Quote of the Day II: God Punished America with Hurricane Irene

by Vince

“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.” –Michele Bachmann on how she interpreted Hurricane Irene this past weekend.

Doug Mataconis adds some insight:

Of course, I’m not sure how this computes given the fact that the storm largely spared Washington, D.C. and New York, while hammering a red states like North Carolina and a heavily Republican area like Virginia’s Tidewater region.

Bachmann’s press secretary adds some extremely deep insight:

”Obviously she was saying it in jest.”


One Comment to “Quote of the Day II: God Punished America with Hurricane Irene”

  1. Looking at the US political system from the other side of the world is a bit of a worry. That the US Government who insist on manipulating economies and political systems far removed from their shores might be conceivably led by people with irrational and frankly strange ideas on religion (like the Governor of Texas or Michele Bachmann) is no doubt entertaining for those who wish to be diverted by odd news, but having seen the damage to the economy and political stability of the Middle East when a previous administration was “led” by a similarly strange George W Bush for eight years I am baffled by the current poll figures. When, according to her press secretary, Bachmann is supposedly joking when she makes statements about God sending hurricanes and earthquakes to punish people (other than the politicians) I find it hard to believe she doesnt know that according to the poll figures plenty will take her statements at face value and believe them. This is of course assuming that since the main victims of the latest storm were in the Republican areas that God is not trying to punish those who vote Republican.

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