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Watch the above video of Michele Bachmann dancing, and tell me you’re not thinking “romance.”

Author Tréy Sager was so stirred by Bachmann (R-MN) — the congresswoman who was briefly a frontrunner for the 2012 GOP nomination for president, then barely won her own seat  — that he wrote the romance novel Fires of Siberia.

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Of course, the idea that Bachmann could be transported to Siberia and lured into a sadomasochistic relationship is a lot less far-fetched than the “ex-gay therapy” performed at the Bachmanns’ counseling centers.

You can watch Sager try to explain to The Huffington Post what inspired him to answer the question, “What do you get if you combine Michele Bachmann and Fifty Shades of Grey?”

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Trump mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Some of the January 6 rioters who are facing federal criminal charges are now saying, as part of their defense, that they were misled, brainwashed or unfairly manipulated by then-President Donald Trump, MAGA media and/or the QAnon cult. And one of the rioters who is using that type of defense is QAnon supporter Doug Jensen, who is saying that he was a "victim" of false information from the far-right conspiracy movement.

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