Fixing state government

In 2006, John Baldacci received 38 percent of the vote for governor. Why weren’t there complaints then about the unconstitutionality of the Maine voting laws?

Democrats and liberals have been spoiled and over-privileged for almost 40 years with control of the House and Senate. The reality is that liberals, finally, are not getting their way. They should stop whining like spoiled brats.

Some time ago, President Barack Obama said the Cambridge, Mass., police “acted stupidly” after the arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (caught breaking into his own home and had no identification). But there had been several break-ins on that street. The police were just doing their job. Liberals should stop defending their messiah and liberal politicians. They are no different.

Gov. Paul LePage is a little brash, but like many working people, he is sick of how pathetic the state government has become.

He has made some important decisions, such as red tape business meetings all over the state; cutting the inauguration short to save money; and canceling the game wardens' expensive yearly dinner. Democrats never made real cuts.

The red tape meetings show that he wants to hear directly from business people.

An article in the Sun Journal stated that welfare abuse is exaggerated. There are so many ways to beat the system — anyone could write a book on the abuses.

LePage may need to show more grace, but he is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Garret Vainio, Lisbon

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Fixing state government

. .uh . .
How come when you get your dog fixed , it doesn't work any more ¿
Always remember Garret , Politics comes from the Latin : " poly " ( meaning ; many ) and , " tics " ( meaning ; blood sucking creatures ) .
h t h ( hope this helps :)
Aloha from Pahoa , 11.02.09 , 23:14 HST •

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...Gov. Paul LePage is a little brash,..."

What led you to that conclusion?

And the red tape meetings are all ready paying off. Speaking to a business group he said the 62 changes in environmental laws were not made by his cabinet but the changes were made directly by business people, who, as we all know, are the foremost environmentalists we have. Their side of the story is all that counts and we only need to hear from one side anyway. Cuts red tape, you know.

Lepage definitely needs to show more grace

But if he can fix state government, Ican tolerate a little brashnes!

GARY SAVARD's picture

Never, ever argue with a

Never, ever argue with a liberal.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

It's like trying to baptize a

It's like trying to baptize a cat, Gary.

RONALD RIML's picture

Not if you want to win.

It's kind of like bringing 3rd grader to a Mensa meeting.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The parrot sez it's like

The parrot sez it's like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.

Jason Theriault's picture


Case in point - These two responses bring nothing to the table. They only seek to weaken the other side through ridicule.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You may have noticed Jason,

You may have noticed Jason, that the "other side" makes ridicule rather simple.

Jason Theriault's picture

Both sides make it simple

Because both sides have flawed humans on them. But taking the cheap and easy way out won't win an argument. Ideas should win arguments.

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Okay, when will LePage do something useful?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

He already has, Lil...that's

He already has, Lil...that's why you guys are so riled.

Jason Theriault's picture

Gotta love it

I love how in one paragraph Garret calls out Obama for speaking off the cuff, and Obama supports for trying to justify it.
Then, in the very next paragraph, Garret admits that LePage speaks off the cuff, and then justifies it.


The bottom line is this: No matter how valid your point is, the second you start calling your opposition "spoiled brats" and compare their arguments to "whining", you might as well stop your letter. Because the only recourse to argue this is either "Nu uhh" or to start calling you names back.

So instead of pointing out that Democrats are "spoiled and over-privileged", why not try and stick to things that will move your argument forward


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