, they boast of their allegiance to God. Ridiculous, transparent and sad.

    • Mark W

      Unfortunately, this is what right wing pseudochristians have perverted the gospel into these days. Jesus, a man who preached love, acceptance of neighbors, healing the sick and helping the poor – and who never once uttered a WORD about either abortion or homosexuality – has been morphed by these monsters on the Right into some kind of hatemonger who must have railed against gays, and was obsessed with abortion. Utterly absurd.

      There is simply no such thing as a conservative Christian. The two philosophies are utterly in opposition to one another. And yet, thanks to the propagandizing of Fox and hate radio, millions of low-IQ cases have been brainwashed into thinking Jesus was some kind of hatemonger.

      • Louie Biggs

        Well said, I agree.

      • JerseyCurmudgeon

        I would only disagree with your calling people like this “conservative Christians”. I’m not any kind of Christian, but many in my family and among my friends are. A few are actually conservative. And none of them would ever recognize people like Leslie Gibson or his apologists as either legitimately conservative or truly Christian. They are something else that gives a bad name to both.

        • Mark W

          Well, the same goes for so many other issues that conservative “Christians” rail about under the guise of their religion. They opposed gay marriage. Jesus never spoke ONCE about homosexuality in the Bible. They oppose abortion “on religious grounds”. The ONLY scripture in the Bible concerning abortion appears to be pro-choice. They’ve been fighting tooth and nail in recent years to stop the working poor from getting health care. Jesus would wretch at that view, if you actually read what he preached. They keep supporting the wealthy moneychangers, and Jesus tore those people a new one.

          I’m sorry but with all due respect I repeat: You cannot be a political conservative and a Christian. The two belief systems are utterly antithetical to one another.

  • Louie Biggs
  • YHWH4ever1paul

    Wow! Well that worked out quite nicely! Thanks! Eryn! Keep in the race…Maine really needs you!
    Hi! To ya’ll at Belgrade Lakes !
    Miss ya’s!
    paulbenjaminparks in Calif….O&o…

  • Dan

    One look at him and you can tell he crawled out from the slimy rock where his perverted world views have festered for years. Good riddance to trash!

  • Central Scrutinizer

    Sir Leslie Bravely ran away!!

  • Pinky

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • glynnis bugati

    Poor little wingnut snowflake.

    They can dish it out, but sure can’t take it.

  • HighestHotLiver

    He does not deserve peace and quiet.
    He deserves public shaming and humiliation.
    Why?
    Because we don’t want a**hole bigots in public office
    We don’t want them insulting children
    We don’t want them next door
    We don’t want them
    At all

  • Walter Bishop

    A man makes a mistake and makes a comment in poor taste and the people who always preach love, tolerance, and acceptance, come out of the woodwork showing nothing but hate and intolerance. Do you people see the hypocrisy? Most of the comments here make you no better than Gibson. 🙁

    • Lori L Matheny Mezzano

      A MISTAKE ??? A mistake is when you forget to put the trash out on trash day, he attacked people who have suffered who were terrorized who’s friends and teachers were murdered. That is not a mistake he knew what he was doing and only apologized because he din’t get away with it. And make no mistake, we will no longer be tolerant of their intolerance

      • Walter Bishop

        Who is “their” and should we be tolerant of your intolerance??

        • Christopher Thomas

          Intolerance of intolerance is not intolerance. We have bigger numbers, you’re getting your ass handed to you whether you like it or not. We are done sitting back and not getting involved whilst your group of merry idiots turns the world into a shit hole.

          • Walter Bishop

            My group?

          • Your group of evil right wing scum who accuse these kids of overthrowing the constitution and being paid. You’re just like Gibson … heck, you might well BE Gibson.

    • JerseyCurmudgeon

      Right. Calling Emma Gonzalez a skinhead lesbian and bald-faced liar was just your everyday “poor taste”. How could we all have MISSED that?

    • Kevin Strother

      That’s not a mistake. He had to think it, had to think about whether to say it, and had to decide to say it. He’s allowed to think whatever he wants. Nobody would have known what he thought, unless he said it.
      Plus, he is a grown man. Picking on teenagers, especially survivors of a school shooting is unacceptable. He’s getting what he deserves!

    • SnowMiser

      Don’t hurt yourself with all those contortions trying to defend a heartless a-hole.

      • Walter Bishop

        SnowMiser, I am not defending anyone. I am just saying that most of the comments on this thread are no better than what Gibson said. Do you see the hypocrisy? The guy is down for the count, stop beating him.

        • elmosdaddy

          I don’t see the hypocrisy. He is a grown adult insulting a child. Do you see the difference? Who are you to say we can’t dance on the grave that is this man’s political career?

          • Walter Bishop

            So you feel it is OK to keep beating the man once he is defeated? My experience is the people hiding behind the tolerance mantra are some of the most intolerant people I have seen.

          • STFU, you whiny snowflake.

          • ” He is a grown adult insulting a child.”

            So is Walter. This sack of right wing garbage accused these kids of overthrowing the constitution. Right wingers are evil.

        • Christopher Thomas

          no, because then they get back up and try this shit somewhere else, better to keep beating him, until there is nothing left. The next asshole to pop their head over the edge, also gets the same. Time to stop tolerating idiots. Don’t tolerate intolerance.

        • FrankE

          These kind of situations seem to attract the trolls. The more controversial the subject the more diverse the hatred. If you pay close enough attention you’ll notice several different categories posting here. Some people just like putting down the bad guy, some derive pleasure from trashing the good guys. I learned a long time ago to not let these comments get me going. It’s like they are all trying to out troll each other, everyone wants the final word. Course then there’s the type who MUST have the last word, so you just can’t win.
          I’m curious to see how much longer the SJ allows this public annihilation to continue. As long as this thread is left open, it will continue to attract trolls, and as Christopher Thomas’s post clearly illustrates, even the site administrator has taken the day off. ………….

    • Jon Mennealy

      Walter, I know who this man is. I live in the same town, and have knowledge of his ideas/thinking. This was not a one-time thing.

      • Walter Bishop

        The guy is defeated. How long should the beatings go on? Forever?

        • dogmaticslumbers

          I don’t know. Ask Hillary.

    • Christopher Thomas

      yeah, but we don’t give a fuck about you, or your idiot gang of morons. So we are happy to push the button on you guys if it makes the world a better place.

    • Christopher Thomas

      Here is a good quote for you, intolerance of intolerance is not intolerance.

      • Steven Cheff

        What is it then?

        • Too complicated for you to understand.

        • Christopher Thomas

          It’s called holding you responsible for your shitty behaviour. I am not obliged to tolerate harmful opinions which hurt and affect others. It’s called the Paradox of Tolerance. Here, read up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

    • Roland W. Bailey

      Spot the burner account.

    • mark williams

      Oh please he’s an elected official I don’t see you repremanding him for his hate filled comments. Good riddance to rubbish

    • signalfire1

      That wasn’t a ‘mistake’ – it was him being himself. Another Trumpian pig.

  • Sandra Bass

    He created the turmoil himself!

  • Heidi Hecht

    I see this the same way I see the oil company CEO who said, “I want my life back,” in response to the backlash after the Gulf oil spill. You brought it on yourself, bub, what did you expect would happen?

    • Tony Armas

      Andrew McCabe

    • luvcats13

      EXCELLENT POINT!

  • Ron Mahan

    Good riddance to this bumble fuck

    • fedupmd

      come up with that all by yourself, ron?

      • It’s better than you can do.

      • Cocostik1856

        Did you come up with your response all by yourself?

  • Christopher Thomas

    Yeah, his head held high, so high the oxygen content up there starved his brain of resources and the result was a bumbling idiot

  • Roland W. Bailey

    ” Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

    Quote Attributed to several people, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln

    • Tony Armas

      Spoken like a skinheaded lesbian.. are you

      • Tom

        Tony learn English please.

  • Walter Bishop

    A little soul searching is needed for all involved. Gibson made unacceptable comments, and the respondents here are making the same unacceptable comments to the extent of sending Gibson’s family death threat and general threats to his home. How does that make you any more tolerant than Gibson? I Pray for Gibson and his family. I pray for this country. We have allowed political party leadership on both sides, to define who we are. We are a divided country because of it. Neither side is tolerant so quit hiding behind the curtain of tolerance. Don’t let political parties define who you are!

    • Tony Armas

      Why unacceptable, they are true so….

      • Walter Bishop

        Gibson has a long history of name calling. If he would just stick to the facts sans name calling, he would win more fights.

        I read this post this morning, the poster claimed, “These “children” are leading a crusade to overthrow the constitution and law abiding citizens rights”

        That statement is spot on. If they want to become activists against this country, they need to be prepared for anything. They are not children. They are activists, some paid.

        • The President is an Idiot

          Who’s paying whom? Provide details please, and cite legitimate sources. Otherwise, shut the fuck up and quit spreading lies.

          • Walter Bishop

            Open your mind and conquer your ignorance. Spend your time educating yourself instead of spreading hatred and intolerance.

          • The President is an Idiot

            I’m highly educated and fact-check EVERYTHING. That’s how I know that you obviously don’t care for the truth. The Parkland kids are not being paid. They’ve lived through a horrific experience and they now have a platform.
            They are in a unique position where they can effect real, positive changes that will ultimately save lives.

          • luvcats13

            Just watching this discussion from the outside, it appears you’re the one who’s ignorant (claiming the students protesting for increased background checks and banning AR-15s are trying leading a crusade to take away citizens’ constitutional rights. That is blatantly untrue, they have stated they DO NOT want to repeal 2nd Amendment. They do, however, want the constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to be protected.) And the poster spreading hatred and intolerance is Tony Armas, though I suspect this account is a Bot, probably one of the Russian accounts set up to sow discord among Americans. And wow, we were ripe for that! When about 30% of the country is willing to attack HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who are TRYING to do SOMETHING about the fact that mass shootings are becoming a THING! Folks are attacking fellow Americans who are HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who recently survived a school shooting that took the lives of 17 of their fellow students and teachers! How can we allow foreign trouble makers to bait us into attacking each other like this? Even if someone doesn’t agree with what the students are asking for, why would people savagely attack them as if they don’t have a constitutional right to speak out and protest? THINK ABOUT IT!

          • “instead of spreading hatred and intolerance”

            You’re hypocritical trash, right winger.

          • Walter Bishop

            Right winger?? I neither belong to the right or the left. It allows me to see clearly without party influence.

        • The Spoon

          “Crusade”, “Overthrow”, “some paid”?. Walter, Walter, Walter, please wake up. Why do you use such “hyped up” words to describe individuals looking to modify gun regulation? No one’s talking about repealing the 2nd amendment. Is this nuance above your intellectual level to understand?

        • kugelmum

          We all went thru that stage in the 60’s and 70’s…. give them space to express themselves…. unless you think we all turned out badly… the baby boomers are the ones to blame for the economy in the last 20 years so don’t blame them. And try and get people to understand they don’t need to be paid to express themselves. they have opinions… just like we did and have.

        • Susan

          Back away from Info Wars etc. it is rotting your brain.

          • Walter Bishop

            Info wars??

        • Walter Bishop

          Would it be possible for you to make your point without the anger and name calling?

          • Slw

            Personally, I haven’t seen it yet.

    • False equivalence. And no one here is sending any death threats to Gibson’s home … that doesn’t even make sense.

  • Tony Armas

    How it is an incorrect statement. Both of those 2 are little pukes.

    • Carlos Hernandez

      Those “pukes” just went through a life altering experience as teenagers in one of the few places left you can.actually.feel “safe”, and all they are doing is trying to make changes so it wont happen to your children. You are a piece of shit coward coming at teens from your keyboard.fukouttahere coward!

    • The President is an Idiot

      I see the trolls are out in force today.

      • noncatholic

        Trolls with no facts to back their outrageous statements. Donnie loves the uneducated.

    • dave garber

      “How it is an…..”
      ?

    • Tom

      And you are a barnacle on a barnacle. Go back to Russia

  • Thomas Cleaver

    Why do all Republican creeps look like such creeps?

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  • doug merrill

    make maine great again leslie like the Donald did to AMERICA get rid of the bottom feeders

    • Um, Leslie isn’t running, so he can’t get rid of you.

    • noncatholic

      Trumps ARE bottom feeders.

    • Tom

      Ha hah like Donald did. Too funny 🙂

  • mainer18

    for all those that think these kids are protesting gun violence your all wrong maybe a few but not all its just a way for them to get out of school try holding it on the weekend and see how many show up

    • signalfire1

      That would be ‘you’re’ not ‘your’ – apparently YOU didn’t pay attention in school. By their actions, ye shall know them, and these kids are far more educated than you ever thought of being… no point in being in class if you’re going to get hunted while you’re there.

      • mainer18

        your rt i didnt pay attention in school thanks for bringing it up bully

        • Tom

          Leave them alone.

    • noncatholic

      You are an idiot and probably a “christian” gun slinger. Anybody can skip school for no reason. The March is on March 25 a Sunday idiot but I’m sure you’ll be in Sunday school. Can always spot a troll/Trump supporter becuse they cannot spell. Don the Con loves the uneducated.

      • Cocostik1856

        The March is on March 24, which is a Saturday. It’s going to be held in Washington, D.C.

        • noncatholic

          which would NOT be a school day, Should have stayed in school mainer18. Donnie loves the uneducated.

          • Cocostik1856

            Oh please kids take school days off to go hunting all the time during season. I’m sure you have no problem with that.

      • mainer18

        holy wow big man behind a keyboard

        • noncatholic

          says the empty Fb page. “Holy wow” how’s the weather in Moscow?

  • ms.klara

    He had to pray to find out the lord’s opinion of calling a child a terrible, sick name?

  • noncatholic

    Key word here is “praying” ffs

  • Tom

    He should walk away with his head held low. What a horrible person.

  • disqus_g4wlxczAtq

    The only problem is that we have more extreme alt right running to fill such seats. Look at all the candidates to see where their views are.

  • Nunya

    Gibson just gave a textbook lesson on how to completely blow a sure thing. I am sure he has no problem holding his head high around all the other folks just like him.