Two Republican Titans Dump Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Notice I didn’t say conservatives – but I’ll get to that.

A couple of Republican heavyweights have bolted on The Donald. Both George Will and W’s former treasury secretary, Henry “Hank” Paulson have jumped ship. More accurately, neither was ever on the good ship Trump and were most likely never to come aboard anyway, so really it’s not a huge loss.

But they didn’t just leave. They did so in a less than cordial and highly publicized manner. Of course, being public figures, it would be difficult for either of them to do so under the radar.

It’s not that they left that bugs me. It’s the fact that the American press treats these two establishment darlings as true conservatives. But maybe they are conservatives – just not constitutional conservatives. After all, the definition of a conservative is one who wishes “to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or restore traditional ones, and to limit change.” And they sure do want to do that. They want to preserve the establishment “existing condition,” where big government reigns supreme, but they are in charge.

George Will is now an independent, having no affiliation with either major party. He did so, “After Trump went after the ‘Mexican’ judge from northern Indiana then Paul Ryan endorsed him, I decided that, in fact, this was not my party anymore,” Will said on Fox News Sunday. read more

Levin Asks Conservative Brainiacs – Where Were You?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A few days ago Mark Levin, on his syndicated radio program, asked an interesting yet likely rhetorical question of several conservative stalwarts. It was simple and succinct. “Where were you?” Mark quizzed and with which I firmly agree. This was in response to the growing number of well respected conservative media brainiacs, like George Will, Charles Krauthammer and particularly, Charles Murray of the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, coming out against Trump.

Levin was responding to a quite lengthy article Murray wrote for National Review Online entitled, “Why ‘Hillary Is Even Worse’ Doesn’t Cut It.”

To the title, “Hillary is Even Worse” and a no vote for Trump equals a vote for Hillary, he does have a point. We constitutionalists are all tired of hearing these refrains, but that’s not the point of Mark’s on-air remarks.

Levin says that Murray attempts to make the case that “if you are truly a principled conservative, you really have a moral obligation not to vote for Donald Trump. He’s not saying vote for Hillary Clinton,” but he’ll never vote for Trump. Mark then speaks of one of my heroes, Thomas Sowell, who had written “column after column after column against Donald Trump and he was skittish on Ted Cruz,” yet Dr. Sowell came out in February and publically endorsed Cruz. Sowell recognized that Cruz was the only real deal. read more

Taking Shape Already – Ted versus Jeb

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Exploratory committee my a**. Jeb is in and aren’t we just better for it. I was wondering when a reasonable candidate was going to jump in and although it does happen, it’s pretty rare that a candidate commissions an exploratory committee and doesn’t get in the race.

As I see it today, there will be one real conservative, Ted Cruz, a few semi to faux-conservatives such as Rand Paul, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio, and a slew of big government progressives: Jeb, Chris Christie, John Kasich and probably many others.

I can’t even really call them Republicans for if I did, where would that leave me. Party-less is where, for there is no chance of me voting for any of those clowns, and I guarantee I’m not alone.

The way I see it, many others and I have one candidate we can wholeheartedly support and that’s Ted Cruz. So far he’s the only man who I know won’t compromise with the dirty dealers in Washington. He won’t sell out his principles for the good of the stinking party and that’s exactly what this country must have.

Yet George will, a man I once respected, sees it differently. Elliott Jager wrote on NewsMax that Will said on Fox News that Ted Cruz’s Senate career has thus far been peculiar. read more

Another Conservative Sellout?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve written extensively, as have many others, about the southern border and the illegal alien invasion. It’s one of my “make or break” issues – one issue over which a candidate for any office will immediately lose both my support and my vote.

The lawlessness at the border is indeed unprecedented, and that’s not hyperbole. It is in fact unprecedented. We’ve seen nothing at all like this since our founding.

However, George Will believes it not to be, and this wouldn’t be the first time he has taken the establishment position on immigration. I wrote about it last year. You may review it here.

He told Fox’s Chris Wallace that we should just let them in. “We are to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans’. We have 3141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these eight-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous.”

Well Mr. Will – whether we “have more than enough space to accommodate the children” or not, is immaterial. I’m sure, Mr. Will, you have more than enough furniture in your home for me to take a chair or two. There are laws governing immigration – or at least there used to be – just as there are laws prohibiting me from taking your furniture.

Your argument sounds a lot like “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”. That sounds a bit Karl Marx-ish or Loius Blanc-ish, if you will. read more

Conservatives Must Compromise on Immigration

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

Several days ago (November 14) “conservative” George Will wrote a column entitled “A Need for Compromise on Immigration”. Needless to say I was curious, being that compromise and immigration are two of my least favorite words, at least politically speaking.

 

“What – you are against immigration?” I can hear it now know. Yes I am, when that word is used the way politicians and pundits intend. We all know when a politician or analyst uses that word, they intentionally lump all immigration together, both legal and illegal, as if it were the same.

 

And compromise simply means that conservatives forgo their principles and values in order to pass crappy legislation.

 

Anyway – the gist of Will’s article is that he thinks it foolish and very difficult to attempt to pass a sweeping “comprehensive” immigration bill. There’s another word that makes my skin crawl – comprehensive. Will doesn’t argue that a comprehensive immigration bill is bad for America, but that it is just hard to pass as omnibus legislation. read more

The Demographic Tide of George Will

Contra George Will: Imposing Homosexual Marriage Not Libertarian

 

George Will defended CPAC this Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” but when he did so he decided to slip in propaganda for the Liberal totalitarian pansexual makeover. While I appreciated Will’s stand in such a horrible setting (his fellow guests were just ugly and arrogant), and I even concede some of his demographic claims, I still can’t let this one go by. Will said,

“What I did see at CPAC was the rise of the libertarian strand of Republicanism, which has an affected foreign policy that is a pullback from nation-building and other ambitions abroad that they never countenance from government at home, and a sense of ‘live and let live’ with subjects such as decriminalization of certain drugs and gay marriage.”

And, then in response to Republican Senator Rob Portman’s flip-flop to favor same sex marriage,

“He will not be the last, because the demographic tide here is large, powerful and [in]exorable. As I said on this program before, opposition to gay marriage is literally dying. It’s an older demographic.”

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