Conservatives and Libertarians who rail against government intrusion and then demand government force parents to give their children vaccines against their will.
In a development that may well influence and decide the Republican Primary in CD2, the mayor of Lewiston, Robert MacDonald, who won his office by a 61% margin, has endorsed former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin. The city of Lewiston is the largest populace in the 2nd District of Maine. Still basking in the glow of his dominating victory, the popular former police detective was quick to announce his support for his fellow Lewiston native son.
MacDonald declared emphatically his belief that Poliquin was “the best State Treasurer Maine has ever had”. He also made reference to Poliquin’s family roots by stating, “He’s an honest and hard-working Franco-American whose grandfather was born and raised in Lewiston”. Poliquin’s French Catholic heritage will certainly help him with the voting demographics of Lewiston.
In Lewiston’s last Republican primary, Kevin Raye defeated Blaine Richardson by a little over a hundred votes, but 14% of the remaining Republican primary voters could not bring themselves to make a choice for either candidate and opted, instead, to leave their vote blank. MacDonald’s obvious popularity and enthusiastic endorsement bodes well for Poliquin’s campaign as they work to reignite a passion in the Republican base, which was sorely lacking in the last election cycle.
While it is a well-known fact that I am supporting the Poliquin campaign, I thought it would be interesting to filter these new political developments through our own several biases. It would seem to me that the majority of the impact endorsements are lining up in ever increasing numbers with strong statements for the Poliquin camp. The pattern seems to be weighted in his favor and I would wager more endorsements from conservative leaders and organizations are on the horizon. The coalition is forming and its gaining strength.
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!