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Michele Bachmann claims to be Jewish in the style of Christian Zionism

Michele Bachmann claims to be Jewish in the style of Christian Zionism

Rumors are flying on the Internet once again as Michele Bachmann cozies up to Jewish donors who think she's Jewish due to her last name.  She has not helped the situation as she has been claiming to be Jewish in a Christian Zionist kind of way. While critics have stated baldly that Bachmann is a dominionist, a sect that has set a goal of conquering the "7 mountains" of secularism:  arts and entertainment, business, education, family, government, media and religion, Bachmann herself remains an religious enigma.   After stopping going to the Lutheran church she had attended at her pastor's request after not going for two years anyway, it's anyone's guess what religion she is.  Commentary Magazine reports on the latest rumors which Bachmann herself has forwarded:

But it’s more surprising to hear this about Bachmann, whose liberal critics have insisted is attempting to create a Christian theocracy here in the U.S. Josh Margolin reports: “Some Jewish donors are telling fund-raisers for Romney, a Mormon, that while they like him, they’d rather open their wallets for the ‘Jewish candidate,’ who they don’t realize is actually a Lutheran, The Post has learned.” The confusion seems to stem from the combination of Bachmann’s last name and the following part of her speech to last year’s AIPAC conference:

In a speech to [AIPAC] last year, Bachmann recalled being guarded by soldiers while working on the kibbutz….

She went on to say, “I am a Christian, but I consider my heritage Jewish, because it is the foundation, the roots of my faith as a Christian.” [Bachmann is here claiming to be Jewish in a Christian Zionist manner. ]

Bachmann also told an AIPAC gathering earlier this year that she and her family make sure each year to attend at least one Jewish-themed play or movie.

In an article in the New York Post entitled "Jewish" Bachmann is costing Romney,"  Mitt Romney has found himself facing fund raising issues because donors mistakenly believe Bachmann is Jewish.

Funny, she doesn't look Jewish.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a new challenge: He's having trouble raising money from some Jewish donors who mistakenly believe one of his opponents, Michele Bachmann, is Jewish.

Some Jewish donors are telling fund-raisers for Romney, a Mormon, that while they like him, they'd rather open their wallets for the "Jewish candidate," who they don't realize is actually a Lutheran, The Post has learned.

"It's a real problem," one Romney fund-raiser said. "We're working very hard in the Jewish community because of Obama's Israel problem. This was surprising."

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  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    She no more Jewish than I am, which is "NOT". How many more lies is she going to tell just so she can get her coveted office?

  • http://parsleyspics.blogspot.com Leslie Parsley

    I really can't imagine too many Jews thinking this woman is Jewish. Only a dumb Tea Bagger might think she has a Jewish sounding name, not connecting the fact that it is her married name.

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