You have to wonder where President Obama got the research for his recent speech including the disparagement of Rutheford B. Hayes. Have he and his speechwriters been catching up on Mystery Science Theater 3000? In the clip below, from episode 510 (“The Painted Hills”), Crow T. Robot recites his essay on Hayes: “In 1876, Hayes beat Bill Tilden in a three-set quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows, which caused the Electrical College to declare him President of the United States.”
Obama probably isn’t really getting his research from MST3K. Reader Brent Hartzell comments that this is “a hilarious spoof of our 19th President that is still more accurate than that presented by President Obama.”
NOTE: Mark Steyn has actually tracked down the probable source of President Obama’s historical learning.