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2012 State of the Union: A GOP response on YouTube

In response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, the Republican National Committee has released a 1-minute-27-second response called “Familiar Rhetoric, Failed Record” on YouTube that uses soundbites from Obama’s 2010 and 2011 SOTU speeches alongside those from last night’s speech.

At the time of this writing, the clip on YouTube had 316 views, 903 likes, and 229 dislikes. (You read that right.)

State of the Union Address: Live on YouTube

UPDATE: Miss the State of the Union Address? Catch the post-SOTU conversation on YouTube.

At the time of this update, 185,577 people have submitted 99,380 questions and cast 1,253,874 votes. On the “live” SOTU page, the clip had 7,472 likes, 3,457 dislikes.

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You can see President Obama’s State of the Union Address live on YouTube tonight. Until it finally kicks off, you can see a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the SOTU.

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The Osama Bin Laden raid: Inside the White House via flickr

P050111PS-0210 by The White House
P050111PS-0210, a photo by The White House on Flickr.

Ever the social media masters, the Obama administration uses flickr to publicize a series of pictures from inside the White House, depicting the hours leading up to the president’s announcement that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.