Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Listen to the State of the Union Address tonight! As an incentive, play this parlor game at the same time. Learn and earn!!!

Below is a list of common crutch phrases used by the President in various speeches he uses throughout the year. If you are going to watch the State of the Union Address tonight you might want to play this game during the many stoppages for applause and standing ovations.

There are 50 "cliches" listed.  Bet $1.00 on each of them. To the left you will see the odds of this phrase being uttered.  Check off each one as they are spoken then total up how much you have earned at the end of the speech.  How much did you make/lose???

Cliché Betting: What Will Obama say first (Source: HERE)
  • 8/1 We have more work to do
  • 10/1 Health Care reform
  • 10/1 As I stand here today
  • 12/1 Fundamental belief
  • 12/1 God Bless America
  • 12/1 Crossroads of history
  • 12/1 Defining moment
  • 12/1 Make Washington work
  • 14/1 Common purpose
  • 16/1 Pursuit of happiness
  • 16/1 Building a better America
  • 16/1 Reduce the deficit
  • 18/1 War on terror
  • 18/1 It won’t be easy
  • 18/1 Hungry for change
  • 18/1 My civil liberties
  • 20/1 Honour for me
  • 20/1 I have a dream
  • 20/1 Willing to listen to each other
  • 20/1 Yes, we can
  • 20/1 Don’t get me wrong
  • 25/1 Hard to believe
  • 25/1 I’m fired up
  • 25/1 Withdraw our troops
  • 25/1 There are better days ahead
  • 25/1 Do Nothing Congress
  • 25/1 We’ll have to make hard choices
  • 25/1 We can be one people
  • 25/1 A new direction
  • 33/1 For far too long
  • 33/1 Safe from harm
  • 33/1 Jobs to the jobless
  • 33/1 Reshapes our economy
  • 40/1 Deepest gratitude
  • 40/1 Greatness of our nation
  • 40/1 Possibilities of this nation
  • 40/1 Florida Primary
  • 50/1 Believe in what this country can be
  • 50/1 Unity is the great need of the hour
  • 50/1 In the face of despair, you believe there can be hope
  • 50/1 We can work together to keep our country safe
  • 50/1 Abiding faith
  • 66/1 Brighter day will come
  • 66/1 Publish tax returns
  • 66/1 Washington has a long way to go
  • 80/1 Overcome the adversity
  • 80/1 Bloated federal government
  • 100/1 Diversity of my heritage
  • 100/1 Yes, we might
  • 250/1 Life is like a box of chocolates
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