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Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter
Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 06/07/2011 5:29:34 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter
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 Bachmann’s 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, don’t fall for it”

Bruce also Tweeted: “I’m 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.”


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I have to agree with Michelle Malkin. Can't we all get along? Barack Obama is the enemy, not each other. Ed Rollins should STFU and the same for any pro-Palin bloggers. Sarah and Michele aren't the enemies, Obama is.
1 posted on 06/07/2011 5:29:40 PM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

I would love to see a Bachmann v Palin 1 on 1 debate.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 5:32:41 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: ejdrapes

OReilly had a poll up about Bachmann and Palin...

Bachmann 60%

Palin 40%

and it only took him a week to get that poll number. Most polls, he leaves one day.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: ejdrapes
You don't get it. Michelle Bachmann is paying Ed Rollins to run out on Chris Matthews and talk crap about Palin.

Bachmann is done. Over.

This is her final term.
4 posted on 06/07/2011 5:34:53 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: ejdrapes

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.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 5:35:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ejdrapes

Bachman needs to get rid of Rollins NOW. This will fix it. Tammy was calling out Rollins, so what!


6 posted on 06/07/2011 5:36:04 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: ejdrapes

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!


7 posted on 06/07/2011 5:37:22 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: mnehring
Exactly how does hiring Mike Huckabee's attack man to blast Palin on Chris Matthews help?

Bachmann is not very smart.
8 posted on 06/07/2011 5:37:22 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: GoCards

Rollins is known in the biz as “Campaign Guy” as a joke. Hiring “Campaign Guy” is usual a kiss of death.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 5:37:45 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: GoCards

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.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 5:38:24 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes
Can't we all get along?

You need to talk to Ed Rollins and MB's staff about that.

11 posted on 06/07/2011 5:38:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Rollins “Campaign Guy” is cheap and he promises connections.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 5:38:42 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ejdrapes

Who attacked who publicly? MB and her “hired man” not a mere supporter!


13 posted on 06/07/2011 5:40:01 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: ejdrapes

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


14 posted on 06/07/2011 5:40:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ejdrapes

Don’t take the cheese, they would both be great choices.

Pray for America


15 posted on 06/07/2011 5:40:23 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: ejdrapes

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.


16 posted on 06/07/2011 5:41:02 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: ejdrapes

hmmmmm...I said almost the same thing as Bruce last week on FR. I believe it even more now with the Rollins crap.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 5:41:16 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: ejdrapes

Hiring Ed Rollins for her spokesperson was stupid. Bachmann is out and from here on out....... she’s wasting her time and money.


18 posted on 06/07/2011 5:41:33 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ansel12

Wow nothing like jumping to conclusions. What evidence do you have that Bachmann turned Ed Rollins loose to attack conservatives? Back it up.


19 posted on 06/07/2011 5:43:13 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes

Bachmann hired the spokesman and paid good money for this attack.


20 posted on 06/07/2011 5:45:00 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: ejdrapes
What evidence do you have that Bachmann turned Ed Rollins loose to attack conservatives? Back it up.

She hired the man yesterday, didn't she?

Get your head out of the sand!

21 posted on 06/07/2011 5:46:00 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ejdrapes

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.


22 posted on 06/07/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: ejdrapes
Do you know anything about Ed Rollins and the short lived campaign advisory job he had with Katherine Harris in the U.S. Senate bid?

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.

23 posted on 06/07/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT by samantha (Sarah has our back,and we sure have hers.. America the Beautiful...)
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To: Freddd

You can be certain that BOR didn’t leave it open in hopes of driving Palin’s count up.


24 posted on 06/07/2011 5:46:39 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ejdrapes

Our two beautiful ladies are feuding? Oh noes!


25 posted on 06/07/2011 5:46:43 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Gator113

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.


26 posted on 06/07/2011 5:48:51 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Gator113

It was one of those “polls” where you can vote as many times as you want to.


27 posted on 06/07/2011 5:49:52 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ejdrapes
Both sides will have to agree to disagree.
After all, there can be only one.
28 posted on 06/07/2011 5:50:47 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: upsdriver

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?


29 posted on 06/07/2011 5:51:09 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes

What an absolutely absurd article. This should be in chat.


30 posted on 06/07/2011 5:54:00 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: ejdrapes

Bachmann is over if this is true.


31 posted on 06/07/2011 5:54:48 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ejdrapes

What Jump?

She just hired him to start speaking for her and setting her strategy, she is the one that hired him to do this.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 5:55:50 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: ejdrapes
Here we go with the circular firing squad again.

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.

33 posted on 06/07/2011 5:56:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ejdrapes

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.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 5:57:22 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: ejdrapes
Rollins is poison..........

8:}

35 posted on 06/07/2011 5:58:30 PM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a Novembr II........)
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To: ejdrapes
You have to run to possibly be president. Why doesn’t Palin announce?

Has Michele Bachmann announced she is running for president?

36 posted on 06/07/2011 5:58:34 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: ejdrapes
Since she is so against Sarah, I won't support her in any way. She should be running against the dems.
37 posted on 06/07/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

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!


38 posted on 06/07/2011 6:05:08 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ejdrapes
Wow nothing like jumping to conclusions. What evidence do you have that Bachmann turned Ed Rollins loose to attack conservatives? Back it up.

She hired the slimy bastard YESTERDAY and he started attacking Palin immediately. You do the math.

39 posted on 06/07/2011 6:07:27 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: ejdrapes

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.


40 posted on 06/07/2011 6:08:53 PM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: ejdrapes
Just what America needs--a frickin' cat fight.
41 posted on 06/07/2011 6:09:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ejdrapes
Barack Obama is the enemy, not each other

That goes for all Repub candidates. I know I'll probably have to don the asbestos underwear for this, but if you support a candidate, make a positive case for that person! Stop tearing up the other guy/gal, because I guarantee that guy or gal has a constituency that your candidate will need in his/her coalition should he/she win the nomination. I have my own preferences for the nomination (Palin, Cain, Pawlenty are my top three, if you must ask), but I will vote for the Repub nominee, whoever he or she may be.
42 posted on 06/07/2011 6:11:52 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: ejdrapes

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.


43 posted on 06/07/2011 6:12:17 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: ejdrapes

Just damn.

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?


44 posted on 06/07/2011 6:14:24 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just call me SOME WOMAN with an email account who will crawl over broken glass to elect Sarah Palin)
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To: ejdrapes

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.


45 posted on 06/07/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Where is the evidence Bachmann is attacking conservatives or that she sent out Ed Rollins to attack Palin for her? I think she should part ways with him because I think he'll be more harm than good. But there is no evidence Bachmann is behind this so I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt.

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.

46 posted on 06/07/2011 6:33:14 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes

Ms. Bachmann:

Fire Rollins TONIGHT or
tomorrow you are Ms. Romney on this site.


47 posted on 06/07/2011 6:35:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: ejdrapes
But there is no evidence Bachmann is behind this so I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt.

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.

48 posted on 06/07/2011 6:42:32 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I sent this email to Michele earlier today:

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

49 posted on 06/07/2011 6:43:33 PM PDT by liljune
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To: Diogenesis
Peas in a pod:


50 posted on 06/07/2011 6:44:24 PM PDT by Al B.
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