Goodbye, Michele!

You know, on second thought, I’m not going to miss Michele Bachmann at all when she stops being a Member of Congress and is hermetically sealed at Fox News or WND or whatever:

The way Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sees it, President Barack Obama has been supporting Islamic jihad “at every turn.”

“And I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the President of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally, Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad,” Bachmann said during an interview on Washington Watch, hosted by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins.

But she does remind us that deep in the heart of “constitutional conservatives'” hatred of liberalism is a religious grievance against the deeply American traditions of church-state separation and tolerance of religious dissent. I wish Bachmann was carrying her anti-American sentiments into official retirement with her, but there are plenty more like her remaining in Congress.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.