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Social media response to SOTU: “Screwed”

posted at 2:42 pm on February 13, 2013 by

USA Today asked their readers on social media to describe their feelings about the State of the Union in one word; they came up with “screwed.”
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Awesome.

Ed Morrissey on February 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

I concur.

hatecraft on February 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Uninformed….

should have been the largest word

momof2 on February 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Bush and Improving, way too large. Tells you everything you need to know.

nobar on February 13, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Yeah but look at the word just above it. It will be an improved screwing.

[email protected] on February 13, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Bush came up more than Obama? To borrow one of their words: “Pathetic”.

blammm on February 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM

That about sums it up for me, too.

Bob's Kid on February 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I like this word clouds. This might be the most amusing one I’ve seen.

LukeinNE on February 13, 2013 at 3:04 PM

The sad part is that it’s a decline of choice. It didn’t need to turn out this way. Democrats and Lefty Republicans “screwed” America.

The decisions made in handling the Great Recession were ill-advised and driven by rigid, outdated, 1940’s-style ideology. Now we are mired in the worst recovery in many decades with millions upon millions of Americans forced to drop out of the workforce altogether. We’re shattering records for food stamps and welfare while racking up trillions in debt.

If only Obama and his fellow Democrats chose to unleash the private sector, things would be different right now. That would have included gutting anti-prosperity regulations long-term, gutting the EPA long-term, slashing the corporate tax rates to competitive levels long-term, and enacting -real- health insurance reform. Obama could have gone down as one of the best presidents ever. Now he is just one of the worst. Sad.

visions on February 13, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Sounds about right to me.

hoakie on February 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

RDH on February 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I’m actually stunned that the SOTU in a word cloud wasn’t one huge letter “I” next to a slightly less giant “me,” surrounded by barely visible, microscopic words.

DrAllecon on February 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Bush? These people know that Bush is retired right? To stupid to know how stupid they are. Sometimes I wish I were like them. Life is easy when you are not cursed with rational thought.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Since the main word was “screwed,” maybe “bush” wasn’t referring to 43.

Fallon on February 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Just sayin’…

(Thanks for the message to slow down, lol.)

Fallon on February 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Screwed is no surprise. I find more notable that “Bush” is at least twice as large as “Obama” up there. Barky’s supporters don’t even have anything favorable or even neutral to say about their own guy. All they have is to jump on Twitter and complain about a man 49 months since out of office. His “tax cuts for the wealthy” have been reraised. His spending and debt looks like a rain puddle next to the Pacific Ocean. The “screwed” state of this union has nothing to do with a private citizen and amateur painter…

Gingotts on February 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

… 49 months since out of office …

Gingotts on February 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

… and the Republicans are still losing the messaging war.

No one on either side converted anyone last night. Mostly because anyone that could be converted wasn’t listening to the speeches.

Thus, the winner once again: Obama

Carnac on February 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I sure don’t see a lot of positive words in there.

The Notorious G.O.P on February 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Hey, we may be screwed, but we’re totally poised to be un-screwed, right?

Mr. Prodigy on February 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM

USA Today readers….

They likely meant that we’re SCREWED because of those intransigent Republicans that Jon Stewart always talks about.

mintycrys on February 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Awww. This is almost cute, almost.

A majority of Americans who watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address said they had a very positive reaction to his speech, according to a survey of people across the country who viewed Tuesday night’s address.

But a CNN/ORC International poll also indicated that less than four in ten think the speech will lead to more bipartisan cooperation.

Fifty-three percent of speech watchers questioned in the poll had a very positive reaction, with 24% saying they had a somewhat positive response and 22% with a negative response.

Wonder who gets the blame for the big word.

lester on February 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Awesome.

Ed Morrissey on February 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

It’s right there in the upper left. 🙂

I love those pictorials, is there a name for them?

What, no “delusional”? “Lie” isn’t featured prominently enough.

“STRONG leadership”? WTF?

Paul-Cincy on February 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I love those pictorials, is there a name for them?

Paul-Cincy on February 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Tag cloud
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A tag cloud (word cloud, or weighted list in visual design) is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites, or to visualize free form text. Tags are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color.[1] This format is useful for quickly perceiving the most prominent terms and for locating a term alphabetically to determine its relative prominence. When used as website navigation aids, the terms are hyperlinked to items associated with the tag.

TY. TYVM.

Paul-Cincy on February 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I think I’d spell it differently, but yeah.

dogsoldier on February 13, 2013 at 5:40 PM

heh

cmsinaz on February 13, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Elections have consequences.

jnelchef on February 13, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Muck the Fedia!! H/T K2!!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Should have been scroomed (screwed + doomed)

VorDaj on February 13, 2013 at 9:13 PM

… and the Republicans are still losing the messaging war.

No one on either side converted anyone last night. Mostly because anyone that could be converted wasn’t listening to the speeches.

Thus, the winner once again: Obama

Carnac on February 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Problem with the “messaging war,” is that the media has gone full-Goebbels. They’ve always been slanted but the past four years have been insane, and it’s gotten noticeably worse during the 2012 election. We have a known pederast representing New Jersey in the United States Senate, and yet the biggest declared embarrassment is a man ducking for a quick sip of water.

That media ensures that there is no messaging war. That war is over. We have pea shooters and they drop nuclear bombs on our head every night at 6:30.

Gingotts on February 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Muck the Fedia!! H/T K2!!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM

…careful!

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

And vying for second place: Bush!

Axeman on February 14, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Bush? These people know that Bush is retired right? To stupid to know how stupid they are. Sometimes I wish I were like them. Life is easy when you are not cursed with rational thought.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

It’s probably from the most frequent lib reaction: “But, Bush…”

Axeman on February 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Best use of a tag cloud I’ve ever seen.

Ward Cleaver on February 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM


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