what can you say?

Right Wing Watch: Rep. Michele Bachmann and Lou Engle pray during FRC’s 2009 “Prayercast” to stop the passage of healthcare reform legislation.

Let’s get this right: Bachmann and her buddies were asking God to help in stopping the passage of a bill that, for example, ensured children with pre-existing conditions could no longer be denied coverage by health insurance companies?

Oh boy.

Thank you Loriah

22 Responses to “what can you say?”

  1. 1 meta
    July 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    That doesn’t look or sound anything like a President to me.

  2. 2 Mary
    July 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    God wants us to take care of the widow and orphans, the strangers in the land, the least of these.

    • 3 Mary
      July 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Replying to myself because I wanted to say, it strains credulity that these to read the Bible, profess those beliefs, and at the same time can pray a prayer like this.

      • 4 majii
        July 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm

        The problem as I see it, Mary, is that they place their personal ambitions and desires over the teachings of Jesus and the Bible. When I read/hear about one of these “c”hristians declaring war against the poor, women, the elderly, and shilling for the rich and corporations, it reminds me of the C Streeters who Jeff Sharlot found believe that they can do anything they want because God will always forgive them. It doesn’t seem that they’re reading the same Bible that I read because mine has a warning about deliberately and repeatedly sinning and expecting God’s forgiveness. My Bible says that God doesn’t have unlimited patience with people of this sort.

        • 5 gn
          July 7, 2011 at 5:12 am

          I agree; I’m not interested in telling people how they can and cannot worship or express their spirituality, but the hypocrisy and heretical reading of Christ’s message couldn’t be more glaring. *Praying* that more people are deprived of healthcare, even little kids? Lord, have mercy.

  3. 6 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    what a kook! 😯

  4. 7 Bill
    July 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    That was embarrassing to watch. I suppose she will be around until she must declare for her House reelection.

  5. 8 Brian
    July 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    If she lived 2000 years ago, she would be screaming, “Socialist!” during the Sermon on the Mount.

    • 9 utaustinliberal
      July 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      Hahahahahaha…. LMAO that would’ve been a sight to behold. These rightwing “christians” selectively pick parts of the Bible and twist its message. Who prays against a bill that reduces insurance premiums by about 40% in 21 states? Who prays against a bill that ensures all those with pre-existing conditions are covered by their insurance companies. Who prays against a bill that drastically narrows the donut hole for Medicare recipients. Who prays against a bill that provides preventitive measures with mammograms and check-ups. Oh… yeah… the devil in Michele Bachmann clothing.

      • 10 Brian
        July 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm

        It’s especially ironic that (to support their arguments) they rarely quote Jesus. Instead they invoke a petty, vengeful image of an Old Testament deity, or they quote things that are not in the Bible at all. I can’t believe how many times I have told some of these people that “The Lord helps those that help themselves” is not in the Bible at all.

    • 11 nathkatun7
      July 7, 2011 at 3:12 am


  6. 12 Mae who love our CIC
    July 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Thank God, who did not honor this prayer. God loves the down trodden, widows, and everyone who can not fend for themselves.

  7. 13 m
    July 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    i tried to watch this, but had to turn it off it made me feel so disgusted.

  8. 14 Cindy Sweatt
    July 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I didn’t hear anything about the Affordable Care Act? She does carry on, but how do you know it was about health care?

    • 15 theo67
      July 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      It happened at the time of the health care debates – the caption says this was a “prayercast” to stop the progress of the health care bill.

      It’s actually very scary that these people believe what they’re doing is right. I’d be less worried if I knew they were just motivated by greed and evil. These ones are crazy – and not because they’re praying. But because of what they’re praying for.

      Just imagine if this woman and her ilk were running the country.

  9. July 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Chile we don’t know. Huh!

  10. 17 Claire
    July 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Wow, this woman is so very pathetic.

  11. 18 Nellcote
    July 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’m hopeful that all Christians don’t think this way. I wish more real Chrisitians would speak up and talk about what Jesus really said about the poor and needy.

  12. 19 Cindy Sweatt
    July 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I would pass this on if in the video they spoke about the bill-they seem to be talking about Congress. I consider myself a “real Christian” and find this just creepy.

  13. 21 Karen Sr.
    July 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm


  14. 22 Tally
    July 7, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I saw a pretty hideous commercial on CNN today with Huckabee saying they were only four votes away in the Senate from repealing Health Care reform…..


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