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Dems blast Maine governor for "Gestapo" comment
Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2012

Posted on 07/08/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

AUGUSTA, Maine—Democratic lawmakers are calling on Maine Gov. Paul LePage to apologize for his remarks comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo.

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate issued a statement Sunday calling LePage's language "intentionally offensive." Rep. Emily Cain and Sen. Justin Alfond said Holocaust survivors and Word War II veterans who witnessed the terror of the Adolph Hitler's secret police "should not be trivialized for political shock."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: gestopo; irs; maine; nazi; paullepage
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1 posted on 07/08/2012 11:28:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

2 posted on 07/08/2012 11:29:41 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Dems blast Maine governor for “Gestapo” comment”

The truth hurts-—don’t it?


3 posted on 07/08/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he doesn’t back down, but he should have used “KGB” instead. It would have precluded this particular line of faux-offendedness.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Proof that there are Democrats who imagine taxes are collected without the use of firearms.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rep. Emily Cain and Sen. Justin Alfond said Holocaust survivors and Word War II veterans who witnessed the terror of the Adolph Hitler's secret police "should not be trivialized for political shock."

LOL! Give me a break. The 'RATS really need to lighten up. I know November is looking to be a real downer for them but they do need to try to lighten up. Maybe a little "medical marijuana" and a couple boxes of Oreos would help.

6 posted on 07/08/2012 11:32:39 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: Houghton M.

“I hope he doesn’t back down...”

I hope so too. The IRS considers themselves exempt from the Constitution—right of due process, innocent before guilty, etc. They may not be at “Gestapo” level of beating the crap out of you, but give them time. They’re close enough for the cigar...


7 posted on 07/08/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Must be over the target, lots of flak.
8 posted on 07/08/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awwwww, Are the poor wittle childrens Fweelings hurt?

So soooooorry.....


9 posted on 07/08/2012 11:35:24 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They might have a point IF it was being trivialized . . . but, sadly, it is NOT being trivialized.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 11:37:58 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Paladin2

EFF the IRS.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 11:38:14 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If the dims are bichin', someone did something right.

Carry on.

12 posted on 07/08/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by evad (It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax, It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax)
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To: Houghton M.
hmm...the KGB is an honorable group compared to this bunch.

Stick with gestapo.

13 posted on 07/08/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by evad (It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax, It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax)
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To: Houghton M.
I hope he doesn’t back down, but he should have used “KGB” instead. It would have precluded this particular line of faux-offendedness.

It doesn't matter. He could have compared them to the Smurfs, and the Democrats would have feigned outrage over his remarks.

14 posted on 07/08/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remember if Maobama loses in November, these same libs will be shrieking “Nazism is on the rise!!!!” They’ve never been above trivializing the holocaust if they think it helps them.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 11:45:50 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Paladin2

Ohhhhh... The Three Jews and a Catholic picture.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 11:46:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: WKUHilltopper
He got it right. Gestapo is light compared to what it has become and will become in the future if our dictator King Obama is reelected.
17 posted on 07/08/2012 11:48:39 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The IRS is nothing like the Gestapo. The Gestapo only had about 20,000 employees. The IRS has over 100,000 employees. The IRS is more like 5 Gestapos all rolled into one.


18 posted on 07/08/2012 11:49:08 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Paul LePage is the best thing that's happened to Maine in a long, long time.

For the first time in 40 years, Maine has a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled legislature. The Dems here are reacting to this exactly as you'd expect - like junkies who've lost their dealer.

Get a load of their spittle-flecked ravings in the Bangor Daily News on the matter.

They flock to any article that has even a passing reference to Governor LePage in the same way.

I'm thoroughly enjoying myself..:-)

LePage calls Obamacare an expensive stripping away of freedom, says IRS is new Gestapo

19 posted on 07/08/2012 11:49:41 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: ReformationFan

Exactly. Americans (conservatives and TEA Party members) are called Nazis by the DemocRATS day in and day out in their state run “media” propaganda machine. The thin-skinned ‘RATS just don’t seem to be able to take a punch as well as we can. Crybabies.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 11:50:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course the IRS being the gestapo is offensive, I would have compared them to the SS.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ping


22 posted on 07/08/2012 11:53:25 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now you have to apologize for telling the truth? Strange.


23 posted on 07/08/2012 11:54:46 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So when do y’all think he will walk it back?


24 posted on 07/08/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only liberals have the self-assigned moral superiority to compare their opponents to Nazis.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti?


26 posted on 07/08/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Paladin2

Seperated at birth?


27 posted on 07/08/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

GEheim STaats POlizei is just fine, in my view.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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...remarks comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo.

Should have thrown in the ATF and SWAT too, just for GP.

29 posted on 07/08/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah. Defend the IRS. That is a winning strategy.


30 posted on 07/08/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Pelosi apologize for saying the first tea party groups displayed swastikas? Did Turbin Durbin apologize for likening U.S. soldiers to Nazis?


31 posted on 07/08/2012 12:00:39 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When the pig squeals you know you hit a nerve.
When the donkey goes berserk you know a Rat is mad somewhere.
Way to go Gov, you got em mad. You are Right On in my book.
32 posted on 07/08/2012 12:04:32 PM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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***** “I hope so too. The IRS considers themselves exempt from the Constitution—right of due process, innocent before guilty, etc. They may not be at “Gestapo” level of beating the crap out of you, but give them time. They’re close enough for the cigar...” *****

They aren’t too far away from wearing Blue Helmets

(Wish I knew how to post pictures ... I have a neat one of a Blue Helmet riddled with lead poisoning)

TT


33 posted on 07/08/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I loath the way people claiming to speak for parties injured by Nazis attack those who warn us about similar threats. As though comparisons of Homeland Security, TSA and the IRS to Nazi, Soviet and Red Chinese counterparts somehow diminishes the terribleness of the former. It is the understanding of the evil and atrocities of socialist enforcers that brings us to make the comparisons. We ought not play with fire.


34 posted on 07/08/2012 12:05:48 PM PDT by pallis
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I loved it in “Spies Like Us” when Akroyd writes that down during the test with the monitor watching with cameras.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvv-25AI41o&feature=related

Back when Chase was funny ... long, long ago


35 posted on 07/08/2012 12:08:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NEVER apologize for telling the truth and answer any demand to do so with that very same statement.

LLS


36 posted on 07/08/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Gabrial
REICH!
37 posted on 07/08/2012 12:14:10 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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"...people have no choice but to buy health insurance or "pay the new Gestapo -- the IRS."

Calling the language of truth "intentionally offensive" should be put to the last survivors of the Gestapo, Hitler's private army made primarily of sadists. Those Progressive bright lights have nothing to offer but juvenile protests when caught in the wrong....again. Democrats? There are no more Democrats....Progressives are all that remain of that party.

38 posted on 07/08/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Paladin2

Holy moly reincarnation.


39 posted on 07/08/2012 12:23:18 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Free ThinkerNY

List of some of the Democrats who have called Republicans “Nazis” or “fascists”, directly or indirectly.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) - (Who later denied he had called the Republicans ‘Nazis’). (On Obamacare) “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels. The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it – believed it and you have the Holocaust.”

Nancy Pelosi said about health care protesters “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting...”

Jesse Jackson said, “In South Africa we’d call it apartheid. In Germany we’d call it Fascism. Here we call it Conservatism. These people are attacking the poor!”

2002, Jesse Jackson struck again when he condemned George W. Bush’s political tactics during the 2000 presidential campaign as “Nazi-like”.

George Miller (D-CA) In August 1995, after the passage of Republican legislation, sore loser Democrat George Miller of California compared Republicans to Fascists when he said:

“It’s a glorious day if you’re a Fascist.”

Others who have directly or indirectly called Republicans Nazis or Fascists include:

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

In Albany on May 16, 2000, Democratic Party delegates spit at the honor guard made up of Albany State Troopers attending Hillary Clinton’s official acceptance of the Democratic nomination for the Senate held in Albany, calling them “Giuliani’s storm troopers.”

In another one of his anti-George Bush tirades in June 2004, Al Gore accused Republicans of working with “rapid response digital Brownshirts.”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Republicans of using Nazi and Fascist tactics during the 2004 presidential campaign.

One of the biggest abusers of the “Republicans are Nazis” comparison is NAACP director Julian Bond. In February 2006, Bond, said that the “Republican flag and the Nazi flag fly side by side.”


40 posted on 07/08/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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This faux outrage from the people that have repeatedly called Republicans “Nazis” for years?

Ha Ha Ha. The governor should hold a press conference and point that out.


41 posted on 07/08/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Might I suggest the party designation ‘Democrat’ no longer be used here at FR? Let’s call them ‘SOCIALIST’ and not allow them to hide behind a false moniker!


42 posted on 07/08/2012 12:35:32 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Gestapo was more brutal, but the IRS is more efficient.
43 posted on 07/08/2012 12:36:11 PM PDT by MCF
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Keep article handy:
"Cain announced she would seek to replace fellow Democrat Elizabeth Schneider in the Maine Senate in 2012. Schneider is unable to run due to term-limits, as Cain is unable to run for the House of Representatives again because of the same limits."

Justin Alford must do the same this November....he and Cain should take this time to learn about the Gestapo and their duties...both these politicians are fairly young...Main should be embarrassed..............

44 posted on 07/08/2012 12:36:31 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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Keep article handy:
"Cain announced she would seek to replace fellow Democrat Elizabeth Schneider in the Maine Senate in 2012. Schneider is unable to run due to term-limits, as Cain is unable to run for the House of Representatives again because of the same limits."

Justin Alford must do the same this November....he and Cain should take this time to learn about the Gestapo and their duties...both these politicians are fairly young...Maine should be embarrassed..............

45 posted on 07/08/2012 12:36:59 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: MCF

I sear if Obamataxcare succeeds somebody is going to greet the tax man at the front door with a shotgun.

Or they will attack them openly.

Or do a suicide attempt like flying an aircraft into a local IRS office.


46 posted on 07/08/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Houghton M.

If he doesn’t back down I will be pleasantly surprised.


47 posted on 07/08/2012 1:10:37 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Eye of Unk

Didn’t that happen in Dalls or Houston a couple of years ago?


48 posted on 07/08/2012 1:14:06 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist or Patriot)
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To: Gabrial

Perfect response to the all the squealing of piggy when pinched. Love it.


49 posted on 07/08/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

After eight years of “Chimpy McBushhitler”, the Dims can take their “outrage” and shove it!


50 posted on 07/08/2012 1:28:21 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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