My advice to you: Drink Heavily.
On Friday, many Americans were taken aback when Obama elected not to address the nation in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attack. However, on Friday, he was busy meeting with Gabby Giffords about gun control, so while he addressed the issue in his weekly address, he’ll be delivering a speech tonight (at 8 p.m. EST).
Going by reports of tonight’s speech so far, anyone hoping for what Megyn Kelly calls the “Comforter in Chief” or for him to declare the San Bernardino terror attack an act of war will be disappointed.
Apparently, Obama’s plan is to lecture us on what terrorism is and how it came about (his version of it, anyway), bemoan the Second Amendment protections afforded the American people, and harangue Congress into passing stricter gun laws.
This sounds ripe for another Obama speech drinking game.
Drink when he blames America for Islamic terrorism, when he mentions gun violence (as if that were the problem with terrorists), terror watch list, the Crusades (he’ll have to get that in there at least once), and the need for Congress to “act.” He may even toss in there that if they don’t, he will . . . with his pen and his phone because “we can’t wait.”
Appearing on Meet the Press this morning, Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Chuck Todd a preview of Obama’s address.
In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch previewed the remarks President Barack Obama will make when he speaks to the country Sunday evening about the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
“What you’re going to hear from him is a discussion about what government is doing to ensure all of our highest priority — the protection of the American people,” the attorney general said.
She also said that he’ll speak on the actions the United States has taken to keep the homeland safe since the attacks in Paris last month. But there will be an element of politics to the speech.
President Obama will do more than just call for calm, he will ask “Congress to review measures and take action.”
Lynch’s staff later confirmed that the president will specifically call on Congress to review certain gun control measures.
According to the White House, Obama will (finally) speak of “defeating” ISIS (he calls them “ISIL”). Hopefully, it’s not destroying them with “powerful rebukes” and name calling (“JV team,” “killers with good social media,” “a vicious death cult“).
This will be Obama’s first Oval Office address since August of 2010, when he discussed the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq.
“The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino,” the White House said in a statement. “The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.”
. . . . He will talk about his determination that the Islamic State group must be destroyed. And he will make the case that the United States must draw the nation’s values – its commitment to justice, equality and freedom – to prevail over terrorist groups.
For those playing along at home, drink when he says “that’s not who we are” or some variation thereon.
Twitter is already gearing up tonight’s speech and offering suggestions for its accompanying drinking game:
"Gun safety measures" or "Gun safety legislation" are my trigger word nominations for tongiht's Obama speech drinking game.
— Doug Rink (@TalkSouthRadio) December 6, 2015
[Featured image via International Business Times]
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