State of the Union Measured By Applause

ABC’s Arlette Saenz reports:

Behind the State of the Union Applause:

President is interrupted by applause: 79

Bi-Partisan applause: 45

Total Standing Ovations: 25

Bi-Partisan Standing O’s:16

Laughs: 4

Some of the Dem Only - Standing O’s

- “Address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows”

- “That’s why we passed reform that finally prevents the health insurance industry from exploiting patients”

- “Let’s fix what needs fixing and move forward” (healthcare)


- “For some trips, it will be faster than flying – without the pat downs.”

- “I’ve heard rumors that a few of you have some concerns about the new healthcare law”

- “I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked” – Joke about need for reorganization of government agencies, specifically talking about Interior Department and Commerce Departments handling of salmon categories

- “That dream is why a working class kid from Scranton can stand behind me”

Longest Applause

- “We must always remember that the Americans who have born the greatest burden in this struggle are the men and women who serve our country”

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