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The 6 Craziest Conservative Responses to Obama’s State of the Union

The State of the Union address can sometimes turn into hollow, if not empty, rhetoric but it is also the most over-analyzed speech anyone gives in any given year. Since Twitter has gone mainstream and entered the political news cycle, conservatives have used the social network to instantly voice their cynicism. ThinkProgress has compiled a list of six of the craziest reactions to Obama’s speech, though they are just scratching the surface.

Even before the speech started, Republicans were at mid-season form. Texas Congressman Randy Weber tweeted:

Fellow Texas Representative Steve Stockman took the time to wonder why Obama wasn’t going to discuss and make his presidency about something that happened two years ago.

Stockman would go on to regularly reference Benghazi anytime Obama talked about anything non-Benghazi related. Which was often.

Congressman Tim Huelskamp tried to jump on the “dictator” theme the Republicans were pushing all night. Looks like it was too late, just 13 retweets?

It wasn’t all “socialist dictator” and “Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi” however. Some Republicans turned to their real strong suit. Science.

Here’s one from Erick Erickson, as Obama was discussing equal pay for women.

The next time a Republican denies that there’s a conservative war on women, just show him that tweet and ask him to connect the dots between women making 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, abortion, and Barbies.

This was a list compiled by Think Progress but it’s hard to fit all of the crazy into six tweets worth. Texas Senator Ted Cruz took to the Wall Street Journal with an op-ed titled “The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama.”

In the op-ed, Cruz writes “In the nation’s history, there is simply no precedent for an American president so wantonly ignoring federal law.”

Either Ted Cruz has some short-term memory problems or he was still living in Canada six years ago. The Republicans, are of course, upset about Obama’s intent to bypass Congress through the use of executive orders. Of course, they are referring to the same executive orders used by George W. Bush to circumvent Congress’ power regularly.

As it turns out, Obama has actually signed the fewest executive orders than any president in the last century.

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