Liveblogging the Twittering of the State of the Union
Dennis Ross (Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress FL-12): Someone needs to whisper to Eric Holder that we don't read Miranda rights to terrorists after they try to blow up a US airliner.
Ed Morrissey (right wing columnist): Well, one war, really. (in response to POTUS' reference to "two wars.")
pediagirl: "Main street" has become my least favorite phrase
"I have never been more hopeful about America's future than I am tonight."
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MrWordsWorth: The toughest letters to read are from children, says Obama. If only schools would focus on penmanship
"...the same banks that caused this crisis... we all hated the bank bailout... I hated it... I hated it..."
heartlessdoll: "We all hated the bank bailout." We all hate black licorice. That's why we don't eat it
"modest fee.... taxpayers who rescued them in their time of need."
tomllewis: #SOTU so far - 15 "I" or "me"
Pistolette: Obama: "me me me me me me"
"I thought I'd get some applause on that one."
gerryblog: Republicans won't stand up for tax cuts? We're through the looking glass, people
"That's right, the Recovery Act, also known as the Stimulus Bill. "
aterkel: Biden is blinking more than Cheney did.
Leo_Pusateri: "Jobs must be our new focus for 2010" THEN CUT TAXES, IMBECILE!
langwhitaker: My favorite SOTU was the year Dikembe Mutombo was there.
JamilSmith: Republicans sitting on their hands when he announces bank repayments to be channeled to help small business? Hmmm.
"No reason Europe and Asia should have the fastest trains."
unsupervised: FUCK YOU ORIENT EXPRESS! USA! USA! USA
MsJBell: I hadn't realized how GRAY he's gotten. Wow.
"I want a jobs bill on my desk without delay."
TheHyperFix: Another criticism of Bush Administration without saying the name
"I do not accept second place for the United States of America!"
atizine: "I do not accept second place for America." I think he's got his 2004 groove back.
"Safe, clean nuclear power plants... offshore areas for oil and gas development..."
gatewaypatriot (rightwing columnist): Nuclear power... WOW!!! Drilling!!
"I know there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change."
deadvoter: There's a climate change at the polls
ecopolitologist: Wait, GOP thinks "Overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change" is a laughline?
RichTucker: The lead scientists in Climate Change were hacked and showed proof that they were making up data to show manmade climate change
Optimus_Inc: Who in the HELL is going to buy our exports?!
baratunde: Obama says we'll double our exports. Someone remind him all America makes is youtube cat videos
AngieWrites: "he's showing balls!" -My Dad
"We still need health insurance reform."
mtapscott (rightwing columnist): Health care? He didn't get the message from Massachusetts.
thekencook: He's talking about tyranny - he's talking about redistribution of wealth. There is NO CHOICE in their plan.
jendeaderick: Tip your waitresses!
snarkandboobs: Obama always "hears stories". Because he has ZERO real world experience of his own. Hence, his total suckage.
BtotheD: While you play the "State of the Union" Drinking Game, I play a "Twitter Republicans Complaining About The SOTU" Drinking Game.
ThereseCooper: A vote for the Heath Care bill = a vote for socialism. How did your Rep vote?
"All this before I walked in the door... just stating the facts."
johndobbs: BHO cannot stop blaming bush for his failure.
jjmann3: Hey #Obama: Here's my facts: (image of man giving the finger)
ericjodom: Obama walked into Bush debt. His response was to spend more, and at a record pace
docortho: LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!IAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!
kaycan: Pay as You go law? Is he talking cell phones ?LOL!
Leo_Pusateri: Wealthy Americans CREATE JOBS, IDIOT!!
mxjustinbond: Was that Alfre Woodard in the yellow jacket? Is she a senator now? I love her!
slackadjuster: POTUS CRACKING HEADS BUSTING BALLS !
mom2twinsplus1: REALLY? Tell me I didn't just hear him rip the Supreme Court Justices sitting right in front of him
"We can't wage a perpetual campaign... no matter how false, no matter how malicious... further distrust in our government."
rachyrach1: Can't we all just get along?
[General ball-busting on Congress]
erikwhittington: Change the tone? LOL
richlowry (rightwing columnist): is denunciation of permanent campainging drips w/ disingenousness
aprilliesel: I will say this is an awefully divisive State of the Union
Smalltalkwitht: Does O remember that he's responsible for FT. Hood, Christmas bomber?????
"We will have all of our troops out of Iraq in August..."
shinsnake: You didn't end this war! You tried to lose it every step of the way! Bush ended the Iraq war with the surge!
gatewaypatriot: Blaming your predecessor for all of your problems you have IS NOT LEADERSHIP Mr. President!!!
KarlRove (evil monster): Obama uses the word "I" 96 times in #SOTU speech.
TheRevAl: "This war is ending" RIGHT ON
"Gay Americans the right to serve their country..."
jenciTN: #DADT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! way to stand up for equality
judywriter: Ha! No applause from the military guys on the gays-in-the-military statement. Somber, sour bunch
TPridemore: He's just riling up the man-haters and the gay voters. Democrat read meat in the form of senseless rhetoric
"I never said that change would be easy, or that I could do it alone."
nicktroiano: Reagan's first #sotu was less about half the length of this speech.
cbahm: My 12yo is up past her bedtime, lighting candles, petting cat, and commenting on #sotu with me. Love sharing this with her.
jefframone: "We are strong. We are resilient. We are Americans." Hell, yes!
jstrevino: Was that the most underwhelming and desperate SOTU ever? I guess James Buchanan never gave any, so maybe
MichaelTurk: When is this guy supposed to show us the new tablet? I've been watching for an hour & seen nothing #iPad #sotu
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