The thing that I find irritating about the State of the Union, or any address from any president, is that everyone seems to applaud everything all the time. Even statements that are so obviously positive that they would need no affirmation from the audience.
“our union is strong” WOO! YEAH! IT’S TRUE! WOO!
“so that every child in America can read and learn and succeed in life” CHEERS! YAY FOR READING CHILDREN WHO SUCCEED! WOO!
“addictive drugs that kill people are bad” YEAH! AGREED!
“Satan is evil” APPLAUSE! NOTHING’S FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH! HOORAY!
“It’s really awesome when you find 10 bucks in your pocket that you had forgotten about” AMEN! CHEERS! APPLAUSE!
“I really like a glass of juice with my breakfast in the morning” OH YEAH! THAT’S THE TICKET! BRING IT HOME! AMERICA’S AWESOME!