Tea Party Takes Over Maine GOP. Now We Get To See What Olympia Snowe Is REALLY Made Of

Well those wild, bigoted and craaaaaaaazy Tea Bagger’s have successfully replaced Maine’s GOP party platform with their own.

An overwhelming majority of delegates to the Maine Republican convention tonight voted to scrap the the proposed party platform and replace it with a document created by a group of Tea Party activists. The official platform for the Republican Party of Maine is now a mix of right-wing fringe policies, libertarian buzzwords and outright conspiracy theories. The document calls for the elimination of the Department of Education and the Federal Reserve, demands an investigation of “collusion between government and industry in the global warming myth,” suggests the adoption of “Austrian Economics,” declares that “‘Freedom of Religion’ does not mean ‘freedom from religion'” (which I guess makes atheism illegal), insists that “healthcare is not a right,” calls for the abrogation of the “UN Treaty on Rights of the Child” and the “Law Of The Sea Treaty” and declares that we must resist “efforts to create a one world government.” It also contains favorable mentions of both the Tea Party and Ron Paul. You can read the whole thing here. Dan Billings, who has served as attorney for the Maine GOP, called the new platform “wack job pablum” and “nutcase stuff.”

Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe must be seriously wondering how long they can remain in the GOP.

Oh Dr. Frankenstein your monster is calling!


Will Kohler

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