President Obama’s Final SOTU Set For January 12th

President Obama’s final State Of The Union address has been scheduled for January 12th. TIME reports:

The timing was announced by newly installed Speaker Paul Ryan, who will host the president’s speech. It will be the 10th time Obama has addressed a joint session of Congress and his seventh State of the Union. (His first, 2009 address is not considered a State of the Union address.)

“As we look ahead to the new year, we have both an opportunity and an obligation to find common ground to advance the nation’s interests at home and abroad,” wrote Ryan in his invitation to Obama. “We also owe it to the American people to present solutions that address the challenges they face. In that spirit, it is my honor to invite you to deliver your State of the Union address.”

Today’s announcement is being met with glee from right wingers on Twitter.

  • Secure

    So glad he is president. He’s such a great communicator and speaker.

    • sw42

      I’m really going to miss him. I’ve always been interested in politics, but he makes it exciting and cool.

      • Secure

        I will as well. We’ve been very fortunate to have him.

  • Rambie

    I’m sure the GOP’ers are busy thinking up cat-calls too

  • bkmn

    This will be his first SOTU that he doesn’t have to stand downwind of a smokey Speaker of the House. But I wouldn’t feel comfy with Paul “Lyin'” Ryan standing behind me.

  • pickypecker
    • Tor

      That drunken Muslim!

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  • MikeBx2

    The celebrating right wingers know that being termed out is the only way Obama is leaving the White House. If he could run again, he’d win again.

    • Gustav2

      But I think his whole family would leave him.

  • Gustav2

    And Speaker Ryan, it is important for you to remember YOU do not speak for “The American People.” President Obama does because he won the election of the whole county…you didn’t. ‘Member?

  • So at last a SOTU speech where our eyes won’t be glued on Boehner to see if he cries.

    • Sam_Handwich

      who knows? maybe America is about to meet Cryin Ryan!

    • Gustav2

      We will be watching for the ‘Ryan Glare’

      • JCF

        Or the Ryan Beard (also, the Speaker’s facial hair! ;-/ )

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Please don’t go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JCF
      • DaddyRay

        This song keeps coming up when I think about President Obama ending his final term. I don’t know what his plans are but I would love to see him in something like SCOTUS

  • Michael Smith

    I suspect history will be kind to President Obama.

    • Harley

      Much kinder than W

      • sw42

        Rightly so to both.

    • Robincho

      Laudatory. In my lifetime…

  • EdmondWherever

    Today’s announcement is being met with glee from right wingers on Twitter.

    Why? Do they not understand the time table for a presidential term? There was always going to be a final SOTU for this president (and any president, of course). They’re just pissed that it wasn’t four years earlier than they would have liked.

    • Harley

      And next year it will be HRC giving the SOTU speech.

      • Randolph Finder

        No, since no one gives one gives one in the year in which they were inaugurated. (Obama didn’t have one in 2009)

    • Tor

      I think it is because Ryan gave the President his “marching orders.”

      • EdmondWherever

        I guess they would see it that way, rather than the fact that it’s the Constitution which obliges those orders, for every president equally.

  • Cousin Bleh

    If he doesn’t end it with a literal mic drop, I’ll be a tad disappointed.

    • sw42

      You made me watch it again! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        This doesn’t get old. And the GOPhers still want to go after publicly funded programs that benefit all (including themselves, the idiots).

      • ColdCountry

        I had never seen that! Thanks for much. Damn, I’m gonna miss him.

      • Grumpy old Man

        If I could, it would be a hundred more up-votes.

  • Baby Dave

    There goes the only man who could beat the Clintons.

    We’re fucked now.

  • ryan charisma

    History Books will be far kinder to him than the Republicans

    • TampaDink

      Will future repugs outlaw history books?

      • Silver Badger

        If they can.

        • Maggie 4NoH8

          They already DO in Texas!

          • Silver Badger

            Kansas too! Which is why we must stop them when ever possible.

        • TampaDink

          They can, do & will.

      • ColdCountry

        Nah, they’ll just rewrite ’em.

        • TampaDink

          No doubt!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It would be so worth it to see him just go all angry black man for a few minutes and just let the republicans have it with both barrels……..one can dream.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      He might as well. They can’t hate him more than they do now.

    • coram nobis

      It will be his STFU address!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        That would be EPIC!

  • glass

    Gird your loins people. We have a one year transition where the phrase “Obama” will be replaced by “Hillary”. All the right wing rectal remains are practicing as we speak.

    Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, two presidents I really liked.

    • coram nobis

      Hillary was somebody who knew what a lamp was for. A light unto the nations, or at least the Lincoln Bedroom.

  • JCF

    Better brace the floor around the House podium: gotta feeling there are gonna be mic-drops All Over!

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  • Jeffg166

    Hope he reads them the riot act.

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