I am amazed that nearly 4 months after Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt was ‘sanctioned’ by the GOP Executive board, over his abandoning the party platform, endorsing Democrats over Republicans an issuing a misleading robocall on C-Tran’s Proposition 1 leading up to last November’s election, the Columbian acts surprised with their hatchet job, Why was Boldt sanctioned by GOP?
The fallacy of this smear is in the fact that the Columbian has admitted to viewing my blog frequently and this sanction was prominently mentioned in my November 29, 2011 post Admissions Tax Defeated, Proposal Does Not Even Receive a Vote.
I don’t for a minute believe I had knowledge of this and the Columbian did not. Not since I first learned of it on facebook and spoke with GOP Chair Brandon Vick. He had intended it be kept private, but one of the board members leaked it out.
I had written a scathing post that I decided not to post when Boldt did not second Commissioner Steve Stuart’s motion for the admission tax, in hopes that Marc was returning to his roots claimed of being a conservative.
By all appearances, Stephanie Rice ran with this story now, ONLY after the Columbian, CRC, C-Tran arch nemesis David Madore announced he intended to run against Marc Boldt.
Stephanie made sure to mention in her smear job that Mr. Madore had made a donation to the GOP weeks before the sanction to “conduct the best Get Out The Vote effort possible,” according to Vick.
Naturally, the implication desired for the reader to draw is that David Madore bought the sanction against Boldt, a blatant untruth.
I know it to be an untruth as board members had mentioned to me that for several months they had been trying to get Boldt before a board meeting to “discuss” his conduct contrary to the GOP platform. That alone shows Madore’s donation 3 week prior to the sanctioning had nothing to do with it, but that has never stopped Stephanie from issuing any smear she could.
It has been obvious that the Columbian would run cover for Marc Boldt, just as they do other Democrats, no matter what. Evidence that the disparity seen when Democrat 49th legislative district representative Jim Jacks resigned under mysterious circumstances and the coverage given when Republican Richard Curtis resigned under scandal that I covered here.
Clark County Politics gives more on the reasoning behind the sanctioning last November here.
The meme makes sure to mention that Democrats “do not sanction officials,” claiming to be a “big tent party.” When was the last time they embraced any conservative? That they have not sanctioned any officials for “taking a moderate view” is a non-sequitur as there have been no Democrats taking a moderate or conservative stance in Clark County.
Boldt makes sure to mention, in regards to his many sidings with Democrat Steve Stuart, “If he and Stuart didn’t work out compromises, we’d never get anything done.” Again, pure nonsense as what about siding with the lone conservative on the 3 member commission, Tom Mielke?
Is there a reason Boldt, who claims he is still a Republican, side 90% of the time in disputed votes with liberal Democrat Steve Stuart in shoving tax increases down our throats, advocating shoving CRC and light rail down our throats and he decides to take the liberal Democrat stand in so many votes against Mielke? That is about the shallowest claim made!
This latest effort, nearly 4 months after an in house event by Republicans is just too transparent. Why sit on it for so long and only bring it out only once a citizen they repeatedly shown dislike for announces to run against the person sanctioned?
I thought the Columbian and Stephanie Rice were becoming more objective.
Obviously, I was mistaken.