US Politics: Bachmann a POE?

US republican party hopeful, Michelle Bachmann, recently “joked” that the earthquake and hurricane was god trying to get Washington’s attention.

“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?'” Bachmann said at a campaign event in Sarasota on Sunday.

She has since recanted, saying that she has a “great sense of humor” and that it was a joke.

But what was the joke?

Is she suggesting that she knows that weather and disasters are not god’s punishment on people? Her base tends to skew that way, after all.

Given her history of being associated with pray away the gay and trying to demonstrate she’s plain folk from the same Iowa hometown as John Wayne – well, John Wayne Gacey, but 2 of 3 is pretty close, right?

And her recent birthday wishes for Elvis on the 34th anniversary of his death….

This Americana candidate doesn’t seem to be much in touch with Americana – and she’s not a very credible POE, either, which is about the only joke that is reasonably interpreted.

Perhaps it’s time people realize that the joke is nothing short of Michelle Bachmann and that hopefully, her fifteen minutes will soon be over.

 

7 thoughts on “US Politics: Bachmann a POE?

  1. We’re watching with some concern in the North – if any of these republican godbots get in, you just know they are going to want to build a wall between Canada and the US.

    Although, if any do get in, my dream of American LGBTs coming to Canada as refugees and forever altering our political landscape will be realized.

    • I remember Robbin Williams made a joke about it: “Why do you put pressur on gay people? Do you want them all to go to Canada? They are already the nicest people on the planet, do you want them to be the best dressed too?!”

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  2. I think it’s all coming together now. America has let the gays in, and Obama has done nothing to prevent it. That’s why God has sent his warnings down there… I wonder why God didn’t destroy Canada first? Maybe because they are nice people?!

    But seriously, How could she even be where she is now?! She is the definition of nut bag!

    • I think it’s telling that the year that Canada legislated gay marriage as the law of the land, Quebec had a massive winter ice storm and BC had a record summer of forest fires – but no one suggested or joked that these were god’s punishment for or warning against gay marriage (Quebec and BC were two of the first provinces to legalize, or order to be made legal, gay marriage) – it was just natural disasters and some carelessness/arson for some of the fires.

      That reveals a huge difference between Canadians and Americans – I’d suggest that liberal straight Americans come to Canada too – but someone has to hold the Palin/Bachmanns in check – otherwise, America becomes a crazy theocratic country with a huge arsenel of weapons – something America is trying to prevent from occurring in the world – religious crazies with nukes

      but America needs to prevent against that within as well as outside in the world.

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