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Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:45 PM

Maine governor refuses to swear-in newly elected senator

Source: WBAY, ABC affiliate in Green bay, WI

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is so angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees that he canceled the swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected senator.

The Republican governor on Friday refused to sign a proclamation certifying the result of Tuesday’s special election.

The election was won by Democrat Susan Deschambault, of Biddeford. She arrived at the Maine Statehouse in Augusta on Friday for a scheduled ceremony at LePage’s office. But she was told it had been canceled.

LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett says the governor canceled the event in response to a party-line vote Thursday in the Legislature’s labor committee, which turned down LePage’s pick for the unemployment insurance commission. Bennett said Democrats treated the nominee, Steven Webster, “despicably.”

Read more: http://wbay.com/ap/maine-governor-refuses-to-swear-in-newly-elected-senator/



LePage is throwing another one of his tantrums.

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Reply Maine governor refuses to swear-in newly elected senator (Original post)
Archae Apr 2016 OP
Elmer S. E. Dump Apr 2016 #1
Cryptoad Apr 2016 #2
Raster Apr 2016 #27
SCantiGOP Apr 2016 #36
YOHABLO Apr 2016 #42
turbinetree Apr 2016 #3
LiberalArkie Apr 2016 #5
turbinetree Apr 2016 #6
47of74 Apr 2016 #26
turbinetree Apr 2016 #40
elljay Apr 2016 #38
turbinetree Apr 2016 #41
2naSalit Apr 2016 #4
turbinetree Apr 2016 #10
lark Apr 2016 #7
liberal N proud Apr 2016 #8
bemildred Apr 2016 #9
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2016 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2016 #12
malthaussen Apr 2016 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2016 #14
SCantiGOP Apr 2016 #34
Downwinder Apr 2016 #15
Califonz Apr 2016 #44
LisaM Apr 2016 #16
Botany Apr 2016 #17
Plucketeer Apr 2016 #18
greymouse Apr 2016 #19
sinkingfeeling Apr 2016 #20
aggiesal Apr 2016 #21
Ford_Prefect Apr 2016 #22
jalan48 Apr 2016 #23
world wide wally Apr 2016 #24
rtracey Apr 2016 #25
magical thyme Apr 2016 #43
AllyCat Apr 2016 #28
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2016 #29
eShirl Apr 2016 #30
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2016 #31
houston16revival Apr 2016 #32
Yavin4 Apr 2016 #33
Angry Dragon Apr 2016 #35
Dr. Xavier Apr 2016 #37
AxionExcel Apr 2016 #39
LS_Editor Apr 2016 #45
Earth_First Apr 2016 #46
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #47
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2016 #48
Odin2005 Apr 2016 #49

Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:48 PM

1. He sure doesn't like to do himself any favors.

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:50 PM

2. Maine use to be such a nice place before the GOP took over

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:24 PM

27. There's a lot of places that used to be nice places before the GOP took over.

They ascend to power through fear, intimidation and misunderstanding, stoking racial, generational and religious fires as a matter of practice. Without exception, the GOPers bring no new solutions to the problems they "identify" and then inflame. They have none, because their purpose was never to solve, never to heal, never to mend.

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:06 PM

36. I'm sure someone can walk into a courtroom

And get this resolved quickly. Otherwise, the Governor would effectively have the right to veto any election result.
He'll just look like a fool -- again.

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:02 PM

42. The GOP is poison .. it sickens everyone and everything.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:51 PM

3. Does this right wing racists doofus................................

under stand mind you that the people of the state of Maine elected someone to hold office, and has he by chance, I know its a tall order, but has he sat down to read the states Constitution, if he hasn't read this document--------------------then he has to take a test to determine his mental state of being------------------------and the courts or a citizen should file a request to have this done...................

Lepage---------------------------this is no April Fools joke, you really do need some help, you really need to submit to a Employee Assistants Program--------------- EAP



Honk----------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:55 PM

5. Ever since Bush said that his job would be easier if he was a dictator, the Republicans accepted

their elected positions to be that. It doesn't make any difference if they are elected to dog catcher or president.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:59 PM

6. Yeah....................you got that right.....................it's like they get a manual..........

first page--------------------how to be a dictator, and put on costume

Second page-------------------tear up Constitution, after doing the first one

Third page-------------------lie, and do all of the above


Honk------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:16 PM

26. Fourth page

Fourth page --------------- Take a dump in the legislative chambers than wipe one's ass with pages from Constitution.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:05 PM

40. Ain't that the truth................................

be selective on which Lepage-----------oops (page), he wants to use, either the Koch brothers Georgia pacific product line........................


http://www.buyonlinenow.com/georgia-pacific.asp?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=ppc


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:21 PM

38. Not the whole Constitution

They'd only tear up the unimportant part. The Second Amendment, of course, stays.

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Response to elljay (Reply #38)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:15 PM

41. Hell........................he has so many ...........10 .Articles and the new one he just ......

invented

What should "WE" at DU name it......................
I have two ..........................

How to Impeach a jerk right now Article 11
or...................

How to Really Impeach a jerk Article 11 for the Maine Constitution

https://ballotpedia.org/Maine_Constitution

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:52 PM

4. This guy

is an obvious RW $$ plant. He has no consideration of what the people of the state want of need. He is like a miniature drumpf without the cash or much else but he sure wants to be the drumpf. So now he's mimicking the don by acting on his ignorance of what he's supposed to be doing according to the job description. Plus he's mimicking the R Senate by refusing to do his job.

What a tool, an ignorant tool.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:08 PM

10. This same doofus.....................

endorsed this guy(s) standing behind the dtrumpf......................well he lost, or I should say he's a quitter...............and now supports a racists .......................................

in three short videos










Honk---------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016



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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 12:59 PM

7. What a whiny baby!

But he's a Repug so I'm repeating myself.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:00 PM

8. Republicans are like a bunch of 3 year olds who didn't get their way

So they just throw a tantrum in the middle of the isle at the grocery store

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:07 PM

9. Such children. nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:12 PM

11. Are they getting talking points from Daffy Duck?

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:14 PM

12. Fundamentally undemocratic and unDemocratic. So he has a temper tantrum(p). . nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:16 PM

13. Sounds like an impeachable offense to me.

If the man won't do his job, he should not have the job. What is this, the apotheosis of Republican obstructionism: if I don't wanna, I don't hafta?

-- Mal

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:17 PM

14. What is the definition of terrorism?

... Striking at innocent people who had no role in creating the grudge being acted on.

The newly elected Senator Deschambault had nothing to do with turning down LePage's nominee.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:04 PM

34. That might be called Spite

But it sure as hell ain't terrorism.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:17 PM

15. “despicably.”

LePage reads DU.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:34 PM

44. And he sounds like Daffy Duck!

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:18 PM

16. This guy flies under the national radar, but.....

He is really a piece of work. The only explanation for Maine voting for him is lack of voter turnout. He does not reflect the views of anyone from Maine I've ever met.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:18 PM

17. Just like the GOP in the senate ...

... not gonna do yopur job? Then quit or be fired.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:21 PM

18. I nominate LePlague

 

as Trump's VP pick!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:22 PM

19. no effect

I see by reading the article this has no effect except inconvenience and a 5 day delay, unless he fails to swear her in then. I suppose in the latter case, he could be impeached

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:24 PM

20. Impeach him too.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:29 PM

21. Waaaaa !!! ...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 01:54 PM

22. He was recruited and trained by the Kochs.

A classic example of their brand of fool in office who will do whatever they tell him, which shows the kind of imagination they have.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:06 PM

23. Tyrant. n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:08 PM

24. Its time to start prosecuting these Republican assholes who outright defy the Constitution

Yes, they have to be punished

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:16 PM

25. well

 

Well sorry Maine, like I have said about Brownback of Kansas...... well you elected him..AGAIN

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Response to rtracey (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:31 PM

43. we again had a 3-way, with the indie playing spoiler this time around.

 

LeRage has "won" twice with 38%.

62% voted against him and we are stuck with him again.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:26 PM

28. I thought Walker was bad, but this guy is unhinged.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:30 PM

29. Does not the Maine Legislature have enough to impeach this creep yet?

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:49 PM

30. well, Rs control the State Senate

and they're not quite fed up enough yet

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Response to eShirl (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:53 PM

31. Ok, no wonder he doesn't want to verify a D senator.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:54 PM

32. The McConnell Punt

Don't you just hate people that get paid and won't do their job?

Let's all ignore what we don't like or agree with. Society will shut down soon
because of these Feather Heads

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:57 PM

33. This is what happens when you split the opposition

The worst case scenario.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:05 PM

35. I heard even the lobsters do not like im and are leaving

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:20 PM

37. Is this the same jerk that said

that pretty little white Maine girls are being raped by black thugs who are selling them heroin? What a jerk! We have to beat these simpletons in November!!!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:49 PM

39. Do your job, RepuliWankers

The Repubes just do not do what they are paid to do. They all need to be canned, pronto.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:35 PM

45. Such a baby. And an ass.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:37 PM

46. I love how they just govern as they see fit, and not to the law...

This and the SCOTUS appointment are just recent examples...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 05:02 PM

47. Why does he need to do the swearing in?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 06:11 PM

48. Lol

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 07:20 PM

49. This guy needs mental help.

Jesus Christ.

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