Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Boldra enters Big First race and gets a Wassyngton welcome

Goodness, I step away from the computer for a couple days and everything breaks loose.

Well, there's now four people who want to replace Jerry Moran. I'm sure that's just the start. I really wouldn't be surprised to see eight or nine different candidates either get in or out by the time it's all said and done.

In any case, it would seem Team Wassyngton has learned their lesson well and put out a hit site on Sue Boldra before she ever even announced her candidacy. I'm not really sure what to make of the blog or the comments. There are a few that seem to be from Boldra supporters that say the site is a fake but they don't ever say that the claims in the post are factually wrong, so that's a little troubling.

Of course, the more posts that are put up on the blog with the same tired picture, the more it becomes obvious it's a hit blog and nothing else. I, of all people, can understand refuting something to a point and then just saying, you know, if folks can't figure out the truth from that then common sense really is dead. So maybe the Boldra people got to that point quicker than I did.

I've never been good at pretending to be something I'm not, so no liberal masquerade blogs from me. Sorry to disappoint you. (And I know there are some of you that really are disappointed!!!)

Then again, it seems Team Wassyngton isn't very good at masquerading as a liberal either... or acting like they're from Kansas for that matter.

So while I'll give dirty politics credit where it's due, I'll also note that Team Wassyngton hasn't exactly figured out that over-the-top stuff doesn't go over in Kansas, even in the blogosphere. If they would have just stopped with their first post, it might have passed by under the radar, but in typical Wassyngton fashion, they just can't help themselves. (Can you say 300 million comments in 3 minutes???)

But, I will say that at least they started the blog late Sunday night and then posted a link on
KSNBC-01 early Monday morning, a whole eight hours later. They can't pretend to be a gay marriage lover, they can't seem to lose that pesky eastern accent (in writing no less), but by golly, they sure have good timing, don't they?!


Kansas Jackass said...

My God...to find myself on the same side as you...

The hit blog, from my perspective, is obviously out of the Wasinger camp and is, in a word, disgusting. I understand the blogosphere creates the ability to say things you wouldn't get away with otherwise, but lying is simply wrong.

I called Boldra myself, as did the blogger behind Kansas Meadowlark- which gives you a liberal and a conservative who can vouch for the fake the blog is indeed fake and that Boldra herself called the claims "lies."

Anonymous said...

Conveniently "away from a computer" for a couple days... You set that one up real nicely.

- Dan said...

I read the blog like I would watch Jon Stewart or Colbert Report... I recognize it isn't real, but that doesn't mean it isn't humorous.
And if she is a pro-choice "Republican" then my theory is she is a RINO anyway and not worthy of defense from Republicans.
A hit blog is just a web 2.0 version of the mudslinging commercials that are common in every campaign season. I wish they didn't exist, and they are not fair, but they'll be around whether we like it or not.
I've seen plenty of similar vicious comments on KS Jackass against a variety of conservative Republicans, they're just not masked as coming from the person themselves.

farmerjoe said...

Well, I couldn't bring myself to actually say it out loud that I agree with you KJ, but I guess I should man up. Yea, it was dirty.....................I agree.

Obviously I'm not going to call Boldra, but I'm glad a few did. Perhaps my wrath wasn't as severe as everyone else because I've already experienced the Wassy blogger machine and after a while they get so outrageous that anybody with a brain knows the truth has been stretched just a teeny bit. I guess after you've been through it yourself you get jaded and this kind of stuff becomes expected rather than shocking.

And quite honestly I'm irritated their posts gave her so much press. And good press at that. What a bunch of morons.

Miss Anonymous said...

So, Danny-boy, you're saying that to be a Republican, there's an anti-choice litmus test? Anything else is fake, phone, "in name only?"

Is that what you're saying? In a way, I hope that it is, because you're going to be driving your party into a permanent minority status. Most Americans want women to be able to control their own bodies, not have some podunk newspaper "editor" make those decisions for them.

Kansas Jackass said...

Yes, Dan, but no one on is ever going to stumble across my blog and think for one moment it might really be someone's campaign site. That's the problem with the fake Boldra blog- it's trying to mislead voters by misrepresenting a candidate all the while trying to present it as supportive. It's insidious and it's disgusting.

Also, I thought more of you- you can't be pro-choice and still be a Republican? Can you be gay and a Republican?

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit surprised too. I didn't take you for a "If you don't agree with me you're not a real X" kinda guy.

- Dan said...

For an elected official, I'd say yes, you can't be a proper Republican and be pro-choice. At least not a Republican I would vote for.
That's probably the only issue I have a litmus test on though.
I consider myself a social conservative, but I would probably fail the litmus test as a general Republican. Luckily, I'm not running for public office so frankly, I can believe what I want without influence.
Boldra still strikes me as a RINO, though.

Jason said...

That's really sad, Dan. But it is good to know you don't support Lynn Jenkins. :-)