Patrick Muldoon, a candidate vying to be the GOP nominee for LG in Virginia, is making “Hail Mary” robocalls in NoVA, trying to pin HB3202 on Lt. Gov. Bolling and gather enough signatures by Dec. 1 to get on the ballot.
Here’s his call:
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Click the Audio MP3 image below the player, it’s available there. Looking into the player problem…
To say Bolling was a supporter of 3202 is a flat out lie. Muldoon knows this, he’s just trying to throw things at the wall to see what sticks. And the day after thanksgiving? I’ll be sure to attend the convention just to vote against him.
Good Lord, is this guy serious? He’s making robocalls in November, talking about how Bill Bolling isn’t conservative enough? It’s just utterly ridiculous. I think Bill Bolling is probably one of the only bright spots in Virginia politics today. This guy has to be just the most fringe lunatic candidate… Honestly, Bolling is not conservative enough? Seriously?
The only thing more outrageous then the claim that Bill Bolling isn’t conservative enough is getting this lie filled robo-call over the THANKSGIVING holiday. From what I understand of Maldoon is he is a guy that has run for everything and failed. I’m sick of this…this is why we are losing races left and right. You will never find an elected official that you agree with all the time…but if you call yourself a conservative the Bolling-McDonnell ticket is as good as it gets.
I am tired of losing. And putting up a man who can’t even win a vote to get on state central isn’t the way to go.
With a message like this, his slogan should be “Let’s give the House to the Democrats too”
This idiot’s robocall landed on my cell phone while I was away with relatives for Thanksgiving. Expecting this might have been an emergency call from work, I answered it. Instead, I get this buffoon ranting incoherently about how he is supposedly a better pick than Bill Bolling.
I might have given this guy the benefit of the doubt, but when the first time he tries to reach me is with a robocall hitting my cell phone on Thanksgiving, this guy can kiss my backside. I am seriously considering mailing this guy a ziplock bag of human feces when I inevitably get a postage-paid envelope asking for a campaign contribution from him.
People this brain dead should be prohibited from seeking office.
We need to find out exactly who is backing this fool and excoriate them. I can’t wait for his first campaign finance report.
Muldoon should have had these calls by last weekend if he wanted people to sign his petition. No one wants to deal with political calls on Thanksgiving weekend.
Since when did Bolling become a squish? Apparently, some of the Muldoon supporters are saying that Bolling is not pro-life. Their comments about the pro-life issue along with 3202 are insane.
The Hallmark Channel is showing “A Boyfriend for Christmas” tonight at 9:00 PM with Kelli WIlliams and Patrick Muldoon. Seriously. I’d rather listen to this Patrick Muldoon than hear the robo call again.
Sorry…I had it loaded with the wrong project rate of 8000Hz vice 22050Hz. I was in a hurry to my next Black Friday stop. My mistake. Audio works now.
Here, I thought Muldoon was just hoping that Kaine would leave for an appt in the Obama administration. Apparently, he’s just trying to set the record for fewest votes at a Republican convention.
Who is running this joker’s campaign? Does anyone know?
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Breaking….Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling loses key vote during today’s Republican State Central Committee Meeting
Posted by MAXIMUS
This past week, folks at the Mason Conservative Blog, NovaTownHall Blog, Red State Blog, and the Washington Post Blog (among others) all hailed Bill Bolling for having a wonderful week because the Transportation Plan was ruled unconstitutional. Even though Bolling supported the plan last year, he now feels compelled to throw out magic pixy dust in an effort to folks believe he never supported the plan.
That spell is not working on me. Whats going on here? Simple–Bolling is engaging in a Romneyesque obsfucation of his previous supportive postion.
Well, at today’s meeting of the RPV State Central Committee, a resolution was introduced that basically condemed large parts of the transportation plan. While the resolution did have spots of merit, on the whole it was not received favorably. The resolution condeming the transportation plan was voted down with close to 60% of the vote.
Okay, you have a question, “Maximus, I thought Bolling was on a roll this week, why didn’t the conservative State Central Committee flip flop, change their postion, and condemn the transportation plan like Bolling is now trying to do?
Great question Plebes. Bolling’s position on condeming transportation improvements was defeated today at the Republican State Central Committee meeting because conservatives get stuck in traffic too.
Okay, you have another question, “MAXMIMUS, How can you prove that Bolling actually supported the Transportation Plan?”
Here is how:
Bolling’s press release from March 26, 2007, stated: “I am pleased that the Governor’s amendments endorse every key provision of the transportation plan previously adopted by Republican legislative leaders. By agreeing to the basic structure of the Republican plan, and by abandoning his demand for massive statewide tax increases, the Governor has helped us move one step closer to finding a solution for Virginia’s long term transportation needs.”
In reading this press release, it is clear that Lt. Gov. Bolling supported the Transportation Plan and every key provision in it–including the Regional Authorities.
Lt. Gov. Bolling praised the transportation bill in The Washington Times, specifically on November 5, 2007, the Times quoted him as saying, “We have provided $3 billion in new funding for transportation construction, created innovative new tools to enable localities to better plan for growth and prevent sprawl and instituted performance and accountability measures to improve VDOT and its road-building operations.”
In reading this statement, it is clear that Bolling tried to take credit for the Transportation Bill in advance of last years elections.
Lt. Gov. Bolling included abuser fees in his OWN transportation proposals in 2006. In an op-ed in the Richmond Time-Dispatch on September 24, 2006, he wrote: “When the General Assembly returns to Richmond on Wednesday to continue the special session on transportation, I encourage the members of the General Assembly to take the following actions.Fourth, finalize agreement on a plan to increase fines and penalties for traffic-related offenses by at least $50 million a year. Again, both houses of the General Assembly have indicated they support this proposal, but they have not acted to implement it.”
Just like a compass rose, Lt. Gov. Bolling has been all over the map on this transportation issue. In so doing, he has exercised no leadership, engaged in blatant hypocrisy, and now he is called out on it.
My fellow conservatives,
Much has been made about Bolling being this “great conservative.” If you look a little further than drinking the kool-aid they supply you, it could be possible that you will see that the reason we are losing is not b/c we have competition from within but due to the fact that leadership (including Bolling) has failed to deliver a message and leadership to win the hearts and minds of Virginians. Look at the scoreboard my friends, we are losing and it is about time we have people challenging the status quo for leadership. We made the robo call for a variety of reasons, one of which was not to get signature as we have already made our numbers around the state. Some people actually work the day after Thanksgiving believe it or not. So if you got a call today and it bothered you we apologize but we aren’t going to lie down and let the establishment set the rules and expect people to move over for them. As far as who is running Muldoon’s campaign just know that former Bob Marshall supporters such as myself are involved. Give Muldoon a chance and maybe you’ll be surprised in a good way. If you don’t like people running against incumbents, well, I’m not going to apologize for that.
If you say Muldoon is not telling the truth on HB3202 then I advise you to look further and you will see some revealing facts that may surprise you and if you don’t think the democrats won’t, then prepare for more loses in our party.
Yeah, we sure showed Mark Warner, didn’t we?
This is another Vern McKinley campaign. He got 8.5% running against frank Wolf last year in a Republican primary, alleging that Wolf just wasn’t conservative enough. Of course this Muldoon character will probably do better than that since we have a state-wide convention on Memorial Day weekend. This way only the “true believers” like the Muldoon supporters will show up while people with families and plans will not. The more insular the party becomes, the more it will fail. These people are truly out of their minds.
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I hate to say it but based on the robocall I think Muldoon (if he gets on the ballot) could cause Bolling some potential trouble at the convention if Cuccinelli supporters dominate. Cuccinelli will probably have the biggest draw and his supporters could definitely back Bollings challenger who seems to have good roots in the Bob Marshall camp. Bolling could be in serious hot water if he takes the Gilmore approach.
I do think Bolling will have a much easier time because #1 he is an incumbent, #2, he is not disliked by a large segment of the party like Gilmore, and #3, has actually done a good job as Lt. Governor since he was elected.
Let’s follow his logic. Bolling is some how to blame for the losses in Virginia.
Allen lost some how due to Bolling. Republicans lost in 2007 because Bolling didn’t try hard enough. McCain / Palin, Goode, Drake, Fimian and Gilmore lost because Bolling failed to provide the necessary leadership to win.
But Steve Waters, his followers and this Muldoon joker will pave the way to victory. Even though Muldoon can’t even win a central committee vote, he’ll win state wide in Virginia because…ummm, a little help here?
Following this logic, Bolling is one powerful S.O.B. Or, more realistically, he is being challenged by a group of opportunists who can’t offer real solutions they can only finger point.
“Muldoon is not telling the truth on HB3202 then I advise you to look further and you will see some revealing facts that may surprise you”
If Bolling is guilty for not being sufficiently against 3202, I await Steve Waters and Patrick Muldoon’s robo-call against Ken Cuccinelli for supporting and voting for 3202.
Mr. Waters, why is it okay to support Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General since he supported 3202? I anxiously await your response.
You’d think we’d be more interested in defeating the Democrats who voted for 3202, rather than helping them gain power.
I think that Bill Bolling has provided some good leadership in his post.
I also think however that some of the reasons given for why we shouldn’t vote for Muldoon are ridiculous.I have seen several comments saying that Muldoon is unelectable because he is from a rural area of the state. Holding candidates to that standard could see us losing out on real political talent in the future. I like Bill Bolling, however I will also give Muldoon a listen.
Great points 12:21. In the end, this is probably the Marshall supporters revenge for Bolling supporting Gilmore. At the same time they conveniently forget Cuccinelli’s voting record.
Bill Bolling is no less conservative than Cuccinelli but Cuccinelli’s supporters want to throw Bolling under the bus? Can you say revenge factor? This is about a political grudge match from Marshall’s former supporters and nothing else.
With all due respect, Steve, this would make a lot more sense if you went after Bob McDonnell, who refused to rule out tax increases during the special session.
Bolling did rule out tax hikes during the special session – he was the only statewide elected official to do so. To go after him and give McDonnell a free pass is a colossal blunder.
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Steve, Muldoon has proven himself to be unelectable all on his own, time and time again. My thoughts:
Imagine our party if we went after Democrats they way we go after ourselves.
I agree, Brian, but contend that all this started with the puritanical faction of the GOP. This boneheaded challenge to Bill Bolling is just another example of the root of the problem.
I cannot believe that serious Republicans picked Bill Bolling as someone to replace in 2009. I refuse to believe that people that I’ve known to be good friends would think that Bill Bolling is anything less than a committed, genuine conservative. Look at his record. He is as close to a Virginia Ronald Reagan as anyone in our party. This whole thing–Muldoon, Steve Waters, Mark Tate, and the whole lot of them–is a huge joke. Only reasonable explanation.
So now people are blaming Bill because the republicans lost in the 08 elections. Get real. Hie is only one man. I am totally committed to McDonnell / Bolling and hopefully Brownlee team for 09. Actually this will only be the 2nd time that i can remember that I have supported a complete ticket. I did the same in 05 with Kilgore, Bolling and McDonnell. We need to be united now. We don’t need to be at odds like the Democrats with 3 people running for Governor right now. We need to unite behind the particial ticket we have.
I agree Phantom08. Bill Bolling has proven himself as someone who will fight for conservative values. Not just another “conservative when it is convenient” politician.
I also believe the Right Wing Liberal made a great point in asking why attack Bolling for something McDonnell did? It is completely ridiculous.
The wingers just can’t pick their battles. It’s never about policy…always about power and political gain………all while they tell us that’s what they are fighting against.
So stupid….tired of this dumb, tiring stuff. Enough……..
Virtually all the R leadership other than Marshall jumped on the 3202 bandwagon with varying degrees of outward enthusiasm. Bolling was no exception. They were scared to death of voter wrath over inaction on transportation issues. If that’s Muldoon’s point, it’s accurate enough, but not enough to sustain a campaign against entrenched Rs in the succession conga line.
All I need to know about Muldoon is the loser crowd he has surronded himself with. Steve Waters is one of the most dishonest people I have ever met. If Muldoon can’t do any better than that it shows a considerable lack of good judgement. I am supporting Bill Bolling because he has always shown himself to be a good conservative. The Muldoon crowd has no lock on conservative support. They are the face of conservatives that give us a bad name.
You bunch of butt-lickers!
You ought to get your manhood checked sucking egg like that for Bolling.
I bet very few of you have any idea what he has been up to.
For that matter, you would not care if you did know.
You are political hacks wedded to the Republican establishment to the extent that you don’t mind serving as political sluts for incumbent Republicans.
Let me tell you what you are saying by bending over for Bill.
You are saying as follows:
#1. Your 12 year old daughters are harlots, and are therefore having sex and getting cervical cancer, and you as parents are too stupid to know what they are doing, so government has to raise your kids.
Oh yeah, and it needs to be mandatory.
#2. You have no problem with taxation without representation, and yes Bill DID support it, and does to this day !!
#3. You condone the murder of innocent children whose only sin is that their dad couldn’t keep his zipper up.
38,000 of Barr money is worth having blood on your hands.
If that is your desired legacy fine.
You cannot argue with fact; If you don’t like it you either to keep quiet or make yourself a willing liar.
Robocalling has to do with people on auto-pilot calling dozens of telephone lines per session using programs. Correct?