web analytics
February 27, 2015 / 8 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Staunch Israel Supporter Rep. Bachmann Calls It Quits

Michele Bachmann has a lot in common with Sarah Palin – attractive, pro-Israel, a Tea Party darling, candidate for president and a target of media mockery. Soon, like Palin, she will be out of office.

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is quitting Congress after four terms.

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is quitting Congress after four terms.

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, a staunch supporter of Israel, announced Wednesday she will not for a fifth term in Congress next year.

Like Alaska’s former Gov, Sarah Palin in 2008, Bachmann was a darling of the Tea Party. After she launched a campaign for the GOP presidential nomination last year, she quickly became a frequent target for media mockery for several statements that were full of historical and factual errors.

Bachmann, who is not Jewish but volunteered on a kibbutz in 1974, delivered speeches as a fundamentalist Christian who has said she “grew up with a love for Israel.” She has asserted that Israel and the United States “share the same exceptional mission – to be a light unto the nations. I was raised in a home full of love for Israel. We learned that our Christian faith is rooted in Judaism.”

She was one of the founders of the Tea Party movement but believed the support from a vocal minority was broader based than it was. After she topped initial polls and then fell to the bottom of the pack in the crowded contest for the nomination, she dropped out of the running.

The campaign is history, but recent federal investigations have targeted her for misusing campaign funds.

She denies any wrongdoing and said the probe has nothing to do with her decision not to run again. In an eight-minute video explaining her decision. Bachmann tried to persuade supporters, if not herself, that she was sure she would win if she were to run again, although Jim Graves, who almost defeated her last year.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

6 Responses to “Staunch Israel Supporter Rep. Bachmann Calls It Quits”

  1. And battered and bruised by the discriminating Dems, while they successfully painted the GOP as ‘anti-women’…

  2. As an American who has had to endure this whack-job and her ‘pray-the-gay-away’ husband for the last half-decade or so, I feel profoundly disappointed that many in Israel seem to feel that her ONE positive stance (held for the WORST possible reason-that your existence will hasten Armageddon) is reason enough to support her.
    She is NOT a ‘good lady’. She’s one of the absolute worst examples of how Religious fundamentalism can go terribly wrong who is alive today. Vicious, bigoted, uneducated, backwards, dishonest, hypocritical, and manipulative in the lowest possible manner…and insane. No, not eccentric. INSANE. As in, ‘needs a medicine regiment in the worst possible manner’ insane.
    Only the most hopelessly partisan person could support this fool.

  3. As an American who has had to endure this whack-job and her ‘pray-the-gay-away’ husband for the last half-decade or so, I feel profoundly disappointed that many in Israel seem to feel that her ONE positive stance (held for the WORST possible reason-that your existence will hasten Armageddon) is reason enough to support her.
    She is NOT a ‘good lady’. She’s one of the absolute worst examples of how Religious fundamentalism can go terribly wrong who is alive today. Vicious, bigoted, uneducated, backwards, dishonest, hypocritical, and manipulative in the lowest possible manner…and insane. No, not eccentric. INSANE. As in, ‘needs a medicine regiment in the worst possible manner’ insane.
    Only the most hopelessly partisan person could support this fool.

  4. Dan Silagi says:

    She has even more in common with Sarah Palin: She's an idiot, a reactionary, and a disgrace to the Republican Party of yore — the party of Reagan, Goldwater — and Lincoln.

  5. Matt McLaughlin says:

    Bachmann and submission to Israel are baggage. As the GOP gets to be more LatinoAmericano & Catholic Israel will become more isolated and the cart blanche for Israel to bomb will dry up.

  6. Sorry Dan I couldn't understand why you were so against her then I saw you were from the University of Chicago, Obama and SDS Terrorist land. Keep drinking the Koolaid and I for one liked Michelle Bachman! By the way your Democrats made life miserable for Lincoln.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
18,000 Iranian Centrifuges
Reducing Iran’s Number of Centrifuges Makes a Bomb More Likely
Latest News Stories
18,000 Iranian Centrifuges

Iran already has enough centrifuges for a nuclear weapon.

Underground tunnel found near the Egyptian border. Archive photo.

Learning lessons from Protective Edge, Israel is building an underground training field, and will train special units in tunnel warfare.

Israel Nature and Parks Authority Director-General Saul Goldstein at the inauguration of the new Israel Bike Trail's southern segment this week.

The unique desert landscape that covers large parts of Israel allow for its positioning as a leading destination for cyclists, with a comfortable climate year-round and spectacular desert scenery.

Said Arikat, al-Quds Washington, D.C. reporter. Jan. 29, 2015

Once again al Quds’ Said Arikat used the State Dept. Briefing room to slander Israel with false “facts.”

“If no one is infallible, how is it possible that Netanyahu in his opposition to a potential Iran deal is wrong and you guys are all right?”

US Intelligence Chief Says ISIS ‘low priority’ for Turkey.

Thousands of ultra orthodox Jews attend the wedding of the granddaughter of the rabbi of the ultra orthodox Jewish Kretchnif dynasty in Kiryat Tsanz, Netanya.

Kerry not only is evading Netanyahu but also is trying to upstage him.

House Speaker John Boehner asserts next week’s speech to Congress by Israeli PM Netanyahu won’t hurt US-Israel relations.

Jordan and Israel signed an historic agreement Thursday to implement the Red Sea-Dead Sea rescue pipeline project.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power will represent the Obama administration at AIPAC next week.

A NYC jury has convicted Al Qaeda’s ‘minister of communications’ on charges connected to the 1998 bombing of a US embassy in East Africa.

Netanyahu to meet with bipartisan congressional leadership before he addresses the joint session of Congress on March 3.

Jihadi John, the British beheader in Daesh-land (Islamic State) has been tentatively identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Brit, born in Kuwait, who grew up in West London and has a degree in computer programming. His former friends who have identified him, and are positive its him.

An Arab tried to stab an IDF soldier at the Gush Etzion junction on Thursday evening.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
18,000 Iranian Centrifuges

Iran already has enough centrifuges for a nuclear weapon.

President Barack Obama.

“If no one is infallible, how is it possible that Netanyahu in his opposition to a potential Iran deal is wrong and you guys are all right?”

US Intelligence Chief Says ISIS ‘low priority’ for Turkey.

Kerry not only is evading Netanyahu but also is trying to upstage him.

The survey also revealed that 52 percent of the respondents have an unfavorable view of the president.

The PA says the New York court decision is “a tragic disservice to the millions of Palestinians who have invested in the democratic process and the rule of law.

No one was injured, and anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed painted on walls.

NYC Councilman Greenfield stood his ground and walked into the consulate with his kippa on his head.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/staunch-israel-supporter-rep-bachmann-calls-it-quits/2013/05/29/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: