The Best Tweets About Paul Ryan’s Pouty Face at SOTU


imageedit_78_5859967704Last night, President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union address. It was at times moving, at times funny, and always as charismatic as we have come to expect from our Commander in Chief over the last seven years, for better or for worse. Whether it was funny or sad, however, could not be determined by glancing over Obama’s left shoulder at Speaker Paul Ryan. He sat impassively without clapping almost the entire time and people noticed. Oh, people noticed.

Comments and quips came in from all the usual suspects, but as people do in 2016, comedians, celebrities, and cable subscribers across the country took to Twitter to mock the representative and call out his seeming lack of patriotism.

Some people were worried!

Some people got creative!

Some people couldn’t hide that they had their minds on other, more important things!

Some people made astute comparisons!

Some people had sharp eyes!

(This one is my favorite. I want this .gif played on repeat at my funeral.)

Ultimately, some people got fed up.

And some people thought the pouty behavior was totally justified.

Maybe the biggest joke of all, though, is that the whole stunt seems to have been a pre-meditated protest/attention-grab. Check out the tweet Speaker Ryan sent out five hours before his frown went viral:

Keep it classy, two-party system!

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