Maine Governor LePage makes a bold statement against the tyrant Obama’s police state.
Via The Portland Press Herald:
The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns.
The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was the subject of a multi-state lawsuit, but was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Barack Obama gets no respect. Even as Republicans vow to repeal Obama’s sweeping health care law leading up to the crucial mid-term elections in November, one Republican candidate, Paul LePage, says if he’s elected governor of Maine, he plans to tell Obama “Go to hell.”
LePage, who is backed by the conservative tea party movement, spoke at a Republican forum last week while stumping for votes.
“And as your governor,” LePage told the crowd, you’re gonna be seeing a lot of me on the front page saying ‘Gov. LePage tells Obama to go to hell.”Why was that kind of profanity necessary?
Who knows? It’s tough talk from LePage, a Republican hothead who not only disrespects Obama with his hateful comments, but he also disrespects the Office of the President.Because Obama is America’s first black president, there is a question about whether LePage lashed out about Obama, in part, because he’s black. Would LePage have told a white president, who was a Democrat, to “go to hell?”What’s clear is this: There will always be ideological differences between Democrats and Republicans but the tea party’s criticism of Obama’s policies usually turn ugly.”If this is his attitude towards the president of the United States, I can’t imagine what he would say when a local legislator or constituent disagrees with him,” Arden Manning, who heads the Democrats’ Victory 2010 campaign, said in a statement.LePage, like many other Republicans, is critical of Obama’s economic recovery efforts and reminds the administration that the nation’s unemployment rate is stuck at 9.5 percent.
On Monday, Obama tried to counter the GOP’s assault and announced an initiative called Skills for America’s Future, a new, industry-led plan to substantially improve industry partnerships with community colleges and build a nationwide network to create jobs.