The best of the worst: Right-wing Twitter reacts to the State of the Union

According to the right, Obama's a socialist, a communist, a dictator — and he lost the Iraq War, too

Published January 29, 2014 3:35AM (EST)

President Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night. He touched on lots of topics, from raising the minimum wage to funding universal pre-K to removing troops from Afghanistan to defending Obamacare to, well, a whole lot else.

Although it was the kind of speech pundits are likely to describe as "workmanlike" — or, if they're more negatively inclined toward the president, "boring" — Twitter's higher-profile conservative pundits, activists and politicians nevertheless responded as if the president had set a copy of the Constitution on fire while pledging allegiance to General Mao.

Think I'm exaggerating? Here's what one Texas congressman, the successor to Ron Paul's old seat, tweeted before the speech even began:

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And it didn't get much better from there:

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Bad as those are, though, the biggest WTF moment came from Karl Rove, who incorrectly seems to think enough time has passed that he can talk about Iraq without it being a shameful obscenity:

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By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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