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Critics Sour Over President Obama’s ‘Spilled Milk’ Joke At The SOTU

While President Obama‘s State of the Union speech received a predictably mixed response divided among partisan lines, most people tended to agree the most cringe-inducing moment of the night came during a milk joke that went over like a lead balloon. “I’ve ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense…We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill – because milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.” Obama’s crack drew some nervous laughter.

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After grinning uncomfortably, Obama quickly added, “I’m confident a farmer can contain a milk spill without a federal agency looking over his shoulder.”

Reaction in the Twitterverse was quick and harsh, here were a sample:

“Obama should fire whoever gave him the “spilled milk” joke. LOL Even the First Lady wasn’t impressed!” – TJ Holmes

“I will find you, guy who wrote that spilled milk joke. I will find you.” – @allisonkilkenny

“Spilled milk”? IMPEACH!” — Jonah Goldberg

“Wow that joke is like one my dad would have made. #sotu #notacompliment” — Aaron Blake

“OH NO YOU DIDN’T” — Andy Levy

Watch President Obama’s joke below:

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