On Tuesday night, President Obama will deliver his penultimate State of the Union address — and Republicans will immediately pan it as a horrific failure. Just like every other year.
While freshman senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will deliver the GOP’s official response on Tuesday night, scores of other Republicans will take the opportunity to offer their own thoughts on the speech. But you won’t have to wait until Wednesday morning to find out what they’ll say; based on their responses to years of speeches by the president, we already have a pretty good idea of what’s coming.
Here are five ways that Republicans will attack this year’s State of the Union: