What did we learn this week about Republicans?
If there is something in a politician’s past for which they are not proud or for which they may be embarrassed and ashamed, rest assure it will surface.
Remember Jimmy Carter when he said he lusted in his mind? He didn’t have to go that far to share his inner most feelings, but that shows how honest he was.
Compare that with Herman Cain. Herman Cain would like us to believe that four women made up stories about his sexual advances and he can’t even remember who they were. His former employer handled the problem and concluded with a settlement and hush letters. Cain was the CEO and he said he was unaware of the details because the HR department took care of it. What! You want us to believe that? You have to be kidding.
Rick Perry has a reputation for being somewhat of a jokester and for not being real sharp on his feet. He proved that to be true. He also proved he wasn’t real quick on the draw to remove the racial slurs painted on a rock at his hunting lodge. He would like us to believe that prosperity in his state has more to do with his governance than it does with Texas having rich oil resources. What! You want us to believe you can be commander in chief when you are so tense at a debate you can only remember 2 of 5 points in your canned campaign drivel?
With competitors like that, Newt Gingrich, who was long lost in this race, has suddenly surged to break-even with Mitt Romney. Republicans so detest Mitt for his agility and adaptability they are willing to take Grandpa Newt instead.
Underlying the distaste Republicans have for Romney and Huntsman, you surely have to wonder is it their being Mormons that’s holding them back. Someone should ask Michele Bachmann, do you have a Jewish heritage?
“Report: Michele Bachmann isn't Jewish
Categories: Michele Bachmann
From the "You're joking, right?" files comes a strange report in the New York Post that one of the most strident Evangelical Christians in America is being mistaken by some New Yorkers as a fellow Jew.
According to the story, Michele Bachmann's name and her fierce support of Israel are confusing some Jewish folks, who have drifted away from supporting Mitt Romney -- what with all the Mormonism -- in favor of a nice Jewish girl like Michele.
Bachmann's spokespeople said they were unaware of the phenomenon. Then again, Bachmann has made repeated statements about her religion that, taken on their face, could really confuse someone who didn't know any better.
Admittedly, the Post -- which has a somewhat tenuous relationship with reality -- has only a single source in its story. A Mitt Romney fundraiser cites the confusion, but does so with exasperation, saying, "It's a real problem."
Now, why would anyone think Bachmann's a member of the tribe? Maybe because says she is.
I am honored to be in a position where I can help Israel. I have a tremendous love for Israel, and great admiration for the Israeli people. I am a Christian, but I consider my heritage Jewish, because it is the foundation, the roots of my faith as a Christian.
She does have sort of a point there, in the sense that Christianity followed on to Judaism. In that case, Bachmann is also a Catholic, because Lutheranism grew out of Catholicism, and she's a Muslim, because that followed Christianity.
Oh, snap! By that same logic, she's also a Mormon, just like Mitt Romney!
We all know that Michele has great command of Yiddish -- recall her perfect use and pronunciation of "chutzpah" -- but beyond that, she also seems to really, really love Israel. According congress-tracking website Legistorm, Bachmann and her family have gotten all-expenses trips to Israel several times in the past.
In 2008, Bachmann ran up $7,170 in a trip to Jerusalem, with the Jewish Community Relations Foundation picking up the whole tab. Two more trips, in 2007 and 2009, were paid for by the American Israel Education Foundation to the tune of more than $37,000 total.
This year, Bachmann got a free trip to Palm Beach, Florida courtesy of the David Horowitz Freedom Foundation, which is mostly concerned about the "freedom" to say pretty offensive stuff about Muslims: On it's "Bookstore" page, you can order "Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America Without Guns or Bombs," or "Religion of Peace? Why Chrisianity Is and Islam Isn't." Freedom!
So, there you go, Jewish people. Michele Bachmann really, really wants to be a member of the tribe, and some of your own are starting to believe her.
Mazel tov, Michele.”