Speaking in Florida, Michele Bachmann ventures into the risky territory of attributing political motive to natural disasters, calling the events of the last week a wake-up call from above:
“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.” (Michele Bachmann: Natural disasters a warning to D.C.)
I’m sorry but this is disgusting. Bachmann should be deeply concerned that she’s not only attributing these disasters to God’s warning to Washington, but that she claims to speak for Him.
Is there any level politicians won’t sink to? Apparently not.