Sarah Palin Live Tweets 2013 State of the Union

Feb 12, 2013 10:42pm

Sen. Marco Rubio may be giving the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address this evening and Sen. Rand Paul is giving the Tea Party response, but why wait until the president is done speaking? Sarah Palin is live tweeting her response and well she doesn’t like it.

Of course that’s no surprise, but she also created her own hashtag #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

She began by countering the president’s claim at the beginning of his speech that “there is much progress to report.”

She then tweeted some numbers with her hashtag including “22.7 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work” and “$5.9 million was added to the national debt since Obama took office.”

She then started live tweeting in earnest. When the president mentioned stopping the looming automatic defense cuts also known as the sequester, she again blamed the president.

And then she began explaining what she thought the president truly means. When Obama said most Americans “know that broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with spending cuts and revenue, and with everybody doing their fair share,” she wasn’t having it.

And when the president said “Most Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – understand that we can’t just cut our way to prosperity,” she tweeted:

She kept up the pace, but had much more to say when the president moved to energy, one of the former Alaska governor’s favorite topics. When the president spoke about clean energy and the nation’s increased jobs in that sector: “Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America.  So let’s generate even more.  Solar energy gets cheaper by the year – so let’s drive costs down even further.  As long as countries like China keep going all-in on clean energy, so must we.”

She tweeted that for the president it wasn’t about the climate, but politics.

Will she live tweet the Republican responses as well? Stay tuned. It’s one way to comment on politics without the perch of a cable network.

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