Is Glenn Beck the Moses of the Right?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Broadcast pioneer Glenn Beck has done some risky things over the past several years. He left a cushy and high paying position at the Fox News Network. He had a vision of building a better mousetrap. No longer wanting to be encumbered by network politics and such, he left the security (and shackles) of Fox to build The Blaze, which is fast becoming a wholly independent media empire, offering all original content on Radio, TV and the internet.

Not many people would have the guts to attempt such a thing, but Beck appears to be a bit of a visionary in this regard. Now others have followed the path he has mapped, like Newsmax, PJ Media and the latest, Levin TV.

Beck predicted it would be a success and so far, he’s not wrong.

He’s also made plenty of other predictions that, through a combination of tireless research and maybe even some divine guidance, have also come true. In 1999 he told his radio audience that bin Laden would attack America. In 2004 he warned of both the housing bubble and the 2008 banking crisis. That same year he spoke of the Twelve Imam and the rise of the Mahdi in Iran. He was the only talking about it at the time.

He is the first to admit that he’s no good when it comes to timetables – just that these things will occur at some future date, barring substantial change. For this, many have just chalked him up as just that crazy, weepy, religious zealot – that Mormon. read more

Trump’s Seeming Incomprehension of State Primaries is a Big Red Flag

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Why are the Trumpists so angry at Cruz? In fact, doesn’t it seem like they are always angry at something or someone? It’s true. It’s either “lyin’ Ted,” the Washington insiders, the press, which is bit surprising considering how much free air time he is given, or whatever. It almost appears Svengali Trump has figured out that he must continually invent new villains to keep his followers amped up. This reminds me a bit of the leaders of the hard left, who must keep some form of “The Man” in perpetuity, holding down the oppressed democrat faithful, who are then told they must “struggle” against.

After Ted’s sweep of Colorado, Trump and his drones began screeching that Cruz has cheated and stole the state’s delegates. Now he is not just lyin’ Ted, but also cheatin’ Ted. As if Cruz and his people snuck in under cover of darkness, swung a gold pocket watch in front of the delegates and told them, “when I snap my fingers you will all commit to me.”

The Trump campaign, such that it is, may not like how Colorado set things up – heck I think it is stupid too, but it’s not the state – it’s the Republican State Committee – it’s the party – a private entity who set it up and they are perfectly within their rights to do so. read more

Trump and His People Should Really Learn the Rules

by: the Common Constitutionalist

No one has the right to whine about changing the Republican convention rules. Okay, they have every right to whine. The Trumpists can complain all they like, but they have no right to demand the rules be changed. Unlike Obamacare or the TPP, the convention rules have never been hidden. They are accessible to anyone and everyone who enters this arena should darn well know them – chapter and verse. If they don’t – shame on them. So to start whining about the rules now is a bit disingenuous and juvenile. But that’s par for the course in this campaign.

These present convention rules have been in place since before Trump was a Republican. Yes, it’s true. In 2001 Trump was registered as a democrat. Then in 2009 he registered as a Republican. What else happened in 2009? That’s right – it’s the year Trump said that Obama “has the mark of a strong leader” and said Obama’s comments on the economy “have led me to believe that he understands how the economy works on a comprehensive level. I think that he’s really doing a nice job in terms of representation of this country. And he represents such a large part of the country. I think he’s doing a really good job.”

For Trump to say such things shows the mark of man with good judgment and an awareness of the world around him, considering 2009 was also the year of the Obama “Apology Tour,” where The One traveled the world telling every nation who would listen how terrible America was and is. What a great representative of our country. Way to go Donald. read more

Conservatives Are Catching On to the Talk Show Double-Tongues

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Well, I have to tell you – I thought very few of us real conservatives recognized the apparent waffling and double-speak by big-time national Talk Radio hosts regarding Donald Trump. But evidently this is becoming a growing issue and frankly it’s nice to see. Independent-minded true Constitution-first conservatives are beginning to call out these hosts.

I’m speaking of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Since they have been on the air, I’ve described these two as unwavering defenders of the Constitution. I, like millions of you, have faithfully listened and agreed with most of their views. They’ve always been straight shooting, honest brokers of the right – and what is right. They say what they mean and mean what they say – which, even if we don’t agree on everything, is all you can ask of anyone.

Along came Glenn Beck and Mark Levin and I thought – great – now conservatism owns the airwaves. From morning through night, we can now count on a like-minded voice in the wilderness of otherwise liberal media. They each have their own unique way of cutting through the bull from liberals and progressive, establishment Republicans. The big four have seen us through political season after political season, giving no quarter to the left or mushy moderate right.

Then came the 2016 Presidential Primary and things began to change. The field was chock-full of candidates – most not having a prayer from the start. But it was and excellent group of people – some with a history and some virtual political unknowns.

The Republican electorate instantly began to gravitate toward these outsiders as they said all the right things – things we never heard the political class say. The non-politician outsiders Trump, Carson and Fiorina took off leaving all but one, Ted Cruz, behind. read more

Establishment Hacks Line Up for Cruz Apology

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s been reported that the old guard of establishment Republicans have asked Ted Cruz to be the one to mend fences in order to garner their support. Some might rather call them the senior statesmen of the GOP. Well, they are definitely “senior,” but hardly “statesmen.”

It was first reported by CNN this past Tuesday, roughly two weeks after Senator John Cornyn called Cruz following his UUGE victory in Texas on March 1st, to broach the topic of Cruz speaking to the Senate GOP Conference for calling out Mitch McConnell as the lying sack of **** that he is.

Does anyone else find it odd that we’re just hearing about this now and that it appeared to be leaked to CNN and not some conservative journal? I’m just asking.

Could it be that they waited until Super-Duper Tuesday, wanting first to see how the candidates fared? Could one then surmise that the thinking of the establishment, to make this public, may now be that they have some leverage against Cruz to fall in line in order to win their backing and thus the nomination? This kind of thinking I would not put past them, for surely this is what any one of them would do. After one sells his or her soul, what’s a little apology. read more

The Rest Must Step Aside and Support Ted Cruz

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On his radio show Wednesday morning, Glenn and his posse, Pat, Stu and Jeffy, did a recap of the Super Tuesday results. Everyone now knows that despite Trump winning 7 States, his night was not the runaway success he predicted and that pundits touted the day after.

As it stands today, before this weekend’s five primaries, the delegate count is relatively close – less than 100 delegates separate Trump and Cruz. Then there are the other three, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Combined, the bottom three doesn’t even come close to Cruz’s delegate count, much less Trump’s.

So that would lead any thinking person to conclude that there is, as Ben Carson said, “no way forward” for any of these three. Try as he may, Rubio can attempt to put lipstick on his pig of a campaign, but it won’t change the facts. And they are that there is no way for him to win.

Carson has admitted his campaign is going nowhere, yet we must wait until today for an official announcement during his speech at CPAC – I guess. Everyone expects him to announce – but with this guy – who knows. It’s very odd. One would expect most of his votes would revert to Cruz, but again – who knows. read more

The Impact of the South Carolina Primary

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday I was in the car with my youngest son, the budding political pundit. We were discussing the fallout of the latest Republican primary in South Carolina. Surprisingly, he is a Ted Cruz guy also. I don’t know where he got that from.

He like me doesn’t understand the results in South Carolina with Trump winning overwhelmingly, Rubio taking second, just eking out Ted Cruz who dropped to third place. But he’s a kid and is looking for answers. Whatever the reason, he seems to think I have them all, at least as far as politics goes. Again, I don’t know what gave him that idea.

The conversation began with Donald Trump of course. He said that he couldn’t understand why so many people were voting for Trump. He remembered me making a loose correlation between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, but couldn’t remember what it was all about. I told him that I certainly didn’t think that if Donald Trump was elected he would become the next Hitler and America would be turned into the next Third Reich.

No, I explained that it was both Hitler’s and Trump’s cult of personality that people are drawn to – that Hitler was really a combination of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – you know – but without the whole mass extermination thing.

Hitler came to power after the collapse of the post-World War I Weimar Republic. The country was in a deep depression and the morale and outlook of the people was at an all-time low. The German people were angry and frightened, looking for leadership whom they found in Adolf Hitler, with his soaring rhetoric and propaganda. He, like Sanders and Trump, promised the world to the German people. read more

Podcast – Supreme Courts Freezes EPA Clean Power Plan – Free Form Politics

In this week’s episode I discuss another razor-thin, 5-4 Supreme Court decision to freeze Obama’s Clean Power Plan while they decide if it is legal to ruin what’s left of the coal industry and further reduce greenhouse gasses.

In the Free Form Politics segment I go noteless and just speak extemporaneously about the candidates, who’s courting whom, who’s dissing whom, and why the supporters of one candidate are different from the rest. read more

With The Supreme Court in the Balance – This Election is No Joke

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s on to South Carolina. Yes, the presidential primary, which has been dragging on since the day after Obama was elected to his second term, is finally in full swing. All the candidates are jockeying for position – all the nonsense we’ve had to endure is finally coming into view.

And now with the recent exit of two more on the Republican side, Christie and Fiorina, we are down to a much more reasonable six candidates. Its actually only five – Carson is out – he just hasn’t announced it yet. Oh, I almost forgot Jim Gilmore. He may a force going forward. After all, he did garner 125 votes in the New Hampshire primary, although that was about half the 240 votes that Vermin Supreme received on the democrat side. But what democrat wouldn’t vote for a guy who looks like a Viking and wears a boot on his head. Sounds like a mainstream democrat, or a college professor.

On the democrat side the race has and will continue to be focused on who can give away more of our money to those who have not earned it or are otherwise undeserving. On the right, the issues are a bit more diverse, or at least more defined.

Our candidates quibble over their varying views on Obamacare, immigration, taxes and spending. Yet something has gone virtually unmentioned throughout this campaign. We haven’t heard it out on the stump (much) and the debates appear bereft of questions from the moderators. I am speaking of the black-robed 800 lb. Gorillas in the room – the Supreme Court. read more

My Thoughts On Iowa

by: the Common Constitutionalist

**UPDATE** It’s beginning to look more like the Cruz people may actually have been right about Carson – in repeating the CNN report of the Doctor. There’s definitely something fishy going on at the Carson campaign.


 

 

Obviously the big news is the Cruz victory and the Trump loss. The lead up to the caucuses was that Cruz must win Iowa and that if Trump won, he could run the table. Well, that didn’t happen. That’s not to say it still can’t going forward.

The Iowa race was rather exiting and not without a few controversies. Of course we all know about the great Hillary, Heads I win, Tails you lose coin toss. She is one lucky woman – winning all six tosses in a row. On a lark, I grabbed a quarter and flipped it six times as they did to decide the State election. I attempted 20 rounds of six flips. Each time I chose heads. Not once did I achieve six for six. Read what you will into that.

Then there is the dust-up between the Cruz and Carson campaigns. CNN reported that after the Iowa race had concluded, Ben Carson would not go directly to either New Hampshire or South Carolina, as it appears all other candidates are doing. Rather that he would fly home to Florida.

Apparently this was enough news for Cruz staffer Spence Rogers to email: “Breaking News. The press is reporting that Dr. Ben Carson is taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week. Please inform any Carson caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz.”

Then it was off to the races, as the erroneous report developed a life of its own. At 7:00 PM the official Ted Cruz mobile app sent out a message that “CNN is reporting that Ben Carson will stop campaigning after Iowa,” the alert read. “Make sure to tell all of your peers at the caucus supporting Carson that they should coalesce around the true conservative who will be in the race for the long haul: TED CRUZ!” read more