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Bill Connor Passed Over For Promotion

FORMER U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE BLAMES HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES By FITSNEWS || We don’t have much occasion to write about Orangeburg, S.C. attorney/ perpetual “neoconservative” (a.k.a. warmongering) political candidate Bill Connor these days … which is just fine by us. After losing bids for lieutenant governor in 2010, SCGOP chairman in 2011…

FORMER U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE BLAMES HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES

By FITSNEWS || We don’t have much occasion to write about Orangeburg, S.C. attorney/ perpetual “neoconservative” (a.k.a. warmongering) political candidate Bill Connor these days … which is just fine by us.

After losing bids for lieutenant governor in 2010, SCGOP chairman in 2011 and U.S. Senate in 2014, Connor is off of our radar.

Well … at least until he takes a break from ranting incessantly on the imminent radical Islamic apocalypse to blame his failed military promotion on his political “haters.”

According to Connor, he was denied a promotion (from the rank of lieutenant colonel to colonel) on the basis of an anonymous complaint dating back to his 2010 campaign.  In fact he vented his displeasure on Facebook in a lengthy (not Mark Sanford lengthy, though) post.

“I debated whether I should take this public, but I believe it is time to bring light to what might be happening to others,” Connor wrote.  “Also, I feel compelled to warn fellow service members what they face in campaigning to serve in public office.”

Connor goes on to describe in detail how his promotion was denied.

Take a look …

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bill connor fb post

(Pic: FB)

Sheesh …

We’ve made our views on Connor abundantly clear.  We don’t like him … and never will.  And while we’re sorry he didn’t get the promotion he coveted (and may have deserved), it’s hard to watch him blame others for the situation in which he now finds himself.

He chose to run for office (three times), and after making those choices – he then chose to carpet bomb the electorate with references to his military service.

That’s nobody’s fault but his … and if he got caught on a technicality, them’s the brakes.

Personally, we don’t see how anyone calling themselves “patriot” could enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces these days.  The American military is not fighting for our freedom, it is occupying foreign countries/ intervening in their conflicts where it has no business (with disastrous results).

If Connor were a true patriot, he wouldn’t be whining about his lost promotion on Facebook … he’d be going Omar Gonzalez on somebody.  Or at the very least telling the Pentagon to “take that promotion and shove it.”

UPDATE: Connor has since removed his Facebook post.

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28 comments

Everybody October 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Everyone knows that Connor is a dick and a fraud.

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Everybody October 7, 2014 at 4:36 pm

A bit rotund, too. Maybe he was passed over for the promotion because he’s overworked his mess kit. Talk about “ready to feed”…

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Philip Branton October 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

LOL……

“We’ve made our views on Connor abundantly clear. We don’t like him … and never will…..!!! ”

We highly wager that if a bunch if ISIS “radicals” were to hop off a container ship and march their way to a Lexington “mobile home” that Mr. Folks was hunkered in ……that Mrs Folks would be screaming for Wil to pick up his cell phone and “LIKE” Bill Connor on Facebook so the Big Boots could come save some lives…!!!

LOL………Mr. Folks…NOT….liking Bill “Bull” Connor..? Bet he likes spending the “ad” loot he scalps from every article about Bill Connor…!!!

These type of articles are really what hurt the Fitsnews “creed”….

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Not Sayin' Just Sayin' October 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

Ok, so I never understand a word that Philip Branton writes.

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RogueElephant October 8, 2014 at 9:48 am

“Fitsnews creed” —You mean there really is a creed among Liberaltarrians ? I though you had to stand for something to have a creed.

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euwe max October 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

naked greed is a stand of sorts.

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Philip Branton October 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Ya know what Mr. Folks……..we highly wager that if you would spring for some FITSNEWS bumper stickers that Bill Connor would stop and help anyone change a flat that had a sticker on their bumper…!! Think about that “selfie”….

…..I would be more than happy to help YOU change your tire if you were on the side of the road…!!

Boomerang 101

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Guest October 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I thought adultery was a crime under the UCMJ?

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euwe max October 8, 2014 at 10:03 am

adulterous acts must be prejudicial to good order and discipline or are of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces:

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CNSYD October 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

“Personally, we don’t see how anyone
calling themselves “patriot” could enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces these
days. The American military is not fighting for our freedom, it is
occupying foreign countries/ intervening in their conflicts where it has
no business (with disastrous results).”

As I write this, unseen ballistic missile US submarines are on station 24/7/365 to protect Sic Willie and his family. Yet Sic Willie does not call this a “patriotic” duty. They occupy no foreign countries. They are not intervening in conflicts. They are there to ensure that cataclysmic conflicts do not occur. “Disastrous results” ? Speak much Russian Sic Willie? Why is that?

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Mike at the Beach October 8, 2014 at 12:50 am

Because just like his hero and military / foreign policy mentor and guru (Ravenel) he has NO FUCKING IDEA what he is talking about. There are soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines all over the world, most whom are doing jobs that FITS and their ilk don’t understand (or even know about), the accomplishment of which keeps the world’s oceanic shipping lanes safe for commerce, checks potential aggression (by mere nearby non-invasive presence, BTW) by kooks in Europe, North Korea, etc., and generally protects American interests by helping keep order in an increasingly globally connected world. The anti-military cool-guy shtick is really getting tiresome, but it’s luckily like many of the other fringy opinions forwarded here- it lives down in the 5-7% tin-foil hat range of support so it’s not worthy of some 20-message back-and-forth debate. It’s just stupid and tired.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 8, 2014 at 2:27 am

*Adopts James Earl Jones Voice*

“THE US NAVY: A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD.”

Tangentially related: Geoffrey Holder:RIP

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euwe max October 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

You need background music too.

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euwe max October 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

here are soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines all over the world, most whom are doing jobs that FITS and their ilk don’t understand

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You *want* us on that wall… you *need* us on that wall!

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Agree with CNSYD for once, but October 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

I – gulp – agree with CNSYD, but for the record it’s worth pointing out that part of what makes Connor such a plump fraud is how he wears his military service on his sleeve while in fact several of those who have served with him have opined that he is a major league pussy opportunist who seeks every cushy assignment he can while deployed. Any beat cop in America puts his life at risk more in one day on the job that Conner has in his military career.

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Mike at the Beach October 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

I’m with ya, but that’s not what CNSYD was addressing. You can’t use one fat, self-promotional Nat’l Guard guy to make the leap to a position that makes service in the US armed forces unpatriotic. There are chubby, self promotional bloggers too, but that doesn’t render all blogging invalid. FITS has ZERO understanding of how the existence of our military keeps us (and the world) safer. Only fools think that the world will just take care of itself and provide for global commerce, safe international travel, financial market stability, etc.

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RogueElephant October 9, 2014 at 7:26 am

Mike, “only fools think that the world—–” Fools and liberaltarians — Oops, one in the same, sorry, carry on. LOL

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euwe max October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

Right.. if we kill them over there with our boots, they’ll be so preoccupied with dying, they won’t try to come here.

They’ll be too “scared”

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John October 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Bill’s a douchebag. Posting this on Facebook confirms it.

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Portnoy October 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

It’s
really just cumulative to the existing Mt. Kilimanjaro of evidence.

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M326 October 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I just have such little sympathy for Mr. Conner’s problems. Thank goodness he was not elected to anything!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 8, 2014 at 2:28 am

Wait a minute!!!

Bill Connor serves in the military? TBG never heard that one….

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Smirks October 8, 2014 at 8:16 am

The military isn’t the only place where people get passed over on promotions for seemingly stupid stuff. If you don’t feel that you’re getting the promotions you deserve, work somewhere else.

I’m not saying Connor shouldn’t be upset, I’m saying he should do whatever he feels is necessary and stop whining about it to everyone else.

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Tom October 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

He is a Republican. He does not know how to do anything that does not come with a Government check.

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RogueElephant October 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

Bill is a decent honorable guy that deserved the promotion. Smells like Grahgamnasty revenge to me. How dare a mere mortal question him.

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Peter October 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

Roy, please… put a sock in it. Your hero Bill is no hero at all. And real heroes don’t want credit or the spotlight.

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Guero October 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Bull-shiiiittt, Rouge-boy. Connor is nothing more than a blow-hard REMF. The people he served with are small-town cops, sheriff’s deputies, mechanics, and small businessmen. They predicted when Connor first announced years ago that no one who served with him would stand on a platforn with him. Very prescient. And there’s no doubt he violated his marriage vows. Not just a REMF, but a whining, blubbering excuse of a man.

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RogueElephant October 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

Even if what you say is true, which I doubt , He has done what is necessary to be promoted. Therefore he should have been promoted. To deny him the advance is what I was questioning. How come after 23 years of what has to be acceptable service he suddenly isn’t qualified for something ? The Grahamnasty stink is all over it. I know Bill as an OK guy and will stand by my statement.

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