Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann recently made some minor headlines for something she said – I know, shocking. She seemed to link the earthquake that shook up the East Coast as well as Hurricane Irene with, are you ready for this? God.
In Florida, she said about the recent events, “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.”
Well, of course she was slammed for her ridiculous statements, and now in an effort to quiet the criticism, we come to learn that Bachmann was joking.
Ah, I see – so, on top of being commander-in-chief, she also wants to be commander-in-funny. Except what she’s saying isn’t so funny…
If this were an isolated event where she slipped up and got her rhetoric screwed up, I’d be willing to buy the whole “Michele Bachmann ‘enjoy the veal, folks!'” claim, except the only consistent thing about her is that she so wildly erratic.
On carbon dioxide, Bachmann argued that the case of manmade global warming isn’t serious because carbon dioxide is “natural” and “necessary” for life.
Predicting the end of the world, Bachmann said, “We’re in a state of crisis where our nation is literally ripping apart at the seams right now, and lawlessness is occurring from one ocean to the other. And we’re seeing the fulfillment of the Book of Judges here in our own time, where every man doing that which is right in his own eyes—in other words, anarchy.”
On homosexuality (and possibly S&M, I’m not sure), “It leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. Personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous.”
I would normally at this point say something to the effect of “leave the comedy to the professionals, and stick with politics.” Except in Bachmann’s case, she’s just as tone-deaf about politics as she is about comedy.