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

Like John McCain – Jeff Flake’s Hatred for Trump Clouds his Judgment

Hatred and want for revenge may feel good at the time, but they are bereft of any reason and logic. And despite conventional wisdom, they are poor motivators. Yet still, these too irrational emotions continue to be the catalyst for a lot of what goes on in Washington. And RINO Senator Jeff Flake just proved it once again. His hatred for the president has allowed another week’s destruction of a good man and unfortunate family.

from the American Spectator:

No Matter the Outcome of the Kavanaugh Confirmation, the Dems Got What they Wanted

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Man am I getting tired of write and talking about Senate confirmation hearings, Brett Kavanaugh, and phony witnesses. But as I stated before, this saga is sucking the oxygen out of most everything else happening.

And – Yeah, I said it! In case you missed it, I’ll say it again! Phony witnesses.

At one point, just a few days ago, I thought that Ms. Ford might be telling the truth about being attacked at a party when she was a teenager. Not by Kavanaugh. I never believed that, but I thought she may have been traumatized by someone decades ago.

But now that it has turned entirely into a circus complete with a clown, played by smarmy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, I frankly don’t believe any of them, and won’t, even if the Queen Mother recalls being attacked by the judge.

This is sadly what the dems wanted. From the start, they’ve desired to make this process so painful that Kavanaugh would never go the distance. Unfortunately it looks like they chose the wrong guy to attempt to Bork. 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

Defunct Ringling Bros. Circus Finds a New Home at the Senate Hearings

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yes, there were Elephants and Donkeys and an over abundance of clowns. And although I didn’t see a bearded lady, she may have been in the audience with the other rabble-rousers. However, today the bearded lady would more likely be classified as transgender – Grizzly Adams in a dress.

Those viewing this train wreck will learn little about supreme Court Candidate Brett Kavanaugh, beyond that he is the second coming of Darth Vader. The democrats will see to that. In other words this is an entirely scripted event, right down to the radical leftist protestors.

From what I understand, there was/is a long line of loud obnoxious protesters standing in the hallway adjacent to the hearing chamber just waiting for their turn to gain entrance and disrupt the supposed proceedings. When one gets hauled away, there is another to take their place. And all orchestrated by desperate democrats.

And I don’t know this for sure, but I’ll wager that some, if not all are paid protesters – bought and paid for by the usual suspects like, whom else but George Soros, through one of his many Open Society shell organizations. read more

WND Exclusive – How the Founders Failed to Prevent Judicial Activism

Dan “bag-a-donuts” Bongino was filling in on the Mark Levin radio program this past Wednesday. For those unfamiliar, bag-a-donuts is Dan’s “catch phrase.” He uses it to describe the “everyman.”

I love this guy, because he is the everyman. He’s smart but plainspoken, like a lot of us.

He was speaking of his confusion regarding the left. They claim, he says, to be so concerned that if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, Roe v Wade instantly will be overturned – like the next day or something.

And Dan asks, if the left really thinks abortion on demand is settled law, why should they worry? read more

Is Brett Kavanaugh the Best of the Best?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Supreme Court Justices are said to be the best of the best. This should make a President’s selection relatively easy.

Brett Kavanaugh may end up being that guy. And therein lies the rub – the fact that he “may” be the one – or he may not.

So why do I say this should be an easy job for any President? Let me lay it out.

A President compiles a list of candidates, which Trump did. He should then take a look at the Justices job description and make his selection from candidates that best fit the description.

In short, the supreme Court job description is what the oath of office describes. There are two oaths of office a Justice make choose to recite.

The first, and truncated version, is the traditional oath (albeit updated in 1990), which reads: “I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.” read more

A Constitutionalist’s Take on Supreme Court Nominee

from Conservative Review:

Putting Kavanaugh in perspective: The positives and the concerns

Who would have thought that in 2012 we’d nominate the godfather of Obamacare to run against Obama in the presidential election? Probably the same person who would have predicted Trump would nominate the man who crafted the foundation of Roberts’ “Obamacare is a tax” premise on the lower court. Yet here we are, with Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as the next Supreme Court nominee. He’s undoubtedly much better than the man he is replacing, but he’s unlikely to be the Clarence Thomas we need at this juncture.

Kavanaugh was always considered the front-runner from day one by the D.C. legal elites. Mike Lee was never seriously considered. I’m all for moving Kennedy’s seat to the right, but if the legal elites in the Republican Party will do nothing to fight judicial supremacy other than “appoint good judges,” shouldn’t we find the best? read more

WND Exclusive – There’s Only 1 Choice for Supreme Court Justice

The problem a president has with any court nominee is transparency. Until your choice actually begins ruling on cases, you can never be sure he or she was what you imagined them to be. By that time, as we know, it’s too late. As these are lifetime appointments, he and we are stuck with them, many times suffering disastrous consequences of a wrong choice.

Recent history is replete with Republican “wrong” choices, from David Souter to John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor and, of course, Mr. swing-vote, Anthony Kennedy.

We cannot afford to replace Anthony Kennedy with another Anthony Kennedy, or worse. read more

New Internet Taxes Will be a Killer

from IBD:

Supreme Court Opens The Door To Internet Taxes — What Comes Next Could Be A Lot Worse

Whatever you think about the issue of taxing internet sales, the simple fact is that the Supreme Court has just guaranteed that people across the country will now be paying more in state taxes. It’s hard for us to see how this is good news.

In its 5-4 decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, the court overturned two previous rulings that prevented states from taxing sales of out-of-state companies. That meant a catalog company based in Maine didn’t have to navigate 45 state sales-tax laws to figure out how much each customer owed, and then remit that money to the right states. read more