While President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., were lofty and civil in their speeches last night, the tea party response by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., “had all the altitude of a punch to the gut,” wrote Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Besides the confusion about which camera she was looking at, Bachmann showed little bipartisan spirit and repeated bogus claims about health care reform. “It was angry, and at times wrong, but Bachmann has gone far with that formula,” Milbank wrote.
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