Who's ready to drink?!
*Originally published on January 29, 2018
Updated on February 7, 2023:
Whether you voted for President Biden or not, or whether you approve of the administration's actions or not, the State of the Union is an excellent opportunity for Americans of all political persuasions to ... drink, a lot.
Our State of the Union Drinking Game will get you where you need to go and make President Biden's State of the Union address entertaining.
The State of the Union address is actually mandated in our Constitution. Article II, Section 3, Clause I of the Constitution, states that the President "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."
Long ago, the State of the Union was delivered as a written letter to Members of Congress. However, in the age of television, these presidential addresses are now broadcast live, which is definitely a good thing. It's not nearly as fun to play a drinking game while reading a letter ...
The State of the Union kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 7. So be sure to tune in to your favorite news channel (they'll all be broadcasting it live), grab your drink of choice, and enjoy playing the 2023 State of the Union Drinking Game!
*Disclaimer: Our Community Now does not support binge drinking or underage drinking. Please drink responsibly and know your limitations.*
The Ultimate 2023 State of the Union Drinking Game:
Take 1 sip every time ...
- Biden starts mispronouncing something and ad-libs a sentence off-the-cuff until he can find his place in the teleprompter.
- A protester in the gallery shouts something out during the State of the Union.
- You get the feeling that the applause is going on way too long.
- The pandemic is discussed.
- The ongoing issues between Russia and Ukraine are discussed.
Take 2 sips if ...
- Biden takes credit for something.
- Biden uses the word "look" in his speech.
- The camera pans during Biden's speech to the Supreme Court or the President's Joint Chiefs of Staff (the uniformed heads of each military branch).
- The camera pans to anyone crying.
- Biden mentions his wife, First Lady Jill Biden.
Finish your drink if ...
- The camera pans to an empty seat.
- The camera pans to show someone sleeping.
- The camera pans to show your congressman or senator.
- The camera pans to show a member of the Biden administration shaking his/her head.