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Lunabelle Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:13 AM
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Bachman Campaign: She was just kidding about God, Hurricanes and Earthquakes.
Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) presidential campaign says critics are making much ado about nothing when it comes to her viral quote stating last week's East Coast earthquake and hurricane was a message from God to overspending DC politicians.

"Obviously she was saying it in jest," campaign spokesperson Alice Stewart told TPM in a statement.

The quote, made by Bachmann at a Florida campaign rally over the weekend, is making headlines across the Internet and TV.

Here's what she said, as reported by the St. Petersburg Times:

"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."


http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/bachmann-cam...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:15 AM
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Dear Michele B. - it just makes it worse for you Republicons to lie about it now
Edited on Mon Aug-29-11 11:16 AM by SpiralHawk
You said something stupid. Stop telling Republicon lies about it now.

Be honest. Own your own stupidity.

It will earn you some cred, which you -- and all of the RepubliBaggers Against America -- could DAMN sure use.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 01:28 PM
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19. Earn some cred with who? There is no upside to telling the truth for her
She can laugh it off and the story dies in the media, and she knows that her base already heard it, and believe it.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:15 AM
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1. Founding fathers quote-in jest or just stupid?
:popcorn:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:16 AM
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2. Yeah, obviously.
Ain't buyin' it. Sorry.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:17 AM
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3. Right wingers are never good at joking
Now the fundies will be mad at her for joking about God's Message.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:18 AM
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4. And which fucking Americans is God trying to jolt?
His base? Hope he gives people like Robertson and Bachmann a kick in the seat of the pants!
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:18 AM
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5. Now she is a flip flopper.
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IggleDoer Donating Member (601 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:18 AM
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6. Taking the Lord's name in vain ...
... by telling jokes about what She wants. How could a x-tian fundy vote for her when she publicly violates a Commandment to score political points?
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:19 AM
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7. Michele Bachmann is a joke. n.t.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:19 AM
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8. Why is she bothering? She won't win any northeastern states anyway
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:20 AM
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9. when you have to tell people you were kidding, it's too late
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:23 AM
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10. Great thing she can joke about a storm that killed ....
.... 25+ people, will cost more than 3 trillion dollars to clean up, caused massive flooding,
and left 4 million people w/out power.

Now w/ the "blow back" she wants people to think she was just making a joke.
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Duke Newcombe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:24 AM
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11. So, jesting about destruction is okay.
Thanks, Michele...we get it now. :sarcasm:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:31 AM
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12. Isn't this just a hoot?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:52 AM
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13. Gee, nine years of college and three degrees and I can't discern when
Michele's being literal and whimsical.

Wish she'd ring a little bell or something when she's teasing . . .

:sarcasm:
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Lunabelle Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:56 AM
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14. Nice, I went eight years
and only got one degree!
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Kalidurga Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 12:03 PM
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15. She was better off when people thought she meant what she said...
sorry this one is off topic, but I will believe Bachmann has a degree in anything when I see them and the ink better be dry!!!

so, back to topic. Her remarks as a joke seem rather callous and insensitive. But, when it appeared she meant them, they just seemed stupid.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 01:08 PM
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18. My father enabled me. He paid for my sister's wedding and he paid for my degrees.
Guess it evened out.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 12:13 PM
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16. Was anybody laughing when she vomited that shit? We all know that this is
what she believes. And her followers believe it too.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 12:28 PM
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17. Just kidding!
Unless of course I wasn't *wink wink* .

Don't worry, her base knows the drill.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 02:10 PM
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20. ooops. I just duped this topic.
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Lunabelle Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 04:52 PM
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22. Worth duplicating
She is such a pathetic excuse!
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 02:11 PM
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21. Wear your ignorance proudly, Michelle
Stick with your position no matter how incredibly stupid it sounds when you hear it repeated.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 04:56 PM
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23. She'd be "just kidding" after she nuked the Middle East too.
Weapons Grade Stupid!
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Pigheaded Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 04:59 PM
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24. That woman is batshit
Crazy.

Even by a Rethugs thoughts.

PH
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 05:05 PM
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25. She's also just kidding about actully running for president....it's all a joke!
So is she!
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 05:10 PM
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26. There really aren't words for Batshit anymore


Are there no lunatic asylums anymore?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 05:32 PM
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27. Vaudeville had a special tool for moments like this:
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lindysalsagal Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 06:21 PM
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28. "President Bachmann just kidding about those heat seeking missiles"
"Sorry, Iran. My bad."
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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 07:52 PM
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29. Jehovah God--& not the Jewish 1--is really worried about not killing Grandma's Medicare...
Edited on Mon Aug-29-11 07:53 PM by sfpcjock
or keeping Social Security safe from Wall Street's familiar predations.


This is a hoot, too Michele, in it? :p
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