Some hearty conservatives will tune into to watch the State of the Union tonight. As the president is drudging through his script, they should keep in mind that there is a silver lining to most political events:
Good news: There are only two more Obama SOTUs.
Bad news: If the GOP doesn’t get its act together, they will be followed by eight Hillary Clinton SOTUs.
Good news: He’ll likely spend little time on foreign policy, which is a blessing given his views.
Bad news: The centrifuges keep spinning in Iran.
Good news: A number of Democrats listening in the chamber tonight will lose in 2014.
Bad news: They might continue defending the White House up to the bitter end, to the detriment of health care and national security policy.
Good news: The SOTU will be a lot shorter than the Super Bowl.
Bad news: But not short enough.
Good news: No one a year from now (maybe a month from now) will remember what Obama says.
Bad news: The mainstream media will pretend Obama’s words are “game changers” and mark the potential for a “comeback.”
Good news: The GOP does get to respond.
Bad news: There will be three of them and few people will pay attention.
Good news: Whatever mischief the president comes up with, left to its own devices the economy does recover.
Bad news: Obama’s policies make that recovery slower and more shallow, disproportionately hurting the poor.
Right Turn will be back after the SOTU tonight with a wrap-up and analysis.