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While we weren’t treated to the kind of, um, “drama” that the Paul people created at the 2012 MEGOPSC, we still learned some important things about the state of their Party and the 2014 elections. In no particular order:
1) The Unity thing is real. With LePage at the top of the ticket, the GOP apparatus has been whipped into line and they are fully behind the Gov’s reelection effort.
When Rick Scott and the policies of Scott Walker are held up as ideals of government....you have a problem with a lot of voters. LePage's many vetoes are starting to catch up to him, but the Republicans are going "All in"
2) The Unity thing is a problem… when you’re unified behind a flawed candidate and failed policies. ........ Their problem is that LePage himself, and the conservative agenda as a whole, have limited appeal.
The only reason LePage ( seemingly stuck at 37% ) has a shot at 4 more years is that a third party candidate is again in the race. LePage has been a disaster for the economy of Maine, breaking contracts, refusing to spend voter approved bond money, and vetoing the Medicaid expansion.
3) Dear Democrats who voted for Barack Obama: if you crossover and vote for Susan Collins, you will make the rest of us very confused. Did you see the red meat she delivered to the GOP faithful? It was all about Obama. She doesn’t support him or his agenda. The vote in 2012 wasn’t just for Obama the person; it was for Obama the President. We need that support to continue this year, too. Vote Bellows.
Sen Susan Collins decides to double down on RW talking points, railing against Obamacare, the IRS, judicial appointments, executive branch overreach, deficit spending ( while ignoring Marriage Equality, the shutdown, NSA spying, the Paycheck Fairness Act, LGBT Rights, KXL, TPP, and the torture report).
Rand Paul went on about unions and Benghazi.
Read more about Maine races, and Ben's thoughts on why Rand Paul will never be President. (NewsFlash, it isn't the Dems that do him in).
Originally posted to slakn1 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM PDT.