Bachmann gets rousing birthday song, tons of well-wishes

But now that John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate MORE is the top lawmaker in the lower chamber, the birthday song is on a temporary hiatus due to more pressing issues.

That was no matter, however, for Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBachmann: Muslim immigrants trying to undermine Western civilization Religious leaders pray over Trump in Oval Office 'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast MORE (R-Minn.), who turned 55 on Wednesday.

Bachmann had her own chorus to sing for her. A much bigger one.

In between cries of “Shut ’er down!” Tea Party protesters outside the Capitol found time to sing a full round of “Happy Birthday” to the Minnesota lawmaker before she took the stage to address them.

The presence of hundreds of Bachmann-loving singers was likely due in part to the fact that her birthday fell on a nice, sunny Wednesday, as opposed to last week, when significantly fewer Tea Party folks turned up to protest on a nasty, rainy Thursday.

And if you think a few hundred people is a lot for a birthday sing-song, just wait until you see Bachmann’s online birthday card. The card-cum-fundraising appeal was reportedly signed by more than 25,000 fans, according to an email Wednesday from Bachmann’s husband, Marcus 


Along with a few other folks, ITK hopes Bachmann had a great birthday.