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Rollins slap at Palin shows Bachmann isnít afraid of a fight (Oh, brother!)
The Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2011 | Jonathan Capehart

Posted on 06/09/2011 12:09:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The squabble between Sarah Palin’s peeps and those of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is quite entertaining. Not that we didn’t see this coming. Months ago, Bachmann bumped Palin as Tea Party queen. But now that Bachmann is this close to jumping into the race for the Republican nomination for president — and Palin is pretending to think about doing same but we all know she won’t — the gloves are coming off in earnest.

Jennifer Rubin raises some good points about the wisdom of Bachmann hiring Ed Rollins. “She’s fresh; he’s not,” Rubin writes. “She’s anti-Beltway; he personifies it. She’s disciplined; and he’s shown he’s not.” And Rubin points out why Rollins’s slam of Palin as “not serious” might not have been the smartest move.

This was dumb on multiple levels including (in no particular order): 1) it took the focus off his boss; 2) it will offend voters who are Bachmann’s natural constituency; and 3) it plays into the sexist “Palin v. Bachmann!” match-up that his boss has tried to downplay.

But here’s why an attack on Palin is a safe and potentially beneficial move on Bachmann’s part.

(CHART AT LINK)

As the Pollster.com graph shows, Palin’s national political standing has been all downhill since her splashy debut in September 2008. The latest Post-ABC News poll, released this week, only adds to Palin’s negative momentum:

(CHART AT LINK)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann4romney; benedictbachmann; childishbachmann; idiotbachmann; michelebachmann; palin; rinobachmann; rinoromney; rollins4romney; romney4soros; romneydirtytrick; romneymanipulation; sarahpalin; stenchofromney; stupidbachmann
These prissy elitists amuse me.
1 posted on 06/09/2011 12:09:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, Michele’s idea of a “fight” is to hire a guy to go on television and spew abject rubbish about someone she doesn’t have the nerve to criticize herself? How courageous! Bob


2 posted on 06/09/2011 12:14:04 PM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann violated the 11th amendment.

She lost my vote unless she makes it to the general.


3 posted on 06/09/2011 12:14:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, the Rollins slap at Palin shows Bachmann isn’t ready for prime time.


4 posted on 06/09/2011 12:14:37 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rollins slap at Palin shows Bachmann isn’t afraid of suiciding her campaign even faster than Newt did


5 posted on 06/09/2011 12:16:23 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny how no one brings up how Rollins said the EXACT same thing about Bachmann back in January

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/06/michele-bachmann-ed-rollins-president-2012

Tammy Bruce tweeted this otherwise I would NEVER EVER go on that filthy mother jones site..so question for Michele Bachmann, why would u hire a guy who just trashed you a few months ago..makes NO sense!


6 posted on 06/09/2011 12:16:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK, two crash and burns, will it be three?


7 posted on 06/09/2011 12:17:09 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: dirtboy

Geez, dont you know Capehart knows the mind of a conservative oh so well/s

Oh and by the way, Bachmans mailbox has been full for 2 days. convenient me thinks. She has no balls


8 posted on 06/09/2011 12:17:33 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It doesn’t cost her anything, I’m thinking Team Romney is paying Ed’s salary.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK

Ping to Establishment circling the wagons to defend Bachmann.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 12:18:18 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

(backstabber poser RINO-Bachmann):
" Mission accomplished, Mitt.
Oh, how I love you, Mitt, and your support of Global Warming.
Now ignore me like Kerry Healy. Or abuse me like Seamus.
Or just send the democrats after me like the Maucks."

11 posted on 06/09/2011 12:20:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jonathan Capehart

12 posted on 06/09/2011 12:20:30 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Capehart has tired of the wiener?
13 posted on 06/09/2011 12:21:40 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: GoCards

If her campaign office’s voice mailbox is full, call her congressional offices:

Phone: (202) 225-2331
Fax: (202) 225-6475

Phone: 651-731-5400
Fax: 651-731-6650

Phone: 320-253-5931
Fax: 320-240-6905


14 posted on 06/09/2011 12:21:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Mrs. Bachmann on a Romney ticket would not be enough to get me to pull the lever for MR.
15 posted on 06/09/2011 12:22:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann IS the caricature that the MSM tries to paint Palin as being.


16 posted on 06/09/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Capehart is the very definition of “prissy” if you get my drift—


17 posted on 06/09/2011 12:24:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trying to stir uo a catfight where there isn’t one? Let the ladies get together. The two of them together could do very well. And the lamestream will wail. Big time.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 12:25:21 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Al B.

Bingo! The Elites are now defending Bachmann, who they revile just because she’s against Palin.....they don’t care for both but are willing to use one against the other in the bigger picture and so either Michele is an open accomplice or a useful idiot!


19 posted on 06/09/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Months ago, Bachmann bumped Palin as Tea Party queen”

Not exactly. MB usurped the title of a post that doesn't exist. She created then declared herself the head of the Tea Party caucus in the House, not quite “QUEEN”.

The Tea Party doesn't have or want a leader. This may actually backfire on Michele. In any case, attacking Palin directly or through surrogates, is a BIG mistake. Run against Obama if you want to have a chance at winning. Running against Palin is a losing strategy.

20 posted on 06/09/2011 12:29:05 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, it’s Capeheart. He’s a socialist. No one with a mind, cares what this person writes.


21 posted on 06/09/2011 12:29:35 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The message sent to Bachmann should be: You're fighting the wrong person (stupid). Palin is not the problem (stupid).
22 posted on 06/09/2011 12:45:27 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rollins attack against Palin means he thinks she’s the only one that can raise his clients profile by attacking.


23 posted on 06/09/2011 12:56:52 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d say the best way to handle the Bachmann problem is to completely ignore it. Just go on with business as though it doesn’t exist.


24 posted on 06/09/2011 1:21:49 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (According to PDSers, anyone who doesn't hate Palin must be a Palin worshipper.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Capehart! A light-in-the-loafers lib puke machine. Don’t these pukes ever give it a rest? What an imbecile!


25 posted on 06/09/2011 1:52:04 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: GoCards
Oh and by the way, Bachmans mailbox has been full for 2 days.

One of the messages is mine!

26 posted on 06/09/2011 1:56:54 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m looking for a candidate who is not afraid to fight the media, the far left fringe, and especially the anti-American communist in our White House.


27 posted on 06/09/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no opinion of Bachman one way or another. I think less of her for having chosen Rollins because I have never thought much of him. He’s simply a “pro” who has worked campaigns for people in the GOP. I don’t know that there’s anything particularly Conservative about him.


28 posted on 06/09/2011 5:01:52 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Bachmann makes me sick!!!


29 posted on 06/09/2011 8:14:04 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT...PALIN/HOLTZ 2012)
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To: eCSMaster

Capehart is a homo fag


30 posted on 06/09/2011 8:16:30 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT...PALIN/HOLTZ 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann = Romney.


31 posted on 06/09/2011 8:17:49 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Bigtigermike

MB is simply white trash at this point


32 posted on 06/09/2011 8:18:03 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT...PALIN/HOLTZ 2012)
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To: Friendofgeorge

When I see her on tv I just cringe.


33 posted on 06/09/2011 8:20:34 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT...PALIN/HOLTZ 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The self-destruction of Michele Bachmann's campaign over the past three days and nights is highly visible and measurable by the change in her Facebook responses and "likes".

I suspect her fundraising figures are showing an equally measurable change, unless somebody with really big dollars promised to make up for the loss.

34 posted on 06/09/2011 8:52:30 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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