MS-13 is Back in the News and It’s All Trump’s Fault

by: Brent Smith at The Common Constitutionalist

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The savage immigrant gang, MS-13, is back in the news. I guess they are always in the news, as these animals (h/t: president Trump) never take a break. Let’s just say they’re back in the national news. CNN’s Sunday website homepage featured no less than five stories about the gang.

The gang made the national headlines once again, due to a high profile murder that occurred less than two weeks ago.

We may remember a 16 old girl and her friend were viciously attacked and murdered on Long Island on September 13, 2016. You may also recall that the 16 old victim’s mother Evelyn Rodriguez, was recognized by President Trump during his State of the Union address.

On Friday, September 14, Ms. Rodriguez was struck and killed by an SUV. The driver of the vehicle had been arguing with Evelyn, when he just sped forward, struck and killed her. Congressman Peter King (R-NY) was on his way to meet Evelyn at her daughter’s grave site when he got word of the murder.

And that should be the end of it – a tragic occurrence. Police have the driver in custody and have yet to disclose his ties to MS-13, if any. read more

Video Podcast – Kavanaugh Circus a Microcosm of Both Dysfunctional Political Parties

By: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Today I discuss seemingly a number of topics, from the Ford – Kavanaugh debacle, to her specifically, to the Republicans and the democrats, to elections, to who controls government, Trump and Pence and that they’re really all the intertwined

Watching this Senate hearing and the soap opera surrounding it is indeed a microcosm of both dysfunctional political parties and our government as a whole. read more

Profiles in Treason – John Kerry

Guest post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist

Once again, losing presidential candidate, failed Secretary of State and the main proponent of the disastrous Iran Deal is attempting to make himself relevant. John Kerry, a charter member of the Deep State under Obama, continues to operate as if the electorate of this country did not elect Donald Trump as the President.

Delusional in every aspect, Kerry feels he is still Secretary of State and is conducting shadowy, illegal foreign policy that he can neither impose. Kerry, in concert with the “Death to America” Iranian mullahs, Kerry has once again turned his back on the American people and American policy, promising the American hating, PLO leading Mahmoud Abbas everything he wants, and going so far as denigrating our President as an eight-year-old child.

Abbas declared to the PLO central Council a few days ago that the Oslo Peace accords were dead. He has insulted our country and our President, called for suspending recognition of Israel, rejecting any role for American in the peace talks.

Kerry, throughout his military and public service career, has never respected our country or the American people. The latest confrontation started when the President moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But as reported in the Jerusalem Post, Kerry has maintained contact with Abbas and other PLO officials.

Kerry met with Mahmoud Abbas and Hussien Agha in London. He also visited with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss plans to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. There is also information that Kerry is meeting with European leaders such as German leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier, EU official Federica Mogherini andFrench President Emmanuel Macron – pleading with these leaders to defy the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran. read more

Government Still Spending Like Drunken Sailors

My apologies to drunken sailors!

from IBD:

No, Tax Cuts Are Not Driving Deficits — It’s The Spending, Stupid

Are President Trump’s massive tax cuts what’s driving federal deficits upward. Everyone says so. But, it’s not true. It’s just a way for lawmakers to distract the public while they crank up the spending machine. Just like the Senate did this week.

Earlier this week, Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, gave a talk at the Economic Club of New York in which he said that tax cuts aren’t to blame for deficits.

“People are quick to blame deficits on tax cuts, but I don’t buy that,” he said. “The gap is principally spending too much.” read more

If I were a Cynic, I Might not Believe the Kavanaugh Accuser

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I can’t believe I’m once again writing about this nonsense regarding judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blazey-Ford. But the situation has become so convoluted and so chaotic that it’s taken the air out of most everything else political.

I’m trying not to become cynical, but the more we learn, or don’t learn, the more suspicious this and she becomes.

Let me say that I have no idea what happened, or didn’t. And the fact is, unless someone comes forward and confesses, it can never be determined that the incident, as she described, happened at all, much less that Kavanaugh was the attacker.

The only thing I am sure of is that this is the chaos the democrats hoped for and thrive on.

I’ve listened to many women call in to various programs over the past few days, describing, in vivid detail, what had happened to them many decades earlier. There is a common thread which runs through all these assault victims’ stories. They remember every detail – the who, the when, the what, the how, the where – everything. read more

Baseless Allegations are Nothing New for the Left

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The circus side show that the democrats were hoping for during the Senate Kavanaugh hearings has come to fruition.

And they owe it all to a California psychology professor, Christine Blasey (pronounced BLAH-zee) Ford, who, by most accounts just happens also to be liberal activist. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely accurate – yet. But she has attended liberal anti-Trump events and is a California college professor.

Am I therefore alleging that she made up the entire story of being attacked at a high school party when she was 15 and has fingered supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the attacker?

No – I’m not alleging such a thing. Nor can anyone else who wasn’t present in the room at the party. In other words, it’s a wholly unprovable incident.

But do you see what I did there? I implied that maybe she did just make it up because of her background as a California college professor and that she attended liberal events. And we know that all California college professors are radical leftists – right? read more

Billionaire Republican Donor Jumps Ship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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There is a line in the movie iRobot, where the main character, played by Will Smith, is arguing with another character. At one point he becomes so frustrated that he says to her that she must be “the dumbest smart person” he’s ever met.

And that’s the point of this article, or more to the point, the question it revolves around.

Do you ever wonder how otherwise brilliant business people can be so darn ignorant or so monumentally naïve? Well I certainly do. But it seems these days to be becoming much more common place. And I think a lot just simply has to do with otherwise smart peoples’ dislike and discomfort of the Trump public persona.

Count Ohio billionaire and longtime Republican donor Les Wexner, as one of these. “Wexner, the CEO of retail conglomerate L Brands, which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced at a leadership summit in Columbus on Thursday that he ‘won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party’ anymore,” writes the HuffPo.

What does he mean by nonsense? In a word – Trump, but I think it’s a little more than just that. read more

WND Exclusive – THE POLITICIZATION OF HURRICANE MARIA

On Aug. 28, 2018, the Atlantic published a piece declaring: “A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Finally Knows How Many People Died.”

The subtitle adds: “A new, definitive study from George Washington University finds that almost 3,000 people lost their lives – and highlights the government’s failures before and after the storm.”

No bias there, right?. But to which government are they referring? Well, since the Atlantic.com leans decidedly left, we can guess which government, or more succinctly, which administration.

But what should first jump off the page is that GW University had to do a study to determine the figure. And the figure is deceiving at best. President Trump is correct to discount the 3,000 person mark. read more