Paul LePage is Still Out There Saying Things

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Maine Governor Paul LePage, the man who recently said people of color are "the enemy" and need to be shot, spoke to local radio station WVOM and said the authoritarianism of Donald Trump may be exactly what America needs.

"Sometimes I wonder that our Constitution is not only broken, but we need a Donald Trump to show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law because we've had eight years of a president — he's an autocrat, he just does it on his own, he ignores Congress and every single day, we're slipping into anarchy. I just think that four more years of a similar mentality is going to destroy this nation."

Aside from the obvious fact that Paul LePage is an insane person who's openly calling for authoritarian rule, you may have also noticed that what he said is completely incoherent.

LePage says we need "some authoritarian power" to bring back "the rule of law" and restore the "broken" Constitution, which is a contradiction, and then he says President Obama is an "autocrat" who ignores Congress, you know, like an authoritarian would. LePage says four more years of President Obama's authoritarian rule will destroy the nation, and the only cure is four years of Donald Trump's authoritarian rule.

Paul LePage is a profoundly stupid, racist moron. Just completely fucking idiotic.

  • I used to wonder that Nazi Germany could not only put a bunch of sociopaths in charge of the government, but that those same sociopaths were able to find so many people willing to run concentration camps, crack down on their own neighbors, and machine gun civilians. After the past few years, I no longer wonder how the Nazis could find such a depth of depravity. We have so many who would do the same right here in the 21st century.

  • muselet

    Gabby Johnson would be so proud.


  • GrafZeppelin127

    It just goes to show; for all their self-congratulatory bleating about “freedom” and “liberty” and “rights,” Americans deep down, by and large, are authoritarians at heart. I think the latter is directly proportional to the former.

  • Aynwrong

    Why is it every time an elected official says something this utterly batshit it is absolutely pointless to ask “Gee, I wonder which party he belongs to?”

  • David Greenberg

    Lepage and Giuliani have both clearly lost it. Indeed they both may never have had it. They should be locked up together in the same padded cell. Maybe throw Chris Christi in there too.

    • Aynwrong

      Do they make industrial strength padding?

  • Victor the Crab

    Paul LePage is the embodiment of what could happen in a month from now if liberals and progressives decide to stay at home on election night, or vote for a third party nincompoop like Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, because…FUCKIN’ HILLARY!!!!! LePage got elected TWICE!, because the Maine vote got split and he was able to slither in like the greased pig he is and win. A complacent left who feels they don’t have to vote for Hillary is what might still win the presidency for Drumph.

    DON’T! GET! FUCKIN’! HAPPY!!!!! As Bob would say.

    • Zen Diesel

      Hills could walk out on live TV and take a dump, and I will still vote for her because voting for the other option would be voting for the end of the motherfucking world.

  • Shorter LePage…the Black guy in the White House was not OUR kind of dictator.

    • Ken Kohl

      No kidding. I guess from LePage’s view Orange is closer to White than Black is, but still. An autocrat by another other color…

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    That shit just broke my brain.

    What the everloving fuck was that?

    • Aynwrong

      That’s called Conservatism. Hold your nose.

  • Georgie
    • Aynwrong

      Chi McBride is a severely underused national resource and treasure.