01/24/2012 09:41 pm ET

State Of The Union Address 2012 Prompts Twitter Reaction

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech had Twitter abuzz on Tuesday night.

HuffPost's Jen Bendery reports:

Obama used Tuesday's State of the Union address to lay out a vision of America in which everybody gets a fair shot at economic success and everybody -- including "the wealthy" -- plays by the same rules as the average citizen.

Obama's address, which comes in the midst of a rapidly escalating presidential campaign season, delivered a strong message about the need for social and economic equality and put forward a handful of new policy ideas targeting tax reform, college affordability and clean energy. But by and large, Obama's third State of the Union was focused on proposals for boosting the economy and ensuring protections for the middle class.

From both sides of the aisle, there was no shortage of reaction to the address.

Below, a slideshow of Twitter reaction to Obama's remarks.

State Of The Union Twitter Reaction