Simple Sputnik Analogy Too Challenging For Jim Hoft

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When President Obama said in the State of the Union tonight that this is "our generation's Sputnik moment," factually challenged intellectual lightweight Jim Hoft quickly took to his Twitter account to call Obama a communist:

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It's mind numbing to have to point this out, but Obama's reference to Sputnik refers to the U.S. competing against the Soviet Union during the Cold War space race.

In calling this our "Sputnik moment," Obama was calling on America to "reach a level of research and development we haven't seen since the height of the Space Race" in order to create jobs and remain competitive. He was not expressing sympathy with the former Soviet Union.

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