Tonight is going to be a big one, folks.
Tonight is the night where folks toe the line, given that each party has the ability to step into a very large limelight.
The President gives his annual SOTU address, and gets to give Congress his agenda for the year. Democrats get to stand up and cheer, and hope they can push this agenda through a highly partisan House and Senate. No wonder he has aged so much as of late.
And all the players on the wings get to line up and take their best shot.
Boehner, who has been enjoying some mirthful times despite the harrowing experience at the end of 2013, will be smirking from the Speaker's podium for sure. But he sure has been kicking back and relaxing in the mean time.
And to the three lucky devils who get to respond to the POTUS tonight... According to Politico, they all are engaging in risky business. Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers may suffer the same awkward fate that befellMarco Rubio last year in the "sip heard round the world."
While these three duke it out for who said it best, we can pay our respects to McCain, who is being censured by the Republican Party of Arizona for being, "too liberal." Apparently, compromising with the enemy is the last straw in the new GOP paradigm. (Captain Obvious Alert here.)
And finally, if you want to jump in and give your own two cents about the SOTU itself, you can head on over to Bing and take part in the Bing Pulse SOTU Nation-wide opinion poll. That's a mouthfull.
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