Thursday, January 02, 2014

He Oughta Move to NH

Remember Erick Bennett? He ran (unsuccessfully) for mayor of Portland, ME. Undaunted by that defeat, he's mounting a primary challenge against Susan Collins for US Senate. Also....he ain't right.

From the   Bangor Daily News

Erick Bennett, a conservative Portland consultant who has launched a Republican primary campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, says his experience with the justice system — which he obtained when he was convicted of domestic violence assault 10 years ago — is driving him toward what he calls a “pro-family” agenda.
Bennett held a news conference Monday in Portland, during which he talked about his campaign, the domestic violence conviction, and controversy over his self-described role as a staffer for Gov. Paul LePage’s 2010 campaign — a role that others in LePage’s campaign team said Bennett never played.

All righty then. The guy was convicted and jailed for assaulting his wife, and is now running on a "pro-family" platform. Bennett recently referred to US Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine as "a closet homo."  Ya gotta hand it to him. This definitely isn't the same old same old. 

He's also boasting of his role as a LePage staffer - a role that he never had. Most people would fight to distance themselves from any connection to LePage, but Bennett is LYING to establish one. That's  REALLY sick.

The Maine GOP is trying hard to distance themselves from this guy. What is truly frightening is that if he crossed over the border, Bennett would not be thought of as unbalanced. He'd be embraced as a hero by the NH GOP. 

h/t to Maine Sun Journal for photo


Mr. Brian Bloomer said...

Please, no! Do not encourage more extremists to New Hampshire.

Brian Loudermilch said...

Oh, Right. Like we don't have enough Lying Wife Beaters in
New Hampshire already.

samiinh said...

Do you suppose it was all the drug use in the late 60s and 70s that created these conservative whackjobs?

Anonymous said...

We can blame the water, we can blame the air, we can also blame Reaganism which actually IS to blame for a lot of the whackos out there. But bottom line, it begins in the home. Every whacko has a dysfunctional parent/s. Parent/s it turns out can be the most dangerous place.

Cess pools, not gene pools are also a cause for insanity it turns out.

Steven J. Connolly said...

I get it Bruce. So you want Susan Collins to move to New Hampshire.

Dirty Socks.

susanthe said...

Stephen J. Connolly - thank you for coming back so often to share your considerable intellect with us. I hope the other hammers in the box that it resides in aren't jealous.

Steven J. Connolly said...

"Life drew me and I followed it."
- Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, PhD

susanthe said...

Not at all surprising that you'd be an admirer of Rosenberg, Stephen. You manage to quote Nazis every time you appear.

It's always a treat.