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Monday, May 10, 2010

Maine's Republican Party and the Dark Ages Manifesto

(Addendum - love the comment from both responders and I have likewise responded to The Sanford Tattler below)

On Mother's Day weekend 2010, Maine's Republican Party expressed glee because their state convention numbers were higher than expected. Out of the 1,800 people who attended the Convention in Portland, how many of them are the descendants of immigrants? In other words, all of them.

Which is only one of the reasons I am furious at the Maine Republicans who passed a Tea Party led platform which included calling for Maine to close its borders with Canada. Although a Democracy allows for a person to make such a ridiculous motion, it is the responsibility of voting people to oppose it.

But, oh no! The platform motions passed! Maine's Republican platform now supports closing our state's borders to the 8 million people who live in Quebec. Moreover, the platform approved a resolution to eliminate Maine's Department of Education.

Platform writers said their purpose was to bring Maine Republicans back to their core values. Oh yeah? How did their immigrant ancestors feel about core values? I hope the writers checked with their Memere's or Pepere's. Additionally, how many of the 12 platform writers received their reading and writing education in a Maine public school?

There was a time when I believed Maine's Republican Party was really the GOP - the Grand Old Party, or the loyal opposition necessary to preserve the nation's two party democracy. Now, I see Maine's GOP as a party of selfish people who do not understand their own history as a free people.

In my opinion, the Maine Republican Party passed a Dark Ages Manifesto rather than a platform. They might as well have adopted a platform endorsing racial purity.

Furthermore, the platform writers are showing a lack of respect for the educational institutions where they learned how to read and write. By recommending the removal of the Department of Education, they must mean to eliminate educational standards so children will learn by rote memory rather than by teachers who will challenge their God Given intellects.

Shame on Maine's Republicans for passing an egregiously right wing party platform. Your GOP standards are not grand at all. Rather, your platform values are more like the acronym "gop", or the glop that grows like mold at the back of an infected refrigerator.

It's time to get an efficient and caring model of the Maine GOP. Let's find a new group of people who know what it means to return to their ancestral roots and core values. Burning the Dark Ages Manifesto is at least one way to generate some alternative heat energy.

I also recommend the platform writers find their local genealogical society where they will be able to determine who their immigrant ancestors were and where they came from.

(I appreciate the comment from Joe Niemczura - Maine's GOP has gone off the deep end and the State Mental Hospital is located close to the state house)

Dear Sanford Tattler, you are precisely the reason why I'll never move to Europe or Canada. I was a US Navy Wife for 13 years, my husband is retired USN, and he fought for our country so people like you can walk the streets without being put in jail for sedition. Maine's frail and elderly are part of the needy population you precipitously refer to as "welfare". Shame on you.



Blogger Joe Niemczura, RN, MS said...

Was it reaally such a long winter this year, that the Cabin Fever finally pushed these people over the edge? From here in Honolulu, it looks that way! Time to re-open AMHI!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should read the Sanford Tattler and find out why the Department of Education in Maine is a contradiction of terms. You rant but provide no facts to substantiate your views. Seems as though you're angry that the silent majority has finally had enough of the many socialistic politicians' goal of re-election rather than the continued well being of hard working Americans. Maine is the poster child for the welfare state model, and real taxpayers have had enough of working and paying for everyone else. Move to Canada or seems you'd be a lot more happy.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Joe Niemczura, RN, MS said...

Hey Julie - I read the Tattlers profile - he's not even from Maine.I wonder if he is on the federal dole like all the other losers in the (small) Teabagger party.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Joe, get the facts straight. I do live in Maine, like Julie. I am not originally from Maine, like Julie. So what's your point? Do you even have one? As for being on the federal dole, no I'm not, although you will be when the government takes over health care, which is has already been done to an extent in Maine. And that effort was and is a complete failure except for those in the health care profession like yourself. It's difficult to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person so I'll let you go unharmed.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Juliana Maine Writer said...

My Dear Sanford Tattler, we are only armed with discussion here so no need to write in violent tones. Thank you for your important feedback but we respectfully disagree with you. I enjoy a government run health car plan, so does my husband while our tax dollars pay for it; but 45 million people less fortunate people have no coverage whatsoever. You should be ashamed of yourself.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Maine Writer,

My father retired from the USN after 30 years of service. My mother was a Navy wife. I was a Navy brat, and still am. So who cares? Does that make him, my mother, or me any better or worse than anyone else on the planet? No, it has no relevance whatsoever besides being a statement of fact. My father also used to donate money to Jimmy what does that tell you? It told me that he was kind hearted and gullible. He got upset with me when I suggested that Swaggart was a con artist. A year later Swaggart got caught with a prostitute as I'm sure you're aware of. Sometimes I hate being right.

At any rate, every national poll has shown that the majority of Americans don't want government run health care, plain and simple. And yet our so-called representatives and President forced it upon us, and it's my hope that they will be held accountable in the upcoming elections. Your milage may vary...

8:01 PM  
Blogger Juliana Maine Writer said...

Thank you for changing your tone. Congratulations to you and your family for your dedicated military service. When one person in a family serves in the military, the entire family is military. That's why I have a nice thank you letter from the President of the United States, although my husband served. Public opinion polls are swayed by the massive amounts of money invested by insurance companies to create negative ads opposing health care reform. Shame on them and on you for believing what insurance companies pay to have others say. Insurance companies create huge profits off of premiums which they pay out to stock investors. This profit could at least be shared with paying for health insurance for those who cannot afford their own. Do you know what a family of four pays for private health insurance? Thousands. It's money going right to the bottom line of the private insurance companies because very few families would actually spend the same amount of dollars in out of pocket health expenses. They pay high health insurance premiums because people are afraid of being one medical bill away from going bankrupt. I disagree with you and you should be ashamed of yourself for not caring about the 45 million people who will benefit from health care reform.

3:16 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Hey Sanford Tattler _

hate to tell you this, but we have had government-run health care since 1965. It's called medicare. for some people, it's called "the Veteran's Administration" and we have had it since 1865.

The GOP plan to repeal it, is phony. they have no plan as to what they will replace it with. None whatsoever.

11:37 AM  

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