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A campaign about nothing

Nearly two decades ago, one of the most popular and culturally significant sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld, famously described itself as a “show about nothing.” That tag line stuck, since rather than having one overarching theme, the show derived its humor from simply following its characters’ day-to-day lives. It provided a postmodern take on everyday […]

Liberals pour dark money into Hancock County

As we have seen already this year, the moral dedication of liberals to campaign finance reform has a flimsy foundation. Though they’re eager to espouse its virtues, they know it has little chance of passing. As with so many other nominal positions, it’s a low-risk, high-reward stance to take, since they can shore up their […]

Bellows snubbed at Bangor rally

Today, adding to the parade of endorsements Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud has been pushing of late, First Lady Michelle Obama flew up to Bangor to stump for him. She was likely sent because, as Amy Fried noted, the First Lady is quite popular amongst a wide range of groups – unlike her husband, whose approval […]

Yet Another False, Malicious Democratic Mailer

The Maine Wire has already exposed false Democratic mailers attacking Republican candidates while at the same time taking credit for their ideas. The latest mailer sent into District 32 (Bangor and Hermon), where former Bangor mayor Cary Weston is seeking to unseat first-term incumbent Geoffrey Gratwick, may well take the cake, however. As they have attempted in the […]

With no agenda of their own, Democrats’ only plan for Maine is naysaying

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Anne Haskell, D-Portland. BDN photo by Gabor Degre.

This year, we have seen one of the most astonishingly hypocritical campaigns in Maine political history emerge. At the top of the Democratic ticket, Mike Michaud has been running on vague promises to bring people together. This alone would be brazen enough, given his inability to get a single bill passed throughout his tenure in […]

Democrats’ disdain for businesses runs deep

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So far, one of the recurring themes of 2014 has been jobs and the economy. It has been a constant refrain from candidates up and down the ticket, in both parties. As usual, it being an election year, Democrats have been talking like Republicans on the issue. They’re hoping that voters will forget that, when […]

Another Democrat Wants Welfare For Illegal Immigrants

The Republican Governors’ Association and the Maine Republican Party have been calling out Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud for his support of providing welfare benefits to illegal immigrants. This has provoked a firestorm of criticism, with liberal groups in a much-covered conference call recorded by Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Steve Robinson complaining that two-time Obama supporters are saying they’re voting for LePage […]