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Dan Rather Warns Chris Matthews: Bachmann Is For Real
Mediaite ^ | May 22nd, 2011 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 05/22/2011 4:30:46 PM PDT by CharlyFord

Chris Matthews assembled a panel including Dan Rather and Rachel Maddow to discuss whether Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann should enter the presidential race to scoop up Mike Huckabee’s voters in Iowa. Surprisingly, Rather spoke very highly of Bachmann and called her “very articulate” and someone who could be “dynamite” in the race.

Rather also told Matthews that Bachmann has real “break-away potential” and could potentially go all the way:


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KEYWORDS: bachmann; danrather; election; michelebachmann
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Democrat Party Spokesperson, Dan Rather (Biased) got his political activist jaw flapping again. Look out!!!
1 posted on 05/22/2011 4:30:52 PM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: CharlyFord

Media Agenda: Get Bachmann in the race to peel off Palin voters. As transparent as Rather’s wig.


2 posted on 05/22/2011 4:33:06 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: CharlyFord
They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.

Dan Rather

3 posted on 05/22/2011 4:34:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: nhwingut

Rather is so biased he would just say I hope Buchmann runs to peel off Palin voters. So I would say Dan is worried about the Congresswomen.


4 posted on 05/22/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: CharlyFord

If Rather was the newsman he claims to be, why would that require a warning?


5 posted on 05/22/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT by stevem
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To: nhwingut
Since Palin is not running it would not have any effect on her.
6 posted on 05/22/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: nhwingut

A lot of us hope she gets into the race because she’ll be a fine candidate.


7 posted on 05/22/2011 4:39:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

There is much to respect about Bachmann.


8 posted on 05/22/2011 4:40:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CharlyFord
Any time a leftist says something positive about a conservative, they have a motive. I like Michele Bachmann but maybe they just found some dirt on her that no one knows about yet. If that is true, their plan is to get her elected in the primary, than trash in in the general.
9 posted on 05/22/2011 4:42:59 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Linda Frances
...but maybe they just found some dirt on her that no one knows about yet.

Don't forget that this is Rather. Maybe they've invented some dirt on her.
10 posted on 05/22/2011 4:45:52 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: trisham

I want as many conservatives in the race as possible so they can target the RINOs for elimination. Then we can worry about which conservatives are best.

I have a feeling we won’t see a lot of fighting between conservatives. Cain, Palin, Bachmann, etc have been traveling in the same circles for a while now and I’m sure they’ve talked about strategies.


11 posted on 05/22/2011 4:46:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: stevem
If Rather was the newsman he claims to be, why would that require a warning?

Good point.

12 posted on 05/22/2011 4:49:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.htmlI stan)
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To: cripplecreek

We shall see.


13 posted on 05/22/2011 4:50:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CharlyFord
There's only one reason why the Liberotten Mileadia would get behind, or express enthusiasm for, any GOP candidate.

If they hoped that their focus on that person would help keep Sarah Palin from sweeping the nomination.

On the one hand, they may feel that Bachmann could lose to Obama (they know Palin will not).

On the other, even if Bachmann beat O'Bunghole, in a term ot two they could just regroup and start their socialist overthrow all over again. The One World Order would still be "on track."
If Palin wins, scores of corrupt Beltway criminals go to jail; their tactics become public, their associates become paraiah, and the Old Boy Network and its socialist hopes get blown to smithereens...for good.

In short, there is no previously unimaginable length to which they will not go to prevent a Palin presidency.

Including speaking highly of a GOP hopeful. Even Michelle Bachmann.

;-\

14 posted on 05/22/2011 4:52:11 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: CharlyFord
There's only one reason why the Liberotten Misleadia would get behind, or express enthusiasm for, any GOP candidate.

If they hoped that their focus on that person would help keep Sarah Palin from sweeping the nomination.

On the one hand, they may feel that Bachmann could lose to Obama (they know Palin will not).

On the other, even if Bachmann beat O'Bunghole, in a term ot two they could just regroup and start their socialist overthrow all over again. The One World Order would still be "on track."
If Palin wins, scores of corrupt Beltway criminals go to jail; their tactics become public, their associates become paraiah, and the Old Boy Network and its socialist hopes get blown to smithereens...for good.

In short, there is no previously unimaginable length to which they will not go to prevent a Palin presidency.

Including speaking highly of a GOP hopeful. Even Michelle Bachmann.

;-\

15 posted on 05/22/2011 4:52:40 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: cripplecreek
I have a feeling we won’t see a lot of fighting between conservatives
I completely agree.
16 posted on 05/22/2011 4:53:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: org.whodat
Since Palin is not running it would not have any effect on her.
Post after post your 2 cents are the same. She sure is running.


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It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs to call out the liberal left and let them know:

Mr. President, game on!


17 posted on 05/22/2011 4:57:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer

Ping me when you stop dreaming.


18 posted on 05/22/2011 4:59:42 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: CharlyFord

Bachmann / Caine will satisfy most people..
even some democrats.. and anybody that spits when they say Obama..


19 posted on 05/22/2011 5:03:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: org.whodat
Ping me when you have something to backup your repetitive post that Sarah is not running. Got a link? A quote.... anything...
20 posted on 05/22/2011 5:05:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: CharlyFord

Dan is somewhere on the nutty scale’s high end, between squirrel poop and Ron Paul, just above Rev. Camping.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 5:06:13 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: RedMDer

You got an announcement, no, when you have one let me and fox news know, so they can terminate her contract.


22 posted on 05/22/2011 5:08:12 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Keith in Iowa

Rather is looking at Olbernutjobs spot on pmsnbc.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: org.whodat

Weak. Very weak. Do you have a link... anything...


24 posted on 05/22/2011 5:10:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Linda Frances

Probably paid a foster kid a million dollars to say her husband abused him. I wouldn’t put it past them.


25 posted on 05/22/2011 5:10:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: RedMDer

Weak, BS, they were all given a dead line by fox to leave if you are running. She has not left. So there is only one answer.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 5:14:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: nhwingut
Media Agenda: Get Bachmann in the race to peel off Palin voters. As transparent as Rather’s wig.
Absafreakinglutely.

The more divided the conservative vote, the more certain is Romney's nomination.

The Faggot Media is clearly out to nominate Romney for our party. Bachmann fits in with their strategy: divide the conservative vote.

27 posted on 05/22/2011 5:18:56 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Linda Frances
Their dirt on her is that she is conservative. The left makes much of that on social issues.

vaudine

28 posted on 05/22/2011 5:20:27 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Gargantua

You are right, Gargantua. You are very right.


29 posted on 05/22/2011 5:22:04 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: CharlyFord
Dan Rather Warns Chris Matthews: "Bachmann Is For Real [...so somebody start ginning up some incriminating docs, now!]"
30 posted on 05/22/2011 5:22:13 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: hosepipe

I think Dan is calling out Bachman because:

1. She has been the voice for the Tea Party
2. He hopes she can drive a wedge between the
old GOPer’s (good old boys) and the conservatives.

3. OR- he may think he could be the kiss of death
if he heaps any praise on a candidate-

remember... dan,his daughter, and the rest of his family
all contribute,and get paid by the Demon party- he sometimes goes off script- but his main talking points are written by the party of evil.


31 posted on 05/22/2011 5:23:53 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: org.whodat
Weak, BS, they were all given a dead line by fox to leave if you are running. She has not left. So there is only one answer.

Got a link for that? Each has their own contract.
32 posted on 05/22/2011 5:24:08 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: org.whodat
they were all given a dead line by fox to leave if you are running. She has not left. So there is only one answer.
So Fox is now the boss of the United States of America Presidential election process?

What are they going to do if Sarah announces her candidacy tomorrow, or next week, nullify it???

And by the way, it's: deadline.

And it's: bullshit.

33 posted on 05/22/2011 5:29:35 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: hosepipe
Caine/Bachmann and maybe you've got a deal. America needs someone like Reagan who is perceived as "other".

Even though Reagan had been governor of California, a lot of people saw him as a former actor. After the train wreck that was Jimmy Carter, I think that resonated with many people.

At this point, we're experiencing Jimmy Carter 2, Return to Malaise Mountain, and that same outsider vibe may suit voters just fine.

34 posted on 05/22/2011 5:30:03 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: samtheman
Go read the election laws and equal time rules. Dang some of you people make a habit of being uniformed.
35 posted on 05/22/2011 5:42:06 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: CharlyFord
"Surprisingly, Rather spoke very highly of Bachmann and called her “very articulate” "

Dan, she's clean too.

36 posted on 05/22/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RedMDer

It has been posted here several times. Dang try keeping up.


37 posted on 05/22/2011 5:44:41 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: nhwingut; All
Media Agenda: Get Bachmann in the race to peel off Palin voters. As transparent as Rather’s wig.

Please. Is Palin running? Bachmann's been doing the groundwork in Iowa and is on the verge of announcing. Palin? Oh there's some super secret organization legwork being done, right? /s

I'm surprised you didn't try the Daniels assassination tactic: Rather said something good about Bachmann which must mean Bachmann is a tainted RINO.

38 posted on 05/22/2011 5:51:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (If it's Palin, the question becomes does Obama best Reagan's 49 state sweep.)
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To: org.whodat

If she announces she can’t continue on TV. Period.

It’s not retroactive.


39 posted on 05/22/2011 5:52:30 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: org.whodat
It has been posted here several times. Dang try keeping up.
Well then, out on your big boy pants and find it. Otherwise, you got nothing and your repetitive post is meaningless.
40 posted on 05/22/2011 5:52:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Linda Frances
If that is true, their plan is to get her elected in the primary, than trash in in the general.

That's the plan against EVERY Republican from RINO to neocon to paleocon to libertarian conservative.

If there's dirt, one person should know about it: Bachmann. It wasn't by accident that W hired private investigators to look into him before running.

41 posted on 05/22/2011 5:53:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey (If it's Palin, the question becomes does Obama best Reagan's 49 state sweep.)
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To: nhwingut

I didn’t know Rather was a shillin pimp master.

Dang, seein him dressed as the superfly


42 posted on 05/22/2011 6:00:49 PM PDT by ak267
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To: RedMDer
LOL, try inside cable news, FNC’s Huckabee nightmare.
43 posted on 05/22/2011 6:06:36 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: nhwingut; 11th Commandment
Precisely. These ass-chimps are so transparent, it is laughable. They really think that they are the smartest ones in the room at any given time. A telltale sign of stupidity.

8^D

44 posted on 05/22/2011 6:06:38 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: org.whodat

You are full of it!


45 posted on 05/22/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: org.whodat

Put on your big boy pants and find a link. Otherwise, you got nothing and your repetitive post is meaningless.


46 posted on 05/22/2011 6:12:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: org.whodat
Ping you? You're much better off being ignored. If you're not trashing Palin, you're looking for a thread where you can. Trash in, trash out.

;^|

47 posted on 05/22/2011 6:12:19 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: RedMDer
It's better to just ignore swamp trash.

Y'all cain't hep him, he head all rotted up sumpin feerse. Dat fo sho.

8^D

48 posted on 05/22/2011 6:16:11 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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To: RedMDer
Poor little thing, cannot do the link thing from my droid, but the story also says it was the reason, newt was terminated as well. So until the no announcement, I'm correct, ping me when you stop dreaming.
49 posted on 05/22/2011 6:16:15 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: samtheman
When Sarah announces, she'll be on TV more than O'Bunghole. She generates fifty times the viewership of "Barrio Bamma."

;^\

50 posted on 05/22/2011 6:19:39 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" ©2010 by Gargantua)
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