The Left Purposely Pits One Conservative Against Another

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

(inspiration provided by Mark Levin)

So Ben Carson, as a presidential candidate, is evidently no longer allowed to have a personal opinion on any matter regarding the new front of the left’s civil rights movement. Sure, Carson is black and all – but we moved on from that. Muslim rights are now where it’s at!

Carson’s personal opinion is that he wouldn’t advocate for a Muslim to become president. This is his personal opinion and has nothing at all to do with Article VI of the Constitution, and the document as a whole, which deals exclusively with the responsibilities of and restrictions on the government, not the individual, or his or her opinion.

When asked by Chuck Todd whether a president’s faith should matter, Carson never said a Muslim should be prohibited from holding the office, just that he would not advocate for it.

Carson didn’t and hasn’t said that the government can prevent a Muslim from being president.

But either the press doesn’t understand the difference or they are the back-stabbing “gotcha” sacks of dirt we know them to be. Which one is it? Well, it’s probably the latter. This appears to be a conscious effort to drive a wedge between two conservatives. Want proof? read more

Scratch One Dr. Ben Carson

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Dr. Ben Carson has finally spoken out on illegal immigration – outlining his plan to tackle the problem. His plan appears to start out like gangbusters as he says: “But let’s just say we get them sealed [the borders], because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first year.”

I say it appears good because he states that the border would be “sealed” within one year. Yet he doesn’t articulate the means of the sealing. He does say seal, but does he really mean secure, as other Republicans say, which means absolutely nothing.

By seal – is it building a wall, erecting a fence, or merely stepping up border security? Until he is more specific, that, to me, is a red flag.

It is encouraging to hear him say, “You also have to turn off the spigot that dispenses the goodies, so that people don’t have an incentive to come here,” but then he says, of those who are already here, that we can’t get rid of them – that “we have to recognize that we can’t just round them up…”

And why do we have to recognize this? If a family of illegals got themselves a ladder and hopped the fence on your property, would you then have to “recognize” that they suddenly have some right to remain? Of course not!

But somehow, due to the size of the problem – the volume of illegals – the task is now just too great. The size of the task should be of no consequence. read more

Victory or Purity for the GOP

by: the Common Constitutionalist

By now, most everyone, at least geeks like us, have heard what Haley Barbour said last week in New Orleans at the Republican Leadership Conference.

For those in need of a reminder, here are a few highlights (or low lights), as reported by the Washington Times: “Being the purest, most conservative loser does not allow America to improve one iota,” Mr. Barbour said. “We have to be careful to remember in the mathematics winning is about addition and multiplication. Losing is about division and subtraction. Our party has lost ground in the last few years that we need to get back.”

He cited the loss of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, where she lost in the general election after defeating the establishment RINO, Mike Castle in the primary.

“We defeated a guy who was going to get 60 percent of the vote, and we gave that seat to a left wing Democrat who doesn’t vote right five percent of the time,” Mr. Barbour said. “We have done that more than once in recent times.”

He then added the money quote, “Purity is the enemy of victory… Victory stems from unity”.

Well Mr. Barbour, as an undesignated, self-appointed representative of constitutional conservatism, I can tell you that you and the rest of your Karl Rove establishment cronies are full of crap. read more