Tell Michele Bachmann: Hurricane Irene was not caused by "spending."
Tell Michele Bachmann that Hurricane Irene was not caused by "spending" -- and demand she apologize for this insensitive, outrageous statement.
Just when you thought Michele Bachmann was driving the crazy train at full speed, she takes it up a notch. This time, she's blaming Hurricane Irene on government spending:
"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."1
At the very moment that the hurricane was pummeling the east coast and wreaking havoc upon the lives of tens of millions of Americans, Michele Bachmann was putting forth some cockamamie theory that ties it to a vengeful God, irked by fiscal imprudence.
Struck by a quick backlash, the Bachmann campaign tried to walk things back, claiming the remark was simply in jest. Even if you believe that, however, is that supposed to be better? Joking about a national disaster as tragedy is unfolding and people are fleeing for their lives?
Michele Bachmann is either profoundly crazy, profoundly insensitive, or both. But one thing is for sure: Bachmann needs to apologize for this statement.
Send her a message, demand an apology, and don't let her get away with this. For too long, she's been spouting this kind of dangerous nonsense. It's time to stop giving her a free pass
Do you think that her statement was in fact "crazy, profoundly insensitive, or both"? Do you think that she should apologize?