Every four years, Americans get to witness the pinnacle of human achievement and healthy competition as our nation’s best and brightest fight their way to the top on national television. Then, mere weeks after the Olympics’ closing ceremonies, we have to suffer through the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
This year, the conventions are bound to be worse than ever as a hurting economy and a level of partisanship that defies all logic and reason will inevitably cloud intelligent discussion on the issues we should be caring about. So, to save ourselves from disappointment — and our televisions from things being hurdled at them — we’ve created a drinking game for each convention that should hopefully take the edge off.
This week, it’s time for President Obama and his merry band of Democrats to take the stage. We bet they won’t mention that whole bin Laden thing. Nope, they would never do that.
Take One Drink:
— Whenever someone says “forward”
— Every time you see a suggested Twitter hashtag
— Every time Sasha and/or Malia look bored
— Whenever “Romney economics” are mentioned
Take Two Drinks:
— Every time Romney’s tax return comes up
— Every time you see a combover
Take Three Drinks:
— If anyone mentions the White House beer. Bonus shot if Obama himself calls it “tasty”
— Bill Clinton sighting!
Waterfall: During any mention of/allusion to Eastwooding.
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