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The parallel between clinton and obama isnt seamless

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Unformatted text preview: tine committee concluded that while reliance on Soyuz on an interim basis is acceptable, longer-term use would not be. It argued that “an important part of sustained U.S. leadership in space is the operation of our own domestic crew launch capability.”122 Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 208 Mercury Politics Coop – Allies – Popular – Congress Plan would be popular – Congress supports space cooperation with friends and allies Morgan, Congressional Research Service spet in science and technology policy, 7-8-10 [Daniel, Congressional Research Service, “The Future of NASA: Space Policy Issues Facing Congress”, p.5, opencrs.com/document/R41016/, accessed 6-20-11, AFB] The NASA Authorization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-422) reaffirmed the Vision’s broad goals, including the “eventual” return to the Moon and missions to other destinations in the solar system .14 It expressed the sense of Congress that “America’s friends and allies” should be invited to participate .15 It directed NASA to take a “stepping stone approach” in which lunar exploration activities are designed and implemented with strong consideration to their future contribution to exploration beyond the Moon.16 It directed that plans for a lunar outpost should not require its continuous occupation and that NASA should use commercial services for its lunar outpost activities “to the maximum extent practicable.”17 Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 209 Mercury Politics ***Internal Links & Link Boosters Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 210 Mercury Politics Uniqueness – AT – Obama Political Capital Low Now Obama on solid political ground now Mead, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, 6-20-11 [Walter Russell, Business Insider, “Here's How Obama Can Save His Presidency,” http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-how-obama-can-save-his-presidency-2011-6, accessed 7-3-11] Can the Obama Presidency still be saved? To some, the question may seem premature or even insulting. President Obama’s personal popularity remains high and the most recent RealClearPolitics poll average has him at a more than respectable 47.6 percent approval; while the President’s popularity is drifting lower, congressional Republicans have been losing ground to their Democratic rivals in recent polls, and the Republican primary field remains both uninspiring and polarized. Obama has been saving political capital Gandelman, Moderate Voice editor-in-chief, 6-1-11 [Joe, The Moderate Voice, “Quote of the Day: Obama is Dangerously MIA in Argument to Raise Debt Ceiling”, Lexis] In the case of the debt ceiling, thoughtful people in both parties who arent reading poll numbers or throwing out red meat to enhance their political standing or single-mindedly strugglng for survival realize this must be done. Shapiro is correct: Obamas arguments so far have been perfunctory. He is largely absent in making the case for raising it or using any of his political clout to try and nudge the poll numbers. Obama seems to be saving his political capital ” which will be greatly reduced if it turns out he miscalculated and various votes find it is not lowered¦with all of the serious financial consequences that would follow. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 211 Mercury Politics Uniqueness...
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