I don't think I'll be watching Barack Obama's final State of the Union address tomorrow night unless I am forced to watch it because the television remote is out of reach at the gym or I get so despondent just thinking about it that I'm rendered immobile and can no longer change the channel. There are, after all, important shows to watch on Netflix, like reruns of basically anything.
With only a year left in his Presidency, officially ("lame duck" starts around 18 months before a term ends and Obama hasn't accomplished much in the way of anything since losing a Democratic Congress early on), there's nothing Obama can say tomorrow night that will make any legislative impact. He could offer a few more executive orders, wax poetic on the benefits of funding Planned Parenthood to the tune of half a billion dollars and please liberals with a smug commitment to ending gun violence and global warming with the very wave of his magic wand, but he's out of time. All he has left is Oval Office edicts.