The State Of The Union Address Drinking Game! Obama Speaks, You Swig. Plus: Bonus Republican Response Section!

by
Owen Poindexter
Whether you swoon or spit at President Obama's every word, everyone can have their State of the Union Address watching experience enhanced by a good drinking game.

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President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address on Tuesday, 9pm EST. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Whether you swoon or spit at President Obama's every word, everyone can have their State of the Union Address watching experience enhanced by a good drinking game. Remember to swig responsibly, and no shame in taking a break if every line gets a standing ovation from the left and no ovation from the right (big sip is called for there).

Now, without further ado, your 2014 State of the Union Address drinking game:

When President Obama says, "the state of the union is..."

"Strong": Big sip

"Sound": Small sip

Anything over eight letters: Big sip

If Obama DOESN'T start with "the state of the union is...": Gulp

Every time all the Democrats and none of the Republicans give a standing ovation: Big sip.

"China": Small sip

"Republicans and Democrats" (he has to emphasive "and" but the order of "Republicans" and "Democrats" doesn't matter): Small sip

Any anecdote about someone Obama met who would benefit from the policy he is advocating: Big sip

Any anecdote about a high-achieving undocumented immigrant: Gulp

"Immigration" "Climate Change" or "Minimum Wage": Small sip

“Syria”: Big sip the first time, small ones from there on out.

References Edward Snowden without saying his name: Small sip

“Edward Snowden”: Big sip

"Drone Strikes": Small sip

"Math and science": Small sip

"Staple a green card to their passport": Big sip

"That's not the America...": Big sip

Any time the camera pans to a Republican making a hilariously disgruntled face or mouthing something contrarian: Gulp.

If it's a Supreme Court Justice: Double gulp.

Camera shows Mayor Sokolich of Fort Lee (at the center of the New Jersey bridge scandal): Big sip.

John Boehner cries: Gulp.

When you are sure you have just seen the most random State of the Union guest in the audience: Big sip.

When that gets topped: Gulp.

 

Bonus Round! The Three State of the Union Responses

Official Republican Party State of the Union response by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

Anytime the anchors on whatever station you are watching explain who Rep. Rodgers is: Small sip.

“Job-killing policies”: Small sip

Any reference to the Chamber of Commerce or Heritage Foundation: Big sip

“Obamacare”: Small sip

 

Tea Party Response By Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

“Small government”: Small sip

“Government overreach”: Big sip

“Repeal and replace Obamacare”: Gulp

 

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Response Representing No One In Particular

“American values”: Small sip

“President Obama has failed”: Big sip

“I am running for president”: Finish drink immediately

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