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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.


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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.

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