Illegals Get to Stay Which Makes ThinkProgress Happy

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The ultra-leftist site ThinkProgress is happier today. And why are they happier? Well, once again, liberal open-boarders politics may trump what is right and what is the law.

“A federal appeals court handed down a very brief, two paragraph order  on Monday that represents good news for the tens of thousands of immigrants currently subject to a campaign of intimidation from a trial judge,” they write.

Of course they aren’t talking about “immigrants.” They are referring to illegal aliens who were/are allowed to stay in the U.S. under the President’s also illegal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) decree.

It is interesting and infinitely predictable, the metamorphosis of the term – from illegal alien, to illegal immigrant, to undocumented immigrant to now just immigrant, making the law breakers completely indistinguishable from those saps who chose to enter legally and play by the rules.

And what has federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas done that was so intimidating and egregious? He insisted that Obama Department of Justice lawyers act ethically in his courtroom and not lie to his face. The nerve of some judges. read more

Hands Up – Don’t Sue!

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This is how the left works when they don’t get what they want. First they uncover, or magically discover, a failing at the individual, local or state level. Then after publically announcing the failure, they suggest that the failure should be changed. They advertise compliance with their “suggestions” as being voluntary. But compliance is only voluntary if the party or parties follow through to the government’s content. If those being “suggested” to comply or change their behavior are slow in doing so, the federal authority will shift from suggestion-mode to poke and prod-mode.

But what happens if the local or state authority decides instead to give the feds the one-finger solute instead of entertaining change?

If this were a constitutionally adherent federal government, they would say that maybe we don’t like it but it is the individual state or community’s right to govern themselves with minimum interference at the federal level.

But of course that’s a silly and antiquated notion. We all know that states and localities can’t govern themselves. They don’t have thousands of Harvard educated governmental experts to guide them. They don’t really know what they want. No, only the federal government experts know what’s good for them and it’s not the fault of our federal government if local yokels can’t understand this. In other words – the feds gotta do what the feds gotta do to save us from ourselves. 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