Joy Behar, on Wednesday's edition of The View, delivered a rave review for Barack Obama's State of the Union of Speech as she gushed that it was "equivalent to Ronald Reagan's 'Morning in America' speech" and added "Republicans can embrace him" now. Behar then went on to say the President's speech, that was devoted to the kind of class warfare talk The Gipper would have despised, should motivate the Republicans to "start cooperating" and "stop this gridlock because it's not patriotic!" (Video after the jump)
Aside from not recognizing that Reagan would not have supported Obama’s call to soak the rich, Behar demonstrated her lack of presidential history by not realizing the famous "Morning in America" line came from a Reagan political ad, not a speech.
The following is the full outburst from Behar as it was aired on the January 25, 2012 edition of ABC's The View:
JOY BEHAR: His speech was equivalent to Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America" speech, which was a positive outlook on the world and I think that Republicans can embrace him because of Ronald Reagan. It is very similar to that. It's positive, it's optimistic. He actually believes that they're gonna cooperate with him...From his mouth to God's ears they should start cooperating and get this country going and stop this gridlock because it's not patriotic!