When Liberal Ideology Crashes into Reality

from IBD:

Fight Against $15: Democrats Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation’s Capital

“Fight for $15” is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. That’s what happens when ideology crashes into reality.

On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington’s city council sponsored a bill to jettison the wage hike for tipped workers that 56% of D.C. voters had approved by a ballot initiative less than a month before. read more

The Lies of Immigration Part 3

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

Immigration is once again a hot-button issue for the progressive socialist left. And it gets hotter during an election year. Once again the corporate fat cats and leftists are in an uproar over the same policies that Obama made a part of the politics of bringing down America. In the fall of 2013, unaccompanied illegal minors inundated our country and spurred the start of catch and release. Even former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed just a few days ago that “catch and release” does not work.

Democrat Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar appeared on CNN and admitted that the Obama Administration also had family separations but was covered up by both the administration and the media. The policy of letting these illegals run free in our country is a detriment and a danger to the law abiding people of this country. It is not asylum that the majority of these people are looking for, but economic betterment through the largesse of the American taxpayer.

Under the former administration, the federal government unwittingly initiated, through the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the placement of these minors into homes for child sex trafficking, forced labor, and situations that can be considered nothing more than modern day slavery. read more

Socialism is Cool – Until You Experience It

With the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who garnered a whopping 17,000 votes in a New York democrat primary, “democratic socialism” took another big step forward. And is being heralded as the beginning of a movement. It’s one thing for some old fossil like Bernie Sanders to promote socialism, but quite another when it’s a young, attractive woman. Of course she’s only attractive until she opens her mouth. But still, more and more people are being drawn to her message of “moral clarity” and being the “champion of the “working class.”

For a more in-depth look into Brazil, you may review an article I wrote last November, entitled “Socialism is Never Cool.”

So rather than me droning on, please watch the following video from Prager-U of just how great socialism worked in Brazil, by someone who lived through it. read more

The Lies of Immigration Part 1

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

Over the past few weeks, Trump Derangement Syndrome has achieved new levels. The progressive socialists, commonly called democrats, have gotten their panties in a wad, the hand-wringing is likely to cause blisters, and the chorus of calling President Trump inhumane and a Nazi have reached a 24/7 level of caterwauling unknown before today.

What is it all about? It’s all about children sent here by their “loving” parents to sneak into the country and be allowed to bring the parents in to live off the benefits that American politicians bequeath them from the American taxpayer. And of course, according to the simpering leftists, if you don’t agree, you are a “racist”, “xenophobic” uneducated dullard who rejects progress.

Right now the Democrats have an agenda that the American people do not agree with. Part of it is the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The leftists are not concerned with how many more American citizens get raped or murdered by illegals. And yes, I will continue to say illegal and not “undocumented.” That is now a part of the Progressive socialist party platform of 2020. Every progressive socialist democrat intends to turn our country into open border anarchy where they can press further corruption and allow illegal aliens to vote, which to this day is considered a felony. read more

Democrat Loonies are Taking Over

from Conservative Review:

The lunatic fringe is defining the Democrats

When the mouthpieces of the American Left announced they would “RESIST” Trump in every way, they didn’t take into consideration the importance of balance that the American people search for. So when they allowed their lunatic fringe to become the voice and the face of this Resistance, or whatever they claim to be, there’s a heavy dash of BS that most Americans can detect.

The act of resistance assumes that something is being done to those who claim to resist it. But so far, the resistance claims something is always being done to someone else. read more

Sarah Sanders Being Refused Service Shouldn’t be a Big Deal

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Other than the nonsense happening at our Southern border, the big news over the weekend was that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was refused service and, “She and her family were asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va.”

“Jaike Foley-Schultz, who says he is a waiter at the Red Hen, shared a post on Facebook that said his boss kicked out the press secretary and her party.”

Sanders confirmed that this was the case in a tweet:

Predictably, both the left and right are blowing up over this incident. They shouldn’t, but they are. And both sides are because, to this point, it has been so unusual. If things like this happened everyday, it wouldn’t be news. read more

Podcast – Transgenders vs Feminism

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

You may have heard that a couple of transgender students, boys who think they’re girls, were allowed to compete at a girls track meet recently in Connecticut. It didn’t go well for the girls as the fake girls kicked their butts.

Now there’s a debate about whether this is fair for the girls who have given up much to workout, train and compete, all for nothing – to lose to boys playing dress up.

Well, it’s not fair – it’s absurd, but this is the disease of radical leftism. They will keep on pushing ridiculous agenda items as this until the system just collapses or enough people of common sense declare that enough is enough. And that time has come.

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Republicans Cave to Donor Immigration Wishes

by: John Velisek USN (ret) for the Common Constitutionalist

The tax cuts and wage hikes have come to the American people as a godsend. More money in a working man’s pocket is always a positive event. But there is a movement afoot being pushed by the GOP establishment, and their corporate donors that support them, to align with the progressive socialists on a push for amnesty.

A discharge petition written by the GOP, and spearheaded by Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo, is demanding that amnesty should be “as high a number as possible,” according to what Curbelo told Roll Call.

The donors are calling the shots in an effort to assure a steady stream of immigrants, both legal and illegal, to fill the low wage jobs that the donors create for a profit and at the expense of the American working man and the rule of law.

Part of this agenda is the attempt to convince the American people that this influx of low skilled low educated workforce is good for America. The polls being paraded across the televisions of America show poll after poll of American approval of immigrants. What it does not make clear is the same people they use in their polls adhere to President Trumps’ ideology of America First. Those same respondents have clearly shown that Americans should be hired first at prevailing wages before hiring migrants. It’s not that they are jobs that Americans won’t do, but Americans need a living wage to do them. read more

The Deep State Swamp Must Be Held Accountable

Guest Post from John Velisek, USN (Ret.):

It is now a foregone conclusion that the liberals of the late 50’s have turned their back on America and have become progressive socialists. They have every intention of pushing their fascist tendencies in order to turn our country into a police state which is the culmination of the agenda they have formulated.

Subverting the Constitution has been a major portion of the progressive socialist agenda since the implementation of the tactics of Saul Alinsky and Coward/Piven. Well steeped in this agenda are the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the leftists that now have overtaken the party. The rhetoric they use and the actions they have taken undermine our basic values as a country. Even now, with the sponsorship of globalists like George Soros and funneled through groups like Obama’s Organizing for Action (OFA), they continue to push back against the American people and the agenda of Donald Trump.
With the help of RINO Republicans and Never-Trumpers, they want Americans to follow their orders and not ask any questions. For starters, look to socialists like Kamala Harris and the rest of the happy group that are destroying California.

Using such falsehoods as people losing their healthcare insurance that her fellow radicals demanded to be paid for by those who could least afford it, she uses the straw man that only corporations have benefited from the Trump tax cuts. Never mentioned is the carve-out for unions and corporations that the leftists favor. read more

Is Ocean’s 8 a Women’s Empowerment Statement or just Another Failed Reboot

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The movie “Ocean’s 8” debuted last night. I wrote this article last night, as movie-goers no doubt thronged to their local theaters, so I don’t yet know of the first night box office tally. But I’m certain the much anticipated all-female thriller/crime film raked it in. Or maybe it didn’t.

UPDATE: Well, it’s starting well. The movie took in $44 million in its opening.

Considering it only cost $70 million to make, I’m sure it will do fine. I mean, the first Ocean’s movie, “11,” cost $85 million and it was made 17 years ago, in 2001. Its box office take was almost a half a billion dollars worldwide. And that was a reboot of the 1960 original starring the Rat-Pack. Even with the 2001 star power, the reboot couldn’t match the cool of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford.

But why make this in the first place? Did the industry not learn anything from the disastrous female reboot of the all-Male Ghost Busters franchise? That bomb lost almost $75 million.

Although Ocean’s 8 may not lose money, I doubt it will be the surprise box office smash of the summer. I may end up being wrong, but I think that relatively few movie goers want to plunk down their cash to see a bunch of “empowered” women play at being men. read more