"Per the St. Petersburg Times and Politico, Bachmann said, "I don't 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 roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in the spending.""
Wow--did she just make the American people God?
I have a pretty high regard for the American people, but I stop short of turning them into Deity.
And, while I do believe that God warns us with disasters, I seriously doubt His message comes from the Tea Party Manifesto. He seems to go more along the lines of sending the message that we each individually need to repent, last I heard.
I don't have a lot of respect for politicians who play the God card--especially so blatantly. I respect politicians who are religious--but to use God to spread their own personal message? That bothers me a lot. And I even agree that we need to rein in the spending!