Two Senators Have a Problem with Tillerson, but not Hillary Clinton or John Kerry

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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So far Donald Trump’s picks for various Cabinet positions have not gone swimmingly. Both Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have been grilled thus far.

Now, we would expect democrats to make a fuss, despite their inability to really affect the outcome of any of the confirmations. Heck, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, democrat hack and race hustler, even made history by attempting to dress down fellow Senator Sessions. But of course this was all a show for the TV cameras, as Booker is actually auditioning to be the next Obama, knowing that Obama gained national exposure for his keynote address at the 2004 Democrat National Convention. Obama was a nobody prior to that. After his performance, Booker is still a nobody.

What isn’t typical are two Republicans Senators openly stating that they are not only concerned with Tillerson and his ties with Russia, but can’t say whether they will vote for Trump’s Secretary of State selection.

On Wednesday, Rubio said he’s “prepared to what’s right,” regarding his confirmation vote. This sounds to me, at least for now, that “what’s right” is a no vote on Tillerson. read more

The Rest Must Step Aside and Support Ted Cruz

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On his radio show Wednesday morning, Glenn and his posse, Pat, Stu and Jeffy, did a recap of the Super Tuesday results. Everyone now knows that despite Trump winning 7 States, his night was not the runaway success he predicted and that pundits touted the day after.

As it stands today, before this weekend’s five primaries, the delegate count is relatively close – less than 100 delegates separate Trump and Cruz. Then there are the other three, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Combined, the bottom three doesn’t even come close to Cruz’s delegate count, much less Trump’s.

So that would lead any thinking person to conclude that there is, as Ben Carson said, “no way forward” for any of these three. Try as he may, Rubio can attempt to put lipstick on his pig of a campaign, but it won’t change the facts. And they are that there is no way for him to win.

Carson has admitted his campaign is going nowhere, yet we must wait until today for an official announcement during his speech at CPAC – I guess. Everyone expects him to announce – but with this guy – who knows. It’s very odd. One would expect most of his votes would revert to Cruz, but again – who knows. read more

The Impact of the South Carolina Primary

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday I was in the car with my youngest son, the budding political pundit. We were discussing the fallout of the latest Republican primary in South Carolina. Surprisingly, he is a Ted Cruz guy also. I don’t know where he got that from.

He like me doesn’t understand the results in South Carolina with Trump winning overwhelmingly, Rubio taking second, just eking out Ted Cruz who dropped to third place. But he’s a kid and is looking for answers. Whatever the reason, he seems to think I have them all, at least as far as politics goes. Again, I don’t know what gave him that idea.

The conversation began with Donald Trump of course. He said that he couldn’t understand why so many people were voting for Trump. He remembered me making a loose correlation between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, but couldn’t remember what it was all about. I told him that I certainly didn’t think that if Donald Trump was elected he would become the next Hitler and America would be turned into the next Third Reich.

No, I explained that it was both Hitler’s and Trump’s cult of personality that people are drawn to – that Hitler was really a combination of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – you know – but without the whole mass extermination thing.

Hitler came to power after the collapse of the post-World War I Weimar Republic. The country was in a deep depression and the morale and outlook of the people was at an all-time low. The German people were angry and frightened, looking for leadership whom they found in Adolf Hitler, with his soaring rhetoric and propaganda. He, like Sanders and Trump, promised the world to the German people. read more

Is Rubio Using a Marketing 101 Strategy?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It has been said it simply wasn’t Marco Rubio’s night on Saturday. It’s been said he stumbled and was tripped up causing him to revert back to a canned and practiced statement about how Obama has known all along what he wanted to do after he was elected. Rubio repeatedly insisted that Obama is not incompetent, he’s a radical. He didn’t say radical – he said Obama knows exactly what he’s doing – the radical is implied.

As has been widely reported, Marco Rubio repeated four times, essentially that same canned talking point during Saturday’s debate, for which he was called out by blowhard Chris Christie – and now the media and pundit class. For this many have taken to calling him Marco Robot and Marco Roboto.

But look at Trump’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.” How many times has he repeated that? By this time, who doesn’t know it? Of course we have no idea of what it really means other than Trump says we’re going to “Make America Great Again.” He did what any good marketing agent would do – keep hammering it until it sticks.

It’s no different than “15 minutes can save you 15%,” or the old and highly successful Miller Lite ad, “Tastes Great – Less Filling.” Does anyone really know if spending 15 minutes on a Geico website will actually save 15%? Of course not and who cares? They don’t. All they care about is that everyone knows the slogan, equates it with Geico and if it’s repeated often enough it becomes some sort of quasi-fact. read more

Podcast – Marco Rubio Mega Flip Flop – Mike Huckabee Campaign On Life Support

Marco Rubio is not who he seems. A mere five years ago he was a self-proclaim anti-amnesty, anti-illegal immigration warrior. He said so in a 2010 interview and you’ll hear it for yourself, straight from Rubio’s mouth. So what happen to Marco?

I also discuss poor Mike Huckabee, whose presidential campaign has all but taken its last breath. But who will Huckleberry support? Listen and find out. read more

End the Republican Freedom Project

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The republican “Democracy Project” was on full display in Tuesday night’s debate.

The establishment candidates from Bush to Kasich and Christie all espoused virtually identical views on the Middle East and particularly the handling of Bashir al-Assad in Syria.

But now you count newly crowned establishment wunderkind, Marco Rubio as having the same policy preference. It appears the moderates have all but given up on Jeb and are beginning to line up behind Marco. I’d like to say that Rubio has just recently succumbed to the dark side but I think he’s been there for years.

At first I thought he was towing the establishment line on just immigration, but his foreign policy, at least in regard to the Middle East, has an establishment taste to it.

Save for Israel, there has never been a single democracy in that region’s several thousand year history. Middle Eastern nations have always been a monarchy, a theocracy or dictatorship – nothing even resembling a democracy, let alone a representative republic. read more

Cruz Bested Rubio In The Debate

by: the Common Constitutionalist

If you are a Ted Cruz supporter like me, you thought he won the debate. The same goes for Trump and Rubio supporters. To supporters of all others – Rots-a-Ruck.

This time around it seems more people are talking about the Cruz v Rubio battles than anyone else, including the Trumpster, concentrating on their immigration back and forth.

Cruz said during the debate that he is against the amnesty Rubio was pushing for and then added that, “I have never supported legalization, and I do not intend to support legalization.”

Many have jumped on this as some sort of “Gotcha” moment – like – now we have him – he’s waffling! He refuses to commit to a definitive statement. Well, only a stupid person, a politician or liar (usually redundant) would ever be that definitive. A smart person would never say never.

Yesterday Glen Beck used the analogy of a president saying he would NEVER raise taxes – ever. Well, that’s a great sound bite and it may garner a few votes, but what if we were to find ourselves in the next great war, without the additional funds needed and taxes had to be raised, even temporarily, to pay for the war effort? There goes the President’s grand definitive pledge. Does this now make the president a liar? Cruz is far too intelligent to make that type of mistake. read more

Marco Rubio Is The Establishment

from Mark Levin at Conservative Review:

I was among the first national radio hosts to support Marco Rubio in his uphill Republican primary campaign for the Senate against the unprincipled Florida Governor Charlie Crist.  Back then, he ran as an unabashed Tea Party conservative.  I also supported Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, among others, in their campaigns against the entrenched GOP establishment.  But soon after arriving in Washington, Rubio decided to throw in with these politicians – including John McCain and Lindsey Graham and take an active leadership role in the Gang of Eight fiasco.  As he runs for the Republican presidential nomination, Rubio has attempted to redefine his position on immigration yet again, resulting in his utter incoherence on the subject.
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Podcast – Jeb Loses a Mega Donor – Children’s Book Pulled From Book Fair

In this episode I discuss the further implosion of Jeb Bush, as his campaign appears to be sinking fast. A huge money donor has pulled his support for poor old Jeb and will now back Marco Rubio.

The Superintendent of Arborwood Elementary School did the right thing by pulling a book from a child book fair, after consulting with a Parent-Teacher group, over potentially offensive material. read more

Podcast – New Report Shows Toddlers Shooting Themselves – Ezra Klein Likes Marco Rubio – Homosexual Canadian Couple Gets a Divorce

In this episode I discuss that despite another school shooting, the left still feel it’s getting enough traction. So out comes a new report showing toddlers mistakenly shooting themselves and others, to tug on the heart strings of parents. Lefty Ezra Klein, of VOX.com thinks Marco Rubio will be the eventual nominee and a married homosexual couple gets a divorce – but not for the reason you may think. read more