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Obama on Romney, Santorum, & Gingrich: 'Would Have Been Founding Members Of The Flat Earth Society'

 

Echoing Colbert’s mocking of Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich last week, Obama also nailed these GOP presidential nominee candidates for their anti-science, stuck-in-the-past thinking. The video is above, and here’s the text courtesy of Think Progress:

If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail — They must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society. They would not have believed that the world was round. We’ve heard these folks in the past. They probably would have agreed with one of the pioneers of the radio who apparently said, “Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.” … One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone: “It’s a great invention but who would ever want to use one?” That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore, because he’s looking backwards, he’s not looking forwards.

Now, Obama was careful not to name names (not sure why), but he’s clearly talking about Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich.




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