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Austin Says 'Thanks Obama!' for All the Traffic

Caleb Bryant Miller/KUT
Pres. Obama speaking at UT in 2010.

Normally the "Thanks Obama" meme is reserved for things beyond the president's control: paper cuts and infomercial disasters, to name a few.

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:

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.

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