Michelle BachmannDemonstrating that religionistic stupidity doesn’t have any gender boundaries, Congresswoman, GOP presidential candidate and religiofascist Michele Bachmann tossed out a little “disaster theology” at a rally in Sarasota, Florida. It was mentioned only near the end of a St Petersburg Times article on this event (WebCite cached article):

[Bachmann said] “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?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

Video of her statement comes from WSMV-TV in Nashville, via Mediaite (cached).

In Bachmann’s world, the Almighty — you see — can get the attention of politicians only by sending a deadly and destructive hurricane around. He has no other choice, apparently, and can’t come up with any other means of communication with them. He can only communicate by causing widespread devastation.

I guess. Somehow. I must have missed when “omnipotence” was redefined from “the power to do anything at all at any time” to “unable to do things except in one way” … ?

Bachmann’s office claims she had said it “in jest” in order to make a point (cached). I for one am nowhere near stupid enough to buy that little evasion. I don’t see the slightest bit of humor in her delivery, and no one in the crowd reacted as though they’d just heard a joke. Her office will have to look a little harder to find someone dumb enough to believe that sniveling excuse.

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  • Montana

    Wow, is the crazed and dazed Bachmann now a reverend, she can take her place next to the other flakes like Jim Jones, Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggart, (all silly jimmy’s), Ted Haggard, John Hagee, Oral Roberts, Jerry Falwell, Franklin Gramham (son of Billy), and we can’t forget the rev. Mike Huckabee. Maybe she is just channeling the fruity Pat Robertson. Isn't she suppose to be helping her husband in some "pray the gay away sessions" so he can get some of that evil "Federal Money", thats she is always railing about, hypocrite, both of them!

    But alas we probably will hear more or the same lies that we heard today. So who is the bigger fool, Bachmann or her followers?

    • Montana, you ask an interesting question, to which I will give an answer you won't get from most folks:

      So who is the bigger fool, Bachmann or her followers?

      As far as I'm concerned, in cases like this, there is no difference between leaders and followers! They're all the same people and they all spring from the same source. The leaders wouldn't be leaders in the first place if there weren't a stockpile of followers eager to fall in line behind them. Those leaders are using rhetoric that their followers want to hear. Those followers are determined to hear it, which means that, if people like Bachmann didn't say things like this, someone else would step up as a "leader" and say them. Furthermore, you don't become a religio-political leader like Bachmann without first having spent some time as a follower of other, similar, religio-political leaders.

      Don't make the mistake of wondering to what degree Bachmann's idiocy reflects on her followers. There's nothing to wonder about. She speaks for them and they are responsible for people like her. They cannot, and should not, be let off the hook for people like her.

  • Is this bitch not totally whacked or what? It scares the shitksy out of me to think people will actually vote for this woman.

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    You can read here –> https://noctslackv1.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/goog… what I had to say about it.