Once Upon a Time Director Comey was Independent

by: the Common Constitutionalist

“FBI Director James Comey’s famously independent streak is reportedly ruffling feathers at the White House on issues ranging from cybersecurity to rising crime rates — and the potentially explosive investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server. The Republican, praised for standing up to the Bush administration over a warrantless wiretapping program in 2004, may be proving more than President Barack Obama bargained for,” wrote a hope-filled Newsmax in March of this year.

They added: “But he also understands the importance of maintaining his independence as a law enforcement agency that needs to give not just the appearance of independence but the reality of it.”

Well isn’t that nice. Let’s get back to reality, where, in 2013, director Comey was appointed by president Obama.

Don’t think for a moment all Obama’s appointees haven’t been thoroughly vetted. Obama and his inner circle know exactly who all his appointees are. So to say Obama was compromising when he decided to appoint a “republican” like Comey is absurd. To radicals like Obama, those kinds of compromises are meaningless and counterproductive. To radicals like him, it’s more important to advance the Marxist/Statist agenda than to gain points for looking bipartisan.

Which is why Obama has never and will never appoint anyone who is anything but liberal – and/or isn’t easily capable of being turned to the dark side. read more

The Fate of Hillary and Joe Was Always Obama’s Decision

by: the Common Constitutionalist

How is it that people – supposed political experts – can’t figure out why Joe Biden isn’t running? On the radio yesterday, Sean Hannity opened his show with utter astonishment over the announcement by crazy Uncle Joe that he would not be running for president.

Sean said he couldn’t understand what the last several days were all about. What was all the build up for Biden’s announcement all about, if he was just going to declare he wasn’t running?

And he’s not the only one. CNN was on the TV in the locker at the gym yesterday, and the host of whatever the show was also surprised by the news.

This, in my opinion, was how it was always going to go. Biden was only going to get into the presidential race if the Obama administration was prepared to indict Hillary over either Benghazi or her email server scandal, or both – although probably never over Benghazi. Obama could possibly be dragged into that one.

Hannity said he was also confused to hear Trey Gowdy seemingly back off of his strong position regarding questioning Hillary at the upcoming Benghazi hearings that begin this morning. Pundits think it may be the undermining comments of House Majority Leader Kevin “sour grapes” McCarthy’s that the hearings are more about Hillary’s election bid than anything else.

Could be, but it really doesn’t matter what Gowdy, or any member of Congress says or does. It wouldn’t even matter if Hillary walked in and admitted she lied about everything under the sun and even personally told Ambassador Stevens he was being left for dead, and that the communiqué was classified top secret and it was indeed on her personal server. read more