Skip to comments.Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter
Posted on 06/07/2011 5:29:34 PM PDT by ejdrapes
Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter A few weeks ago, I pointed out that a prominent Sarah Palin blogger had turned on Michele Bachmann. On Fox News Sunday this week, Palin pointed out that she, unlike Bachmann, had executive experience (though added that Bachmann had strengths, too). The feud was taken to a new level, however, when Bachmanns new celebrity campaign manager, Ed Rollins referred to Palin as not serious. This was too much for Palin supporter and talk radio host, Tammy Bruce who took to her Twitter feed. Bruce, who also appears in the new film about Palin, The Undefeated, Tweeted: Palinistas, u know my theory Bachmann is a Stalking Horse/patsy for establishment, mission is to divide & distract, dont fall for it Bruce also Tweeted: Im told Rollins, aka Bachmann guy spent entire intv bashing Palin, not discussing where his candidate stands on issues. Weird. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Earlier today, prominent conservative blogger Michele Malkin lamented the feud, Tweeting: I hate to see Bachmann and Palin camps going at each other. Hate it. No good deed goes unpunished. Malkin must have received some push-back from Palin supporters, because she later Tweeted: Pro-Palin friends, why are you picking a fight with ME? Camp is a general term. Quit it w/the they started it crap.
By Matt Lewis
A few weeks ago, I pointed out that a prominent Sarah Palin blogger had turned on Michele Bachmann. On Fox News Sunday this week, Palin pointed out that she, unlike Bachmann, had executive experience (though added that Bachmann had strengths, too). The feud was taken to a new level, however, when Bachmanns new celebrity campaign manager, Ed Rollins referred to Palin as not serious.
This was too much for Palin supporter and talk radio host, Tammy Bruce who took to her Twitter feed. Bruce, who also appears in the new film about Palin, The Undefeated, Tweeted: Palinistas, u know my theory Bachmann is a Stalking Horse/patsy for establishment, mission is to divide & distract, dont fall for it
Bruce also Tweeted: Im told Rollins, aka Bachmann guy spent entire intv bashing Palin, not discussing where his candidate stands on issues. Weird.
It will be interesting to see where this goes.
Earlier today, prominent conservative blogger Michele Malkin lamented the feud, Tweeting: I hate to see Bachmann and Palin camps going at each other. Hate it.
No good deed goes unpunished. Malkin must have received some push-back from Palin supporters, because she later Tweeted: Pro-Palin friends, why are you picking a fight with ME? Camp is a general term. Quit it w/the they started it crap.
I would love to see a Bachmann v Palin 1 on 1 debate.
OReilly had a poll up about Bachmann and Palin...
and it only took him a week to get that poll number. Most polls, he leaves one day.
Ditto on Michelle Malkin’s comment. One thing that was nice when the Tea Party was brewing was we focused on the real opponents. It seems we’ve gone back to the ring-around-the-rosy firing squads. This is the kind of trap that weakens our side before we ever hit the general.
Bachman needs to get rid of Rollins NOW. This will fix it. Tammy was calling out Rollins, so what!
A Palin blogger supporter is not the same as a paid campaign manager hired by Bachmann who had attacked Sarah and the Tea Party before! She sold out to the highest bidder!
Rollins is known in the biz as “Campaign Guy” as a joke. Hiring “Campaign Guy” is usual a kiss of death.
I think she needs to make it absolutely clear what his role is and that he doesn’t go off the reservation or he’s fired. And if I were here I’d keep him off radio and TV.
You need to talk to Ed Rollins and MB's staff about that.
Rollins “Campaign Guy” is cheap and he promises connections.
Who attacked who publicly? MB and her “hired man” not a mere supporter!
What’s a real shame is that Michele Bachmann should have had her hired goon go after the REAL threat to the Conservative movement..Mitt Romney, instead she has him attack Sarah Palin..ridiculous! What the hell has Sarah Palin ever done to hurt Michele Bachmann..she helped raised money for her, supported her, campaigned for her..and this is how she repays her..oh and that poll by BOR is totally lame..last week he had one of those online polls too and surprise surprise, he had the results backwards, it was Sarah Palin who won that poll but BOR switched the results around
Don’t take the cheese, they would both be great choices.
Pray for America
If Bachmann is turning loose Ed Rollins on conservatives, then she will never fully recover what she loses. She better get her man under control, or better yet, fire him.
hmmmmm...I said almost the same thing as Bruce last week on FR. I believe it even more now with the Rollins crap.
Hiring Ed Rollins for her spokesperson was stupid. Bachmann is out and from here on out....... she’s wasting her time and money.
Wow nothing like jumping to conclusions. What evidence do you have that Bachmann turned Ed Rollins loose to attack conservatives? Back it up.
Bachmann hired the spokesman and paid good money for this attack.
She hired the man yesterday, didn't she?
Get your head out of the sand!
I support both Bachmann and Palin. Bachmann to stay in the House and fight the battle there and Palin as president, where she will excel. I have no desire to “attack” either one.
If you do not know about this slimey bassturd and the vicious slanderous things he said against her when she would not put up with his BS. ask people who know.
Do some research, and then maybe suggest to MB that she touch bases with KH on Rollins misogynistic behavior before it is too late to save her reputation.
You can be certain that BOR didn’t leave it open in hopes of driving Palin’s count up.
Our two beautiful ladies are feuding? Oh noes!
Not necessarily. It’s only political junkies who even know who Ed Rollins is or probably even know about this story. The MSM and cable news networks are focused on two things - Anthony Weiner and Barack Obama’s horseshit economy. Most news outlets didn’t even report that Rollins would be working for Bachmann. If Bachmann shuts him up this will be over quickly. For those saying bye bye, Bachmann was most likely never their first choice anyway.
It was one of those “polls” where you can vote as many times as you want to.
You have to run to possibly be president. Why doesn’t Palin announce? Why doesn’t she show up at the New Hampshire debate with the other candidates? Surely she’d wipe the floor with all these inferior candidates, no?
What an absolutely absurd article. This should be in chat.
Bachmann is over if this is true.
She just hired him to start speaking for her and setting her strategy, she is the one that hired him to do this.
Conservatives are about ideas, not personalities folks.
The hack Rollins can go p*ss up a rope, btw. He's part of the reason this party can never seem to get its act together.
Back it up? Joking right. We shouldnt have to. Bachmann hires Rollins. Rollins goes after Palin. What is there to back up????? Its quite simple.
Has Michele Bachmann announced she is running for president?
Rollin’s has to go. Sarah Palin has been nothing but the consumate Gentlelady to Bachmann, showing deference at every opportunity.
She either does the right thing or she’s toast in my book, PERIOD!
She hired the slimy bastard YESTERDAY and he started attacking Palin immediately. You do the math.
Bachmann hired Ed yesterday, and he is out trashing Palin today. Bachmann either needs to pull the guy out immediately, or she is done as a conservative leader. Period. Palin has 30X the following Bachmann, and anyone on our side treating her this way is not on our side. I am a huge fan of Bachmann, but she is about to blow it.
Since we’re asking questions, here are some for you:
Why is Bachmann attacking people who aren’t in the race and NOT attacking threats to conservatism like Mitt Romney who ARE in the race?
Why doesn’t Bachmann grow a spine and attack Palin herself instead of sending hired goons out to squawk on cable news channels?
It’s pretty weak tea to be turning this discussion into one about why Palin is waiting to announce. She doesn’t need to announce on your timetable or anyone else’s.
Rollins needs shown the door. Bachmann needs to say ‘what was I thinking,’ Palin ‘no harm no foul’ and go about taking over the White House and the House. Not bitc# slapping each OTHER!!!
Win the future?
Day one, a series of vile, media like attacks from the Bachmann campaign against Governor Palin, the first major turn into the gutter of the 2012 race, and oddly, it was all focused on the conservative female, not Mitt Romney.
And as long as people are touting Palin as our savior, the only one who can beat Obama I will keep asking when she's going to jump in. I would assume it won't be any time soon because when she does she'll no longer get free media from Fox while being on their payroll. I'm sure all the other candidates would love to get an 'exclusive' on Fox News Sunday while being paid by them at the same time.
Fire Rollins TONIGHT or
tomorrow you are Ms. Romney on this site.
Of course you would. LMAO. Ed Rollins is a paid Bachmann operative but that's irrelevant, right? Where is Bachmann's repudiation of Rollins? Answer: There isn't one and won't be one.
Palin Attack - Not You Too Michele!
I couldn't believe what i was reading. Michele Bachmann’s political consultant said what? All the time you have been saying the Governor is a friend. I thought you both stood for the same things. I am upset, surprised and angered that you have someone on your staff saying these things about Sarah. It's bad enough she gets attacked by the left, the liberals, the democrats and rinos but another constitutional conservative like yourself; well at least your staff? I'm stilled stunned by this.
Mr. Rollins must have been speaking on his own. This is all the left needs, to triple down on their attacks on not only the Governor but you as well. I definitely had you as a candidate who i would have no problem casting my vote for; but not so much now. I hope you clear this up Congresswoman. Having a healthy, spirited debate on the issues between you and Sarah is one thing, but if you indeed gave Mr. Rollins the go ahead to attack her, it makes you no better than those already relentlessly vilifying her.
I always looked at you as a cut above the other conservatives; who would not descend into the abyss of attacks on true fellow conservatives. This just doesn't sound like you or something you would condone. If there is no denouncing of Mr. Rollins attacks from you i have no choice but to believe that you agree with him; and this i cannot believe.
“All who hate me whisper together about me;
they imagine the worst for me.
Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.” Psalm 41:7, 9
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