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No, She’s Not

Report: Jewish donors give to Bachmann, thinking she’s Jewish

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Rep. Michelle Bachman earlier this month.(Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

The surname Bachmann, the Ultimate Authority informs us, derives from Switzerland and Germany and refers to those who lived near a brook (Bach). Does that sound particularly Jewish to you? How many Jews do you know who live near brooks?

Yet the New York Post reports that Mitt Romney is losing Jewish donor money to Rep. Michelle Bachmann, his fellow Republican presidential candidate, due to the perception that her name indicates Semitic heritage.

They need to re-examine her Yiddish.

‘Jewish’ Bachmann Is Costing Romney [NY Post]
Earlier: Goy Gevalt!

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jacob arnon says:

No one cold be that daft,could they?

Like the song says: “when you are rich they think you really know.”

Steve Bachenheimer says:

My father, grandfather, g-grandfather, gg-grandfather and ggg-grandfather all lived near a brook near Marburg Germany. I live near one too in NC.
Steven Bachenheimer
Carrboro NC

Apparently it’s a Jewy-enough last name for Allan Sherman: From “My Son the Folksinger”

Sarah Jackman, Sarah Jackman,
How’s by you? How’s by you?
How’s by you the family? How’s your sister Emily?
She’s nice too. She’s nice too.

(Jerry Bachman, Jerry Bachman,
So what’s new? So what’s new?)
Whatcha doing Sarah?
(Reading John O’Hara.)
He’s nice too.
(He’s nice too.)

FreeMind says:

Not surprising, Bachman is a German surname and many Ashkenazim have German surnames

Marsha Roseman says:

You don’t get it do you? Jews are giving Michelle Bachmann money because, unlike President Obama, she actually SUPPORTS ISRAEL.
Yes, many Jews are waking up to the fact that Obama hates Israel. In fact , that is the opinion of the majority of Israelis. wake up, Jewish America!


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No, She’s Not

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