But Pres. Obama's visit to Austin today – and its effect on morning traffic – has more than a few Twitter users directing their gridlocked ire at the president. To the surprise of no one stuck in traffic, #ThanksObama is trending in Austin this morning.
Here's a roundup of what's out there:
Hello, my name is President Obama and I’m here to make sure every citizen of the city of Austin is late to work. #thanksobama
— Garrett Keeler (@garrettkeeler) July 10, 2014
Traffic on 35 is like HELL ON EARTH. #ThanksObama
— Hi, I'm Paul (@PMannie) July 10, 2014
I left my house at 8 a.m. It's now almost 10 a.m. And I'm still not at work. #ThanksObama Obama
— K. Soliz (@KimDawnATX) July 10, 2014
So, E. Riverside is terrible traffic, but Congress is totally clear? THANKS OBAMA.
— Nicole Pank (@nicolepank) July 10, 2014
Couldn't get to work today. THANKS OBAMA. (Like, actually, since you're here in Austin.)
— David Bass (@doctordake) July 10, 2014
I TRIED to go to work today but after an hour of traffic I went back home. THANKS OBAMA- i live less than 10 miles away #AustinObamaJam2014
— Funwithyourfood (@Funwithyourfood) July 10, 2014
— Lauren Modery (@Hipstercrite) July 10, 2014
This morning's delays and detours seem to be easing. But once the president concludes his speech at The Paramount this afternoon, expect a whole new collection of closures.
For the latest on traffic conditions, follow another hashtag: #atxtraffic.