Well, to hear the representative from Minnesota's sixth congressional district, she's fighting the battle for Jews all over the world -- almost single-handedly. HuffPo:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has very strong feelings about Israel, and she's disappointed that American Jews don't have the same feelings she does.
In a Monday interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Bachmann chastised American Jewish organizations for backing off stronger sanctions against Iran over its nuclear weapons program.
As a person of the Jewish faith, I have to say how reassuring it is that Bachmann's got my back. Here's a yenta of staunch beliefs and she's going to see to it that the Jewish state of Israel is protected in accordance with her wishes. And what's tops on her kvetch list? Get the US into a war with Iran.
How do I know? Well, for starters she's tackling the same people she pretends to be protecting. This shiksa thinks she knows better than the luntsmen and their yiddisher kops (Jewish thinking). She criticizes the people who support Obama -- which statistically happen to include an overwhelming majority of Jewish voters. Obama, in 2012 received over 70% of the Jewish vote -- that's a big shtetl (community). Though Israel's importance to us is huge military and symbolic, not so much so for the political ramifications of their politics here. Hawk Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel is working from a damaged reputation and is seen as a has-been, not the will-be.
Facts are facts. If you're a progressive Jew, you're a Democrat. If you're a wealthy Jew, you're a Republican party member who behind the voting booth curtain votes Democratic. And if you're a poor Jew, you lie and tell everyone you're really a rich Jew, just waiting for a check to come in.
J Street, a pro-peace lobbying group, commissioned a poll last year which found that just 10 percent of Jewish American voters identified Israel as one of their top voting issue priorities. Jobs, immigration, unemployment, education, women's reproductive rights, race relations, the economy and healthcare all rank higher.
"What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the President over the best interests of Israel," Bachmann added. "So in some respects, they sold out Israel."
The Jewish community she refers to, voted for Obama because they value world peace higher than Bachmann's need to start or promote a war. If that's selling out, count me in. She's a neo-con like Lindsay Graham and John McCain -- never having seen a war that she didn't like. She may be through as a representative after the elections in November, but it won't be soon enough for those of us who look for peaceful solutions to difficult situations.