Maine Gov. Paul LePage has been in the headlines recently for a disgusting episode involving his pervasive racism and his equally horrendous reaction to some of the criticism that it has engendered. But, LePage has a long history of despicable behavior and statements and actions that should have disqualified him from public office long ago, and much of it revolves around his total abject hatred for labor unions and the labor movement itself.
Most recently, LePage has for the first time caused a dent in the support he has counted on from the uncaring, profit-above-all else – the public and their needs be damned racist and xenophobic base of brain-dead supporters, who are aghast not at LePage’s beliefs, but rather at his public display of ineptitude.
No, these people eat it up when LePage says things like what he said to begin this latest episode, that he kept a binder full of drug traffickers arrested in Maine and that more than 90 percent of them were black or Hispanic. But, as he found out, not all of them are in his corner after he then made his expletive-ridden obscene phone call to a state legislator, Democratic Representative Drew Gattine, following his misinterpretation – intentional or otherwise – of comments Gating had made about him in response to that.
Of course, LePage has a significant record of racist comments, Continue reading Enemy of Labor – Maine Gov. Paul LePage