Reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union speech came swiftly and, predictably, fell mainly along party lines, with Democrats praising the president’s message and Republicans attacking the agenda he unveiled over the course of an hour on Tuesday night.

Here’s a sampling of reaction figures in both parties offered up via Twitter, video and emailed statements:


* Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the speech a “missed opportunity” that was “combative”:

* Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was quick to criticize of Obama on the issue of taxes: