Michele Bachmann told Christian con man Jim Bakker that she is speaking to God about whether he wants her to run for Al Franken’s Senate seat (evidence, please; I’ll accept text message transcripts). And she’s already preparing the ad hoc rationalization for when she does and she loses.
On last Wednesday’s show, Bachmann said that she has “had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat” and that she is asking God if doing so is His will for her…
“I trust in a big God,” Bachmann said, asserting that she knows that she “was supposed to run for president” in 2012 in order to make the repeal of Obamacare a central issue of the Republican campaign. “I feel like I was wildly successful … I didn’t win, but I moved the debate. So I didn’t shed a tear when I left the contest because I felt like, you know, I fulfilled the calling that God gave me.”“So the question is am I being called to do this now?” she added. “I don’t know.”
It won’t be God that answers that question, of course, it will be potential campaign donors. If enough of them agree to bankroll her campaign, God’s answer will magically be yes; if not, it’ll be no. Funny, that. Even funnier is her post hoc rationalization for why her presidential run in 2012, which ended before the first primary ever took place, was “wildly successful.” Because without her running, no Republican in the race would have ever thought to make repealing Obamacare a campaign issue, right?
As always, there is no claim so stupid that you can’t find a wingnut who will make it with a totally straight face.