Democrats plan to run against Bachmann anyway

A Wednesday morning press release from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee indicated the play moving forward.

“Michele Bachmann’s Tea Party brand of extremism and obstruction have infected the entire Republican Congress, and her influence shows no signs of waning,” said Emily Bittner, spokeswoman for the DCCC. “This Republican Congress will continue to turn off Americans of all political stripes because they’re using the Bachmann playbook: put politics before solutions. The American people will now watch Republicans in Congress compete over who can be the most extreme and most radical to take Bachmann’s place pushing forward their extreme agenda.”

The DCCC also posted an online “petition” asking supporters to enter an email address to say “Bye Bye to Bachmann.”

“Michele Bachmann just announced she’s quitting Congress. Good riddance! Tea Party conspiracy theories, shady ethics and ridiculous attacks on President Obama. We’re not going to miss her one bit,” the site read.