Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beyond Parody

I did a post last week when Hurricane Irene was about to strike, in part of which I imagined Michele Bachmann calling the hurricane, and the earthquake earlier in the week, a message from God. In my post, Bachmann said these natural disasters were God's way of telling us to repeal Obamacare.

It turns out I was only off a little bit. On Sunday Bachmann told a crowd in Florida that the earthquake and hurricane were God's way of telling us, not so much that socialized medicine is bad, but that we must cut government spending in general:

"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."
So Congressman Bachmann, since you seem to have a direct line to God, please tell us what level of federal spending God thinks is appropriate. Also please advise on how we are supposed to fix all those washed-out roads up in Vermont without spending some more public money. Or is God trying to tell us that it is futile to build roads, since they might get washed away in a natural disaster? Is that the kind of government spending we must stop?

                                                                                                           (Reuters photo)

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