Michele Bachmann Enters Presidential Race

The 2012 election cycle will be an interesting one for Republican voters. It promises to be the most diverse and most colorful group of candidates any election season has seen. One example of such is the entry of Michele Bachmann.

On June 13th, during the CNN Republican debate held in New Hampshire, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann formally announced that she filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to run for President of the United States.

Her formal announcement can be seen below:

In her newsletter, the congresswoman notes how imperative it is to combat Obama’s disastrous policies, while restoring America’s greatness. She also stressed why she decided to run:

We will plan on making a more formal announcement and entrance into the race later this month from my hometown of Waterloo, Iowa but I feel so strongly about what is happening to our country that I couldn’t wait even one more day to begin this campaign!!

And the fact remains that our country is headed in the wrong direction under President Obama’s leadership. Our federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional boundaries. Our economic recovery is in shambles, our standing with our international allies is strained and our core American values and freedoms are under constant threat.

We cannot risk giving President Obama four more years to dismantle our nation. We must act now. That’s why I’ve made the decision to get in this race. As a mother, wife, small-business owner and public servant, I believe I can offer the leadership and passion our Party needs to win the White House.

Bachmann will be the second woman ever to run for POTUS on the GOP ticket. Unlike Elizabeth Dole, she will make it very far–even the nomination (god-willing). She’s a solid conservative, mother, politician, lawyer, and American. She stands with Israel, supports traditional marriage, upholds life, believes in small government, likes a strong national defense, and affirms the need for the Tea Party Movement, among many things.

One thing she must do to ensure a successful campaign: fire Ed Rollins to keep it under control.

Otherwise, I think I like the sound of a Bachmann presidency. Stay tuned!

UN Ambassador John Bolton Announces He’s “Seriously Considering” Running for POTUS12

On the Rick Amato Show this past Tuesday, John Bolton announced that he’s “very seriously considering” running for president in 2012.

My boss Rick Amato had an exclusive interview with him and explains what transpired below on Big Government:

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has given several interviews over the past year where he has casually discussed the possibility of running for President in 2012.

The tone and clarity of that possibility changed the other night when in a rare one-on-one twenty-five minute interview, Ambassador Bolton used his strongest language to date in telling me where he stands on a possible run for the White House. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

Sorry Barry, America is Through With You

The American people have spoken, and they are through with you and your radical transformation of America, President Obama and company.

This song is a tribute to your deception and subsequent punking of the American people.

FYI: they are over you!

Enjoy this song from Betty Everett entitled, “You’re No Good.”

First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign Misleads

In a time where big government should get out of our lives, First Lady Michelle Obama is eager to stick her nose in our eating habits.

If healthy eating entails giving your kids “cute tips” or tricking them, you might want to question the Let’s Move! Campaign.

As I’ve written before, First Lady Michelle Obama must leave the parenting to parents. We don’t need any more czars, let alone food czarinas.

Ron Reagan, Jr. to discuss controversial book, claim father had Alzheimer’s in office at UCSD

Ron Reagan, Jr. will give a lecture at UCSD on January 26th, 2011, at The Neurosciences Institute. Reagan is best known for espousing liberal viewpoints and hosting dog shows.  He is slated to discuss his new book, My Father at 100, and President Reagan’s centennial birthday.

This event is one of many that comprise the Revelle Forum Lectures Series, which is a project of UCSD’s Extension program.

The Revelle Forum website details the event with Reagan:

February 6, 2011, is the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written,My Father at 100,, an intimate look at his father’s life told from the perspective of someone who knew him better than any friend or colleague. As Ron grew up, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader. Yet for all of their shared experiences, there was much that Ron never knew about his father’s past, and in My Father at 100, he sets out to understand this beloved, if often enigmatic, figure. President Reagan came to personify the values of an older America, and Ron Reagan traces the sources of these values in his father’s early years in a heartfelt portrait of the man and his country.

Location: Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., La Jolla. Please arrive early. Advance registration strongly advised. Registration fee is $25, please refer to section ID 080748. Registration for this event is available by calling 858-882-8000. To receive information on upcoming Revelle Forum events, please e-mail us at RevelleForum@ucsd.edu.

If you want to see Ron Reagan, Jr., it does not come cheap. The event costs $25 dollars to attend.

Interestingly enough, Ron Reagan, Jr. recently came under fire from half-brother Michael Reagan for his memoir.  My Father at 100 purports that President Reagan suffered from Alzheimer’s disease during his presidency. USA Today reports the following below:

In a new book — and an interview on ABC’s 20/20 — President Ronald Reagan’s son says he saw evidence of his father’s Alzheimer’s disease back during his years in the White House.

“There was just something that was off, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it,” Ron Reagan said in 20/20 interview airing Friday night.

The younger Reagan said his father often didn’t seem sharp during their political debates. At another point, Ron Reagan saw his father read from note cards as he made phone calls.

“It wasn’t like oh my God he doesn’t remember he’s President,” Reagan said. “You know, it was just — I had an inkling something was going on.”

In wake of this claim, Michael Reagan has condemned his half-brother’s book. Reagan issued a statement to Fox Nation on January 14th regarding it:

“Ron was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive and today he became an embarrassment to his mother.”

Washington Post staff writer Manuel Roig-Franzia writes that Reagan, Jr.’s memoir has been dismissed by renowned Reagan biographer, Edmund Morris:

Reaganites and Reagan watchers are reacting with varying levels of disbelief and rage. Edmund Morris, the biographer, says in an interview that he doubts the claim in part because Reagan’s daily diaries are as “clearly expressed and well-written” at the end of his presidency as at the beginning.

“I never saw any signs of dementia. What I did see was a very old man and a very tired man,” Morris says.

It is a shameful (although unsurprising) that UCSD would endorse Reagan, Jr.’s claim that President Reagan suffered from Alzheimer’s during his presidency. (Coincidence much?)

Ron Reagan, Jr. is not representative of what President Reagan stood for. This event will skew President Reagan’s image and reputation as a conservative icon and beloved American president. As a result, liberals cannot be trusted with President Reagan.

What Do You Know? White House Dines with Chinese Commies!

If you watched the (cough) most boring press conference imaginable [with exception to the AP reporter's remarks on China's human rights violations], then you understand why I titled this blog post the way I did.

Despite having an expansive “free-market” economy, China is still communist. No questions asked.

Isn’t it lovely how cozy Obama has gotten to the leaders of Russia and China? Disgusting really.

Nevertheless, the Obamas and other notables dined with President Hu Jintao.

Fox Nation details the dinner menu and guest list:

The guests invited to President Barack Obama’s state dinner in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao will be served a “quintessentially American” meal, including “old fashioned apple pie with vanilla ice cream,” according to the menu released by the White House.

The main course for the third state dinner hosted by the president and Michelle Obama will feature poached Maine lobster, dry aged rib eye with double stuffed potatoes and creamed spinach.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s office put out the official guest list for tonight’s State Dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao.

The Honorable James E. Carter, former President of the United States
Mrs. Rosalynn Carter

Mr. Jackie Chan, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. Phillip Button

The Honorable Elaine Chao, Washington, D.C.
Dr. James Chao