Bachmann, the self-anointed queen of the Tea Party, said the Democrats have the wrong idea about the group.
"They want you to think that the Tea Party is made up of toothless hillbillies coming down out of the hills wearing red, white, and blue," she said at a campaign event in Iowa. "But the fact is, they should be afraid of the Tea Party."
Bachmann's foreboding statement came yesterday during a rally in her new permanent home state.
Since the elections swept Republicans back into the House of Representatives -- where Michele is still a Congresswoman, in theory -- most angry voters' tea has cooled down a bit.
But not for the First Lady of the Sixth District. Michele is still sticking up for the teabaggers against President Obama.
But her thinking does raise a few questions. If the Tea Party really was "toothless hillbillies coming down out of the hills wearing red, white, and blue," who wouldn't be afraid?