Mar
08
2010

President to do some damage control.

Again.  This time, he’s trying to revise and extend his plans on space policy:

President Barack Obama will outline his administration’s vision for space agency NASA and an eventual trip to Mars during a conference in Florida in April, the White House said on Sunday.

Obama has had to defend his commitment to the space agency in the politically important U.S. state after submitting a budget to Congress that would cancel a program to return U.S. astronauts to the moon.

Glenn Reynolds thinks that the White House wasn’t expecting a pushback; but really, why should they have been? All the President did was break his campaign promise and kill twenty-three thousand jobs in a Congressional District whose Congresswoman had the temerity to vote against the health care bill – which said bill is, of course, infinitely more important to the Democrats than manned space exploration.  There are so many other campaign promises that the President has broken; why should this one be treated any differently?

Moe Lane

PS: Tom Garcia is running in FL-24 as a Republican, and he’s pretty mad about the space thing himself.  He’d also love to hear from you.

Crossposted to RedState.

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  • David Maples says:

    North Alabama has a large commitment to the Shuttle program. After Parker Griffin turned Reublican, is it a coincidence that Obama dumps the Shuttle?

  • […] As we’re seeing now.  The Democrats are telling themselves that they’ve spent too much time and clout to just quit; but they’re in no position to charge on through.  So they stay where they are, and public opinion remains in the tank, and every so often a Democratic legislator announces his or her retirement or resignation.  And this won’t change until somebody finally has the moral courage to say “This isn’t working” and organizes a retreat*.  It should be the President – he’s the one that got his party into this mess in the first place – but the same lack of leadership ability that Obama showed at the beginning of the health care debate will make him a poor candidate for bringing it to an end.  And House/Senate leadership is mostly dominated by the few Democrats who aren’t worried about losing their jobs in November.  They’re not likely to feel the urgency that they should.  And, of course, the rank-and-file largely don’t have the guts to go up against the leadership, given how the leadership has been punishing dissenters. […]

  • […] As we’re seeing now. The Democrats are telling themselves that they’ve spent too much time and clout to just quit; but they’re in no position to charge on through. So they stay where they are, and public opinion remains in the tank, and every so often a Democratic legislator announces his or her retirement or resignation. And this won’t change until somebody finally has the moral courage to say “This isn’t working” and organizes a retreat*. It should be the President – he’s the one that got his party into this mess in the first place – but the same lack of leadership ability that Obama showed at the beginning of the health care debate will make him a poor candidate for bringing it to an end. And House/Senate leadership is mostly dominated by the few Democrats who aren’t worried about losing their jobs in November. They’re not likely to feel the urgency that they should. And, of course, the rank-and-file largely don’t have the guts to go up against the leadership, given how the leadership has been punishing dissenters. […]

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