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:

President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama works in the Oval Office Monday, ahead of Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

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.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.