07
Jun
11

grab yourself some popcorn, this should be fun…..

GOPolitico: Michelle Bachmann’s new top consultant, Ed Rollins, began his tenure with scathing criticism of potential Bachmann rival Sarah Palin. “Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and Friends. “She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn’t go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship.”

He suggested that the contrast would favor Bachmann. “Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here, she has been an attorney, she has done important things with family values. She is probably the best communicator [in the GOP field] now that Mike Huckabee’s not in there,” he said.

Rollins has long been skeptical of Palin, but his new role with Bachmann suggests that criticism will become part of her campaign, though she has publicly praised the former Alaska governor.


51 Responses to “grab yourself some popcorn, this should be fun…..”


  1. 1 tally
    June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    WTFRAK???? Bachmann was an ATTORNEY??? How is that possible? How did she even get a law degree, much less pass the BAR???

    /mind boggled

    • June 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Hmm…. just had a look at Wikipedia:

      She received her J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University

      Oral Roberts University, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the United States, is an interdenominational, Charismatic Christian, comprehensive university … Founded in 1963, the university is named for its late founder, evangelist Oral Roberts, and is the largest Charismatic Christian university in the world.

      ORU has been criticized for endorsing unorthodox doctrines of faith. Critics cite Oral Roberts’ connection with Word of Faith doctrine and how this has been used for self promotion and justification of economic materialism. Oral Roberts helped pioneer the concept of “Seed Faith,” which associated acts of God with the results of an individual’s previous investment into God’s will, like a plant growing from the investment of a seed. Critics claim this is equivalent to believing miracles can be bought and makes God into a manipulable party.

      In February 1997, on the twenty-eighth day of Ramadan, several students from Oral Roberts University reportedly disrupted services at a mosque in the city of Tulsa near the University of Tulsa. Mujeeb Cheema, the chairman of the Islamic Society of Tulsa at that time, told The New York Times that “Some 20 Oral Roberts students put their hands on the exterior doors and walls of the mosque and prayed for the conversion of the Muslims.”

      Citing alleged discrimination against LBGT students at ORU, in 2006 Soulforce placed the university on its 2006 Equality Ride route and the rally took place on March 20, 2006. University administration refused the activists the right to enter the campus and several were arrested after they entered the campus in spite of the university administration’s decision.

      Soulforce members allege that the university “bans” people who are homosexual, referring to the university’s honor code pledge’s ban on homosexual activity. All students are required to sign and abide by the honor code which places the same restriction on all sexual activity performed outside of “traditional marriage of one man and one woman.”

      😕

      She got an LL.M. degree in tax law from the William & Mary Law School. 😯

      • 3 theo67
        June 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm

        She said her husband told her to study tax law, and she prayed about it, and God agreed. Randi Rhodes featured her and her religious leanings last week.

  2. 4 Luci1119
    June 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Huh! Wonders never cease to amaze me

  3. June 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Reacts to Tim Pawlenty’s Plan to Slash Taxes Paid by Wealthy and Corporations and Explode the Deficit and Debt
    DNC Chair Says Pawlenty’s Failed Fiscal Leadership as Governor of Minnesota Would be Disastrous for Nation as a Whole
    Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to Tim Pawlenty’s plan to slash taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporate America and explode the national debt and deficit:

    “Tim Pawlenty’s plan to extend and expand the Bush tax cuts, deeply slashing taxes paid by the wealthiest Americans and corporate America and sending our deficit soaring even higher, is not an economic plan, it’s a prescription for economic disaster that would fall squarely on the backs of seniors and working families. Mr. Pawlenty would take the Republican policies of the last decade, which exploded our deficit and debt and nearly sank our economy into a second Great Depression, and inject them with steroids.

    “Of course, perhaps no one should be surprised that Mr. Pawlenty, who left the state of Minnesota with a massive budget deficit, is now proposing to explode the deficit at the federal level. Tim Pawlenty left the people of Minnesota with a budget and economic nightmare. When Tim Pawlenty left the Governor’s office middle class families and small business owners were paying higher property tax bills, college students were paying more for tuition, and at the same time funding for special education and services to seniors had been slashed. Even after raising taxes on hardworking Minnesotans and slashing vital services, Mr. Pawlenty left the state saddled with an historic $6.2 billion projected deficit.

    “On budget and fiscal matters Tim Pawlenty failed the people of Minnesota and now he wants to impose such misguided and wrongheaded policies on the rest of us. No thank you.”

    • June 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      DWS needs to start making the roubnds on tv, she is all we got! And she is GREAT! But, Highlander says, there can be only one!~

      • 7 tally
        June 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

        ONE BILLION POINTS TO jovie for HIGHLANDER REFERENCE!!!

        ❤ ❤ ❤

      • 8 tally
        June 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        Yes she does – but one doesn’t just walk into CNN and demand to be put on the air. Otherwise, I’d be a very famous soap actress playing good/evil twins.

        • June 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm

          She can now, she is DNC chair!!!

          • 10 tally
            June 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

            No, she can’t. Regardless of who she is, she can’t demand air time. The Fairness Doctrine is gone.

            The only station owned by anyone on the left, is Al Gore’s CurrentTV. The rest are all wholly owned subsidiaries of RIGHT WING COPRS. Why do you think the left never gets any air time? Why do you think 90% of the Sunday shows are all GOP?

            She can schedule and hold a press conference, and if no one covers it, we’ll never know it happened.

            THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FACT EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND.

      • 12 Aquagranny911
        June 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

        OMG!!! ♥ I loved “The Highlander!”

      • 13 Fred
        June 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        rinse and repeat Jovie and Amen my friend.Amen!

      • 14 COS
        June 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

        I am waiting on her to take Romney down and expose him for what he is.

    • 15 theo67
      June 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Thank heavens for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I hope more Democrats can just study her press releases and get on TV. We’ve got hundreds of these people in Congress – it shouldn’t just come down to President Obama and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Excellent statement!

      • 16 hopefruit2
        June 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

        and the thing with Debbie is that we’ll never have to worry about some ridiculous sexual scandal soaking up all the important news out there.

  4. 17 theo67
    June 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Bachmann outsmarted palin (not hard to do, although the woman is super calculating, if nothing else) and she’s taken over the tea party right from under palin’s nose. I don’t think Bachmann is as stupid as she’s been making herself out to be, and she may be hoping to play the underdog/victim card and then bring out the calculating strategy later. She’s definitely taken over the tea baggers, she’s planning on taking Huckabees people, and she has being a woman on her side, because she’ll appeal to the “soccer mom’s” and the PUMAs, and those who didn’t make an historic vote last time. I wouldn’t underestimate Bachmann – she’s conniving enough to have made it to a presidential campaign, and people won’t see her coming. She’s a dangerous one.

    • June 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Theo,
      tea party is split- with social conservatives loving palin and bachman and fiscal conservatives loving Ron Paul!

    • 19 tally
      June 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      NO NO NO NO NO! I can only speak for myself, but nothing makes me angrier than STUPID WOMEN who set my sex back to the frakkin stone age!!!

      Sex has nothing to do with it. I would no more vote for a stupid woman than I would a stupid man.

      sorry. Bachmann only appeals to fellow idiots, blinded fauxChristians, and horny, IQ-challenged men.

      • 20 theo67
        June 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm

        You speak for me, too, Tally. My point is that there will be those who ant to vote for a woman candidate, and they may be enticed to vote for her. She’s definitely portrayed herself as stupid, but I’m not convinced. She’s dangerous, and her religious affiliation seems to be with some zealots who put their religion above other people’s rights. I’m not happy that sh’e sin the race, and she has a lot of tools that hte media will love to explout and create a false candidate.

        • 21 theo67
          June 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

          Sorry for the spelling mistakes, my screen is coming up funny, and I’m having to type blindly.

        • 22 tally
          June 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

          I totally agree with you on the religio-crazy thing…. they’re all sheep. They are truly dangerous.

      • 23 S. Holland
        June 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm

        Amen tally!!!!!!! You stated it perfectly!

    • 24 Aquagranny911
      June 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      I agree that even stupid people can be very dangerous, maybe more dangerous than smart people. However, when the ‘stupid’ clashes then maybe they both crash and burn.

  5. 25 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Bachmann is stupid and crazy. Should be fun to watch.

  6. 26 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    HERE’S A QUESTION FOR EVERYONE…I RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER THAT STATES THE DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS SCALED BACK ITS INVESTIGATIONS INTO DOMESTIC TERRORISM DUE TO PRESSURE FROM THE RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVES. WE HAVE CURRENTLY 2,000 HATE GROUPS IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT’S A FACT. I HOPE THIS IS NOT THE CASE. THE LAST PLACE WE NEED TO CURTAIL INVESTIGATIONS IS ON OUR HOMEFRONT.

    • 27 theo67
      June 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Did they give specific references of the cases that have been dropped? I find this hard to believe and proabbly need more context.

    • 31 Aquagranny911
      June 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      I got that notice too and I am concerned. I have sought out more specific info on this. Until I get more I will hold back panic. I know that Repubs are trying to cut back money etc to Homeland Security but I really want more info on this. I sent SPLC an email to this effect and will await further communication. Suggest you do the same.

  7. June 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    This is big::::

    (Reuters) – China has settled a green technology trade dispute with the United States by agreeing to stop subsidizing wind power firms that use domestic parts at the expense of imports, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said on Tuesday.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/07/us-china-windpower-idUSTRE7561B920110607

    This is what POTUS has been fighthing for, so we can get that industry in America and making jobs right here! Don’t worry, it is kind of complicated, so it will be ignored by the msm!

  8. 35 P
    June 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Why did it take so long for Republicans to realize Sarah Failin is a dummy? The first time I heard her speak I knew her brain was the size of a neutrino and an IQ level of nought!!! That pic is 😆 Chipsticks looks like Failin bout to get slapped the shit out :lol:!!!

    • 36 Sue in Minnesota
      June 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      Bachmann is more attractive, more articulate, less sexualized, more professionialism, but damn near as consummed by religiosity. Palin is IMO mentally ill, Bachmann I am not as sure of, extreme belief systems fuel them both. I’m fighting for the sane team….Yes.We.CAn.

  9. 37 StR
    June 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Interesting strategy to go right at Palin while all others seem to think they’re better off letting Palin spout off because she’s not going to run and they’ll need her supporters to win the primary and general. But if Bachmann wants to raise her stature in the field and get taken seriously this might do it.

    • 38 theo67
      June 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Bachmann is probably the only one who can take on palin without being called sexist, etc. She’s tiny (so she can even beat palin on the victim stance), and has Congressional experience (as a republican, not as a person who’s done any good), and other than being called crazy, can’t be overwhelmed by the “good looks” of palin. I actually am worried about Bachmann, because the media may get infatuated with her. We need to keep putting out examples of her craziness and her lack of clear plans, etc. The gaffes will only take us so far, so the sooner we start examining her as a real candidate, the better. I don’t want to underestimate her appeal to the media, the easily charmed and the uninformed.

      • 39 tally
        June 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm

        I really think there are more people alarmed than charmed by her “God told me to” stance. That, to me, screams BATSHITCRAZY more than her blatant racism, homophobia, and outright stupidity.

        Bush graduated from Yale & Harvard. It doesn’t make him smart.

      • 40 tally
        June 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        Having said that……… the thing I fear most, is people who would normally vote for Obama (for whatever reason – for him/against ) will think that Obama’s win will be a landslide of Shakespearean proportions, and who stay home thinking it’s inevitable.

        • 41 tally
          June 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

          FRAK – I guess I got too HTML for my own good since it didn’t print everything I wrote…. That should have read: “(for whatever reason – for him/against {insert insane candidate du jour here})…..

          that’ll teach me to use greater/less than signs…… ooops.

        • June 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

          I’m not worried about any complacency. Once his supporters see the disgusting attacks from the right and the willingness of the media to go along, they will pissed off enough to come out and vote.

      • 44 Sue in Minnesota
        June 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        Theo67, Bachmann has little to show for her years of service in the House. She also has demonstratable hypocrisy, and blatant lies. I do agree on the surface she is more marketable than Palin, but Palin is off the charts nuts, and has a cult following as nut jobs as crazy as she is. Maybe they will engage in the cat fight of the century and destroy each other…..I can only hope.

        And as an aside, HAAAAALLLLLL Noooooo to Tim Pawlenty. I don’t think we need to worry about him.

  10. 45 meta
    June 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Ouch:

    MARGARET THATCHER DOESN’T WANT TO MEET WITH SARAH PALIN | Sarah Palin was quoted recently as saying that she hopes to visit England this summer and meet with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In an interview with The Guardian, a Thatcher ally rebuked Palin, saying, “Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/07/238448/margaret-thatcher-doesnt-want-to-meet-with-sarah-palin/

    Heh.

  11. 47 Aquagranny911
    June 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Sorry to be all sexist and snarky but …..Cat fight….Should be fun for days! Palin is stupid but has a low cunning plus lots of greed, a huge pathological need for publicity and adoration. Bachmann is only marginally smarter, has the same low cunning, greed and need for adoration but she has been in the political game a lot longer. This should be interesting especially if they start pulling each others hair.

    I like Choula hot sauce with my popcorn!

  12. 48 zizi
    June 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Bachman is running for the Repug VP candidate position. She thinks shell be able to replicate Huckabee’s 2008 path during the primaries, then wait to be called to pair on the ticket come convention time. After that she thinks she can spew Palin-style venom all the way to November,

  13. 49 anniebella
    June 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    By the time the Republicans finish destroying one another, the people will say we better stick with Barack Obama, If they have any darn sense they will say that.

    • 50 hopefruit2
      June 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      He’s the only adult in the room and that much will be clear come Nov 2012, if nothing else is.

  14. 51 StR
    June 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I think Ed Rollins might be working for somebody higher than Bachmann here and might be plotting a little mutually assured destruction between Palin and Bachmann.


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