Although House Republicans remained silent for most of President Obama’s job speech Thursday night, Twitter hosted many reactions from stars and Americans who tuned in.
During his highly-anticipated speech, Obama said that a GOP push to cut regulations was “a race to the bottom.” He urged Congress to pass his jobs bill right away and received a standing ovation from the left side of the chamber.
Several celebrities took to the social media site to voice their opinion on the speech after it aired, along with other viewers who shared their remarks. Among them was filmmaker and author Michael Moore.
“Another great speech by Obama. Many very good ideas & a couple stinkers (cutting Medicare!). Republicans have ZERO interest in creating jobs,” wrote Moore.
Co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee Adam Greene wrote, “Why did Obama use a jobs speech to call for cuts on Medicare benefits? On what planet was that a good idea?”
Radio show host Mark Levin wrote on his Twitter account, “This isn’t the American Job’s Act, this is the Save Obama’s Job Act.”
Comedian and television host Bill Maher tweeted, “#Republican faces say “We’re a bunch of conscienceless [people] who’d shoot ourselves in the face if Obama said he liked our smile.”
With recent reports about marijuana stimulating health, “The Daily Show” staff quipped, “@BarackObama plan revealed: “Smoke Pot. Make &&&.”
The jobs speech forced NBC to switch its NFL pre-show for the New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers football game to cable, which prompted Hip Hop Nonstop TV to write on Twitter: “Sorry Obama, I can watch you on YouTube. It’s time for some football…”
Twitter user Josh wrote, “So basically Obama said: Republicans ruin everything. And that Republicans reply with: Blah blah blah blah low taxes blach blah.”
“Credit where it’s due: Obama has created many more jobs… for Republicans! #obamaspeech,” wrote Joel, another user.
“Obama can do it, so can we. Now’s the time for a stimulus,” tweeted Richard Murphy, a retired Republican politician.