Jeb “Love Train” Bush Is the Man for Me

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For years I’ve been railing against those who describe something as a “hate crime”. I mean really. When you think about it; aren’t all crimes hate crimes?

 

If you shoot a black man dead, is it any more hateful than shooting a white man dead? Is the black guy any deader than the white guy? No, of course not.

 

If a white boy is beaten by a group of kids, whether they be black or white, Asian or Indian, it matters not. But if a black kid is beaten by white kids, it is considered a hate crime.

 

It just doesn’t make any sense. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: aren’t all crimes hate crimes? Really, who’s ever heard of a love crime?

 

Well, I guess I’ll have to stop saying that, because there evidently are love crimes, according to the soon to be GOP presidential candidate Jeb “Love Train” Bush. Or maybe we should call him Jeb “Underground Love Railroad” Bush. read more

Two Harry Reids…Decades Apart

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

We all, at least us conservatives, know Harry Reid is a despicable human being – assuming he is human. There seems to be no lie he won’t tell, no depth he won’t sink to in order to win, to smear us or belittle what we hold dear.

 

But has he always been this way? Well, you be the judge, as I present just one example of Harry Reid, then and now.

 

As Mark Levin discussed Reid’s stance on immigration a few days ago, that seems like as good a topic as any to demonstrate Harry’s “growth”. It seems Dirty Harry’s position on this topic has “evolved” over the years. If he were a conservative or even a Republican in an election year, one would say he flip-flopped – but liberal Democrats don’t do that – they “evolve”.

 

In 1994 Senator Harry Reid penned an op-ed in the L.A. Times where he pushed to severely limit legal immigration and end illegal immigration. Yes, you read that right. read more

Stay Out the Bushes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Like war, politics sometimes has strange bedfellows. You know, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

 

Well, he ain’t heavy and he sure ain’t my brother or my friend, but I wholeheartedly agree with that all-around good guy and race pimp, Jesse Jackson, when he uttered no truer words than, “I say America, stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out!”

 

Those immortal words ring no truer than they do today, because this time it is Jeb Bush the establishment is attempting to foist upon us.

 

Now that Krispy Kreme Christie has, at least for now, fallen out of favor, Jeb appears to be the next Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney (although Romney sure has been right about Russia). read more

The Bloomberg View of Immigration

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

If it weren’t for the Russia/Crimea/Ukraine kerfuffle and the Malaysian Airline mystery, the immigration issue would surely be one of the top stories.

 

Actually, I guess it still is, considering I read an opinion piece from the editors of Bloomberg View just last week entitled, “The Only Way to Stop Illegal Immigration“.

 

The first thing that gave me pause was that they actually wrote “illegal immigration”. I still figured it would be a left-leaning propaganda piece, but I was encouraged by them not using undocumented immigrant or undocumented worker.

 

It began by describing John Boehner’s inability to rally the House around a Senate immigration bill that was passed overwhelmingly last year. Also, how the House was transfixed on border security, as if that is a bad thing.

 

I noticed that they never said to attempt to seal the southern border. Only repeatedly mentioning “border security” and how much money the Senate bill already allotted for it, which, according to the article is a “staggering $46 billion for border control, doubling the size of the patrol force”. read more

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