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Rocknrule

(5,697 posts)
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 08:32 AM Aug 2016

Michele Bachmann: God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee

Source: The Hill

Former Minnesota Rep. and Donald Trump's evangelical adviser Michele Bachmann said that Donald Trump was "raised up" by God to win in the general election.

“This is one thing I know from the Book of Daniel: the bottom line of the Book of Daniel is this: it teaches us that the most high God lifts up who He will and takes down who he will," she said in an interview with The Brody File that was released on Tuesday.

"I actually supported Ted Cruz. I thought he was fabulous but I also see that at the end of the day God raised up, I believe Donald Trump who was going to be the nominee in this election. I don’t think God sits things out. He’s a sovereign God. Donald Trump became our nominee," Bachmann continued in the interview, which was conducted on Friday.

"I think it’s very likely that in the day that we live in, that Donald Trump is the only individual who could win in a General Election of the seventeen who ran. Maybe I’m wrong, I don’t know but I do know that the Bible is true and that Daniel teaches the most high God which is one of God’s names is the one who lifts up who he will and takes down who He will..."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/293884-michele-bachmann-god-picked-trump-to-be-the-gop-nominee



At this point, I'm surprised Trump hasn't just said he IS God
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Michele Bachmann: God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee (Original Post) Rocknrule Aug 2016 OP
"And the Lord said: "White Power" and the people listened in awe" Rocknrule Aug 2016 #1
God picked Romney and McCain too jberryhill Aug 2016 #2
Are you suggesting God is a loser?! (wink, n/t) PJMcK Aug 2016 #9
Either way... Plucketeer Aug 2016 #39
And he picked Obama, and gave him divine victory, a Holy mandate to lead Midnight Writer Aug 2016 #75
And HRC, Obama, Kerry, lindysalsagal Aug 2016 #77
evidently god wants to make sure democrats keep winning. unblock Aug 2016 #3
Hasn't she bucolic_frolic Aug 2016 #4
God is just trying to teach them a lesson, yet they still don't atone. George II Aug 2016 #5
Yes! roamer65 Aug 2016 #8
God has hell of a sense of humor. Chicago1980 Aug 2016 #6
If she exists, I suspect she's a riot at parties. nt msanthrope Aug 2016 #7
God doesn't have a gender. God isn't a person olddad56 Aug 2016 #72
That was exactly my reaction Fortinbras Armstrong Aug 2016 #46
Pure warrprayer Aug 2016 #10
What does God have to say about this? Zambero Aug 2016 #11
If true, God appears to have a bone to pick with us. mahina Aug 2016 #12
Your 15 minutes are up, Michelle. Granny M Aug 2016 #13
Okay, I'll break it you Michelle, your "god" as you call it or him was turbinetree Aug 2016 #14
I believe that she believes it. onehandle Aug 2016 #15
Bachmann is nuttier than a pile of squirrel shit. bulloney Aug 2016 #16
Because she's nuttier than a pile of squirrel shit. Metro135 Aug 2016 #17
Because sane sorts Plucketeer Aug 2016 #40
she is batshit crazy ..... which is lower than squirrel shit Angry Dragon Aug 2016 #66
"God raised up, I believe Donald Trump" BumRushDaShow Aug 2016 #18
God must hate us then Punx Aug 2016 #19
So the Devil chose Mrs. Clinton? n/t hibbing Aug 2016 #20
I take it as a sure sign that God loves Democrats. (nt) Paladin Aug 2016 #21
And God said, Let there be stupid: and there was Michele Bachmann . Solly Mack Aug 2016 #22
Appears that God wants Hillary to be POTUS treestar Aug 2016 #23
And God laughed! 'Bunch of idjits!" He chortled. eom Maeve Aug 2016 #24
Michelle Bachmann for President keithbvadu2 Aug 2016 #25
Here's the guy God would have chosen to be her VP. keithbvadu2 Aug 2016 #26
Mad as a hatter. Look at those eyes. Hieronymus Aug 2016 #76
It's True - It's True and I got the proof - a photo of God and his groupies packman Aug 2016 #27
Now THAT's a scene right out of 'Deliverance'. COLGATE4 Aug 2016 #68
So he's still a wrathful God, I suppose. sofa king Aug 2016 #28
Goes to show you God has a sense of humor. Wednesdays Aug 2016 #29
an old favortie comes to mind dembotoz Aug 2016 #45
Now why would Michele blame God for getting Trump as the nominee? Thinkingabout Aug 2016 #30
So if God wants Trump to win, Trump will win. So, no need to vote, guys. thesquanderer Aug 2016 #31
This is the same "god" that spoke to Shrub. 47of74 Aug 2016 #32
For an omnipotent and omniscient cove, God has a strange tendency to back candidates who lose. whatthehey Aug 2016 #33
Michele Bachmann: God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee dawn5651 Aug 2016 #34
Ugh. skypilot Aug 2016 #35
Does she actually believe this shit? Or is she just using the gullibility of those ... NurseJackie Aug 2016 #36
God wants a bigot and a racist to lead this country? I don't think so!!!!!!!!! secondwind Aug 2016 #37
Apparently God has picked between 3 - 5 Republican candidates every election cycle for the past 20 world wide wally Aug 2016 #38
And God said: Well, the flood didn't work. Let's try something else. nt Xipe Totec Aug 2016 #41
This God of their's is quite the practical joker Sophiegirl Aug 2016 #42
This message was self-deleted by its author INdemo Aug 2016 #43
what does a greek physician have to do with this collection of nutbars? niyad Aug 2016 #58
Says Who? n/t BillyBobBrilliant Aug 2016 #44
Remember when Trump threw the money changers They_Live Aug 2016 #47
And God told Cruz's daddy and Heidi, while on their knees, that TED was the one Miles Archer Aug 2016 #48
I'd expect God to make a wiser choice left-of-center2012 Aug 2016 #49
I knew it! jcgoldie Aug 2016 #50
Typical word salad in the Palinian tradition Hav Aug 2016 #51
K&R saidsimplesimon Aug 2016 #52
michele, your god is either a psychopath, or has one twisted, sick sense of humour. niyad Aug 2016 #53
god again???!!!??? heaven05 Aug 2016 #54
So if Trump loses will Bachmann say god was wrong or god wanted a democrat? SummerSnow Aug 2016 #55
I feel God elevated him to the level of incompetence for a laugh. n/t woodsprite Aug 2016 #56
She needs a psychiatric evaluation. Unit 001 Aug 2016 #57
I smell dissent in the ranks of The Faithful jmowreader Aug 2016 #59
For once I agree with the nazi nutcase. forest444 Aug 2016 #60
Good grief n/t moonscape Aug 2016 #61
Yeah, okay Michelle NastyRiffraff Aug 2016 #62
"The Bible is true"... czarjak Aug 2016 #63
I'll bet God auto-forwards all of Bachmann's prayers to His spam box Rocknrule Aug 2016 #64
either Bachmann's god is very mean or he/she has a great sense of humor Angry Dragon Aug 2016 #65
Bachmann added, "God's the one with the horns and pitchfork, right?" tclambert Aug 2016 #67
The phrase "Divine retribution" comes to mind. Also "Vengeance is mine, etc." n/t TygrBright Aug 2016 #69
God picked her to lose. truthisfreedom Aug 2016 #70
No Michelle, people picked Trump, uneducated, white, males under 35 picked Trump. olddad56 Aug 2016 #71
God trolls Republicans again SwankyXomb Aug 2016 #73
and God picked Michele Bachmann to be one of tRump's insane followers 0rganism Aug 2016 #74
Yes, the God Nosoi. Eleanors38 Aug 2016 #78
.... Initech Aug 2016 #79
"God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee" ... If that's true, then: Martin Eden Aug 2016 #80
If by "god" she means dumbass GOP voters, she is not incorrect. Thor_MN Aug 2016 #81
 

Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
39. Either way...
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 11:06 AM
Aug 2016

God's had a hand in picking enough Republicans to fill a whole FLEET of Clown Cars! That's the primary reason so many folks are terrified of clowns.

lindysalsagal

(21,109 posts)
77. And HRC, Obama, Kerry,
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 05:48 PM
Aug 2016

She forgot that murrikuh was founded on the absolute rejection of "divine right of kings."

God doesn't select leaders on the battlefield, we do.

Fortinbras Armstrong

(4,473 posts)
46. That was exactly my reaction
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 11:41 AM
Aug 2016

Spider Robinson wrote a short story, "God Is An Iron". The title comes from this bit in the story, "If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron."

Zambero

(9,056 posts)
11. What does God have to say about this?
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 08:53 AM
Aug 2016

Not weighing in, as might be expected. Sounds as if Michele is hearing those strange voices again.

turbinetree

(24,845 posts)
14. Okay, I'll break it you Michelle, your "god" as you call it or him was
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 09:23 AM
Aug 2016

used from the past and today to think it was just fine to perpetuate genocide on the Indigenous people, in the name of "god".

So when you come out to speak in your tongue, I see nothing but hate and fear, did you really dissect your words the words from which you quoted on, and what this Daniel person was saying, because it really is not good




bulloney

(4,113 posts)
16. Bachmann is nuttier than a pile of squirrel shit.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 09:32 AM
Aug 2016

Why does anyone take her seriously? Why do the media give her any attention?

BumRushDaShow

(133,970 posts)
18. "God raised up, I believe Donald Trump"
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 09:42 AM
Aug 2016

Is she sure? Or maybe it was someone else then? Is this the type of equivocation necessary to stay in Cruz's good graces? Seems like she isn't too sure.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
23. Appears that God wants Hillary to be POTUS
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:05 AM
Aug 2016

that would explain picking an orange buffoon for the R nominee.

keithbvadu2

(38,026 posts)
26. Here's the guy God would have chosen to be her VP.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:16 AM
Aug 2016

Here's the guy God would have chosen to be her VP.

Her running mate, Enzyte Smilin' Bob

 

packman

(16,296 posts)
27. It's True - It's True and I got the proof - a photo of God and his groupies
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:16 AM
Aug 2016

[URL=.html][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

-------------------WEEZE LOVES OUR TRUMP-------------------------------------

COLGATE4

(14,783 posts)
68. Now THAT's a scene right out of 'Deliverance'.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 02:44 PM
Aug 2016

The older gentleman on the far right looks like he's about to say "I'll make you scream like a pig",

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
30. Now why would Michele blame God for getting Trump as the nominee?
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:22 AM
Aug 2016

This was voted on by brain dead Republicans, blame them.

thesquanderer

(12,150 posts)
31. So if God wants Trump to win, Trump will win. So, no need to vote, guys.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:37 AM
Aug 2016

And of course, if Trump loses, that means God wanted Trump to lose.

So really, all you Trump people, just don't worry about it, stay home if you want, and let God work it out.

dawn5651

(620 posts)
34. Michele Bachmann: God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:42 AM
Aug 2016

well god has a sick sense of humour and a real liking for a candidate with a extremely foul mouth that rivals paul lepage of maine.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
36. Does she actually believe this shit? Or is she just using the gullibility of those ...
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 10:48 AM
Aug 2016

... who do believe?

Sophiegirl

(2,338 posts)
42. This God of their's is quite the practical joker
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 11:21 AM
Aug 2016

From Alan.com

The God Squad! These GOP Candidates Say God Told Them To Run

Scott Walker

The Wisconsin governor describes his presidential bid as “God’s plan,” explaining that his political decisions are guided by God, not voters.

John Kasich

John Kasich waited for a message from God before becoming the 16th Republican to enter the presidential race this week. During an appearance on NBC’s ”Meet The Press” earlier this year, Gov. Kasich explained to host Chuck Todd that he was exploring what the Lord wants before to deciding to enter the race

Ben Carson

“I believe God will make it clear to me if that’s something I’m supposed to do,” Ben Carson told Fox News last August, adding that he would run “if God grabbed him by the collar and asked him to run.”

Rick Perry

Perry told CNN, “I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs,” before telling a radio host he decided to run after a message from God.

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum’s family also had a divine understanding of what compelled his presidential ambitions. “… We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.”

Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee recently said “For me, this is not just a political or financial decision, it is a spiritual decision. You know, the only thing worse than not being elected president would be to be elected president without God’s blessing. I can’t think of a worse place in the world to be than in the Oval Office without God’s hand upon you.
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Then there was the great white Mormon hope, Mitt Romney. You know, prophesy and all.

You'd think after a while, they wouldn't fall for this particular prank anymore. Alas.....god just keeps getting away with a continual pull-my-finger joke with them. They fall for it every single time.



Response to Rocknrule (Original post)

Miles Archer

(18,840 posts)
48. And God told Cruz's daddy and Heidi, while on their knees, that TED was the one
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 11:53 AM
Aug 2016

My educated guess is that Michele is batshit crazy. Call it a hunch.

Hav

(5,969 posts)
51. Typical word salad in the Palinian tradition
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 12:23 PM
Aug 2016

Maybe it is just a poorly written/quoted article but these word salads are giving me headaches. Palin's idiotic remarks after her head injury were also painful to read.

saidsimplesimon

(7,888 posts)
52. K&R
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 12:27 PM
Aug 2016

Why do I bother? That is giving tools like this any air time.

"Render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasars." Consider the source, God trumps Christ, so sad at so many levels.

SummerSnow

(12,608 posts)
55. So if Trump loses will Bachmann say god was wrong or god wanted a democrat?
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 12:47 PM
Aug 2016

I would do that interview for free

jmowreader

(50,834 posts)
59. I smell dissent in the ranks of The Faithful
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 01:32 PM
Aug 2016

Trump is not Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy. Among his other atrocities, he sells liquor and commits adultery. It's too late to shove a known Bible beater on the ticket to counterbalance him, so they are attempting to prove Trump is God-chosen to keep True Christians from staying home in November.

But seriously guys, does anyone believe God would have anything to do with a guy who's being hauled into court in California for swindling grandmothers out of their retirement savings?

forest444

(5,902 posts)
60. For once I agree with the nazi nutcase.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 01:36 PM
Aug 2016

Trump is turning out to be this country's best insurance policy against having a Rethug regime back in the White House.

And God, after all, does have a sense of humor.

czarjak

(11,805 posts)
63. "The Bible is true"...
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 02:05 PM
Aug 2016

Run that by a Mormon, Chelly. Why do you think it's titled "Another Testament of Jesus Christ"? By all means keep throwing Jesus under the bus, I'm sure he's used to it by now.

olddad56

(5,732 posts)
71. No Michelle, people picked Trump, uneducated, white, males under 35 picked Trump.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 03:34 PM
Aug 2016

It is called free will. God doesn't get involved at that level.

0rganism

(24,231 posts)
74. and God picked Michele Bachmann to be one of tRump's insane followers
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 04:03 PM
Aug 2016

easy job for God, since she already has the cray-cray down cold

Martin Eden

(13,038 posts)
80. "God picked Trump to be the GOP nominee" ... If that's true, then:
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 07:47 PM
Aug 2016

... he also picked Hillary Clinton to be President of the United States.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
81. If by "god" she means dumbass GOP voters, she is not incorrect.
Wed Aug 31, 2016, 08:24 PM
Aug 2016

That also means god sent her to DC.

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