Morning Mix: Newt Promises Moon Colonies


Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich went all out yesterday in the race to win the Florida Republican primary, promising Floridians that as President he would deliver a permanent lunar colony within 8 years. Naturally, big government hating, NASA-loving Floridians went bonkers for it.

When Gingrich wasn’t swinging for the fences with a militarized space colony within a decade, he was putting the rest of America on notice that if debate audiences didn’t plan to applaud him then Gingrich would stop debating. How very czarist of him.

Finally! Mitt Romney has reason to believe! Recent polls have him up by about 5% and with the conservative establishment positively freaking out over the possibility that Gingrich wins the nomination, Romney needs to hunker down. Ultimately this will be won when conservatives decide which they like the least: the grifter Gingrich or Romney.

Meanwhile former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum would like to remind you he’s still in the race.

In other news, the overall reaction to the State of the Union was positive, but that doesn’t mean Republicans will start showing President Obama respect anytime soon. Just take a look at the reception the President received by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The lack of professionalism would be astonishing except this is Gov. Brewer we’re talking about.

But don’t judge the entire state of Arizona by Brewer’s actions. After all, Arizonans did elect Rep. Gabby Giffords (D). Giffords officially left Congress yesterday in what was a beautiful, moving tribute to a woman who has become synonymous with class and grace. It’s rare that a political wrap can end on with such a picture, so how about we leave it at that.


Photo from dingopup via flickr.


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

Perhaps he should promise to legalize the production of moonshine: that would be more realistic. :-)

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

Can amphibians live on the moon?

Jackie Agusta
Jackie Agusta6 years ago

People are being evicted from their homes and starving but this guy wants to waste money on another moon mission, one that would cost billions!!! Wow, could Mr Gingrich please come down to earth, what a dope :-(

Jeff Kline
Past Member 6 years ago

I can't wait for the Newt-ster to board the rocket to the moon colony-- bon voyage!

Julie F.
Julie F6 years ago

wow, WOW

Lynda Harrison
Lynda Harrison6 years ago

So is the slimy amphibian (Newt) going to volunteer to be the first occupant so he can be president of something?

Juliet D.
judith sanders6 years ago

This is the only thing I like about Newt- he's aware that science exists, if not well versed in it.
I do hope we will return to the moon. It makes sense to have a base there that can be used as a platform for exploring our solar system.

This article reads like it was written by a 7th-grader for the school newspaper.

annelies j.
annelies j6 years ago

Did Gingrich come up with that one just for his followers in Florida? I get it, the Kennedy Space centre is in Florida. Does he actually think the people in Florida are hoping he'll bring jobs back to Florida by putting colonies on the moon?

Jim Gayden
Jim Gayden6 years ago

It would be really great if we could move all 7 billion of the worlds population into space, so the Earth would have a chance to heal! I don't see having a station on the Moon in 8 years, but it could happen if it were done properly, and not through taxation. There are limitless resources in space. It is in our best interests to make these resources available, so we can stop raping our planet. I am willing to bet that the big communications companies have financed most of the communications satellites. So, I'm quite positive that free enterprise is the key to our move into space. This is the only way that it is economically feasible.

Don c.
Don Chisholm6 years ago

Sorry Tracey; You really do need to go back and clue into the big picture. Who and what do you think the UN is and who runs them also.