Like the Terminator, or The South before the Civil War (the region which spawned much of this movement, not surprisingly) the Bachmannites simply must be defeated -- beaten in the world of combat, political combat in this particular case (lest anyone think I am advocating war -- which I am not).
The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, or even Reagan -- the GOP in its current form is nothing more than the party of Ted Nugent -- hopefully with somewhat better hair.
Speaking of Lincoln, he proffered to Congress in December of 1862 that, "The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthral ourselves, and then we shall save our country."
What he said.