Thursday, February 21, 2013

VA Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (RINO) Airs Sour Grapes, Attacks "Shift to Right" Of GOP

Besides the "consultant" GOP model of selecting candidates advocated by loser Karl Rove, the biggest hinderance to Republican candidates like Richard Mourdock (never mind his out of context statement) and Joe Miller in 2010 are the sore loser, establishment incumbents who have a public temper-tantrum that ends up helping the liberal Democrat win.

Virginia's RINO Lt. Governor Bill Bolling is in the middle of his meltdown, and has been since giving up his quest to become the GOP's candidate for Virginia's governor this year.  In doing so, he went to the Democrat's propaganda organ, the Washington ComPost, to vent, much to their delight.

Until three months ago, when he dropped out of the race to become the Republican nominee for governor, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling had to keep mum about his unhappiness with the GOP’s shift to the right.
He couldn’t say, as he did in an interview here Tuesday, that he thought the Republicans had become so extreme that they were alienating voters and blocking the commonwealth’s progress.
He couldn’t say, as he did Tuesday, that “not every government program is bad, and not everyone who receives a public benefit is a freeloader.”
Or that it’s “irresponsible” to take “absolute positions” never to raise taxes.
Or that last year’s Republican-backed fetal ultrasound bill was “an absolutely unmitigated disaster.”
...It’s not what Bolling wanted. But it left him in a unique position, rare among politicians, to say what he really thinks.
“Frankly, it has been a rather liberating experience,” Bolling said. “I have enjoyed the last three months . . . more than I did the prior several years.”
Some Republicans dismiss Bolling’s comments as the gripes of a sore loser, but they can’t ignore his stature in the party. He was elected twice on the GOP ticket to Virginia’s No. 2 executive position. As presiding officer of the Senate, he gives the balance of power to the Republicans in the 20-20 chamber.
“It’s just a challenging time for the Republican Party when a conservative, mainstream guy like me doesn’t really feel comfortable with his party,” Bolling said. “The party has moved too far, and it’s become too extreme and too ideological.”
Isn’t Bolling effectively conceding that in the past he hid his concerns about the GOP from voters? Well, yes.
“The unfortunate truth is when you are a political partisan, you are always worrying in the back of your mind about how your comments and actions are going to be perceived,” he said.
Bolling hasn’t yet given up hope of winning the governorship. He’s going to decide by March 14 whether to run as an independent. He would position himself as a moderate conservative between the right-wing attorney general and the likely Democratic nominee, Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman.
Keep in mind, Bill Bolling was the guy who essentially forced the loser Mittens Romney on the Commonwealth's voters in the GOP Primary. Because he was Mittens' campaign chair in Virginia, Bolling refused to allow Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry into the primary because of a late rule change that disqualified signatures on Gingrich and Perry's petitions, they were disqualified. Bolling even chided Ken Cuccinnelli for trying to come up with a fix.

Bill Bolling calls himself a conservative, he's not. Bolling is a typical, good-old boy, country-club GOP establishment type. He's the kind of wimpish candidate Karl Rove would get behind.  Bolling's atttitude is just reminiscent of the attitude of the Karl Rove supported establishment candidates...whine and don't support the party choice when you're denied your "next in line" status.

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Independent Green Party leaders are very serious about Bill Bolling as their Independent Green Party candidate for Governor. Led by the Indy Green Party state Vice Chair, Gail “for Rail” Parker, and Denny McKell (Gail “for Rail” and McKell are both U.S. Air Force retirees), the Indy Greens have established a political action committee (PAC). Now the Independent Green Party team has a Draft Bill Bolling web site:

An alliance between Bill Bolling and the Independent Greens makes sense. The Indy Green Party has a proven record of collecting thousands of petition signatures across Virginia every year. Bolling will need 10,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot. That means Indy Greens would need to collect 20,000 signatures for Bolling. Some Independent Greens started collecting signatures in January.

The Independent Green Party group has released a series of video press releases urging Bill Bolling to run for Governor as Independent Green Party candidate. Denny McKell is a retired TV and radio producer, and newsman. McKell produced the video press releases for his Independent Green Party.

"We need 'More Trains, Less Traffic!" says Gail “for Rail” Parker, the retired U.S. Air Force officer and former two-time statewide on-the-ballot candidate for US Senate (2006 & 2008).

"An alliance with the Independent Green Party of Virginia and Bill Bolling as our Indy Green candidate for Governor can provide positive pro-business, and pro-rail policy to grow the economy and create sustainable rail, solar, wind, and geothermal energy jobs." Gail ‘for Rail’ Parker has been on the ballot as an Indy Green Party rail advocate for each of the last 8 years. The Independent Greens are Virginia's most successful on ballot third party in Virginia in a century.
IG Fifth District Chairman Brandon Trent adds, "As the chief jobs creation office while serving as Lt. Governor, Bolling knows how to sell the strengths of the Commonwealth for companies interested in bringing industry to Virginia. Here in Southside Virginia we need an economic boost. Just the fact that he came out in favor of continuing the ban on uranium mining shows that he knows we can do better than create a dangerous industry that would run investors off."

The Independent Green Party is recruiting candidates for House of Delegates across Virginia. Indy Greens hope to run a full slate of 100 House of Delegates candidates this year.

Independent Green Party Draft Bolling video.