Fox News host Andrea Tantaros:
The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome. We’ve closed the book on torture, and we’ve stopped doing it. And the reason they want to have this discussion is not to show how awesome we are. This administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we’re not awesome.
Yes, we’re so awesome that we still use a system of weights and measures that dates back to the Renaissance and we’re the only industrialized country that still does.
Our public education is so awesome that most of our schools are on the verge of going broke and they’re being taken over by religious fundamentalists who deny science going back to Galileo.
We’re so awesome that we can pollute our air and water in the name of profits that will guarantee we have a magnificent funeral. We have more nuclear weapons than the rest of the world combined so that we can hold off assimilation by the Borg.
Our criminal justice system is so awesome that we can incarcerate more black and brown people for smoking pot but guarantee that the robber barons who wrecked the economy get their bonuses.
And we we’re so awesome that we can torture people with methods that would make Torquemada get out of the business and say we’re doing it in the name of putting an end to terrorism.