How nuts would it be if the Republicans end up being the driving force behind the expansion of the space program?
I can even think of a few ways to sell it.
1. 'Those damn Democrats just HATE the American flag! That's why all those damn football players are kneeling! Let's show them what-for by building a fucking MASSIVE moon base in the shape of a flag!'
2. 'Jesus demands that we share His message with all people, and that includes the moon-men living inside the hollow moon. We must create a missionary moon mission to evangelize to these poor people in dire need of the Good Word.'