On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address in front of members of Congress and millions of Americans. Although the president received applause and standing ovations – much like his predecessors – some elected officials were not pleased with the Obama administration, including Randy Weber.
Randy Weber is a Texas Republican Congressman for the state’s 14th congressional district and succeeded Ron Paul in the last election. Prior to the president delivering his speech, the first-term representative tweeted a remark that garnered a lot of attention from the mainstream media, including ABC News and USA Today:
“On floor of house waitin on “Kommandant-In-Chef”… the Socialistic dictator who’s been feeding US a line or is it “A-Lying?”
Since then, the comment has been retweeted more than 1,000 times and favorited by 280 Twitter users.
Weber didn’t stop there as he continued to tweet on the House floor:
“SOTU: I never said if you like your country you can keep it. He can’t blame Bush anymore. Will it be his phone and pen next time he blames?”
“SOTU = Sorry Our Time’s Up. POTUS = Poor Obama Trashed U.S. We shouldn’t be surprised. He promised to ‘fundamentally change US’ Boy is he?!”
“Obama believes that fewer give to their country than the diplomats. That’s why he protected Chris Stevens in Benghazi…”
The president has garnered negative criticism over his plan to bypass congress and sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers. It’s important to note that when Obama ran for president he opposed and lambasted his predecessor signing executive orders – he has now signed more than 100.
Here is what Obama said in 2007:
“These last few years we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power at home,” then-candidate Obama said in Chicago in Oct. 2007. “We’ve paid a heavy price for having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.”