LePage said it — he wants a Dictator in charge of our country - we need Hillary

Editorial by Ramona du Houx

Hillary Clinton in Maine, Sept, 18, 2016-photo by Ramona du Houx

The majority of people were disgusted at Trump’s behavior during the 2nd Presidential Debate when Donald Trump hovered behind Hillary Clinton, snorted and had contorted expressions. Years gone by, during other Presidential debates, a candidate would have been chastised in the press for a slight gesture that was disrespectful. Trump broke the mold.

While Hillary was presidential, Trump looked like a schoolyard bully angered his image had been tarnished — afraid his brand would be hurt. You see, he’s made it his profession to sell his name, his brand, to countries around the world, to be used on their hotels, offices, or casinos. But he doesn’t own them, he just leases out his name. After his Taj Mahal casino went bankrupt he changed his business to promote his name, and has made millions-not billions- doing so.

So, what will a business in a country do now that his brand means: sexual predator?

During that debate Trump also threatened Hillary by saying he’d “put you in jail.”

Add that to the revelations that Donald Trump promotes sexual abuse, as evidenced in the video that was released by the Washington Post on October 7, 2016, and one wonders how our Governor can support him. But he does, now more than ever.

“Sometimes I wonder that our Constitution is not only broken, but we need a Donald Trump to show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law because we’ve had eight years of a president — he’s an autocrat, he just does it on his own, he ignores Congress and every single day, we’re slipping into anarchy. I just think that four more years of a similar mentality is going to destroy this nation,” said Gov. Paul LePage, on October 10, 2016.

LePage said it — he wants a Dictator in charge of our country. Unfortunately, hardcore Trump supporters would agree.

This is the atmosphere in America, as we are on the verge of electing our first female president, who is, “the most qualified person for the job-ever,” according to President Barack Obama. 

LePage has been the focus of multiple national cable news shows and newspaper editorials warning the nation that what’s happened here could happen to the nation— if Trump becomes President.

Think about what a difference it will make to these girls having a female President. photo Ramona du Houx

“Gov. LePage has a long history of intimidating anyone who disagrees with him, and of refusing to be held accountable by the press or the public. The last thing our country needs is Governor LePage’s vision on a national scale. His remarks and those of Donald Trump cannot be taken lightly. Absolute rule is not the American way.”

We need to insure Trump is never elected.

I was fortunate, a year ago on September 18, 2015 to meet Hillary at an event in Portland. One on one, up close and personal I was amazed by this wonderful caring soul. She’s worked for everyone in this country — all her life.

No sound bite can convey the actual love she has for America and her sense of duty to put people first by helping their everyday lives flourish in safety, health and prosperity.

For those who have had the opportunity of meeting her they know this to be true.

Gov. John Baldacci first met her when she was the First Lady and he, a congressman. She came to Maine often, sometimes stopping at the Baldacci’s family restaurant in Bangor. When Baldacci ran for governor, she was there standing with him and campaigning for him.

Hillary at the 2nd debate with a hovering, stalking Trump following her around the stage. AP photo.

“I have gotten to know her real well. You will not find a more charismatic, intelligent, and caring individual than her. She was just as interested talking with my brother Peter about culverts in Penobscot county as talking with my mother about my two sisters Rosemary and Lisa, and my brother Bob about economic development, as she was with world leaders,” said Former Gov. John Baldacci. “She will be one of the hardest working presidents’ I have known. She wants people to work together and prosper together, as President Kennedy has said, ‘A rising tide raisers all ships.’ She embodies that principal.”

Average citizens, who have gotten to know her at town halls, also understand how much she wants to lift everyone up.

“Ever since she was First Lady and introduced health-care reform, she proved to me and the country that she was in it for the people. She proposed legislation for the country, and that to me showed tremendous courage as a First Lady. She can foresee problems of the country like she did with health-care reform 30 years ago, which shows she can be ahead with policies for the future,” said Joanna Gilbert of Brunswick.

And that’s key for everyone’s life and livelihood. It’s our future—vote.

For the record, and it has been fact checked, in the last debate Hillary Clinton listed what she’s done in her life of public service:


  • "Eight million kids, every year, have health insurance because when I was First Lady, I worked with Democrats and Republicans to create the children's health insurance program.
  • Hundreds of thousands of kids now have a chance to be adopted because I worked to change our adoption and foster care system.
  • After 9/11, I went to work with Republican mayor, governor and president to rebuild New York and to get health care for our first responders who were suffering because they had run toward danger and gotten sickened by it.
  • Hundreds of thousands of National Guard and reserve members have health care because of work that I did.
  • And children have safer medicines because I was able to pass a law that required the dosing to be more carefully done.
  • When I was secretary of state, I went around the world advocating for our country, but also advocating for women's rights to make sure that women had a decent chance to have a better life.
  • And negotiated a treaty with Russia to lower nuclear weapons. 400 pieces of legislation have my name on it as a sponsor or cosponsor when I was a senator for eight years.
  • I worked very hard and was very proud to be re-elected in New York by an even bigger margin than I had been elected the first time.
  • And as president, I will take that work, that bipartisan work, that finding common ground because you have to be able to get along with people to get things done in Washington. I've proven that I can and for 30 years, I've produced results.”