"He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."-- U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section III

"Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States..."

The general rules of this game are no different from any other drinking game. A drink is either a shot or a good gulp from a beer (or cider). Different events call for different numbers of drinks and all you do is watch the speech and play along. If all goes well, you'll be unconscious by the time they show the other party's response.


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GAME TIME

This year, President Trump's State of the Union address is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9pm (Eastern). It should be broadcast on all major networks and cable news/political networks. For online coverage, go to https://www.c-span.org/video/?439496-1/president-trump-delivers-state-union-address.

EVENT

# of Drinks

Every time he says....


Trumpian Superlatives

Huge ("yuuuuuge")

1

bigly

1

best
1
biggest
1
embiggened something cromulent
greatest

1

tremendous

1

scrumtrulescent

1

Foreign Affairs

ISIS

1

Jerusalem
1 shot Sabra
embassy announce that you are pouring shot; drink whenever you get around to it
Iran 1
Nuclear Dealpour shot; loudly announce you won't drink it; drink it
China ("Jina")
1
President Xi
1 (+1 if he says that they're friends; +2 if "great friends")
tariffs
1 of something imported or 2 of something domestic
unfair
1
Russia
1 shot Russian vodka
Duterte
1 (+1, after aggravated sigh, if he says they're "friends")
free trade
1
fair trade
1
NAFTA
1 Molson/Corona/Crown Royal/tequila

Domestic Policy

taxes

1, plus an imperceptibly small added bit (+15 if you're a corporation)

jobs

1

FBI

1, furtively

Mueller

1 (+3 if you've testified before his team)

Deep State

1, from a bottle buried way in the back of your liquor cabinet

infrastructure
1
coal
1 (+1 if "clean coal")
pipeline

1, by funnel

immigration
1 of something imported
DACA or Dreamers
1 of something domestic, but with a foreign-sounding name
border
1
wall
1
sanctuary
1 of something sacramental
Second Amendment
1, shotgunned
libel
1 of something unfairly maligned
Obamacare
1

Gorsuch

1 Judy Garland (recipe) ;-)

judges
1 (+1 if he takes a swipe at the 9th Circuit")
NASA
1
environment or climate change
ginger beer & Jack ("A Dark and Stormy Daniels")

Trumpisms

Electoral College
more than anyone has ever drunk before... j/k, 1
Crooked Hillary
1
Believe me
1, while bracing for the lie that follows
"Many people are saying"
1, while bracing for the lie that follows
fake news
1 swig of nonalcoholic "beer"
America First
1 of something with a 1930s vintage

If/Every time he....

references #MeToo or Time's Up

1 Cosmopolitan

mentions any epidemic, real or imagined

1

sexually harasses someone during the speech

1

threatens someone during the speech
1 (+1 if it's someone other than Kim Jung Un/North Korea)
plugs one of his properties

1

mentions one of his kids other than Ivanka
1
mentions one of his departed White House staff
1
(A Sloppy Steve, if you're so inclined)
refers to someone by their nickname (e.g. Flakey Jeff, Cryin' Chuck)1
refers to his "brain" or his "genius"1
tweets during the speech1
bonus +2 if he delivers the entire speech via tweetstorm
wears a MAGA hat1

Every time the camera shows....

the First Lady

1

Ivanka, and not the First Lady 1

your congressional representative

1
and pat yourself on the back for being able to identify your representative

a standing ovation from HALF of Congress

1

Other

if he ends the speech with anything other than "God bless the United States," or equivalent

1
+5 if he ends with "Make America Great Again"

if the speech is under an hour

Finish your drink and have another

DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE BONUS GAME

If he opens with,
(a) "Ask not..."
(b) "Oy" (while shaking head)
(c) "What the [expletive] was that?!

1

If he references the pee pee tape

1 of something golden

If he references the Russia investigation

1 of vodka

Dreamers

1

 

Reactions from those who've played in the past:
"Oh, God. I wouldn't remember a lot of last night had I not been online, too. And had "friends" print out a transcript. I couldn't feel my face...that was the most hilarious thing I've ever seen."
"[This game] is a danger... holy s**t. 5 beers in a half hour and I'm *behind*. BEHIND....Damn you!...*shakes fist*
"
"25 minute into speech and slipping beneath tabl3, thanks for great game. Sent out ot F&F cros country and feed(drink?)back very [positive. Sorry about what spel chk did not catch, you inderstand tho'."

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