2020: Newt admits climate change occuring, heads to moon. (Cartoon).

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Cartoon by Joe Mohr.

Thanks to Joe Mohr for the cartoon.

Newt Gingrich said this the other day:

By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.

I find this, I don’t know, a tad far-fetched. Why a moon base? Why not show some ambition for rebuilding America’s decaying infrastructure? Bigger picture—figure out how to ensure clean air and water for survival here on earth. Let’s not forget about food—safe food, preferably. And peace, for goodness sakes! Now let’s take it global. Once we’ve done all that, we can ponder the moon base. Maybe.

I’m certainly not implying that the other Presidential contenders have some ingenious strategy to fix the America that exists here on earth. I’m just sayin’ that the moon is a bit illogical given our current circumstances. Could this be, as Joe’s cartoon implies, just a brilliant scheme for Newt and his favorite lays to escape from climate change should it actually be real?

Or, is Newt a just a lunatic?

Check out these Gingrich zingers quotes to help you decide.

The idea that a Congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words.A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.

I have enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I’m doing it. I am now a famous person. I represent real power.

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.

I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Photo via Huffington Post

So… what do you think about the moon base idea? Would Newt bring Callista or would he need to lay claim on wife number 4? Who would you bring?

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9 Responses to “2020: Newt admits climate change occuring, heads to moon. (Cartoon).”

  1. He just got is butt kicked in FL. maybe now he will go away.

  2. great quotes… just what we need….another idiot like bush

  3. Definite brand new wife number 5 – because that’s moon he would be maned. Seriously, GOP couldn’t even solve current debt problem, where could Newt ‘moon’ Gingrich find money?

  4. Thanks Lynn for sharing this change in the life of a politician! Have a great Wednesday! Best, Lucas

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