Twitter Turns Obama's GOP Rebuke Into Awesome Meme

Last night’s State of the Union speech is being widely celebrated as an assured, progressive rebuke to the years of GOP bullying we’ve endured. Holding forth on the need for policies that raise the minimum wage, protect the environment and help the middle class, President Obama was at his confident, straight-talking best. And what would a return to Classic Obama be without a little jab at his opponents’ expense?


During the closing section of the speech, Obama said, “I have no more campaigns to run.” A handful of Republicans in the audience clapped at the prospect of an Obama-free political landscape, prodding the president to offer up this ad-libbed line: “I know because I won both of them.” His comeback caught fire on social media, quickly becoming the “most social” moment of the evening, according to Mashable. Twitter confirmed that the line generated the most tweets per minute during both Obama's address and Senator Joni Ernst's GOP response. Here are five of our favorite takes on the meme. 

h/t Raw Story

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