Michele Bachmann's 10 biggest "Oh no she didn't" moments
1. Bachmann calls for an investigation into "Anti-American" members of Congress
On Oct. 17, 2008, just three weeks before the election, Bachmann did her best Joseph McCarthy during an appearance on "Hardball With Chris Matthews." She told a baffled Matthews that she was "very concerned that [President Obama] has anti-American views" and went on to say, "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America." The statements compelled viewers across the country to dump $750,000 into Democratic challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg's coffers over the course of 72 hours. But the boost was too little too late. Bachmann slithered back into the office by three percentage points, much to the delight of far-right social conservatives and nonsense-connoisseurs alike.