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Michelle Bachman: Hurricane Proves ‘God Is On Our Side’

August 29th, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Whoops, sorry, that was Don Fowler, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee, back in late August of 2008, when Hurricane Gustav caused the first day of the 2008 Republican convention to be scrubbed:

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Similarly, Michael Moore added back then, “I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven,” when interviewed by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.

This past Friday, Charles Krauthammer tweeted, “Earthquake, hurricane, Obamacare. When does it stop? Seven more and I vote we let the Israelites go…” It’s a funny line, and nobody thought that Krauthammer was directly invoking biblical wrath.

Responding to Michelle Bachmann expressing similar sentiments to Krauthammer, Ed Morrissey adds:

Bachmann certainly didn’t follow it up with warnings about God’s wrath, as one might if arguing this point seriously. Instead, her comments pointed to wrath of a kind more consequential in elections:

“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 said at a campaign event in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday.

“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,” she said.

So yes, it’s a joke, which would be apparent to everyone who isn’t obsessing about the Dominionists and their secret plans to join the Illuminati, the Bildebergers, and the Freemasons to impose a Christian theocracy on the United States, in conjunction with space aliens. But at least the media is rational enough to tell us that space aliens know how to stimulate an economy.

When they’re not rhetorically rooting for hurricanes themselves — just so long as they don’t sail up Park Avenue, and risk blowing out the windows of the Grill Room of the Four Seasons.

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