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'Jewish' Bachmann is costing Romney ("fake Jew" Bachmann taking campaign money team Mitt covets!)
NY Post ^ | August 30, 2011 | JOSH MARGOLIN

Posted on 08/30/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by dead

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."

Like other Republicans, Romney is trying to capitalize on President Obama's waning support among Jewish voters, who are upset with his administration's policies toward Israel.

Romney moved to quickly position himself as an alternative to Obama among well-heeled Jewish contributors in places like New York, New Jersey, Florida and California -- a group Obama locked down in 2008.

Romney has been pushing the message that he is a common-sense, business-minded candidate who is a strong supporter of Israel.

The message was among the reasons he was atop the polls until last week, when Texas Gov. Rick Perry bested him in the latest surveys.

Now, with this latest hiccup among Jewish donors, some in Romney's camp have been wondering whether Bachmann and her allies are pushing the "Jewish" rumor to help their own fund-raising, sources said.

She has enjoyed strong popularity among Jewish voters and often talks about her stay on a kibbutz during the summer of 1974, when she was a teenager...

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1 posted on 08/30/2011 9:12:29 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

LOL

Next thing you know they’ll all be changing their names. Romneyberg, Perryman, Gingrichman....


2 posted on 08/30/2011 9:16:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: dead
You rang?


3 posted on 08/30/2011 9:18:55 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: cripplecreek

they’ll all be changing their names. Romneyberg, Perryman, Gingrichman....
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Well, Kennedy and the ‘Liberal’ side of the Irish voted for O’Bama


4 posted on 08/30/2011 9:20:24 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: cripplecreek

they’ll all be changing their names. Romneyberg, Perryman, Gingrichman....
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Well, Kennedy and the ‘Liberal’ side of the Irish voted for O’Bama


5 posted on 08/30/2011 9:22:11 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: dead

Romney is in a bit of panic. Most of his strategy circled around the money. This was not a helpful leak for Romney by any stretch. If the money weakens, Romney weakens. The cash and the enthusiasm are going to head over to Rick Perry.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 9:23:57 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: dead

Evangelicals are avid supporters of Israel and the Jewish people. That could be the reason for them calling her “The Jewish” candidate.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 9:29:59 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: dead

I’m voting for Michele Bachmannowtiz

:)


8 posted on 08/30/2011 9:31:56 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: dead

This is hallarious.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 9:33:07 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: dead

I like Bachman, and despise Romney, and neither has a thing to do with religion.


10 posted on 08/30/2011 9:37:28 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: RitaOK
I agree, money (and a media that chooses to support him until he wins the nomination) were all he ever had going for him.

With absolutely no grassroots, his fundraising juggernaut made no sense - unless he was making lots of promises with our checkbook.

This leak labels potential Jewish financial supporters as morons who are too freaking stupid to bother to learn about the candidates, and then asking them to hand Mitty millions. Bachmann's Christianity is only mentioned (usually in a mocking context) about a million times a day in the mainstream media.

I can't wait until this idiot is politically finished. As a Republican anyway - I suspect he'll give it another go in the next election cycle as a Democrat.

He doesn't know how not to run for president, with that presidential hair and all.

11 posted on 08/30/2011 9:38:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
A friend of mine lives in Florida, and he says he gets all kinds of solicitations by mail and phone from Jewish organizations, although he is not Jewish - because his name ends in "man".

It's likely that the marketers they hire just use a wildcard search like "*man" and develop their lists.

12 posted on 08/30/2011 9:47:27 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: dead

Oy Vey....


13 posted on 08/30/2011 10:01:07 AM PDT by Greystoke
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To: dead

Oh Romneycare dewd, how many are the ways of thy panic???


14 posted on 08/30/2011 10:06:24 AM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: dead

Only twits like Romney and Perry could come up with something like that.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 10:10:03 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: Mannaggia l'America

I doubt that. They knew exactly what thet were doing. Politicians and their handlers will say anything if they think they can gain an advantage.

Personally, I think the Jewish Bachmann ploy will come back to haunt Romney. He apparently has no clue he’s labeling Jewish voters as stupid with that comment. The last thing a Jewish person wants to be thought of is stupid.

Doesn’t seem to bother Chuckie Shummer, though. Hmmm.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 10:16:23 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: dead

A “fake Jew”?... most Jews are fake Jews..
Most do not follow Judaism(in any form)... except the real Jews and Jewish christians..


17 posted on 08/30/2011 10:26:20 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: dead

I’m still holding out for Palinowitz!


18 posted on 08/30/2011 10:37:42 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: dead

Kinky Friedman has the Jewish cowboy vote wrapped up for Perry...


19 posted on 08/30/2011 10:43:23 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: dead

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

Hey, watching Yentl is close enough for me. Sorry, Mort Romnstein, you lost my vote!


20 posted on 08/30/2011 10:49:38 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: no dems
To be honest, Michelle Bachman does sound very much like a jewish name.

I live in NYC, 99 times out of a 100, if you hear a name even remotely like Bachman, you can bet the person is jewish.

Its kind of like the name bloomberg, or green, she has a pretty ethnic jewish name.

Sidenote: Funny story, former NY met and NY Yankee David Cone was often mistaken for being jewish, and used to get frequently (and still does) invites for jewish events and functions, its actually considered unusual and unique trivia for people to discover that he is not in fact jewish.

21 posted on 08/30/2011 10:49:50 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: cripplecreek
Or go the Wesley Clark route and claim discovery of jewish relatives.....lol

The only time I believe a politican ever actually genuinely discovered they had jewish heritage was former Governor and Senator George Allen.

22 posted on 08/30/2011 10:51:38 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: dead
Headline: 'Jewish' Bachmann is costing Romney
Subhead: Jews Just About As Dumb As Everyone Else
23 posted on 08/30/2011 11:56:43 AM PDT by Oratam
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