Michele Bachmann Disrespects Hurricane Victims With Another Stupid Comment

michele bachmannMichele Bachmann was on the campaign trail in Florida over the weekend and spoke to a crowd of over 1,000 supporters at a rally in Sarasota on Sunday. Florida is an important state for the GOP nominees -- they're angling to make it the fifth state to hold primary elections -- and Bachmann is bringing out the big guns. The Minnesota congresswoman told the crowd she intends to win Florida twice: Once in the primary and again in the general election.

That sounds like normal politician stuff -- hubris always gets a crowded pumped up. But lest you think that the rally was free of a Bachmann guffaw or a hilarious quotable that would rank right up there with her saying that The Lion King could be used as gay propaganda ... it wasn't. Bachmann didn't disappoint her critics when she brought God into the conversation.

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After praising the Tea Partiers for being common-sense Americans who know that the government shouldn't spend more than it earns, she went on to say:

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.

So the 5.8 earthquake that shook Georgia to Canada on Tuesday and Hurricane Irene that wreaked havoc up and down the East Coast this weekend -- those natural disasters were sent by the big guy in the sky to remind politicians that there's a debt crisis?

Not only do I think that's plain crazy, I also think it's offensive. So far Irene has claimed 24 lives and property has been damaged all the way from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the New Jersey suburbs. I'd like to see Bachmann explain to the Virginia family that lost their 11-year-old boy that the storm was God's plan -- that He really just wanted to wake up the politicians in Washington with high winds and rain. That had maybe the family voted differently, God wouldn't have sent the storm that ruined their lives.

Bachmann has said some unbelievable things in her time, but this might top the list for being insane, insulting, and disrespectful.

What do you think?


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