Candidate Trump on Immigration – Which One do We Believe

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Trump says he will follow the immigration laws. Actually – no he didn’t. Trump stated in his town hall interview with Sean Hannity: “We wanna follow the laws. You know we have very strong laws…in this country…and I don’t know if you know but Bush and even Obama sends people back. We can be more aggressive in that, but we want to follow the laws.” Want to and will are not synonymous.

Before I go any further, I wish to state that this is not a bash-Trump article. Readers know I am not a Trump guy, but I am not treating Trump any different than I would any candidate, on either side. I am only attempting to be intellectually honest and consistent.

I was all for Trump’s original immigration policy. I’m thankful he brought it up in the first place. And we constitutionalists are still in favor of his original policy. If you are here illegally, you must go – period. There was no time frame attached to his original claim – nor is there a statute of limitations in the myriad of immigration laws on the books.

If The Donald does what he originally said he would do, which earned him the nomination and the dedicated following he has, he would in fact be adhering to the immigration laws. And he would be the first one since Eisenhower in 1954 to do so. On this I defended Trump about this time last year. read more

In the Vernacular of the LGBTQ Community – I Guess I am Politically Questioning

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Give me a reason to vote for Trump!

Mark Levin has as much as said he’s voting for Trump. He certainly isn’t endorsing him, but as he describes, his choice is between slitting his own throat (a vote for Hillary) and cutting his own arm off (a vote for Trump). He says he sure is not going to slit his throat, and unlikely to cut his arm off, but given the choice…

I’m obviously unconvinced of Trump. That’s not accurate. I am convinced of Trump – convinced that he will out-progressive George Bush and will out-Hoover, Herbert Hoover. However, I will not say he’s unqualified, as Hillary has. He is qualified to be president.

I’m also convinced of Hillary – that she is possibly – check that – absolutely the most corrupt individual to run for the presidency in this country’s history. Yet she is qualified.

I’m tired of hearing from both sides that the other’s candidate is unqualified. Both he and Hillary are fully qualified to be president. What? Are you kidding, you may be saying? read more

If Trump Doesn’t Change His Strategy, He Will Get Killed in November

by: the Common Constitutionalist

By all, or at least most accounts, Donald Trump is sliding in the polls – and not just by a point or two. At this point he is struggling to just stay within a single digit deficit of Hillary Clinton. The man, who, during the primaries, quoted poll numbers on a daily basis, strangely no longer cites them.

This is a stunning achievement by Clinton, who may be the worst candidate since Michael Dukakis. You might say it is an even more stunning achievement by the inept Donald Trump – to be losing so badly to an infinitely flawed candidate like Clinton.

The difference, as I see it, is that Clinton appears to have a campaign strategy and Trump does not. Clinton’s strategy is simple – just don’t say much and more importantly, don’t end up in a forum where others may have an opportunity to ask questions of you. Thus far, her plan, or whoever is in charge of such things, is paying dividends. It’s impossible to make a mistake or say anything stupid when you’re not saying anything at all.

In some cases, and depending on the opponent, this plan would not work. Against Trump it is, so far, working to perfection. Simply allow the leftist media, which is virtually everyone, to stir up a little dust and sit back and watch Trump react to it – knowing his predictable history of overreaction. read more

Snoop Dogg’s Trump Song Isn’t Disturbing but a Parade Float Is

by: the Common Constitutionalist

In July, the piece of crap, drug using and women abusing rapper Snoop Dogg posted an anti-Trump video on his Instagram account. The “song,” and I use the word “song” in the loosest of terms, I guess is called F**k Donald Trump.

The lyrics are very catchy and must have taken him…say…30 seconds to write, as every other word is “yeah N**ger, or F**k Donald Trump.

I’m going to go way out on a limb and conclude Mr. Dogg doesn’t care much for Donald Trump.

After forcing myself to watch about 15 seconds of his masterpiece-of-crap, I proceeded to the nearest search engine to look for the appropriate backlash from every major news outlet in the land, decrying the caustic and racist nature of the “song,” and defending the Trumpster.

I thought surely, despite their misgivings with The Donald, all the major news outlets would join in to condemn such a hate-filled song.

Sooprise – Sooprise! Scrolling through two or three full pages in Google search, I found not a single posting by CNN, the Washington or Huffington Post, NYT, Salon – nobody. read more

Podcast – Newtown Gets a New School – Emails Prove Democrats are Despicable

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Newtown, Ct. has unveiled a brand new Sandy Hook elementary school to replace the school made famous by the mass shooting in 2012. The new school is a magnificently designed piece of architecture, which has not a think to do with teaching little children to read and write. It is said to warm and inviting but has the security of a super-max prison.

The DNC and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) had their emails hacked, apparently by the Ruskies. WikiLeaks has published them, showing the world what we’ve been saying about the dems for years – they are despicable human beings from top to bottom. As it turns out, it all may have been prevented. Listen to find out how. read more

A Patriot Speaks at the Democrat Convention – How Odd

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The political world is buzzing over Khizr Khan’s democrat convention speech the other night, in which he urged his fellow Muslims and immigrants not to take this election lightly.

His speech started well – very patriotic – a story of an immigrant family who, in 1980, came to America with little or nothing. Khan said that with hard work they “could share in and contribute to its [America’s] blessings.”

Well, sir – you sounded very sincere – and if you were – why on Earth did you choose to speak at the hate-America and blame-America-first convention? If you have been in this country for any length of time – and you have – you should have learned that the democrat party is party of no work, not hard work. Its convention was one speaker after another either demanding or promising some sort of big government giveaway.

And why is Mr. Khan urging immigrants to not take the election lightly? Last I checked, “immigrants” are not supposed to be allowed to vote – or does that just apply to Republican immigrants. read more

Podcast – Germany Suffers a Terrorist Attack – Trumps Creeping Convention Speech

An 18 year old loner killed 9 and injured 16 in Munich Germany in another mass shooting event. It doesn’t appear to be ISIS-inspired this time, however this was no run-of-the-mill 18 year old whack-job. Reports claim him to be Iranian-German, which means he’s Iranian living in German. Find out more in segment one.

Segment two the discussion turns The Donald and his magnificent acceptance speech at the Republican convention. And it was good – well written and well delivered – and perfect for the casual watcher and listener. But to those of us who know what to look for, it was creepy and scary. read more

Outsider Trump has Become an Establishment Insider

by: the Common Constitutionalist

There are some strange goings on over at the Trump campaign. The kind of thing that should give pause to diehard Trumpists. It won’t, but it should. His supporters will just attempt to explain it away or label anyone questioning as mindless drones controlled by “Lyin Ted.”

I’m speaking about Trump’s sudden, seemingly odd love affair with establishment Republicans. By literally ostracizing Ted Cruz, he has also virtually cut himself off from the conservative base – the real conservative base.

Many, me included, proved that the Trump campaign knew well before Cruz’s speech at the convention that Ted would not endorse Donald Trump. Reince Priebus at the RNC knew as well, but instead of attempting to mend fences, Trump and the RNC decided this would be an opportunity to jettison Cruz and a good portion of the true conservative base.

Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and others have reminded us of Jeb Bush’s grand strategy to win the election. Coincidentally, this appears to be a similar strategy, although Trump has at least secured the nomination.

And now Trump appears to be all in with Priebus, the RNC and establishment Republicans. Somehow, this time around it will be a winning formula. It didn’t work for Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney – and George W. Bush had to pretend to be conservative to win. So did his dad, George H.W. Bush, claiming his presidency would be Reagan’s third term. read more

Many Fictional Presidents Better Than Our Choices

from the Blaze:

These 14 presidents from works of fiction are each still more realistic a choice than the 2016 election cycle holds for us. Let’s take a look at these fictional commanders-in-chief.

For each of our “candidates,” I’ve given you a defining quote and a short summary of why they made us truly believe they could be presidents.

14. President Howard T. Ackerman in “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3,” played by J.K. Simmons. 

President Howard T. Ackerman in "Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3," played by J.K. Simmons. (YouTube)

President Howard T. Ackerman in “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3,” played by J.K. Simmons. (YouTube)

Party: Republican Parody (probably). read more

Fox News Trump Cup Runneth Over With Misinformation

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve heard about all I need to hear from the Trump cabin boys and girls on Fox News. This is why I decided to stay clear of recent political commentary, at least domestically.

But to the victors go the spoils and one of those spoils is the rewriting of history. Yes, those who win the day – those who conquer have the advantage of the “bully pulpit,” and as such are able to wantonly make false claims with very little blowback from the truth-telling minority.

These false claims quickly gain traction with the ill-informed or purposely ignorant until, over time, the false claims become what pass for true historical account.

I’m speaking specifically of the Republican convention, Ted Cruz’s speech, the crowd’s coerced reaction and the obvious and calculated effort by Trump to upstage Cruz. I am also speaking of the pitiful display by Fox News “analysts” in their attempt to crush Cruz and his supporters once and for all.

As an aside: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We Cruz “supporters” are not sycophantic supporters of a man. We are supporters of ideas and ideals. Unlike the Trump rump-swabs, if Cruz betrays these, we’ll run from him as we have done from others. read more