Obama The Socialist Privatizes Space

More evidence is in that President Obama, oozing with socialism, hates the private sector of our economy and wants to destroy it.

He is turning over NASA’s manned spaceflight program to private companies for commercialization.

According to Scientific American:

As had been rumored for days, Obama’s blueprint for NASA would cancel the Constellation program, the family of rockets and hardware now in development to replace the aging space shuttle, and would call instead on commercial vendors to fly astronauts to orbit.

NASA Administrator, Charlie Bolden, put it this way:

NASA will accelerate and enhance its support for the commercial spaceflight industry to make travel to low Earth orbit and beyond more accessible and more affordable. Imagine enabling hundreds, even thousands of people to visit or live in low Earth orbit, while NASA firmly focuses its gaze on the cosmic horizon beyond Earth.

The “cosmic horizon beyond Earth” is, of course, the place where people like Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh live, those who continue to preach—for their own commercial reasons—that Obama is a radical ideologue, who won’t rest until America is utterly destroyed.


UPDATE: Daily Kos provided a couple of short statements from some conservative [sic] Republicans over Obama’s decision to kill the Constellation program:

“It’s a matter of priorities,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. “We can find that money in other parts of the budget.”

[Kay Bailey Hutchinson] — “very short-sighted. … We’ve already made such an investment.”

[Governor Rick Perry] — said he “could probably find a lot of earmarks where billions of dollars were spent” on projects that didn’t help the Texas economy nearly as much.

Rep. Pete Olson, a Sugar Land Republican whose district includes the Johnson Space Center, also wants Obama to reconsider.



  1. Jane Reaction

     /  February 2, 2010

    In the 30 years that I lived in Houston, these are exactly the responses I would expect from Cronies of Cornyn, the worst Chief Justice the Texas Supreme Court ever had, and that is in recognition of an already pretty low bar.

    There were so damn many astronauts running around trying to get a business deal going, that you would just expect any deal to supposedly “have on board” one of the originals like a Wally Shirra.

    While the astronauts were prima donas, the NASA employees themselves whom I personally knew, and one of which I dated, were essentially overpaid but ordinary civil servants.

    Perhaps it was because the agency had so many accidents, the staff was quite defensive, and probably afraid for their continued funding. Except for a significant financial impact on the NASA/Clear Lake area, where to be sure it is critical, there was always more hyperbole about the agency than ‘feet on the ground’.

    This unified stance by the Texas GOP is pure theater.

    Hell, they are probably in on another privatization-with-public-money, this time putting vital communications and defense resources developed with taxpayer funds over fifty years, into the hands of private corporations enabling them to further profit.

    Corporations now have the same sanctity, in the narrow holding of the Supreme Court, as a Republican stem cell.


    • Duane Graham

       /  February 2, 2010


      I wasn’t aware that Cornyn was on the Texas Supreme Court. That is an elected position, no? In your experience, how does the election of such judges work compared to appointments or to Missouri’s system? (If you have an opinion.)



  2. Jane Reaction

     /  February 5, 2010

    It is a cottage industry if you are a litigation attorney, to make the rounds of parties to pay off their favorite judges. They are all elected in the grate state of Texas.

    Cornyn was the Chief Justice. and a good example of how it almost has to be better to appoint them.


  3. Sedate Me

     /  May 23, 2012

    America not only can’t get to the moon anymore, they can’t even get into orbit without hitching a ride. It’s a sure sign of decline when you can’t even do something you did 40-50 years ago.

    Relying on unproven private companies is just idiotic.


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