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Monday, October 24, 2016

In the longest retirement video ever, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has announced she will not seek another term in the House of Representatives, where she has been serving since 2007.

The congresswoman offered no reasoning for her retirement from Congress but carefully argued that she wasn’t afraid of losing to the man who nearly defeated her in 2012 — and currently leads her in the polls — Jim Graves. She also insisted that an investigation into her presidential campaign that reportedly has caught the attention of the FBI played no role in her decision. A former aide has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing improper payments were made to an official in Iowa, along with other violations.

As Michele Bachmann once said, “Thou protesteth too much.”

Insiders had been predicting Bachmann would retire to give Republicans an easier time of holding her solidly red district.

“I will continue to work overtime for the next 18 months in Congress defending the same constitutional conservative values we have worked so hard on together,” Bachmann said in the video.

Why do you think Bachmann is leaving Congress? And what will she do next? Maybe she’ll return to her job at the IRS.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Archie’s Boy

    Thank the gods! Let’s hope she doesn’t change her mind. We could do with one less wacko — until another one predictably comes along…

  • old_blu

    Hahaha! This is great she must have listened to Palin on how not to finish a job. “you betcha” I can’t believe they voted her in anyway.

    • neeceoooo

      Now her and her husband can save the world of all the gay men (wink* wink*).

      • idamag

        Maybe she can get on “Dancing With The Stars.”

  • Daniel Jones

    Faux News is salivating.

  • John Pigg

    Of course she did. She is smart, like all big name conservatives she knows she can make more money by writing books and appearing on news shows. Who knows maybe she can get a cushy job on a conservative think tank or political action group.

    Fixing our nations problems are is just too hard 🙁

    • plc97477

      Maybe they will put her on Faux news.

  • Independent1

    The Koch Bros probably gave her an offer she couldn’t refuse – knowing that she stood a very good chance of being defeated in 2014 with the GOP losing her seat.

    • neeceoooo

      It will be interesting to see who the brothers try to put in her place.

      • BDC_57

        Now the muslim people won’t have to worry about her going on a witch hunt after them.

    • old_blu

      Call me psychic, (or psychotic) but I see a reality show coming up. And hello Indepentent to you and neece.

      • BDC_57

        I week end crazy going down because she won’t be in it all the time.

        • old_blu

          Ahh! You’re right, but they have that pig Weiner running again so he can take her place.

          • idamag

            Weiner, the wiener wager.

  • elw

    One small step for Michele Bachmann, one giant leap forward for our Country. May her seat be filled by a good progressive Democrat.

    • idamag

      At least, this time, someone with a triple-digit I.Q.

      • elw

        At least someone who is sane.

  • This is terrible!
    What a blow to late night comedians this is.

  • Lynda Groom

    If the republican Party was smart they would look at this as a jump start in cleansing the party of the truly insane portion as opposed to the just disturbed portion.

  • Lynda Groom

    Lets see, she is behind in her district and the FBI is looking under the sheet, but those have nothing to do with her dropping out. Yeah right lady.

  • 1standlastword

    The crazy woman is reading the tea leaves accurately…who woulda thunk it possible!!

    She has spit in her soup far too many times and now she doesn’t want to eat it. Who can blame her?

    She wasn’t invited to the republican convention, CPAC or any Republican Party signature event last year or this year (she just can’t represent).

    Her antics, lies and paranoia are too much for her colleagues to bear and so she finds herself totally marginalized by her broken and dying party.

    Her ethical problems and plummeting popularity are totally injurious of any credibility she might of once had.

    Moreover, it must be very hard to keep up appearances when 8 out of 10 people think you’re crazy and they don’t take you seriously.

    I seriously doubt there is anything left for her.

    She is now the maverick headed for total isolation and alienation…simply to become a voice in the wilderness

  • What a shame. I do so much enjoy the lunacy of the right wingnuts, the best entertainment there is today.
    I bet her & Sarah Palin would make a White House run that would be the funniest political event to ever take place.