I don't know what the heck is going on over at the whitehouse.gov website in anticipation of Obama's last SOTU speech, but it's basically streaming a party with black performers under the heading, "Watch how far we've come in 7 years."
As if the only thing that's mattered during Obama's presidency is partying.
This is whacko. Apparently Obama's thrown all caution to the wind, while we wait to hear the fate of 10 US sailors imprisoned by Iran.
Showbiz, as usual, is on top of this demeaning occasion:
Tonight on the White House website there will be a first ever Station of the Union address pre-show. It begins at 8pm and is hosted by Terrence Jenkins on the White House website. There may be an audience since it’s coming “straight from the theater at the Executive Office Building.Somehow the whole empty chair thing Clint Eastwood started seems really appropriate right now. And, yes, Obama's keeping an empty chair next to Michelle, which is nothing new to Whtie House observers.
We've been noticing that empty chair for about, say, 7 years.