Bill Bolling To America: You’re Welcome

Burger Bill Bolling
“Burger” Bill Bolling

Bill Bolling, chairman of the Victory’s Thousand Fathers Project, holds no elected office, slunk away from his last primary contest, refused to support the statewide party ticket and would be considered unwelcome by many Virginia Republicans were he to publicly self-identify with the GOP. But none of that stops Bolling from attempting to ride the crest of last week’s Republican wave.

Best known for a hamburger picnic, and banking on extremely short memories in the Commonwealth, Bolling held forth yesterday in the Times-Dispatch to say, in essence: “See, I told you.”

While Bolling’s argument – that Ed Gillespie’s close finish proves Virginia Republicans should nominate people more like Bolling – conveniently overlooks whatever lesson we might draw from Ken Cuccinelli’s similarly close finish, it’s safe to assume we haven’t heard the last from Bolling … whenever a newspaper has space to fill, or a Democrat needs to strike a “bipartisan” pose, or someone, somewhere, is running low on condiments.

Nov. 4 Evening Update: Foust In Flames! Warner To Recount?

John Foust
John Foust

A quick mid-evening update:

Dirty John Foust has been sent packing, humiliated, losing not only by double digits but likely by over 15 percent, to our new 10th District Congresswoman, Barbara Comstock. With 84% of precincts reporting, Comstock leads 57% to 39%.

Foust – the footnote in future discussion of the death of the war on women meme – should be brought forth as a cautionary tale forever hence. Let his name never be spoken again except in casting shame and derision.

Mark Warner is losing to Ed Gillespie with 95.5% of precincts reporting, 985,447 to 985,023. Two early conclusions:

  • This likely will go to a recount; and
  • The national GOP needs to get out of the habit of pre-emptively giving up on Republicans in Virginia. See Cuccinelli, Ken. If Virginia is purple, Republicans have willed it so.

In other news, Republicans need to win one more Senate seat to control the Senate for the next two years, they are going to have the largest House majority in 65 years, and have won the governorships of Texas and most likely Florida.

Gillespie Assails Warner’s Voting Record In Final Roanoke Stop

Ed Gillespie in Roanoke
Republican Ed Gillespie in Roanoke Valley earlier today (PHOTO: STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | THE ROANOKE TIMES)

On the final day of campaigning in the Roanoke Valley, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie called attention to the voting record of current Virginia senator, Democrat Mark Warner.

“I’m the only one running on his record,” Gillespie said. “He’s running away from it.”

Click here for the full story ….

CNU Poll: Warner Leads Gillespie By 7

Ed Gillespie and Mark Warner
Gillespie (left) has gained 5 points since early October poll, but Warner holds at 51% of likely voters.

A Christopher Newport University (CNU) poll released this morning has incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Warner holding on to a 51% – 44% advantage over Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is favored by 2% of likely voters in the poll conducted Oct. 23-29.

Gillespie has gained 5 points, picking up support from undecided voters and previous Sarvis supporters, since the previous CNU poll in early October.

Click here for the full story ….

It’s Official: Democrat Mark Warner Tops In Senate With 2014 Pro-Obama Voting Record

Barack Obama and top supporter Mark Warner
Rubber Stamp: Despite claims of independence and bipartisanship, Democrat Mark Warner is actually the guaranteed lockstep supporter of Barack Obama’s agenda in U.S. Senate. New study reveals Warner’s 100% perfect pro-Obama voting record.

In its just-released study of 2014 U.S. Senate voting records, the authoritative Congressional Quarterly ranked Virginia Democrat Mark Warner tops in support for Barack Obama’s agenda, with a stunning 100 percent score.

As reported this week in Roll Call, of senators on the ballot in 2014, only an Illinois Democrat matched Warner’s perfect 100 percent record of support for the Obama Administration agenda.

Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., were the only senators on the ballot to score a perfect 100 percent score …

[The full CQ story is available to subscribers at this link]

Although during campaign season Warner has attempted to paint himself as a “moderate,” his actions tell a far different story, and the numbers do not lie: If there is such a thing, Mark Warner is the “rubber-stamp” vote for Obama in the U.S. Senate.

No senator has done more to impose Barack Obama’s agenda on America than Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia.

Even more shocking for Virginia voters is the fact that Mark Warner’s obediance to the Obama administration has increased, even as more Americans now disapprove of Barack Obama’s job performance:

In 2013, Warner supported the Obama agenda in 97% of Senate votes.

The 2014 election is the first time the famously slippery Warner will be called to account for his brazen 2009 statements – now known to be lies – which played such a key role in making Obamacare the law of the land:

“Let me be clear. I’m not going to support a health care reform plan that’s gonna take away health care that you’ve got right now OR a health care plan that you like.”

[Video at link above]

Warner stumbled egregiously in his recent debate with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

Already enmeshed in a political bribery scandal, Warner is nevertheless a clever campaigner with a massive budget for television ads to offset his liberal voting record. He still leads in the polls – although Warner’s advantage over the Republican Gillespie has shrunk substantially in recent weeks.

Warner “brainstormed” but denies committing felony

Mark Warner and Barack Obama
Mark Warner, currently a senator from Virginia, was the deciding vote for Obamacare.

Philip Puckett, a Democrat and former Virginia state senator, has told federal investigators that Mark Warner, currently representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, suggested trading a federal judgeship to Puckett’s daughter, which is illegal under U.S. law.

The question arose at last night’s candidate debate between Warner and Ed Gillespie, resulting in what is now being called Warner’s “debate from hell.”

Click here for the full story ….

Final Gillespie-Warner debate is tonight

Mark Warner and Barack Obama
Current Senator Mark Warner, who helped put Barack Obama in office, is attempting to defend his own seat this year.

Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will hold his final debate with Mark Warner tonight in Richmond, Virginia, at 7:00 pm Eastern time. The debate will air on C-SPAN, and in Richmond on WCVE PBS and WTVR-TV, CBS 6.

Warner currently holds one of Virginia’s seats in the U.S. Senate, but Gillespie hopes to take that office after the November elections.

Click here to read more about tonight’s debate ….