Borowitz Report Email ----- Original Message ----- From: borowitzreport.com To: molleo1@xxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:13 AM Subject: State of the Union Having trouble reading this email? Click here to view online. January 25, 2012 Obama Risks Alienating Republicans By Using Facts Radical Tactic Sparks Outrage WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In what some critics are calling the most radial tactic ever employed in a State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama risked alienating congressional Republicans last night by repeatedly using facts. Mr. Obama stirred controversy throughout the speech with his relentless references to facts, data, and things that have actually happened, all long considered the third rail of American politics. As the President made reference to tax rates and unemployment numbers, as well as sixteen separate mentions of Osama bin Laden, congressional Republicans’ blood began to boil. After the speech, a furious Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters, “It’s been a longstanding tradition in our politics not to use facts in a State of the Union Address, a tradition the President chose to ignore in an outrageous way tonight. I won’t stand for it and the American people won’t stand for it.” “We want to work with the President for the good of the American people,” added House Speaker John Boehner. “But he’s going to have to take facts off the table. That’s a deal-breaker for us.” The President did not mention any of his GOP presidential rivals by name in his speech, but at one point said that government should be “leaner,” a blatant jab at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Get the Borowitz Report delivered to your inbox for free here. Upcoming Events February 28, 2012 at 07:30 PM Los Angeles! In his only scheduled West Coast show, Andy appears in conversation with Patton Oswalt. Location: Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 For tickets go to Borowitz in LA April 03, 2012 at 06:00 PM Mark Twain’s House! Andy will perform a special show at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, MO. Afterwards he'll be signing copies of his new book, The 50 Funniest American Writers. Location: 120 N. Main St., Hannibal, MO 63401 For tickets go to Andy Borowitz at Mark Twain's House The Borowitz Report: Waste Someone's Time: Forward to a Friend. Sign up today for your own Borowitz Reports. Remove me from this list.