A few days ago, I mocked Joseph Farah, editor and owner of World Net Daily, for his ridiculous stance that God is trying to get our attention by sending an earthquake and a tornado. That's right. God, who could, if he wanted, make the clouds form the words "Yo! Listen up!" decided to get our attention by setting off some naturally occuring events that we would mistake for an earthquake or a tornado.
So natch, presidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann gets on the bandwagon. Speaking in Florida:
She hailed the tea party as being common-sense Americans who understand government shouldn't spend more than it takes in, know they're taxed enough already and want government to abide by the Constitution.
"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."
That's right. The earthquake and hurricane that missed (but came near) D.C. were both about fiscal restraint.
UPDATE: Her campaign manager does damage control: "She was joking".
Riiiiiiiight. Let her say that.