President Barack Obama delivered the much-anticipated State of the Union speech on Tuesday, reflecting on several legislative ambitions after a rather difficult year.
Like most of his statements and promises – which were more or less similar to the ones made in the previous years – the reactions from his top-most critics were the same.
Here’s a compiled list of almost all the important responses to Obama’s SOTU address.
Official Republican Response to 2014 State of the Union
Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the official Republican Party response to the SOTU speech. She criticized Obamacare and said the President's policies spend too much and don't create enough jobs.
Also, Rodgers is the first woman to deliver the official Republican response since 2000.
Official Tea Party Response to 2014 State of the Union
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) provided the official tea party response to the much-anticipated speech.
In line with the tea party movement tradition, Lee criticized the Obama administration for making Americans too dependent on the government.
He stressed on lower taxes to strengthen the economy and suggested that the best way to stop Obamacare is to provide alternative better health care solutions.
Fox New Pundits Call Obama’s SOTU Speech ‘Embarrasing,’ ‘Empty,’ ‘Predictable’
Within seconds of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, Fox News pundits, led by Bret Baier, started to pour in their analysis. For the most part, they were – quite unsurprisingly – unimpressed.
Jon Stewart: Obama Now in the ‘F*ck It’ Stage of His Presidency
Stewart noted that the president – as Obama highlighted in his speech – was willing to act with or without the approval of the Congress.
“I’m intrigued,” Stewart said, “and increasingly willing to go against the Constitution and entertain the notion of a two-branch government.”
“President Obama is apparently now in the ‘f**k it’ stage of his presidency. And now he’s just starting to tick things off his ‘f**k it’ list,” he concluded.
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