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Dean Scontras

Scontras Group Goes Off The Deep End

A front page post on the website of the Republican Project, the organization created by unsuccessful first Congressional District candidate Dean Scontras in an attempt to turn the Maine GOP to the right, endorses a video labeling Democrats "traitors" and calling for a second American Revolution.

Most of the video, which Scontras' group calls "A meesage [sic] worth hearing and taking to heart" consists of an actor dressed like Thomas Paine frothing against immigrants and calling for the advancement of American "uniculture." At about the 4:30 mark, however, things get a little bloodthirsty.

Pseudo-Paine references "The party that claims to be the party of the people and shouts 'we want change'" and declares that "They call themselves progressive, global thinkers. We had another word for them in 1776. We called them traitors."

He then warns that "This happened all once before. 232 years ago it led to revolution and thousands of dead in the streets. It will happen again unless you take back America now."

So there you go, Maine. Elect Republicans or face a violent insurrection.

Return of Scontras

Dean Scontras, who lost the CD1 Republican primary to Charlie Summers earlier this year, has a new project. He and some other Republicans from southern Maine have created a political organization called The Republican Project which they hope will help to create "a statewide, conservative grassroots movement that is at least as effective as the movement of those on the left".

The nascent group has a website and a blog where Scontras explains how they hope to compete with the Democrats in the use of "texting, twitter, Facebook and other expanding technologies".

Rather than focusing on the future, however, the group seems to be stuck in the past. The front page of the site features attacks on ACORN for their work during the last election (the group doesn't even exist in Maine) and an article they link to and call a "good analysis of what GOP members need to do in order to counter the efforts of the Democratic opposition" contains rants against the Clinton administration and accuses the CIA of committing "treason" against George W. Bush.