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Bill Bolling's Tirade
Conservative Virginian ^

Posted on 06/11/2012 6:32:01 AM PDT by Gopher Broke

When Bill Bolling took a back-seat in order that Bob McDonnell could run for Governor of Virginia he was admitting he was not the primary or best choice. That he believed and expected that the Insider-Powers-That-Be in the Republican Party could give him his turn to run for Governor irrespective of whom the Voters of Virginia would want or how they wish to choose indicates he exercised a very self-centered and self-serving disregard for We the People. He was also declaring he was a pawn for those Insiders who, if truth were known, really did not have respect for Bill Bolling. In their mind Bolling was little more than a GoFer.

Now rumor has it that Bill Bolling plans to stand before the Republican State Central Committee whose membership was chosen by you and me and tell them, hence you and me, that he deserves to be the next Governor, that he wants a costly Republican Primary for Governor at the expense of the Virginia Taxpayers, and that the RSCC had better do as he tells them or he will sue. Never mind that the RSCC is the governing board of authority for the Virginia republican Party. In other words, Bill Bolling is throwing a childish, mean-spirited tantrum in total disregard and entire disrespect for the Republican Party and those of us in the Republican Party who have the right and the responsibility to decide who will be the Republican candidate. Bill Bolling is demonstrating a degree of arrogance and disregard for Republican Principles that clearly states why he should not be the Republican Candidate.

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TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bolling; cuccinelli; va; whining

1 posted on 06/11/2012 6:32:06 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

Ken Cuccinelli is a better candidate.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:47:27 AM PDT by nandrew
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To: nandrew

I agree completely.

I’m sick of these establishment Republicans and their “turns”.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:49:11 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Gopher Broke

Wait, why would holding a primary and letting the voters decide be against Republican principles? Isn’t it better to let the voters have the say than party insiders? Or does this only count when the party insiders are people who support the other guy?


4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:50:33 AM PDT by George189
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To: Gopher Broke

Bill is an A-hole and I would never vote for him.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 6:52:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: Gopher Broke

I had already planned to support Cuccinelli. I hope this scenario isn’t true as portrayed. It doesn’t sound like Bill Bolling to take his personal frustrations public in this way.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: George189

Because Virginia has “Open Primaries” and no Party Registration. And the primary process has a history of being jiggered by the State Central Committee.

That’s why Virginia’s Presidential Primary only had Mittens and Nor Luap in it, despite Gingrich and Santorum still having campaigns going at the time. . .


7 posted on 06/11/2012 7:14:30 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: nandrew

I agree with you, but that being the case, he would have no problem winning a primary. Should we ever be jettisoning a vote of the people for the vote of a few party insiders?

In other words, what if the situation were reversed and the state committee was stacked with Bolling supporters? Should we let the State committee select the candidate at a convention in that case?

Let the voters decide.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT by George189
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To: Gopher Broke
Bill's the guy who figured out how to trick the last presidential primary so that his boy (Romney) would be the only candidate on the ticket.

Why should we give Bill another opportunity to trick a primary.

Frankly, he should be run out of the state on a rail!

9 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: George189
Hate to have to repeat this since it's so obvious but Bill's the guy who figured out how to trick the last presidential primary so that his boy (Romney) would be the only candidate on the ticket.

Why should we give Bill another opportunity to trick a primary.

Frankly, he should be run out of the state on a rail!

10 posted on 06/11/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Gopher Broke

A primary was already decided upon last year. Cuccinelli is my preference, but on this point I do think Bolling is correct.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 8:18:18 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: George189
We have an open primary in VA. Conventions work better for those of us who want to get rid of the ossified GOP establishment. Primaries give the Establishment the advantage because of name recognition and funding. Convention delegates are better informed and they will bear the burden of supporting the nominee in the general election. They are the ones manning the phones, knocking on doors, and contributing money.

In this case, it matters little since Cuccinelli will defeat Bolling in a primary or at the convention. It would be better if Cuccinelli did not have to spend money for a primary, which is much more expensive. Bolling is doing this out of spite. He would like to see Cuccinelli go down to defeat in the General Election for having the temerity to challenge him.

12 posted on 06/11/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Gabz
A primary was already decided upon last year.

By whom?

13 posted on 06/11/2012 8:30:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

The same committee that is now considering changing it to a convention.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 8:45:04 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: HokieMom

I already planned to vote for Cuccinelli, not because of anything Bolling did or did not do, but because Cuccinelli has repeatedly shown real courage on a number of issues which most folks who follow are familiar.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 8:54:16 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

Agreed, me too.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Gabz
No, it is not the same committee. The composition has changed dramatically with the elections this year. There was no reason for the RCCC to make the decision in October 2011 except that it was dominated by establishment types. There was plenty of gnashing of teeth among many of us that this decision was premature and unnecessary. It was taken to lock in an unpopular decision.

In congressional district-level conventions held throughout the state, pro-convention candidates gained seats on the state central committee with support from tea party activists and backers of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Cuccinelli endorsed many of the winners, but Bolling was not as active in the committee elections.

17 posted on 06/11/2012 9:48:59 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I know all of that, I read the same article as your second paragraph comes from.

I agree it was premature, but it was done and candidates have been operating under the impression there would be a primary is all I’m saying.

I understand all the arguments both pro and con on both sides. And even after 9 years, I’m still uncomfortable with Virginia’s policy of open primaries. OTOH, convention politics left me with a seriously bad taste in my mouth after all my years involved in the GOP of Delaware. I know, I know, VA is not DE (Thank the Good Lord,) but living on the Eastern Shore we kind of get left out. Many of us, for various reasons can’t come to Richmond........

My preference is Cuccinelli and I have no intentions of arguing against them if on Friday they opt for a convention - I was just expressing an opinion.

BTW I’m voting for Jamie Radtke tomorrow!


18 posted on 06/11/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz
I have attended conventions here in VA. The last one we defeated Hager as Chairman and put Jeff Frederick in. The Establishment couldn't tolerate the change and concocted some phony charges to remove Jeff a few years later and put one of their own in. We fell just a few votes short of getting Bob Marshall the nomination over Gilmore. The Establishment doesn't like conventions because they can't control the delegate selection process.

I'll be voting for Marshall on Tuesday and will attend the convention on the 16th.

19 posted on 06/11/2012 1:30:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I remember that whole mess with Jeff Frederick and what the establishment did to him.

To be honest, I’ve given up on the Accomack GOP. I joined at the first opportunity I could after I moved here in ‘03. I basically got drummed out of the women’s group and when I tried to rejoin the main group in ‘08 -— let me put it this way, I’m still waiting to hear from them.

For obvious reasons, I’ve got no use for the Establishment.

Thank you for taking the time to explain the “nuances” to me. I understand where you are coming from, and now I agree with you, which I didn’t when we started this conversation. Good luck at the convention - I’ll be rooting for you.

I’m still voting for Jamie tomorrow, but I have no ill will against Bob Marshall and wish him luck.

Friends?


20 posted on 06/11/2012 1:52:02 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: George189

Agreed!


21 posted on 06/11/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by nandrew
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To: Gabz

A primary was chosen......2 years in advance of the general election, the longest time in advance, ever, before the election, that this choice has been made.

Why? Bolling had the RINO votes on State Central to get his way....

Bolling no longer has the RINO majority on State Central and he suspected, correctly, that voters would choose more Conservative members of state central this year....which they did.

The more liberal Republican ALWAYS wants a primary because Democrats and independents can choose the REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE...not to mention a statewide primary sticks the Taxpayers with a $3,000,000 tab.

There is nothing CONSERVATIVE about a primary.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 11:56:46 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Please read the ensuing conversation - I have changed my position.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 12:54:01 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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