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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:51 AM

Tea Party Issues Scathing Rebuttal to State of Union Twelve Hours Before Speech

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a break with tradition, Tea Party Republicans issued their official rebuttal to tonight’s State of the Union address a full twelve hours before President Obama was scheduled to deliver it.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) appeared on Fox News Channel at 9 A.M. (E.T.) to read the rebuttal, which some historians called the most brutal response ever to a Presidential speech that had not yet been made.

Calling Mr. Obama’s speech “full of the same empty promises and bald-faced lies we’ve come to expect,” Sen. Paul added that “tonight Barack Obama made his case: for his own impeachment.”

Laced with sarcasm and invective, Sen. Paul’s rebuttal eviscerated Mr. Obama’s not-yet-given speech, ending with a call for the President to be tried for treason and banished from the U.S.

Roger Ailes, President of Fox News Channel, defended the decision to air a blistering attack on a speech that Mr. Obama was not scheduled to give for another twelve hours: “Our viewers are very unlikely to sit through Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Airing the rebuttal beforehand gives them a sense of what they would have thought was reprehensible about it.”

For his part, Sen. Paul made no apologies for calling a speech he had never actually heard “worthy of President Ahmadinejad.” “Look, if I had waited to listen to the speech, I bet I would have hated it even more.”


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:00 AM

1. "Socialism. Socialism. Socialism. Socialism. Nazis. Commies. Ancient Rome. Pedestrians!!!1"

There, saved you all a chunk of your life you will never get back.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:31 AM

2. This reply was 12 hours before the President's speech brought to you by...

Biff from Back to the Future.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:36 AM

3. Borowitz reels them in just about every time, this one is near pitch perfect n/t

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