Watch cable television or take a nap during last night's State of the Union address? (We wouldn't blame you — even Harry Reid has done it.) No worries — PostTV asked senators and representatives to sum up the speech in one word. Disappointing, meh, and "on-the-money" (Nope, Alan Grayson, that's not one word, even with hyphens) make an appearance. In fact, many members of Congress had trouble keeping their response to one word. One South Carolina representative instead decided to offer the word Obama wouldn't use: Benghazi.
If you want to watch the State of the Union or the many Republican responses in full, below is video footage for each.
President Obama's 2014 State of the Union
Prefer reading the speech? Here's the transcript.
The Washington Post's White House reporter sums up the speech thusly: "This wasn’t the presidency Barack Obama had in mind after winning his historic election five years ago. But it is the one he believes he has left."
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers's GOP rebuttal
Here's the transcript. Robert Costa's analysis of the speech: "No drama, no problems. You could almost hear the collective breath exhaled by Republicans as they strolled through Statuary Hall, many of them watching McMorris Rodgers on their iPhones or nearby televisions. After a tumultuous year, full of shutdowns and drama, McMorris Rodgers's almost calculated understatedness and upbeat, check-the-box appeal was cheered by Republicans."
Sen. Mike Lee provides the tea party response
Watch the video above, from CBS News, or read the transcript from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Sen. Rand Paul's alternate, alternate GOP response
Here are some excerpts of the speech, courtesy of the senator's office.
House Speaker John Boehner's Vine response
Not an official response, but if you don't have time to watch ALL the GOP responses ... this one is far shorter.