May 25, 2019 | 69° F

Bachmann must not belittle hurricane

Readers are of course aware that the massive Hurricane Irene swept up the East Coast this past weekend leaving extensive flooding, wind damage, widespread power outages and a multitude of casualties in its wake. What readers may not be aware of, however, is that this was not your average natural disaster. In fact, it was an act of God, a sign warning American politicians to take heed of the public's discontent — at least, it was if you take Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann seriously.

While giving a speech in Florida over the weekend, Bachmann told her audience that she does not, "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?' Listen to the American people because the American people are

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