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Newt Gingrich’s case for boosting federal investments into private sector space projects awkwardly embraces a core tenet of modern liberalism: the belief that government spending can help the economy.

“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said in Florida, explaining that it would entail “commercial near-Earth activities that include science, tourism and manufacturing, because it is in our interest.”

The former Speaker’s argument rests on textbook Keynesian economics: the notion that targeted government investments in industries can stimulate economic growth.

It’s a viewpoint that Republicans today reject with unprecedented vigor since they went, with a few exceptions, all in against President Obama’s stimulus package in 2009.

Not surprisingly, Gingrich’s space initiative has been criticized by his 2012 primary rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

Gingrich’s current run has thrust him into an odd and in some ways contradictory position. On the one hand, polls indicate that he increasingly is picking up the vote of the self-identified “tea partiers” who tend to oppose government intervention — sometimes even when it comes to the GOP sacred cow of military spending.

On the other hand, his record of advocating large government projects, partly for their stimulative impact, means he’s vulnerable to being attacked as a “big government conservative.” Meandering from the anti-spending tendencies of the base make it more difficult for him to push back on those criticisms.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/newt-gingrich-space-keynesian.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

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Newt Gingrich’s case for boosting federal investments into private sector space projects awkwardly embraces a core tenet of modern liberalism: the belief that government spending can help the economy.

“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said in Florida, explaining that it would entail “commercial near-Earth activities that include science, tourism and manufacturing, because it is in our interest.”

Lemme guess: The Newt was speaking somewhere along the space coast. It's pandering, not a belief in Keynesian economics. He wants their vote. He doesn't give two shits whether or not the region will do well.

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Lemme guess: The Newt was speaking somewhere along the space coast. It's pandering, not a belief in Keynesian economics. He wants their vote. He doesn't give two shits whether or not the region will do well.

The stupid part is no one questions how he is going to have a moon base in appx. 8 years.

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Newt is going to tank in the next few days.

Romney annihilated him tonight. Supposedly he got a new debate coach.

Here is a sample of some pwnage from tonight:

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The stupid part is no one questions how he is going to have a moon base in appx. 8 years.

He won't. And everyone knows that. Firstly, because Newt is NEVER going to be President. Second, because even if he would - which, of course he won't - this would never fly. Nor would he even attempt to even try. He knows that the folks over around Cape Canaveral are hurting. So he tells them what they want to hear - that there's a future in space. He's a politician. What do you expect? Not to worry, this will be the some of the last we'll hear from him. I sure hope the Republicans elevate him to be their nominee. I really do. He's the one with the least chance to unseat the President in November. By far.

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He won't. And everyone knows that. Firstly, because Newt is NEVER going to be President. Second, because even if he would - which, of course he won't - this would never fly. Nor would he even attempt to even try. He knows that the folks over around Cape Canaveral are hurting. So he tells them what they want to hear - that there's a future in space. He's a politician. What do you expect? Not to worry, this will be the some of the last we'll hear from him. I sure hope the Republicans elevate him to be their nominee. I really do. He's the one with the least chance to unseat the President in November. By far.

Are you Mitt Romney in disguise? :blink:


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Newt is going to tank in the next few days.

Romney annihilated him tonight. Supposedly he got a new debate coach.

Here is a sample of some pwnage from tonight:

:lol: That's great. Both Mitt and Ron tag teamed him! Agree or disagree with Mitt's ideas - he has charisma. Newt has the charisma of a frothing bulldog. He thinks far more of himself than he deserves. He reminds of guys that would play pick up basketball games at the park. They carry themselves as if they're the sh!t when in fact, they play like sh!t.

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:lol: That's great. Both Mitt and Ron tag teamed him! Agree or disagree with Mitt's ideas - he has charisma. Newt has the charisma of a frothing bulldog. He thinks far more of himself than he deserves. He reminds of guys that would play pick up basketball games at the park. They carry themselves as if they're the sh!t when in fact, they play like sh!t.

Santorum had better dings than Ron Paul, as they were better disguised within the points he was making.

Here's to Toad the sociopathic slimeball tanking in the polls B-)


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