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Maine Governor States Black Drug Dealers "Impregnate" State's Young White Women

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Maine's controversial Republican governor, Paul LePage, said Wednesday night that out-of-state drug traffickers with names like "D-Money" often "impregnate a young white girl" while in the state to sell heroin.

    "These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty … these types of guys … they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home," LePage said, according to the Portland Press Herald. "Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road."

    He's swiftly coming under fire for the racially-charged remark.

    Peter Steele, the governor's spokesman, said in a statement that LePage was "not making comments about race."

    "The Governor is not making comments about race. Race is irrelevant," he said. "What is relevant is the cost to state taxpayers for welfare and the emotional costs for these kids who are born as a result of involvement with drug traffickers. His heart goes out to these kids because he had a difficult childhood too. We need to stop the drug traffickers from coming into our state."

    LePage is no stranger to controversial comments. He has compared the IRS to the Gestapo and suggested that President Barack Obama "go to hell." He also denied reports that he once told a told a crowd that Obama "hates white people."

    He's also facing an impeachment threat from some in the state legislature over charges of abuse of power. As of late last year, his approval rating in the state was only at about 32 percent.

    By Carrie Dann - NBC/Jan. 7, 2016
    Photo: Wonkette
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. DeepGreenSea
    Well Maine could always decide to pay for a woman's 400 dollar abortion instead of all those "other issues down the road."
    But they don't want to "kill babies." Nor apparently do they wish to help pay for their care, if the fathers are out of state brown skinned heroin dealers....
    I wonder if it would be ok if the male progenitor was a white, Maine born heroin dealer who paid for the birth of his baby with money made from dope??

    Sigh. Why exactly does the governor assume that heroin dealers can't get laid in their native states? I've never known one to need to travel far for the company of his choice?

    Does the Govenor of Maine resent female heroin dealers who come to Maine to sleep with Maine men?

    Wow. I hope Stephen King is working on some kind of Ka-Tet visit for this Intellectual Giant.
  2. gonzochef
    The statement wouldn't have been about race if he hadn't explicitly stated that these "young white girls" are the victim of these smooth talking heroin dealers. He never says the heroin dealers in question are black, or brown, or whatever non-white color he is insinuating... but he DOES say that the victims are white, implying that the perpetrators are NOT. Big mistake, boy-o. THAT'S where you fucked up. If you had let the DRUGS be the enemy, all would have agreed, but you couldn't do that, could you? Nope, you had to pull race into it. You had to say "white girls" from Maine instead of "girls" from Maine. I personally hope they -figuratively- crucify you on the alter of politics in your state. You don't deserve to serve the good people of Maine in any capacity of public office. Good day, sir.
  3. perro-salchicha614
    Wow, sounds a lot like the stuff they used to say about the "yellow peril" and opium. Different century, same bigotry. Some things never change...
  4. tatittle
    No doubt there are cases where exactly this happened minus one thing..."half the time". (actually that even may be true for a couple of the dealers) A statement of fact shouldnt be persecuted merely bc it could be construed as racist. It could be that the "half the time" comment was just a phrase he uses loosely in place of "too often" and his real animosity is towards criminal types not racially based. In fact he never mentioned the race of the drug dealers and there are plenty of whites with similar handles. Id be willing to wager as much, but I could be wrong certainly. If you assumed the dealers are minorities perhaps you are the racist? Nonetheless its not how I would have said it no matter how casual and spontaneous the circumstances. But if he's a racist lets see real manifestations of that and prosecute for them...this kinda stuff in and off itself is overblown unless it leads to an actual fire. Had it been a minority governor saying similar things it likely wouldnt have made the paper. If you wanna talk about enforcement of drug laws being racist Im sympathetic...but you may be suprised at the history/origin of those laws in this country...certainly aint this guy.

    I see gonzo noted the same thing re: drug dealers.
  5. gonzochef
    No tatittle, by mentioning the race of the "victims" HE made it racial, not the other way around. I appreciate the concept of the "devil's advocate" but, in this case? Seriously? You're right, he never mentions the race of the dealers. He makes it racial by stating the race of the victims which implies that the perpetrators are of a different race than that of the victims.
  6. tatittle
    Implies to you. You have no idea whether he intended to imply anything bc he didnt say it. His adjective describes one noun, not two. And I really believe that seeing this stuff everywhere can be a signal of somebodys own prejudices and over-compensation (not suggesting you though). It may be he was trying to hit the majority white voters harder with the imagery of their daughter (still not necy racist)...but the fact is most junkies in Maine are white. Factual statement. It could be he is racist too but this is called insufficient evidence. The only clearly racist thing he is ACTUALLY saying is that the junkies are white come to think of it....if he had said black girls I gaurantee there would be folks saying that was racist for that very reason. Its just gotten too crazy these days, and Ive been around enough wealthy limosine liberals at cocktail parties to know that someone gaurding their statements closely very well may be the biggest racist when it comes to their immediate environment (NIMB). And if youre thinking his being a Republican is evidence he is racist you need an American history lesson. And for you folks who wanna point to the "Nixon-strategy" he was the one that actually implemented most of the Great Soc'ty programs that have been such a success (not).
  7. DeepGreenSea
    Lol-yup. I'm a racist. My husband has a year round tan love (that is, he's black.) And since I'm pale we get to experience all kinds of racism-just about every flavor the Midwest can muster.

    Nope. Not a racist. I just don't think that pretending race doesn't exist is the way to deal with racism. Or pretending racist statements are not so simply because they rely on cultural clues a kindergartner could pick up on. And I think we can all assume that a man (the aforementioned Man from Maine) with such wonderful humanitarian credentials, is probably not donating money to The Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Funny, I normally get called a Lover of Black People in a Very Unappetizing Way. It's not often suggested I'm a racist. But hey, at least it's a change! :)
  8. gonzochef
    Frankly tattitle, you're right. To ME his words imply racial sentiment, but as you said he seems to be guarded in his wording (not guarded enough in my opinion). No I don't think he's a racist just because he's a Republican and no history lesson is necessary. However, on this matter we'll have to agree to disagree because I personally hear racism in his statement, and I am not one of those who see's racism everywhere. To each their own opinion, though. If we all agreed all the time these conversations would get awfully boring...
  9. Beenthere2Hippie
  10. perro-salchicha614
    I'm guessing the "white" was some sort of Freudian slip. Since whites are the majority race in Maine, the use of the word implies a racial difference. This just shows how racism pervades the political arena, even subconsciously. It's just more of the same fear mongering BS that's been used to whip "civilized" (white, middle class) people up into a frenzy over the "evils" of drugs for as long as anyone can remember.
  11. Beenthere2Hippie
    Maine Governor's Racial Comments Cause of Concern, Now and Previously

    [IMGR=white]https://drugs-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=47902&stc=1&d=1452274139[/IMGR]Maine's Republican Gov. Paul LePage is known for his tough life story and his willingness to say whatever is on his mind. Click above to see him blame Maine's problems with heroin and prescription-drug abuse on "guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" who drive up to Vacationland from New York and Connecticut, sell their drugs, hook up with Maine girls, and then "go back home."

    Full statement:

    “The traffickers, these aren’t people who take drugs. These are guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty,” LePage, a Republican, said during a discussion of the state’s heroin epidemic at a town hall event. “These type of guys that come from Connecticut and New York. They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home.”

    “Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave,” he added. “Which is the real sad thing, because then we have another issue that we have to deal with down the road.”​

    LePage doesn't mention the race of heroin dealers but does invoke stereotypically ghetto names, thus continuing one of the most despicable aspects of the drug war in America: Its racism.

    In the early 20th century, for instance, "cocaine negroes"—black men who ingested huge amounts of the stuff and thus become superpowered predators and/or enticed white women with same drug into sexual frenzies—were a thing, with The New York Times and other respectable authorities of the day freaking out over a terrifying combination of race-mixing, sex, and narcotics. Opium was associated with Chinese living in America and marijuana with Mexicans in a blend of racial anxiety and fear of intoxication that terrified lawmakers and voter alike.

    LePage's comments, which link the drug trade not just with blacks but hypersexualized blacks, show that even as the country is growing up in terms of treating pot more like beer, wine, and alcohol, we haven't really gotten that far.

    Many accounts of a spike in heroin use (or any other "new drug of choice") are sensationalized and begging for hard evidence.

    According to the Maine government's statistics, between 2010 and 2014 (the latest year for which data is readily available online), the state has seen a sharp increase in the "number of treatment admissions where heroin or morphine" was the primary substance involved. In 2010, that number was 955 and in 2014 it had risen to 2,538. Yet over the same time frame, overdose EMS responses for heroin and related drugs have declined from a peak in 2012. While the number of deaths attributed to heroin/morphine has increased dramatically over the same period, the absolute number remains in the mid-double digits, at 57.

    To the extent that heroin is a growing problem in Maine, it's not fully clear what LePage hopes to achieve by laying the blame for that on the D-Moneys and Smoothies of the world. According to the director of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, fully 83 percent of drug traffickers arrested by his agents are Maine residents.

    But perhaps only charity, not responsibility, begins at home.

    By Nick Gillespie - Reason/Jan. 8, 2016
    Photo: Wonkette
    Newshawk Crew
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