Trump – the Sour Patch President

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The world may actually melt down due to Donald Trump’s harsh words of our intelligence community and at the same time, praise of Vladimir Putin.

As an aside – isn’t it funny how the left are all of the sudden the greatest boosters of the American intelligence community, when back in the Bush era the left couldn’t lambast them enough for dragging us into the Iraq war under false pretences. Yet now they’re unassailable. Just thought that illuminating.

Back to that fiend Trump.

There’s a TV commercial that’s been airing recently – either on Netflix or Amazon. Anywho, it’s for a candy. They call it Sour Patch candy. My kids used to eat it. The commercial describes the candy as, “first they’re sour, then they’re sweet.” First the candy, which is animated in the commercial, does something bad (sour), but then follows up by doing something good (sweet). That’s Trump.
And this silly candy analogy could very well have described the day between the two leaders. Trump could have taken Putin to the woodshed during their private meeting, and then followed up the lashing with effusive public praise. How the heck do we know? read more

Video Podcast – Russia Indictments – Universal Basic Income is a Crock

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Today I discuss briefly why the Mueller indictments of Russian “Agents” is a monumental waste of time. Also, regardless of whether we think they are guilty or not, an indictment is not proof of that guilt.

My main topic however, is the Mayor of Stockton California’s lame-brain idea of giving 100 lucky winners $500 a month as a Universal Basic Income. In other words, the city would provide more freebies to people who have to do nothing for it. Great idea. Let’s not teach anyone to fish, but just the give the fish away. Worst idea yet! 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

Man Explains why He’s Walking Away from the Left

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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A rather remarkable thing has begun in America. It’s an awakening of sorts. Check that. It’s not “of sorts.” It is an absolute awakening. It’s been dubbed as #Walkaway.

As most know, I, the Common Constitutionalist, was not, am not, and will never be an “Ever-Trumper.” I wholeheartedly support the president when I believe he is right and constitutional on policy, and call him out when he strays. As the saying goes: “It’s not personal – it’s just business.” Being a Never-Trumper or Ever-Trumper is just silly and irrational.

But thank heavens for president Trump and the many things he has accomplished thus far. Most have been well publicized as good or evil, but known to most nonetheless. And most leftist campaigns against him have been equally well publicized.

However, one campaign may not – at least not yet. It’s called the #Walkaway movement, and I don’t think it would have begun without Trump being elected.

Up until this last presidential election, Ronald Reagan was the most hated Republican president. Reagan was labeled as the amiable dunce by the left, and to be sure, was hated by them. But as much as they disliked Reagan’s policies, the left didn’t suffer from Reagan Derangement Syndrome. Nor did they of either George Bush. read more

Why Fewer People Trust the Main Stream Media

from Prager University:

American Media, Soviet Tactics

James O’Keefe from Project Veritas explains how the media has ceased to even pretend to be fair and unbiased when it comes to reporting on the President and Republicans.

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Video Podcast – Refusing Service – American Idol – Rosenstein – The View

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Midwest Wine & Spirits in Oklahoma City has posted a new sign in their front window announcing that all customers must pull up their pants.

Former American Idol singer Jax was treated to a rather crude and insulting tweet, all for agreeing to sing at the White House 4th of July bash.

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein was bewitched by wizard Donald Trump into writing the letter firing James Comey.

Republican strategist embraces and fawns over “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on The View. 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

Kennedy’s Retirement Sends Leftists into a Depressive State

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the United States supreme Court on July 31, 2018. Gee – you may have heard. If you haven’t, you must be living on another planet.

It took almost no time for the left to go into melt down mode. Justice Kennedy personally delivered his resignation letter to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, and by 2:01 PM, ThinkProgress had already posted a lengthy article bemoaning the fate of the nation. It’s almost as if they had prewritten it and were waiting for the announcement. Kind of like writing an obituary before the person croaks. And it was also kind of like an obituary for the progressive left. Sweet music!

Reading the ThinkProgress piece entitled, “The horrifying consequences of Justice Kennedy’s retirement,” is like conservative porn.

They begin by rehashing the 2016 presidential election and how it was stolen. When conservatives claim the left is still obsessed with and will likely never fully recover from Trump’s drubbing of Hillary, you can take it to the bank.

Reading their account is delicious and similar to how I feel when viewing a replay of a football game when, no matter happens during the game, I know that my team ultimately prevails. I mean except for this last Super Bowl.

Then they list a few of their biggest worries. First was the sacrosanct right of every American woman to murder her children – otherwise known as Roe v Wade. read more

Have We Finally Found a Democrat Red Line?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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In recent years, there has not been a red line in the sand the democrats would not cross. In foreign policy, Obama would bow and curtsy to every tin-pot thug and dictator, and give them most anything they desired of the United States. Even self-imposed “red lines” were fair game.

Domestically, nothing was too radical – no line they wouldn’t cross. And dealing with spineless Republicans made it that much easier.

But then a funny thing happened. Trump got elected and sent the left into a manic nosedive. From there, the rhetoric of the left just became more and more vitriolic. No low appeared too low for leftist politicians, pundits or “journalists.”

Then another funny thing happened. The illegal alien crossings began ramping up and we suddenly had an alien epidemic on the border. And the dems finally had their issue. They figured with their mastery of heart-string tugging, they would force The Donald to hoist with his own petard. The left had the issue to bring the “hard-line,” anti-immigrant, jingoist leader to his knees.

And for a while, it appeared to be working. But the left is nothing if not predictable. Trump didn’t cave as expected – like good Republicans should. He pushed back. Leftists can’t deal with push-back. It just makes them behave more radically unhinged. read more