Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Michele Bachmann Jokes: Hurricane and Earthquake is God's Punishment

Once again, the Hurricane called Michele Bachmann wants to share her verbal wrath with us mortal heathens.

As people suffer and have died, not to mention well over 20 billion dollars of property damage, Bachmann states:

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.

But after the political and pundit backlash, Ms Bachmann's spokespeople curtly stated:

Obviously she was saying it in jest.

And to prove the point:

A clip circulated Monday of Bachmann's comments shows the lawmaker clearly smiling and nearly laughing as she delivers a similar message about "God's wrath" during that speech.

Oh, I understand, she got jokey jokes.

While first responders, mayors, governors and fellow Americans are burdened with floods, power outages, infrastructure destruction, Ms Bachmann and company thinks it's time to mock us or make rapture pronouncements with glee.

But not to be outdone or to add injury to insult, her GOP primary candidate for the presidential nomination, Ron Paul, says:

In a lengthy anti-FEMA screed to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Paul described FEMA as a drain on the economy — a “gross distortion of insurance” that only “bleeding hearts” would support — that “just bail[s] put everybody”

Man, these folks are indeed a joke. And the joke is at the expense of the American people - and no one (except their even loonier followers) is laughing...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Ben!! This is such a thoughtful piece.
    I appreciate your wisdom and thoughts so much. You are such a learned man.