WND Exclusive – Rush Limbaugh’s Red-line Warning to Trump

The world is a better place today. Now this may seem callous considering the latest mass shooting. Believe me – I feel for all who were involved and fell victim to that evil S.O.B.

However, that is a discussion for another time, when cooler heads might prevail.

No, I’m talking about my satisfaction to learn that one of my favorite conservatives for the past few decades hasn’t completely succumbed to the lure of the train whistle calling to all conservatives – the whistle that beckons us to shelve all our ideals and voluntarily lock ourselves in one of the Trump Train’s cattle cars. As I’ve stated numerous times – I like what Trump has done, but unlike some, I will never be “all in.” read more

Podcast – Racist and Wrong Constituents – ICE Sweeps Los Angeles – Cruz Visits Fox and Friends

by Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

New York democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand describes her own constituents – the ones who elected her to the Senate – as racist and wrong regarding gun control and illegal immigration. Funny thing though – she used to have views on both, maybe even to right of President Trump. Now she is the puppet of her master, Chuck Schumer

ICE did an immigration sweep of Los Angeles and netted 100 illegals. Only 100? Hey – gotta start somewhere. California politicians are not happy as their cities and now entire State is an illegal alien sanctuary.

Ted Cruz entered the Lion’s den when he visited what turned out to be a hostile environment on Fox & Friends. The hosts were not happy when he described Trump’s position as being to the left of democrats. Cruz schooled them, but things did go well. read more

What Happened to Sean “Penny Plan” Hannity

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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This upsets me, but if we are to remain true to conservative ideals, we must be prepared to call those who appear to have abandoned them.

In early July, 2011, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district, Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy (cool name), better known as Connie Mack IV, introduced a government spending plan called the Mack Penny Plan.

Mack served in Congress from 2004-2013.

More precisely, Mack Penny was a plan to cut government spending. Unlike virtually all things in government, his plan was quite simple. For every dollar of proposed spending, the plan would take away one penny of spending. So instead of the government spending that dollar, they would receive 99 cents to spend. See – simple.

In August of that year, FreedomWorks wrote that, “The Penny Plan would require Congress to cut just one penny out of each dollar it spends every year for six years. These gradual cuts over the next six years will balance the federal budget.”

If it were enacted it would have, “capped Overall Spending at 18 Percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Starting in Fiscal Year 2018, Reduce Overall Federal Spending by $7.5 trillion over the Next Ten Years, Would Balance the Federal Budget by 2019 and End Washington’s Unprecedented Spending Spree.” read more

Tax and Spend GOP

from Conservative Review:

Pain at the pump! GOP considers gas tax increase

On Monday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to announce a “big week for Infrastructure” (again) as the administration is set to roll out a $1.5 trillion plan to invest in American infrastructure. The administration claims that by relying on state and local governments, and with reductions in the federal budget, the cost to the federal government will be just $200 billion. read more

Limbaugh’s Thoughts on the latest Budget Agreement

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Listening to Rush Limbaugh on Friday had me confused. He’s always been the voice of the right, giving voice to our thoughts. But it appears since this past presidential election, at least to me, that he is putting the voice of Trump and his supporters ahead of what we knew he has always been – a no-nonsense, small government, frugal conservative.

He has always been the man we could count on to hold everyone accountable for their actions and votes, if they happened to veer away from espoused conservative principles.

Yet Rush doesn’t appear to me to ever be critical of the President, even as Trump signs onto a massive spending increase or offers up amnesty to millions.

I discuss all of this rather uncomfortable topic. And believe me – I hate doing it. read more

Republicans Fiscal Hawks – Oh Please!

from the Daily Wire:

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: Government Shutdown Begins And Ends, Republican Congress Authorizes Trillion-Dollar Deficit

Unicorns.

Leprechauns.

Fiscal conservatives.

All of these are figments of the imagination. But fiscal conservatives continue to haunt the darkened hallways of American politics, every so often materializing to shout “BOO!” at the party in power, only to recede into the shadows as soon as they are called upon to actually govern. How else to explain the sheer cowardice of a Republican Party that just passed a massive budget increase, then cheered it as the very model of a modern budget victory?

ABC News breaks down the bill: read more

We Know How Great our Military is – We Don’t Need a Parade to Prove it

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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President Trump says he has an interest in a military parade in Washington D.C. sometime in the future.Image result for military parade

Fox Business reported on it.

“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

First, I don’t think it really serves any purpose. Those who love and respect the military already do, and show it as often as we can – and you’re not going to change the minds of leftists. Also, in my humble opinion – those who can’t fight, parade, those who can, don’t need to parade.

Personally I hated wearing my dress uniforms. Heck, I don’t care for wearing a civilian suit. Most of our military are lunch-pail, fatigue wearing fighting men and women. They are not accustomed to goose-stepping down some city street like so many dancing monkeys, on display for their civilian overlords. read more

Have the Democrats Introduced an Immigration Overton Window Scenario

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Conservatives constantly complain about a lack of transparency in Washington, and for good reason. Just look at the MuellerImage result for McCain Coons investigation, the FBI and FISA. But on at least one issue, things are as transparent as they can be.

This issue is immigration and the transparency is John McCain’s white-hot hatred of Donald Trump. McCain will not miss a single opportunity to stick a finger in the eye of Trump, regardless of the damage to his Party and especially the nation.

And so it is yet again as the great Maverick of the Senate, John McCain, joined forces with democrat Chris Coons to introduce their own “bipartisan” immigration proposal.

Bipartisan is supposed to mean working together and compromising, when needed, for the good of the whole. Yet we should know by now, bipartisan in Washington bears no resemblance to the real world. D.C. bipartisanship means only that Republicans cave to the immediate demands of democrats, trusting the untrustworthy dems to follow through with whatever vague promise they make of maybe giving the right a little of what they want later. And we also know that later never comes. read more

WND Exclusive – TRUMP’S TRANSFORMATION FROM CARICATURE TO STATESMAN

OK, everyone has said their peace regarding the State of the Union speech. I guess it’s my turn.

I must admit that I was dreading that night. I was so close to not even watching it. I never cared for Trump’s voice, his inflection, his mannerisms, his facial expressions. There was pretty much nothing I liked along those lines.

I had also prejudged the speech – figuring I knew what he was going to say and how he would act. So why even watch? But I decided to suck it up and watch it anyway. I’m glad I did. This was not campaign Trump or rookie Trump. This was our president and a statesman. read more

Video Podcast – How is Trump’s Economy Doing?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Today I discuss that the left has been attempting to downplay the startling Trump economic recover by saying that, “See, he didn’t the 3% growth target we were meant to expect.”

Yes, the economy that staggered along at 1.nothing percent to negative percent growth under 8 years of Obama has been eclipsed in short order by 2.3-2.6% growth, and this is somehow disappointing.

I discuss why the huge one day point drop in the Dow is not as big a deal as many would have us think.

And in my financial tip of the day, which is my only tip of the day, I discuss how Federal Reserve interest rate hikes will affect credit card debt and payments, and what to do about it read more