President Obama is expected to talk about the economy, energy policy and jobs, jobs, jobs in tonight’s State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. America will be watching — and to mark the occasion, we decided to compile a list of the top five ways you can tune in and participate in tonight’s broadcast.
1. The ‘Celebrating BAR-PARTISIANSHIP’ drinking game
Viewers will not have trouble finding worthy State of the Union drinking games, but our favorite ‘thinking man’s drinking game’ is presented by www.stateoftheuniondrinkinggame.com. With rules like …
“Drink if you find yourself adjusting your television due to John Boehner’s skin color.”
… you’ll be sure to remain entertained, (and heavily intoxicated), for the duration.
2. Attend or host a State of the Union watch party
For those of you who aren’t keen on the idea of drinking alone, check out the official BarackObama.com listings for State of the Union Watch Party events in your area. Simply type in your zip code here. If your bucket list involves hosting your own party, watch this step-by-step training video on “How to Host a State of The Union Watch Party 2012” created by Barack Obama’s official digital organizing team.
3. Live chat with Current TV
Join Current TV’s social community by celebrating with us during our special Politically Direct State Of the Union 2012 live chat, featuring breaking news articles, minute-to-minute fact checking, full event coverage and live chat participation by the Current TV team. You can also follow our discussions on Twitter by following the hashtag #PoliticallyDirect.
4. Watch online and follow White House Tweetup and official hashtags
Better bookmark this event for next year as registration has already closed for the Official White House 2012 “Tweetup.” This Tweetup will be an opportunity to watch the State of the Union live in an auditorium at the White House and participate in a panel with White House officials after the speech. Though registration for this year is now closed, you can still partake in the conversation by following @WhiteHouse tweets and the hashtags #SOTU and #WHTweetup. You can follow the whole event in an enhanced online broadcast here.
5. PBS Google Plus Hangout
Though there seems to be no shortage of live streams to watch, PBS has taken a unique note from Barack Obama’s playbook by creating a Google Plus Hangout of their own. According to PBS: before, during and after the State of the Union speech, you can watch PBS coverage and talk with analysts from their show NewsHour, live on their Google Plus page.