Mirage

 

In the latest engagement of Justin Alfond’s Traveling Carnival of Democrat Oddities, Novelties, and Behaviors Bizarre, the former Senate President is demanding that a House leader be sanctioned for criticizing the President of the United States so that the Senate can “move on”. This begs the question: When did criticizing, mocking, or rudely depicting the President or the opposing Party warrant a stoppage of legislature? A quick study of such behavior will reveal the “many” times that Justin Alfond has called for such similar and heinous behavior to stop so we could “move on”….or…not. In actuality, this quick study reveals that Mr. Alfond has a heavy infection of selective outrage.

While the Maine chapter of the NAACP are in the wings reminding us all that what Dr. King really meant by his famous speech is that the pigmentation of an individuals epidermis holds a direct correlation on whether that person can be criticized or not, let’s take a trip down memory lane on the other times that Justin Alfond has stepped forward to wax eloquent on the moral virtuosity of abstaining from rudely criticizing those in political power:

Ah nostalgia…remember the time Justin gathered together his political pluck to publicly chastise then Senate President Libby Mitchell for posting pictures of herself with images depicting President George W. Bush as a terrorist? You’ll remember that Maine Media was ablaze with how Alfond rebuked the Senate President for her behavior and reminded everyone that we needed to “move on” from this kind of behavior. Amazingly despite the sanctions that Alfond called for, Mitchell was still able to run for Governor. Remember that? Do you, because I’m having a hard time finding record of that anywhere…

Oh…Oh…and who can forget when Justin was so frothing mad at Cynthia Dill for asking her blog followers to trade their rice cookers in for 38 specials so they could deal with Republicans, publicly desecrated a war veterans memorial, ridiculed the supporters of those with Aspergers Syndrome, and mocked people with weight problems. You can just imagine the public rebuke she incurred from Alfond when he went to the media about that, scathing to be sure…I guess. Well…it’s really hard to know….because….well…there is no record of him saying anything. I guess you can “move on” really quickly when no one acknowledges anything.

But, hey, don’t forget the time Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston) posted that he hoped Dick Cheney met the same fate, as Saddam and that he also hoped that there were cell cams. Alfond was so incensed he couldn’t “move on” forrrr…at least…thirty seconds.   Such moral virtue! Why is it, that despite the freezing temperatures out, I’m hearing the sounds of crickets?

And then there were clown noses!!! Remember, how Alfond just uncorked on those two Democrats for wearing clown noses when the voters came to attend a public hearing on a bill. Without any prodding from Republicans, he just publicly let them have it for insulting Maine voters….like that. I don’t think those two have ever recovered from the sanctions put on them. Do you remember that…. because I don’t either?

Justin Alfond’s calls for moral virtue have all the truth and sincerity of a desert mirage. One has to look only as far as the history of his own leadership to find the proof of his blatant hypocrisy. Justin Alfond needs to dispense with sideshow and carnival act, clown noses and all. It’s getting very old and bizarre.

The Cusp, a Hurdle and a Whole Lot of Jargon

 

The Cusp, a Hurdle and a Whole Lot of Jargon

 

Fielding a recall on your own damaged goods and trying to sell the same product back to the very public who has grown tired of the brand and its failures is a very taxing and delicate dance for any public relations expert to perform.  Liberalism and the progressive movement find themselves in this very awkward position as election season unfurls before us.  While all the while clamoring publicly for the need to retake control of Maine’s political landscape, Democrats have struggled to put candidates on the ballot.  Many individuals are very uncomfortable with carrying the label Democrat into an election season when the party has done so much to damage its own image.

From direct attacks on small business to refusing to allow our military personnel the time they need to vote, many Democrats are cringing at the thought of having to hawk torn, smashed and dented cans to the public above market value prices. With the President more interested in Jet’s quarterbacks than the economy, Cynthia Dill raising money off the bodies of the Aurora victims, a Vice-Presidential gaff machine and a President, who has lately taken to quoting and emphasizing the “gaff machine” as policy, it’s no wonder that some are bolting the Democrat party in disgust.

The Democrats have effectively used the media for years to hide and sell their damaged goods.  But even the media has run out of lies to cover the stench of the rotting trademark of European Socialism.  So Angus King and his Democrat Party have had to come up with a new way to exploit the people.

A friend of mine, Jason Savage, has come up with their new title and I think it is the perfect description, stealth Democrats.  Duck and cover politics is nothing new but blatantly sending out your own as sacrificial lambs to institute your “new look” is a concept only a monarch with King’s arrogance could deploy within a democracy.  With liberalism on such decline and in need of drastic measures to survive, one would think that the Conservative movement in Maine would stand encouraged, united and on the cusp of a significant victory for the freedom of the State of Maine…one would think.

One would expect that such an opportunity to firmly establish the tenets of a fiscally conservative government and root them in this landscape so that the bleak, grey and lifeless canvass of Maine’s economy can once again blossom with the vibrancy of color provided by the prosperity of a free market would not be lost to conservatives.  One would think that we could set aside our petty differences and coalesce under the banner that we all believe in.  Perhaps we can jump the hurdle of sectarianism, set aside the accusatory jargon and phraseology and focus on exposing the lies of a very dangerous man in Angus King.  It would seem with so much at stake, that we could carve a little time out of poking one another in the eye to unify for the looming battle.  The battle will come, whether we face it or have our backs up.  Because its our job, Let’s Set Maine Free!