President Obama took to the microphone this afternoon to address the results from Tuesday night’s power-shifting midterm elections.
The persistent theme of the press conference was whether or not he’d work with Republicans. While he did state that he is committed to work with Congressional leadership, many felt the President didn’t handle the persistent line of questioning too well:
On Twitter, people felt that his words sounded all too familiar:
Obama says we are more than a collection of red and blue states,, evoking his famous 2004 DNC convention speech
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) November 5, 2014
Obama hearkens back to his 2004 convention speech. If he'd governed as the man who gave that speech, I suspect we'd be in a different place.
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) November 5, 2014
Many were disenchanted by the speech:
Boom. Obama excuse comes out early in his speech…."to the 2/3 of the people who didn't vote"
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 5, 2014
My 9 year old son: The problem with his (Obama's) speech is he says 'um' too much. #truestory
— Bryan Cooper (@xtcoop) November 5, 2014
Obama-speech had no "juice" …no applause…no smiles…just beaten down the road…wow
— Dirk Friczewsky (@FXDIRK) November 5, 2014
Then you have people like this, who were actually looking forward to his speech:
Today, for the first time in years, I'm looking forward to hearing Obama's speech. LOLOLOLOLOLOL
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 5, 2014
And there’s always the idiots who felt the president did a “great” job:
Great Speech Obama
— nicole (@sahita) November 5, 2014
President Barrack Obama just finished his after elections speech , he spoke clearly and precise.
No need for the press to explain.
— Tim 🇺🇸* 🌊🌊. Ω (@VlanTrunk) November 5, 2014
There were others who aggravated about it being broadcast to begin with:
The President should acknowledge that there are some gaping holes that need to be fixed over the next twoyears and that working across the aisle is the only way to accomplish that. However, as we’ve all seen, Obama has a mind of his own and his own agenda to pursue, regardless of what the best course of action for America’s future is.
Source: IJ Review