Bill Nemitz, Gerald Weinand: Maine Republicans' Secret Weapon!
Bill Nemitz and Gerald Weinand - Maine Republicans' secret weapon!
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 2:51pm
Posted by Tom C
n 2010 the Maine Democrats had the governor's office, the Maine House and Maine Senate.
At that time Gerald Wienand ran a political blog called "Turn Maine Blue". Bill Nemitz, the squishy Press Herald Columnist was told by his employers to take the gloves off, and get "more political".
Possibly because at the time Maine was pretty Blue, Weinand changed the name of his blog to "Dirago Blue." Nemitz started a series of rambling hate-filled screeds against the Republican governor candidate and Republican officals at the time. Fact-challenged and dripping with contempt, his columns attempted to attack the Republicans in ways that has no basis in reality, but they were pablum that Maine moonbats reveled in - and got him plenty of invites to the Blaine House poker games and Democratic dinners.
As much a result of the efforts of these men as anything else, in 2010 the Maine Republicans took the House, Senate and Governor's office for the first time in memory. The Democratic candidate fell below 19% of the vote - the lowest that a major party has drawn in recent times.
For 2012 Nemitz and Weinand have not changed their strategy or pace a bit. Nemitz continues to pen his reality-challenged loathing and ravings, and Weinand continues to vent his bile for LePage and all things Republican.
As a result, on the state-wide level, the Maine Democratic candidate for US Senate is now desperately clawing to get up to 10% of the vote.
Anyway, my question is, how much is the Maine Republican party paying these guys?
I doubt if it's enough.