The State of the Union Spin is Tonight

speechI could call it the State of the Union Speech, but I don’t think that’s going to cut it.  Obama is going to spin like a top.  And he’s going to bring his teleprompter.

A lot of people are making predictions, so I’ll put on my proverbial Amateur Pundit Hat and make a few of my own.

  1. Everything bad is Bush’s fault.
  2. Everything good is Obama’s doing, even if it’s imaginary.
  3. The “Obama’s not a deficit hawk, but he plays one on TV” spending freeze plan will be touted heavily, though it won’t actually accomplish anything even if it passes.
  4. If he addresses the health care bill at all, it will either be to rehash the old arguments and fear-mongering, or to back away and call it a “pause” while he and his party consider their next move on it.
  5. “Despite everything, the good news is…I’m awesome.”
  6. It would be against all sense, but I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that he will mention immigration reform.  If he does, it’s a political move designed to infuriate conservatives when/if the Republicans decide to cooperate with him on it.

I’ve even seen a few drinking games suggested for the State of the Union, but I suspect you’ll have the desire to drink heavily without them after hearing it.