Paul LePage Has a Sad

What truly saddens Maine Governor Paul LePage in life is not actual racism or the effect his own words may have on residents of his own state.

What keeps LePage awake at night is being called a racist.

“I may not supposed to be that sensitive to these things, but I am. I lose sleep over this, and it’s frustrating when you hear people talk about cheap political stunts to hurt their opponent and not do the right thing,” he said. “Being called a racist was a horrible thing for me. It was enormously hurtful. It hurt my family. I will not resign, though.”

You know what else is horrible? Saying 90 percent of all drug dealers are black or Hispanic men named "Smoothy and D-Money" who come to Maine to impregnate white girls. I'm sure that hurts a few families in Maine and surrounding states.

Saying that people of color are the "enemy" who need to be shot is also enormously hurtful.

LEPAGE: "You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy, and the enemy right now -- the overwhelming majority of people coming in -- are people of color or people of Hispanic origin."

And that's just the most recent material from LePage's 3-ring binder of Klansman rhetoric.

While sharing his sob story with reporters this morning, LePage also said the "biggest discrimination in the United States" is not race. According to the governor, the biggest discrimination in America is poverty. LePage also said we can't lift people out of poverty by "throwing money at them" and with that he demonstrates that he doesn't understand racism or poverty or their relation to each other.

"Throwing money" at people is exactly how you lift them out of poverty, but that doesn't necessarily mean more support from the state or federal government. A higher minimum wage would lift a tremendous number of people out of poverty but, as you might have suspected, Governor LePage is against higher wages.

The idea that LePage may voluntarily resign was always too good to be true, but it was an entertaining thought while it lasted. LePage does not have the shame, decency, or intelligence to resign. Paul LePage is a profoundly stupid man.

One thing that should not be lost in all of LePage's bluster is that it's possible the state's law enforcement agencies have engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling under the governor's direction. The governor's boast that he has a binder full of minority drug dealers could be more than just a racist fantasy or anecdote; it could also be illegal.

  • Nefercat

    ““Being called a racist was a horrible thing for me. It was enormously hurtful.”
    Okay, hold on a minute.
    Nope. I tried and tried but couldn’t squeeze out a single tear for this poor, pitiful, racist gasbag.

  • Waaah! Calling me a racist hurts me!

    Not as much as your actual racism hurts others, dickhole. And if you want to stop being called a racist, you have to actually STOP BEING A F*CKING RACIST!!


  • muselet

    You can always count on Paul LePage for a little low comedy:

    “I will not resign,” LePage told reporters in his office after a meeting with Maine state Rep. Drew Gattine (D), for whom LePage left a bizarre and threatening voicemail last week.

    According to the Boston Globe, LePage also said that he would seek “spiritual guidance” with his family, but had no plans to seek “professional help.”

    He vowed to “no longer speak to the press ever again after today,” saying that he was tired of being caught in “gotcha moments” by the media.

    “I’m serious. Everything will be put into writing,” LePage said. “I’m tired of being caught in the gotcha moments.”

    [link omitted]

    I don’t think LePage understands that it’s not a “gotcha” moment if you’ve actually said something.



  • Aynwrong

    Yeah my heart really bleeds for ya you hateful, blubbering idiot.

    • muselet

      During the runup to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, someone noted that Scotland as a region is strongly Labour and suggested that’s what makes the UK as a whole seem rather liberal, concluding that the UK without Scotland would be like the UKIP* with nukes.

      A Trump-led US would be like a LePage-led Maine, with nukes.

      * UKIP = the UK Independence Party, a bunch who make the GOP look tolerant and cosmopolitan.