VIDEO: Newt Gingrich, space cadet

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Talk about space cadets... Newton Leroy Gingrich, if the moon boot fits...

He wants a permanent U.S. base on the moon "by the end of [his] second term.” Methinks he's had one hard landing too many.

Via Think Progress:

A budget-conscious President Obama ended the program for a lunar colony and moon trip after NASA reported it didn’t have the money for any part of the plan, “and even if it were to get a budget infusion, the schedule was unworkable.”

Gingrich also wants a “mirror system in space [that] could provide the light equivalent of many full moons” for nighttime driving. Yeah, he's someone you want making crucial decisions for this country of ours.

Speaking of decisions, "as House Speaker, Newt Gingrich cut NASA funding by almost a billion dollars" (as tweeted by Andrew Kaczynski, more here). Via Deseret News, February 7, 1995:


And in 1986, well, read this for yourself:

H/t: Andrew, again.

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  • Anonymous

    Ah, so you're going to have 'manufacturing' up there on the moon.
    Perhaps you could explain why your party has such an aversion to investing in manufacturing in your own country...on the planet we all currently inhabit.
    This man is not only a doughy shell filled with nothing but ego...I now understand that he's a power-crazed looney!!
    Sadder part...the people applauding him.

  • dandy

    And, well, yeah, why not send Newt on up there to "man" the first moon colony? Oh, and don't forget Calista: we don't want Newtie to get lonesome, now do we?

    What a MORON HE IS................................

  • dandy

    And, well, yeah, why not send Newt on up there to "man" the first moon colony? Oh, and don't forget Calista: we don't want Newtie to get lonesome, now do we?

    What a MORON HE IS................................