While I have never thought Paul LePage was a good human being, I am now worried that he really has something organically wrong that further precludes him from being qualified to maintain the office of Governor.
Yesterday, LePage, in his typical partisan bullying voice, declared:
And I’ll go one step further, if they can modify it–and a lot of Democrats still think we’re fooling around and we’re making political hay here. Right now, in order to continue the way we are, I will close schools May 1 and use that money. Because that’s where we are.
Shall interject some facts here? LePage has been all about protecting the 1% of the wealthiest Americans and now it looks like he is refusing to raise taxes to sustain education. Of course, by keeping a population ignorant we can ensure they vote against their best interests.
Emily Cain, the House Democratic Leader, said:
LePage is presenting a choice that isn’t on the table. It’s not realistic to simply say you can just close schools. It’s hardly worth even discussing, because that’s really not what we’re deciding between. It’s a very dramatic–and I think a dangerous–fear-mongering approach.
Sadly, we just have further evidence that LePage has been drinking some rancid Tea at the party. We can only hope Maine will go the way of Wisconsin right now. One thing for sure is that we have to get rid of these misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigoted elected officials.