By Jeff Simpson
H/t Alan Colmes:
Former double recess appointee John Bolton is thinking about running for President:
Later this year and throughout 2014, the former Reagan and Bush official will begin an informal national tour. He’ll give speeches, huddle with GOP leaders, and push back against the party’s libertarian shift. He’ll make the case for a muscular foreign policy.
Sources say Bolton is also planning to launch a few related groups that will help elevate his argument and his national profile. Whether the efforts evolve into a presidential campaign in a couple years is unclear, but Bolton is, without a doubt, looking to be a player.
The former ambassador to the UN once had this to say about the UN:
There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
Do not forget that while the republicans in Congress are very upset that President Obama would actually use the recess appointment:
McConnell, who with other GOP senators filed an amicus brief in the case, welcomed the high court’s decision to take a look at the controversy.John Bolton was such an extremist loon that he had to be a recess appointment, not once but twice!
“Last year, the president made an unprecedented power grab by placing political allies at a powerful federal agency without even trying to obtain the Senate’s advice and consent,” McConnell said in a statement.
“A federal appeals court earlier this year reaffirmed what Republicans and job creators around the country have been saying: the president’s attempt to circumvent the Senate with a supposed ‘recess appointment’ to the NLRB was unconstitutional,” the Senate GOP leader added. “It will now be up to the Supreme Court to decide whether the president violated the Constitution, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found.”
President Bush installed John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations yesterday, employing the presidential power to make temporary appointments to break through a wall of Democratic opposition to Bolton's confrontational brand of conservatism.I guess if scott walker and paul ryan think they can be president, anyone can be!