A full week after Curiosity's magnificent landing, Barack Obama felt it politically expedient to be seen staging a congratulatory phone call to the Mars Mission Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory today. After all, American statesman Lyndon LaRouche has been taking the lead in organizing the explosion of excitement over humanity's new presence on Mars.
Throughout his Presidency, Obama has, with personal vindictiveness, systematically acted to take down the U.S. space program, and dismantle NASA entirely. NASA defied Obama with its Curiosity success; the world celebrated its reaffirmation of human creativity and spirit of discovery. Obama issued a statement the day Curiosity landed, reaffirming that he intends to tear NASA apart, through privatization, and thus "save taxpayer dollars."
Obama couldn't even pull off a credible five-minute congratulations message. The Mars Mission operations staff, assembled to hear an election campaign call from a President who had just cut 40% from Mars mission budget, listened with deadpan or grim expressions, as Obama intermixed lies about his personal committment to protect critical investments in science and technology, with jokes about how, while he is a very busy man, "if, in fact, you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away," or how a mission staff member with a mohawk haircut shows that "NASA has come along way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors" which makes "you guys ... a little cooler than you used to be."