Former GOP Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell announced Wednesday that she was unimpressed with President Obama's State of the Union address, calling it "hypocritical" and accusing him of co-opting the Tea Party's message of fiscal conservatism to push an agenda of bigger spending.
"Those catch phrases sounded familiar because he took them right from Tea Party candidates," O'Donnell claimed on ABC News's "Good Morning America" of Obama's rhetoric on fiscal austerity. "He used Tea Party sound bites to announce more big government spending programs."
O'Donnell also said the speech was "hypocritical," pointing to a number of the president's goals, including his promise to eliminate wasteful programs while pushing for increased wireless internet access.
Beyond that, O'Donnell also seemed disappointed by the display of bipartisan unity shown by some members of Congress who decided to sit next to members of the other side of the aisle.
"I like when the Democrats sit on one side and the Republican sit on another," O'Donnell said. "It's supposed to be civil debate, you know, we're not all supposed to braid each other's hair and sing Kumbaya -- not in Congress. Let's have healthy debate and solve the country's problems. I think something was missing last night with that whole prom date."
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