Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fail Quote of the Day: Hannity claims Obama gave “shout outs to his favorite Communist regimes”

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In case you thought there was the slightest risk that Fox News’s most inane twit (a title with some fierce competition) would react to President Obama’s eloquent and well-received State of the Union speech with a modicum of honesty and common sense, here’s Hannity to prove you wrong:

My transcript:

[Begin clip of Obama’s SOTU address]

OBAMA: Half-a-century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, we had no idea how we would beat them to the Moon. The science wasn’t even there yet. NASA didn’t exist. But, after investing in better research and education, we didn’t just surpass the Soviets. We unleashed a wave of innovation that created new industries and millions of new jobs. This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.

[End clip]

HANNITY: […] By the way, the Space Race was the result of the Cold War, not indiscriminate government spending. [Who the hell ever said it was?] But the President’s shout outs to his favorite Communist regimes didn’t end there. He also found time to lecture all of us on the exceptionalism of China. Watch this:

[Begin clip of Obama’s SOTU address]

OBAMA: They started educating their children earlier and longer, with greater emphasis on math and science. They’re investing in research and new technologies. Just recently, China became home to the world’s largest solar research facility and the world’s fastest computer.

[End clip]

HANNITY: Now, I can say with a certain degree of certainty that this is the first time in our nation’s history that a President of the United States, in a State of the Union address, was touting the success of two Communist regimes.

So, according to Hannity, when you declare that you beat one old rival to a massive scientific achievement and that a current friendly nation (to whom you owe trillions of dollars) is performing better than you are in education, you’re not just stating the plain facts and acknowledging your own beloved country’s strengths and weaknesses; you’re actually congratulating your enemies.

You just can’t make this kind of stupid shit up. You have to go to Fox News to find it.