Michele Bachmann: I believe in God and $2 per gallon gas

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Michele Bachmann: She's a believer.
Michele Bachmann doesn't have all the answers. Hell, she's barely got any.

On yesterday's "Face the Nation," Bachmann reiterated that President Michele Bachmann would deliver gas at $2 per gallon or less. And when host Bob Schieffer pressed Bachmann on her offensive "jokes" about Hurricane Irene being sent by God, Bachmann hedged a bit -- okay, a lot -- and explained that it was a "metaphor."

Well, was it a joke, or a metaphor?

And once we've labeled that, what, exactly, should we call this $2 gas thing?

Schieffert spent a lot of the 15-minute interview asking the same questions repeatedly, finding that Bachmann was not about to be pinned down to anything.

First, he asked about the gas price miracle. Schieffer said it's a "great idea," but how, pray tell, would Bachmann do it?

Well, by embarking on an all-of-the-above energy strategy. What the president has been doing is strangling the United States' energy sector. The good news is, Bob, that many Americans still don't know, is that the United States is the number-one energy resource -ich nation in the world.

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Michele Bachmann's Hurricane Irene "joke" has become a "metaphor."
Bachmann listed off some of those resources, thus disproving the fact check that finds her claim to be "highly questionable," and analysis that wonders whether Bachmann is "naive, or simply making dishonest campaign promises." 

Then, it was time to talk about God's weather weapons.

"Do you believe," Schieffer asked, "that God does weather to send people messages here on Earth?"

"Well, of course," Bachmann said, "Well, of course, with Irene, this was a terrible tragedy. We saw destruction of property but more importantly of human life. And everyone across the United States was devastated by those views."

Yes, everyone was devastated. Some people, like Michele and her Sarasota, Florida, crowd were so devastated that they were laughing about the hurricane -- devastating laughter.

"And my prayers and thoughts were with those families as well," Bachmann said.

And her jokes!

Bachmann repeatedly called the whole thing a "metaphor," and then reiterated, again, that Barack Obama's not listening to the American people. Finally, Schieffer asked one last time, does God send us messages through the weather?

"Well," Bachmann said, "I believe in God. I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God."

Schieffer moved on, and so did a relieved Bachmann. But somehow, this makes it worse: Michele Bachmann says she believes in God, and there's no reason to doubt her faith. So shouldn't she be the last person to invoke His name to get laughs with one of her hilarious "metaphors" on the campaign trail?

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Carol Ott
Carol Ott

Bachmann and Perry should both be preachers and get out of politics.  They can't decide which one wants to spill the biggest lie for the day.

  Bachmann stated when Obama took office, gas was $1.79 a gallon.   In May of 2007, gas was 3.46 and predicted to go to $4.00 a gallon.  In May of 2008, it was still at $3.50 and again predicted to go higher.  In the summer of 2008, I remember well paying  $4.10 in my town. And then there's Perry who thinks it would be just a swell idea to get rid of social security and have all of YOU supporting your parents until they die or paying for them to lay in a nursing home.

Michsan
Michsan

That was the most bias article I have ever read... pathetic

I'll take coffee, thanks.
I'll take coffee, thanks.

I just want to know what the metaphor was.  Saying that god is causing hurricanes an earthquakes in order to get america's attention (I am paraphrasing) is a metaphor how.  What is she equating to the earthquake and hurricane? Similes campare using like or as: bachman is as nutty as a fruitcake; metaphors compare by calling one thing something else: "sail on o' ship of state."  If I asked her to define metaphor she would pull a Palin: brand me a member of the "lame stream media," and justify her ridiculous answer by (or non answer) by claiming it was a "gotcha question."  There is no doubt that Bachman is educated, but she is not veryto jump ship intelligent.  I used to think that a masters degree was the new bachelors, but now it appears that any idiot can get a law degree (from a non-accredited religious law school).  If Bachman becomes potus, I may have (that is another example of a metaphor). 

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

That was a fun read... I'm referring to the comments. Calm down now children.

Bianca
Bianca

Goodness, that woman is wearing so much makeup.

Roe Pressley
Roe Pressley

Colin Powell. That's pretty much it. Ron Paul doesn't count, he's not a Republican.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Unlike Obama, I also believe in $2.00 gas.Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.

Google "Gas Prices - George Bush"  Use date specific tools to refine your search in the 2006-2008 range.Notice the difference in the the reporting?When gas prices were $3.00 a gallon, it was the "end of the world" right?Whose fault was it when gas was $3.00 a gallon back in 2006-2008?

Did you see the Google catch of the DNC's website directly blaming George W Bush and his administration?

Is the Democrat party hypocrites?Is the Democrat party liars?Or, are you just that dumb?

The hate coming from websites like "the moderate voice" back then.Hmmm, so moderate, so middle of the road, they forgot to do similar stories on Obama today.

BobLoblaw
BobLoblaw

I heard that commercial too!

skubaduk8433
skubaduk8433

I believe in God, also. Some people do, some don't. I believe it is better to believe in God ( Jesus Christ ), live by His commandments, die and find out there is no God, than to not believe, live a life of sin, die & find out God exists. Pray for our Nation.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Everyone does when they're on TV and don't want to look like a zombie. If you're on for an extended period of time in a hot studio the make-up will melt and they'll re-apply during commercial breaks. There have been stories of people scraping nearly a quarter inch off in the green room after a long show.

Carol Ott
Carol Ott

Why do people like Bachmann and Perry tell such monsterous LIES?  Do they not know people can actually check their facts?  Bachmann stated when Obama took office, gas was $1.79 a gallon.  What a dork she is.  In May of 2007, gas was 3.46 and predicted to go to $4.00 a gallon.  In May of 2008, it was still at $3.50 and again predicted to go higher.  In the summer of 2008, I remember well paying  $4.10 in my town.

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Isn't it a wonder then, that when the energy companies puppet, get's kicked out of the whitehouse, energy costs increase?  It wouldn't be surprising that these energy companies subsidize prices and funding to get their way in the political system?

vitajex
vitajex

The Dow Jones closed at 8116.03 on Jan. 26, 2009.  The Dow Jones is currently at 11032.40.  That's an increase of nearly 36%.

So, by your reasoning, Obama saved the Stock Market- and by extension, the world!

Hyperbole and misdirection and false logic and cherry-picked facts can be used to support any ridiculous statement you wish to make- and you like to make PLENTY.

Ewoo187
Ewoo187

i would like to say that gas WAS NOT $1.83 when obama took office.  you might ask yourself, "how would you know?"  i answer that question with this....i had a dodge durango at the time and was doing outside sales, meaning i had to drive around ALOT.  i decided to trade that car in for a honda civic because of gas and that was in March....so gas was not $1.83 when obama took office

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

kirk is lying.    I know some of you will be shocked considering kirk is a scumbag that lies constantly.  kirk is a terrible person with no moral compass that is why he makes fun of dead children all the time and then lies about that too.    Gas was over $3.00 when Obama took office.  This is easy to check.  All you have to do is google gas prices 2008 usa and click the first link.  In fact on January 2, 2008 oil hit $100 per barrel as part of the brilliance of the Bush economy.  Why would kirk lie about this you may ask?   It's because kirk is a stupid lying idiot that refuses to let things like facts and logic change his mind about anything.   kirk is a soulless monster that has no respect for anyone.  kirk isn't trying to win an argument honestly he is just a stupid troll scumbag.   I hope every sensible person will take a long hard look at a liar like kirk and realize this is exactly what is wrong with Republicans today.   Idiots like kirk are the reason a complete fucking idiot like Michele Bachmann can be near the top of Republican choices for President.   Idiots like kirk are why Mitt Romney can flip flop on 99% of positions yet remain a credible contender.   Idiots like kirk are why the leading contender for the Republicans is a man that is the perfect choice if you thought George W. Bush was too smart for a governor of Texas.   Wake up people.   All Republicans these days are lying, stupid, scumbags just like kirk.   Can anyone honestly name a Republican they respect?    Michele Bachmann?   Tom Emmer?   Bradlee Dean?  Mike Parry?    Seriously every Republican is some bigot piece of shit bought and paid for by corporations (google ALEC if you don't believe me)  and its because of fucked up brainless bigots like kirk here.   Fuck off kirk the liar.  No one wants to hear your lie filled dead kid mocking bullshit. 

Quinn020
Quinn020

YEA!!!!  And milk was a nickel a carton when Eisenhower was President!!!  Duh!!!  What a dufus!!!  Prices rise, that's how the capitlist, free market works and doesn't the Republican Party full-heartedly support the free market?  

Carol Ott
Carol Ott

Religion is not the problem.  Politics is not the problem.  Combining them IS the problem.  You do not preach from the Oval Office and you do not stand on the pulpit and give campaign speech's.  A President is for ALL THE PEOPLE, be it Catholic, Buddhist, Jews, Atheists and Muslim and all those in between.

Ikahana
Ikahana

I disagree.  I believe you have one life - a rather miraculous life - and it is better to be armed with facts and science and not waste it on things such as faith and the supernatural.  There is so much to know, the world and the Universe are endlessly fascinating with a wealth of information that to waste a life believing in something for which there is no proof only to gamble on an afterlife seems a horrible, tragic waste of the miracle of life.  

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

I don't ask myself shit, nor does it matter what you drove.I pull up the charts and historical stats.Average gas prices in America were $1.84 on Jan 26th 2009.Obama took office on Jan 20th 2009.

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How about this - I would like to see dumbo Bachmann explain in detail how she will get gas below 2$, without subsidiaries and/or passing legislation in favour of the energy companies?  Surely in a free market, we pay the going price, how can she influence that unless she wants to use government corporate welfare?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Um what?Even after reading that again, you never figured those statements are blanket statements about the gay community and lawyers? and yes they do make the point of lawyers are liars and yes gays are many times more likely to get AIDS or at least HIV.  Those comments never address "kids" directly or more peculiarly "dead kids"Were those comments of mine to the article itself (which has a specific point), or were they comments to one of your trailing comments.  Was the context there?

So what your saying, is making any negative comments towards conservatives, is a reflection of your making fun of any dead conservative kids?

Nice stretch!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

So do it again you vile little freak.Quote me.jww did not, they simply agreed with your blanket statement.NEVER SAID IT!!!!Quote me, and link to the comment so everybody can see.Prove it.  Tell you what, if you can copy and paste my exact "making fun of dead kids" lie you keep perpetuating, along with a link to the article so everyone can see it in it's true form, I may just reward you.  I may never post her again if you can do that.Sound like a good incentive?

So you admit you're wrong on the gas prices and the democrat party was using American's pocket books as a political tool.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Jan 2008?Wasn't Hillary still in the race back then?Obama didn't take office till the Jan of 2009.Average gas prices in America were $1.84 on Jan 26th 2009.Gas and oil prices dropped like a rock when Sarah Palin was selected as a VP candidate and her "drill baby drill" message took them down.  (supply side speculation)YES, I encourage ALL to look at these gas price charts from 2008 to NOW.

PMB, you are still trying to perpetuate that lie of me "making fun of dead kids"?  NEVER DID IT!Listen people, if this were true, PMB (phone michele bachmann) you would have simple used my own words against me.   Every comment I EVER made is in the archives of this blog.I never said such a thing, otherwise you would have used my words against me.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

So your saying, the Democrat party is a bunch of asses, for incorrectly blaming and tying Bush to the high gas prices?So the media used this as a leftist political tool, and a method to use the American electorate as a bunch of morons?  Every local media outlet we have in the Twin Cities did these same stories?Many people bought into this?Did you see the gas price protest signs at the RNC convention in Saint Paul?

Well Duh in deed!!!!I sure am glad you pointed out how dumb those democrats are.

Josh
Josh

Indeed, life is a miracle. So miraculous in fact that a random chance process to create it to start with would be utterly impossible.

jww
jww

Nice try dick-head.  Way to not accept responsibility for things that you said.  What's wrong, can't you copy and paste your way out of this conversation?  Isn't there a wikipedia page that defends your obviously biased and hateful homophobic views?  I did provide the context and I'll do it again  These were comments that you made on articles discussing gay children committing suicide as a result of bullying.  You know precisely the context in which you made the comments, you fraud.

And, uh-oh...are you admitting that you make blanket statements about groups of people?  Are you a bigot, Kirk?  Per your definition of bigotry from a couple of weeks ago, you must be.  right? 

Remember this one:

big·ot    noun \ˈbi-gət\Definition of BIGOT: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

Are you a hypocrite too?

jww
jww

I didn't say you are obamaspeaks...I sadi that the two of you sound eerily similar...did you miss that?  Now comment on the crux of my response, pussy.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

What, you're dragging the comments of others into this?Why would I ever comment as someone other than myself?The words behind my name have punch!

I am touched that you all helped me hijack this article so.

jww
jww

I did actually quote what you said, Kirk.  Here is the entire response that I made to obamaspeaks (who is probably just you logged in as a different user) came to your aid.

Here is the thread....copied and pasted just the way you like it:

From Obamaspeaks (who has an eerily similar disregard for syntax and grammar)::

"so jww, you have taken the side of michelle bachmann in saying that kirk has made fun of dead kids.  i have seen michelle bachmann say this multiple  times even above.  per your elephant type memory, and knowing of the type of kirk drives, which he stated many months ago, you should easily be able to recite the "making fun of dead kids" comment kirk had made.  to avoid looking like a complete lying jackass, please do so. we are ready know "phony michelle bachmann" as kirk calls him, is full of shit!  are you part of the full of shit club?"

My response:

"Here's what Kirk (who's most probably you logged in as not kirk for this comment) had to say in a comments on articles discussing gay teens commiting suicide as a result of bullying:"Because the liars (lawyers), want us all tobelieve, this activity only happened because they chose to take on a lifestylein which GREATLY increased their chances of getting aids"or"I bet anyone $100, this lawsuit amounts in nothing more thanthe gay community frivolously wasting the tax payers dollar. Dinks!"or"Perhaps aids will wipe the gay population out long beforethe "bigots" ever get a chance."So you tell me...are these comments being made by a person capable of compassion and sympathy or are they made by someone who is insensitive, ignorant, and filled with hate?According to Kirk, being gay is a lifestyle choice and if they didn't commit suicide they would probably just get aids anyway.  Did I read that correctly?  And gay teens commiting suicide is frivolous, right Kirk?  Frivolous, as in these kids lives were of no purpose or value and the only thing that is going to come of their deaths is wasting the tax payer dollar?  Right Kirk?So you tell me, genius, how is Kirk not making fun of dead kids with comments like these?  In fact, I'd say that he is deriding dead kids more than he's making fun of them.  And, in case you didn't know, derision is worse than making fun.And how do I remember that kirk (you) drives a Saturn.  I remember it probably because he didn't say it many months ago...but the primary reason I remember it is because I've never read a more whimperingly pathetic comment than the one where he describes how he brings his garbage to work in his piece of shit Saturn because he can't afford trash removal.  And also how he relies on hand-outs so he can keep his so-called pretty nice house in a pretty nice neighborhood.You see, I find that funny.  Not because I think there's anything funny about being poor and scratching to get by.  I think it's funny that someone who probably has a very low income is constantly complaining about his tax dollar...I mean, how much can Kirk possibly contribute to the bottom line?  I doubt his bumper sticker empire contributes anything to his AGI.  What do you think Kirk's effective tax rate is?  If its over 15% I'll pay for one year's worth of internet service and garbage removal at Kirk's house.  It's also funny because Kirk is a fraud and a dupe.  The people who he is so desperate to defend on here would never even acknowledge his existence in real life and he knows it...which is why he comes on here to, literally, copy and paste their ideas.  He admires the attention they receive, their wealth, their relative articulation and their power.  Kirk does not have, nor will he ever have, any of these things and deep down he knows it.  What's worse, we all know it too.  Well...everyone except you.And you sticking up for Kirk makes you just as fucking despicably ignorant as he isand I will extend you the same invitation that I've extended to Kirk on multiple occasions.  To wit: I would gladly meet up with you and/or Kirk any timethat you would like so I can say these things to either one of your stupid fucking faces.  Kirk hasn't taken me up on it...but, obamaspeaks, you have moxy and I bet you aren't a complete chickenshit like Kirk.  What do you say?Until then, I remain,JWW

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

kirk is a liar.  I have quoted his dead children jokes to him, so has jww.   This is actually from the comment thread on Bradlee Dean from last week.  

jww quoteHere's what Kirk (who's most probably you logged in as not kirk for this comment) had to say in a comments on articles discussing gay teens commiting suicide as a result of bullying:

"Because the liars (lawyers), want us all tobelieve, this activity only happened because they chose to take on a lifestylein which GREATLY increased their chances of getting aids"

or

"I bet anyone $100, this lawsuit amounts in nothing more thanthe gay community frivolously wasting the tax payers dollar. Dinks!"

or

"Perhaps aids will wipe the gay population out long beforethe "bigots" ever get a chance."

So you tell me...are these comments being made by a person capable of compassion and sympathy or are they made by someone who is insensitive, ignorant, and filled with hate?

Now admit you are lying and apologize you lying dead children mocking scumbag. 

SAENLINDA
SAENLINDA

LIE,LIE,LIE ,LIE,LIE,LIE LIE,LIE SEE i CAN SAY THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER KIRK BUT GAS WAS 1.50 WHEN BUSH TOOK OFFICE AND 4.25 IN 2007 RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS TERM 

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Both jww and I have quoted your words back at you.   Once again you are a liar.  Keep lying you scumbag. 

Bilky
Bilky

Kirk - pretty sure you meant -- YOU'RE -- saying. You really aren't as intelligent as you'd like to think. YOU'RE is a contraction for "you are" - and YOUR is possessive. Might as well throw a few "LOLs" in there too, son.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Must warm your heart to bring so much attention to a lefty paper.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

So it's time to replace myself with the voices of ten for a few weeks?My comments here have drawn attention from the UK.

You all will be begging for me to come back.  I bring CP $$$$ for clicks and comments.Sad thing is, I draw more comments than the article writers here.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Your trolling has pretty much plateaued, but I've got to give you props for being a master dissembler; very few people can derail a topic as well as you do.

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