Nothing has Changed at the FBI

from The American Thinker:

The gangsters at the FBI

Twenty-nine agents went to arrest 66-year-old Roger Stone, a longtime Trump supporter. The agents went in full battle dress in the early morning hours, as if mounting an attack on an enemy position during a full-blown war.

Stone stands accused of lying to the FBI. He poses no threat of resistance. At his age and given his peaceful, good-citizen background, there was no reason to expect trouble arresting him. Yet 29 agents showed up, armed to the teeth, as if Stone were Carlos Escobar, ready to fight to the death. read more

Sometimes Polls Have Little Relevance

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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“A Gallup Poll conducted last week [two weeks ago] showed Trump with negative ratings of 58 percent and positive ratings of 40 percent. These figures reflected similar findings in the Economist You Gov poll conducted at the same time, which had Trump down 54-44 percent. In contrast, YouGov had Pelosi down 52-48 percent and Schumer down 49-32 percent. Trump has higher disapproval, but Pelosi and Schumer have lower approval ratings — in part, I think because they are less well-known,” veteran polling analyst Jay O’Callaghan told Newsmax.

But so what? What’s the difference whose poll numbers are higher or lower?

Some might ask, “Doesn’t that equate to popularity which directly equates to reelection chances?”

The short answer is, as of right now, it makes no difference. read more

Trump Suffers from Bad Advice

from Erick Erickson’s The Resurgent:

President Trump Did, In Fact, Get Betrayed by Congressional Republicans

The reality is that President Trump and the Republicans held the Congress for two years and did jack about a border wall. The reality is also that Republicans in Congress kept telling the President to wait. And on two occasions they got the President to move forward in ways that got him in trouble with his own base. First was the DACA deal in February of last year and second was the end of the year deal.

Congressional Republicans gave the President bad advice and ultimately did nothing to help him in his shutdown fight. They waited and waited and then let him know they were surrendering. It was Bob Dole all over again. read more

WND Exclusive – GOV. CUOMO BEGINS MARCH TOWARD INFANTICIDE

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

One thing we know about progressive ideas is that they must always advance. It’s the very meaning of progress – it must always be moving forward, although the “forward” part is debatable.

And so it is with progressive legislation, or regulation. Progressive legislation passed or regulations mandated never begin as onerous as the author envisions, or first reveals.

The eventuality is always worse than its commencement. This is the progressive modus operandi. American history is replete with examples of this progress, like Social Security, welfare, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. read more

Video Podcast – Border Wall – Shutdown – Constitutional Crisis

by: Brent Smith at Common Constitutionalist

I have to admit that to a whole lot of people, Trump looks like he caved to Nancy Pelosi – because he did. The dems got what they wanted and Trump and we got nothing.

What did the dems get and what can Trump do now? And what will the democrats do to counter whatever he does.

This is all discussed. read more

Is Socialism Coming to an End in Venezuela?

from NewsBusters:

Maduro Must Go

Decades from now, historians will note with irony that socialism was rehabilitated in the United States just as its full depravity

Nicolás Maduro / Juan Guaidò

came into view in Venezuela. That beleaguered South American country took its first steps on the road to serfdom in 1999, when Hugo Chávez was elected to the first of four presidential terms. The former military officer used Venezuela’s plentiful oil reserves to spread the wealth as he consolidated power, harassed dissenters, and joined forces with Castro. Chávez was more than a typical Latin American populist. His regime was the rallying place for the international, anti-American left. His name became an ideology—Chávismo—based on revolutionary politics and centralized control. He was detestable. read more

Government Reopens – They Win – We Lose

from Conservative Review:

Trump announces short-term deal to reopen government with no wall funding. What’s his plan?

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced an agreement between Republicans and Democrats in Congress to temporarily reopen the government without funding for a border wall.

Trump said he would sign a continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels for a few weeks without the additional $5.7 billion he’s requested as a down payment to construct parts of the border wall. He alluded to the legal authority to declare a national emergency to build the wall without new appropriations from Congress but indicated that he will not take that action today. read more

MLK and Many Black Leaders were Republicans

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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At the beginning of the week, I wrote, in honor of MLK Day, that Dr. King undoubtedly supported a secure Southern border. You Image result for MLK was Republicanmay review it here.

Unsurprisingly, I got a little flack for it from a few on the left.

Yet I don’t know why it’s so surprising. It’s no more a revelation than that Dr. King was a Republican. According to his niece, Dr. Alveda King, MLK was Republican.

This should be a surprise to no one who knows the unvarnished history of America – who advocated for black Americans and who didn’t.

Somehow history has been rewritten. Check that. We know how. I believe it can be traced back to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for before that time, most blacks were Republicans, and for good reason.

But we’ve been taught that the Democrats are the party of civil rights, of minority empowerment and Republicans are racists. It’s irrefutable! read more

Don’t Believe the Left Concerning Dr. King’s Stance on Immigration

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday was a day of remembrance for all Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did to advance the cause of racial equality in America.

Unfortunately, over the years his message of unity has been hijacked by the radical left. So much so that a white conservative is no longer even allowed to quote his words verbatim without being pilloried by the media and leftist activists.

Take, for example what Vive President Mike Pence said on MLK day. When speaking of border security, Pence quoted a single line from King. “…now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” He dovetailed that sentiment into a call to democrats to, “Come to the table in a spirit of good faith. We’ll secure our border, we’ll reopen our government.”

This simple quote sparked a visceral reaction from the left including King’s son, Martin Luther King III. read more