Of Ann & Rand

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Ann Coulter was recently on the Sean Hannity television program.

 

The interview started friendly but quickly turned rather contentious. Coulter told Sean, “If we don’t elect Republicans; I don’t care which Republicans, we will not repeal Obamacare.”

 

So Ann, are you saying if we elect a Senate full of John McCains, Mitch McConnells and Lindsey Grahams, we will repeal Obamacare? Really?

 

I’ll answer that. Not a chance! That’s the answer.

 

She went on to say that we shouldn’t be fighting against Republicans. And then said, actually shouted, that the Republicans, if they gain a majority will balance the budget and do all these conservative things.

 

Where’s the proof of that? There is none. As a matter of fact, there is the exact opposite, solid proof that they won’t. read more

Chuck-U Throws the Hail Mary

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The New York Times reported late last week that New York Sen. Chuck-U Schumer is suggesting a, “legislative maneuver, known as a discharge petition, that would allow supporters of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws to circumvent the Republican majority in the house by bringing the measure directly to the house floor, bypassing the regular committee process”.

 

The Times continued, “Lawmakers and aides in both parties say that a discharge position, especially one coming from Mr. Schumer, whose views are strongly opposed by many house conservatives, is unlikely to succeed. Even if all House Democrats supported the measure, it would still require more than a dozen Republican signatures.”

 

Now I’m not certain that the house could do the same to the Senate – issue a discharge position – but I could guarantee Chuck-U would be one of the first to the microphone, crying like a stuck pig, saying how dare the House try to meddle in the affairs of the Senate or usurp the leadership’s authority, or some such nonsense.

 

“This scheme has zero chance of success”, the Times reported. “A clear majority in the House understands that the massive Senate-passed bill is deeply flawed”, said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner. “That’s why we will continue to work on a step-by-step, common sense reform”. read more

Christie’s Need to be Loved…By the Left

 

from: Ann Coulter:

New Jersey governor Chris Christie deserves to be defended. The gravamen of the media’s case against Christie on Bridgegate seems to be that he is a “bully” — which I painstakingly gleaned from the fact that the governor is called a “bully” 1 million times a night on MSNBC and in hundreds of blog postings and New York Times reports.

Christie is not a bully. If anything, he’s a pansy, a man terrified of the liberal media, of Wall Street, of Silicon Valley, of Obama, of Bruce Springsteen, of Mark Zuckerberg, of Chuck Schumer. It’s a good bet he’s afraid of his own shadow. (In fairness, his shadow is probably pretty big and scary.) About the only thing Christie doesn’t seem afraid of is the buffet at Sizzler.

Even Christie’s defenders call him a bully, but in an admiring way. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly recently said of the governor: “One reason Mitt Romney lost to President Obama was that Governor Romney is too much of a gentleman. He apparently did not have the ‘fire in the belly’ to deliver a knockout blow. But Christie does and is therefore a threat to the Democratic Party.” read more

An Argument for Amnesty

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve had an epiphany recently. For years, heck, as long as I can remember, I’ve been dead set against any form of legalization or amnesty for any person illegally here in the United States. Whether it be an illegal who waded across the Rio Grande, the Swedish Bikini team who overstayed their visas or a child who was brought here illegally by his or her parents.

 

It didn’t matter to me how they arrived or why, or what their reason for staying. They all had to go, I thought. I was unapologetic and steadfast.

 

Well, times have changed and we dusty old constitutional conservatives must change or be left behind.

 

I hope you will now join me in converting to the pro-amnesty side as I lay out my argument.

 

The crux of my reasoning has more to do with current American citizens then those as yet undocumented.

 

Now, back in the bad old days citizens were expected to get an education and then venture out into the world to earn a living. One was actually expected to work for a paycheck. Seriously? Yes – I’m not kidding. read more

Karen Handel for Senate

I’ll hold my judgement, but she is saying the right things…so far.

 

from the American Thinker:

Karen Handel is the type of candidate that all Republicans should be supporting. She is running in Georgia for the U.S. Senate because she feels that problem solvers should replace career politicians. Upon interviewing her, American Thinker found her to be articulate, thoughtful, and someone who will stand up for what she believes.

American Thinker: Why did you decide to become a candidate?

Karen Handel: I saw what was happening in Washington and it became abundantly clear that we need new leadership. We need people that will be elected to the Senate that will stop America from sliding into mediocrity. Looking at the Atlanta Journal Constitution Senate Poll taken last month I had the highest statewide favorable rating among Republicans, a commanding advantage in Metro Atlanta and Southwest Georgia and a strong second in Southeast and North Georgia. I have supporters from the business side as well as the grassroots side. read more

What I Learned While Watching the Superbowl

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

I guess this really should be entitled, observations from the day of the Super Bowl.

 

Regarding the much ballyhooed interview of the President by Bill O’Reilly: If you didn’t see it, don’t bother. Obama didn’t say anything we didn’t expect him to. I’m not a big fan of Bill O’Reilly but I believe he did do his best in what was undoubtedly a very hostile environment. He had very little time to attempt to get some answers out of a soulless, unrepentant liar. I did hear rumors that there was a sniper trained on O’Reilly during the interview. Just kidding. Or am I?

 

That afternoon I learned that the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had died. I guess technically that is true, he did die, but he should not be celebrated like the boy who ran into a burning home trying to save his uncle. Hoffman killed himself by the choice he made. He chose this fate. As far as we know, it wasn’t forced upon him. He apparently made the choice to leave behind his three children who now have no father. And don’t give me the, drug addiction is a disease argument. It isn’t. You can choose to stop or get help to do so. You may not choose to not get cancer or muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis, etc. It is a big difference.

 

Regarding the Super Bowl coin toss: Joe Namath may be over the hill, but he was not at fault. It was the referee who was at fault. He said it was, “my honor to have him tossed the coin”, and then just handed it to Joe. Everyone got a laugh at Namath’s expense. He is, or at least was, an easy target – but not this time. Watch the video:

 

 

I stand in support of Scarlett Johansson, a woman (hot as she may be) I most likely disagree with on every aspect of life. She has become an overnight Hollywood outcast because she dared to do a commercial for Sodastream. Sodastream, as most are well aware, is an evil Israeli company. So of course, anyone who promotes their product is an enemy of the Palestinian people, Islam and the wacky Hollywood left. I’ve also heard that she just did it for the money. That somehow that is bad. Although, I guess it’s only bad if it promotes evil, in the eyes of the left, like Israel. Well hooray for her ! Oh, and Roger Waters is an @&*hole.

 

And now the Piece de Resistance – the Super Bowl Coca-Cola ad and their celebration of leftist multiculturalism.

The Huffington Post reported that it simply and innocently “Reflects the reality of a multilingual America”. They also reported that 60 million “people” speak a language other than English. Notice they wrote “people”, not citizens. But I’m sure that was simply an oversight. Right!

 

Huff Po continued with a fun fact that, “America was multilingual long before English was spoken here”. Oh, you mean before we were a country that needed a common language in order to effectively communicate with each other without a Star Trek language translator?

 

The article also cited that, “Many of the founding fathers were multilingual”. Of course they were multilingual. Most of these men were highly educated and traveled abroad as ambassadors, so it was imperative to know at least one other language. She did however neglect to add that all the founding fathers had a perfect command of the English language.

 

Is the writer, Nataly Kelly really this stupid? Does she not know that English is the language of not only domestic but international commerce? That’s possible. Could it be she is simply a mindless tool for the multicultural left? Or maybe she knows exactly what she’s doing – making obvious but specious arguments to advance the cause that has proven throughout history to be counterintuitive to a functional society and nation.

 

At least the game turned out the way I wished.

Boehner Releases Immigration Deform Proposal

Drum roll…..the long awaited GOP principles on illegal immigration were presented today to the House GOP Conference at their annual [aptly-named] retreat.  Sorry to disappoint you but there is nothing new under the sun.  Their framework is a mirror image of the Senate “Gang of 8” bill, albeit cloaked in even more deceptive and disingenuous language in order to distract conservatives with shiny objects.  Let’s go through some of the text:

  • After proposing broad amnesty, the document says that” none of this can happen before specific enforcement triggers have been implemented.”  That might sound like it was written by the Tea Party, but in reality every GOP leader has made it clear that enforcement triggers mean something ambiguous after the “probationary” legal status is granted. read more

Nanny Bloomberg Tells It As It Is

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

It’s that time again; time for Democrats and Republicans to once more lie about how much we need a new immigration bill.

 

Already, there is nothing new. It is the same old tired argument that poor immigrants are hiding in the shadows and just want to come into the light, be legalized and become productive Americans, just like you and me.

 

And naturally we know these are lies generated by the Democrats to form an insurmountable voting block – keeping them in power in perpetuity. And the establishment Republicans, controlled by their puppet masters at the Chamber of Commerce, who want a permanent underclass of labor.

 

Despite all evidence to the contrary, it seems the Republican leadership is still convinced they can curry favor with Hispanics by allowing millions of criminal aliens to become legal.

 

They have also convinced themselves that lying about their true intentions is both acceptable and will work…this time.

 

The Republicans have a problem though. Their constituents aren’t morons. They/we are not the ill-informed rubes the press makes us out to be. read more

The Third Member of the New Axis of Evil

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

We all remember the speech that George W. Bush gave, where he described North Korea, Iran and Iraq as the “Axis of Evil”.

 

Well, there’s a new “Axis” in town, as it were – like three legs holding up the same evil stool.

 

The first leg is the Democrat party – the whole lot of them. The second leg is the establishment wing of the Republican Party, which is most of them.

 

The third is an organization that many would not expect – the United States Chamber of Commerce and its el Presidente, Tom Donohue.

 

On January 8, Jim Kuhnhenn of the AP wrote a piece concerning the Chamber of Commerce and immigration (illegal, that is), as well as politics and the upcoming elections.

 

It is important to know what this “pro-business” organization has morphed into, so I’d like to comment on some of what Mr. Kuhnhenn wrote. read more

Illegal Alien Students Are Still Illegal

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

This past Friday an article was posted online from the Marietta Daily Journal entitled, “Immigrant Students Seek Georgia’s In-State Tuition“.

 

Right off the bat we see the apparent bias that is rampant throughout virtually all media. Did you notice the articles title is missing a very important component – the word illegal? This is all too typical – and frankly I’m not sure if it’s bias or just lazy reporting, or both.

 

I recently wrote that promotion leads to tolerance, tolerance leads to acceptance and acceptance leads to equality. Lazy reporting and advocacy has led to illegal immigration equaling immigration. There seems to be no more distinction. Okay, back to the article.

 

The Journal article pertains to a lawsuit that “roughly 3 dozen immigrants” filed in Georgia state court, asking a judge to grant them in-state tuition.

 

These young “immigrants” are children of illegal aliens. So therefore, they themselves are also in the U.S. illegally. read more