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Anyone but Bachmann
Legal Insurrection ^ | August 14, 2011 | William Jacobson

Posted on 08/14/2011 7:54:53 AM PDT by bkopto

Michelle Bachmann and/or her senior staff have decided that the path to short-term success is to insult Palin and to present Bachmann as the only viable alternative to establishment Republicans.

First it was Ed Rollins publicly insulting Palin almost at the very moment Bachmann announced her run; at the time I left open the possibility that Rollins had gone rogue, but Bachmann herself never made it right and Rollins still is the brains behind her campaign.

Next was this report of what is going on in the run up to the Iowa straw poll:

”I like Sarah Palin a lot,” Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said at Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate. “We are very good friends.” …

But a personal relationship between the conservative female leaders has, in fact, been nonexistent for the past 16 months, as aides from Bachmann’s camps have privately — and sometimes publicly — disparaged Palin to an extent that has caused growing exasperation in Palin world. That behind-the-scenes rancor is now boiling over as the former Alaska governor inches closer to a presidential run.

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“It is so pervasive and so continuous that it can’t be rogue people doing it without the understanding and encouragement from the candidate herself,” a Palin supporter in Iowa told RCP. “The entire Bachmann team has gone around the state saying Palin is a lightweight and a quitter and saying that Sarah’s about to endorse Michele. Bachmann’s campaign is radioactively dirty. They are shameless.”

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KEYWORDS: bachmann; morepettycrap; myth; palin; propaganda; rollins; whisperingcampaigns; williamjacobson
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Not a good report for Bachmann and her campaign.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 7:54:57 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

This is pure BS trying to stir the pot again when there’s nothing there.

The Rollins thing has been done ad nauseum. Nobody cares.

What did you expect Bachmann to say in the debate when asked about Palin?


2 posted on 08/14/2011 7:58:42 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: bkopto
Bachmann’s campaign Ed Rollins is radioactively dirty.
3 posted on 08/14/2011 7:59:01 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: bkopto

I have not researched this Jacobson yet, but my instinct is that a Cornell law clinic professor does not harbor the best intentions for any conservatives or their interests.

So, I am going to let this golden apple of discord lay right there on the floor where it was cast, doubtless by “concerned” hands.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 8:01:28 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: bkopto

Some of us to not judge Bachmann’s candidacy based on how well she gets along with Palin. As the old saying goes, “politics aint beanbag”. I expect that elbows will be thrown along the way and pretty much ignore it while trying to focus on the issues being presented.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 8:03:52 AM PDT by rob777
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To: parksstp

There are a handful of people who are obsessed with Rollins but I really think it has very little to do with concern for Palin or Bachmann.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 8:05:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: bkopto
Don't let the MEDIA pick our nominee!

7 posted on 08/14/2011 8:06:30 AM PDT by papasmurf (War is hell, but not the worst hell. Having a PRES__ENT comes close!)
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To: Psalm 144

He is an ardent Palin defender/supporter. Go look at his page.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 8:08:28 AM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: bkopto
These Anti-(fill in a GOP/Tea-Party) candidate threads are getting old........

Why don't we all crush these candidates and get behind John McCain again? /s

9 posted on 08/14/2011 8:09:30 AM PDT by Chief901 (Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend)
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To: bkopto

But millions of Palin supporters — some of whom support her for President, others of whom merely support her because of what she stands for and has gone through — are entitled to take Bachmann’s campaign tactics into account when choosing a “Plan B” should Palin decide not to run. Michelle Bachmann has spit on those supporters at her political peril.

For me, Plan B means anyone but Bachmann. And it is enough to finally get me motivated for the primaries.
Another excerpt from the blog.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 8:10:47 AM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: bkopto

Pure Propaganda...


11 posted on 08/14/2011 8:11:52 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bkopto

whoever wins, wins.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 8:12:07 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: bkopto

Please, what nonsense. Sarah needs to jump in or stop this day to day “will she , won’t she” nonsense. It’s getting annoying and distracting.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 8:13:31 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: bkopto

As I an SP supporter, this stuff is not woth getting worried about at least not on the Internet. Maybe real insiders do have to keep up with it Honestly, if Sarah Palin and her advisors can’t figure away around Michelle Bachmann’s staff, she probably can’t and shouldnt be the President—imagine Hugo Chavez, Harry Reid, pelosi and North Korea as next opponents.

I think Sarah has been around long enough that she will be able to finesse these petty issues and win on policy, integrity, and past experience.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 8:13:57 AM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: bkopto

Ohhh secondhand whisper campaign to start a ‘secret war’.

Seriously? Is this the narrative?


15 posted on 08/14/2011 8:14:44 AM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: libbylu

This is pure bs. Palin is getting very annoying lately. She knows if she is going to run or not, and it’s about time she said so.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 8:15:48 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: libbylu

“He is an ardent Palin defender/supporter. Go look at his page.”

I know he is:

1) a lawyer

2) teaching at Cornell

3) a clinic lawyer

I will take nothing such a person has to say at face value. Not one thing. That is not to say such a person cannot tell the truth without an agenda within an agenda, but any statement or assertion made by such persons should be treated as intellectuals IEDs. When the subject is any political figure, for whom the same doubts should apply, caution should be multiplied, not merely added.


17 posted on 08/14/2011 8:17:34 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: bkopto

The democrats and it seems some republicans are having serious wet dreams of a cat fight between Bachmann and Palin, and another ‘anonymous’ supporter is whispering behind the scenes. Seems like the anonymous supporter may have a questionable agenda of their own. Bah humbug.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 8:17:40 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: GlockThe Vote

[ She knows if she is going to run or not, and it’s about time she said so. ]

She has said so, by not running..
What you want? her to cash in her relevancy chip...
To keep the liberals waiting.. that would be a mistake..
A stupid mistake..

Her waiting keeps some of the pressure off Bachmanns “BACK”..


19 posted on 08/14/2011 8:20:53 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bkopto
...a Palin supporter in Iowa told RCP. “The entire Bachmann team has gone around the state saying Palin is a lightweight and a quitter and saying that Sarah’s about to endorse Michele. Bachmann’s campaign is radioactively dirty. They are shameless.”

With the "entire team" going "all around the state" certainly they should be able to name one person who did this evil deed, or at least name one witness.

Instead, we have the anonymous "Palin supporter" who probably is not a supporter at all.

It all sounds like fiction to me.

20 posted on 08/14/2011 8:21:39 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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