Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was apparently quoted as saying that essentially, last week's earthquake and this past weekend's Hurricane Irene were messages from God.
God's point: Federal deficits are totally out of control!
Bachmann told Floridians Sunday that Irene and the quake felt along much of the East Coast last week were messages from God to warn "politicians" to start heeding divine guidance ... via small government conservatives, obvi.
"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?'" Bachmann told a crowd in Sarasota, Fla.
"Listen to the American people, because the American people are roaring. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in spending."Michele is evidently trying to link God's will and natural disasters with those who believe the U.S. government is too large and intrudes too much on people.
Bachmann's comments come on the heels of similar remarks that Glenn Beck, the former Fox News personality, made about the tsunami that hit Japan.
Both feel this great nation is a financially and morally bankrupt mess, one increasingly vulnerable to the horrors of big-government liberals and/or God.
Of course, hurricanes will also become increasingly common as ocean water temperatures rise due to global warming ... which they deny even exists.
For what it's worth, a Bachmann spokeswoman said the candidate was joking and that her comments weren't serious. That very well could be the case.
The fact that it even has to be clarified, however? Wow.
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]