Hillary Was Cheated by the Electoral College

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The hue and cry can be heard across the nation. Give it to Hillary, they exclaim. If you don’t, “there will so great a cry throughout the land, you will surely” crown her monarch of the Americas.

Okay, so I plagiarized part of a line from the greatest movie ever made, The Ten Commandments, but hey, in this case it works.

So here we go again. It seems that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a wide margin, or so some are reporting. This is of course something which is utterly immaterial in our Constitutional Republic. But when have the facts or the Constitution ever mattered to democrats? Why start now?

According to the last count, Trump hammered Clinton, with his 306 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. But Hillary is said to have beaten Trump in the popular vote … because …you know…she’s so popular.

The Huffington Post is reporting than Hillary trounced Trump by at least 1.8 million votes, and there are millions more still to be counted in leftist States like New York, Washington State and California. Funny how the most liberal states are still counting votes almost a week later. Countries in the Middle East count their votes faster. Doesn’t anyone wonder why this is? I know I do. read more

Podcast – Food Myths – Eric Holder the Thug and Rating Bobby Jindal

Today I discuss the myths of salt, fat and new data on cholesterol, Eric Holder threatens and entire city and possible presidential candidate Bobby Jindal. He looks pretty good! read more

The Ferguson Endgame

by: the Common Constitutionalist

If you’re a police officer and anywhere close to retirement, you may want to consider doing so – retiring that is. You see, whether you realize it yet or not, you’re being hunted – witch-hunted.

Let me rephrase that. Liberals hate to lose. They can’t or won’t accept it as a part of life, as we do. Not that conservatives enjoy losing either, but we also know we can’t win them all.

Liberals, particularly radicals, never accept defeat, and the radical leftist Holder Justice Department cannot let stand the injustice perpetrated in Ferguson. In their minds, and I’ll bet in the mind of our illustrious leader, officer Wilson literally got away with cold-blooded murder. Evidence be damned, this was a race motivated hate crime.

So now Holder will be looking for another fall guy cracker. He’ll couch it in terms of helping law enforcement, but they’ll be gearing up cops with cameras and what ever else they can find to pin a race-based murder rap on some unsuspecting white police officer. read more

Five Black Americas

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

There sure have been a lot of cries of racism thrown about recently, from Elijah Cummings trying to obstruct his own congressional committee (now we know why, the dirty crook), to Obama and Holder blaming racism when the sky isn’t blue enough, to the old sadsack Hank Aaron who seems to think the fire hoses will be turned on him any minute, even though that was the work of the first black president, Bill Clinton’s mentor, Bull Connor.

 

All this nonsense got me to thinking about the different kinds of black Americans.

 

Now before anyone flies off the politically correct handle, let me explain.

 

First, what I will not do is apologize for daring to even broach the topic. I’m not going to exclaim, “I am not a racist” as too many guilty white folk do. That’s a copout and it also inherently accepts the liberal premise that if you don’t say that, you are automatically a racist – no question. Well, I reject that premise and the default position.

 

I will also not claim that some of my best friends are blacks. They are not, although a few friends I work out with are not just black but are real African-Americans – one originally from Nigeria and two from the Sudan. All good guys! So there! read more

Texas Republican Slams Holder

from the UK Daily Mail:

In a stunning clash of two branches of the U.S. federal government, a Texas congressman told Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday that he should be ‘in jail’ instead of answering questions in a Capitol Hill hearing.

Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold refused to ask Holder – the hearing’s sole witness – any questions, instead slamming him for defying congressional document subpoenas and ignoring a criminal contempt citation the House of Representatives lodged against him nearly two years ago.

‘I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority that this legislative branch has,’ Farenthold said, ‘and I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.’

‘If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department’s subpoenas, they would be in jail and not sitting here in front of me testifying.’ read more

Connecting the Conspiracy Dots

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I’m usually not one for conspiracy. Oswald killed JFK… alone. We did land on the moon. No aliens were recovered or discovered at Roswell and 9-11 was not an inside job.

 

But lately, with this administration, it may be time to put reason aside – for I wouldn’t put it past this bunch to do, or at least try anything.

 

I recently wrote an article entitled “Is Revolution Inevitable“.

 

In it I described how Justice Scalia is convinced that concentration/internment camps may very well be in our future. Okay, that’s a potential dot.

 

Now recall the billions of rounds of ammo Homeland Security has purchased and are now moving on to purchasing sniper ammo. That’s a dot.

 

Other agencies are purchasing guns and ammo, such as the Social Security Administration, the TSA and the USPS. Yes, the Postal Service!

 

Want more? How about the IRS, the EPA, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and yes, even NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s a big dot! read more

Obama’s “Just Say No” Administration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I was flipping through news channels Sunday morning and happened upon MSNBC. Okay, I didn’t just happen upon it for I usually avoid it like the plague, but Fox was discussing some pop-culture nonsense.

 

There was a discussion panel with four liberals and one former George HW Bush progressive consultant. He was both progressive and black, so it was okay.

 

They were discussing Ted Cruz and naturally there was no love in the room. They allowed the “Republican” consultant plenty of time to trash Ted. He (the Republican) said he was more of a Chris Christie Republican. That’s really all you need to know about him.

 

He described Ted Cruz as being a closed tent conservative. How Cruz harkened back to a different era in America and apparently that is never a good thing – to look back, unless of course you’re looking back to FDR or LBJ. The consultant wants the party to be constantly looking “forward”. That’s what good progressives do, don’t you know.

 

One of the libs chimed in saying that Cruz is satisfied to “just say no” to every initiative. That he is only interested in shrinking government. Oh the horror! read more

Holder Coached Black Ministers on Avoiding IRS Scrutiny

Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials reportedly coached black  ministers on how to engage in political activity without jeopardizing their  tax-exempt status during the 2012 election.

Holder, then-IRS  commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the  IRS’s exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session  for ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the Capitol  hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Holder’s speaking engagement  at the event was “highly problematic,” one legal expert said.

“[The CBC]  had the IRS members there specifically to advise them on how far to go  campaigning without violating their tax-exempt status,” George Washington  University law professor Jonathan Turley told the Daily Caller.

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Government Secretly Obtains AP Records

Although this is a travesty, one part of me can’t help but be delighted by it. This should never happen to anyone or organization, left or right. But after you finish reading, don’t you just want to tell them we told you so. At the end of the day these thugs don’t care who they take down. The press now knows not to ever step out of line! …And they came for the press…

 

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and home phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” Pruitt said.

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Obama hearts the Second Amendment

The Obama camp, including the media, wasted no time trying to burnish President Obama’s Second Amendment credentials after Mitt Romney told a crowd at the National Rifle Association that the president was not protecting gun owners’ rights.

“We need a president who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners,” Romney said at the St. Louis convention. “President Obama has not. I will.”

Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said the president’s record “makes clear the he supports and respects the Second Amendment, and we’ll fight back against any attempts to mislead voters.”

The Associated Press jumped to Obama’s defense with a story that countered Romney’s words with statements such as “the topic has rarely arisen during (Obama’s) time in office.”

It’s the sort of reportorial assertion that masquerades as balance but is more likely to appear in a story about a GOP member slamming the president than vice versa.

Romney does have a changeable record on gun rights, having said in 1994, “I don’t line up with the NRA,” then becoming an NRA member a decade later. But at least his history moves in the right direction.

Obama’s camp seems to be promoting the thesis that because the president hasn’t pushed for outrageous limits on guns that he therefore is some sort of Second Amendment champion. The more likely truth is that he knows congressional resistance from Republicans is strong.

As is often the case with Obama, to discern his real position on gun issues, it’s useful to look at the people around him. Since taking office, the president has appointed a number of anti-gun zealots to high office, such as Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.

Then there’s the Big Daddy of the anti-gun crowd, Eric Holder, who once talked about having to “brainwash” the public into being against guns, yet administered the Fast and Furious operation that put powerful U.S.-made weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.Romney also brought up a good point at the NRA conference, raising the question of President Obama’s recent open-mic comments to the Russian President Medvedev.

“In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election,” Romney said. “As he told the Russian president last month when he thought no one else was listening, after a re-election he’ll have a lot more, quote, ‘flexibility’ to do what he wants. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that, but looking at his first three years, I have a very good idea.”

It’s not a minor point, especially with Obama’s recent executive order allowing him to declare martial law in peacetime without approval of Congress.

Attribution: Tad Cronn