(Full disclosure: Marc Boldt is my brother-in-law and I was his Legislative Assistant for almost 6 years.)
There has been a great deal of whaling and gnashing of teeth by many who lack any standing in the issue of the local GOP's actions to sanction alleged Republican Commissioner Marc Boldt... most of it by those who have no say, nor should they, since they're democrats... and let's face it, their hypocrisy notwithstanding, the whining and sniveling of Marc's democrat supporters and the newspaper (Again, interchangeable terms) essentially proves the Board's actions to be right on target; as we all know, the only form of compromise ever supported by the left is the "do it my way" plan.
Well, I have a solution to all of this that will end the pain for everyone involved.
This will only work with the understanding that there is much more to being a Republican then merely wearing the label. Any idiot can run with an "R" after their name. The question is this: isn't that supposed to mean something?
The leftists jump up and down and tell us it, apparently, is NOT supposed to carry any weight; when they want them to be, labels are meaningless.
To most Republicans, it IS supposed to mean something. And those supported with our sweat, blood and cash because of their alleged conservative/Republican philosophies owe a duty to those who sacrificed to get them elected.
Using Star Wars terminology, Marc's transformation to the Dark Side has been complete for years.
Lying to me personally... to my face... about a county-wide vote on the CRC/Light rail debacle; selling the people of this county out on the CRC scam while doing everything he can to keep us silent... multiple conflict of interest votes... raising our taxes and fees in the midst of a horrific recession and double-digit unemployment within the county...
These are not the acts of a Republican... and for Marc to claim he's "moderated" since his legislative days is for a Volkswagen to claim it's a Ferrari. Based on my close observation, the Republican firebrand State Representative Marc Boldt, Conservative extraordinaire, has disappeared.
Leave the Republican Party altogether, and become an Independent.
As a staunch pro-life advocate, that way Marc can become a Democrat-in-everything-but-name without concern over the promises he's made but ignored... and he can sprint away from that bizarre conservative meme he's been using all these years to get elected... all without concern over being held accountable for his actions anywhere but the polls.
Marc wins because the moment he leaves the GOP, he won't even have a platform to read instead of just ignoring it all these years... and... well... not reading it (which he has admitted to the Board he has not bothered to do.)
The Party wins because they won't have this issue to shoot themselves in both feet... multiple times... over by badly playing the media game...
And the more "moderate" members of the GOP won't have THIS issue to throw a snit over.
Just think: Boldt can come out swinging FOR the CRC full-throttle! He can continue to ignore Tom Mielke as if he doesn't exist (Like he does now)... and he can openly vote EVERY time on EVERY issue with fellow democrat Steve Stuart... all while claiming Independent status.
What's not to like?
So, Marc, give it some thought. because the Marc Boldt the GOP and the people put into office now is as Republican as my Cavalier Spaniel. Everyone would be better served if he would just end this charade and come out of the political closet, so to speak.