Bachmann Rules House Wingnuts Index
Steve King, Louie Gohmert not far behind among fringe congressmen
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2010 8:01 AM CDT
Rep. Michelle Bachmann R-Minn., addresses the crowd on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, during a Republican health care news conference.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

(Newser) – A week after releasing its Senate Wingnut Index, the Daily Beast investigates wingnuttery in the House. Using a “semi-scientific” process to identify the most extreme members on both sides of the spectrum, the site ranks them:

  1. Michele Bachmann (R-MN): From calling the president “anti-American” to warning of tyranny, “Bachmann has become a symbol of all things Wingnutty in American politics.”

  1. Steve King (R-IA): Told nation that were Obama elected, “the al-Qaeda, the radical Islamists, will declare victory in this war on terror.”
  2. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): Co-sponsored Birther bill and warned that “socialist health care is going to absolutely kill senior citizens.”
  3. Alan Grayson (D-FL): Labeled his opponent “Taliban Dan” and called Republicans “the enemy of America.”
  4. Paul Broun (R-GA): Compared Obama to Hitler days after the election.
Click here for Nos. 6 through 25.

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Nov 1, 2010 8:26 PM CDT
really people we cannot be takeing here seriously wel if yall picked palin and the rest of the nuts shes number one
Oct 28, 2010 1:51 PM CDT
When I think of airheads, Bachmann, Angle, Palin and O'Donnell come to mind. American we are in so much trouble here and most of us don't even know it because we are angry. A angry voter is dangerous, because when we are angry most of us don't think clearly. GOD HELP US
Oct 19, 2010 4:14 PM CDT
Seems like the more Michelle Bachmann forgets her meds, the more popular she becomes!