The State of the Union in word clouds

From the American people to government spending to unemployment, the word clouds below capture the terms used most often by President Obama in his 2011 State of the Union speech last night, by US Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin in the GOP response, and by US Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota in the Tea Party response.

We created the word clouds using Wordle. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in texts.

President Obama's 2011 State of the Union speech

Word cloud of President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address

The Republican response from US Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

Word cloud of Republican response to 2011 State of the Union address

The Tea Party response by US Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota

Word cloud of Tea Party response to 2011 State of the Union address