This is dumb:
Palin responded, "That was another one of those WTF moments when [Mr. Obama] so often repeated the 'Sputnik Moment' that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. He needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space, yeah, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it led to the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union."
A. They launched Sputnik, but we beat them to the moon dumbass. The point of the space race was to get to the moon first, so America won. They could have sent a million satellites into space, but still lost.
B. It wasn't debt that mainly led to the collapse of the USSR, but Glasnost and Perestroika.
People like Palin represent the dumbing down of America that we see in the conservative movement. They need to shut up if America is ever going to return to greatness.