Bachmann Rules House Wingnuts Index

Steve King, Louie Gohmert not far behind among fringe congressmen
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2010 8:01 AM CDT
Michele Bachmann Rules House Wingnuts Index
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)

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.
(Read more Michele Bachmann stories.)

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