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  • Why Brexit Signals a Trump Victory

    06/29/2016 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 29, 2016 | Edward J. Rollins
    It turns out our country is headed towards its very own Brexit. Just like the voters in the United Kingdom, Americans are fed up with a status quo that ignores their problems and constantly leaves them falling farther behind. A staggering two out of every three Americans believe America is on the wrong track. Now they’re making their voices heard. Don’t believe me? The facts speak almost as loudly as the millions of Americans who want to make America great again. One of the things that stunned the so-called experts is the huge turnout that led to Brexit. The same...

    05/31/2016 5:42:24 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 17 replies
    teaparty tribune ^ | May 29, 2016 | TPTnewsfeed
    Confusion Over Valid Trump PACS The Fox News’ Bret Baier show on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 was about Donald Trump. In the first ten minutes of the show, Baier played a clip of Ed Rollins saying, “Donald Trump is not going to be a viable candidate.” Rollins statement is at 8.35 in the video. Instead of loving people and using money, people often love money and use people. —Wayne Gerard Trotman O, what a tangled web we weave; When first we practice to deceive! —Sir Walter Scott Now, however, Ed Rollins is alleging, on Fox News and other media, that...
  • Ed Rollins Remerges as Trump Backer, Strategist

    05/04/2016 10:24:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Seasoned Republican operative Ed Rollins is making his debut in Donald Trump's presidential bid. Rollins, who was Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign manager, spoke on a conference call Wednesday with supporters of Great America, a super PAC that backs Trump. Rollins has signed on as a strategist for the group. Rollins says the super PAC aims to help offset what he sees as a huge financial advantage for likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "They're licking their chops," Rollins says of Clinton's team. "They think they're going to win this thing." Great America will likely conduct polls, collect opposition research and run...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 55 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • Fox News Shep Smith and Ed Rollins pan Gingrich's Outstanding Exit Speech

    05/02/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 25 replies
    May 2, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    What I saw on TV today was an Outstanding Exit Speech from Newt Gingrich. He itemized his past successes, goals and big ideas that he will continue to push. Ideas such as US Energy Independence, Personal Social Security Accounts, Brain Science Research, Debt Reduction, Conservative Judges, etc. So what do Shepherd Smith and Ed Rollins talk about after the speech. Shep said Newt was delusional. Rollins said Newt gave one of the worst exit speeches ever. They did not comment on the specifics of any of the exciting ideas that Newt wants to continue to push. I am convinced the...
  • Rollins pimping for Romney with Shep

    03/13/2012 4:37:07 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 20 replies
    Fox News | today | vanity
    Ed Rollins is actually trying to say that Romney is being outspent by "Super PACs with unlimited money". GOD, I hate that guy!
  • Ed Rollins, Jeffrey Lord and others rise to Newt’s defense (video)

    01/27/2012 3:21:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/27/12 | Tina Korbe
    As I reported yesterday, at least a few former Reagan administration officials say that, in his campaign comments, Newt Gingrich has rewritten the history of his relationship with Ronald Reagan. Today, a number of counterbalancing voices say those officials — and not Gingrich – are the ones who are shading the facts. On Fox News, for example, Ed Rollins, Ronald Reagan’s national campaign manager, described Gingrich as one of “the most important players and most loyal to Ronald Reagan”:
  • The Case for the Lady with the Titanium Spine (Michele Bachmann)

    12/31/2011 7:32:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2011 | Chidke Okeem
    When Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States, she skyrocketed to the top of the Republican pack as the conservative specially anointed to be the anti-Romney candidate. Since then, other candidates emerged, rose, fell, and dropped out. However, despite all these tumultuous political changes, Michele Bachmann has steadfastly remained as the true consistent conservative -- one who can intellectually take the fight to Obama and represent the right in both rhetoric and record. It is important to note that Bachmann has a life story with which Americans can identify. Unlike the pampered patrician Mitt Romney,...
  • Rollins Has More Tough Words for Bachmann

    09/19/2011 8:04:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 09/19/11 | Michael Shear
    Ed Rollins is at it again. Mr. Rollins, the former campaign manager for Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, has questioned her ability to extend her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination beyond Iowa, the first state in the nation to hold a nominating contest. In an interview on MSNBC, Mr. Rollins told Andrea Mitchell that Mrs. Bachmann does not have the money or resources to compete with her better-financed rivals, like Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. “Right now, she’s competing hard in Iowa,” Mr. Rollins said. But, he added, “she doesn’t have the ability or resources to go beyond that,...
  • Time to Fire Up the Ed Rollins Strategy

    09/14/2011 9:24:33 AM PDT · by wmfights · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | September 14, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    It is time for the Democrats to fire up the Ed Rollins strategy. Back in 1990, Ed Rollins, who earlier this year had served as Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager, ran the National Republican Congressional Committee. This was “read my lips” time and the country really felt betrayed by President George H. W. Bush. Rollins took a gamble. He wrote a memo to GOP candidates in which he dared put in writing the famous sentence, “Do not hesitate to distance yourself from the President.” He’d already gone to war with Bush over reading a lie on Bush’s lips in the budget...
  • Is Michele Bachmann finished in the GOP race?

    09/08/2011 7:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/08/2011 | Brian Montopoli
    For a while there, Rep. Michele Bachmann seemed to be all anyone could talk about in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Telegenic, controversial and aligned with fiscal and social conservatives, she soaked up media coverage and seemed to be emerging as the GOP base's preferred alternative to Mitt Romney - particularly since Mike Huckabee decided to forgo the race and Sarah Palin continued waffling about whether she would jump in. Then came August 13. It was, in once sense, a triumphant day for Bachmann: She won the (albeit overhyped) Iowa straw poll, generating headlines about how she was...
  • Rollins steps down in Bachmann campaign shake-up

    09/05/2011 9:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2011 | Ashley Killough
    Michele Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins is stepping into an advisory role and deputy manager David Polyansky is leaving the campaign, Rollins said Monday. Rollins, who’s 68 and had a stroke a year and a half ago, cited health reasons for his decision. "I just don't have the endurance to go 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week anymore," Rollins told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday. (VIDEO AT LINK) Rollins said he still has great affection for Bachmann and pledged to give her counsel moving forward. "At the end of the day, I'm not going away," Rollins...
  • Bachmann campaign chief, deputy leave top roles

    09/05/2011 8:06:49 PM PDT · by quantim · 127 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 5, 10:55 PM EDT | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann lost her campaign chief Monday, along with his close deputy, in a campaign shake-up that the Minnesota congresswoman's aides sought to downplay. Citing health reasons, veteran GOP strategist Ed Rollins stepped down as campaign manager. Bachmann said one of her strategists would take over on an interim basis as Rollins moves to a senior adviser role. "In less than 50 days and with fewer resources than other campaigns, Ed was the architect that led our campaign to a historic victory in Iowa," Bachmann said in a statement released late Monday, pointing...
  • Anyone but Bachmann

    08/14/2011 7:54:53 AM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 14, 2011 | William Jacobson
    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,”...
  • Bachmann for President Announces Senior Members of Campaign Team

    07/15/2011 2:29:04 AM PDT · by bobk333 · 44 replies ^ | July 14, 2011
    Key members of the Bachmann for President campaign include: Ed Rollins – Campaign Manager - Ed is a veteran campaign consultant and advisor who has worked on several high-profile political campaigns. He served as White House Political Director under President Ronald Reagan, National Campaign Director for Reagan-Bush in 1983-1984, Campaign Chairman for Jack Kemp for President in 1988, Campaign Chairman for Ross Perot in 1992, and was the first non-member of Congress to serve as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. In December 2007, he was named the National Campaign Chairman for the Mike Huckabee presidential campaign. .
  • Bachmann says never 'a cross word' with Palin

    06/27/2011 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 95 replies
    Polutico ^ | Monday June 27, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    CBN's David Brody interview Michele Bachmann in Iowa tonight, where she insists she 'likes' Sarah Palin and downplays reports, including by POLITICO, about jockeying between the two women: Brody: “Set the record straight with us on your relationship with Sarah Palin because the media wants to pit you, if not pit you against Sarah Palin they certainly want to compare you two. And I’m wondering how you see it specifically as it relates to Governor Palin.”Bachmann: “I like her a lot. We’re friends. I have great admiration for her, great respect for her, and we’ve never had a cross word...

    06/26/2011 2:33:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Cypress Times ^ | June 26, 2011 | John G. Winder,
    WASHINGTON, DC – A new Iowa poll, which shows the most recent leanings of likely Republican voters in the first-in-the-nation caucus state, has Michele Bachmann in a statistical dead heat with Mitt Romney. This morning Bachmann appeared on Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday and was asked “Are you a flake?” Was Wallace simply being a tough journalist, or is Fox News’ bias in favor of Mitt Romney showing? Would Wallace ask Romney, "Are you a socialist?" in reference to Romneycare. ....Romney is well known to voters because of his 2008 presidential run. Given that he has a higher national name...
  • Michele Bachmann denies benefiting from government aid

    06/26/2011 11:48:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 232 replies ^ | June 26, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    ...Bachmann and her staff declined to talk to about the government assistance for the L.A. Times article. But asked about the issue on "Fox News Sunday," she insisted that she and her husband had not benefited at the expense of federal and state taxpayers. "First of all," she said, "the money that went to the clinic was actually training money for employees. The clinic did not get the money. And my husband and I did not get the money either. That's mental health training money that went to employees." As for the farm, she said it belonged to her father-in-law....
  • Bachmann: Republican voters 'very satisfied' with presidential candidates

    06/17/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT · by Al B. · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates. Following Monday's debate in New Hampshire, Bachmann said voters were happier with their options. "I think people, especially after the debate on Monday night, were very satisfied with what they saw with the candidates," she said on Fox News. [...] She passed, though, both at the debate and on Fox, at leveling tough criticism at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) state healthcare law. [...] Rather, Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama...