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Legal Insurrection ^ | August 14, 2011 | William Jacobson

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

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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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I've heard shameless smack come from Palin's supporters as well as supporters of each and every candidate. Unfortunately, that's the nature of politics. This OP is more of the same partisan smack talk and should be regarded as such.
21 posted on 08/14/2011 8:21:58 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Psalm 144

He is giving his OPINION which corresponded with mine when Rollins trashed Sarah. If Sarah doesn’t run, I don’t know if I will support Michelle or even if she will still be in play in the Florida primaries.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 8:22:57 AM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: Tempest
Ohhh secondhand whisper campaign to start a ‘secret war’.
Seriously? Is this the narrative?

That's the way I see it. It's the old, "Let's you and him fight" ploy. Only now it's "her". :)

23 posted on 08/14/2011 8:23:15 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
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.

Patience Grasshopper. :)

24 posted on 08/14/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: calcowgirl

Typical whispering campaigns. “Didja hear what so-and-so said? You didn’t hear this from meeeee, but psss-psss-psss-psss-psss.” “Oh, no she d’i’nt!” “Oh, yes she did!”


25 posted on 08/14/2011 8:27:25 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: libbylu

So?


26 posted on 08/14/2011 8:28:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

You forgot to mention Jew, in your list.

I’ve read him from the beginning of his blogging days. He is the real deal, as far as I’m concerned, and I’m as skeptical of lawyers as they come. Mr. Jacobson is to the right of Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit). He is a big fan of SP, as odd as that seems for his demographic.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 8:45:58 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

The Globe?

The Star?

Crap?


28 posted on 08/14/2011 8:48:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bkopto

I guess she should have just sung Kumbaya. /s


29 posted on 08/14/2011 8:51:14 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Sounds about right to me , we are talking about Ed Rollins , a sleazy operative. The fact that Bachmann hired him should give everyone pause. He operates like this , Bachmann knew it when she hired him. She sold her soul to hire Rollins because he knows how to win in IA , he just doesn't know how to win much anywhere else.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 8:57:39 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: bkopto

More indecisive Mrs. Palin whine. For a non candidate who has had almost 3 years to change the minds of people, she has spent very little actually doing it. Just talk.

It is always the pity party. Yuck!

She maybe could just grow up and compete with others.

That would be the way to show what you have.


31 posted on 08/14/2011 8:57:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: bkopto

Myself, I’m with the “ Anyone but Obama” crowd


32 posted on 08/14/2011 9:19:10 AM PDT by RaginRak
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To: bkopto

Republicans cannot possibly win by destroying each other. Do not fall for it. The person every Republican has to defeat is Obama, the worst president in history. Keep the objective in mind at all times.


33 posted on 08/14/2011 9:23:11 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The majority of democrats pay no income taxes?)
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To: bkopto

Yep, let’s let the pointy head set nominate Mittens for us. That’ll work.


34 posted on 08/14/2011 9:27:29 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: bkopto
No, instead this is a really bad move by the Palin supporters. Governor Palin would be angry and embarrassed to be associated with these sort of political tactics. Her supporters would be wise to stop using them

As someone who has been involved in GOP Party politics for over 30 years, I have some advice for all the Candidates supporters.

As Pawlenty learned this week, Republican voters are not interested in the least in fighting with their allies. We all know who the real enemies are and don't take kindly to those who do the Dems PR work for them.

Trash talking the other candidate then going to their supporters later asking them to support your candidate is a sure fail strategy. The way to win the Republicans and Conservatives voters is to tell them why YOUR candidate should be chosen.

35 posted on 08/14/2011 9:30:56 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: RED SOUTH; indylindy
As someone who has been involved in GOP politics for 30 years, I have some advice for all the candidates supporter.

Trash talking the other guy only hurts your chosen candidate, you do not build anything by tearing down everyone else.

As Pawlenty learned this week, Republican voters are not interested in the least in fighting with their allies. We all know who the real enemies are and don't take kindly to those who do the Dems PR work for them.

Trash talking the other candidate then going to their supporters later asking them to support your candidate is a sure fail strategy. The way to win the Republicans and Conservatives voters is to tell them why YOUR candidate should be chosen.

36 posted on 08/14/2011 9:35:40 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: bkopto
I saw Bachman when she was asked the question about submitting to her husband. She looked like she had been slapped across the face with a wet rag. I think the question was totally out of line and I wish she had slapped that right back at the person who asked her. She was not there to talk about her relationship with her husband!
37 posted on 08/14/2011 9:37:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: expat1000
No one is asking you to sing Kumbya, we do have some suggestions on how to be effective in GOP politics.

As someone who has been involved in GOP Party politics for over 30 years, I have some advice for all the Candidates supporters.

As Pawlenty learned this week, Republican voters are not interested in the least in fighting with their allies. We all know who the real enemies are and don't take kindly to those who do the Dems PR work for them.

Trash talking the other candidate then going to their supporters later asking them to support your candidate is a sure fail strategy. The way to win the Republicans and Conservatives voters is to tell them why YOUR candidate should be chosen.

38 posted on 08/14/2011 9:39:24 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Psalm 144
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.

Well, tens of thousands of the rest of us have been reading him for well over a year now. He's become one of the most popular conservative bloggers around. Research all you want -- but just reading his blog archives will tell you what you want to know.

39 posted on 08/14/2011 9:57:10 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Inheritance taxes are not taxes; they are expropriation. -- L. Von Mises)
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To: bkopto

Sounds like a bunch of BS to me.


40 posted on 08/14/2011 10:00:51 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bkopto

Bachmann is running. Where is Palin?

Let me know when Palin finally makes up her mind.


41 posted on 08/14/2011 10:02:23 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Ditter

“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 .


42 posted on 08/14/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: Chief901
Why don't we all crush these candidates and get behind John McCain again? /s

IDIOT! McCain is a hot-headed (fill in the blank); we need the steady hand and cool head of BOB DOLE! ;-')

43 posted on 08/14/2011 10:13:07 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: bkopto

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.


44 posted on 08/14/2011 10:22:58 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GlockLady

“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?


45 posted on 08/14/2011 10:30:22 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: bkopto

“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.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 10:47:13 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

Jacobson is a hard core conservative, he’s well respected for his bonafides. His blog is a treasure.


47 posted on 08/14/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; 2ndDivisionVet; Al B.; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads

I’d recommend you read this and ping the list if you think it’s worthy. I think it’s a great read.


48 posted on 08/14/2011 10:50:59 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

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!


49 posted on 08/14/2011 10:58:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Lakeshark

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.


50 posted on 08/14/2011 11:08:11 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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