State Of The Union Drinking Game Will Help You Get Through Obama’s Speech

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Good evening, America. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address Tuesday night. You know what that means: Political reporters and pundits across the country will watch the president’s oration carefully and parse the hidden messages contained therein obsessively, while the rest of the country takes the opportunity to catch up with the shows they’ve missed on Hulu. (May we recommend “Marry Me”? Casey Wilson is a very underrated comedic performer.)

As usual, we’ll point out that State of the Union addresses are vastly overrated as a phenomenon. They don’t lead to big poll bounces for the speaker and they rarely even foster much in the way of immediate persuasion. The best, sober-minded way to watch a State of the Union address is to take stock in the policy initiatives the president puts forth. Most of them will tend to be policies that are already wildly popular with the public, and the president will be simply seeking to “facilitate change in a favorable environment.” In other instances, the president will be signaling to legislators what agenda items he is most interested in negotiating, and how aggressively. (Early indications are that Obama will be talking at —> Read More Here


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