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August 29, 2011 8:35 AM Bachmann sees Irene as divine message on spending

By Steve Benen

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann campaigned in Florida yesterday, attending services at a Baptist megachurch near Tampa. Afterwards, the right-wing lawmaker offered a rather unique perspective on the weekend’s weather developments. (via Jay Bookman)

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.”

I realize there are conservatives in evangelical circles with whom this message will resonate, but under sensible political norms, this should probably be a career-killer for a national political figure.

Consider exactly what she’s saying here. A major storm swept through the East coast over the weekend, causing at least 20 deaths across eight states. Michele Bachmann, a member of Congress and a leading presidential candidate, believes the hurricane was a message from God? And that the deadly storm has something to do with Bachmann’s opposition to federal spending? And that God is somehow aligned with Tea Partiers’ agenda?

This is just madness. Chris Wallace may be concerned that Bachmann is a “flake,” but anyone who thinks the federal budget prompted God to send a hurricane that killed 20 Americans has issues that far exceed flakiness.

If the megachurch’s pastor had said the same thing, I’d think he was a nut. But the standards for Bachmann are much higher, since she’s an elected federal official who’s inexplicably seeking the presidency.

If Bachmann is very lucky, her remarks will go largely unnoticed by the national media because the focus remains on the hurricane and its aftermath. But if reporters pick up on this, Bachmann’s reported remarks should effectively ruin her political ambitions.

Update: Bachmann’s campaign now claims she was kidding.

Steve Benen is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly, joining the publication in August, 2008 as chief blogger for the Washington Monthly blog, Political Animal.

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  • Equal Opportunity Cynic on August 29, 2011 8:41 AM:

    Texas has been in drought for most of the past year. Apparently that's divine retribution for slaughtering an innocent resident in the name of frontier "justice" and adopting a fiscal strategy that screws the poor. Ooh, two can play this game!

  • bignose on August 29, 2011 8:42 AM:

    No no no - God's mad 'cause we don't have the public option.

  • Anonymous on August 29, 2011 8:43 AM:

    When the voices in her head speak, she listens.

    Which may also explain the migraines.

  • jhm on August 29, 2011 8:43 AM:

    It continually astounds me—perhaps because I'm easily astounded—that theists would consider their god more likely to send messages in such a way, which is not only ambiguous at best, but involves such a massive expenditure of energy and destructive power, than he would by, say, with a text, or even an apparition or something.

  • c u n d gulag on August 29, 2011 8:44 AM:

    Jeez, just wait till God finds out what we've wasted on Afghanistan and Iraq - when we could have given all of that money to the "Job Creators!"

    HOLD ON! THE BIG ONE'S A'COMIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lucia on August 29, 2011 8:45 AM:

    Even if reporters pick up on it, I wouldn't hold my breath on the ruin of ambitions. More than likely it will be seen as standard Christian conservative worldview. After all, no one can prove she's wrong, and aren't you reality-based types only supposed to care about proven fact?

  • FRP on August 29, 2011 8:47 AM:

    Just like when the 2000 campaign became a fashion show according to one Princeton economics professor ?
    With the fashion police eying Michele you may be right , but for all the wrong reasons .
    You , also , have taken the quaint notion that the press has an historical agenda accompanied by a proud history of achievement , and success with durable habits of economy and prudence .

    If I may quote Socrates here -

    "Yeah Right"

    PS : The quote is an invention from FRP Laboratories , pt pending .

  • SteveT on August 29, 2011 8:48 AM:

    Instead of dismissing Bachmann, I would love to see someone challenge her on her interpretation of the spiritual message of the hurricane.

    Where in the Bible does it say, "Screweth the poor. Blesseed are they who cut the taxes of millionaires, for millionaires are beloved of God above all other men"?

    Not only are conservatives wrong about economics and foreign policy, but they're also completely wrong in the way they interpret the message of the Gospels.

    Someone needs to ask Bachmann how her economic priorities can be reconciled with Matthew 25: 42-46 --
    "for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me." Then they also will answer, "Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?" Then he will answer them, "Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me." And these will go away into eternal punishment . . . "

  • stevio on August 29, 2011 8:50 AM:

    How come God only smites liberals?

  • Brenna on August 29, 2011 8:50 AM:

    We project onto God our own beliefs and motivations. Bachmann is essentially saying God is cruel, barbaric and punitive. And hence, so is she.

  • delNorte on August 29, 2011 8:50 AM:

    There's an argument that more economic activity is generated if you crash your car on the way to the grocery store than if you safely return home with the carton of eggs you ran out for.

    So...using that argument...couldn't you say that Irene was a divine stimulus package, sent by God to the U.S. because lawmakers, especially of the Republican variety, aren't doing their job in regards to job creation and the economy...

  • zmulls on August 29, 2011 8:52 AM:

    Why aren't the hurricane and earthquake signs that God is unhappy with the field of GOP frontrunners?

  • Danp on August 29, 2011 8:54 AM:

    She hailed the tea party as being common-sense Americans

    Translation: Tea partiers don't need no stinking facts.

  • hell's littlest angel on August 29, 2011 8:54 AM:

    Just about any word out of that hateful woman's mouth would ruin her political career in a sane, healthy nation. But here in America she's raking in cash and power.

  • jrosen on August 29, 2011 8:55 AM:

    And why is He so mad at Texas?

  • FRP on August 29, 2011 8:56 AM:

    It may just be a bit of undigested mustard , but I feel an historic wave of ill will forming in the basin of FRP . This seems to rise in tide with the mention of unworthies who would cloister the views of all to satisfy the insane promptings of an unhappy existence mistakenly viewed as happy .
    Oh poor poor pitiful ...

  • Rochester on August 29, 2011 8:58 AM:

    Sure, it would be hilarious if the political world used this moment to bury Bachmann with her religerous psych-babble. In fact, at this point in the game, the most appropriate people to do that would be her fellow candidates. Right?

    So how's that going to work? Imagine Rick Perry dissing Michele Bachmann on this issue? Wasn't he the moron who just had a tent revival, and only recently had Texas officially pray for rain?

    I don't need Washington Monthly to spoonfeed me what I already know every time I turn on the news or pick up a paper: Conservatives are idiots.

  • DRF on August 29, 2011 8:58 AM:

    I have no doubt that Bachmann is correct that Hurricane Irene is a message from God, but I know, for a fact, that she's got God's political position wrong. The Hurricane is telling Republicans to stop all of this anti-science nonsense, to support a new stimulus plan, and to accept tax increases to help reduce the long-term deficit. Oh yes, and he's telling us that the Yankees will win the American League pennant.

  • DAY on August 29, 2011 8:59 AM:

    jhm, above, suggests the Deity should communicate via text.

    Perhaps a new set of stone tablets are in order?

  • steve duncan on August 29, 2011 8:59 AM:

    "But if reporters pick up on this, Bachmann’s reported remarks should effectively ruin her political ambitions."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Her ambitions are tied to the support of your average American voter. Your average American voter is almost as unhinged as her. She'll do quite well.
    These are people that think their Supreme Being (for which belief in and of itself signifies delusion) has a sexual gender. They believe two humans started our species. And Noah fit two of every living creature on a boat. They have worship altars for Dale Earnhardt Sr. in the corners of their living rooms. To quote Gene Wilder from Blazing Saddles, "You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons." Bachmann's (and America's) people. She'll be just fine.

  • Thrax on August 29, 2011 9:03 AM:

    I'm reminded of a line from Buffy's third season, when Faith is introduced and Buffy is the only one who recognizes that Faith is less than fully stable. Buffy to Giles:

    "The girl's not playing with a full deck, Giles. She has almost no deck. She has a three."

    Michelle Bachmann has a three.

  • DelCapslock on August 29, 2011 9:04 AM:

    Bachmann is trying to wield the power of document fundamentalism. It's the favorite tool of political demagogues and religious grifters - bestow supernatural power on the documents in question (the bible and the constitution) and then lay claim to having the only true understanding of it's meaning. It works great if you can pull it off.

  • Equal Opportunity Cynic on August 29, 2011 9:06 AM:

    @SteveT:

    Someone needs to ask Bachmann how her economic priorities can be reconciled with Matthew 25: 42-46 --

    I can take that side of the argument, because in a sense i sort of believe it. The idea is that God would like us to care for the poor individually, not under compulsion of the influence of the state. I believe that 100%.

    The problem is that no one seriously believes the church or other private charity is going to meet the need. I don't love that there has to be compulsion involved, but unlike really staunch libertarians (and Bachmann, who's by no means libertarian), i'm not willing to see people starving in the streets while we wait millennia to get there.

  • kevo on August 29, 2011 9:06 AM:

    Someone should tell the dear Rep. from the great State of Minnesota that her God may simply be a doG of the universe!

    Dyslectics Untie! -Kevo

  • c u n d gulag on August 29, 2011 9:07 AM:

    DRF,
    God is challenging the Yankees.

    Instead of a plague of locusts, he gave Cashman the money to get A J Burnett.

  • davidp on August 29, 2011 9:10 AM:

    If Rick Perry was asked for his reaction to Bachmann's comment, he'd have a hard time deciding what to say. It's crude, maybe, but could he risk alienating his core supporters by repudiating it?

  • blondie on August 29, 2011 9:11 AM:

    Brenna, good observation and I'd flip it: "We project onto God our own beliefs and motivations. Bachman is essentially saying SHE is cruel, barbaric and punitive. And hence, so is God."

  • Jose Padilla on August 29, 2011 9:11 AM:

    She's not even a very good Christian. Christ repeatedly rejected the idea that if something bad happens to a person then God must be displeased with him.

  • AtlasMugged on August 29, 2011 9:12 AM:

    Does this mean that 9/11 was a sign that we were spending too much, especially since it hit one of those evil godless "big cities" rather than "Real America(tm)"?

  • benintn on August 29, 2011 9:15 AM:

    Not entirely surprising. But the idea that Americans want to cut spending as a top priority? How out of touch is Michele Bachmann?! The top priority is NOT spending. It's job creation. We cannot cut our way out of this problem.

  • steve duncan on August 29, 2011 9:19 AM:

    God isn't upset we're spending too much. He's upset we're spending too much on poor people. Even horses, once led to water, know enough to fish for themselves. Geez.

  • FRP on August 29, 2011 9:19 AM:

    9/11 was a sign , if anything , that there are unhappy folks who in their despair submit their lives to correct through fire and violence the disparity they view .
    It was a political statement from the powerless to the powerful .
    Thank you

  • max on August 29, 2011 9:19 AM:

    Maybe it's just me but why would anything that created the universe talk to an idiot.

  • FRP on August 29, 2011 9:22 AM:

    As Gaea said to Zeus , they are all my children . I love the least as I love the most .

    Paraphrasing constructed at FRP stuios , on location .

  • RollaMO on August 29, 2011 9:27 AM:

    No, no, no, Steve, not yet. Let's at least dream she will be the nominee, when the full crazy will be on display for all to see.

  • bob h on August 29, 2011 9:30 AM:

    How about this compromise: Any hurricane relief (which 90% of the time goes South of the Mason-Dixon line) to be paid for out of reduced tax preferences for oil companies?

  • Zorro on August 29, 2011 9:33 AM:

    But if reporters pick up on this, Bachmann’s reported remarks should effectively ruin her political ambitions.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. And then, you'll wake up.

    -Z

  • mark on August 29, 2011 9:48 AM:

    Ron Paul years for the "good old days" ca. 1900; Bachmann, Perry, and too many others yearn for the 'good old days" of ca. 1300.

  • Rick on August 29, 2011 9:50 AM:

    The fun part of interpreting natural events as messages from God is that it is so easy to make him say whatever it is you think he is saying and he'll never argue with you. For example, I could say that the storms and earthquakes are a message from God saying to us to start taking the environment seriously and to stop crapping on his creation.

    See, wasn't that easy. And I probably have a better chance of being right than Bachmann.

  • Pat Roth on August 29, 2011 10:22 AM:

    Please put this woman on a soapbox in front of the white house,. let the world see her as the nutcase she actually is,...................

  • John on August 29, 2011 10:26 AM:

    I think she misunderstood the message, but I think we should immediately suspend any federal dollars going to her Congressional district--Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, any DOT funds, any othr money spent by the Federal government in her district, etc. Then let's see how long she will keep us this ridiculous charade. She is a disgrace to Christianity, Americans, and women, in particular!

  • Patty on August 29, 2011 10:37 AM:

    And when it thunders that is god rearranging his furniture!
    and don't forget the pillow fights he is having when it snows!

  • Kurt on August 29, 2011 10:47 AM:

    Bachmann proves to the world on a daily basis that she is a complete lunatic. If she honestly believes these things she says, then it's time for someone to call the local asylum to have her put in a padded room.

  • Bartender on August 29, 2011 10:47 AM:

    If this woman in some alternate universe is ever elected president there will be a "giant sucking sound" of new atheist voters stampeding to the pols come the next election.

  • LarryE on August 29, 2011 10:52 AM:

    I heard many thanking God that the hurricane was so light and we were spared the worst... so I'm confused... did he send it or save us from it .. or both .. or neither? Help me Lord...

  • Daniel Kim on August 29, 2011 11:00 AM:

    The CNN link in the previous post says:
    "At least 20 deaths across eight states were blamed on Irene, which fizzled to a post-tropical cyclone and headed over eastern Canada on Monday morning."

    Clearly Bachmann has it wrong. Irene was a message that we have offended God by not having universal single-payer health care.

  • Sam Parker on August 29, 2011 11:09 AM:

    It just amazes me over and over again how these Far Right Religious Politicians and Preachers find excerpts in the Bible or Religious Orthodoxy to back up their own standing. I can find two or three times their cited positions "proving mine". Of course they do not use same citation to other areas of the Country suffering and are governed by a like minded Religious Conservative.
    I advise very closely to these Bible Toting Chapter and Verse Quoting Out of Context and Not in My Backyard Politicians to look in the Mirror First before they befoul their own lips.

  • Ron Byers on August 29, 2011 11:10 AM:

    I have been reading some of the comments on the mainstream feeds. Reuters for one has picked up the story and it looks like it might have legs. The tea party loons aren't even trying to defend her. If the story keeps on going Michelle Bachmann's campaign ended yesterday.

  • Chris - IL on August 29, 2011 11:13 AM:

    But... it IS a message from God. It's a message about climate change. The righteous are listening, the unholy are not.

  • L F Edder on August 29, 2011 11:29 AM:

    I wouldn't be too dismissive about the insanity of Michele From Hell. My observation has been that the most insane people some how get elected. This happens because they lie so well to people, that they become credible. You know, the more the lie is spread, the more truthful it becomes.

    For that reason, I would be very very scared of that woman, and her evil twin Perry. The two of them could very well sweep the elections. The real horror story comes when the one becomes the VP of the other. After that, not only is the U.S. in deep trouble, so is the rest of the world. I would take those two psychotics very seriously. Trying to beat them with mockery only adds fuel to their supporters.

  • Calvert on August 29, 2011 11:48 AM:

    This could be solved in a simple question to her. "Rep. Bachmann, as you have based federal spending and opposition to economic redistribution as the cornerstone of your platform, would you be willing to support legislation that would more closely tie federal expenditures to federal receipts by state?" Since the states that are net beneficiaries of federal largess are overwhelmingly Republican states, no matter which way she answers, she'll be attacking conservatism and/or conservatives.

    If you're saying that Irene was divine retribution for federal spending when the state it hit worst (New Jersey) receives the least amount of federal spending per dollar it contributes, you're actually giving the opposite message than the one you intend. If you want to get rid of the "welfare states" then the states you're looking to cut are states like North Carolina, Virginia and pretty much everywhere else in the Deep South. Will Republicans do that? Of course not. They're the ones who created the regionalistic-based economic redistribution in the first place during the Gingrich-era congress.

  • Tony D on August 29, 2011 11:55 AM:

    "But if reporters pick up on this, Bachmann�s reported remarks should effectively ruin her political ambitions."

    Let's hope the dumbed-down and biased media outlets DO pick up on this ... of course, she has a Palin chance of winning ...

  • Ken on August 29, 2011 11:57 AM:

    God must really hate Somalia and other parts of the globe that are really having difficult times.

  • Dave Haynie on August 29, 2011 12:00 PM:

    There's a message from God in here alright; "Will someone please tell that hateful, idiotic fool, Michelle Bachmann, to stop speaking for me. Please. I keep trying to tell her how much of my work here on earth she is threatening, but that head of her's is a bad, bad place. I can create whole worlds before breakfast, but you lot.. that whole "free will" thing has my hands tied, and smiting is so not my thing anymore."... well, sure, She went on and on, you know what it's like when you have all the time in the Universe. But that was the general message I got... funny how quiet it gets, sitting in the dark waiting for Atlantic City Electric to restore my power... still.

  • Pesocrates on August 29, 2011 12:26 PM:

    Job didn't want to raise taxes

  • Steve Lynch on August 29, 2011 12:26 PM:

    Michelle Bachman! Queen of the Tea Party (TEA:total embarrassment to America)! Yes siree, Bob! For them it is all about the money. As far as "common sense people" are concerned not wanting ever to spend more than what is taken in, I guess we can leave out the founders since in their Constitution they gave the power to Congress to borrow on the good credit of the United States. Of course, the Tea Party was "successful" in getting our "good credit" rating downgraded too boot, weren't they!

    America, wake up! God looks at fools the same way he looks at sinners! Read your Bible!

  • Shivas on August 29, 2011 12:28 PM:

    Michelle Bachman should be treated for mental illness. Seeing messages in naturally occurring events is no different than hearing voices in your head. We have long since grown past primitive superstitions about thunder being the angry voice of a God and such. I have yet to see a credible communique from God, no stone tablets, no shiny black obelisk, no booming lectures from flaming foliage.

    I think that God chooses not to talk to us. What would be the point? We have a tendency to misconstrue what is said and we twist words to fit our own worldview. If I were God I wouldn't concern myself with the paltry quibblings of humans. To her we are mere children squabbling amongst ourselves. Too easy for the omnipotent to just block out.

    People who invoke God to support their positions are either charlatans or delusional. In either case, they would make for a poor president.

  • Lilyg on August 29, 2011 12:41 PM:

    I agree with L F Edder: the duo from hell need to be recognized as a genuine threat to our constitution, our environment and our global policies... Bachmann addressed a mega-church in Florida she wasn't boooed, or laughed off the stage, instead she was applauded for message. Perry recently got a whole group of politicians praying for rain in a tent prayer meeting... We should be very concerned, the New Apostolic Reformation movement has been gaining momentum over the past decade... They have a following, and one of their primary goals is to vote as single voice. While it may sounds insane ...it's very real learn about and remember the term dominion(ism) you'll be hearing it often.

  • AnnieM on August 29, 2011 12:43 PM:

    I'm waiting for the frogs and locusts...

  • Wanda Adams on August 29, 2011 12:55 PM:

    The comments have stolen the spotlight! Lets hear it for articulate, funny, pertinate people!

  • Wanda Adams on August 29, 2011 12:56 PM:

    The comments have stolen the spotlight! Lets hear it for articulate, funny, pertinate people!

  • red on August 29, 2011 1:27 PM:

    According to her, she and her husband can turn gays into being straight...she sees herself right up there with God. How could anyone seriously see her as a serious,intelligent leader???

  • Bill Schmalfeldt (@ParkyBill) on August 29, 2011 2:39 PM:

    God has issued His official response to Ms. Bachmann,

    http://bit.ly/mZbkoD

  • 4jkb4ia on August 29, 2011 2:42 PM:

    Like OMG, Bachmann is not paying attention, as in the NYT's expression that what could have been the storm of the century was just a relative inconvenience. In both the hurricane and the earthquake you see the awesomeness of G-d but also the merciful nature of G-d that people were actually prepared, at least for the hurricane.

  • 4jkb4ia on August 29, 2011 2:45 PM:

    c u n d gulag,

    But there was a plague of locusts some years ago, remember. And Joba, the franchise savior, has not been the same pitcher since.

  • 4jkb4ia on August 29, 2011 3:23 PM:

    Nate tweets that there are now 31 confirmed dead--fifth deadliest storm since 1980.

  • Olga Pina on August 29, 2011 3:32 PM:

    MICHELLE BACHMAN IS THE CHOLESTEROL IN THE BODY OF 'AMERICA'...

  • Mooch on August 29, 2011 4:50 PM:

    "And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
    And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."
    I Kings 19:11-12

    The Lord is not in the wind or the earthquake or the fire.
    I wish we'd stop calling these acts of God.

  • Albany Observer on August 29, 2011 5:41 PM:

    I am sure that all the people who were killed, hurt or lost their homes in Irene think Bachmann was exceptionally funny.

  • Michael on August 29, 2011 6:07 PM:

    Why not just renounce the Enlightenment, bring back the Dark Ages and be done with it? I find it cynical, to say the least, that we now are to consider God a casual murderer due to our imperfections. What a load of pious fear mongering.

  • Strawmann on August 29, 2011 6:40 PM:

    Maybe she's waiting for her pet dog and ferret to quit arguing with each other over the economy and tell her how they think she ought to go about creating jobs!

  • Strawmann on August 29, 2011 6:41 PM:

    Maybe she's waiting for her pet dog and ferret to quit arguing with each other over the economy and tell her how they think she ought to go about creating jobs!

  • Teryvan03 on August 29, 2011 8:37 PM:

    I wonder how much money Ms. Bachman collected from the good christians at this "Baptist Megachurch"? She might be a complete idiot, but she knows where the $$'s at and isn't that what American politics is all about?

  • Mark on August 29, 2011 10:20 PM:

    I have rarely seen so many with such a lack of understand of what Christianity is and isn't.

  • Jim Bren on August 29, 2011 10:30 PM:

    Personally, I hope she not only doesn't apologize, but that she continues showing the country just how much of a wingnut she is.

  • Maskedevangelist on August 30, 2011 12:14 AM:

    Maybe God was listening to al-Qaeda's prayers.

  • Steven Bridenbaugh on August 30, 2011 9:05 AM:

    Michelle Bachmann, the Florida Tomato, and the Christian Right are persecuted, maligned minorities that want to set things right. If they do, God will punish us with even more weather.

  • Ivy Dave on August 30, 2011 2:23 PM:

    Anyone who believes in a personal god is suspect in my opinion. She is a prime example of why the Constitution specifically states there is NO religious test to hold public office. That is, so rational people can undo the damage the religious cooks are attempting to do to this country.

  • don peacock on August 30, 2011 2:39 PM:

    Please,someone/anyone,tell me this is not a serious contender for any public office.

  • Louise on August 30, 2011 5:02 PM:

    isn't there something that says "thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain"? Seems like those tea partiers are doing a lot of that lately...they are just using religion as a weapon in their propaganda war.

  • Kevin L on August 30, 2011 5:23 PM:

    In all reality, mentioning the name of God in conjunction with politics is blasphemy!

  • SG on August 30, 2011 7:21 PM:

    Using religion as a weapon, INSIPID !

  • mlch0413 on August 31, 2011 12:32 AM:

    This woman is dangerous. She says some of the most outrageous things, and more ofter than not she is incorrect when she is supposedly stating fact. The most dangerous part of her misrepresentations is that she has an audience...people listen and believe her. It's a sad state of affairs that so many people are like her.

  • Hatchet Man on August 31, 2011 1:28 AM:

    People who support these nut jobs are dangerous,like a heart attack!

  • Rita D. Smith on August 31, 2011 2:59 AM:

    Michelle Bachman has a calling on her life alright, but it's certainly not a spiritual one. You will find that she very much identifies with "Jezebel" in I Kings of the Bible. She has the same motives as this "notoriously treacherous" woman did. She seduces people by hiding behind the Word of GOD...but she obviously skipped doing I Corinthians 13, although she is doing Proverbs 6:16-19 quite well. You will also find her in II Timothy 3 & will then understand why she has people following her. Wonder what Bible she's using? May GOD have mercy on her soul!

  • Rico T on September 04, 2011 9:03 AM:

    Just more swill by the Liberal press. Anything to make money

  • ClaudeVZ on September 05, 2011 1:03 AM:

    Scenario: The first day she in the white house, "OK show me that FOOTBALL thingy!" Pushes THE RED BUTTON "Oh I was just kidding around, Relax, So how do we turn this off? Why are you all looking at me like that?"

  • ClaudeVZ on September 05, 2011 1:13 AM:

    Hey there Rico T She said it EVERYBODY reported it so if she said SWILL and it was reported as SWILL, Whats the problem. Are you upset because it wasn't SPUN enough for you?

  • DJP on September 07, 2011 2:10 PM:

    "I'm kidding" is an escape clause for a joke gone bad.

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