Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) refused to concede on the idea that ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could be the prohibitive favorite in the 2016 presidential race, citing the biblical story of David and Goliath in a radio interview.
“All David needed was one smooth stone to fell the giant,” Bachmann told Christian radio host Jan Markell. “It wasn’t the stone, it wasn’t David, it was the strong right arm of a holy God. And, again, I believe that it’s, in some ways, up to us — if we repent, if we cry out to God, we have no idea what the Lord God will do for us in 2016.”
Bachmann then clarified for Markell that she did not believe Republicans should focus on one person or president being “our savior,” calling for her party to find the right message and sort out how it uses technology.
“We don’t have a very good technology to win elections,” Bachmann told Markell. “All of that needs to be done. But ultimately what we need to do is focus on what our “positive, big picture message solution needs to be.”
Later in the interview, Bachmann drew a parallel between the U.S. backing Israel against a nuclear strike by Iran and her party holding firm against immigration reform, calling it “a political suicide journey” for Republicans who support a path to citizenship for the country’s 11 million or so undocumented immigrants.
“I’ve been shocked and appalled by the conservatives who have gotten on board this train of amnesty for illegal aliens,” Bachmann told Markell. “I’ve been absolutely floored.”
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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