Newt Gingrich’s Moon Base Idea Is Bold And Correct

I must say if there was any reason to vote for Newt Gingrich–any reason at all–it would be due to the issues involving space travel.

I have always felt the best of America happens when we stand together for a dream yet to be realized.  Landing a man on the moon was such a time in this country, and Lord knows, with all the divisions that plague us, we are in need of another unifying effort.

So when I heard about New Gingrich’s plans to have a base on the moon I did not laugh.  I think it a splendid idea, and one that matches the American appetite for big, bold, brassy ‘can-do’ projects.  Many have laughed or derided the idea presented by Gingrich, and that I find small-minded.  Reaching up and out while exploring has always been mankind’s mission, and there is no reason to back-track today.

Yes, Newt Gingrich has many, many reasons he should never be elected president.  But when it comes to thinking about space in the way it needs to be considered Gingrich is spot on.

I am only sad there are not more candidates willing or able to talk about science and space travel in the way it needs to be dealt with.

Two Former Scott Walker Staffers Charged With Political Work On Taxpayer’s Dime

Drip…drip…drip.

Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.

In addition, prosecutors allege some Walker aides communicated using a private email network that was kept secret from other county workers. The Walker staffers conducted some official county business on that system, but the complaint says those emails were not released to those making open records requests.

Kelly Rindfleisch, deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, faces four felony counts of misconduct in office for working for then-Rep. Brett Davis’ 2010 campaign for lieutenant governor while on the county clock. Davis, who lost in the Republican primary, is now Walker’s state Medicaid director.

The complaint says that Rindfleisch told a friend in an Internet chat shortly after taking the job with Walker that “half of what I’m doing is policy for the campaign.” During work hours between February 2010 and early July 2010, it says, Rindfleisch sent sent more than 300 emails to Davis and some 1,380 fundraising emails.

Also charged Thursday was Darlene Wink, Walker’s one-time constituent services coordinator, who is facing two misdemeanor counts for using county resources to raise money for Walker’s 2010 gubernatorial bid.

Matt Drudge Bombs Newt Gingrich–Many Worry About Former Speaker’s Possible Nomination

Following the press stories coming out of Florida the past few days has made me wonder just where the bottom is when it comes to tactics in the Republican primary.  I think we have to wait for a while to find the new low point.

Matt Drudge, a bottom-feeder,  has entered the fray and is using his site to bore down heavy on the former scandal-ridden Speaker of the House. 

There is blood in the waters of Florida.

Elliot Abrams wrote an article in the National Review that scores at least two touchdowns for those seeking to stop Gingrich.  Abrams’ writes that Gingrich talked down President Reagan and his policies.

Drudge is all over the story like glitter on a sweaty hooker.

In the increasingly rough Republican campaign, no candidate has wrapped himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan more often than Newt Gingrich. “I worked with President Reaganto change things in Washington,” “we helped defeat the Soviet empire,” and “I helped lead the effort to defeat Communism in the Congress” are typical claims by the former speaker of the House.

The claims are misleading at best. As a new member of Congress in the Reagan years — and I was an assistant secretary of state — Mr. Gingrich voted with the president regularly, but equally often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides, and his policies to defeat Communism. Gingrich was voluble and certain in predicting that Reagan’s policies would fail, and in all of this he was dead wrong.