The Mosher Minutes: Sen. Angus, King of the Chickens

Sen. King Won’t Debate Eric Brakey — So, We Did a Little Digging on the Democrat-in-Disguise’s Record

8/9/18, by James Mosher,

As a father of four, I have given many instructions to my children over the years. I have taught them to pay attention to detail in all that is done. If an endeavor is worth doing, it pays to do it well; if accomplishments are attained and worthy of praise, let others herald them. Give the best effort and regardless of the outcome there shall be no guilt. Don’t be one to bring attention to self. Strive to keep associations with pretentious people to a minimum, as the relationship will always come at a cost. And remember, the record speaks for itself. Be discerning!

Last week, my kids and I were in Auburn to assist State Senator Eric Brakey (R-Auburn) and his team to welcome US Senator Angus King (I-Maine) to the neighborhood. On Friday, August 3rd, Sen. King (who caucuses with the Democrats) opened a new office on Center St. in Auburn, several blocks south of Brakey’s campaign headquarters.

The events of the afternoon are captured in the above video.

Sen. Brakey was on the George Hale/Ric Tyler Show (WVOM 101.3) early morning on August 3rd to address King’s decision to “duck” the first formal discourse of the US Senate race here in Maine. The debate is scheduled for tonight and is intended to shed some light on the topic of guns and school safety.

Brakey assured listeners that the hosts of the debate, Students Speaking for Our Lives (SSOL), have been more than accommodating. He stated that the three participants (the incumbent Sen. Angus King, the Democratic challenger, Zak Ringlestein, and Sen. Brakey, the Republican challenger) have known about it for “over a month” and “they (SSOL) were completely open to scheduling it to whatever fits in his (King’s) calendar”. For reasons known only to Angus and his team, he has chosen to sit this one out.

What’s the big deal? After all, doesn’t Sen. King have the prerogative to decide whether to attend, or not?


However, with all the hype regarding progressive proposals for gun legislation since the Parkland, Florida murders in February of this year (i.e., David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and the March for Our Lives, etc.) it seems like a prime opportunity, especially for liberals! What better way to address some of the issues that have come up recently as a result of the Left’s shameful propaganda campaign to capture liberty than to provide a forum for honest debate!

Brakey thinks he knows the real reason King has elected to be absent:

“He wants to be on both sides of the fence. He doesn’t want to have to take a public position because then he would expose what he really believes. And we have seen in the US Senate that Angus King has been very anti-gun. He continues voting to take our Second Amendment rights away, but he likes to disguise the fact rather than being open and honest with the Maine people”.

It’s worth noting that the venue should be considerably cozy for both Ringelstein and King, as the co-founder of SSOL hails from Portland’s Waynflete. Those who are familiar with the school know that it is not exactly a bastion of Conservatism.

Brakey is the candidate most likely traveling into hostile territory as he has been a champion for the 2nd Amendment. In 2015, he sponsored a “constitutional carry bill” that is now Maine law.

Brakey spoke of the media’s lack of coverage of King’s snubbing. He claimed that “so much of the mainstream media in Maine seems to be in the tank for Angus King.” He added, “to duck a debate like that is so incredibly disrespectful to these students who have done a lot of hard work to put this on and the fact that he strung them along for an entire month before he told them a week before the debate that he is not going to come is incredibly disappointing.”

Sen. Brakey managed to speak with two of Angus’ staffers on Friday during our time together. Brakey expressed disappointment regarding King’s decision to forgo the debate. 

The response kind of speaks for itself:

 “He’s (Angus) got a voting record, and he’s been out there for six years. You only just started running, so…”

Yes indeed! There is a record. Those who are willing to dig will discover the truth. I intend to do a lot of digging between now and then.

If you are concerned about the nature of things here in Maine –and certainly across our country — take the next ninety days, or so, before the election to do some homework for yourself. I offer you the above video for starters. Discernment is key!

I might add, for those who love freedom, it is YOUR duty.

“A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins”.

-Benjamin Franklin


James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.

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