Skip to comments.Anyone but Bachmann
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 nights 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 Bachmanns 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.
It is so pervasive and so continuous that it cant 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 Sarahs about to endorse Michele. Bachmanns campaign is radioactively dirty. They are shameless.
(Excerpt) Read more at legalinsurrection.com ...
Bachmann is running. Where is Palin?
Let me know when Palin finally makes up her mind.
“She looked like she had been slapped across the face with a wet rag.”
She always looks like that to me.
JMHO, but I couldn’t resist .
IDIOT! McCain is a hot-headed (fill in the blank); we need the steady hand and cool head of BOB DOLE! ;-')
Other than the Rollin’s quote, the rest is just speculation and anonymous, unnamed comments from supporters of the two women. Bachmann and Palin both said nice things about each other in Iowa. This was all initiated (this story takes the information from another story) by a CNN report that was seeking to tear down an announced republican frontrunner by playing off an unannounced candidate. If Palin announces, you can be sure CNN will go after her the same way.
“She always looks like that [’like she had been slapped across the face with a wet rag’] to me.”
Up until now maybe.
But she just took Tim “Wet Rag” Pawlenty to cleaners.
And, upon opening the Iowa dryer this morning, the party discovered that he has now gone the way of so many unmatched socks. Probably still around somewhere, but not serving any useful function. Then again, after the wear and tear he took in the debates, he just might be lint.
The real question is whether he will popup in support of some other candidate. I can think of a few that like his attacks on Bachmann, but might be timid about associating with such a loser as Tiny Tim.
If he supported Palin, would he be her Rollins?
“You forgot to mention Jew, in your list.”
No, I did not mention Jew because it is not relevant. There are Jews and there are Jews, and then there are yet more Jews. Intellectually and philosophically they are all over the chart - eg Barney Frank, Joseph Lieberman, George Soros, Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Woody Allen, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Bebe Netanyahu to name several very divergent compass points. American lawyers and academicians on the other hand are much more uniform in their mindsets, methodologies and objectives and I do regard them with suspicion. That is not to say that they are all clones, but the exceptions prove the rule.
Jacobson is a hard core conservative, he’s well respected for his bonafides. His blog is a treasure.
I’d recommend you read this and ping the list if you think it’s worthy. I think it’s a great read.
Maybe once in a lifetime will a person experience what we are! When has there ever been such a spontaneous and enthusiastic response by the everyday hard-working people of America to one person. She is not an elitist. She is not arrogant, proud, condescending, typical politician which are a dime a dozen. She is one of us! We are in the midst of a historical event. A political revival! The hard-working everyday people are waking up. Were watching our beloved nation crumble at our feet because of self-centered, self seeking, self loving politicians. Turn your plows into swords, (spiritually speaking) grab your helmet and your shield. Let us rise up and go forth. I hear the sound of a mighty army marching as to war. Sarah Palin will not have to do the typical down and dirty political ploys! This is Destiny! We are at a cross road! America must decide! Choose you today the good or the evil? Righteousness or wickedness? Freedom as our forefathers experienced it, or slavery as socialism and communism would have it. Self-governance or government control? What will it be? Let us rise up in the name of freedom and go forth! Sarah Palin is not the answer, she is simply the instrument that God is using to give us a choice. Choose Well, it may be our last choice!
If I decide to rely on derivative opinions I may look at him more closely.
The Rollins episode caused me to suspend what had been multiple donations to Bachmann, and ended the possibility of any support in the primary. It caused me to regard both her personal integrity and political acumen as less than I had originally thought, as one does not besmirch friends via agents or alienate a significant portion of one’s own political base. To extrapolate from that to a position of “anyone but Bachmann”, even within the context of the announced primary candidates we have - is inane.
I don’t care what this guy’s bona fides are or how large his audience is. His conclusion in this article is jackass stupid.
I had decided the rumors months earlier about her aides spreading smears and nasty comments about Palin were unfounded, but I am now seeing those come up in more and more places, including more recent ones such as this.
I know enough about the good perfessor's bonafides to tell you he would not have printed this if he had not looked hard and seen this was true. He's got a sound critical mind and simply does not print things that he makes up, or hopes are true.
I have no problem with anyone but Bachmann, but have to include Romney along with her. My reasons are multiple, not just the nasty tone that is coming from her campaign workers. And yes, I now believe she is complicit with this stuff.
Classic line. :-)
Gov. Palin is around *somewhere*, I believe, Harley! She is still driving the media, Democrats and her primary competitors insane. As she said, more candidates will be “coming and going” as the long political season progresses. I have no idea who she might be speaking about among the “coming”. Any guesses? LOL Bob
Funny - "hard core conservatives" that I know weren't Giuliani supporters like the good Prof
I can respect that reasoning, and if the assertions are true then I would agree with YOUR conclusion because you have included Romney as a reject.
My problem is this: Show the source. Prove the facts asserted.
Please note that I am not saying he is wrong or the assertions untrue, but an accusation of a consistent pattern of malicious behavior needs to be proven or withdrawn.
I find it very interesting that none of the candidates laid a glove on Milt the other night. It’s almost as if there were others whose spirits dominated their attention in absentia. Bob
I have tons of experience in this world and you actually came across as negative. America isn’t playing that game anymore.
Really? Despite the fact that well over 70% of Jews voted for Obama? American Jews are overwhelming leftists and, as a group, reliably vote democrat and contribute financially even more. Thus your above statement is not credible, IMHO. Statistically speaking, if you are gonna talk about Cornell lawyers as a crowd to be ideologically suspicious of, you might as well admit my suggestion. I'm just helpin ya out, brother.
Really? Despite the fact that well over 70% of Jews voted for Obama? American Jews are overwhelming leftists and, as a group, reliably vote democrat and contribute financially even more. Thus your above statement is not credible, IMHO. Statistically speaking, if you are gonna talk about Cornell lawyers as a crowd to be ideologically suspicious of, you might as well admit my suggestion. I’m just helpin ya out, brother.
No, you are attempting a sly slander, but you are not very competent at it. As I said, I did not know Jacobson, but your link showed him to be a clinic law professor at Cornell. That and his absurd logic were all I had before me.
Do not call me “brother”. My mother had two legs, not four.
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