Michele Bachmann Is Disappointed That American Jews ‘Sold Out’ By Supporting Obama

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Michele Bachmann is deeply disappointed with the American Jewish community for supporting President Barack Obama, whose policies she believes will reduce Israel to “rubble.”

The Minnesota Republican on Monday took particular issue with President Obama’s recent agreement with Iran after he successfully lobbied Congress to temporarily hold off on additional sanctions in hopes of reaching a larger deal on nuclear weapons.

“The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support and as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran. This is clearly against Israel’s best interest,” Bachmann told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, as quoted by Right Wing Watch.

Bachmann also chided organizations like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which boosted Obama by backing off its push for a swift vote on new sanctions.

“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,” she added. “So in some respects, they sold out Israel.”

The congresswoman has many opinions about the election of Barack Obama, including a belief that he owes his two national victories to white guilt.

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