This is Your chance to make your voice heard on who will be the next President of the United States.People all across Maine will gather at 22 unique, regional sites to cast votes in the Maine Republican 2016 Caucus and help choose our next President.Make sure your voice is heard and counted on Saturday, March 5th!
Sites and schedules for 16 counties just released
AUGUSTA - The Maine GOP today officially announced caucus sites and schedules for fourteen of Maine's sixteen counties. These sites and schedules, with a listing of municipalities participating at each site, is available at mainegop.com/caucus
"With a strong anticipated turnout, we have worked with local Republican officials to provide the most suitable venue in each caucus region to give Republicans not only a place to securely cast a ballot for their preferred Presidential candidate, but also to meet and work with other local Republicans to build a stronger grassroots network," said Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett.
"Caucuses are a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with other Republicans, listen to important speeches, and get to know your local candidates. We encourage Republicans across Maine to fully embrace this opportunity to help build the Maine GOP stronger from the grassroots up," said Mr. Bennett.
"Each site will have a one hour voter registration/enrollment period for voters who are currently registered as 'unenrolled' and those who are not registered to vote. Immediately following this hour, each site will have three hours in which Republicans from those municipalities can cast a ballot for President," said Mr. Bennett.
"While we have built a system to ensure every Republican, especially young families and those with tight schedules, have a chance to vote in the Presidential race, we strongly encourage Republicans to listen to speeches from the Presidential campaigns, and visit with our many wonderful Republican candidates and committees at the caucus sites before casting their Presidential ballots," concluded Mr. Bennett.
Here is what we know:
House Democrat Majority Leader Jeff McCabe took to Facebook to respond to Governor LePage's State of the State Address, and posted three simple letters, “POS”.
Anyone familiar with the most common use of “POS” knows what it is usually meant to suggest.
If you are not familiar, I apologize for Rep. McCabe's vulgarity, but allow me to explain - in social media and text messaging parlance, POS means “piece of sh*!”.
However, now Rep. McCabe is backtracking to the press, saying he only meant it as referring to Governor LePage's State of the State speech, not Governor LePage himself.
Either way, Rep. McCabe's comment is vulgar and undignfied. Rep. McCabe's response proves that Governor LePage was correct to not deliver this speech in person.
This is how Rep. McCabe and his Democrat colleagues truly feel, and act, toward Governor LePage all the time.
With that out of the way, I'd like to propose a compromise.
Rep. McCabe clearly knows that calling Governor LePage a “POS” on social media is not a helpful way to keep climbing the political ladder in Somerset County, where Governor LePage is very popular.
I also think Rep. McCabe's claim about only meaning to refer to the speech as a POS is suspect. I think Rep. McCabe was more likely upset about the Governor's use of the word “socialist” to describe Rep. McCabe and some of his colleagues.
You see, Rep. McCabe and a large number of his colleagues in the Legislature have endorsed self-described socialist Bernie Sanders for the Democrat Party nomination for President – so let's just go with it.
From now on, POS should simply stand for Party Of Socialists.
Unlike Rep. McCabe, we have no need to be vulgar. We have no need to insult anyone.
This might make Rep. McCabe angry. He might hurl more insults and vulgarities our way, because clearly he wants to embrace the socialist candidate and socialist policies, but he comes unhinged at the first sign of being called out.
But the way I see it, if you are going to support the socialist candidate your own party has put up for President of the United States, and you are going to embrace that candidate's positions and beliefs, just own it. You have earned the label, and so has the new Democratic Party.
POS = Party Of Socialists.
You can read the list of Maine Legislators who have endorsed and embraced socialism by clicking on this link. (Rep. McCabe is right there!)
You can read Governor LePage's State of the State address by clicking this link.
I hope you are all staying safe and warm in this unsettled February weather.
March is coming soon, and with it, the Maine GOP Presidential Nominating Caucuses!
And no worries, we don't have any socialists on the ballot on our side.
For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016
Contact: Jason Savage, email@example.com
STATEMENT FROM MAINE GOP CHAIRMAN RICHARD BENNETT ON GOVERNOR LEPAGE'S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
“I applaud Governor LePage's priorities in the recently released State of the State Address. Reforming welfare, growing Maine's economy, fighting the scourge of heroin and other destructive drugs on Maine's streets, and lowering the cost of living for Maine people are goals that everyone in Augusta should share.
Republicans, across the board, support these important priorities for Maine people, and we thank Governor LePage for his willingness to work for all Maine people, even in the face of opposition from Democrats, who often let ideology and personal dislike for our Governor, get in the way of progress.”