8.29.2011

I Don't Know If Such A Remark Helps Her Or Hurts Her


The exact quote: "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?'"

I understand offhand remarks but this was a speech by a presidential candidate. So she's either (1) joking or (2) she believes that God intentionally causes natural disasters and that the earthquake and hurricane indicate God is unhappy with Washington. (And we do have a number of deaths due to Irene.)

63 comments:

KatyDid said...

Were the people killed by irene heathens? That's your test right there...

Pat Robertson said something similar last week concerning the Washington Monument getting a crack in it.
Only he prefaced his statement by acknowledging that it was going to sound crazy.

During a Presidential campaign - particularly when Bachmann's campaign is at risk of falling from 1st place to off-the-map with Perry's entrance - any media attention is probably good media attention.

Anonymous said...

I think if it were a warning to Washington God could have created an earthquake directly below the white house and capital. She's an idiot trying to win over the far right religious sect.

Anonymous said...

Are we to believe she has a direct line to God and that He would send death and destruction over worldly issues?

She is also assuming that this type of message is for the other party and not hers.

Can sound any more loony by suggesting she alone knows what the Almighty is saying?

Anonymous said...

Maybe she is a liar like Urkle promising to end the wars "First Thing" when he is elected..

Anonymous said...

Good grief, cut her some slack. She is probably exhausted from visiting all 57 states.

Gary the Graboid said...

I was mowing my lawn yesterday and the sole fell off of one of my old yard work shoes. I knew this was a message from the big guy upstairs to take a load off and have a beer. So I did. Divine intervention is sometimes so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Why no mention of MLK's daughter saying that Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence?

Anonymous said...

She doesn't actually believe, she's just saying it to get the fundies to vote for her. That's worse than honestly believing it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Seeing as God isn't real, it's even funnier watching other people get offended that she might have a direct line to god.
If god is so cool and only punishes bad people, what did autistic kids and downs syndrome kids do to deserve that?
Why did god send the dead girl to have Casey Anthony as a mother?
What did the Alabama students do to deserve a Tornado?
God must have the temperament of a spoiled toddler...

Anonymous said...

She is rediculous!! God does not make hurricanes. How dare her use God in this manner. Damn politicians! If she thinks using God's name in her political game helps her status she is dead wrong. I would expect some bad karma heading her way.

Anonymous said...

Now all of you unemployed workers get out there and build us some roads and bridges.

Anonymous said...

NOONE!!! has the mind of God,but I will say this nothing happens without a reason and God knows everything before it happens and sometimes God will use death and disasters to get our attention!!!! If He didn't He wouldn't be God,God is all knowing their is nothing that surprised God. Read your Bible people maybe start with the book of Job,then read about Sodom and Gamorra,about Noah and the flood God aloud all of these things to happen for a reason!!!

Anonymous said...

Michelle, unless you consider yourself a Prophet then shut your mouth.

Remote Controller said...

Just an FYI, as of 11:20 this morning, there was 853 earthquakes in the last 7 days in the U.S. alone.

God must be busy cracking down on all those heathens.

David Byrne said...

Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven.
The band in Heaven plays my favorite song.
They play it once again, they play it all night long.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

There is a party, everyone is there.
Everyone will leave at exactly the same time.
Its hard to imagine that nothing at all
could be so exciting, and so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

When this kiss is over it will start again.
It will not be any different, it will be exactly
the same.
It's hard to imagine that nothing at all
could be so exciting, could be so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing every happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing every happens.

Anonymous said...

10:59
You're as ignorant as your spelling.

Triple Fake... said...

A gal that wheels-off has got to be a real wildcat in the sack. And that's a decent looking 55yo, so...

jeterville flasher said...

All is fair in love, war and politics

Anonymous said...

I believe the Heat and Drought in Texas is a direct message from God to all Wing Nutz who post on this blog. When will they pay attention?

Anonymous said...

They are politicians! Helloooooo!!

Anonymous said...

Bachmann is as far off the chart as is Pelosi.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is worse than to hear a bunch of non believers debate God and Religion. How can you inteligently debate something that you believe to be foolish?

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

I was watching Fox, San Antonio this weekend and they showed the clip of Perry one upping her by saying that God routinely calls him for advice??

Anonymous said...

Oh good gosh!...Bachmann is courting the religious right and they will believe most anything a Republican says as "God's truth".

If she has that much revelation from God, why didn't she go into the preaching ministry?

What a nutcase!

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that people actually think or believe that there was a Noah's Arc and big God caused flood.

Anonymous said...

10:32 - MzChief alert?????!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo close to God...I can see Israel from my house!

M. Bachmann

Anonymous said...

How can you inteligently debate something that you believe to be foolish?

How can anyone ever intelligently debate the side of religion?

Rage

Anonymous said...

No different than Al Gore's drivel.

Anonymous said...

Why is the main stream media so silent on Obammy's uncle getting a DUI and hitting a police car?

wordkyle said...

Umm, maybe tap the brakes on the criticisms of Bachmann over the remark. She was joking. HuffPo really went to town on this, taking the opportunity to bash both Christians and small-government Americans, even though they'd had a clarification before noon.

Anonymous said...

If God knows all that ever was and will be then God knew how I turned out before I was born so what was the point?

Anonymous said...

If there is a Hell, I would tend to believe that Ray Wylie Hubbard had it right when he informed us of where Christian Coalition right wing crazies ended up.

Liz said...

I thought God is LOVE.

Anonymous said...

2:04 - need clarification? Ask Wordy.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't God just appear in the sky and start talking?

RPM said...

12:46 wins!

Anonymous said...

Who cares about this! Let's talk about Oblamo's unkie dunkie who was drunkie!

Will Unkie be deported for being an illegal? And what a funkie unkie he is spew'n I can call de White House for my uno phone call!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and Bachmann has never back-tracked on any of her kooky sayings before. This is right up the alley of an Oral Roberts University grad who thinks things like you can have the gay prayed out of you.

Rage

Anonymous said...

God only spoke to Jesus a few times. Why would he speak to a politician, or evangelist, or anyone else on a daily basis? Like Teddy Roosevelt said, "Walk softly, but carry a big stick". If you constantly have to repeat your message, and nothing changes, then people are obviously not interested or listening.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Unkie Drunkie Obunkie!

Ricardo Perry said...

Now she says she was joking... how many times have we heard pols back pedal with that old excuse?!?

Anonymous said...

Big Ed,
What kind of father only talks to his son a few times?

The lord is a deadbeat dad!!!

We are having earthquakes and hurricanes while God is getting drunk with hookers!

Anonymous said...

I really worry about the human race. I want to go back to the time when people cared and we had no internet.

Anonymous said...

Of course, she was joking! OHHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOOOODDDDDD You people cannot be that stupid can you?

Anonymous said...

12:46

You were worth the trip thru all the other drivel. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Didn't the hurricane just hit the slums of the northeast and kill black people like Katrina?

wordkyle said...

I'll go out on a limb and opine that some of the Bachmann bashers didn't avail themselves of the video that's available of her comments. Even Politico, no friend to Republicans, says her explanation is believable (in light of the video.)

Anonymous said...

I will accept that Ms Bachmann was honestly making an attempt to use the hurricane for a joke. But I take issue with any politician trying to milk a natural event that took human life (32 & counting) for yucks. Sorry, Michele, not joke material by a long shot.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

She is nuts.

Anonymous said...

4:11, You are spot on. Bush can still control hurricanes and where they hit and do the most damage. What's even more astonishing, is that he can direct them to only kill black people. God, I love that guy.

Anonymous said...

rage, either you will suck one or you won't.

Cleverly Disguised said...

a note to 3:12 and 3:38...
A hiker was killed in Yellowstone last Friday by a bear ... or it coulda been President Obama's uncle, I don't remember which.

I agree 12:46 wins.

Anonymous said...

wk, is there a blog in Lubbock that you can bother for awhile??

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but I'd hit it!

RPM said...

Of course, she was joking! OHHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOOOODDDDDD You people cannot be that stupid can you?

3:56 PM

Why don't you ask the families of the people killed by Irene if they thought it was funny? I can just see you getting the Joe Pesci routine... Was it funny like a clown?

wordkyle said...

555 - Yes.

Anonymous said...

God knows all. But we have free will to make all of the mistakes we wish.

So carry on.

Think of it as choosing up teams.

Job

Anonymous said...

Even the GD "mainstream" media acknowledged that it was said in jest as a response to all the media attention branding her as some nut. Come on people. I don't care much for her either but get some perspective, or a life, or whatever you need to understand humor and satire. We joke about tragedy all the time 8:29. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Good Grief RPM, Reelllllllyyyyyyy?

Go help a homeless person. As a matter of fact, invite them into your home so you can further enable them.

Do it! Do it! You giver you.

Anonymous said...

RMP is that WHITE POWER tatoooood on those knuckles of yours?

Anonymous said...

Read your Bible, Skippy. I think she is on to something!

Anonymous said...

3:50

You have balls. God will remember that you said that.

Big Ed