Michele Bachmann: American Jews "sold out Israel" by supporting Obama

The Minnesota congresswoman also says the U.S. may turn on Israel when End Times come

Published March 4, 2014 10:50PM (EST)

Michele Bachmann                                  (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Michele Bachmann (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Barring something truly world-historic, catastrophic and unforeseen happening, 2014 will be Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's last year as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. And it would appear she intends to spend her last months on the job the same way she spent the previous 11 years — as the voice of conservatism's wild and fear-stricken id.

Speaking with the far-right Family Research Council's Tony Perkins on Monday, Bachmann continued strengthening her ironclad and unshakable relationship with the U.S. Jewish community by accusing American Jews of having "sold out Israel" by voting for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.

"The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support," Bachmann told Perkins, "and as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat [sic] senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran."

"This is clearly against Israel’s best interest," Bachmann continued. "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."

"They sold out Israel," she concluded.

Along with chastising Jews for being a bunch of Obama-loving-Israel-traitors, Bachmann also described to Perkins her conviction that End Times, as predicted in the Bible, were coming. As proof, the Minnesotan pointed to Obama's supposed "threatening" of the Jewish state, an ominous sign that the U.S. was on the verge of joining the rest of the "nations of the world" that will, the Bible tells her, menace Israel.

"The nations of the world will come against Israel and the scripture very specifically says all nations," Bachmann said. "[F]or the United States, we don’t have that experience until recently under President Obama with the United States not standing with Israel.”

You can listen to Bachmann's deft and nuanced contribution to the global conversation about Israel below, via Right Wing Watch:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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