July 09, 2011
The Obama administration has cut funding for the Constellation program. That means no more flights into space for the United States. This is representitive of everything Obama's about. What is Obama about, no one asked for 3 years? Obama, as a former lawyer, seems to be about agreement; and the worst of all things- Bipartisanship.
That's right, that thing all the talking heads blather on about every election season, 'bipartisanship'. You guys wanted it, right? Compromise? Well Republicans and Democrats are more than willing to compromise when it comes to something that screws you and doesn't effect them. And Obama seems perfectly willing to concede anything to beat a 'deadline'.
They're getting a lot done in D.C. these days. Everyone in the capital agrees our national debt is the only issue to be concerned about. It's not as if we could just leave the middle east, tax the super rich and go back to watching the ball game. No, this is a serious crisis. So serious that anything that Americans like(except war) is on the chopping block(except war). Like Social Security and the Space Shuttle program(but not war).
Truth be told I thought the Space Shuttle program was kind of stupid and useless. So did many other simple-minded unpatriotic Americans- who thought that the extraordinary cost of exploring space could be better spent on domestic matters. Of course, that's making the foolish assumption that the government is going to spend it's capital on bettering the lives of Americans. Ha!
Obama is the first president with the nerve to stop regular flights into space. I wouldn't do it, would you? To have no more Space Shuttle flights is saying in effect:
"It was a good run, America, but we're not a superpower anymore, we're just like some enormous shitty European country with way more Christians."
Okay, we all know that to be true, but you don't point it out! We're supposed to keep pretending America ended Nazism, Fascism and Jihad and keep flying into space and hope that the next generation finally makes the United States as awesome as it should be.
It's difficult to HOPE when our president cuts the funding of our legacy.