Presidential news and candidate positions (good and bad):
President Barack Hussein O’Bama (D) – Signed Stimulus I and II (“We have to pass it to know what is in it.”) Auto Industry bailout and control of those companies (GM and Chrysler). Bank bailouts which essentially nationalize banking. Signed Obamacare, even though 2/3 of the country did not want it. Within Obamacare, college admission for medical, nursing, dental, and veterinary schools are now controlled by the federal government. College grants, scholarships and loans are now controlled by the federal government. Within Obamacare, your financial records will be available in realtime to the federal government, if you use Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, or any public option plan. O’Bama has nominated the most Left-wing, Progressive to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Has about 45 Czars in his administration – none of which are accountable to anyone except O’Bama! The Republican Congress has been trying to gain oversight, but there has been no luck yet on Czar control. He has made disrespectful statements about our closest foreign allies, England and Israel. Has declared the US is no longer an Christian nation. Acknowledges the dictator in Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, as well as the Palestinian President Abbas and their Al Quaeda controlled Hamas government. O’Bama wants Israel to return to the indefensible borders of 1967. He has reached out to the Muslim world at breakneck speed and has appeased them in the Middle East. While at the same time, O’Bama orders the killing of Osama and the immediate disposal of his body???? Has spent almost as much money in his first 2 years, than the entire rest of the country’s history. We have a $14.3 trillion national debt, and he wants to raise it higher. Has imposed a national moratorium on new oil drilling both on and off shore, shale extraction, and natural gas extraction. Gasoline prices have doubled under his presidency, and are expected to continue up to Europe’s prices ($6-8 per gallon). My electric bill has doubled. Food prices are significantly higher. Medical insurance premiums, in many states, have increased 30%. Unemployment has remained near 10% for his whole presidency. —– You decide if you want another term.
Dick Morris on the remaining GOP Presidential field as of 5/28/11
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Supported by many TEA Party groups and not by the establishment GOP link. Reported Wednesday, 5/18/11, Bachmann had raised the most money of any Congressional candidate in history. She has raised $12 million. Her website. 5/20 – Bachmann is scheduled to make her official announcement on Monday. 5/20 – Bachmann is drawing significant fire for supporting the renewal of the Patriot Act. For the record, I was in favor of the Patriot Act under Bush, but it terrifies me under Obama. From my understanding of the Act, it allows for warrantless listening to calls from known terrorist countries into the US and calls from the US to known terrorist countries. It doesn’t listen to all calls inside the US. 5/27 She has raised 23 children (biological, adopted and foster). Today someone said, “All the wrong people don’t like her. I like that.” 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWgTUIcY2Dk&feature=related
Herman Cain (R) CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. Perfect candidate with a firm grasp of the issues link. My only concern is that he was sat on the Federal Reserve Board and sees no big deal about their existence, link. Many see the Federal Reserve as the worst problem in American today. Sees no place for Shariia Law in American government link. Cain supported TARP link (maybe in hindsight we all know TARP was bad). 5/21 – Officially announced his candidacy in Atlanta today. 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fm5kdtSfR0&feature=relmfu
Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) – Supported Shar’ria law in his state, before he rejected Shariia law. His back-peddling from Shariia link. He supported Cap-and-Trade. (That’s two big strikes against him!) 5/23 – FoxNews reported this morning that he just announcement his candidacy. I can’t find an article or video. What’s up? 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZoNBmMfxU&feature=relmfu
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Says Shariia Law is incompatible with US Law link. 5/18/11 He made some press today, FoxNews says he still recovering from a gaff about “McCain doesn’t know anything about the effectiveness of waterboarding.” Uh-em, McCain was a North Vietnamese (communist) prison camp for 5 years. McCain knows something about effective torture. For the record, I like Santorum, and don’t like McCain. But I don’t think anyone, not even Santorum, has room to comment on McCain’s expertise on torture.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) – 5/19/11 article from the article “As governor of Indiana, he has slashed spending, balanced budgets and cut the rate of growth of the budget by more than half. He capped property taxes, enacted a school voucher program, defunded Planned Parenthood, lowered corporate tax rates and removed the requirement that forces state employees to pay union dues. He also limited collective bargaining for teachers, saving more precious tax dollars, instituted merit pay for teachers and cracked down on employers hiring illegal aliens.” 5/22 – Daniels is out! Saying something like ‘my country is important, but family is more important.’ 5/23 -Indiana resident said he is great on the fiscal aspect, but his social positions stink.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) – 5/20/11 article taking a supportive stand with Israel. 5/23 – Perry is not in the race officially. He is officially saying, like Christie, that he is not running.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Wants to end the Federal Reserving banking systems. Has called for the audit of the FedRes for years. His lack of strength on foreign policy makes me nervous. 5/29 Dick Morris’s opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOA_0_gLZlA.
Donald Trump (R?) – Supports Obamacare and the public option for healthcare. Wants to see Obama’s birth certificate. Of all of his political campaign donations, 63% have gone to Democrats. So as much as I like what Trump says, I can’t trust a guy who would give any money to national-level Democrat campaigns. Sorry. 5/9/11 FoxNews reports, “Trump is OUT!”
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) Voted with the Democrats to fund part of Obamacare link. Otherwise, he is perfect. Has officially said he is not running.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) – He did that Green Energy commercial with Nancy Pelosi touting unwanted government intrusion into the free-markets. Says Shariia Law is incompatible with US Law link. 5/18/11 FoxNews and Rush call Gingrich OUT! One analyst says his public consideration for office was the shortest lived he had ever seen. Newt said that Paul Ryan budget is nothing more than “social engineering”. 5/23 – Oooo, Newt continues to take a media-beating over his Ryan comment. 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsCVBsLGlc&feature=relmfu
Former UT Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) – Ambassador to China under Obama (appointment by a Progressive Democrat, doesn’t assure me that he is a REAL conservative). 5/20 – My understanding is that the people of Utah are squarely against him running for president, because he is a big spender and in favor of amnesty.
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson (R) – 5/18 After the SC GOP debate, Johnson’s positions are not in alignment with Conservative values. 5/19 – His Utah 501(c)(4), Our American Initiative, was suspended for minor reporting violations http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55324.html. Johnson is very active in Utah for some reason.
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R-MA) He signed law creating a state mandated medical insurance (everybody had to buy it and every employer had to provide it). In 2008 or 2009, MA has purge 150,000 people from the public option insurance because the state could no longer provide care. Romney also signed the first law allowing legal, statewide, gay marriage. 5/27 Someone said, “All the wrong people like him.” 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hyYmr1FsvI&feature=relmfu. 5/30 Romney and lobbyists link.
Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee (R) 5/21 OUT of the race.