Sputnik? Really? Is that the best he could do? – UPDATED

While Obama has long been my personal incarnation of Charlie Brown’s teacher, this morning after everyone is saying the SOTU speech was a big stinker. The left, the right, the middle. Even the dog.

But Sputnik? Sputnik? Is that the best metaphor he can come up with? While he’s cut NASA to the bone? Weakened our defenses and national security? Tarnished our image on a global scale?

The USSR humiliated America with Sputnik. America righted that embarrassment quickly, turning the tables with the greatest technological advancements in modern times.

But wait, he may be onto something. Since Obama has done nothing but humiliate America during his term, then he’s the Sputnik. And America will leave him, his followers and his destructive policies in the dust.


Had the president submitted the text of his second State of the Union Address in the form of a college term paper, he would have been sent forthwith to the nearest academic dean. Once again, our public affairs are such that we have one standard for presidents and another for undergraduates.

That’s gonna leave a mark. RTWT, it’s downright delightful.


  1. January 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I’d like to know how many Americans even have any idea what Sputnik was, never mind its significance. Many, if not most, of the college students I run into don’t have much of an idea what happened on 9/11 (they were 10 at the time), never mind have even a vague idea of the existence of the Soviet Union or the Cold War.

    How could they? They are too busy learning that the U.S. is the font of all human misery and injustice.

    This idea is coming from a president who publicly stated that he didn’t need to know that Bill Ayers was a terrorist because his terrorism happened 40 years ago, when Sputnik was already history, and he leads a political party that thinks the Constitution of the U.S. would be an worthless antique–except they could probably get a good buck for it on ebay if they sold it as collectors item.


  2. Obi's Sister said,

    January 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm



  3. January 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    What else would you expect from a man who believes that NASA’s mission is “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering.”


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