While the Gulf Coast deals with a real hurricane, Michele Bachmann told a group of wingnuts (a gaggle? what is the proper term for a group of wingnuts?) that America is being hit by a “spiritual hurricane” and that they must prepare for Godly battle to fight against it:
“At this moment in time we’re quite literally looking at a hurricane here in Florida. 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,” said Bachmann, a tea party activist, at the event organized by the Florida Family Policy Council.
Now here’s the funny part. Last year she said that a real hurricane was a message from God:
Bachmann’s speech may jog political memories of comments she made last August, suggesting 2011’s Hurricane Irene was an act of God.
“Washington, D.C., you’d think by now they’d get the message,” Bachmann said at a town hall in Florida last August while campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination. “An earthquake, a hurricane, are you listening? The American people have done everything they possibly can, now it’s time for an act of God and we’re getting it.”
Well, this is the second straight election that the Republican National Convention was disrupted by a hurricane. Maybe God is trying to tell them something?