Wingnut Rating: 85
Bachmann has become a symbol of all things Wingnutty in American politics. It's all the more impressive that she's been able to do it from a congressional seat representing a conservative corner of Minnesota. But thanks to a steady stream of incitement and idiocy since calling candidate Obama "anti-American" in 2008 and requesting an investigation of her congressional colleagues' patriotism, Bachmann rarely disappoints those who expect the worst from her. She echoes conspiracy theories and talks of tyranny, peddling Obama Derangement Syndrome and giving comfort to Hatriot claims from her congressional perch. Her greatest hits would fill a full page—
here's a video compilation. But a backlash may be brewing despite her $5 million in donations. Here's her hometown newspaper endorsing her opponent,
Terryl Clark, citing "[Bachmann's] rash, ridiculous, unsubstantiated, misleading and fear-mongering statements about national issues. We also noted—and this is important—her lack of any realistic solutions… Bachmann has only refined an age-old political recipe: mix equal parts of fear and blame that raise your personal profile yet yield only sound bites, not solutions."