Fiore Cartoon: The SOTU That Could’ve Been


In last night’s State of the Union address, Obama practiced politics as usual, with talk of national security, bipartisanship, and why America should be #1. But what if instead, he had called Republicans out on their lack of a conscience, and Dems out on their spinelessness? Or if he had proposed a reality TV show exposing political corruption, and live broadcasts of health care negotiations?

Watch satirist Mark Fiore explore what could’ve (and should’ve?) been below:

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