Time to Reintroduce the Ten Tenets of Conservatism

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Scroll Down for Audio Version

It’s been a rather odd year – politically speaking.

Although entirely predictable, the rise of the “Democratic Socialist” has taken many by surprise. And even more surprising to some is they’ve not just won democrat primaries, but dethroned some old dogs and forced the democrat hierarchy to lurch even further left, lest they suffer the same fate.

However, not too long ago, the dems were singing a different tune. In reaction to a 2009 Newsweek cover entitled, “We Are Socialists Now,” Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) at a town hall meeting in 2010 exclaimed that, “I don’t think anybody in this country believes in socialism. I don’t know ’em, and I don’t hang out with ’em, but maybe you do.”

Can’t hardly say that anymore, can you Carol. My how things have changed in just eight short years.

But this article isn’t really about the democrats. It’s more about Republicans and what we can do to combat the onset of socialist lunacy. read more

The Alt-Right is Not Right – It’s Left

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Scroll Down for Audio Version

What exactly is the Alt-Right? We hear the term batted about a lot recently.

In November, 2016, USA Today, or McPaper (h/t: Jay Severin) attempted to explain the alt-right movement. “The alt-right — short for “alternative right” — is a movement that bucks mainstream conservatism,” writes USA Today. I guess it does!

They add that, “The Southern Poverty Law Center, an anti-hate organization, says the group’s main focus is ‘white identity’ and to preserve ‘western civilization,’ but how they go about calling for that is broad.”

Allow me to more accurately phrase that last sentence. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a black separatist group with a butt-load of cash (an operating budget of $45 million and an endowment in excess of $300 million), who labels every group who doesn’t tow their radical line as a hate group, defines the alt-right as focusing on white identity, or white nationalism.”

If this is the case, and it appears to be, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has by its own definition, proven that the alt-right isn’t right at all. It also disproves the claim that the group could even be remotely tied to “conservatism.” One of the pillars of conservatism is “The Golden Rule,” which automatically precludes white nationalism or racial supremacy of any kind.

According to McPaper, the white nationalist/supremacist Richard Spencer coined the term in 2008. If he uses the term alt-right to identify himself and his fellow believers – this begs a question? 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

For the 2016 Election – Time to Revisit the 10 Cannots

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The 2016 presidential election season has begun and already the left is attacking the Republicans.

walker dunceThey have already begun to tear down our more conservative presidential candidates. Popular Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has been atop most polls recently, is a perfect example, with the lefts lame attempt to cast him as a dunce due to not completing college. Evidently that has really hindered him as the chief executive of a large state.

Simultaneously, leftist insiders are feeding the press with what they believe to be winning issues for the Democrats. One such issue is income inequality, which we’ve already heard Obama pushing.

Last week the LA Times wrote a piece entitled “Income inequality emerges as a key issue in 2016 presidential campaign.” Has it really? Of course it has, because the left feels it’s a winning issue.

The Times writes that voters have noticed the income gap and cites a Gallup poll released the week prior showing “two thirds of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the way income and wealth are distributed in the U.S.” read more

What’s Ann Been Smokin?

What’s Happened to Ann Coulter?
From Godfather Politics:

On a Sunday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter tried unsuccessfully to explain why Romney got beaten by Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary. Here’s what she said:

“Apparently, South Carolinians would rather have the emotional satisfaction of a snotty remark toward the president than to beat Obama in the fall.”

When I first heard this, I thought the article was about Catherine Coulter, the mystery writer.

Ann Coulter is the queen of the “snotty remark.” Her entire career has been built on the quick retort, the turn of a clever phrase, and buckets of snotty remarks. Coulter is the epitome of the put down. She has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do.”

Consider some of her books: Slander, Treason, and Godless. They are appropriately snotty titles. Maybe Coulter
doesn’t like the competition from a politician who can out-snot her.

Who is Coulter supporting? Romney. You all know the run-down on Romney. This is not to say that Gingrich doesn’t have his own load of excess baggage. What many people like about Gingrich is that he’s not afraid to take on the media.

Something has happened to Coulter in the past year or two. She began to move leftward. Maybe she was trying to broaden her speaking options. She used to get pies in the face by liberal groups. Now she’s invited to speak at their conferences.

For example, she spoke at GOProud’s HOMOCON
2010. This engagement resulted in her removal from World Net Daily’s “Taking America Back” conference. It is unfortunate that Coulter is willing to be a vehicle of legitimacy for a group that certainly goes against the foundation of conservatism.

Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, had this to say about the incident:

“Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about ‘taking America back’ when she clearly does not recognize that the ideals to be espoused there simply do not include the radical and very ‘unconservative’ agenda represented by GOProud. The drift of the conservative movement to a brand of materialistic libertarianism is one of the main reasons we planned this conference from the beginning.”

Asked by Farah why she was speaking to GOProud, Coulter said: “They hired me to give a speech, so I’m giving a speech. I do it all the time.”

She went on to say, “I speak to a lot of groups and do not endorse them. I speak at Harvard and I certainly don’t endorse their views. I’ve spoken to Democratic groups and liberal Republican groups that loooove abortion.”

Soon after, Coulter joined the board of the pro-homosexual GOProud. “I am honored to serve in this capacity on GOProud’s Advisory Council, and look forward to being the queen of fabulous,” Coulter said in a statement.

Coulter can’t be trusted as a reliable conservative voice.