President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term tonight and, as usual, the twitterverse was alive with the sound of approval and skepticism as the commander in chief laid out his vision for the months ahead.
And while the celebrities who love to tweet about such things are largely in Obama's corner, there was still a spirited variety of reactions to, not just the president's talking points, but to the applause, Joe Biden's expression, John Boehner's tan and countless other details.
Here's a sampling of what the stars had to say:
Jim Carrey: "State of the union. America has become the biggest gun club in the world and every single day now we are seeing that Karma played out. ;^\"
Chris Colfer: "I am so happy those women wiped that lipstick off the President's cheek! Could you imagine if he had that on during his whole speech? #SOTU." "Round of applause to the #SOTU control room operator for these reaction shots. Never thought about how much influence they have until now."
Adam Shankman: "So scared of Boehner now... #iflookscouldkillalso, he may be mad because he is the same color as his leather chair." "I may or may not be on acid, but I think I just saw senator lindsay graham just stand for the prez... #LetsGetItDone."
Bette Midler: "Watching State of Union Speech. Could John Boehner look any more sour?" "Boehner stillpoker-faced. Maybe I'll tape a paper towel over his side of the screen." "So eloquent on Gun Control. There's Gabby Gifford. What sadness. 1000 people slain since Newtown. How can we go on like this? Listen!!"
Michael Ian Black: "Somebody got a new hair dryer, Eric Cantor!!!"
Ronan Farrow: "Finally, a President focuses on an issue long disregarded as unsexy, but at the heart of our prosperity and security - education."
Frankie Muniz: "Skipping the State Of the Union cause we all already know the state of the Union. Watching Dance Moms instead!"
Adam McKay: "If the President doesn't at least mention the Go Daddy kiss I'm DONE with this politics thing. #USABringsItHard"
Neal Brennan: "Joe Biden always looks like he's thinking about cinnamon buns. #SOTU"
Alex McCord: "'More than a thousand birthdays anniversaries...stolen from us by a bullet from a gun....'" Get it done, Mr. President.#SOTU"
Jesse Spencer: "RT @BarackObama President Obama: "By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over." And which one is next? Oh goody can't wait."
Rachelle Lefevre: "'What makes you a man isn't the ability to conceive a child but having the courage to raise one.'" President Obama#stateoftheunion."
John Cusack: "Why believe him ? @ariannahuff: ' by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.' // Why wait? #SOTU."
Katie Couric: "'They deserve a vote.' I couldn't agree more.
(Originally published Feb. 12, 2013, at 6:40 p.m. PT)