So this is how it goes…Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC), who says she is proud to be a member of a hate group, who is mocking “Islamists” as silly for saying the DC earthquake was a sign from Allah, is also one of the people behind Michele Bachmann’s Super Pac, according to Right Wing Watch. And Michele Bachmann, whom she is therefore supporting for President, has just announced that the earthquake and Hurricane Irene was a message from God – yes, their god killed 27 people to send a message that we need to cut spending.
Bachmann now says that was a “joke” – akin, I suppose, to the watermelon patch around the White House and Barack the Magic Negro…I think somebody needs to buy Republicans a sense of humor, if this is the best they can do. Of course, we know it wasn’t a joke at all and even if it were it is both obscene and reprehensible. This is how Bachmann thinks, as she has revealed to us many times already. This is how the whole lunatic lot of them think.
First, Lafferty’s remarks:
That didn’t take long. Islamists are already crowing that the earthquake was a warning from Allah against the perfidious, materialistic, and thoroughly vapid Great American Satan… or something to that effect.
Thankfully, the most damage “Angry Allah” did was knock off some pictures from the shelves and turn some pictures a bit askew.
Apart from a handful of nighttime aftershocks and perhaps a few terrified little ones taking the opportunity to snuggle in mom and dad’s bed, the vast majority of Allah’s so-called wrath added up to your average Christmas party with the relatives. No deaths, no injuries, and minor damage.
Here is what Bachmann had to say Sunday at a campaign event in Sarasota, Florida:
Watch the video from Mediaite:
“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?'” Bachmann said at a campaign event in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday.
“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,” she said.
Meanwhile, as Right Wing Watch also points out, we’ve got Pat Robertson saying the earthquake was a sign from God and Cindy Jacobs saying the earthquake was a sign from God. Cindy Jacobs, by the way, is another one of those behind the Bachman Super Pac.
Watch the videos from Right Wing Watch:
Now the first thought that comes to mind is, the Founding Fathers would have thought all these people were nuts. God did this, God did that, all to send a message of some sort to the American people and killing innocent people to do it is just fine. This is why Thomas Jefferson re-wrote the Bible to take out all the supernatural elements. This is why Jefferson wrote in his Notes on Virginia,
“Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.”
The second thought that comes to mind is, what the hell do we have to listen to all this crap for? I mean, this is a political process, not a debate on theology.
Never mind for a moment why it’s silly to think that Allah (who is after all the same guy as God) caused these natural disasters but reasonable for God (the same guy with a different name) to have done it: just stop and wonder for a minute why the hell would anybody vote for these crackpots?
Then there is the frightening and dangerous issue that the mainstream media is not telling America the truth about these lunatics.
We’re surrounded by people who have walked into the 21st century direct out of the Dark Ages, and the Republicans are saying to us, vote for them! They are the answer to our country’s problems!
Wrong. If these people win, if they get into power, it will be the end of America as we have known it, the end of hope, the end of light, and a darkness on the world that may never end.