The most tweeted moment of President Obama's State of Union speech occurred as he joked about a 'milk spill' in relation to outdated federal regulations.
President Barack Obama drew scorn and praise Tuesday night after he went before a joint session of Congress to offer his proposals for economic growth and to draw sharp contrasts with his Republican foes.
Here is a sampling of reactions:
'Spilled milk' most tweeted
Obama's joke on regulation that classified milk as oil drew the most amount of tweets, at 14,131 TPM at 9:51pm EST, according to Twitter analysts. "I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk." The remark drew laughter from gallery. Twitter reaction included:
"Obama should fire whoever gave him the "spilled milk" joke. LOL Even the First Lady wasn't impressed!" - @TJHolmes
"I will find you, guy who wrote that spilled milk joke. I will find you." - @allisonkilkenny
"The best moment in the
#SOTUwas Michelle Obama's face when he told the corny spilled milk joke. Wives everywhere make that exact face." - @Tenessa Gemelke
Politicians sound off
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.: "The President and Democrats agree: America's prosperity only goes as far as the success of our workers, the education of our children, the growth of our small businesses, and the economic security of our middle class. We also share the firm belief in freeing politics from special interests; indeed, only with fairness in our political system can we have fairness for the middle class. Together, we can fulfill the promise of an America built to last."
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio: "It's always an honor to welcome the President of the United States for the State of the Union. I only wish, with so many still asking 'where are the jobs?' that the president had honored the people's desire for results and accountability."
Rick Santorum, GOP presidential candidate: "Rather than call for decisive action in allowing projects like the Keystone Pipeline or reducing the regulatory burden his Administration has imposed, the President declared war on those who are most successful in our society. Barack Obama should realize he's the President of all Americans, but sadly, he has instead chosen to govern and campaign as the Divider-in-Chief."
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo: "My hope - and it may be naivety - is that when the dust settles tomorrow we will begin to look at the substance of the nation's challenges, and that we surprise the American people by coming together, rather than dividing ourselves, during an election year to find solutions."
Reactions on Facebook mixed
Readers shared their comments on msnbc.com's Facebook page that featured the headline "Obama: 'An America built to last."
"Yea, like the Chevy Volt" - Mallory Macgiilf
"Not the way he is ruining it, I don't know how much longer it can last!!" - Debbie Hall Perrone
"Best speech yet...President Obama is a bright, caring, and smart person who CAN do it and will do it...we did not want to leave the tv...such a rewarding volume of words...there is no other to compared to him, a very awesome and lovable man too...just saying, for sure another 4 years for the greatest president yet...God bless America & God bless President Obama..." - Carol Kithcart
Don't care. They are all liars, cheats and legal criminals. All talk and no substance. I'd like to believe in our government but they are not for the people unless you are talking about "the people" to give the money and kickbacks. America the Great and I love my land but Come'On Man get a clue!!!!!! - Scott Taylor