St. Michele

From CBS News:

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says that she prayed to God about whether or not to run for political office and that those prayers provided her with a “sense from God” of “assurance about the direction” she was taking.

In a Sunday morning appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Bachmann – who will formally announce her presidential campaign in Iowa on Monday – responded to questions about statements she has made in the past that God “called me to run for the United States Congress.”

“I am a Christian, as is my husband. I became a Christian when I was 16 years old. I gave my heart to Jesus Christ,” Bachmann told CBS’ Bob Schieffer. “Since that time, I’ve been a person of prayer. And so when I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer.

Did you ask him about the Botox, too?
Original painting (St. Catherine by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino)

Bachmann says she asked God about running for political office.

“Did God tell you He wanted you to run for the Minnesota State Senate, or something like that?” Schieffer asked.

“I prayed about that, as well,” Bachmann said. “And that’s really what that means. It means that I have a sense of assurance about the direction I think that God is speaking into my heart that I should go.”

Bachmann also reiterated her opposition to same-sex marriage, noting that “I stand for the proposition that marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Did you ask the big guy upstairs why, if homosexuality is so bad, did he make so many gay people?

When asked specifically whether, as President of the United States, she would decline to nominate a judge because he or she supported same-sex marriage, Bachmann was indirect.

“I want people who are for the Constitution,” she said. “That’s my litmus test. I want judges who are committed to the fidelity of the Constitution… and not acting outside the bounds of Article Three,” which establishes the judicial branch of the federal government.

When asked point blank if she thought homosexuality was a choice, Bachmann said she was not “running to be anyone’s judge.”

No, she’s running to be the national evangelist-in-chief.


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48 responses to “St. Michele

  1. Another Palin. Saying all kinds of convoluted bull shit.
    She says that she became a Christian at 16, so what was the first 15 years of her life all about? These jackasses like her with their high moral Christian crap, is just one big turn off.
    What this woman needs is a psychiatrist, and to be put on heavy medication.

    • she’s not really like palin, except in the amount of batshittery that comes out of both their mouths and the amount of makeup troweled onto their faces. princess sarah is a phony. botox batshit bachmann is a phony in some ways, too, but she’s been able to convince herself of some of the fundie bs that’s been shoveled into her.

      • I agree. Palin is a twit and more or less an empty vessel into which has been poured tea party malarkey and enough talking points that she pretends to have positions.

        Bachmann really thinks and believes this stuff. She’s nuts, but not stupid. I think that that makes Bachmann much, much scarier.

    • “What this woman needs is a psychiatrist.”

      She’s already married to one.

  2. Nice French manicure. πŸ˜€

    So Jesus talks to her all play-by-play style re her career. How does she know she’s not talking to herself?

  3. Did Jesus tell her to discriminate against gay people?
    Because she favors a constitutional amendment that declares a marriage between a man & woman only.
    Never mind that” judge not & love one another” stuff.

    She’s playing the Jesus/Christian card big time.
    So when god calls on her, does he use Verizon, or is he still using the stone tablets these days?

    • i think he still uses the stone tablets, and i think he dropped one of them on her head.

    • johncerickson

      Why am I now picturing a cross between “History of the World Part 1” and “The Three Stooges”. You know, when Moses brings down the 15 commandments? Make Moses be Moe (fitting, ain’t it?) and instead of just dropping one tablet, drop it on Curly as Bachmann.
      Yeah, yeah, I’m a sick SOB. Tell me something I DON’T know! πŸ˜€

  4. jeb

    Talking to God eh? God is on your side? It reminds be of something I read once called “Make the Kaiser Dance” by Henry Berry where he collected the stories of American soldiers who served in WWI. One soldier told of an incident in the trenches where a German soldier kept yelling across the lines “Gott ist mit uns” meaning God is with us. A young American country lad got so tired of hearing it that he finally shouted back, “Oh yeah, well we got us some mittens too!”

    I also wonder when people claim to have a direct line to God whether they really just have a crossed connection.

    • ever notice that a lot of people who are so thoroughly convinced that there is a heaven and that they are headed there are the ones most afraid to die? i think that says it all.

    • johncerickson

      Military trivia: That phrase, “Gott ist mitt uns” was embossed on the German uniform’s belt buckle in both World Wars. Who says the Nazis were Godless? (Okay, the Waffen-SS used a different design.)

  5. johncerickson

    I loved Edgy’s comment on the previous post. She’s looking for the spirit of John Wayne, also from Waterloo. She meant the Duke – in reality, it’s John Wayne Gacy the serial killer. Close, but no cigar!
    Wouldn’t it be great if the next state she’s scheduled to campaign in, voted as New York has for gay marriage rights? That would be an interesting news day!

    • Yeah, you’d think if God was all that interested in her, he’d-a dropped her a line about “ixnay on the illerkay ownclay” from out whatever burning push was currently stuffed up her bong.

    • johncerickson

      Maybe God did call her, but because she had no clue where she was, the call didn’t go through. Omnipotence and omnipresence doesn’t suggest omni-give-a-hoot, or omni-call-forward……

    • i would have thought that she wouldn’t trust g-d so much, especially after he told her that concord and lexington are in new hampshire. seriously, he could have moved them to save her the embarrassment, but he didn’t, so i have to conclude that he doesn’t like her very much.

    • she really is a lot like the duke (i’ll leave it to other to compare her to gacy). john wayne is idolized. why? damned if i know. he was a crappy actor, and he never did anything to qualify as an american hero. never went to war. in fact, he kept putting off enlisting until the studio got him a deferment. he was a racist. he believed in white supremacy:

      “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to the point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”

      he was married 3 times and had multiple affairs (okay, that might make him a hero to newt gingrich).

      bbb is idolized by the tea party, but she’s accomplished almost nothing in congress. she’s a false idol, just like john wayne is. oh, and they both have girl’s first names!

      p.s. i bet the troll, marion morrison, wouldn’t be very happy with this comment. πŸ˜†

  6. Yep here’s a link to the big fat gaffe……

    apologies in advance about the cake face pic of Bachmann
    hard on the eyes

  7. So, she was on a Sunday morning show talking about how she’s a better Christian than everyone else?

    Ummm …

    You know, some Christians are doing other things on Sunday morning. That’s been an ongoing complaint of mine with those shows and stuff.

    But this stuff about her praying and being told what to do is another of my pet peeves. Many have noted that whenever someone prays and takes God’s leading, He always seems to want them to do what they already wanted to do. It’s always the thing that will bring them more money, more influence, more acclaim, etc.. So rarely does He encourage humility or meekness. That’s so weird, isn’t it?

    As you said the other day, the people who make a big show out of what good Christians they are never seem to look Christ-like.

    She makes me really sick.

    • Many have noted that whenever someone prays and takes God’s leading, He always seems to want them to do what they already wanted to do. It’s always the thing that will bring them more money, more influence, more acclaim, etc.. So rarely does He encourage humility or meekness. That’s so weird, isn’t it?

      and this is why i’m so happy you’re a raisinette, wken.

  8. She should comment on another goper, namely McKinnley who also hear “god voices” while in the oval office in the little alcove on the side (where Clinton used to get his blow jobs). By divine instruction Wm. Mc gave America something we never dreamed of having: Empire! The bastion of freedom was turned into just another hack colonial power set on a collosion course with the Empire of Japan over the far east explotaition. And as things dragged on, the almighty told him to keep the Philipines instead of giving them freedom, even claiming later we had to stay to “christianize” them (atter centuries of Roman church domination)……….Now some on the ball needs to query her on one of the famous Texas politicians and ask her opinion of this famous quote from Gov. Ma Ferguson who said back in the ’20s on the subject of bilingual education in Texas schools and, refering to scripture, made the famous remark “If English is good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for me”.

  9. Dave in Austin

    I’ve been enjoying your shops for some time now and hope you don’t mind I share them here in Austin.

    I got a request… I’m surprised we haven’t seen it yet.

    Bachmann in the Obama HOPE picture format with “FLAKE” as the caption.

    It would have a lasting effect…….

    • hello dave in austin,

      welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€ i’m glad you decided to emerge from lurkdom and comment.

      i’d be delighted if you shared the nonsense with others in austin. that’s what it’s here for.

      to tell you the truth, i have no idea how to make a hope-type poster, but i will do some research and see if i can figure it out. don’t get your hopes up, but i will try my best. πŸ™‚

  10. I am really sick and tired of phony politicians hopping on the God Wagon. Michele would claim that she had a hot line to the Great Pumpkin if she thought that would garner votes

    • that makes 2 of us. what really pisses me off is when they use their religion to legitimize their votes. and it’s not just rethugs. for example, obama is not pushing marriage equality, because he hasn’t evolved yet. who gives a shit if he’s evolved or not? he’s supposed to be a constitutional scholar, and the constitution says all men are created equal. if that’s the case, everyone should be entitled to the same rights as far as marriage goes. i don’t care what he thinks as a christian. he’s supposed to think as a president, not a religious leader.

  11. I just was wondering..When they come up with uneployment numbers..Does this include the number of peeps who lost thier jobs due to natural reasons..Such as flooding,tornados,eartquakes…??The things the Prez hasn’t any power over..Extra costs..The prez hasn’t power over ??Why do not these questions..Tell bachmann,this is Gods doing..

    • hello suzan morris,

      welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€

      i was quite surprised when i clicked on your name. 😯 great minds think alike, right? πŸ˜‰

      unfortunately, logic is not in the picture when it comes to rethuglicans. they’ll use and skew whatever numbers they can find, and if they can’t find the numbers, they’ll find someone who’ll make ’em up.

      hope to see you here again soon. πŸ™‚

  12. If she *God forbid* gets the GOP nod, Perry would be a perfect VP candidate.

  13. T.W. Albert

    It will be an entertaining campaign with her in the “running.” Unfortunately our collective IQs will probably drop along with her approval ratings.

    • hello t.w. albert,

      welcome to the raisin! πŸ˜€

      i feel dumber already just from having to look at pix of botox batshit bachmann.

      hope you’ll stop by again.

      p.s. i love your gravatar.