Democrats are already running on pro-MS-13/open borders/abolish ICE/raise taxes platforms for the November midterms and now they’ve added an anti-national security component. Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz is urging people to vote for democrats so they can stop President Trump from implementing a military space command known as “Space Force.” He wants people to think this is a crazy idea from a madman who wants space commandos to thwart advancing hostile alien armies, but in reality it is an effort to keep America safe from space-based weapons.
Vice President Mike Pence announced the first steps towards establishing a new branch of the military today, as reported by The Hill:
“Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces. To prepare for the next battlefield, where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation. The time has come to establish the United States Space Force,” said Pence.
The report, released to Congress Thursday, calls for the establishment of a U.S. Space Command. The new combatant command would focus on space as a warfighting domain.
“Our administration will soon take action to implement these recommendations, with the objective of establishing the United States Department of the Space Force by 2020,” Pence said.
This is not some silly sci-fi thing that sprung from Trump’s head, but rather an established part of the US military:
The U.S. military already has a Space Command under the Air Force, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., but the move would unify the activities and 30,000 personnel under it.
In addition, the Pentagon would establish a Space Development Agency – meant to develop and acquire new capabilities – and establish a Space Operations Force to recruit, train and retain personnel such as engineers, scientists and intelligence experts.
The report also recommends the establishment of an operating structure and accountable civilian oversight for Space Force and accelerated space technology and development initiatives.
Now here’s what democrat Brian Schatz thinks:
The VP just announced a new military branch – a “Space Force,” because no R is willing to tell POTUS it’s a dumb idea. Although “Space Force” won’t happen, it’s dangerous to have a leader who cannot be talked out of crazy ideas. Elect D’s to check POTUS power.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) August 9, 2018
If Schatz thinks this is a dumb idea, then he must think the current US military and in particular the US Air Force are also dumb. As was stated, this “Space Force” already exists as part of our country’s military capabilities.
Not only does Shatz call this dumb, he says it’s crazy. What’s crazy about defending America from the space-based weapons that Russia and China have already developed? What’s insane about protecting our communications satellites from attack by a hostile foreign power? The true craziness lies in the Democratic Party which opposes everything Trump says or does no matter what it is..
And that’s the thing. If Trump didn’t propose establishing Space Force, the democrats would give him shit for being weak on national security. They’s be all over CNN saying that Trump doesn’t care about protecting the country against Russian and Chinese space weapons.
Schatz is using this anti-Space Force insanity as call for people to vote for democrats, who he says will keep the President in check. However, right before that he claims that Space Force is never going to happen. If democrats already have the power to stop Trump, why ever would anyone need to vote for more democrats? For the massive tax hikes and loss of US sovereignty? No thanks.