Campaigning in Florida this weekend, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said to supporters:
“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.”
She later revealed that her comment was meant to be a joke, though some are already pointing out the risky move of “attributing political motive to natural disasters.” We’d add that jokes about natural disasters are generally funnier when there isn’t any loss of life.
Read more at Mediaite.
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