# ME Governor says Obama hates white people

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This guy is an embarrassment to our state.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/paul-lepage-obama_n_3782531.html

Unfortunately, Eliot Cutler has signaled his intention to run for governor again. The last time he did that, he pulled enough votes away from Libby Mitchell (D) to put LePage in office. We can't stand 4 more years of this idiot, and Cutler has shown no sign that he will withdraw.

LePage didn't run against his competitors last time. Instead, he spent all of his effort denigrating our state employees. One of his first acts in office was to appoint his 22 Y.O. daughter to be the executive assistant to his chief of staff at a salary of $41K. She also "qualified" for a$9K housing allowance, while living in the governor's mansion at taxpayer cost. There is a lot of waste and corruption in the state capitol, and the governor doesn't have to look to far to see some of the worst examples.

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WannabeNewton
Lol turbo, after living this long in the US is news like this really a surprise anymore?

An expected fall back from the statement?

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I don't know what's going to happen, though LePage has no record of correcting rude, insensitive statements, other to make a half-hearted "explanation" like "I could have chosen my words better". When he turned down NAAPCs requests to celebrate MLK day, he said "If they don't like it, they can kiss my butt."

Borg
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LePage must be a contortionist - he has to get his head out of his rear before he can get his foot out of his mouth.

russ_watters
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Oy, sorry guys, I was debating the Zimmerman verdict on another forum while also composing a response to this thread. Sorry for the copy-paste mix-up. Here's the proper post:

One of the few things I sympathize with politicians over is the need to always be "on", even in off-the-record, casual conversations, such as the one referenced here apparently was. If said in a public forum, from a podium, it would be pretty inappropriate, but that's really about it: it is just an exaggeration of a widely held and easily supported belief about Obama's racial bias. We've heard much worse, on the record, from many politicians.

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Evo
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but that's really about it: it is just an exaggeration of a widely held and easily supported belief about Obama's racial bias.
I assume you are referring to the scores of racists that hate Obama because he's black. I didn't want to think racism was so widespread until I saw the flood of racists that jumped to Paula Deen's defense calling for killing black people and such outrageous hatred and calls for violence, and this was just on viewer comments on Yahoo!! It was appalling.

WannabeNewton
Evo you gotta realize, the yahoo comment section doesn't exactly have an intelligent nor educated userbase.

Evo
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Evo you gotta realize, the yahoo comment section doesn't exactly have an intelligent nor educated userbase.
Yeah, but can you imagine what was being said on hate sites if that's what was posted on yahoo? Scary.

WannabeNewton
Yeah for sure there are some really scary levels of bigotry out there. Thankfully I haven't see any in person yet.

russ_watters
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Yeah, but can you imagine what was being said on hate sites if that's what was posted on yahoo? Scary.
Why should we care what idiots say? Are we bound to think like idiots here? I thought we were better than that? And why the coddling of Obama? Don't you remember what it was like when Bush was President? It wasn't that long ago. Last week, CNN showed a scathing editorial of how despicable it was for a rodeo clown to wear an Obama mask:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/opinion/quest-rodeo-clown

Do people not remember Bush being portrayed as a monkey?