Michele Bachmann's Natural Disaster Metaphor

  • Aired:  09/06/11
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In Michele Bachmann's metaphor, God represents the American people, politicians represent themselves, and the hurricane represents the earthquake. (3:32)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WELCOME TO THE "REPORT,"

EVERYBODY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THAT'S REALLY NICE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

PLEASE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY DOWN HERE.

PLEASE, PLEASE.

YOU'RE TOO KIND.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I... I

HAVE BEEN ON BREAK FOR TWO WEEKS

AND WHILE I WAS GONE, THE EAST

COAST WAS STRUCK BY AN

EARTHQUAKE AND A HURRICANE.

(LAUGHTER)

ONE MORE NATURAL DISASTER AND WE

GET A FREE BLIZZARD.Z

IN LIGHT OF THESE EVENTS, I AM

FORCED TO ISSUE A RARE PUBLIC

APOLOGY TO THE GAYS.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW, IF YOU'RE WATCHING AND

YOU'RE GAY, WAKE UP YOUR

PARTNER.

(LAUGHTER)

I WANT RAFAEL TO HEAR THIS, TOO.

(LAUGHTER)

YOU SEE, I WASN'T STATESIDE WHEN

THIS WENT DOWN, I WAS IN NEW

ZEALAND.

IT'S THE ONLY PLACE TO GET MAORI

WARRIOR FUR-COVERED CROTCH FLAPS

AT A REASONABLE PRICE.

MY OLD ONES ARE ALL WORN OUT.

(LAUGHTER)

I KNOW FROM MY T.V. PREACHER

FRIENDS THAT GOD SENDS

HURRICANES AND EARTHQUAKES TO

PUNISH GAYNESS.

(LAUGHTER)

SO WHEN I HEARD THAT HE HAD HIT

THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES WITH A

HURRICANE AND AN EARTHQUAKE I

NATURALLY THOUGHT "HOW GAY DID

THE GAYS GAY IT THIS TIME?"

(LAUGHTER)

I MEAN, IS WASHINGTON, D.C. NOW

A.C./D.C.?

DID LINCOLN GIVE JEFFERSON A

REACH-AROUND?

(LAUGHTER)

DID LADY LIBERTY JOIN A SOFTBALL

LEAGUE?

(LAUGHTER)

WELL, TURNS OUT IT WASN'T CAUSED

BY THE GAYS AND I SINCERELY

APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCENTIVE THE

THINGS I JUST SAID ABOUT THEM.

(LAUGHTER)

MICHELE BACHMANN EXPLAINED THE

REAL REASON.

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH GOD HAS

TO DO TO GET THE ATTENTION OF

THE POLL POLITICIANS.

WE'VE HAD AN EARTHQUAKE, A

HURRICANE.

HE'S SAID "ARE YOU GOING TO

START LISTENING TO ME, HERE?"

LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

>> Stephen: YES, HURRICANE

HAVE THAT HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

BECAUSE THEY'RE GOD'S MEGAPHONE.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT HE USES SO POLITICIAN CANS

HEAR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OVER

HIS EARLIER EARTHQUAKE WHICH I

BELIEVE IS GOD'S SUBWOOFER.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT, OF COURSE, OF COURSE THE

BLAME-SCREAM-SCREEDA ON... THANK

YOU.

TRADEMARK.

ON THEIR SUNDAY GOTCHA SHOWS

HAVE TO QUESTION EVERYTHING.

>> DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD DOES

USE THE WEATHER TO SEND PEOPLE

MESSAGES HERE ON EARTH?

>> OBVIOUSLY I WAS SPEAKING

METAPHORICALLY.

THAT WAS CLEAR TO THE AUDIENCE.

IT WAS CLEAR TO ME.

>> Stephen: OKAY?

METAPHOR.

IN THIS METAPHOR, GOD REPRESENTS

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

POLITICIANS REPRESENT

THEMSELVES.

AND THE HURRICANE REPRESENTS THE

EARTHQUAKE.

OKAY?

(LAUGHTER)

METAPHOR.

AND BACHMANN HERSELF IS A

SIMILARLY BECAUSE SHE IS LIKE OR

AS SOMEONE WHO MAKES SENSE.

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