How the Tide was Turned in Vietnam

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Sometimes we conservatives get sucked into the strangest dialogues. A few days ago was no different.Milwaukee Ald. Vel R. Phillips (second from left with

Speaking to a customer on the phone who was a Vietnam vet, our five minute conversation turned into 30 minutes or more. He told me of his time in country, and he, to this day, can’t understand how we lost.

Well, the memories rushed back to a conversation I had with my son several years ago concerning the same. And although I covered the same material, it was a very different feeling speaking to a boots-on-the-ground veteran than it was setting my son straight.

Here’s why most Americans believe our military was defeated in Vietnam.

When the left speaks of the war in Vietnam, what do they always point to? The big loss – the Tet Offensive – the surprise attack on January 31, 1968 that turned the tide of the war in favor of North Vietnam, who eventually won. At least that’s how the history books, written by academic leftists, recount it.

The ‘68 Tet Offensive is named for the Vietnamese new year of Tet. It is the date of the first new moon of the year. read more

Even MSNBC Admits the Caravan is Mostly Men

We’ve been saying this since the caravan was first formed in Honduras. The overwhelming majority of the migrants are males – not families – not women and children.

from the Blaze:

Even this MSNBC reporter had to admit the truth about caravan migrants at the border

An MSNBC reporter unraveled a common narrative on the left about caravan migrants while reporting about the situation at the U.S. border Monday.

“This has become such a polarizing issue…”

Gadi Schwartz was reporting for MSNBC from the border when he admitted that the majority of the migrants were males, and that the majority of them were not talking about requesting refugee status at all.

The exchange began when MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked Schwartz to undermine the claims from President Donald Trump and right-wing critics of the caravans. read more

Video Podcast – Another Global Warming Study Debunked

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Okay, so let’s talk global warming again. Wish there was some.

What I’ll be discussing today could be another cold, calculated attempt to try to convince us that global warming is happening and it’s all man’s fault, or we can just chalk it up to simply human error and definitely not intentional.

Gee, I wonder which side I come down on.

Global warming alarmists dressed up in white science lab coats are at it again. And as predictably as the sun rising in the East, global warming activists dressed up as journalists are giving the latest alarmist “research” paper unwavering and uncontested support and coverage.

But there is one brave soul – one brave scientist who had the courage to look at the research study objectively and release his own conclusions. read more

Dershowitz Exposes Left’s Hypocrisy

from Alan Dershowitz at NewsMax:

What If Kavanaugh Was a Liberal Muslim Accused of Terrorism?

As a law professor for half a century, I tested the consistency and strength of my students’ arguments by constructing thought experiments in the form of challenging hypothetical cases — we called them hypos. So let’s construct one to test the arguments being offered in the Kavanaugh case.

A thought experiment: President Hillary Clinton nominates the first Muslim-American to the Supreme Court. Let’s call him Amir Hassan. He is highly qualified and his nomination is widely supported by most Democrats and some centrists.

Most Republicans oppose him and accuse him of being a judicial activist. Then several witnesses place him at a mosque at which terrorism was advocated. He claims he went there to hear all sides of the issue. One witness places him in a terrorism training camp but that account is not corroborated. One final witness identifies him as the man who planted the bomb that blew off his leg at a demonstration. He categorically denies any association with terrorism. read more

CNN’s Berman Can’t Contain his Naked Partisanship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Today, there is no longer even a hint of impartiality in the main stream media. And this will tick-off some conservatives, but that includes almost everyone at Fox News.

Now it’s pick-a-side. You’re expected to be all in for Trump, or all out.

However, CNN has taken naked partisanship to new heights. Check that. They’ve descended to new lows. As I never watch MSNBC, I must therefore conclude that CNN is the worst among the leftist networks. For those with a stronger constitution than I, who might tune in to MSNBC, feel free to correct me on the MSNBC/CNN race to the bottom.

I’ve thought for some time, the worst and most partisanly condescending of them at CNN was former morning show co-anchor, turned prime time hack, Chris Cuomo.

Yet after witnessing the exchange had between Cuomo’s morning replacement, John Berman, and Rick Santorum, I think Cuomo has been dethroned. The performance turned in by Berman during that 8 minute (or so) segment, shows that fairness and impartiality is not only dead, but has been shot, stabbed, burned, drawn and quarter and thrown in a shallow grave. read more

Imagine That – Americans Don’t Trust the Main Stream Media

from IBD:

Americans Can Agree On One Thing At Least — The News Media Sucks

The mainstream press might want to spend less time complaining about President Donald Trump’s attacks on them and more time doing a better job. A new survey shows that a substantial majority of Americans think the press is biased, unreliable and out of touch.

The Pew Research Center surveyed more than 5,000 Americans — which is a huge number for such polls — to gauge their views on the mainstream news media. read more

Video Podcast – Trump Worse than Hitler – Gay Federal Reserve – Feinstein October Surprise

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

An establishment Republican “strategist” went on MSNBC to decry president Trump by basically saying that if he had a time machine, he would rather travel back and change Trump rather than stop Adolf Hitler.

The Federal Reserve now has its first openly gay female bank head. Hooray for the Fed!

Senator Diane Feinstein is attempting to “October Surprise” Trump’s supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with a letter accusing him of sexual misconduct in high school. Better late than never, eh Di-Fi. read more

Media Intentionally Lies about ICE

Last night I saw this story aired on my local CBS affiliate. It was presented exactly as the Blaze describes – dishonestly. Never did they mention the reason why this illegal was hauled away.

from the Blaze:

Media ignore key detail in story about ICE arresting father driving pregnant wife to hospital

The mainstream media were aghast on Saturday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested an illegal immigrant who was driving to the hospital with his pregnant wife to deliver their baby.

However, most outlets conveniently buried the story’s most important detail: the man was wanted for murder.

What’s the background?

ICE agents apprehended Joel Arrona-Lara last Wednesday at a gas station in San Bernardino, California, while on his way to the hospital. His wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, was scheduled to deliver their child via caesarean section. read more

Profiles of Treason – James Clapper

Guest Post by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

James Clapper was named the director of National Intelligence in 2010 by President Obama. The American people were told that Clapper understood the importance of working with Congress and to keep Congress informed.

The words of Obama have not been borne out. We now know of the perjury before Congress that Clapper suborned. James Clapper lied to Congress about the metadata being assembled by the National Security Agency on American citizens. In the words of Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) :

“One of the most important responsibilities a senator has is oversight of the intelligence communities and can not do this job if they do not get straight answers to direct questions.”

James Clapper failed this test. His response, when brought out in the open by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was:

“I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner.” read more

Podcast – Jim Acosta – Spies not from Russia – DACA to Restart

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Before I begin speaking about Jim Acosta, I quickly discuss a new play about Anne Frank, where the Nazis are replaced with ICE agents. Yep – that’s right.

Don’t blame Jim Acosta for trying to shape the news. Blame Walter Cronkite, the once most trusted man in America.

Senator Diane Feinstein had a spy on her payroll for 20 years. Oh, you haven’t heard. Maybe because she’s a democrat and the spy was not Russian, but Chinese.

A lower court federal judge is demanding the restart of the DACA program. I discuss why he has no authority to make such a demand. read more