"WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told Floridians Sunday that Hurricane Irene and the earthquake felt along much of the East Coast last week were messages from God to warn 'politicians' to start heeding divine guidance, which she suggested is being channeled through small government conservatives.
'I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' Bachmann, a third-term Minnesota representative, told a crowd in Sarasota that the St. Petersburg Times estimated contained around 1,000 people.
Her comments appear to link God's will with those who believe the U.S. government is too large and intrudes too much on people's lives. A Bachmann spokeswoman has not responded to a request for clarification of the congresswoman's comments. "
I have some questions for this foolish woman who will never be president: If the earthquake and the hurricane are God's message to the politicians in Washington [that means he's speaking to you, too, madam, and the Tea Party wrecking crew], how, pray tell, can you determine that God was going after the politicians on economic policies and not the Congress people who are threatening to dismantle the EPA, NOAA, FEMA, Social Security, and Medicare to make more difficult the lives of millions of Americans and guarantee a permanent underclass in this country?
Did God come to you, Michele, in a vision and personally tell you at whom he is directing his wrath? If so, I think you should be running for pope and not president. When "God" speaks to clerics and holy people, that's called divine revelation; when he speaks to lay people, it's called insanity.
Also, the next time God talks to you [you DID say he told you to run for president, didn't you], could you ask him to tell you what the people in the state of Texas did that pissed him off so royally? They're enduring one of the worst droughts in the state's history--under the leadership of a Tea Party yee-haw, who loves the Baby Jesus more than Darwin. Governor Goodhair even led a prayer rally for rain, which was ignored. The drought is worse now than ever.
Dozens of people died as a result of hurricane Irene, and not one of them, to the best of my knowledge, was a Washington politician--one, in fact, was a 9-year old boy. You diminish those tragic deaths by conjuring up an out-of-control maniacal God who would obliterate innocent men, women, and children to make a political point.
Having a campaign spokeswoman make excuses for you after your callous pronouncement and claim you were "only joking" doesn't cancel out the fact that you're a heartless nincompoop whose idea of something funny is the destruction of thousands of people's lives.