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This Vote Goes Out to the Big Guy

I'm not a big sports fan. But I do enjoy the post-game interviews, wherein a member of the, say, Cavaliers, thanks God for his victory, implying that God simply wanted the Clippers to lose that day (in fact, it seems that God is particularly unhappy with the Clippers, and has been for some time).

I watch a lot more politics than I do sports. So it's good to see Michelle Bachmann bringing that sort of analysis to my preferred subject. Speaking at a "tele-town hall" on Wednesday, Bachmann explained that “we all need to consider that in God’s timing that he may have allowed us, as members of Congress, to be in the position that we’re in just for this specific issue right now. Everything that all of us have worked together and labored for over the years, all of it could be undermined with this one bill."

In other words, God put Michelle Bachmann in Congress so she could defeat health-care reform. As for the 83 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, or the 256 members of the House Democratic Caucus? Well, it seems that God has mixed feelings on the bill, and put them there to pass it. Maybe God is particularly interested in one of Bachmann's amendments?

By Ezra Klein  |  August 25, 2009; 5:03 PM ET
 
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Can god tell Michelle Bachmann to run for president in 2012?

Please.

Posted by: impikk | August 25, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Well since Obama is "God's partner" on health care, your team should have this one in the bag, right?

Posted by: kenobi1 | August 25, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

You know Jesus wants all but the rich Americans to be insured. It is right there in the Sermon on the Mount: "I got mine, beee-atch, screw the rest of you!"

Posted by: AZProgressive | August 25, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I am of the opinion that God put Michelle Bachmann in Congress because sometimes even God thinks "Wow, get a load of this one," and wants to share -- kind of like e-mailing everyone a YouTube video of a cat skateboarding, or a person consuming a thousand hot dogs at once, or the like.

Posted by: tracy2 | August 25, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Having spent some time in Bachmann's district, I can pretty much say that if God put her in Congress, theology has done a bad job of sharing the "tens of thousands of McMansion-dwelling nutjobs" argument.

Posted by: pseudonymousinnc | August 25, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Congreswoman Bachmann bears false witness and therefore is a warning by God to the people of the United States to foreswear all of her positions... if you can make sense out of any.

Oh, wait, I'm an athiest. OK, I suppose she's a warning that evolution doesn't always produce the best result... just the one most able to survive in their sub-environment.

Posted by: Jaycal | August 25, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

God's not conflicted. He's just in the minority party.

Your side works for the other guy.

Posted by: whoisjohngaltcom | August 25, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be divine if Republicans would acknowledge health reform as a worthwhile goal and offer a plan of their own.

Posted by: bmull | August 25, 2009 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be divine if Republicans would acknowledge health reform as a worthwhile goal and offer a plan of their own.

Posted by: bmull | August 25, 2009 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Amen Brother (Sister?)!

Posted by: atlmom1234 | August 26, 2009 8:11 AM | Report abuse

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