Michele Bachmann has finished giving her alternate response, presented by Tea Party Express and broadcast on CNN (which is airing a Tea Party Express presidential debate this year).

Bachmann and Ryan brought the same policy message essentially--cut, cut, cut--but with very different styles. Bachmann's speech was laced with aggressive rhetoric and grand, Old Testament-style mythic phrases about the greatness of America.

"I believe that America is the indispensable nation of the world" ...

"Who's to say we won't see a miracle again?"

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