Although she keeps trying to distance herself from her recorded and well-documented comments, Michelle Bachmann is eventually going to have to own this stuff, in some forum where she won’t be allowed to attempt to spin her way out of it.
She told Floridians Sunday that Hurricane Irene and last week’s earthquake were messages from God to politicians, to warn them to start heeding His Word (which, of course, by implication, is available through Bachmann).
After the St. Petersburg Times carried a report on Bachmann’s Tea Party rally there, and the story was then picked up by the Huffington Post, a Bachmann flack said the comments were made in jest.
This woman is as bat-shit crazy as Glenn Boeck, who said Hurricane Irene was a blessing from God, reminding us we’re not in control.
I’ve done way too much reading about Bachmann, on the chance that someone like her, whose views and beliefs are so far out of the American mainstream, could actually become President. The more I read about Rick Perry, who has many views paralleling Bachmann’s, the more amazed I become.
These are the folks who believe evolution is a theory and that the earth is only a few thousand years old. In other words, when science and their religious beliefs conflict, the Bible is the arbiter. These are the candidates who appeal to those folks who cling to their guns and Bibles in tough times, to paraphrase someone else.
We’re in deep do-do.
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