Yesterday, Michele Bachmann had the following to say when speaking in Florida about Hurricane Irene and last week's earthquake on the East Coast:
"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."
Basically, it seems like she's saying that God is punishing us because the U.S. government is "too large and intrudes too much on people's lives."
When asked to comment, Michele's spokeswoman Alice Stewart said that her comments were "in jest."
Whether or not she was joking, we think it's incredibly tasteless for Michele Bachmann to use natural disasters, which have resulted in loss of human life, in an effort to further her own cause.
She continues to reach new levels of disgusting.
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