Democrat who’s horrified by Gibson decided to take him on for House seat

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[UPDATE: A pro-civility Republican also emerges to challenge Les Gibson]

One of two Florida teens criticized by a Sabattus politician issued a blunt call Wednesday for someone to make sure Republican Leslie Gibson faces an opponent in this year’s state House race.

David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., called for “friends in Maine” to take on Gibson.

“Who wants to run against this hate-loving politician?” Hogg asked. “I don’t care what party. JUST DO IT.”

Democrat Eryn Gilchrist of Greene is doing just that.

Gilchrist filed the required paperwork Thursday to run in the 57th District, eliminating the possibility that Gibson could win the seat uncontested,

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She said she never anticipated running for office but felt so “horrified and embarrassed” at the thought of Gibson representing her that she decided to jump into the fray.

“I would really have been happy to partake in representative democracy by voting,” Gilchrist said.

Gilchrist, 28, a Connecticut native who works for a medical device company based in Bowdoin, is a 2013 graduate of Bates College.

“We could not be happier to have Eryn run,” House Speaker Sara Gideon said in a prepared statement. “She is a concerned member of her community who cares about the future of her neighbors — and, like many other Democrats across Maine, she’s now stepping up to help them.”

Phil Bartlett, the state Democratic chairman, said the party is “excited to have Eryn enter this race. We know that she will be a champion for the people of Sabattus and Greene in the State House and will work hard to ensure that what happens in Augusta improves the lives of her neighbors and community members.”

Gilchrist, who is married, said she looks forward “to working hard over the next several months to earn the trust and support of people throughout my community.”

The move follows a firestorm of online criticism from people upset with Gibson’s comments.

Gibson landed in the national spotlight after a Sun Journal story called attention to the retired Navy veteran’s harsh words for Hogg and classmate Emma Gonzalez, both of whom were at school a month ago when a gunman mowed down 17 people.

Hogg, a student journalist, used a cellphone during the Valentine’s Day shooting to document what it was like for his peers trapped in a classroom that day.

He told CNN that he wanted “to show these people exactly what’s going on when these children are facing bullets flying through classrooms.”

In the days after the massacre, Hogg made frequent television and speaking appearances calling for a crackdown on the easy availability of high-capacity guns like the AR-15 used to kill his classmates.

Hogg drew Gibson’s wrath for denouncing a National Rifle Association spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, and claiming she worked with gun manufacturers to control Congress.

“She owns these congressmen. She can get them to do things,” Hogg told the network, adding, “She doesn’t care about these children’s lives.”

Gibson quickly took to to Twitter to call Hogg “a bald-faced liar” and a moron.

He focused on Gonzalez as well after she also took aim at the gun lobby.

“There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you’re frothing at the mouth moonbat,” Gibson wrote.

In another tweet, he said she shouldn’t be called a survivor of the shooting because she was “in a completely different part of the school” at the time.

Gibson, who has declined comment, later issued an apology to Gonzalez.

“Emma, my name is Les Gibson from Maine. I would like to extend to you my most sincere apology for how I addressed you,” Gibson wrote. “It was wrong and unacceptable.”

He noted that she is “doing work that is important to you” and added, “I would like to extend my hand in friendship and understanding to you.”

She has not responded to him.

The Maine Republican Party has not said anything about Gibson, but Democrats have denounced him and blasted the GOP for its silence.

The 57th District includes Greene and Sabattus. It 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

Democrat Eryn Gilchrist submitted campaign paperwork in Augusta Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

Democrat Eryn Gilchrist submitted campaign paperwork in Augusta on Thursday to run against a Sabattus candidate who had harsh words for Florida school shooting survivors. (Courtesy photo)

David Hogg’s tweet about Leslie Gibson.

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  • Aaron Parent

    This person (Gibson) is a disgrace to the state I was born in, a disgrace to this country and a disgrace to the human race. Before I get slammed for being a good hating liberal snowflake let me say this…I OWN A GUN! As such i still support these students. They are the only ones who care about the safety of this country so they deserve our respect, not hate. They also can vote now most of them, so the people trying to spread hate for these people need to be careful because some of them could be looking for new jobs this year.

    • david83272

      “They are the only ones who care about the safety of this country”

      What an moronic statement. Coming from the left who created “Gun Free” zones. How has that been working out?

      • patklar

        Fill us in on the history of gun free zones, Percy?

      • Vegana Piranha

        Haha, you’ve made half the posts on this thread moron. It’s just a gun, it’s not your dick. And nobody’s even trying to take your stupid little toy away from you, we’re only asking for sensible regulations. Like you have with your car, your home, and other things of value you own that may impact others. You grown ass men turn into little toddlers over your damn guns.

        • david83272

          Well your right about one thing cat lady. The guns are not going anywhere. The 2nd amendment to the constitution is clear and it is here to stay. Good luck trying to change it.

          • Daphne

            At the time the constitution was written, muskets were the “arms” one was permitted to bear. As far as I’m concerned, you can have all the muskets you want, Daveyboy. By if you want somethingg that was made AFTER 1791, then you need the regulations to match it.

          • david83272

            Good thing it is not up to you the, isn’t it ;).

          • Lyn Ibson

            Have you actually read 2A? The complete text?
            It’s talking about an organized, disciplined militia with muskets. It was written so states could legally mount a defense of the nation — because the nation HAS NO ARMY of its own at the time.
            ….so don’t tell me the amendment was made so you half-cocked heroes could defend your rights AGAINST the forces of the evil government. It had no force.

          • david83272

            This might help because you are obviously not a very smart individual.

            https://i.redd.it/rzgirglji4m01.jpg

  • Sarah C

    How do I support Eryn Gilchrist? I looked for ways to contact her via FB, etc. but I can’t find any information on her and I want to do all I can to ensure she is elected.

    • Hi Sarah! You can contribute to help Eryn’s campaign here: actblue.com/donate/beatlesgibson

      • Sarah C

        Thanks!

    • CrowMeris

      If you are on Twitter you can follow her there

      @eryngilchrist

  • Lauren

    Good on her!!! But what’s with the “who is married” aside? Is that relevant? Would it have been included if she were a man?

    • NateFinch

      Came here to say this ^ . Who cares if she’s married? Is Leslie Gibson married?

  • david83272

    Leslie Gibson has plenty of support in Maine because he calls like it is. Good for you Mr. Gibson! Send the liberals packing.

    • Sarah C

      Nothing more pathetic than a grown man saying horrendous things to children. I don’t care what party you are affiliated with, this is unacceptable behavior. Any decent human being can see this.

      • david83272

        If children want to grandstand and speak out then they should also expect to handle what comes with it. Might want to crawl back into your “safe” zone.

        • Sarah C

          Well that statement tells us a lot about your character, including where you stand on supporting and protecting children. I stand for decency.

          • david83272

            I homeschool my children and would never drop them off for someone else to raise. Exactly because their mother and I want to make sure they are taught character and self reliance. Do you have children? Do you drop them off at public school for the government to raise? Keep telling yourself your a good parent. Maybe you can convince yourself someday.

          • Andy

            this les dude has the home school dad vote. I guess that clinches it for him. Might as well pack up.

          • Sarah C

            Oh wait, you homeschool? Say no more. That’s like automatically a good thing, right? Like the Turpin family.

          • david83272

            I know, bothers you folks that we actually raise our kids and take care of them. Consistently higher test scores, higher admittance to college, while public schools test scores are in the dumpster. But there are some disadvantages. Our kids won’t have nearly the same chance of getting pregnant in high school, having an abortion, or using drugs. But at least you have something?

          • MsInformed

            What unjustified paranoia. No social interaction makes for really weird adult people.
            You don’t believe in schools, do you believe in hospitals?

          • david83272

            What makes you think they have no social interaction? They participate in Robotic Leagues, youth group, youth orchestras, and martial arts. We just tend to keep them away from your pathetic hoodlums at public school. I know, we don’t let them sit around and play video games or hang out going to drinking parties like yours do, but that is what comes with actually being a parent and not dropping off your kids for someone else to raise.

          • MsInformed

            You know what my kids do?
            You’re a Kreskin too.

            You are superlative.

            My children like to be around me. You just keep repeating your “beliefs”. Can they swim?

          • Walter Bishop

            Maine has a very good home school network with plenty of social interaction. What do hospitals have to do with public education. I see no connection?

          • harleygrl

            “Homeschooled” children who became violent:

            Click here for a more detailed case by case database.
            http://hsinvisiblechildren.org/homeschool-homicide-database/

          • patklar

            Cuckoo

          • david83272

            I raise my own children and I’m the one who is “cuckoo”? I guess that makes sense, I take raising my children very seriously and so does my wife. I don’t depend on other people and their tax dollars to educate my children. My children turn out responsible and value responsibility … yup kind of crazy in this day and age.

          • harleygrl

            Interesting document about the number of “homeschooled” children who become violent
            With a parent like this, you can certainly see why!
            http://hsinvisiblechildren.org/when-homeschoolers-turn-violent/

          • Internet Research Agency

            I homeschool my children….your a good parent.

            I hope someone else at home is teaching them the difference between you’re and your.

          • MarkLepew

            Does that “home schooling” include lessons on homophones?

          • harleygrl

            @david83272:disqus If you are the shining example for your kids, there’s no “character” being taught at your house.
            Your comments show what sort of parent YOU are. And your kids are every bit as anti-social and maladjusted as you are.
            Which is why they’re being home-schooled – they’ll function well in an institutionalized setting with someone like you telling them all day long what to think and how to think it.

        • Oscar Wildling

          If grown men want to grandstand then they should also expect to handle what comes with it.

          Leslie set all his social media to private after he said those nasty things.

          Seems to me he’s the one who crawled into his safe zone.

        • Daphne

          Speaking of ‘safe zones’, let’s not try to detract from the real issues. Children are being attacked in their schools, forced to hide in closets, forced to comprehend things that no second grader, or high school senior should have to think about, let alone understand. And those same kids are now being attacked by politicians whose funding could be threatened by CONSIDERING or even DISCUSSING laws that make the kids (and all of us) safer. The fight isn’t between us; it’s with a system that puts profit above lives.

          • david83272

            The only people who obey “Gun Free Zones” are people who obey the law. They are kind of useless when it comes to killers.

            If you want to get rid of guns then there is way to do that. You need to amend the constitution and repeal the 2nd amendment. Good luck in your efforts to do that as it will never happen.

            How did Profit get into this conversation? If you are referring to the NRA you do realize that it is funded by many millions of members right? It is a non-profit.

            And your wrong. The fight is between people like you and me. I stand on the side of freedom and taking care of myself and my family. You are a leftist who wants to the government to force everyone to comply with what you want.

          • MsInformed

            GUN FREE ZONE MAKES IT EASIER TO SPOT THE TRANSGRESSORS THOUGH.

          • harleygrl

            “The only people who obey “Gun Free Zones” are people who obey the law. They are kind of useless when it comes to killers.”
            And petulant white male school resource officers who stand outside the school holding their own pecker. They’re pretty USELESS too.

          • michaela1947

            You don’t have to get rid of the second amendment to get rid of certain guns. The 2nd amendment “can be regulated ” so you can regulate them out of existence.

          • Top Cat ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Love the stupid in the “gun free zone” argument, especially when you can’t even carry a toy gun into either the Republican-controlled Capitol Building or White House.

          • Lyn Ibson

            It’s only useless, apparently, in the USA.
            In the civilized free world, guns are off the street and kids are safe in school.
            I wonder why that can’t work in America?

          • david83272

            (1) Because stupid individuals like yourself keep thinking that inventions like “Gun Free Zones” work.
            (2) Because we are still a free people and have not yet ceded all our rights over to the government.

          • Lyn Ibson

            Maybe “Gun Free Zones” don’t work… maybe it’s something else…. but SOMETHING is working in the rest of the western world that makes all these other countires safer than America. Any idea what it might be?

          • ohhellno

            Apparently you don’t know much about your own country. Sad. Violent crimes in Canada are up 22%. I wonder why you pompous Canadians think you are not only immune, but have all the answers. According to the records, however, it’s obvious you really don’t. Your crime rate is SOARING. Please enlighten us lowly Americans on what we can do to ensure that our crime rate stays at your “acceptable” level. LOL

          • Lyn Ibson

            Stats are up because we lowered the bar for what’s counted as violent crime. It would help a lot if we could get the gun traffic from the other side under control, too. But so far, our massacre rate is holding down.

          • Lyn Ibson

            My bad — it was Sweden that rewrote its violence index. In Canada, reported crime and homicides are at their lowest in 50 years. I’m ok with that.

        • BrieLutz

          Says the brave little man from his “safe zone” of anonymity.

          Grandstanding, outspoken kids Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, 1, “david83272” zero.

      • Mary A. Luevanos

        Truth

    • Daphne

      Les Gibson doesn’t have support in any Maine I know.

    • mdyer

      Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Larry Craig, That Greitens guy from MO. Who’s got perverts?

      • david83272

        Could not agree more. Trump is a serial adulterer and a pathetic example of a Man. I would much rather see Pence as President. Interesting how you didn’t mention Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, and Anthony Wiener. Typical liberals, what applies to everyone else doesn’t apply to you. Do what I say and not what I do.

        • Larry MacPhee

          Liberals like me were happy to see these democrats out of office for their transgressions. Why do republicans defend and support rapists, child molesters, and serial adulterers just because they belong to the GOP?

          • david83272

            Because the alternative was Hillary Clinton. Lesser of two evils.

          • Sandy Crane King

            and that makes no sense – you just admitted you don’t care about sexual predators in office as long as it’s not someone you don’t like. I send thoughts and prayers but why bother.

          • Vegana Piranha

            You know there’s more than two parties, right? When both major parties run a total dud, you vote for someone else.

          • michaela1947

            That is what people thought they were doing when they voted for Trump and look at the pathetic piece of crap we have as President now.

          • aldo plepi

            A pedophile in Roy Moore is the lesser evil than the Democrat who was running? Because that was exactly what your president said

          • harleygrl

            Yeah, where is that Roy Moore these days? At home, licking his wounds. Sure has been quiet…!
            His wayward son Caleb got arrested 6 times in 9 months, what a sleazy family!

          • Todd20036

            Hillary Clinton – never indicted, never molested anyone, years of experience. Pragmatic. She was worse than an inexperienced, traitorous Nazi? You really are a troll David.

            Good bye

          • ohhellno

            No one would allow that disgusting woman close enough to them for any molestation to occur. Just GROSS!!!! I know you must feel bad being butt hurt and all, but just tell me 1 thing that Trump has done IN OFFICE that has hurt you or this country. Stock market up, employment down, and he’s meeting with Kim Jong Un for talks – the 1st time EVER for a sitting president. Isn’t that what you snowflakes want … peace and harmony? While this is actually the result of the hard sanctions he laid down, go ahead and spin it how you like – y’all always do … A little Vaseline on your hurt butt, and open eyes, can take you a long way.

      • Black Cow

        Bill and Hillary’s r$pe vicitims:

        Juanita Broaddrick (AR)- rape
        Eileen Wellstone (Oxford) – rape
        Elizabeth Ward Gracen – rape – quid pro quo, post incident intimidation
        Regina Hopper Blakely – “forced himself on her, biting, bruising her”
        Kathleen Willey (WH) – sexual assault, intimidations, threats
        Sandra Allen James (DC) – sexual assault
        22 Year Old 1972 (Yale) – sexual assault
        Kathy Bradshaw (AK) – sexual assault
        Cristy Zercher – unwelcomed sexual advance, intimidations
        Paula Jones (AR) – unwelcomed sexual advance, exposure, bordering on sexual assault
        Carolyn Moffet -unwelcomed sexual advance, exposure, bordering on sexual assault
        1974 student at University of Arkansas – unwelcomed physical contact
        1978-1980 – seven complaints per Arkansas state troopers
        Monica Lewinsky – quid pro quo, post incident character assault
        Gennifer Flowers – quid pro quo, post incident character assault
        Dolly Kyle Browning – post incident character assault
        Sally Perdue – post incident threats
        Betty Dalton – rebuffed his advances, married to one of his supporters

        • Doc Gordon

          Interesting.
          You did know that neither of them are running or serving in any government capacity, unlike the ones you are trying to deflect from?
          Your hypocrisy is delightful. Do what you have to do to look at yourself in the mirror!

        • Bunny Merenstein

          And neither Clinton is currently serving in public office! Unlike the self admitted molester-in-chief/adulterer we have now.

          • ohhellno

            You mean like your previously IMPEACHED King Bill Clinton (did you conveniently forget his bl*w jobs with that nasty a*s whore Lewinski that kept her stained dress in a closet for almost a year) or the MURDERING Hillary Clinton (yet again, did you forget? Benghazi … Oh, wait your skank told you to get over it so, to you, those lives lost mean nothing because enough time has passed). You are a piece of work!

          • Lyn Ibson

            Boy, you must be REALLY pissed at Caspar Weinberger for murdering those 200+ Marines in Beirut!

          • ohhellno

            WTF are you even talking about? That attack was carried out by a group that called themselves Islamic Jihad. Does a name just pop into your head and you say “Oh, hey, I’ll post this. No one will know I’m clueless and at least it’ll sound good.”???

          • Lyn Ibson

            If you blame Hillary for an Islamist attack at Benghazi, you must blame Weinberger for the Islamist attack in Beirut. You clearly want to blame the Sec’y who was responsible for the Americans who get killed.

            Or are you more selective about who you decide to blame?

        • harleygrl

          Which means NOTHING, considering neither Clinton is running for public office.
          Nice try, though. Your point is lost.

        • BGreene925

          You might be committing libel here, possibly just slander. Carry on.

        • Nunya

          Mark Sanford. Lied to his staff, family and constituents claiming he was “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”. In reality he had stolen public funds to fly to Argentina to meet his mistress. He then proceeded to bring the mistress back to the US and parade her in front of TV cameras everywhere. His divorce and a restraining order soon followed. He refused to resign as Governor and was censured by his own party. Unlike Bill Clinton, Sanford ran for public office and was elected, to Congress, by the party of morals who love to hold up Bill as some sort of example of a politician without morals. Sanford is still in office. He did finally repay the funds he stole from his voters so maybe that somehow makes it ok.

        • Todd20036

          See, republicans claim to be so freaking moral they can tell everyone who they can marry, who they can have sex with, who they are allowed to adopt, which bathroom they can use, what businesses they are allowed to shop at.

          Democrats never claimed such. So the fact that you Nazis are worse than any democrat could ever be, is very telling.

          And btw, you’re equating “Monica Lewinsky” – who had consensual sex with Bill Clinton, with Roy Moore who preyed on girls. Yes, little girls. Or Trump, who raped a child.

          So lets face it, you have nothing

          Bye troll. Flagged and blocked.

        • rfsb

          Is this a purpose-built list, or do you keep it around to trot out whenever Clinton needs some bashing?

        • Sally Eckhoff

          Nope.

      • Calvin Philips

        + Scott DesJarlais, Tim Murphy, Mark Foley (anti-gay-secretly-gay AND a pederast – twofer!), Trent Franks…

    • Michael Anthony

      this is not true. the party despises him, you just made that up

    • harleygrl

      Oh. Yeah. 6 hours ago, 2 supporters. Is that what you call, “plenty”?
      Gibson should get his bartending license and learn how to pour doubles because his political “career” just took a bullet to the head – from his own gun!

    • Ric Thimes

      David I would like to call you a cocksucker but that would be offensive to cocksuckers and lord knows trump has been offended enough this week

    • Sally Eckhoff

      david83272, I guess you Republicans are now supporting people who talk like angry drunks. Good luck with that.

    • Lyn Ibson

      So… who was sent packing?
      Gibson’s gone, gone, gone

  • joe

    She has a good chance with all the Bates students who will now be living in Greene and Sabattus come election day.

    • Walter Bishop

      Are you implying voter fraud Joe?

      • Larry Carter

        Of course he is. When the GOP’s most hateful and bigoted candidates don’t get elected it’s always because of voter fraud not because the candidate is a horrible human being with no business being in office.

        • Kelly Tedesco

          Now now what happened to that civil discourse.

    • Michael Anthony

      more fake news from the right

    • Thomas Barry

      and move out next semester, but leave all the damage that a moveable voter base can do from a commie campus……sad

  • Eryn is a great candidate and will be a great legislator! Folks can contribute to support her here: actblue.com/donate/beatlesgibson

    • Yankeeflyer

      Thank you Eryn for becoming a candidate and giving the voters a choice in November……choose wisely Grasshopper !
      I donated from Florida.

  • SAM

    Tres bien Eryn Gilchrist!

  • Nunya

    I hope Eryn ends this narrow minded bigots political career. It might be difficult though considering this state elected Paul Lepage to governor and he is a far greater bigot and hateful person then Leslie could ever hope to be.

  • TC Woodruff

    Brilliant Eryn!

  • Ric Thimes

    When Emma Gonzalez was asked about Gibson’s tweet she responded “There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me, and there is nothing that Gibson has to say unless you’re frothing at the mouth moonbat”

  • Jon Mennealy

    All other sidebar comments aside, Eryn, Good Luck with your campaign. On paper, you’re a lock, but fight the good fight. Positivity!!!

    • fedupmd

      Too bad you don’t live in the 57th. They are the people that need to be impressed not you.

      • Jon Mennealy

        I am a Sabattus resident. I have been for over 30 years.

        • Lyn Ibson

          Good answer! lol!

        • emaych

          I taught high school English at Oak Hill for over 20 years–overall great kids, and I think most of them would agree with you.

  • Thomas Barry

    she supports Planned parenthood (ie Democrat party) and she is offended by words? who is she wanting to represent, Stalin or Mao? totalitarians don’t like words…..sad

    • Lyn Ibson

      Time to crawl out into sunlight, there, ol’ Tom!
      Your deluded impressions of where progressive democrats stand against totalitarians are…. sad.

    • Steve Hall

      The far right has hijacked the GOP and turned it into a nationalist party with racist overtones. The old, sober, GOP of Lincoln is gone, and the new GOP is essentially a rebirth of the old Southern Dixiecrats.

  • Tom Cagle

    How can I contribute to Eryn’s campaign

  • ohhellno

    Oh no he didn’t. Somebody said something that hurt somebody’s feelings. Let’s protest and march and walk out of school – or refuse to go to school until things go our way. Better yet, let’s hold our breath like we did when we were 3 so we can get our way. Thankfully our parents will support us in our protests because, you know, we do have to have a place to live and we have to stay on their health insurance until we’re 26 because, you know, it’s what Obama told us we have to do. Woohoo, shout out to Obama for the freebies! And while we really are the smart ones, and the only ones that can save us all, paying our way in life is just way, way, way too much to expect of anyone. I mean, Seriously! Now that I think about it, though, I’m amazed that humanity has survived this long without us kids here to save the day. Good thing we’re here now! All will be right with the world as long as nobody ever says an unkind word to anyone ever … for the remainder of our time on this earth. Sleep tight world, we got this …

    Wait, hold on, I’m getting a text from my BFF.

    • Steve Hall

      The Republican agenda….lower taxes for the rich, raise them on the middle class, restrict women’s reproductive rights, suppress the black vote, allow corporations free reign to pollute at will, privatize schools, prisons, Medicare, and Social Security.

      • ohhellno

        The Dumbocrats: I’m middle class; my paycheck is bigger because my taxes are LOWER. No reproductive rights have been restricted; example please. It has been shown that many blacks vote more than once; where’s this “suppression?” Allowing corporations free reign to pollute; do you drive, fly, eat/drink/throw out garbage, suck up air conditioning and lights produced by electric companies, etc? Start with yourself before condemning corporations that provide a place for you to earn a living (of course, that’s IF you work). Privatize schools, prisons, Medicare, Social Security; oh yeah, because you Dems have done such an awesome job thus far. Bwahahaha. Go learn something.

        • FrankE

          This is what happens when you allow individuals to express their opinions anonymously. Ignorant doesn’t begin to describe this poster. It amazes me what anger will do to a persons better judgment. ohhellno it would appear is your typical middle class Conservative. Pissed off at so much they can’t quite narrow down a specific cause, so they complain about all of them. Worse yet, being Republican, he is grossly misinformed therefore his entire post is nothing but a waste……………….

          • ohhellno

            Right, right, right … because it’s the pissed off Republicans that are protesting, rioting, destroying and burning down their towns, killing police officers then begging for their help when they need it, walking off the job and out of school to demand that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States be abolished, etc, etc. Open your eyes and lay off the sauce; perhaps you might see things a little more clearly.

          • FrankE

            Thank you, for proving my point.

          • ohhellno

            I would say you’re welcome … if you understood what your point was.

          • McKulty

            Hyperbole much?

    • MisterDNA

      Boo hoo! A 17 year old kid sends one tweet and Gibson apologizes for his statement and drops out of the race. Did David Hogg hurt his feelings? Sign of a true coward: say something outrageous that your fellow creeps support, then retreat when you get called out on it. Just like Le Page.

    • FrankE

      This guy is a work in progress. He’s mad at everything so rather than being specific, he blends all his anger into one post. These kids survived an onslaught of death bought on by a sick individual armed with an AR15,forced to watch their friends literally blown apart in front of them, and this guy thinks the walk out and protests were the result of what Leslie Gibson said. Anger is a funny little thing, it messes peoples minds up big time. When you think about it, misplaced anger is what started this whole thread in the first place. Possibly ruining a mans political career at the same time………….

    • JoPop55

      And who do you think fights your god awful wars? Young committed men and women, some recently just out of high school. I’m happy to see these young people jump into the political fray. Things can only get better.

  • Robert Riversong

    Maine, like parts of the rural south, has a peculiar way of breeding hate-mongering bigots like Leslie Gibson (and Paul LePage).

  • Lyn Ibson

    Ya, and every Senate committee, every Congressional committee and every security agency that investigated Benghazi also “fell for it.” The most investigated event in recent history, and all concluded there was no blame attributable to State or to the Sec’y. Hillary was utterly, repeatedly exonerated. That pissed off most of those investigating her but, you know, sometimes the truth hurts.

    Get over it, snowflake. It wasn’t her fault. No more than Beirut was the SecDev’s fault.

    • ohhellno

      Zoooooom, right over your head. And really – “snowflake”? You Libs aren’t even clever enough to come up with your own insults. Sad sad sad…

  • terryward

    Hi Vlad, welcome to Facebook…

    • ohhellno

      Yawn.