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Bill Bolling on Cantor losing & division
Facebook ^ | June 11, 2014 | Bill Bolling

Posted on 06/15/2014 1:22:30 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Last night I posted what I thought was a very balanced comment on the 7th district congressional election. I expressed my personal disappointment that Eric Cantor lost, congratulated David Brat on his victory, and expressed concern over the deep divisions that currently exist in our party. I encourage you to read the comments that were made in response. The negativity and vitriol of these comments (dare I say the hate in some of them) reflects what is wrong in our party right now. We have to learn to disagree without being disagreeable, and we have to learn to respect the views of other people. Until we are able to do that, the divisions in our party will continue to deepen and we will become weaker and weaker.

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TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bolling; brat; cantor; cuccinelli
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1 posted on 06/15/2014 1:22:31 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Who is Bill Bolling?


2 posted on 06/15/2014 1:26:27 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

Who is Bill Bolling?

And why is he saying Stupid Stuff?


3 posted on 06/15/2014 1:28:48 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Wha wha wha.

Try listening to the people, not each other.

You won’t be so out of touch.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 1:29:24 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: SatinDoll

Former Lt Governor of Virginia. He was going to run for Governor and dropped out after Cuccinelli became the frontrunner.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 1:30:21 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Sounds like a lib to me. Wants all conservatives to agree with the party line. He has it right that there is a problem with the party. He simply has his players mixed up.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 1:52:36 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
The negativity and vitriol of these comments (dare I say the hate in some of them) reflects what is wrong in our party right now. We have to learn to disagree without being disagreeable,

My comments was one of the "vitriolic" one. And yes, I do HATE Bill Bolling. He didn't just "disagree" with Ken Cucinelli, he worked to destroy his candidacy for governor, and succeeded. We call that treachery. Bill Bolling had more to do with Terry McAuliffe being governor today than any one single person I can think of. He is disgusting.

7 posted on 06/15/2014 1:58:30 AM PDT by AuditTheFed
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To: SatinDoll

Bill is a worthless RINO.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 2:04:26 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

He is a GOPe RINO. But the post he alluded to was urging Republicans to unite behind Brat after the candidate he had backed (Cantor) had lost.

Too bad he couldn’t have simply been supported in that message—which is too rarely voiced by GOPe types.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 2:06:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SatinDoll

Virginia RINO.

Lost in the primary against Ken Cuccinelli, got his knickers in a knot, refused to endorse/support him. Cozied up to McCauliffe, helping him eke out a win.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 2:12:35 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Dear Bill,
I think you’ve been playing a little too much golf. There is no Republican Party without the Tea Party.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 2:18:57 AM PDT by AdaGray (q)
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To: Nickname

Didn’t someone in the Cantor camp work for Terry, endorsed, or assisted?


12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:13:14 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Dear Bill, the GOPe continues to attack their base, they are stuck on stupid. The GOPe is so over.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:13:35 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: AdaGray

Ditch Mitch and Cochran.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 3:14:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: personalaccts

Yes! Boyd Marcus.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s former chief of staff was a key player behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Republican challenger Ken Cuccinelli in Tuesday’s election for Virginia governor.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/cantor-aide-mcauliffe-victory/2013/11/06/id/535185/


15 posted on 06/15/2014 3:42:16 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

When the TEA Party patriots leave, the Republican Party will never win another election. Don’t be so worried about the “Hispanic” vote, RINOs. They constitute 10% of the national vote. Worry about the 60% of the vote the Republican Party will lose if you keep bashing conservatives. That is lethal.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:49:01 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

We have to learn to disagree without being disagreeable,

Take your damn lecture to the RINOs. Liberals HAVE a party, like Palestinians have a State. In the latter case its Jordan, and in the former case its the Democrats.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 3:56:58 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Why would Bill Bolling’s opinion matter more then anyone else’s here on FR?


18 posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:13 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: SatinDoll
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is a Virginia GOP-E hack who thought that he was going to be the next governor. Cuccinelli beat him at the Convention, and bolling went on to not only back McAuliffe, but help undermine Cuccinelli.

He's a backstabber of the lowest order, and should be shamed and shunned at every opportunity.

McAuliffe and Bolling meet in Richmond

Right Turn Bill Bolling close to an independent run

19 posted on 06/15/2014 4:41:00 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“We have to learn to disagree without being disagreeable, and we have to learn to respect the views of other people.”

Well, gee...Bill. Maybe the fact that true conservative voices have been punished by the GOPe that makes us a bit ‘testy’ these days.
Or, maybe it’s the fact that the GOPe can’t seem to find its conservative roots.
Or, maybe it’s that Beltway disease that politicos all seem to get when they are sent to DC.

Nah, you can keep your tainted civility demands. I’ll keep my principles.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:00:03 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: All

I’m assuming he couldn’t secure a job on the staff of Hillary’s former fundraiser and he’s trying to make nice.

Don’t go away mad, just go away..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWJIGq2x7gQ


21 posted on 06/15/2014 5:05:58 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: txrefugee
The GOP will never win as it is. Here in GA. they can't raise funds because there base has walked away. They don't call me anymore as the last time I almost melted the phone. I used some words I have not used since 1968-1973. I did not leave the Republican Party, they turned there back on me, The Constitution and the Republic.
22 posted on 06/15/2014 5:13:18 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I have heard Cantor make two statements about the election—the night he lost and the day after. He never once mentioned Dave Brat, did not congratulate him on his victory, or say that he supported him in the general election in November. Where is the unity? The GOPe wants conservatives to back their guy if he wins the primary, but they are sore losers if the conservative wins.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 5:14:15 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

And then said nice things about McCauliffe, claiming he’d be a fine governor, and refusing to support the republican ticket except for his good friend running for Lt. Governor.

Some suggest he also discouraged big-name donors from contributing.

And he claimed he was run out of the race, when he never even competed, dropping out before the convention but not returning the money he collected from supporters.

After which, he ran around talking about how “free” he felt now that he could be an “independent voice”. Which was odd, because he had never expressed a difficulty with agreeing with the conservative position in all the years he served, and his voting record was pretty good.

A lot of people were really mad at him when he turned his back on the party when we needed him to help pull moderates over to vote for Ken. And so people are going to say mean things about him, not because there is a problem with the party, but because he was a backstabbing weasel in the last election.

And I say this as a person who supported Bill Bolling for many years, and having met the man personally. Sadly, he now seems to be an example of what happens when you get so entrenched in the system that you start thinking about maintaining the system rather than doing good.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 5:21:50 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nickname

Which is funny because nobody talking about why Cantor lost really mentions that, but it was the beginning of the doubt for many conservatives — how could Cantor have had a chief of staff who was so comfortable working for a liberal democrat, unless he harbored a lot of those same feelings and was simply not expressing them.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 5:24:19 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Timber Rattler

Ken did not “beat him” at the convention. That actually would have been a reasonable thing to happen.

But instead, Bolling QUIT the race, because he couldn’t get people to support him at the convention. Which might have been a great thing, allowing us to avoid a convention fight. But then Bolling complained about the convention being rigged.

And in fact, Bolling made a lot of his own side mad, because there were candidates for other positions who were counting on Bolling delegates to push them over the top, especially in the Lt. GOvernor’s race — some of whom were actually conservatives but were backing Bolling anyway.

If we had had a seasoned legislator that was more respected within the larger republican body as our Lt. Governor candidate, we might well have beat the weak candidate the democrats had picked, it probably would have gotten enough more votes out to pull our Attorney General over the line, and it may have even helped get enough extra republicans out to beat Terri.

Because Bolling dropped out, a lot of his delegates stayed home, and a fine conservative but complete neophyte candidate ended up as our LG nominee, and he was entirely unhelpful to the KC campaign — KC had to do ALL the lifting for the ticket (and did better than the LG nominee).


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:29:23 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Where I said “good friend for Lt. Governor”, I meant “good friend for Attorney General”. Wish we had an edit function sometimes.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:10 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: AuditTheFed

He didn’t just “disagree” with Ken Cucinelli, he worked to destroy his candidacy for governor, and succeeded. We call that treachery. Bill Bolling had more to do with Terry McAuliffe being governor today than any one single person I can think of. He is disgusting.

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You just summed it up quite nicely. We’ll see if Bowling backs Brat - I’m guessing ‘no’ in any meaningful way. Fortunately, Brat’s win is affecting the legislature big time these days & maybe McAwful won’t get his way on Medicaid expansion - he’s been threatening to do an “Obama” with an end run around the legislature & they may have headed him off at the pass. :-) As for Bowling, he needs to just GO AWAY.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 6:19:27 AM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I don’t do facebook


29 posted on 06/15/2014 6:22:23 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; All

I just put my comment on his Facebook page; one that I borrowed from another FReeper on another thread:
“Eric Cantor lost because he is an arrogant prick who believed that he was entitled to that position. He forgot that he was elected to represent people of Virginia’s 7th District. Good riddance!”


30 posted on 06/15/2014 6:22:26 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker; All

I just put my comment on his Facebook page; one that I borrowed from another FReeper on another thread and revised slightly:

“Eric Cantor lost because he is an arrogant prick who believed that he was entitled to that position. He forgot that he was elected to represent people of Virginia’s 7th District. Good riddance!”


31 posted on 06/15/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Bill, telling conservatives to follow liberal leaders of a 'CONSERVATIVE' party? Heck, no, the 'Conservative' party needs Conservative leaders, not RINOs or scared leaders.

We need leaders who will tell Obama that he is a Marxist and the American people are sick of his 'My way or else' way of governing.

32 posted on 06/15/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Bolling already showed us in the last election that he would rather have Denocrat Terry McAuliffe as Virginia Governor than Conservative Ken Cuccinelli.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 6:49:34 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: AuditTheFed

Ditto to everything you said.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 6:51:29 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: kabar

Agreed, and Bolling is probably a sore loser as well. But Bolling’s post to which he referred congratulated Brat and asked for party unity.


35 posted on 06/15/2014 7:57:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

Bill Bolling is a sleazy liberal RINO weasel. Bill Bolling helped to ensure rodent extraordinaire Terry McAwful steal the VA Governorship. Bill Bolling can drop off the face of the earth.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 8:44:01 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; SatinDoll; fieldmarshaldj

And he flirted with running as an indie and ultimately refused to endorse Cuccinelli.

I’m not interested in a thing a traitor like him has to say.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 8:40:50 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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