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Cain criticizes Obama on space exploration
Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.12.11 | RAY HENRY

Posted on 11/12/2011 11:42:32 AM PST by trumandogz

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Herman Cain criticized President Barack Obama for canceling the space shuttle program — a decision actually made by President George W. Bush — as NASA shifts its focus on travel farther from Earth's orbit.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; ap; associatedpress; cain; msm; obama; rayhenry; spaceprogram; statecontolledmedia; theone

1 posted on 11/12/2011 11:42:33 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Notice the first thing the MSM always does when Obama is criticized, is to circle the wagons around him.

You must be racist if you criticize the One’s ineffable wisdom!


2 posted on 11/12/2011 11:45:42 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

space exploration ? There’s one leaving soon to Mars send Obama on that , nice rover he can ride around on


3 posted on 11/12/2011 11:51:26 AM PST by molson209
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To: goldstategop

“Notice the first thing the MSM always does when Obama is criticized, is to circle the wagons around him.”

It should be quite easy for the Cain team to find documentation to show which president actually made the bold decision to cancel the space shuttle.

And unfortunately, none of the candidates are taking the posistion that NASA should be privatized.


4 posted on 11/12/2011 11:52:29 AM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz
Not sure if Cain misspoke about the shuttle program, but he was right on the mark about obama canceling the manned spaceflight program (Constellation).
5 posted on 11/12/2011 11:52:46 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: trumandogz

I’m waiting to hear shovel-ready jobs will be created soon on the moon and Mars.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 11:54:17 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kirkwood

We need to Privatize NASA.


7 posted on 11/12/2011 11:54:23 AM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

The trivial budget of NASA is hardly the overriding issue compared to the Trillions of dollars spending, mostly on other government programs and entitlements.

Obamacare alone will cost more by orders og magnitude than NASA spending.


8 posted on 11/12/2011 12:03:09 PM PST by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in half a century.)
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To: trumandogz
After we privatize Obama.

Herman Cain 2012

9 posted on 11/12/2011 12:03:18 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: federal__reserve

We need to abolish Obamacare, Medicare and NASA and let the private sector take over these and many other jobs.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 12:07:34 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

An exact quote of Cain’s assertion would be nice. Regardless, Obama’s handling of NASA is less than stellar.

I’d rather see NASA managed correctly than have it privatized. NASA represents a unique facet of American greatness that I feel belongs with the Nation, and not exist as an independent market entity.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 12:24:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: molson209

It doesn’t matter what RINO Bush did. Obama is President for three years now and he could have revived the space program via the private sector if he didn’t have such a garbage policy. But of course the first line in the story is to rip into Cain again and everyone (conservatives included) dutifully jumps on board.
Now Gingrich is being built up. He’s the next big hope for the next six weeks! If people who want to call themselves conservative want to be this shallow then we deserve to fail.


12 posted on 11/12/2011 12:28:57 PM PST by HectorOne
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To: trumandogz

Another big government conservative. Earth to Perry: We’re broke


13 posted on 11/12/2011 12:31:14 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: trumandogz
“We need to abolish Obamacare, Medicare and NASA and let the private sector take over these and many other jobs.”

I agree with you on the first two, but not the latter. Do you plan to turn over the functions of NASA to either a Chinese owned company, a muti-national, or some U.S. company that has either foreign interests or non-US nationals as employees? In the private sector, the costs and risk factors for space and aeronautical research would only allow for narrow short-term projects. What is needed is clear goals, a vast reduction in bureaucracy, and competent management.

14 posted on 11/12/2011 12:54:09 PM PST by Swirl
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To: trumandogz

It’s good that Cain knows that space explortion is important and actually TALKS about it!!! The nations that lead on the frontiers, dictate the course of human history.

Yes Bush did put the plans into retire shuttle, but Obama tried to cancel even more!!!! He also could have delayed shuttle retirement until we had either a commercial or NASA ride to ISS.

I look forward to hearing more from Cain on space plans for this nation.


15 posted on 11/12/2011 12:55:36 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: trumandogz

I’m not mourning the shuttle program but I do think retiring it before we have our a truly viable alternative that we own is not good. Bush may have signed the order to end the space shuttle program but it was the Obama admin that has devastated the NASA budget and put real hopes of a leaner meaner cheaper alternative at risk. Instead we are relying on Russia which I don’t think is smart at all. Personally I think the space program should be largely privatized especially given the growth of private sector efforts. There will always be a place for science in space but space needs to be harvested as a resource.

I think NASA should never have been separated from the military function. We’d be much further long if the silly ‘we are the world’ peace in space crap was dismissed. There will be someone who dominates space and it better in the hell be us. We could deploy the military anywhere in the world if we had an functioning orbital space platform. We could have the equivalent of naval aircraft carriers in space which could be used as a support system to facilitate industry along space routes to harvest resources. We have leaders that have little vision and on that Cain is exactly right. The future of man is in the stars and we have squandered so much letting academics and socialists control that frontier.

The next great pioneering effort of the human race will be into space and I believe that many leaders of this planet are scared to death of that idea. Power is about control. The same reason the British had difficulty maintaining control of the colonies is exactly the same dynamic that would occur in space. Space is the ultimate frontier where those that love liberty can choose to make their own way and tell the tyrants of planet earth to go to hell.

It is a nice bit of science fiction right now but it won’t be forever.


16 posted on 11/12/2011 1:10:46 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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17 posted on 11/12/2011 1:20:55 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Kirkwood

Do not believe any written word from these obama tools. A video is required.


18 posted on 11/12/2011 2:59:32 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: molson209
"space exploration ? There’s one leaving soon to Mars send Obama on that , nice rover he can ride around on"

According to Coast2Coast, Barry has already been to Mars in the 80's. I say it's time to send him back on a one way ticket. Wookie is more than welcomed to join him.

19 posted on 11/12/2011 3:24:14 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: BenKenobi

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20 posted on 11/12/2011 3:26:36 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: HectorOne

Get over your BDS


21 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:29 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: KevinDavis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks BenKenobi.


22 posted on 11/12/2011 11:11:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: trumandogz

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23 posted on 11/13/2011 3:17:44 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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