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Michele Bachmann Says Earthquake, Hurricane are God's Punishment to Politicians in Washington: VIDEO


At campaign stops in Florida, Michele Bachmann said that the recent east coast earthquake and Hurricane Irene are God's punishment to politicians in Washington who aren't listening.

Said Bachmann in Sarasota:

"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."

At another stop in Orlando, Bachmann said:

Washington D.C., you'd think by now they'd get the message. An earthquake. A hurricane. Are you listening? The American people have done everything they can. Now it's time for an act of God and we're getting it. (clip)

Watch Bachmann's Sarasota remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. where tha hell is that darned Rapture? It would be so nice if we could actually clear out the sewer pipes of the religious vermin.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Aug 29, 2011 1:12:36 PM

  2. Now Im not just saying this because she is my wife, but is that not the best blow out you've ever seen? I was terrified that the humidity was going to make her hair frizzy. Sometimes I get up in the morning and go across the hall to her room and I scream when I see how she has ruined her hair in the middle of the night. But this is good. Not my best work, but definitely good under the conditions.

    Posted by: MarcusB | Aug 29, 2011 1:39:46 PM

  3. Joke? What joke? She didn't deliver that like a joke. And if she had, what sort of loon makes a joke about something like that?

    Posted by: BobN | Aug 29, 2011 2:47:25 PM

  4. As I watched (well, tried to) this clip and others of the same ilk...I was reminded of what a very wise woman said in a meeting: "To all those who think that God said this, God did that or God will have to ...when a lot of people stand before the Creator, He is probably going to look at them and say ~ I don't recall ever seeing, let alone, signing that contract ... "

    Posted by: wds | Aug 29, 2011 3:51:47 PM

  5. unfortunately the god that michele bachmann believes in is the judeo-christian god: yahweh.read the bible. there are legions of tales in which he sends natural disasters and diseases that harm and kill the innocent along with the "guilty" because he is mad about something. the tragedy is that someone running for president of the U.S. in the 21st century believes this crap.

    Posted by: john leddy | Aug 29, 2011 10:00:45 PM

  6. This is SERIOUSLY a US presidential candidate? Feel sorry for you guys...

    Posted by: Ferdinand Berkhof | Aug 30, 2011 7:08:47 AM

  7. This is SERIOUSLY a US presidential candidate? Feel sorry for you guys...

    Posted by: Ferdinand Berkhof | Aug 30, 2011 7:09:18 AM

  8. Anytime Bachmann goes of her prepared script she shows what a real wacko she is - this is exactly why her handlers won't allow free access by the media. It's going to be a long political season and Bachmann is becoming more and more secure in her role as a "leader" - thus resulting in more and more impromptu and off the cuff remarks. This can only be seen as a good thing.

    Dragging God into the campaign is nothing more than pandering to her base - they eat this stuff up (amen and hallelujah) but it moves her farther and farther to the right. The result is a move away from the moderates and independents without whom she cannot win the general election.

    Ultimately she clarified her statement as to being a joke (who jokes about God?) ... we'll what she failed to clarify is that her entire campaign is a joke (and not a particularly humorous one). But as long as she's out there I hope she keeps making a fool of herself - that can't be a bad thing.

    Posted by: Tyron | Aug 30, 2011 11:15:19 AM

  9. O wrathful Lord, thou who doest daily clean out the dustbin of humanity, please take thy servant Michelle into thine arms and give her everlasting life.

    Failing that, please make her the Republican candidate so our man Obama may be reelected.

    Posted by: cbhermey | Aug 30, 2011 2:33:41 PM

  10. Quoting myself, "Any politician or preacher who would assign God's anger management issues to the political will of a population is one step away from suggesting we throw another virgin in the volcano, in order to comprehend and repair real life issues that impede and damage the progress of that nation toward peace and prosperity.

    Posted by: Robert | Aug 31, 2011 6:13:59 PM

  11. According to the religionists, god talked to people directly back in the day. Wouldn't it be easier, more effective and ... well cooler if she just opened up the sky and talked directly instead of sending these things that... frankly most people see as natural processes. It's only the crazy christians, who already talk to god in their heads, that see it as something she did.

    Posted by: Mike Hipp | Aug 31, 2011 7:02:18 PM

  12. I wonder how she explains storms on uninhabited planets. I wonder who god is anger at there, or who's attention he is trying to seek? I suppose weather just can not add up to natural phenomena.Hmm!

    Posted by: KEVIN | Dec 20, 2011 12:03:16 AM

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