As Twitchy reported, the White House upped the ante on its promise that President Obama’s final State of the Union Address would be “non-traditional” by releasing an organ-backed video suggesting we’re all in for a sermon Tuesday night. That much was obvious from the moment it leaked that there would be an empty chair in the first lady’s box to represent the victims of gun violence whose voices have been silenced.
I hope Michelle doesn't mistake the State of the Union's symbolic empty chair for her husband.
— WH PRESS SECRETARY (@weknowwhatsbest) January 11, 2016
Remember how snarky Obama & Dems were about Clint Eastwood's "Empty Chair?" I vow to be snarky about Obama's empty chair at the SOTU!
— GretchenInOK (@GretchenInOK) January 11, 2016
We’d still prefer that the empty chair occupy the lectern, Clint Eastwood style, but quite a few have weighed in on alternative occupants of Michelle Obama’s empty chair.
GOP should have empty chair for Ambassador Stevens. https://t.co/twEOyl9edB
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) January 8, 2016
Hey 0bama! How about an empty chair for Ambassador Chris Stephens at your "I, I, Me, I, ME, I, I," speech?
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) January 8, 2016
#EmptyChair for The Constitution
— ⭐❤ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) January 9, 2016
Instead of the empty chair at the #SOTU tomorrow representing victims of gun violence, it should represent Obama's nonexistent leadership.
— Brooks (@BrooksErrDay584) January 11, 2016
— Stealth_Patriot (@Stealth_Patriot) January 11, 2016
The empty chair will have company.
Obama's State of the Union Guests: Syrian Refugee, Gay Marriage Plaintiff, Empty Chair for Victims of Gun Violence https://t.co/3aeqA7vHb3
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 10, 2016
@benshapiro chair w/ 50 gallon drum of crocodile tears.
— StompyMech (@Stmpy_Mch) January 10, 2016
@benshapiro you forgot Kaitlyn Jenner ?
— Kathy-TRUMPjunkie (@BrandensteinKat) January 10, 2016
@benshapiro surprised he didn't invite Ahmed.
— Rob (@sgtstarkles) January 10, 2016
@benshapiro Why not an empty chair for "climate change"??
— Mike Rosen (@MikeRosen7) January 10, 2016
We really like this idea for the “empty” chair — a victim of gun violence who survived an assassination attempt by an ISIS sympathizer:
The cop who was shot in Philly should be sitting in the "empty chair" at the #SOTU to show how you defend yourself
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) January 9, 2016
— Politics In Memes (@politicsinmemes) January 10, 2016
— RamblinRedReport (@gabaldon_a) January 11, 2016
National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson is sticking with the Clint Eastwood approach and leaving a empty lectern.
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) January 10, 2016
Now this is an idea that should go viral. https://t.co/5pkCZNM39F
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) January 10, 2016
Amen. And if they are going to invite him, why allow him to do the empty chair stunt? It's not his playpen. https://t.co/8HuQzaWauw
— Andrew C. McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) January 10, 2016
— Duxcomedy (@duxcomedy) January 10, 2016