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Can any Republican presidential candidate withstand being Palinized?
Legal Insurrection ^ | Professor William A. Jacobson

Posted on 06/25/2011 9:18:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Not a fan of Ed Rollins, but you know that. I guess this qualifies as Part 3 of the “Hey Ed Rollins, you deal with it” series.

More than not being a fan of Ed Rollins, I keep questioning why Michele Bachmann started her campaign by having Rollins attack Sarah Palin in very demeaning terms, and if it was not planned, why Bachmann did not fire Rollins on the spot.

That question becomes important because as Bachmann rises in the polls and spotlight, the process of Palinizing her by the left-blogosphere and mainstream media also is rising. The disgusting Rolling Stone article about Bachmann is tame compared to what is to follow.

Scott Johnson at Power Line Blog, linking to a cover article at The Weekly Standard about Bachmann, makes a point I have been asking here for years every time an establishment Republican or Republican know-it-all lashes out at Palin; can anyone withstand the Palin-treatment:

Reading Continetti’s article, I wonder if anyone can withstand the treatment that Michele will elicit from the media if she emerges as a serious player in the nomination process. If anyone can, Michele might. But can anyone?

The answer is maybe, but only if we are united in defending that person.

Republicans did not uniformly defend Palin when she falsely was accused of complicity in the Arizona shooting, and establishment types like David Frum piled on Palin. We see that process of piling on almost daily among Republicans, and Rollins was just the latest and most high profile example.

Bachmann, by keeping Rollins on staff, has signaled that she is not ready for the type of unity needed to defend all Republican candidates against Palinization. Ironically, Bachmann is the candidate who needs that unity the most.

Update: If you think I am against Bachmann, you would be very wrong. In fact, I have been a consistent supporter and defender of her almost since the beginnning of this blog, including these posts:

•March 24, 2009, Phony Outrage Over “Armed and Dangerous” •March 24, 2009, Yet Another Cheap Attack On Michele Bachmann •September 26, 2009, Ghouls Preparing To Dance On Bill Sparkman’s Grave •November 1, 2009, Adirondack Doug Gets The Caribou Barbi Treatment •May 18, 2011, So Tell Me About Michele Bachmann

It is precisely because I think Bachmann has so much to offer that I am at a loss to understand her hiring of Rollins and weak response to his attack on Palin.


TOPICS: Minnesota; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: bachmann; default; edrollins; feminism; freepress4palin; oil; palin; rinos; teachers
One individual already has.
1 posted on 06/25/2011 9:19:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do not think that most people could endure the mistreatment that the media has committed against her.


2 posted on 06/25/2011 9:25:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Al B.; Lakeshark; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; ...
I think, MB is running for vice-president. Too bad for her that she and Ed Rollins burned her friendship with Sarah Palin and her supporters.



Positively Palin

HER PING LIST

3 posted on 06/25/2011 9:30:35 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. I think she is the only one who could withstand it.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 9:31:38 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“One individual already has.”

That’s right. Palinization can only be defined as having all the media’s guns fired on you repeatedly, and you still come stronger than before.

It’s hard believe anyone but Palin could accomplish it. At this point, it seems that Bachmann has received more support than criticism from the leftist media. And this is easy to figure out—it’s that they want Bachmann to rise so that she will take primary votes away from Palin.

The Marxists do not fear Bachmann. But they wet their pants at the mention of Palin’s name.


5 posted on 06/25/2011 9:39:17 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Pray for Israel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The answer is maybe, but only if we are united in defending that person.”

I will not defend Whatshername-Rollins, period.


6 posted on 06/25/2011 9:42:05 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Gator113

Neither shall I !


7 posted on 06/25/2011 9:43:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: onyx

Thanks for ping onyx. All the candidates (’cept Newt) seem to be doing ok in spite of the media. Lots of political noise right now ... drowns out the actual story.


8 posted on 06/25/2011 9:46:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The real question should be:

Can any democrat at any level withstand being Obamasized.

The November elections last fall suggest, no.


9 posted on 06/25/2011 9:47:10 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is already more political wisdom on this thread than the MSM pundits dream about.

Sarah is feared precisely because she is not one of the Beltway inner circle.

She is not going to play ball with either the Dems or the GOP.

She is going to do what is right for America.

And that is why the Beltway crowd is so afraid of her. She will go Alaska on them like she did in Juneau.

The gravy train is over.


10 posted on 06/25/2011 9:49:58 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: onyx

I agree with you Onyx - I too think MB is running for VP and you are also right in that she and Ed Rollins made a big mistake.

The people that support Sarah Palin do not appreciate seeing her treated less than well by someone she helped out.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 9:53:45 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx
I think, MB is running for vice-president. Too bad for her that she and Ed Rollins burned her friendship with Sarah Palin and her supporters.

Ooooooooooooh... the charter rodents of the PDS Pantsload Patrol is gonna be snapping and biting at your ankles like so many methamphetamined chihuahuas for that, you know... ;)


12 posted on 06/25/2011 10:13:26 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: exit82
"The gravy train is over."

That is why the GOP and the Democrats will do whatever they can, via their media arm and all other devices at their disposal, to stop Palin.

She would be in a position to know everything dirty in DC...and we're all certain it's the dirty capital of the world...and she would prosecute. Where she could not prosecute she would loudly and publicly chastise...essentially running many folks out of town on a rail.

Whatever justice she would be able to mete, certainly the Gravy Train will have come to an end and the pigs will no longer be feeding at the trough.

13 posted on 06/25/2011 10:13:28 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what’s that saying. you shall reap what you have sown......

the gop establishment in their zeal to destory Palin since they couldn’t control her and since she was seen as a threat to mitt and the status quo set new rules and new guidlines. And by doing so they sowed the seeds of their own destruction. hummpty dummpty fell over and their isn’t anyone to put the party back together again. the reaction of the establishment of a Palin run will destermin if the party limps along for another couple years while palin tries to reform and restore it as the party of reagan or if it breaks for all time and something new grows from it’s ashes.

I think the big government liberals and big government gop would be happy in the same party and the Reagan republicans and reagan dems will form a second party.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 10:38:44 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: jospehm20
Yep. I think she is the only one who could withstand it.

Palin can.
But can her candidacy and chances of election withstand it?
Can any Republican's candidacy and chances of election withstand being treated like Palin has?

Does the media thus pick our Presidents without elections?

Given what has happened to Palin, any candidate which the media shows in a good light, any candidate which the media supports, is automatically suspect. Bachmann is thus suspect.

15 posted on 06/25/2011 11:34:08 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: onyx

Kind of presumptive of you to suggest you know what Palin thinks and feels about Bachmann or having Rollins on the payroll.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 11:34:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Attacking Bachmann is the new pastime for Palinistas waiting on Sarah to make up her mind.)
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To: Aroostook25

I don’t know about being suspect but I do think if she starts doing well they will throw the whole package at her that they threw at Palin.


17 posted on 06/25/2011 11:45:54 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: unseen1

That sums it up very nicely, and I totally agree.


18 posted on 06/26/2011 1:01:18 AM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: jospehm20

The media may support Bachmann because they want her to get the nomination and THAT because they believe they can defeat her in the general election.


19 posted on 06/26/2011 1:08:09 AM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: leapfrog0202

Hi leap!!!!

YOU’RE BACK FROM YOUR WONDERFUL TRIP TO ALASKA! I can’t wait to hear all about it and see some of your photos!


20 posted on 06/26/2011 2:30:52 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOLOLOL. Your graphics are doing a real job on the PDSers.
Keep up the excellent work!


21 posted on 06/26/2011 2:32:00 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: newzjunkey

It’s a no brainer for almost everyone but predictable pathetic you.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 2:33:58 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah has and is the only one to have ever had to withstand the slime and acid attacks of the communist left


23 posted on 06/26/2011 3:20:44 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember the RINO Troica that is loved by the MSM, Tokyo Rove, Charles Sour Krauthammer and Dana Perugio. Their efforts on behalf of the DEMOCRAPS in the last election in Delaware shows hat they would rather have a DEMOCRAP elected than the Conservative Republican Primary Winner!

And there there are other RINOs trying to join and expand the Troica (the Bushes, et al).
24 posted on 06/26/2011 3:32:49 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: The Wizard
What really hacks the PDS media mobs off is that in spite of everything they have dumped on Sarah she just keeps smiling and moving forward. 99% of anyone else subjected to the same treatment would be cowering under the bed.
25 posted on 06/26/2011 4:43:47 AM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media knows this and that’s why they don’t even want her to enter. They have nothing and are relying on myth to keep her down. She is not held back by McCain this time around and would be free on her own to fight back and campaign the way she sees fit. 0bama would surely be in for it. It’s gotten to the point where it is backfiring with the emails and now they are sitting ducks waiting for Palin to come in and destroy them.


26 posted on 06/26/2011 5:32:44 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As others have said, there is no need for them to Palinize any other candidate because her election as president is the only thing that strikes fear into ALL the DC crooks.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 5:35:32 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is precisely because I think Bachmann has so much to offer that I am at a loss to understand her hiring of Rollins and weak response to his attack on Palin.

I can't support Bachmann while Rollins is there. He represents a major threat to either her campaign or the interests of all conservatives. He's a trojan horse, and whether his presence speaks of ill to her campaign down the road or a reflection of Bachmann's true nature I'm not able to say.

I'm not falling for the "mccain or else" scenario again. It's "else" before I support a RINO again. Sometimes it's best to rebuild from ashes because you can't always salvage what's left.

28 posted on 06/26/2011 5:37:44 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: onyx

BTTT


29 posted on 06/26/2011 5:39:06 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's been completely vetted. The only thing the LSM has left is the 'she's stupid' crap, which pretty much has been dismissed after the emails.

Any other Republican can COUNT on being Palinized. The template is in place. The only one likley to receive less scrutiny is Romney. But he's such an easy target, they'll go after his flip flops to get the base to stay home (not realizing most already loathe Romney).

30 posted on 06/26/2011 5:45:08 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: onyx

Thanks Onyx ~ we had the best time! The guys went fishing and caught a king salmon each, we went panning for gold on a gold mine tour and really enjoyed seeing our 2 grandsons and daughters & sons-in-law!

Hope you’ve been well and keeping out of trouble!


31 posted on 06/26/2011 6:27:20 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin supporters, you are already hard at work!

www.organize4palin.com

if not, go sign up
http://www.organize4palin.com/join/
http://www.organize4palin.com/states/


32 posted on 06/26/2011 7:28:22 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: newzjunkey; onyx
...presumptive...

Does not mean what you think it means. You're groping for "presumptuous," but that does not apply to Onyx.

33 posted on 06/26/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: leapfrog0202
Figured I'd share a few here: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Enjoy and if you've not ever been to AK you definitely should go! I didn't want to come home, but of course there's the winters to deal with which I would not like! Photobucket Photobucket
34 posted on 06/26/2011 11:34:50 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx
BTTT !
Run Sarah!

35 posted on 06/26/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: onyx

Hi Onyx, hope you have been well!

If the chauvinist “old boys club” of the gOP keeps pulling stunts like Chris Wallace did today, nothing will keep me from voting for MB aside from Sarah entering the race.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2740373/posts


36 posted on 06/26/2011 9:31:29 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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