Raise your hand if you saw that one coming.
In the video, Bachmann can be seen smiling, and her spokeswoman was quoted as saying “Obviously she was saying it in jest.” Which is… better? SO, she’s either a [slur removed - notemily] who actually believes that God killed 25+ people because he doesn’t like the way the budget negotiations are going OR she’s someone who thinks it’s ok to trivialize the deaths of 25+ people to make a political point.
GOOD SPOKESWOMAN-ING, MS. SPOKESWOMAN
I think this is one of those dog-whistle things. To the general public she was “just joking,” but to those who actually believe that God sends hurricanes to tell politicians what to do, she’s dead serious.