In 2016 – State Elections are of Equal Importance

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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If we are to believe the polls, it would appear that Hillary Clinton has the 2016 presidential election virtually locked up.

As the election draws closers, polls historically become more accurate. The reason for this is that the companies who conduct polls have in their best interest to not only pick the winner, but to be as close as possible to predicting the margin of victory.

Professional polling companies live and die by polls, so accuracy is key to a good reputation – which leads to elite status amongst pollsters and to many more future contracts.

Early on, pollsters have a lot more leeway to get things wrong and even skew the election to the candidate they prefer. But as time becomes short, their livelihoods depend on getting it right. You will see a shift from polling just “adults,” to polling “registered” and “likely voters.”

Knowing this about polls and barring anything such as a Bradley/Wilder effect, this is Clinton’s election to lose. For those unfamiliar, the above “effect” is a circumstance when those being polled say they are voting for one candidate, due to not wanting to appear racist or sexist, or what they may perceive as peer pressure, but actually cast their ballot for another.

Yes, just saying President Hillary Clinton does lend itself to suicidal thoughts, I know. read more

Trump Suffers the Indignity of Multiple Accusers – Much the Way Cruz Did

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Recall that this past March saw the National Enquirer print a story that Ted Cruz had five mistresses.

What ever happened to the extramarital affair story? There appears to have been no follow-up. We haven’t heard a peep from the supposed five. The story just vanished. This would lead any reasonable person to think that the story was bogus and his buddy at the Enquirer merely made it up to help advance Trump across the primary finish line.

At the time, few really believed that clean cut, nerdy Cruz had the chops to have even one mistress, let alone five. On the other hand, plenty believed that Trump had at least something to do with the Enquirer story.

For one, Trump and Enquirer chief executive David Pecker are evidently very close. So close in fact that Pecker has used Trump’s private jet to fly from New York to Florida to meet with Trump in the past. And two, that Trump is the polar opposite of Cruz and that he would have no problem playing dirty politics.

This, you might say, was Trump’s October surprise they pulled out to use against Cruz to help seal his fate.

Recalling this, it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the Trump people that the “media” are conspiring with the Clinton campaign to trot out all these supposed victims of Trump abuse after all these years. read more

Lebron James Shouldn’t be Criticizing Anyone

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Basketball icon and Hillary supporter Lebron James has waded into the political arena. He recently commented on Trump’s disturbing remarks in 2005, and the fact that Trump said it was “locker room talk.”

What is locker room talk to me? It’s not what that guy said,” the Cleveland Cavaliers forward told reporters. “We don’t disrespect women in no shape or fashion in our locker room. That never comes up.”

“I’ve got a mother-in-law, a wife, a mom and a daughter, and those conversations just don’t go on in our locker room,” James said Tuesday. “What goes on in our locker room is sporting events that happened the night before, about family, about strategies that we may have that night, about a highlight that may have happened, you know, if there was a home run in the bottom of the ninth or there was an alley-oop dunk from a player the night before. That’s what happens in our locker room.”

“But what that guy was saying,” James then added, “I don’t know what that is.”

Having spent years playing various sports – football, wrestling, hockey, lacrosse – as well as military facilities on land and aboard ship – not to mention the gym I currently attend – I can tell you for a fact that unless the Cleveland Cavaliers are sharing a locker room with a local Christian boys group – Lebron is full of crap. I hear things even today in the locker room of my gym, uttered by well-educated doctors, attorneys, engineers, etc. that would make a Marine blush. I have an acquaintance – a neurosurgeon, whose foul mouth would turn Lebron white. read more

The Clintons Caused the 2008 Collapse

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Last night, pitching great and Boston Red Sox hero, Kurt Schilling, was on Fox with Neil Cavuto. As he is running to displace current socialist hack Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren in the Senate in Massachusetts, there was very little baseball discussed, beside the fact that Cavuto is a Yankees fan. Anyone familiar understands that the Red Sox and Yankees are one of America’s greatest sports rivalries. The two teams, and their fans, are not fond of one another.

As Schilling is also a Trump supporter, the discussion centered on the presidential race, the debate, and Hillary Clinton to be precise.

Schilling is plain spoken and not afraid to speak his mind. He said, in effect, that Hillary is the gift that keeps on giving – that it is easy to catch her in a lie because that’s pretty much all she does.

The discussion turned to the economy and Schilling reiterated what Trump had said during the debate regarding Hillary having 30 years to fix the economy, but has apparently waited until now to do anything about it.

Both he and Trump are absolutely right to bring this up. The problem is that Trump doesn’t appear to have a grasp on specifically why. And if he does, he declined to share it with 84 million viewers. read more

Podcast – Judge Nixes New Hillary Email Release – Trump Campaign Chair Resigns for Speaking the Truth – Cruz Endorses Trump

A Federal Judge appointed by Barack Obama in 2011 just ruled that some 15,000 new Hillary Clinton emails will not have to be released to the public until well after the November presidential election. How convenient.

A Republican chair for the Trump campaign in Ohio feels the heat when she has the nerve to speak the truth about race strife in today’s America. She paid the price by having to resign her position and apologize for being insensitive.

I discuss my feeling of my man Ted Cruz endorsing The Donald. I’m still not sure how I feel about it but will withhold my opinion and judgment until I him explain himself. Others are a tad more upset with the Texas Senator. read more

With All that is Happening – The Left Chooses the Birther Issue

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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In the past 3 or 4 days, the old Obama “Birther Claims” are again making headlines. This time is that candidate Donald Trump is attempting to close the door on it by saying that Barack Benito Milhous Hussein Obama (ht: Mark Levin) was born in the United States – period.

You know it – the claim that Obama was born in Kenya and therefore not eligible to be president – the claim that was first implicitly floated by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2007 and 2008. Yes, that one.

It wasn’t Donald Trump who originally fired up the birther train. He just took it to ridiculous heights.

It was actually a political stunt by Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist Mark Penn who wrote in 2007: “His [Obama] roots to basic American values and culture are at best limited. I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and his values.” read more

My WND Weekly Exclusive

A real constitutionalist comes out pro-Trump

Michele Bachmann, the former Minnesota congressman, is one of the good guys. Since she is a normal, conservative American, I can almost guarantee she would take no offense at me calling her either a congressman or one of the good guys.

But much to many conservatives’ dismay, I’m sure, she has come out in support of the Trumpster. Recently, Mark Levin did the same – although not really.

It’s been widely, and purposely, reported that Levin is also supporting or endorsing Donald Trump. This is wrong. Mark merely said he will vote for Trump – that’s it. For anyone interested, I am still somewhere between Mark and Glenn Beck. I haven’t decided. read more

Of All People – Hillary Tries to Play the Race Card

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday I was critical of Donald Trump’s new and evidently “evolving” illegal immigration policy. Some Trump supporters didn’t take kindly to any criticism of their man. That’s too bad, because we constitutionalists were in favor of Trump’s original hard line on illegal aliens. It’s a shame he appears to be softening.

But in order to be fair and intellectually honest, we will also defend The Donald when the Dragon Queen, Hillary Clinton, throws false accusations his way.

Of all the things Hillary could accuse Trump of, she and her team have decided it is time to play the tried-and-true democrat race card. Historically this tactic has worked quite effectively against most, if not all Republicans – mainly because most Republicans are too spineless to fight back and tell the truth about the Democrat Party.

We can only conclude that most on the right still have not educated themselves on the roots of the Democrat party and instead accept the false narrative that Democrats are the champions of minorities. Of course, it is the exact opposite. The Democrat party has been the party of racism, segregation and eugenics, whereas it was the Republicans who fought for equal rights and the closing, or at least defunding of the black eugenics factory, Planned Parenthood.

Obama was obviously able to play the race card because he is… well… black. But for Hillary to attempt it is a laugh riot. Her and Bill, throughout their history in public life together, have befriended and lionized many known racists. read more

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