The far right fringe of the Republican Party has its share of goofballs and morons, of course, but few of them reach the level of idiocy of Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota.
Besides a lack of reality-based thinking, Rep. Bachmann also has a knack for gross overstatement and hyperbolic rhetoric. From recent reports we've seen, even some mainstream conservatives are distancing themselves from the likes of Rep. Bachmann. Apparently, they worried that she's giving the GOP a bad name. (Imagine that!)
Now we see that Rep. Bachmann is sweet-talking the blowhards at Fox News. This week she praised the factually challenged rants of Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly.
This is hardly surprising, of course, since Beck and O'Reilly provide fodder for the right-wing spin machine every day, even when they have little or nothing to scream about. That why neither of them is taken seriously in the real world, a place where facts actually matter.
Our friends at Think Progress have the details here.