Dear Commons Community,
CNN and other media outlets are reporting on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her invocation of natural calamities as signs from God of changes afoot in our country. Specifically at a conservative rally in Florida on Sunday, she said “We are looking at a spiritual hurricane in our land.” The comments came as the Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to make landfall this week.
“At this moment in time we’re quite literally looking at a hurricane here in Florida,” Bachmann said ahead of the start of the Republican convention, which was delayed because of Isaac. “We’re looking at a political hurricane in this country. We are looking at a spiritual hurricane in our land. And it is time for each one of us to show up and suit up and stand up and realize that in this time and in this day we pour it out for Him.”
The Huffington Post reported that last year Bachmann raised eyebrows when she suggested Hurricane Irene and an earthquake felt along the East Coast came as warnings to politicians from God.
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians,” she said. “We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?'”
A Bachmann spokeswoman sought to do damage control on the remarks at the time, saying they were made in “jest.”
To think that Bachmann is an elected political figure in our national government who could have been the Republican nominee for president.