State of the Union, Twitter-style: Best tweets of the night

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During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Fox Nation gathered what it called “the most insightful, funniest, outrageous tweets off Twitter.”

Whether you like the president or not, a State of the Union address can be an awfully dull affair. The president tells the nation what a wonderful job he’d done the previous year and then follows up with all he’s going to do in the future. Blah, blah, blah.

That’s where the commentary comes in. No, not the commentary from the pundits — the feedback from ordinary tweeps on Twitter.

Many commented on the president’s promise to deliver everything under the sun, including free pre-school education, without raising the deficit by “a single dime.”

“DepressiveBlogger69 @AceofSpadesHQ
does anyone ever comment upon how Obama’s words are almost deliberately chosen to have no connection with reality?”

“Ben Howe @BenHowe
The GOP messaging crisis: How to compete with a party that runs almost exclusively on making everything free and giving out presents. #SOTU”

“Michael Tanner @MTannerCato
Next year president should deliver #SOTU in red suit and white beard.”

“Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA
Now we’re going to eradicate poverty around the world. But remember this won’t ‘increase our deficit by a single dime’ #sotUGottaBKiddingMe”

Obama’s remarks on immigration reform fired up Fox News commentator Todd Starnes:

“toddstarnes @toddstarnes
Obama: “We are citizens. It’s a word that doesn’t just describe our nationality or legal status.” That’s a shout-out to illegals.”

“toddstarnes @toddstarnes
Obama calls for stronger border security. Is he aware there’s a half dozen illegals inside the House Chamber?”

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When it came to waiting in line to vote or increasing the minimum wage, the tweeps got way too logical. C’mon, guys, the government can’t solve everything!

“John Nolte @NolteNC
Waiting in line to vote = luxury problem. We need jobs and growth. #SOTU”

“Jess Jensen @JessJensen1
$9 / hr?!? I didn’t deserve or make close to $9 / hr for making lattes and brewing coffee in college.”

State of the Union addresses, being dull affairs, often encourage the minds to wander.

“The [email protected]
When is Nugent playing Cat Scratch Fever?”

“Jonah [email protected]
Biden looks like he’s having a gastrointestinal crisis.”

“Laura [email protected]
Hillary’s at home thinking: ‘I can’t believe I lost to this guy.’”

[email protected]
Obama’s like a guy telling a girl how great their relationship would be, if he was a better boyfriend.”

Read more tweets at Fox Nation.

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