Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) appeared to be giving his own response to the State of the Union — during the address itself, in the form of tweets that were posted right on his account as the speech went along.
Earlier today, Broun teased on his Twitter account:
Please join me tonight at 9 - I’ll be live-tweeting my thoughts and reactions during the #SOTU address.
And the man known for warning in the past that Obama’s health care reform would leave “mama” dying in bed in agony, and who boldly declared that “you’re not going to eat this rotten stinking fish that is — Pelosi health care!” — did not disappoint this time.
There was this one:
Democrats’ policies have hurt the economy-not helped it #fb #tcot #sotu
All children will be poor if we continue with Obama’s policies #fb #SOTU #TCOT
Obama’s policies kill free-enterprise #fb #SOTU #TCOT
This one, apparently in response to Obama saying he was dedicated to supporting the troops:
Mr. President, give them the tools they need to defend our country. Not just lip service.
And finally, this doozy:
Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism.
Only one thing seemed to be at all missing from these tweets: “You lie!”
As our former colleague Christina Bellantoni at Roll Call reports, Broun was posting these tweets from his office — not from the floor of the House itself:
Broun spokeswoman Debbee Keller told Roll Call that her boss tweets about the address every year from the confines of his office, instead of attending the event in the House chamber. “Out of respect, he watches the President’s speech from his office and uses his desktop computer.”