Stephen Colbert Lampoons Michele Bachmann One Last Time

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Two of the greats on screen together one last time

We thought we'd seen the last of Michele Bachmann -- as a US Representative anyway -- after her epic farewell speech, but she just can't stop acting ridiculous, even on her way out the door.

Last week she urged President Obama to bomb Iran after taking a family photo with him at the White House Christmas party. Colbert opened his show last night fondly wishing farewell to Bachmann and riffing on her Christmas party antics.

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Watch Michele Bachmann's Impassioned, Bible-Thumping Farewell Speech

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Farewell Michele

[UPDATE 9:25 AM] Complete CSPAN video now available

As one of her last acts as a member of Congress, Michele Bachmann gave a rip-roaring, bible-thumping, semi-coherent sermon that we are all certain to cherish forever.

In her speech she thanked the people of the 6th District, volunteers, donors, and various other parties who enabled her to serve in the House of Representatives for eight years. She also went on a weird tangent about Moses.

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Interesting Revelations from Michele Bachmann's Washington Post Exit Profile

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Michele Bachmann's storied run in Congress is winding down, and to commemorate the end of an era, the Washington Post's Ben Terris followed her around the Sixth District for a day late last month.

Even though we're quite familiar with Bachmann around these parts by now, Terris's exit profile of Minnesota's most notorious political lightning rod contains a few interesting nuggets. Below the jump we run down the ones that particularly caught our attention.

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Michele Bachmann Fundraising for Stewart Mills

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Michele Bachmann's star has certainly faded since the halcyon days of 2011, but nobody has ever questioned her ability to fundraise.

So it's worth noting that yesterday, Bachmann sent an email to her supporters pleading with them to contribute to Stewart Mills's congressional campaign.

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Michele Bachmann's Gay Marriage Comments Are Actually Pretty Shrewd

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We don't often give Michele Bachmann props (though this isn't the first time) but we do like to dole out credit when it's due.

That said, at the recent Values Voter Summit -- you know, the same one where she gave this speech -- Bachmann had some surprisingly shrewd things to say about gay marriage and where it stands among the pantheon of issues people are concerned about this election season.

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Wait, Did Michele Bachmann Just Urge America to Straight-Up Declare War on Islam? [VIDEO]

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Bachmann fretted about "the rise of radical Islamic jihad -- though that's redundant."
The liberal media is having a field day with the speech Michele Bachmann offered up at last week's Values Voters Summit 2014 in Washington, D.C.

More than one outlet interpreted her "breathtakingly bigoted" speech as flatly urging America to "declare war on Islam." A more charitable view might interpret her as at least trying to distinguish between radical Islam and more moderate types, but any attempt to make that distinction is complicated by blunt statements she made like this one: "Yes, Mr. President, it is about Islam!"

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Michele Bachmann goes beyond parody in new audio clip

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With material like this, why bother trying to make stuff up in the first place?
If you're a Republican and are wondering why we sometimes have difficultly taking your party seriously, consider that the following paragraphs consist of a real story written about a real elected official who just three years ago was one of the country's foremost GOPers.

Just days after we took liberal websites to task for being duped by fake Michele Bachmann quotes, the real Bachmann went ahead and said something that's just as crazy as anything a satire website could concoct.

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Fake Michele Bachmann stories dupe liberal websites

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Sure, we like to criticize Michele Bachmann, but only for things she actually says.
Two years ago, the Onion's "Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story duped a ton of commenters and social media users. The same thing happened earlier this year in response to a satirical New Yorker piece where Bachmann was "quoted" making ridiculous criticisms of Stephen Hawking.

This time around, liberal media outlets have been fooled by a piece from fake news site KCTV7 entitled, "Michele Bachmann Suggests Labor Camps For Immigrant Children."

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Michele Bachmann links gay agenda, pedophilia [AUDIO]

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Bachmann, on the "gay community": "Their ultimate goal is to not allow for diversity of opinion on this issue."
We already know Michele Bachmann isn't a big fan of gay people. It's also not a surprise to hear her say outrageous right-wing things on the radio. But during an appearance on the conservative Faith & Liberty show last week, Bachmann proved she still has the capacity to open her mouth and stun us.

Bachmann argued that marriage equality represents society's first step down a slippery slope that will end up with adults being "able to freely prey on little children sexually."

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Michele Bachmann considering another presidential run [UPDATE]

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Bachmann and her beloved anti-gay Chick-fil-A
Michele vs. Hillary, anyone?
-- Update at bottom --

It's the campaign nobody is asking for, but we might get it anyway.

Michele Bachmann was barely able to hold onto her solidly Republican exurban district last election cycle, and in May 2013 she announced she won't run for another term. Yet she still believes she'd be a viable presidential contender in 2016.

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