Paul Ryan’s Inclusive Conservatism

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last week the New York Times wrote:  “Republican leaders on Capitol Hill conceded that they will miss a Friday deadline, and the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday put forward a stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown and give negotiators an additional five days to reach an agreement.”

And this is what happens every time a budget bill or frankly any “important” legislation (if there is such a thing) comes up. It’s planned and purposeful – playing the postponement game with “stopgap measures.” Isn’t it curious that they always seem to be pushed right to the brink of a holiday period, a government shutdown or such thing? This time it’s a double whammy – Christmas break and the dreaded shutdown (which we all know is a mere slowdown). No one on capital hill wants to be here longer than they have to, so the old game is to keep extending the final decision making until the 11th hour and rush to make a deal, then leave town.

Senator majority leader and head bully, Mitch McConnell already stated there will NEVER again be a government shutdown. read more

Podcast – Ken Cuccinelli Goes off on Mitch McConnell – News Flash: Ted Cruz is Hated

In this episode I discuss Senate Conservative Fund President Ken Cuccinelli’s outrage over Mitch McConnell’s cowardly behavior. He describes McConnell as having no backbone, which we all know to be true.

I also discuss the harsh treatment of my man Ted Cruz by Daily Show host, the genius, Trevor Noah and how Cruz should turn Noah’s idiotic comments into a winning campaign commercial.

In a short closing segment I expound on some little known facts regarding the area around San Bernardino – the site of the radical Islamist attack. read more

Podcast – Shocker: Republican Leadership Hates Ted Cruz – They All Want You To Hate Donald Trump

In this episode I discuss the courage of Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, for calling out Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, repeatedly calling him a liar, because that’s what he did and that’s who McConnell is. I also discuss The Donald and how he continues to befuddle the left, the pundit class and the smarter than you and me pollsters. They just can’t understand why people love him.
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Podcast – Feminization of the Military – Everything Causes Cancer & What’s Bugging the Radical Left

On this episode I discuss what the American Spectator claims is the Caitlynization, or feminization of our military. Oh look, now it’s yummy fried foods like potato chips that cause cancer. Hide your children! And ThinkProgress doesn’t love Mitch McConnell over his comments about confirming, or not confirming Obama judges. read more

Republicans Reveal Their Plan to Crush Conservatives

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Well, this past weekend, the establishment wing of the Republican Party finally laid its cards on the table. They’ve finally thrown off the veil of faux conservatism to show the entire world just who they really are. The question is – are we now smart enough to see them for who they are?

With the passage of the CROmnibus in the House, during the lame-duck session, they’ve shown that they don’t care a whit about their conservative base, or the American people in general.

Few in the House objected (Louis Gohmert, Michelle Bachmann, etc.) and once again it was up to Ted Cruz (and Mike Lee) in the Senate to tell the truth.

Well, here’s another truth regarding CROmnibus. Some of you may already be aware of it.

Remember when Mitch McConnell said during the last primary season that he wanted to crush the Tea Party – that they (we) wouldn’t win a single primary – that they (the ruling class) will be the Tea Party everywhere? read more

Republicans – What Are They Good For

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Republicans won the election. Everyone on the right is thrilled about being able to depose Harry Reid and stop Obama. Hooray for us!

Now just two weeks later an inevitable and all too predictable reality has set in. The Republicans have begun surrendering before the battle even starts.

Biz Pac Review reported of Trey Gowdy’s (whom I mostly love), appearance on the Bill O’Reilly show Thursday. Gowdy said “Impeaching the president is a really bad idea. Have you met Joe Biden?”

Well no Mr. Gowdy. I have not and I understand that VP Biden has been demonstrably wrong about pretty much everything in his decades of public service. We get that he is a boob, but he’s not Obama and he’s not black. Gowdy claimed that Obama actually wants them (Congress) to pursue impeachment but that he (Gowdy) won’t be taking the bait.

Biz Pac’s tagline for the article was “Damned if we do, and damned if we don’t.” If that’s the case, which it is, why not just do the right thing? Whoever you think is going to hate and resent you will do so anyway.

Okay, so that’s one option off the table. Now to Mitch McConnell, the uncontested new Imperial leader of the Senate (or soon to be). When asked, he once again reiterated, rather gruffly, that they will not be shutting down the federal government and defaulting on the national debt. read more

The Establishment Almost Had Me

By: the Common Constitutionalist:

Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter almost had me convinced the other night. They almost had me. I think even Mark Levin hinted at it.

Elect Republicans, any republican, to Stop Obama’s agenda and get rid of Harry Reid.

Ann Coulter was so animated over it I thought she was going to melt down. She was visibly and mockingly furious with anyone stupid enough not to vote for those like Mitch McConnell, or her love, as she describes him, Scott Brown. All the republicans she is pushing are Chamber of Commerce, big government hacks.

Anyway, this seems to be the refrain from the right, not just from the establishment, but also from conservatives. We must halt the Obama surge and throw out Harry Reid, so let’s hold our collective noses once again and pull the lever.

And then what? And then no one has an answer, because there is no answer and they will not allow that question to be asked.

So, I guess I’ll ask it again. And then what? Republicans take control of the House and Senate and then what? read more

Tea Party Continues Winning

The following is a rather interesting, upbeat view of the conservative position that we (me included) sometimes lose sight of, in the post-McConnell win over Matt Bevin. It’s something to reflect upon. I sure will.  I was reminded yesterday that although the McConnell win appeared to be a beat down of the Tea Party movement, he only garnered 60% of the vote to Bevin’s 40%. In other words, a man we didn’t even know a year ago, took almost half of the votes from a powerful, long standing member of the establishment.

 

from The American Thinker:

Tea Party Continues Winning

Yes, you heard that right.  The tea party is (still) winning, even during and after this year’s 2014 Republican primary season. 

The tea party is not a political party. It never has been. The tea party never set as its goal defeating every single incumbent Republican officeholder. The fact that the tea party has taken the scalps of about 50 House Democrats in the 2010 election and several giants in the Republican establishment during 2010 and 2012 is a bonus. That is far in excess of what the tea party movement ever expected to accomplish.

The tea party movement was born in the Spring of 2009, out of Rick Santelli’s famous rant on CNBC on February 18, 2009, calling on citizens to gather and throw tea into Lake Michigan near Chicago as a tea party protest. A few activists claim credit for hatching precursor efforts earlier than that, mainly supporters of Ron Paul.  But Rick Santelli’s nationwide television broadcast was the rocket’s blastoff. read more

We Get What We Deserve

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So here we are, less than a day removed from a McConnell victory in Kentucky. Let the establishment gloating begin, for now.

So this is what will happen if McConnell wins reelection and the Republicans take control of the Senate.

John Boehner will remain Speaker of the House and McConnell will become Senate majority leader. The establishment will lock up the government and will then be free to collude with Harry Reid and the Democrats behind closed doors.

Obamacare will absolutely become a permanent fixture and will not be recalled, replaced or defunded in any way. Rather, the new Republican majority will suggest and promote little changes that merely trim around the edges of the disaster, like trimming the crust off slice of bread. It just appears to be more palatable, but is still just a piece of bread. It will be a nationwide VA medical system for all.

By reelecting these clowns, there are evidently enough people in America that believe themselves to be have-nots and more than enough Republican voters who are dumb enough to be fooled by the old establishment.

Are Republicans that vote for the old guard RINOs really too stupid to see that going along to get along never works for long? Eventually one must make a stand or fall or join in the mayhem. read more