What's hilarious is, the exact opposite of what Picard wanted to present to the Romulans occurs. I'm sure Picard wanted the Feds to appear determined, resolute and united. Instead they look a little silly from the Romulan POV.
Worf: "Still, what gives you the right"
20th century dude: "He doesn't know!"
Riker: "You're out of line mister!"
When have we *ever* seen the peanut gallery on a Klingon or Romulan ship chirping up?