Here We Go Again: Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address

So I’m watching Steve Kornacki (a former editor of mine at Salon who has done well lately) at MSNBC doing a high-speed comparison of Obama’s current status with that of recent two-term presidents (Reagan, Clinton and Bush). Meanwhile the six SCOTUS justices attending the speech are filing in, followed by the featured entrance of the First Lady, and then the Cabinet (with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx left behind as the Designated Survivor in case the Capitol gets blown up).

Chris Matthews’ big preview line: “Obama will be a Democrat tonight.”

Seems Steve King’s calling the DREAMer in the First Lady’s box “deportable.” Nice.

So in keeping with the president’s “no drama” approach to this speech, his prepared remarks have been posted for all the world to see.

We’ll move to a new post as Obama makes his way down the aisle.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.