In what can only be viewed as a desperate attempt to shore up support, Virginia’s handlers have wound up making her look opportunistic and two-faced.
A recent political ad from incumbent Bass includes endorsements from her local conservative friends, like Frank Jager. That’s not surprising, since these are the folks that share her political views. But we were
shocked to see that she didn’t include her close friend and mentor Dave Tyson. After all, isn’t he a well known public figure with years of public service?
Well, that’s where politics comes in. About 2 months ago, the Bass machine conducted a phone survey which
included questions about the general feelings of the voters about certain public figures. Tyson was included, but he apparently didn’t poll very well. However, Jager did (strangely enough). Tyson just couldn’t make the cut.
However, Ryan Sundberg wasn’t disliked by a majority of voters. So, in the same ad as Jager, Sundberg tooted the old Bass horn. But wait….. Bass at the HDCC voted to endorse Ryan’s opponent Sharon Latour!?!
Well, with the Bass machine you’ve got to expect that what she says and does publicly is not what she really believes. Obviously, there was some backroom deal between Bass and Sundberg, but we’ll never know the details.
What we do know is this: You can’t name a local conservative that isn’t supporting Bass; Bass is a DINO, local conservative and friend to all the moneyed interests. Virginia’s handlers have dreams of running her for higher office. So they’re playing the long game while trying to get her re-elected. So, of course, she puts out political ads about her love of trails, while appointing people to the planning commission that dismantled the trail system in the GPU. She is dishonest with her true feelings in her public statements and endorsements, but she is very honest in her right-wing votes and appointments.
Sadly, “hooked on Bass” is a fitting slogan. Just like a fish biting on a shiny lure, we think voters should realize being hooked by Bass is harmful to your health and well being.