Nationalism is Good or Bad Depending on Who is In Charge

from the American Spectator:

The true nationalists and patriots were progressives — and environmentalists.” So declared an August 2015 article at the website of Think Progress, founded by the Center for American Progress, citadel of the progressive-liberal left.

Back then, nationalism was good to progressives. Now, with Donald Trump having bothered to weigh in, nationalism is bad to progressives. In fact, it’s downright detestable. It’s Hitlerian. It’s Trumpian-Hitlerian. By golly, it’s yet another Trump “dog whistle,” a not-so-veiled clarion call to fellow xenophobes in his neo-Gestapo movement to start constructing concentration camps for the caravan along the southern border.

The latest example of the left losing it are the histrionics and hysterics denouncing Trump’s newest malevolent ism. The list is ongoing: nationalism, patriotism, populism, sexism, chauvinism, lookism, ageism, white-maleism, vegetarianism. The Donald steadily stirs up a toxic witch’s brew — a dab of fascism, a sprinkle of Nazism, a smattering of racism. Whatever the left can sniff out for its agitprop du jour. read more

The Caravan Apocalypse

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

The caravan of migrants continues to move toward our border. This massive mob of well-fed, well dressed, rested migrants will attempt to force their way across our border.

Progressive socialist Democrats will start whining about how these innocent migrants are so distressed, coming from countries that have treated them poorly. And celebrities will wring their hands and clutch their pearls over how poorly we are treating them.

It will not be mentioned that they are in fact economic refugees, looking for jobs and handouts to improve their lives, which is not an excuse for entering our country illegal, or even granting refugee status.

They will be here just in time for the midterms. Although the distance is far, the only time they actually walk is at the scheduled times when they know the cameras will be there. If you think about the distance already covered, you understand that they could not have possibly gotten this far without the flatbed tractor trailers and trucks that load them up and bring them closer. Mainstream media won’t mention this because it doesn’t fit the narrative that they wish to portray. read more

Video Podcast – Assimilation and Swedish Hand Grenades

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Isn’t Sweden one of the Nordic socialist paradises the left wants to emulate? Life is wonderful, everyone is happy and taken care of. It’s much better, they say, than the crappy capitalist and violent United States.

Nothing bad happens in Sweden, right?

Well, not exactly. It seems they have an increasing problem of non-assimilation of immigrants and now hand grenade attacks.

So what do the Swedish Authorities propose? That’s right – a hand grenade amnesty program. You too can turn in your hand grenades with no questions asked.

How great is that! read more

Woke Progressives are a Tiny Minority

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Last week the Atlantic.com, of all places, posted an article dispelling the myth that there is an fast growing progressive movement on the rise in this country.

It’s called being “Woke.” For those unfamiliar, or otherwise have a life, being “woke” is like you figured it all out – that you, more than others, particularly those on the right, have your finger on the pulse of the nation. You’ve been awakened.

In fact these “woke” Americans are the most clueless among us and willfully fall prey to every leftist claim and theory they stumble upon. Unfortunately, the same can be said of some on the right, who too trap themselves in a maze of conspiracy theories.

For the “woke,” the trap is political correctness.

The study the Atlantic cites is entitled, “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape.” read more

The Left’s Issues are the Same as They Were 44 Years Ago

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Okay, maybe they’re not all the same. For instance, one issue is decidedly different. Back in 1974, we weren’t concerned with global warming. Instead, America was caught in the grip of GLOBAL COOLING hysteria. Yes, the next Ice Age was right around the corner.

However, according to today’s leftists, many of the same things they were griping about almost a half a century ago must not have improved much, if at all.

Now how can that be, you may legitimately ask. How, after progressive presidents like Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H W Bush, Bill Clinton, the second term of George W Bush and Barack Obama, could the left still be whining about the very same issues? Add to that, a democrat controlled legislature for most of those decades.

Yet they are. And I suppose this is how “old sayings” become established. read more

Progressive Judge Legislates from the Bench

from IBD:

Anti-Trump, Far-Left California Judge Shows Why Judicial Nominations Matter

A federal judge in — where else? — California has ruled that the U.S. can’t send temporary refugees back to their countries because, basically, he doesn’t like President Trump. In doing so, he’s shown why both elections and judicial nominations matter.

Federal Judge Edward M. Chen is a classic President Obama appointee to the bench. A legal leftist from the University of California, Berkeley, his first years in practice were spent as a staff lawyer for the ACLU.

His credentials from then on out remained impeccably progressive, all the way until Obama named him to the federal bench.

This week, Chen ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to return 262,000 people back to Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan who were here under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was somehow illegitimate because, in Chen’s opinion, Trump is racist. read more

Liberal Commenter Insists the Left is NOT Out to Destroy Kavanaugh – Part Two

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The following is part two of a very lengthy comment someone sent me to a recent World Net Daily article I wrote.

I will not recap part one, although you may review it here.

Once again, my responses to the commenter are indented.

Commenter: Kavanaugh’s conservative views on abortion are not the only reason why the Democrats oppose him. He is an opponent of gay rights and a corporate shill who supports corporate greed over the rights of individual Americans.

Actually I’ve heard Kavanaugh speak of the Bill of Rights – of which he is a supporter. You know the Bill of Rights, which rather nicely delineates the rights of all Americans equally. It is the left who in fact specifies that we need special rights for “special” people or groups.

And yes, he supports corporate greed, as you put it, because he believes, like our silly Founding Fathers, that government should have little authority to regulate business … to death. read more

Liberal Commenter Insists the Left is NOT Out to Destroy Kavanaugh – Part One

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday, I received a rather lengthy rebuttal to my World Net Daily Article entitled:
Religion Drives the Desire to Destroy Kavanaugh.”

It was comprehensive and quite revealing of the thinking of the left. So much so, that I thought I would post it, anonymously, as well as my responses to several of the commenter’s (talking) points.

Unfortunately, as it is so long, I must break it up into at least two, maybe more parts.

My responses are indented.

The commenter writes: “Sir: No one has set out to “destroy” Brett Kavanaugh. However, the accusations against him seem quite creditable. Only he knows whether he actually attempted to assault Dr. Ford sexually over 30 years ago. And Dr. Ford, unless her memory has been faulty.”

On this, we will have to agree to disagree. From everything I’ve heard, seen, and read, all there are are baseless accusations and convenient “memory” lapses from every accuser. Not a single person has come forth regarding any of them to corroborate the women’s stories. That is rather far-fetched, even with so much time past. And with a lack of any evidence or corroboration, any reasonable person must default to a presumption of innocence – in court or in life. read more

Religion Drives the Desire to Destroy Kavanaugh

I did not watch but did listen to some of the Thursday Senate hearing circus sideshow. Frankly, it’s worse than that – much worse. It could be the new season of FX Network’s series “American Horror Story.”

I say this not for just Brett Kavanaugh, but for all of us. What we see playing out on national television and internet streaming is an American Horror Story, as this tragic scenario can now be perpetrated upon any man the radical left disagrees with.

Kavanaugh is being called a predator – but I believe it’s high time for the gloves to come off and call these women, these accusers, what they really are. In fact they are the predators, not Judge Kavanaugh.

And if this stunt these false accusers are attempting to collectively pull off was not their idea, then they should be called something else, and deservedly so. That something else is prostitute, and the politicians, the media and leftist special-interest gangs are the pimps. read more

Video Podcast – Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Fall for Leftist Gotcha Setup

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Senator Lindsey Graham didn’t take the bait from a leftist activist who approached him.

She told him she was raped over a decade ago, didn’t remember the exact date, but asked if Senator Graham believed her anyway.

This was a setup by a leftist plant to evoke a reaction. It would then be used as ammunition to further attack Graham. Thankfully the Senator did not take the bait.

But these are the tactics of today’s despicable left. read more