Has Trump Scored Another Win with his EPA Selection

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Trump appears to be scoring a lot of points with the right, regarding his recent Cabinet selections. Just days after he selected Dr. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), he appears to have scored another potential winner. To learn more of Dr. Price, you may link to my article profiling him here.

This latest Trump selection is for the business and industry-killing Cabinet position of head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As we know, the EPA has done more than practically any other agency to set back the American economy and kill any attempted recovery. The current Director, Gina McCarthy, is a radical environmentalist with, amongst other things, a stated goal of killing off the entire American coal industry, not to mention oil, fracking, and any other industry she finds objectionable.

Her regulatory authoritarianism has been virtually unmatched and unchallenged. And she is evidently far from done. McCarthy is going down swinging in the waning hours of the Obama reign. I recently quoted her as saying: “As I’ve mentioned to you before, we’re running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wrote agency employees the day after the Nov. 8 election. “Thank you for taking that run with me. I’m looking forward to all the progress that still lies ahead.” read more

Are Trump and Universities Headed for a Mexican Standoff?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Things are going to get very interesting, very quickly. At virtually ever post-election speech, Donald Trump continues to emphasize the point of building the wall along our Southern border. He has also reiterated his hard-line stance of ending sanctuary cities. And he’s not the only one. States are following his lead.

On December 1st, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted  that, “Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities. I will cut funding for any state campus if it establishes sanctuary status.”

Two days later, Georgia lawmaker, Earl Ehrhart, said he plans to propose “legislation to defund Universities shielding illegals.”

Meanwhile, major and prestigious universities are girding their loins in preparation for a government crackdown. Harvard University and the University of California have formally announced that they will not comply should Trump follow through with this threat – which, by the way, is not a threat. What it is, is a decision by the president-elect to finally enforce Constitutional and legally passed federal immigration laws. read more

Is the Trump Deal with Carrier a Good Thing

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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“The holidays came early this year for workers at a Carrier furnace plant in Indiana, who learned on Tuesday that 800 of their jobs would not be moving to Mexico after all,” wrote the New York Times.

Trump and VP-elect Mike Pence, who is still governor of Indiana, “cut a deal with Carrier, a division of United Technologies, to keep the jobs in the state.”

Although the deal has been widely publicized, the specific terms have not, beyond claiming that, “the State of Indiana has reportedly offered the company $7 million in tax breaks over 10 years to keep the jobs in the state.”

It’s interesting that, so far, no one on the right appears to be curious about the details of the meeting or the deal – just that Trump saved 800 or so American jobs, while those on the left, like the New York Times, are too busy trying to convince us that the jobs were saved by government.

Those on the right are correct. Without the Trump/Pence intervention, these 800 jobs would be lost. However, as much as it pains me to say that the New York Times is also correct, they write, “In making the deal, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence have embraced the idea that the government does indeed have a role to play in the free market.” read more

Leftist Proposes that Graduates Refuse to Pay all Student Loan Debt

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The ultra-radical website, the Nation, posted an article  on ways to protest and combat president-elect Trump. Yes, still 2-1/2 months until his inauguration, and left is already devising ways to defeat Trump’s agenda. No one truly knows what his agenda will be yet, but that makes scant difference to the whiners of the left.

However, they admit that, “if we expect to protest Donald Trump into submission, then we’ve grievously misjudged our opponent. Gee – it sounds a lot like they hope Trump will fail.

Imagine if someone from the right said this about Obama. Oh – that’s right – someone did. Recall Rush Limbaugh said of Obama in 2008: “I hope he fails.” And recall the wails of discontent, as if Rush wanted Jesus to fail – although to the left, Obama was their Jesus.

The author, Ravi Mangla explains that the best way to resist Trump is not to, but instead, to distract him. He tells the reader to, “Run wild circles around him in a hall of mirrors. Set fires and leave him to put them out. Each time he thinks he’s cleaned up the mess, make a new one.” Yes, that’s real constructive. Of course, these radicals no nothing of being constructive. Rabble-rousing – setting figurative (and literal) fires is the only thing they know. read more

The Midnight Ride of Barack Revere

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming! Such is the cry echoing through the halls of the White House and offices of Obama’s unelected regulatory bureaucrats.

Now that Donald Trump has vanquished Hillary and the Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate, reports are that Obama is set to ram through 98 additional Executive actions and regulations, also known as “Midnight Actions,” before leaving office. I’m shocked…that it’s only 98.

“Federal agencies are rushing out a final volley of executive actions in the last two months of Barack Obama’s presidency, despite warnings from Republicans in Congress and the reality that Donald Trump will have the power to erase much of their handiwork after Jan. 20,” reports the Politico. read more

Podcast – Take a Breath Over Trump’s Shifting Rhetoric – Surge in Illegal Crossings

Can we just calm down and take a breath regarding what Trump is now saying compared to what he claimed on the campaign trail and during the debates with Hillary. Trump will be the only complete unknown elected official in Washington. Despite what “experts” claim, no one has a clue what he will do, so why waste time worrying about it. He should receive, by everyone, a 100% clean slate going in. After he makes some actual decisions on policy, we can either applaud him for keeping his word, or call him out for not.

It’s being reported that there has been a huge surge of illegal alien crossing over the past month or so, with almost 50,000 apprehended in the month of October alone. Could it that the flood of illegals is due to the election Donald Trump? Could be. Perhaps illegals read the New York Times and are convinced that if they make it here, all will be forgiven. read more

Liberal Hypocrisy Never Takes a Day Off

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Now that Donald Trump has become the president elect, we should assume no shortage of leftist double standards to come. As the republicans will now have control of the legislative and executive branches, the expectation is that they will use the same governmental procedures to roll back Obama’s oppressive agenda items that the dems used to implement them.

From the democrats, we should then fully anticipate cries of foul play. As Trump rolls back the illegal executive actions thrust on us by Obama, the left will inexplicably conclude that he has not the authority to just write decrees. We’ll have to wait and see on that, but one such double-standard has already surfaced, months before Trump taking office.

I take you back to last spring, when the State of North Carolina had the nerve to pass a law stating that if you were born a male, you must use only the male restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa. I still cannot believe that was and is controversial. To the left however, anything which attempts to maintain American or even reasonable human values is somehow abhorrent, and must be disassembled or destroyed in favor of the lunatic fringe. read more

Podcast – VP Pence Attends Last Musical – Diversity of Discipline – We Don’t Need No Stinking Jobs

VP elect Mike Pence had the nerve to enter the lion’s den of liberalism and attend the smash Broadway hit, and cocktail set musical, Hamilton. Anyone who is anyone must see and be seen attending Hamilton. However, if one is a republican who just vanquished the democrat in a recent election, the lesson is to not attend a Manhattan function of any kind, lest you get booed and jeered by the tolerant liberals who espouse diversity – just not of thought.

School districts throughout the United States discipline their teachers and students in a variety of ways. One way is to do virtually nothing when two students perform a skit entitled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” in the middle of a classroom. Another way is to fire a teacher for her use of racial slurs.

Good employees are difficult to find. Lazy ones are evidently much easier, as I found during a recent trip to a local Walmart. read more

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How to make Trump more popular

How would one make Donald Trump more popular? By doing everything the left is currently.

Riots have simultaneously sprung up in city after city across our country. For days, so-called “protesters” have taken to the streets of Portland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, NYC, as well as many more, even including Salt Lake City.

The leftist press, like CNN, insists on continuing to call these uprisings, protests. “Thousands protesting Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election took to the streets for a third night of demonstrations and vigils in several U.S. cities,” dutifully reports CNN. read more

The Left is Fast Losing Its Mind

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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A few days ago a video was posted of a Texas woman tossing her young son to the curb with a suitcase she had packed for him. The reason, as most are already aware, was that the little kid, probably no more than seven or eight years, voted for Donald Trump in mock election at school.

The answer he gave to his loving, sainted Mother was that he saw Trump on TV several times and recognized him. The so-called mother, who in my opinion, is typical of a brain dead democrat, told the poor little kid: “Since you voted for Donald Trump. You can get your sh** and get out. Get your suitcase and get out! We don’t do Donald Trump here.”

Ah yes – another representative of the tolerant left shows her true colors. Not unlike the many spoiled Hollywood wienies who threatened to leave the country and emigrate to Canada should Trump prevail. Of course, that’s when they were sure Hillary would win. How courageous of them. We’re still waiting for them to “get their sh** and get out.”

Of course this won’t happen, as they have no courage, nor any real conviction. I find it similar to the leftists who protest the many “injustices” throughout the world, but choose only to do so within the safety of our borders, where they know no harm will come to them. read more