Stephen King has written countless tales of horror, suspense, and supernatural phenomena. But the most terrifying thing on his mind right now is the toxic sludge spewing forth from the mouth of his state’s Republican governor.
That’s right. The much-loved American author lives in Maine, home of Gov. Paul LePage. That means Stephen King must endure a constant barrage of hateful remarks in the news just like the rest of his fellow Mainers. Some of these remarks are so over-the-top, they make Donald Trump look like a paragon of love and tolerance.
Last week’s shenanigans from the governor must have put Stephen King over the edge. First, Paul LePage called a Democratic lawmaker and unleashes a torrent of obscene vitriol as a voicemail message.
‘Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping Black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist c**ksucker. You, I need you to, just freakin’, I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.’
Then, Stephen King and his fellow Maine citizens had to hear LaPage tell a room full of reporters, once again, that out-of-state Blacks and Hispanics are to blame for all the white people hooked on heroin in the Pine Tree State.
‘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. 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.’
Stephen King drops a truth bomb tweet on Gov. Paul LePage.
Like any good writer, Stephen King responded by using his words … and he dropped those words on Twitter.
Our governor, Paul LePage, is a bigot, a homophobe, and a racist. I think that about covers it.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 27, 2016
One fan wishes his state would make the national news for something beside Paul LePage’s random brain droppings.
Referring to a 1999 incident, another fan suggested that Stephen King should call in a favor.
Or maybe Stephen King can send “Christine,” the creepy car from his 1991 classic, to Augusta to pick Paul LePage up from the Blaine House.
This isn’t the first time Stephen King has spoken out on politics. In May, Stephen King and hundreds of others wrote a scathing open letter to Donald Trump. Back in February, Stephen King also hilariously lampooned the 2016 election.
The stupidest, ugliest Presidential campaign in my entire life: HOUSE OF CARDS meets SHARKNADO.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 15, 2016
In a previous article, Bipartisan Report also wrote:
‘When it comes to politics, Stephen King’s name does not often come up in the news. However, he has been vocal about political issues in the past. It has become clear that King is a Democrat who endorsed President Obama and has slammed Republican pundits like Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck. He has referred to Beck as “Satan’s younger brother,” and called O’Reilly “Satan’s older, mentally challenged brother.”’
The article also mentions how Stephen King spoke out in support of the Occupy movement in 2011:
‘As a rich person, I pay 28 percet taxes. What I want to ask you is, why don’t I pay 50 percent? Why is everybody in my bracket not paying 50 percent? The Republicans will say, from John Boehner to Mitch McConnell to Rick Scott, that we can’t do that because, if we tax guys like me, there won’t be any jobs. It’s bull! It’s total bull!’
Unfortunately, not as many folks take Stephen King’s political advice as read his books.