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Rove stumps for Bachmann, Kennedy [2006]
http://www.startribune.com ^ | Updated: July 21, 2006 - 10:57 PM | Eric Black

Posted on 06/16/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT by RED SOUTH

White House political maestro Karl Rove urged money and other forms of support for Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann at a Stillwater fundraiser Friday.The Bachmann fundraiser at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater attracted about 60 supporters, who paid $250 for lunch. Couples who contributed $1,000 to Bachmann could have their pictures taken with Rove. The Bachmann campaign did not immediately release the total amount raised.

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KEYWORDS: bachmann; cultofpalin; hitjob; karlrove; kneejerk; nobodyexceptsarah; oldarticle; palin; romney; romneywhore; rove; sarahpalin; trashingmichele
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To: RED SOUTH

You mean to tell me that the GOP administration that was in office at the time actually supported GOP candidates for Congress?!?!?!?!

OH THE FREAKING HORROR!!!!!

What the hell is happening to this website?


51 posted on 06/16/2011 7:48:32 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: RED SOUTH

Rollins and Rove. My, my. Willingness to give Bachmann a chance is fading in this household.

Whose campaign or potential campaign does Bachmann’s hurt the most, and whose does it help the most? Therein lies the strategy.

It’s a pity.


52 posted on 06/16/2011 7:48:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: acapesket

I was willing to give her the benefit of a doubt, but now? I don’t think so.

If she thinks this is a smart tactical move to cozy up to the Republican Cocktail Party set, while keeping her Tea Party credentials intact, she is going to be very disappointed.


53 posted on 06/16/2011 7:49:10 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: RED SOUTH

Wow, I have never seen a candidate veer this far to the left this quickly.


54 posted on 06/16/2011 7:49:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kristinn; RED SOUTH

Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice if the poster lifted a damn finger to let us know this article is five years old?


55 posted on 06/16/2011 7:49:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Cicero

The more about MB I find out, the less I like.


56 posted on 06/16/2011 7:49:59 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: RegulatorCountry

Who else did the GOP administration that was in office in 2006 support for Congress in that election?!?!?

We need names so that we can burn them at the stake!!!


57 posted on 06/16/2011 7:50:14 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: RED SOUTH
No surprise here.

Bachmann's job is to stop Palin and then be named as VP to Romney.

That's the GOP plan folks.

And there's millions of you that will fall for it...probably thousands on FR.

58 posted on 06/16/2011 7:50:41 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Ronin

This article is from 2006.


59 posted on 06/16/2011 7:50:46 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Outlaw Woman

The further she goes, the less I like what I see/hear.


60 posted on 06/16/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: wolf24

Can you believe it? Rove supported a Republican candidate FIVE YEARS AGO. She’s compromised. Vote Ron Paul!


61 posted on 06/16/2011 7:51:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RED SOUTH

OK, I take it back. Rove’s RINO tendencies were not so obvious in 2006, except to those of us who watched how he handled some of the party races—Schwarzenneger, Chaffee, Crist, Specter.

You really should have pointed out the date from the start.


62 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 1rudeboy

That would diminish the smear job if the article were properly posted.


63 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:12 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

Thanks kristinn, I missed that completely.

I reserve the right to revise and extend my remarks! :-)


64 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: RED SOUTH

You really should have this pulled. It has no bearing on what’s happening now.


65 posted on 06/16/2011 7:53:17 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (I STAND WITH SARAH...)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; All

this is from an OLD article:

# Star Tribune
# Updated: July 21, 2006 - 10:57 PM

...however, it doesn’t make post 22 untrue:

“To paraphrase Dan Akroyd from SNL in the 70’s..”Michelle you ignorant....”

Is there any doubt now what is really taking place here with the MSM and RINOs praising and supporting her. This is all part of the plan to eliminate Palin and split the conservative ticket so that Mittens gets the nomination. Screw Bachmann. “

...i felt the same, for a number of clear specific reasons. including that while Romney and Bachmann are considered VERY different, she hires attack dog Rollins to attack a candidate NOT running, and ignores the “moderate” front-runner Romney ?
...and then, she ignores a DIRECT question about Romneycare in the debate?
(and if it’s because she was doing “11th Commandment”, then how do you explain her hiring Rollings, who had already been attacking?
...can’t have it both ways...)


66 posted on 06/16/2011 7:53:54 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: wolf24

Party hacks have alienated quite a few of us, certainly since 2008 but as far back as 2004 for some, such as myself. That’s what the hell is happening.

Back channel scheming and manipulation has become very unpopular here, and now we’re apparently seeing two of the maestros of such strategery converging upon a putative tea party candidate.

And, she doesn’t seem to mind.


67 posted on 06/16/2011 7:55:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: gov_bean_ counter

This is evidence of some serious back-room dealings. Look for a lot of talk soon about a Romney/Bachmann ticket. That’s what the establishment RINOs want in the northeast.

And that’s definitely NOT what America needs.


68 posted on 06/16/2011 7:56:11 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( I stand with Sarah Palin. )))))
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To: kristinn; RED SOUTH; All
Thanks for the clarification.

The poster has done us a disservice by not showing the date of the article. 2006. The article is from 2006, which makes it totally inappropriate as a source of information on the 2012 race.

69 posted on 06/16/2011 7:56:15 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

The article is from 2006.


70 posted on 06/16/2011 7:57:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Elendur

The point always was , Rove created Bachmann in 06 and owns her. He pointed her to the Tea party as a plant and put her in this race to help Romney. She has a record too , just wait. The media will destroy her and will have so much more to work with than with Palin.


71 posted on 06/16/2011 7:57:37 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Cicero

Someone please remind me of Rove’s “RINO tendencies.” Is he the guy who predicted O’Donnell would lose? How wrong he was! Oh, wait a minute . . . .


72 posted on 06/16/2011 7:58:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RED SOUTH

I can’t believe I missed the 2006 date for this article.

That was a different time, different issues, a different fight and a different Rove than the POS Rove of today.

However, after Rollins, I will never support Bachmann.


73 posted on 06/16/2011 7:58:01 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: RED SOUTH

So who is your preferred candidate?


74 posted on 06/16/2011 7:58:17 PM PDT by Brett11
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To: RED SOUTH
This JUST in, we've landed a man on the moon!
75 posted on 06/16/2011 7:58:42 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: Doofer
Strange I thought the big GOP guns were backing Romney.

Maybe a deal has been made whereby Backhmann will run enough to split the conservative base with Sarah, then accept the VP slot under Romney. Rove may in fact be part of this deal. It's all starting to make sense.

If one looks at the action of the elites and RINOs in the context of their primary mission being keeping Sarah out or defeating her, then it makes sense for Rove to do this for MB.

All the elites are vile and anyone who makes a deal with these Statists need to be shunned.

76 posted on 06/16/2011 7:59:06 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yeah, thanks. I posted my reply before I read all the way through everyone else’s replies. My bad.


77 posted on 06/16/2011 7:59:16 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( I stand with Sarah Palin. )))))
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To: RED SOUTH
Rove is merely the hand-puppet. We know who pulls the strings.


78 posted on 06/16/2011 8:00:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RED SOUTH
I doesn't matter that the article was last updated in 2006. Both Karl Rove and Ed Rollins are skunks.

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79 posted on 06/16/2011 8:00:58 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

No worries. I think a lot of us had a “Winning The Future” moment until we leanred of the date of publication.


80 posted on 06/16/2011 8:01:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RED SOUTH

Money is money.


81 posted on 06/16/2011 8:03:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: RED SOUTH
This is another data point leading to the possibility that she has struck a deal with romney... and if that is true... and the truth will out... but if it is true... she will have sold her soul for power. I truly hope that it is not true... but at this point it seems probable to me.

LLS

82 posted on 06/16/2011 8:04:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: kristinn

LOL. You get the prize kristinn. I was scrolling down to see who would be the first one to notice. Shows how often we fail to notice sources and dates. Fortunately, I caught this one because it didn’t sound right that it mentioned Rove and White House in the same sentence.


83 posted on 06/16/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Gator113
“However, after Rollins, I will never support Bachmann.”

Ed Rollins helped Reagan win 49 states. Now I know, he took a shot at Sarah Palin, but hay, he was right. Governor Palin should have spent the last three years traveling the world and writing a book on foreign policy if she were serious about being the next President. And I say that as someone who likes Sarah Palin but in my book she blew it with how she's wasted her time.

Also, if the disembodied head of Herb Hoover were to somehow gain the Republican nomination in 2012, I'm going to all I can to get it elected President.

84 posted on 06/16/2011 8:07:36 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: jpf

Others from the Reagan Administration (including Mark Levin) would dispute the contention that Rollins played a significant role in that landslide win.


85 posted on 06/16/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: GSP.FAN

” I like her but involving Rove does not impress me.” =====

This is more about Karl marginalizing Palin in favor of building up Bachman, but believing that neither can beat Obama, and thereby propping up Romney over a possible Perry entry (whom he does not dig much more than Palin).

$25.00 will pack a cattle chute so bet on a full house.


86 posted on 06/16/2011 8:14:35 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: 1rudeboy

Well, two points in answer to that.

1. The insider candidate, Mike Castle, was somewhere to the left of Lenin.

2. Rove had every right to suggest better candidates than O’Donnell in the primary, but he abused his access to Fox News to attack her repeatedly AFTER she was nominated. And he lied about her.

How did that help?


87 posted on 06/16/2011 8:14:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: smoothsailing

My apologies, had no idea it was so old.

Ed Rollins...hmmm... not so much.

RedSouth is all over the forum bashing Michelle Bachmann.

Makes you wonder who is up to what.


88 posted on 06/16/2011 8:18:58 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: RED SOUTH

Karl was one of the RINO crowd that said Sarah needed to go back to Alaska and study, now he is raising funds for MB who does not even know where the famous US battles were fought.

So NYTimes, Karl Rove virtually all the msm pollsters and networks are all pushing Bachmann

Hope you Bachmann supporters can sleep at night with the knowledge that Karl Rove and the NYTimes and Rachel Maddow are all supporting your candidate, all of you on the same team!


89 posted on 06/16/2011 8:21:10 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST...NYTimes/MSM wants Bachmann to be the nominee..)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
This is ridiculous!
90 posted on 06/16/2011 8:21:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: jpf; Gator113
Governor Palin should have spent the last three years traveling the world

Let's see, Israel, India, Germany, Hong Kong, Haiti and I believe she'll be going to England. Oh she's been to Ireland and Kuwait too. And I think Iraq. How many other candidates have traveled? And to what countries?

and writing a book on foreign policy

What other Presidential hopeful has done that?

91 posted on 06/16/2011 8:22:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: RED SOUTH

And the point of this post is to smear Bachmann because Rove once helped her out. The Left is right, conservatives are paranoid.


92 posted on 06/16/2011 8:22:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Well, Reagan knew Rollins for a long time by 84’ and selected him as his national director so...
93 posted on 06/16/2011 8:24:00 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: DEADROCK

It was in 2006, when she was running for Congress.


94 posted on 06/16/2011 8:24:36 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: popdonnelly

I believe that within the last couple of months Mr. Rove has publicly stated he likes Mrs Bachmann and still stays in contact with her.


95 posted on 06/16/2011 8:25:38 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Friendofgeorge

OK so it`s a old post, but I suspect Karl as one of the Rep establishment is actually rooting for MB to be a spoiler.

Regardless, NY Times,MSM are all pushing Bachmann, am sure Karl would be happy with this, he wants Palin out as well.


96 posted on 06/16/2011 8:26:16 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST...NYTimes/MSM wants Bachmann to be the nominee..)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I still don’t know for sure what makes Bachmann so conservative other than being attacked by the MSM.
That doesn’t automatically make one a conservative.

On the other hand, Sarah Palin took on the RINO Murkowski clan directly in Alaska. She’s fought the political insiders and “gone rogue” from their handling in the 2008 campaign.


97 posted on 06/16/2011 8:26:52 PM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: wolf24

Conservatives would be much more effective if they learned to read.


98 posted on 06/16/2011 8:27:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: jpf

I have read a back story to that that had James Baker heavily involved with that selection.


99 posted on 06/16/2011 8:27:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: acapesket

” Buh Bye Michelle! Don’t let Alaskan door hit you on your way out! “ ===========

Bachman, as opposed to Palin, is a now declared, serious candidate running a race, quite capable of attracting the votes needed for a win that Sarah can’t get—that would be moderates and Independents. Sarah seems comfortable as the talker in the attic.


100 posted on 06/16/2011 8:28:41 PM PDT by RitaOK
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