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The State of the Union is ... boring?

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If you're in the same boat as Mr. Williams – and we're guessing most people are – it's really not your fault. The speeches just weren't that memorable. Here's a quick sampling of some of the reviews of Obama's previous State of the Union addresses:

  • In 2010, conservative blogger Michelle Malkin wrote: "Obama was supposed to set a 'new tone' in Washington tonight. Don't think he meant the tone to sound like snoring."
  • In 2011, Joe Scarborough, the conservative host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," proclaimed it "boring all around," adding: "I've never seen an audience as flat or a president as flat as this."
  • In 2012, Fox News's Brit Hume called Obama's speech "boring," and conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote: "What Obama offered the nation Tuesday night was pudding without a theme."
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