Bachmann turning into overdrive

The Minnesota congresswoman tries to deny McCarthyite threats.

Published October 20, 2008 3:23PM (EDT)

She's baaaaack.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Wingnutterland, now has the nerve to claim that her comments about Barack Obama (and other members of Congress) being anti-American were taken out of context.

Faiz Shakir has more at Think Progress.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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