A lot of sources this morning are getting the SOTU Racing Form predictions, and while I generally have watched the SOTU Address, I plan to watch something else this year. Republican preznints in my lifetime have used this thing to take a victory lap and to lie us into wars. Don’t need no more of that.
But that said, there is an opportunity here for us, as we’ve NEVER had a preznint who was so attuned to ratings. Here’s the thing: it’s not enough to boycott the speech, you MUST watch something else.
It’s not enough that Trump gets low ratings, some other show must beat his ratings.
“It is not enough merely to win; others must lose.”
In the past, we’ve suggested watching something specific (like Southpark), but since we have at least three time zones in this country (and then there’s the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan), it becomes impractical; we’ve also gone into endless arguments about how ratings are calculated and whether cable channels are included in ratings (they are).
Instead turn your teevee on to anything that is NOT the state of Trump’s union address. But you must turn it on; watching is optional.
I highly recommend the Comedy Channel. Imagine him losing the ratings war to that.