So long James Madison, hello Robert Heinlein

Newt Gingrich’s political development apparently began with “Space Cadet” and ended with “Starship Troopers

Yesterday, America’s self-proclaimed enemy of the deficit Newt Gingrich emphasized his latest policy plank:

“We will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said.

And now to find the billions of dollars to build it…I guess it will come from more tax cuts for millionaires, as that is his other major platform. Jobs programs, education, help for the poor, no. Tax Cuts and Moonbases, yes.  All that and a bag of chips (plus a war with Iran).

When it comes to science fiction as policy Newt has a long history of thinking he is Buck Rogers.

— 1995, “Honeymoons in space will be the vogue by 2020.”

Please fill in your own jokes here….but I do wonder if that is why Calista’s hair looks like something Buzz Aldrin designed?

— 1985 he advocated “a large array of mirrors [that] could affect the earth’s climate,” warming it up so farmers could extend the growing season.

So he not only believes in man-made climate change (disqualifying in today’s GOP), he’s completely for speeding it up.

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