Just another Obama speech (Politico) -- When President Barack Obama appears before Congress for Tuesday’s State of the Union, he’ll be facing the largest group of Republican lawmakers in more than 80 years, going back to the days when Herbert Hoover ran the country. For Obama, the address is an opportunity to lay out his agenda as he prepares to do battle with a Congress the GOP now fully controls. For Republicans, it’s just another presidential speech. … “I expect a laundry list that extends further than he’s ever done in a speech that lasts longer than the last,” said Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican who faces reelection in 2016. “I’m not sure the State of the Union address is in any way, shape or form sufficient to ease the fears that the American people have.” Asked if he thought Obama would shift to the political center during his most important speech of the year, Burr deadpanned: “No. No hope. No hope.”
Editor's note: the only thing more idiotic than Burr's answer is the question itself.