Bachmann looks extra creepy while attributing Benghazi, 9/11 to God's "hand of judgment" [VIDEO]

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Bachmann believes God played a role in the death of innocent Americans. Sounds like grounds for a drone attack on heaven to us.
America may have reached Peak Bachmann during her speech last week at a religious event in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann embarrasses herself during House Intelligence Committee hearing [VIDEO]

First, she attributed both 9/11 and Benghazi to God's "hand of judgment." Then, with her hands dramatically gesticulating, she urged everyone in attendance to "humble ourselves and pray to an almighty God."

We suppose prayer is an easier way to try to solve foreign policy problems than actually, you know, putting the Bible down and reading secular intelligence reports or something along those lines.

Here's a transcript of part of Bachmann's speech during the "Washington: A Man of Prayer" event (via the New Civil Rights Movement), followed by the raw video:
"It's no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment. It's no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline. If that is in fact so, what is the answer?

"The answer is what we are doing here today: humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways. That's something that we're doing today, that we did on the National Day of Prayer, it's something that we have chosen to do as well on another landmark day later this year on September 11.

"Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11. That's why we're going to have '9/11 Pray' on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?"


If Jim Graves ends up taking her congressional seat next year, it certainly seems as though Bachmann has a bright future as a megachurch pastor, doesn't it?

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Ron Rodman
Ron Rodman

Maybe if we stopped paying attention, she would go away, eh?

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

wow!  and here I thought she had shown the heights of her craziness...

huhh
huhh

So...god is muslim?  Or he just acts through Islam?  Very confusing...

Micaela Morales
Micaela Morales

Dear Michelle, can you please stop talking. You are crazy.

Jeff Young
Jeff Young

Just waiting for the lightning bolt...

Noel Barrick
Noel Barrick

@Tim, Partisan voters. @Bob, interesting fact about snake oil salesmen: The term actually came from people selling fake snake oil. The real thing is quite the experience. If you ever make it to East Asia, check it out.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

" Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?"

Yes, Michele there are lots of things we can do better than that, today and every day.  Stop blaming God for bad things happening, and take a long hard look in the mirror to recognize that they are the result of human decisions. Take responsibility, stop scape-goating muslims and gays and stop believing in what amounts not to Christianity but to rank superstition.

You can abase yourself all the way to getting down on your hands and knees or even lie prostrate on the hall floor, which is probably a bit dirty after all the people who walk on it each day -- it will not change what the outcome is if we make bad decisions, nor will it control or change the actions of other people on either side.

Funny thing though, you use the words about humbling yourself blah blah blah, but it sure looks from here like you're up their grandstanding like the accomplished media whore that you have been for ages, striving to be the center of attention, and to gin up fear where there is no basis for fear, to play on the stupid, and to try to get people to give you money for doing it.

People would believe you are more genuinely moral and righteous if you didn't have a long reputation of telling falsehoods and lies and factually grossly inaccurate statements; if you didn't have a well-deserved reputation for hatred and extremism; and if you were not coincidentally up to your eye balls in law suits and ethics violations investigations.

"Amen" and more blah blah blah from you.  Just shut it Michele and leave the public stage now; you are reaching new highs and lows for embarrassing yourself -- and US.

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

@ Bob. And in the future, the Humane Society will be removing 80+ cats from her house.

Paul Gerold
Paul Gerold

"God's hand of judgement" is simply a metaphor for Satan Barack Obama's lack of proper judgement.

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

If anything is proof this is an irrational person, this is it.

Jessica Lauer-Schumacher
Jessica Lauer-Schumacher

I just feel I should appreciate that she's here to remind the rest of us what we're fighting against!

Paul Walker
Paul Walker

Please vote her out...she is the biggest embarrasment to Minnesota EVER.

Dee Austin
Dee Austin

10,000 Lakes, and one bat-shit crazy Congresswoman.

Tim Cheesebrow
Tim Cheesebrow

She's such a sad, sad person. What I want to know is, who looks at that crazy mess and thinks "Hey...I should really vote for her." ?

Fred Johnston
Fred Johnston

completely lost it, how does she get re-elected? I D 10 Ts voting for her

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Grifter. Plain old ordinary grifter. One hundred years ago she would have been selling snake oil off the back of a horsedrawn wagon.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Noel Barrick no shit, you wanna buy any snakes?

webcelt
webcelt

@Erik Skelton People in a very conservative district. A sane Republican would have that district in a cakewalk.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

@Jessica Lauer-Schumacher If by that you mean right wing stupidity, corruption and lies, you're right.  But that isn't her intent; it is the truth sneaking out in spite of her efforts to the contrary.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

@Tim Cheesebrow Single issue voters who like being lied to because the truth is too unpleasant a contrast with their belief system?

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