Funniest Twitter Reactions To The State Of The Union Will Make You Miss Obama Already
The State of the Union is one of the few times of the year when all eyes are trained on President Barack Obama, as well as those seated directly behind him, Vice President Joe Biden and new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. It's an important night, filled with weighty messages about the direction of the United States — balanced out with the funniest Twitter reactions to the State of the Union. (Let's have a moment of silence for the end of the John Boehner meme era.)
This year's State of the Union is especially significant, as it's Obama's last time addressing the nation. It's also significant for the funny people who populate Twitter because, really, when's the next time we can expect to have a president with this much straight-up cool going on? That doesn't mean we don't have good things to look forward to, at least in terms of great Twitter reactions: Pending the results of the 2016 presidential election, this time next year, the person speaking to the country could be a woman for the first time. Or a former Apprentice host. Let that sink in for a second.
For now, Twitter gave Obama (and Biden) the send-off he deserved. Check out the best reactions to Obama's final State of the Union:
LOOK AT HIS HAIR LOOK AT WHAT WE DID TO DAD WITH OUR ANTICS AND SHENANIGANS #SOTU— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) January 13, 2016
Apparently, Scalia and Thomas had a pressing poker game tonight. #SOTU— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 13, 2016
Obama: Listen to my State of the Union address, Joe. Biden: IMMA KEEP POINTING Obama: Please just listen. Biden: pic.twitter.com/HkejYhdYNF— Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) January 13, 2016
I feel like deep inside Paul Ryan, there's a guy who is laughing at Obama's zingers. The guy in this photo gets it. pic.twitter.com/YvUpWIYevG— Neil Miller (@rejects) January 13, 2016
OBAMA: Let’s cure cancer. RYAN: pic.twitter.com/PBbKUezPcG— Eliot Nelson (@eliotnelson) January 13, 2016
Guys, it's not Paul Ryan's fault he didn't clap for America curing cancer. Biden put super glue on the thighs of his pants. Silly Joe. #SOTU— Cory Collins (@CoCoCoryCollins) January 13, 2016
OBAMA: In more recent news, I'd like to talk about Making A Murderer. I've seen it, and it was just okay. RYAN: [Under his breath] Oh shit.— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) January 13, 2016
Thanks for the memories, President Obama... And Twitter.
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