I totally want to vote for this guy:
Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you cocksucker. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I'm a racist. I've spent my life helping black people and you little sonofabitch, socialist cocksucker. You -- I need you to -- just friggin'. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.
I would *love* if every time some Leftie called someone a racist (must be tens or hundreds of times each day, in this country at least), if the standard response became calling that person a cocksucker.
(Altho such a response could possibly be guilty of undeservingly elevating the intelligence of the overall exchange.)
He spoke about it afterwards:
When a snot-nosed little guy from Westbrook calls me a racist, now I'd like him to come up here because, tell you right now, I wish it were 1825. And we would have a duel, that's how angry I am, and I would not put my gun in the air, I guarantee you, I would not be Hamilton. I would point it right between his eyes, because he is a snot-nosed little runt and he has not done a damn thing since he's been in this Legislature to help move the state forward.
It would be *awesome* if duels between politicians made a comeback! Both sides could stand to lose quite a few.
The state DNC chair's statement (and TFA is from a Leftie source, which always seem to have a quote from a fellow Leftie at the end, to close and summarize how the author would):
Gov. LePage's direct threat against Rep. Gattine is both erratic and disturbing, and he is clearly unfit to lead our state. Not only did the governor blatantly say he would take violent action against a sitting lawmaker, he also twice invoked a homophobic slur to drive home his point. Those reckless remarks may incite others to violence.
... Paul LePage is an increasingly menacing figure who does not reflect the values of our state.
So much good stuff here! In reverse order:
1) "increasingly menacing" - How can you be sure he hasn't always been this "menacing"?
2) "twice invoked a homophobic slur" - Now "cocksucker" is even funnier.
3) "unfit" - My new litmus test for who to vote for; anyone "unfitting" to the Left.
1.5) "incite" - I'm pro-inciting. Cuz no matter how much I egg you on, what you do is solely your responsibility. No matter what the Left wants me to believe about this. There, now wouldn't you like to go rob a nice bank?