Heard on the Hill

Bachmann Retirement Ignites Flame War on Facebook

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Michele Bachmann’s plan to give up her seat at the end of her fourth — and now final — term sparked a battle of words on the Minnesota Republican’s comment-laden Facebook page.

The tea party favorite succeeded, for once, in bringing together the far right and the far left — albeit only so they could viciously tear each other apart:

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Here’s hoping all this pent up hostility works itself out naturally by 2016.