Oprah is No Moderate

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I take issue with some on the right believing that Oprah might turn out to be some sort of Joe Manchin-type democrat centrist. I’m not even sure Joe Manchin is any longer a Joe Manchin-type centrist democrat.

That right-wing sooth-sayer Bill Kristol, republican establishment hack and never-Trumper, who predicted that the Arab Spring would work out great, and has pretty much been wrong about everything else, believes The Oprah may be some sort of closet moderate.

He also believes she could win the democrat nomination and could make a better president than Trump. Wow – that’s a pretty bold statement for someone who knows nothing of Oprah’s actual politics, couldn’t have done even cursory research on her, but still claims that, “if she runs, couldn’t she win the Democratic nomination and the general election? And wouldn’t she be a better president than Trump?” read more

WND Exclusive – Out With the Old, In With the Old

After 113 years in the U.S. Senate, Orrin Hatch is finally calling it quits – assuming he actually will leave office this time around. OK, maybe it hasn’t been 113 years – just a mere four decades. It just feels that long.

Hatch may have once been a solid conservative, but like everyone else who has spent that much time inside the beltway, or the devil’s playground, he long ago became just another high-powered sell-out in the Republican machine. He has stuck around this long because of the awesome power he wields. And many in the party have asked him to stick around due to his senior status. It doesn’t matter that he is an establishment hack with a conservative Liberty Score of “F” (29 percent). It’s the power, control and the ability to arm twist they wish to maintain. read more

Should We Defend Roy Moore or Not

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I’m no great supporter of Judge Roy Moore. Heck – I was a Mo Brooks guy. He’s looking pretty good right about now – isn’t he?

It seems few are coming to Moore’s defense. Everyone is so afraid to even go near the guy for fear that if the allegations of sexual misconduct are true, anyone who once defended him would also go down in flames.

Well, I’m going to defend him and assume he’s innocent until I discover otherwise. That’s called – you got it – the American way. Some of us still believe in the arcane principle of innocent until proven guilty. You don’t have to support or even like the guy to uphold this ideal.

I will because A: These are so far just uncorroborated and baseless accusations B: At least one accuser worked for both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and is campaigning for Moore’s democrat opponent. C: Indications are that Corfman, the main accuser, has claimed several pastors at various churches made sexual advances at her. D: “Former Secret Service agent Doug Lewis has made an [as yet] unsubstantiated claim that a WaPo reporter named “Beth” offered a family friend $1000 to accuse Roy Moore, and that a tape of the offer is in the hands of the DA.” Lewis claims the WaPo reporter lives right outside D.C. and donated to Hillary and the DNC in 2016. read more

Roy Moore is Tried and Convicted in the Court of Public Opinion

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Did Alabama Senate candidate, Republican Roy Moore do it or not? Did he do what the woman, Leigh Corfman, accused him of doing some 38 years ago? Is he guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor or not?

Well, I don’t know, and neither does anyone else, save for Moore and Corfman.

But reading Corfman’s account of the events struck me as odd, as did the timing.

The girl says that Moore met her and her mother on a bench outside a courtroom one day in 1979 – a mere 38 years ago.

“He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing,” writes the Washington Post. “He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

A man that neither of them knows strikes up a conversation with Leigh and her mother outside a courtroom, offers to watch the daughter and the mother thinks nothing of it? I’m sorry, but even in 1979 this seems a little strange, not to mention the detail of what was said almost 40 years later. read more

Washington, Madison, Jefferson are Rolling in Their Graves

What would these three say of the state of Virginia today? One writer suggest the Commonwealth just bequeath Arlington and Alexandria to Washington D.C.

from the American Spectator:

Well, we learned one thing on Election Day: Virginia is for louts. This should not stand. It cannot stand. We have a reform proposal. Don’t know why we didn’t think of it earlier.

In 1985, when we moved from our Indiana home to our nation’s capital area, Virginia was our logical destination: a low tax, right to work land of freedom abutting Democrat statism and big government to the north and east. But that was then. Three plus decades later, the swamps of DC have spilled over all of our habitat in northern Virginia. In these conditions, government has mushroomed and poisoned the commonwealth, and the corresponding demographic boom of like-minded actors and their servitors has altered the indigenous character of what was once a swell Southern state. The end result we saw on Tuesday: a state whose voting habits are now more akin to California’s than to the Virginia of our forefathers. Demography is destiny? That’s what they’d like you to think. read more

Orrin Hatch May be Next to Quit – Romney to Take his Seat

from Breitbart:

Staff for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are not outright denying a new report from The Atlantic magazine that Hatch, another ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, plans to retire at the end of his current term—another death blow for the failing Senate Majority Leader.

The headline of the latest piece in The Atlantic from McKay Coppins is: “Orrin Hatch Tells Friends He Plans to Retire.”

In the opening sentences, Coppins writes that “has privately told allies in Utah that he is planning to retire at the end of his term next year.”

Hatch’s spokesman did not outright deny the report, he just said that the McConnell ally is not willing to make his plans public yet. read more

Two RINOs Down – Don’t Let the Door Hit You

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Conservatives should be encouraged by events of the last month or so. So far two RINO Republican Senators have announced that they will not seek reelection in 2018.

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who sports a solid ‘F’ Liberty Score, announced on September 26 that he is packing it in.

For those unfamiliar, the Conservative Review “Liberty Score” is a letter grade, ranging from A to F, signifying a legislators’ conservative voting record. A is a Constitutionalist, ala Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and F is a RINO, ala too many Republicans to name.

Despite what Corker said when he first won his Senate seat – that he couldn’t imagine serving more than two terms – I believe he wouldn’t have considered retirement should Hillary have won.

As we witnessed over the last several years, it’s much easier to fake being a real Republican when a democrat is in the White House. How many ObamaCare repeal bills were passed through both Houses? It’s virtually effortless to look conservative when you know Obama will just veto every measure. read more

Corker is Getting Out While He Can

from One News Now:

Did a TN senator see future swamp-draining?

A political analyst says voters in Tennessee are poised to send a conservative to the U.S. Senate after Sen. Bob Corker is stepping down.

Corker, now serving his second term, announced in a statement that he will not seek re-election in 2018. read more

Did Russia Use Twitter Fake News to Effect Election

from: the Blaze:

Twitter’s executives take a turn in the hot seat for the Russian probe

Twitter’s executives take a turn in the hot seat for the Russian probe

Former Twitter CEO Richard ‘Dick’ Costolo gives an interview in November 2013 on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Twitter executives testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter executives testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the company’s role in perpetuating the spread of fake news by “bots” and trolls. The briefing was held behind closed doors.

This is the next step in the committee’s investigation into social media platforms. 
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Trump Admits Mistake over Strange Endorsement

from iPatriot:

Alabama is in the midst of a nasty, dragging senate race that has been the recipient of an intense amount of Washington attention.

The reason for this is simple:  Alabama’s two major candidates are from polar opposite ends of the political spectrum, and the election has been seen as a referendum on how the atmosphere in the nation’s capital will shape up in the coming years.

On one side you have Luther Strange; an establishment republican with big-money ties, special interest backers, and a firm grip on what it takes to be a political elitist. read more