Longtime readers know that this bitch watches the State of the Union address every year…and I sure as shit will be watching tonight!
It’s going to be quite a show.
News reports promise that some members of Congress will take the daring step of sitting with a member from a different party (gasp!) and we are to have a Tea Party response on top of the GOP response to the President’s speech.
Oh my, I can’t wait!
I expect the seating theatre to fall flat. Members will still clap and smile or not clap and frown. That’s what they’ve bee trained to do! Just because those responses will look watered down when dispersed throughout the hall doesn’t mean that they really are.
United they may sit, but I’m thinking that they’ll still break up into cliques in the lunchroom come tomorrow.
But hey, who am I to piss in the Corn Flakes of a cute Congressional attempt to make nice?
I’m far more interested in the addition of a Tea Party response.
Rep. Michelle Bachmann from Minnesota has either been selected or selected her own ass to give it.
It’ll either be a response to the State of the Union or a response to the response. If Bachmann responds to the State of the Union with the same shit given in the GOP response it’ll be weird…strange…freakishly redundant and awkward. But if she veers to the hard right…challenges the GOP “Trust us – we’ve changed!” message to pander to her base of tea…well, then we’ll have ourselves some serious political drama.
This State of the Union is far more than a speech…it’s a test to see how all parties involved plan to move forward toward the 2012 elections. So, I’m looking to see what the President says…how the GOP responds, ‘cause they’ll need to take care not to fall into their usual dour faced Party of No pitch for gridlock as a cure for what ills us…
…and I’ll be listening carefully to the Tea Party response and whether their Congressional spokesperson will present them as a movement within the GOP or publicly announce that the house to the right is divided.
***rubs hands together***
Shark-Fu’s List of State of the Union viewage required things…
A notepad and writing instrument - this bitch still writes notes on paper because that’s the right thing to do and the right way to do it, damn it!
Vodka - if you need to ask, you’ve never watched a State of the Union speech (wince).
A tall glass of ice water - to hydrate thyself while drinking vodka.
Drinking game word of the night – “challenges” or “challenge”.
Words to avoid adding as pundit-based drinking game words of the night (for fear you may get seriously fucked up on a school night) – “bi-partisan”, “gridlock” and “shellacking”.
I have a soul food lunch today, so I won’t be munching on sometimes foods for dinner…but I may require chocolate once the dust settles.
Toodles for now!