After All the Hype – Pelosi Says Trump’s not Worth Impeaching

from the Federalist:

If Pelosi Believed Her Claims About Trump And Russia, She Would Impeach

There was some sad news for progressives yesterday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Washington Post Magazine that she will not pursue impeachment against President Donald Trump. It’s not just Pelosi: House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff also came out against trying to remove the president from office, saying “failed impeachment is a bad idea,” and that it can’t happen “in the absence of very graphic evidence.”

The speaker claimed “he’s just not worth it,” but anyone who has read a newspaper or turned on the television in the past two years knows full well that if Democrats believed there were serious evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump, articles of impeachment would be flying out of printers in her office. read more

Democrats Artfully Shift Blame for Anti-Semitism Away from Omar

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Many on the right enjoy witnessing democrat infighting – when liberals eat their own, so to speak. Lately it’s been the radical left that has called on the dems to shift further left or suffer the consequences.

However, when it comes to democrat politicians calling out one another, it rarely ever happens.

This time it looked like it might be different, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was said to be less happy with freshman Congressperson, Ilhan Omar. It looked like Omar was heading for a public dressing down by the democrat leadership for her anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Now that appears not to be. Too bad. We on the right were looking forward to such an oddity in the democrat party.

But it’s as true today as it has ever been – no one circles the wagons like the democrats. In other words, the dems don’t throw their own overboard at the first sign of trouble, or frankly any sign of trouble. read more

Sometimes Polls Have Little Relevance

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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“A Gallup Poll conducted last week [two weeks ago] showed Trump with negative ratings of 58 percent and positive ratings of 40 percent. These figures reflected similar findings in the Economist You Gov poll conducted at the same time, which had Trump down 54-44 percent. In contrast, YouGov had Pelosi down 52-48 percent and Schumer down 49-32 percent. Trump has higher disapproval, but Pelosi and Schumer have lower approval ratings — in part, I think because they are less well-known,” veteran polling analyst Jay O’Callaghan told Newsmax.

But so what? What’s the difference whose poll numbers are higher or lower?

Some might ask, “Doesn’t that equate to popularity which directly equates to reelection chances?”

The short answer is, as of right now, it makes no difference. read more

Government Reopens – They Win – We Lose

from Conservative Review:

Trump announces short-term deal to reopen government with no wall funding. What’s his plan?

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced an agreement between Republicans and Democrats in Congress to temporarily reopen the government without funding for a border wall.

Trump said he would sign a continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels for a few weeks without the additional $5.7 billion he’s requested as a down payment to construct parts of the border wall. He alluded to the legal authority to declare a national emergency to build the wall without new appropriations from Congress but indicated that he will not take that action today. read more

Careful Democrats – You’re Hypocrisy is Showing

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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President Trump’s performance from the Oval Office on Tuesday was OK to good. It wasn’t great – it wasn’t Reganesque. Some might say he looked uncomfortable and wooden.

But that’s not Trump’s fault. This isn’t what he does. What he does well is play to the people.

The public is used to the boisterous Trump – animated, adlibbing at rallies and looking at home. Despite having years of experience as star of the Apprentice, he did not appear at ease in front of the lone camera.

However, he looked sincere, because he is sincere. For him, and us who support him, this has nothing at all to do with politics. This is about safety, security, fairness and the rule of law. Easily his best line of the night: “Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. But then why do politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes? They don’t do it because they hate the people on the outside — they do it because they love the people on the inside.” read more

Civility has Left the Building

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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So is this the way it’s going to go?

For months, we on the right have been bemoaning the rhetoric and violence of the left. For months right wing media has pointed out the outrageous behavior of leftist politicians like Maxine Waters for encouraging and inciting violence.

We’ve endlessly illustrated her now infamous screech-fest recorded in late June, 2018, in which she said: “If you see anybody from the cabinet, in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station – you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them.”

This, we on the right claim, is utterly unacceptable behavior in a civilized society. And we’re correct. It is utterly unacceptable behavior.

But they did what old Maxine asked of them. Mobs formed to confront conservatives and Republicans. And sorry to Brooke Baldwin of CNN for using the ‘m’ word. Recall she said “Oh, you’re not going to use the ‘mob’ word,” in reaction to fellow leftist and Daily Beast senior columnist Matt Lewis’s description of Ted Cruz being chased out of a restaurant. read more

Have We Finally Found a Democrat Red Line?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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In recent years, there has not been a red line in the sand the democrats would not cross. In foreign policy, Obama would bow and curtsy to every tin-pot thug and dictator, and give them most anything they desired of the United States. Even self-imposed “red lines” were fair game.

Domestically, nothing was too radical – no line they wouldn’t cross. And dealing with spineless Republicans made it that much easier.

But then a funny thing happened. Trump got elected and sent the left into a manic nosedive. From there, the rhetoric of the left just became more and more vitriolic. No low appeared too low for leftist politicians, pundits or “journalists.”

Then another funny thing happened. The illegal alien crossings began ramping up and we suddenly had an alien epidemic on the border. And the dems finally had their issue. They figured with their mastery of heart-string tugging, they would force The Donald to hoist with his own petard. The left had the issue to bring the “hard-line,” anti-immigrant, jingoist leader to his knees.

And for a while, it appeared to be working. But the left is nothing if not predictable. Trump didn’t cave as expected – like good Republicans should. He pushed back. Leftists can’t deal with push-back. It just makes them behave more radically unhinged. read more

Podcast – Increasing Racial Tensions and Nancy Pelosi’s Gift

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Racial tensions in America seem to be getting worse over the years – not better. And we’re struggling for a reason as to why it is.

And no where does it appear more prevalent than the recent rash of traffic stops by white police officers and persons of color.

Many believe that the reason is simply race-baiting, but I beg to differ. Instead I believe the problem is similar to that of the Palestinians, who have grown up being taught and brainwashed to hate and fear the Jews.

I also discuss Nancy Pelosi – the gift to Republicans that keeps on giving. Her insanity and Trump derangement syndrome has reached what may be a pinnacle as she comes to the defense of the evil street gang – MS-13. read more

Spendthrift House & Senate

from the American Spectator:

Sometimes posturing proves bad for posture. Standing for eight hours in four-inch heels strikes as just one of those times.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi grandstanded on immigration in the well of the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The media hailed the lengthy harangue as unprecedented. But surely this comes as not the first time a preachy liberal promised to take just one minute of your time only to conclude the lecture eight hours later. read more

We are Witnessing the Implosion of the Democrat Party

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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When you’re winning, you never argue amongst yourselves. Winning cures all ills. Everyone likes everyone else. All is forgiven, etc.

For decades the democrats controlled Washington, D.C. The dems consistently won. At times, they had all three branches of government. Other cycles would see them control the presidency and maybe one House or the other. Regardless, they were winning.

Sure they would outwardly complain about Republicans, but we never saw any infighting. As Rush Limbaugh has stated on many occasions – even when things looked not as good for them, nobody circled the wagons like the democrats. In other words, they never turned on each other.

Interestingly, when you’re consistently losing year after year, the same applies. Throughout those same decades, the republicans seemed satisfied with, or at least tolerant of losing. They weren’t good at circling the wagons around one of their own, but still, there was little infighting.

Look at the biggest losers in the NFL. We never hear of fights breaking out at the Cleveland Browns or Jacksonville Jaguars facilities. Why? Because they are preeminent losers and are used to the role. Players that have been with one of these teams a while understand that there is no expectation of winning a Super Bowl, making it to the playoffs or even posting a better than .500 record. read more