I wondered which would come first - the Republican party presidential contenders blaming Obama for the recent east coast earthquake and hurricane or their attribution to those events to "the wrath of God" for the budget deficit etc.?
Well, we now know the answer.
While it is entirely possible that a "blame Obama for the earthquake and hurricane" strategy will still emerge among conservatives, for now, this his past weekend, Bachmann has gone the "wrath of God" route and said that the two natural events were God's displeasure with government spending.
Yes indeed, filling her role as "nut job" to a tee, this past weekend Republican candidate Michele Bachman 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."
Wow. That's pretty impressive...quoting God.
You don't believe that she said that? Check it out HERE and HERE.
Who knew God was so wound up about goverment spending. Where was the Almighty One when Bush and the Rs were putting the USA in historical debt over the last 10 years? Oh, that's right, he was using such things as hurricanes to "punish" places like New Orleans for embracing and indulging in "hedonism" - so said another God quoter at the time, Pat Robertson.
Anyway, now that she knows she was caught on camera and catching some heat for her comment, Bachmann is playing the whole thing off as a joke. (By the way, watch the linked video above and see if you think she was joking.)
So, why care? Just a stupid comment by a stupid person trying to appeal to a whole bunch of other stupid people...right?
Well, here's the thing: Bachman is in or near the lead for the Republican nomination at this point. In other words, she is a serious candidate to win the Republican nomination. This is the type of person the Rs very well may nominate. And where it gets really scary is...with the economy in the dumper (thanks W and friends) and not going anywhere good soon, whomever the Republicans nominate will have a VERY good chance of defeating Obama come November 2012.
My GOD not let that happen.