I love these confessionals. First it was Mike Pence saying our policy must be in the interest of the people of Israel, then Sarah Palin wearing an Israel flag on her lapel at the tea party convention. Or Joe Biden saying a couple years ago, I’m a Zionist. And now, at a gathering of the neocon hive RJC…
Michele Bachmann, the outspoken conservative House representative from Minnesota, says the United States will cease to exist if it "fails to stand" with Israel.
"I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States," Bachmann said at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles on Feb. 6.
These pledges may help my side. They’re over the top. They get attention to an absurd position. They problematize the Israel lobby. They signal that we’ve entered the decadent phase.