Like ObamaCare – Bernie’s Medicare-For-All will Cost You

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Did you hear the good news? The left appears to be giving up on single-payer healthcare – or at least is one leftist.

Okay – not quite. Actually not at all. Socialist front man, and member of the richest 1 percent, Bernie Sanders, who has pushed single-payer for a while now, no longer speaks of it.

Sanders now trumpets Medicare-for-all. It’s the same thing. He just changed the name to something probably focus-group tested that sounds more attractive. Bernie wishes “to provide quality care to all, in a cost effective way.” He states that, “while your taxes may [will] go up to pay for this publicly funded program, that expense will be more than offset by the money you are saving by the elimination of private insurance.”

By saying it’s publicly funded, it sounds like he’s selling it as free healthcare for all – and I’ll guarantee you, this is what his followers are hearing. Well, it’s not free. He never says anything about how much the “free” government system will cost you and me. Anyone currently on Medicare can confirm it is hardly “free.”

First, as Sanders admits, are increased taxes. How much will this be? No one knows. Know one can possibly know. Just be assured that it will be significant. read more

The Left Should be Tried for Inciting Violence

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Growing up – most of us were taught that sticks and stones will break our bones, but words can never hurt us. Well, not anymore.

Words, we are told, lead to violence, and on college campuses, it seems words are violence itself.

Although I don’t subscribe to this view, I suppose some can think it true in some instances. It certainly happened in the much publicized case of the then teenage girl who convinced her teenage boyfriend to off himself by means of a car (or truck) exhaust.

We on the right say that this is ridiculous. It may have been the girl’s prodding, but it was the boy’s choice and only his, to act on her insistences. No one forced him to listen to her blather. No one forced him to act.

He and he alone is responsible for his actions – not her. But of course we know by now that this is not how it went down. The girl was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, for talking the weak-willed boy into action. Pathetic!

In a real world filled with reasonable people, this case would have never seen the light of day. A judge would have tossed it out telling the plaintiff to grow up. It was no ones fault but his own. read more

Podcast – My Answers to Some of the Cruz v Sanders Debate Questions

Although I found the Obamacare debate between the Constitutionalist Ted Cruz and the commie Bernie Sanders highly entertaining and informative, I thought there were points that could have been made, but were not.

I share a few of these, presented by me, in my own less than articulate (compared to Cruz) and impolitic way.

After listening, you will agree with me – that I could not get elected dog catcher. read more

Lee Has Advice for Cruz

Mike Lee tweets Ted Cruz a hilarious video to prepare for Bernie Sanders debate

Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (R)and Senator Mike Lee of R-UT attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 7, 2013. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

In a very funny video posted on the Twitter account of Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), he gives Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) some help preparing for his debate with Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) set for Tuesday evening on CNN. read more

Leftists Go Nuts at the Thought of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The intolerance of the “tolerant” left has never been more evident than during the many cabinet hearings this year. The democrat vitriol has been on full display in virtual every hearing, but possibly none more contentious than that of nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Although it may be a toss-up between her and Jeff Sessions – a 1 and 1-A type of thing.

Let me go on record, saying emphatically, that there should be no education Secretary, because there should be no federal Department of Education.

But since there is, and it doesn’t appear President Trump has any design to dump it, we must have someone to run it, so Trump has chosen the multibillionaire DeVos, as the left prefers to describe her.

Radical leftists have lost their minds over DeVos. The College Fix reported  on a Facebook post by UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former labor secretary under Bill Clinton and senior whack-job of MoveOn.org saying: “DeVos knows nothing about public education, cares nothing for public education, has never even been publicly-educated, and appears to have learned nothing in her briefings for the hearing. If she’s confirmed, anyone can be confirmed for anything.”

Well, knowing nothing more than this, she has my endorsement. But Reich isn’t too far off, regarding his comment that the Senate will confirm anyone for anything. read more

Barack Obama – The Pragmatic Progressive

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday the Guardian.com posted an article entitled, “The pragmatic progressive: what sets Obama apart from Bernie Sanders.”

They kind of throw Sanders under the bus – not for being too progressive, but for not being “pragmatic,” like our dear president.

First, let me define pragmatic. It is, “of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations.”

The article begins by paraphrasing Sanders calling out both Hillary and Obama. “The status quo has been woefully insufficient, he argues, not simply because of Republican obstruction but also thanks to the complicity of the Democratic establishment. That establishment includes Hillary Clinton and the current occupant of the White House.”

Yet one might describe a pragmatic person as someone who accepts compromise – gets what he can “practically” get and lives with the rest. This hardly describes Obama, unless pragmatism suddenly means to get “practically” anything and everything he wanted.

According to the Guardian, this appears to be the reason why the equally progressive Obama has succeeded where Bernie has evidently failed – although Sanders hasn’t really failed, as he brought millions of dimwitted, ignorant of history, communist want-to-be’s out of the shadows. read more

Ted Cruz Versus Bernie Sanders Will Settle Things Once and for All

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Although polar opposites on every known and unknown political and social issue, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders both have one important thing in common. They are both hated by their respective party elites.

The hatred for Cruz is obvious and palpable. Everyone who follows this stuff knows. But no Democrat has come out and proclaimed enmity toward Sanders. But it must be the case. The Democrat elite are not true socialist believers. They are statists who only wish to run the American Politburo. They don’t care, as does Sanders, about the little people. They may not come out and condemn him, but believe you me, behind closed doors, they’re scrambling to try to stop him. The Democrats elites are “Feelin the Bern!”Bern

No one, me included, thought at any time the fossilized socialist hippie from Vermont had any chance of unseating Hillary Clinton. But now I’m starting to wonder. Sanders is drawing tens of thousands of supporters in stadiums across the country to hear and cheer his workers-of-the-world-unite diatribe. It’s all utopian nonsense, but he enthusiastically believes it and the woefully informed Democrat base, of which there are already far too many, believe him and trust him.

They can tell he’s not selling them a disingenuous line of crap, as the other Democrats do. He truly believes in the socialist model for America.

And unlike the Republicans, these Democrats don’t care that he has no real executive experience. After all, he doesn’t need any. He has the instruction manual for the perfect society in the writings of Marx and Engels and Thomas Friedman and Robert B Reich. read more

If It’s Hillary or Bust – Dems Will Choose Bust

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Can you feel it? Can you feel the disturbance in the force – the dark side? Yes, the Democrat party is beginning to descend into panic mode. Oh sure, like in the antiperspirant ads, they’re not going to allow us to see them sweat, but the Democrat kingmakers have to be closing in on desperation.

They are running out of time, and as has been said, they have no bench – no one to go to if Hillary falters. From the beginning, it was apparently Hillary Clinton or bust.

Now those on both sides have concluded that Hillary will probably not make it to the finish line. And to this I say, welcome aboard. Not to toot my own horn, but regular readers know I have been predicting the inevitable downfall of Clinton from almost day one.

It’s taken some time and a lot of scandal, and she still may whether this, but I’ll stand by my original assessment and say, she will not be the Democrat candidate.

See, Hillary now has two problems. Originally, it was that she is almost universally disliked. Unlike her husband, who everyone knows is a bag of dirt, but still inexplicably likable, she is the polar opposite of Bill. No one likes Hillary. Sure, she has her loyal supporters and backers, but that doesn’t mean they like her. read more