It was a metaphor?

04 Sep

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential aspirant Michele “Krazy” Bachmann has apparently changed her mind, yet again, for her controversial statement about Hurricane Irene and the earthquake that rocked the East Coast a few weeks ago.

While speaking to group recently in Florida, Krazy said that the natural disasters were messages from God warning politicians to take heed of small-government conservatives.

“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?'” she said.

“Listen to the American people, because the American people are roaring right now,” Krazy continued. “They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

Shortly after having made her biblical statement she attempted to dismiss it, saying it was a joke. “Of course, I was being humorous when I said that. It would be absurd to think it was anything else,” Krazy said.

But this morning, when asked about it again during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” she said it was a “metaphor.”

“Obviously, I was speaking metaphorically,” Krazy told host Bob Schieffer. “That was clear to the audience. It was clear to me.”

“The American people have been desperately trying to get the president’s attention, and he’s not paying attention,” she said. “They’re trying to get the president’s attention, and that was the metaphor I was making.”

Schieffer reportedly asked Krazy whether she believes “God uses weather to send people messages.”

“I believe in God. I’m not ashamed to say that I believe in God. I’m a woman of faith and a woman of prayer, but the comment that I made right then was a metaphor. That was very simply what I was doing,” she replied.

Well, now isn’t that interesting. When she said it – it didn’t sound like a metaphor, and it didn’t sound like a joke, it sounded like an uber-right wing evangelical Christian claiming God was punishing people. Clearly it’s not something you “joke” about, so Krazy had to back away from that remark, but it’s taken her more than a week to decide it was a metaphor. Who’d have thought she’d know what a metaphor was? But perhaps she’s right, perhaps the earthquake and hurricane is a metaphor, maybe it’s a metaphor of her campaign, or rather what’s happening to her campaign, as in it’s quickly becoming a disaster?

Bachmann is quickly falling from grace, and her continued screw ups have proven she’s not ready for prime time, and that it’s time to think about doing other things. It’s highly doubtful she’d be the VP pick since the GOTP has tried the “let’s nominate a crazy uber-conservative woman who’s not too bright” stick before and it didn’t play too well. She’s done, everyone but Michelle Bachmann knows it, and it’s time for her to pack it in.

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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in 2012 Election


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