People like Bachmann represent everything that is wrong with the Republican Party.
A NYTimes Op-Ed this morning takes not only the Republican party to task – but focuses on Bachamnn
IMHO – a must read opinion piece.
The Op-Ed ends with this:
When all the dust settles from the current dustup within the party over who holds the mantle and which direction to take, Republicans will still be left with the problem of what to do with people like Bachmann.And as long as the party has Bachmanns, it has a problem.People like Bachmann represent everything that is wrong with the Republican Party. She and her colleagues are hyperbolic, reactionary, ill-informed and ill-intentioned, and they have become synonymous with the Republican brand
Some other snips:
Instead of turningaway from obsolescence, it is charging headlong into it, becoming more strident and pushing away more voters whom it could otherwise win.And too many of those hard-liners have a near-allergic reaction to the truth.A prime example is Michele Bachmann, the person who convened the Tea Party Caucus in Congress and a Republican candidate for president last year.She burst back on the scene with a string of lies and half-truths that could have drawn a tsk tsk from Tom Sawyer.