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Writers' Post Network Blog: President Obama's State of the Union Address & Tea Party/freak-out &

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM Books - Writing - Fashion Tips & Tricks

PRESIDENT Obama 5th State of the Union Address

 & GOP/Tea Party Freakout

on Tuesday night this week, President Obama gave his fifth State of the Union Address before a joint-session of Congress made of of all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, The 9 Justices of the United States Supreme Court, Cabinet Members, Top commanders and the Joint-Chiefs from the Pentagon, and invited guests of the President, the First Lady, and members of Congress. The State of the Union Address is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

Each year, regardless of the president's political party, members of congress give a rebuttal - sometimes they even give a prebuttal as in a preemptive strike to what they president will be announcing. this is not hard to do, since the president typically circulate an outline of what will be contained in his speech.

Traditionally, the party that does not occupy the White House designates one of its members  to give this rebuttal on camera, and it is usually carried live by the the television networks following the president's address. However, since President Obama has been in office, the Republican party has been designating one member from the mainstream GOP and one Tea Party member to give separate rebuttals. This year, given the split - one could say civil war between moderate Republicans, big-money conservative groups, the Tea Party, and Senator Rand Paul's Libertarian strand, the various fractions of the GOP gave no fewer than 4 rebuttals to the President's State of the Union Address.

As if that was not disturbing enough, various tea party Republicans and other fringe groups took to social media, primarily Twitter and Facebook to lambaste the president, calling him vile names, and accusing him of all sorts of evil, and this is in addition to the 4 uncoordinated but official GOP/Tea Party / Libertarian/ conservative responses

Here is the full video of the President's State of the Union Address & following the video are samples of the inventiveness that was tweeted by various members of the aforementioned groups.

This is a NY Times video, which we obtained and are posting as a subscriber


Categories: Government/ Policy/ Political Parties