Gun Violence Will Be Tops at the State of the Union

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Obama has begun his final year full court press to secure his legacy. He knows the clock is ticking and he must undo as much of the Constitution as possible prior to his exit. I believe one reason he appears to be pushing so hard is that he believes Hillary Clinton, one way or the other, will not win. She will either lose in the general election or her criminal behavior will finally catch up to her – therefore be unable to extend his radical legacy.

Of course one of the major issues for any statist is to begin the process of disarming the citizenry. So Obama has hit the road – giving speeches – using what Teddy Roosevelt called his “Bully Pulpit,” to spread his message of gun control.

As a slight aside, you’ve probably noticed that Obama, the Dems nor the press is promoting “gun safety.” See, the word “safety” carries with it a positive tone. When leftists speak of guns, which are as everyone knows inherently evil, they must take care not to detract from that message of evil with a word like “safety.”

Therefore, for leftists, guns must be forever linked with violence – thus the newly minted and focus group tested Democrat phrase, “Gun Violence.” Watch and listen for it – it’s everywhere. read more

Symbolism Will Not Hide the Catastrophic Substance of the Iran Deal

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Anyone with any common sense would know not to attempt to strike a deal with the number one sponsor of worldwide terror – any deal, unless you are also interested in weakening the United States and Israel, like say Russia and China.

No one who has the slightest concern for the security of Israel, or even the more moderate countries in the region, who, like Egypt, are at least trying to reform, could possibly strike a deal with Iran.

So if you’ve ever doubted conservatives when we claim that everything the left does is political, look no further than Obama’s deal with the country who’s leaders are still chanting death to Israel, death to America.

Look no further than the democrat party who walks in lock step with the president. This deal has nothing to do with security – nothing to do with halting the march of terror – nothing to do with nuclear arms.

Its one purpose is to secure the Obama political legacy of being the only president willing and able to “stare down” the Iranian regime and strike a deal – history’s greatest negotiator. That’s it. It’s no more complicated than that.

Obama and the democrats are willing to sell out anyone and everyone to secure the appearance of a short term political victory. And short term it will be. Remember, with democrats, it’s all political – and modern day politics is all about symbolism over substance. It doesn’t matter what’s under the hood – as long as it looks good. read more

If It’s Hillary or Bust – Dems Will Choose Bust

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Can you feel it? Can you feel the disturbance in the force – the dark side? Yes, the Democrat party is beginning to descend into panic mode. Oh sure, like in the antiperspirant ads, they’re not going to allow us to see them sweat, but the Democrat kingmakers have to be closing in on desperation.

They are running out of time, and as has been said, they have no bench – no one to go to if Hillary falters. From the beginning, it was apparently Hillary Clinton or bust.

Now those on both sides have concluded that Hillary will probably not make it to the finish line. And to this I say, welcome aboard. Not to toot my own horn, but regular readers know I have been predicting the inevitable downfall of Clinton from almost day one.

It’s taken some time and a lot of scandal, and she still may whether this, but I’ll stand by my original assessment and say, she will not be the Democrat candidate.

See, Hillary now has two problems. Originally, it was that she is almost universally disliked. Unlike her husband, who everyone knows is a bag of dirt, but still inexplicably likable, she is the polar opposite of Bill. No one likes Hillary. Sure, she has her loyal supporters and backers, but that doesn’t mean they like her. read more