The Maine GOP (which is historically moderate) had their convention last weekend and adopted a radical, tea-party inspired platform, to the surprise of even the authors of the new platform.
But what is really ironic is that the group that wrote the new platform met in a classroom of a nearby school, and objected to some of the class materials they saw so much that they stole some of them and defaced others. For example, the group objected to a stack of copies of the US Constitution (which they found by rummaging inside of a closed box), because they had been donated by the (gasp!) ACLU.
In their new platform, the group wrote “It is immoral to steal property rightfully earned by one person, and give it to another who has no claim or right to its benefits.” But apparently it is acceptable to steal school materials, deface school property, and rummage through the teacher’s desk. In fact, when the classroom’s teacher objected to the school materials being stolen, their response was “Well, it should have been because it shouldn’t be in that classroom!”
I sure hope the Republicans can survive themselves.