Cruz Still Stands on Principle

from the Resurgent:

Heidi Cruz Had To Be Escorted Out For Her Safety Because of Trump Unity

Donald Trump graciously extended an invitation to his main rival, Ted Cruz, to speak at his  convention. Cruz congratulated Trump for winning the nomination, expounded at length on Republican values, attacked Hillary Clinton, President Obama and the Democrats, and exhorted the crowd to show up in November and vote their conscience.

After the speech, Trump appeared on the stage with Cruz, linked arms with him, with Heidi and Melania, waving to the adoring crowd. read more

Trump is an Anti-Semite But Obama Gets a Pass

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last weekend Donald Trump tweeted the now infamous Crooked Hillary Picture with her smug face over a background of Benjamins and a Red star. The text within the star read, “Most Corrupt Candidate ever.”

Most have seen the original and the edited version, where the star is replaced with a simple red circle, yet retaining the text. And why was it edited? We all know why, but if you happened to not – someone started a campaign against the tweet (I don’t know who was first) claiming the star was a mockery of Jews as it may be a depiction of the Star of David.

It may have been Never-Trumper Erick Erickson who first noticed it. The left then quickly jumped on the bandwagon and the Trump bashing was off and running.

I’m not going to defend Trump – but I’m also not going to condemn him here. Neither I nor anyone else really knows what the intent of the tweet was – beyond the obvious Hillary bashing – which is of course is accurate. Hillary is more than likely one of the most corrupt individuals in America – not just the most corrupt politician.

Whoever started it, the left and their media brethren have glommed on and really hammered Trump on the anti-Semitism angle. To some extent it worked, as he, or someone, dropped the star. read more

Liberals May Take Advantage of a Tragic Gun Accident

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Most have heard the saying regarding terrorism. We have to be right 100% of the time, yet the terrorists need only be right once.

It means that we on the receiving end of terrorism must be 100% effective in stopping all attacks before they happen. However, the terrorists may only have to slip through our dragnet once to wreak havoc on civilized society. So far, they have been moderately successful. I say moderately, because we have had good success thwarting many would-be attackers.

But every time they do make it through, or we drop the ball, the results are tragic and headline grabbing. This same set of scenarios can easily be transferable to gun owners.

Gun owners must conduct themselves with safety first 100% of the time. I’m not talking about lunatics who shoot up movie theaters and churches. They are crazy people – not responsible gun owners.

The press still attempts to tie them to the rest of us law abiding owners, but even for them, it’s a bit of a stretch.

Liberal media and anti-gun politicians are in a constant search for otherwise normal law-abiding citizens to screw up, so they may point to a lack of gun control. read more

Anti-Gun Articles and Polls Abound as the Left Kicks into High Gear

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The left has gone completely off the rails over the stoppage of their four dopey gun control measures they tried to guilt Republicans into signing on to. So much so that they literally took to the floor of the House chamber, staging an old fashioned sit-in. They look as juvenile as they are acting – a bunch of old farts sitting on the floor. The only thing missing was for them to collectively hold their breath until they got what they wanted. What a gaggle of idiotic children. They should all be placed on the watch list for being mentally unstable.

But this is the left. They are doing what they know. To the democrats, there is no such thing as losing gracefully. Heck, there is no such thing as losing. The dems usually get everything they want from the scared Republicans. But this is an election year – a time when most Republicans must pretend they are conservative and understand the Second Amendment.

Republicans are getting hammered by not only the gun-grabbing democrats, but also by the Democrats’ press office, better known as the main stream media. The leftist media is creating one article after another “proving” how “common sense” gun control measures, promoted by their siblings in government, can stop gun violence.

Along with dozens, if not hundreds of articles, they are creating polls that show, without a shadow of a doubt, that the American people want the snake oil the dems are peddling. read more

TrumpiousXM Radio Suspends Glenn Beck

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve been listening to Glenn Beck for years. We don’t see eye to eye on everything, but politically, he and Mark Levin are closest to my views. I am only a fan because they speak the truth, unvarnished as it is sometime. But that’s the way I like it. I can only speak for myself, but I am a fan of facts, not spin. If Glenn or Mark start spinning – letting politics usurp the truth, I will leave them as I have others.

Over the years, Beck has softened his tone. Whereas Mark will tell callers: “Ahh – Shut up and get off the phone, which he does often – Beck has become the voice of calm (for the most part). He used to be a much angrier man – screaming at callers to “Get Off My Phone!” He hasn’t done that in years. We’ve witnessed his transformation from angry right-winger to measured and thoughtful constitutionalist.

This is why I wasn’t surprised to see Glenn accept an invitation to meet with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. While others claimed he was just sucking up to Zuckerberg, we knew that Beck would agree to meet with almost anyone. What’s the worse that could happen? We knew Glenn would remain true to himself and not kow-tow to Zuckerberg.

Now comes another situation. For those unfamiliar, fiction thriller author Brad Thor was on the Glenn Beck radio show recently. He presented a hypothetical scenario, where Trump was elected and morphed into a dictator. He said: “It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.” Anything that came after must therefore be couched in those terms. Thor then said that if things got to that point, Congress wouldn’t have the stones to remove Trump and then asked of the hypothetical: “Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority?”

From this exchange many websites have concluded that Thor was advocating Trump’s assassination and that Beck agreed with him. So “remove from office” means assassination? read more

My WND Weekly Exclusive

Keep the Government Away from Facebook

So Facebook is liberal, or at least has a left bias. What a revelation. What high-tech type company isn’t. I mean, really – Google, Apple, Microsoft – they’re all run by libs, and most who work for them also tilt left. These companies all have this in common. How is it a surprise to anyone?

They have another thing in common. They are also private corporations and, as such, should be able to do whatever they wish regarding the content they allow or rank. This is not to say we on the right can’t complain or make a stir when we see bias. read more

What’s Next for Target Dressing Rooms – Attacks – Abductions?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On April 19, Target announced that anyone can now use their restrooms or dressing rooms, regardless of gender.

With its announcement, Target has made the statement that they are a company run by enlightened progressives who care more about equal rights than you and I.

Their statement, so chock-full of feel-good liberal buzzwords, it could have (and may have) been written by the Obama administration. On its corporate website they posted that, “We believe that everyone – every team member, every guest, and every community – deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. We welcome transgendered team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

So we deserve to be protected from discrimination, just not from predators. They also mentioned that they “welcome transgendered team members” (store employees) yet strangely, I haven’t seen anywhere the number of transgender “team members” they have. And even odder is that the mainstream media has not bothered to ask. I wonder why that is, he asked rhetorically.

Instead, all we hear is the constant refrain of how anyone who doesn’t agree with the Target policy is a Bible-thumping myopic Neanderthal. When we with common sense dare to question the sanity of the Target policy, the left claims that we are unnecessarily whipping up opposition and just being absurd. read more

And Then There Was One

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I am not a #NeverTrump guy. I never have been. I’ve jokingly said things like it, but I was never #NeverTrump. I also said I was never an “Only Cruz” guy. Like Levin, Beck and very few other prominent conservatives, I have become an “Always Constitution” voter. Cruz was our guy because he was the closest we may ever come to “Always Constitution.”

From the start, I didn’t care who the nominee was, as long as they could remain true to the Constitution. I understand being true to the Constitution is impossible today, even for Ted, but if Jeb Bush came out early on and had a provable, demonstrable conversion to constitutional conservatism, I could have just as easily been a Jeb Bush guy. Fat chance of that happening.

This is what many don’t seem to understand, or if they do, they don’t disseminate, either accidentally or purposely. For some #NeverTrump folks I’m sure their opposition is establishment sour grapes, but not for voters like us.

Rush, Sean, virtually the entire Fox News Crew and many other conservatives only characterize #NeverTrump voters as the establishment. You must be one or the other. Very rarely, if ever do they mention real principled constitutionalists as those who cannot and will not pull the lever for The Donald. This is quite frustrating.

I believe I know why they do it. I think it’s a veiled attempt to convince us that to abstain from voting for Trump is a defacto vote for Hillary, thus becoming unwitting stooges for the establishment RINOs. Naturally no conservative wants to be classified as an establishment stooge, so therefore we must get on board the Trump train to prove our anti-establishment bona-fides. read more

Fox is Bleeding Viewers – I Wonder Why?

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember during the first Fox News debate in August of 2015, Megyn Kelly gave every appearance of an operative charged by some higher authority to take out The Donald. It looked as if she was (verbally) attacking Trump – and it sure appeared purposeful. At the time a number of conservatives, me included, came to his assistance, crying foul.

I wrote of how disheartened I was by the Fox Moderators. You may review the article here.

I began my review of that debate by positing the theory that is was the RNC and the establishment who were hell-bent to take out Trump and was frankly surprised to see Fox was charged with the task.

As an aside – it’s interesting to go back and review others and my stance on the candidates several months ago and how things have evolved since. I personally went from being impressed with what Trump had to say and his bravado in doing so to not so much. He was quite refreshing and attractive – at first.

Anyway, in February, Gateway Pundit posted an article entitled: “After Months of Constant Attacks on GOP Front-Runner Trump – Conservatives Lose Faith in FOX News.” read more

Iron Mike Ditka Pays the Price for Being Conservative

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Sheeesh! This is second time this week I’ve written about Rush Limbaugh. It does have to do with politics, but thankfully it doesn’t concern the presidential election or the never-ending primary season. I know it’s of vital importance, but frankly the never ending daily doses of it are getting a bit old.

So let’s instead turn our attention to something sports related – sports as it relates to politics.

Some of you may remember that Rush Limbaugh did a short stint as a commentator on the sports network ESPN. If you don’t, that’s okay. It was after all 13 years ago. In 2000 Limbaugh was passed over for a seat on the ABC Monday Night Football crew. They instead went with Dennis Miller. That worked out well – NOT.

Three years later he was offered a position on ESPN’s flagship broadcast, “NFL Sunday Night Countdown,” joining Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, Steve Young and Michael Irvin. I recall Rush telling his radio audience that they told him he could speak about anything – that there would be virtually no filter. And he believed them – silly guy. read more