Connecting the Conspiracy Dots

by: the Common Constitutionalist


I’m usually not one for conspiracy. Oswald killed JFK… alone. We did land on the moon. No aliens were recovered or discovered at Roswell and 9-11 was not an inside job.


But lately, with this administration, it may be time to put reason aside – for I wouldn’t put it past this bunch to do, or at least try anything.


I recently wrote an article entitled “Is Revolution Inevitable“.


In it I described how Justice Scalia is convinced that concentration/internment camps may very well be in our future. Okay, that’s a potential dot.


Now recall the billions of rounds of ammo Homeland Security has purchased and are now moving on to purchasing sniper ammo. That’s a dot.


Other agencies are purchasing guns and ammo, such as the Social Security Administration, the TSA and the USPS. Yes, the Postal Service!


Want more? How about the IRS, the EPA, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and yes, even NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s a big dot! read more

An Argument for Amnesty

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve had an epiphany recently. For years, heck, as long as I can remember, I’ve been dead set against any form of legalization or amnesty for any person illegally here in the United States. Whether it be an illegal who waded across the Rio Grande, the Swedish Bikini team who overstayed their visas or a child who was brought here illegally by his or her parents.


It didn’t matter to me how they arrived or why, or what their reason for staying. They all had to go, I thought. I was unapologetic and steadfast.


Well, times have changed and we dusty old constitutional conservatives must change or be left behind.


I hope you will now join me in converting to the pro-amnesty side as I lay out my argument.


The crux of my reasoning has more to do with current American citizens then those as yet undocumented.


Now, back in the bad old days citizens were expected to get an education and then venture out into the world to earn a living. One was actually expected to work for a paycheck. Seriously? Yes – I’m not kidding. read more

Obamacare “See We Told You So”

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

The sign up for Obamacare is going so well it appears that insurance companies will need a bailout. And as bad as the sign up numbers are, the number of “customers” that have actually paid for the program is likely a fraction of the paltry sign up numbers.


The administration either doesn’t know or will not say how many have not just signed up, but actually bought in to the program.


It seems the only “customers” that Obamacare is attracting are the old, sick and dying. Obviously, as many have stated, the president’s program must be flush with younger healthier “customers” in order to be viable. Without those young healthy “customers” to underwrite the unhealthy, the program cannot pay for itself (not that it could anyway) and thus will require a bailout.


But Mitch McConnell said Obamacare would likely sink under its own weight as the realities of the law become more clear.


And there’s the “See We Told You So”! Obamacare will never “collapse” under its own weight as the spineless establishment Republicans said it would. It was never going to. It’s the law, after all. The Republicans knew it and they lied about it to everyone because the leadership are scared little girlie man that can’t or won’t take the fight to the Democrats and our dictator in chief. read more

Obama on Obamacare: “Catch Me If You Can”

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

When my boys were younger, they would gather up several friends, assemble at our house and all walk into the woods to play Air Soft war games.


For those unfamiliar, Air Soft is like a BB gun, but uses plastic, not metal BBs, so the kids can’t be hurt if one hits them.


Once in the woods, I would set up boundaries the combatants couldn’t go beyond as well as both opposing sides bases of operations, or home base, as they called it.


Prior to each skirmish, everyone would gather and I would explain the rules to any newcomers and review them for those VAW’s (Veterans of Air Soft War).


When I was satisfied that everyone knew the rules of engagement, I dismissed the combatants to their bases to strategize for the coming battle.


After many battles over the course of the years – virtually every kid was veteran and the rules review was very short. Eye protection – check. Boundaries – check. What to do if you’re hit – check. That was about it.


These were specific “laws” that could not be broken. They all knew this and if caught by the referee, me, they would be ejected for the entire day, if
not forever. Remove your eye protection during a battle – gone. If I witness you being hit and you lie and say you weren’t – gone, etc.


Now, what if, during a match, I, as the dispenser of justice just decide to change the law? Oh, I don’t mean at the briefing prior to engagement. I mean in the middle of the battle.


Little Johnny takes off his eye protection. Bobby sings out that Johnny is ejected for doing so. I witness the offense but tell Bobby that because his name starts with a “J”, Johnny is exempt. Billy shoots Eddie, but because it was a red BB, not green, Eddie is exempt.


Eventually all the combatants would just throw up their hands and say “we quit” and start yelling at my sons that it’s impossible to play if their dad keeps changing the law.


Now does this sound familiar? Obamacare is the war-game, the insurers and insured are the combatants and I represent our less than benevolent dictator.


What Obama is doing with his crowning achievement is just that. He’s changing the law on the fly. These are not just rules changes. These are changes to the law itself, which is absolutely illegal.


Don’t be fooled by the White House’s line of crap that Obama is legally able to “tweak” the regulations. They know this is illegal, but like any other criminal enterprise, don’t care. It’s “Catch Me If You Can”.


Now just setting legality aside, put yourself in the position of these insurers. Also, put aside the fact that they should have seen this coming. They were all for this. They, in fact, were cheerleaders for Obamacare, banking on millions of new customers.


Putting all this aside, how can they now run their businesses? Insurance companies had to cancel many policies due to Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.


So these companies expended incredible time and money to abide by the law only to have the president change it retroactively.


But hey, Obama is a golfer (a bad one). Maybe he thinks he can take a Mulligan or two, or three, or more.


His latest Mulligan is the “hardship exemption” of the individual mandate, which has thrown the entire insurance industry into chaos.


To qualify for the exemption, the individual with the canceled coverage must simply “believe” that the Obamacare options are “unaffordable”. No proof is necessary.


Forbes reported that the, “hardship exemption will encourage healthier individuals, whose expected [medical care] spending would be low, to drop out of the [insurance] pool”, causing insurance costs to skyrocket and insurers to lose money on the remaining policies.


Remember folks – this is but the beginning. Yet even after what has already transpired, there is no call by Congress to just repeal the monstrosity that is Obamacare.


Will we ever learn that government can’t do anything right and certainly not better than can the private sector?


Evidently, the answer is no.

Got Nowhere To Run To Baby

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

I was speaking to a customer at my office last week. He is as conservative as anyone and fairly well read. He comes by to pick up supplies every once in a while and invariably the conversations turn to politics.


That day, we discussed everything from incandescent light bulbs to Obamacare. He began to turn the conversation into a complainathon.


He bemoaned the bond buying scheme by the Federal Reserve, saying that the $85 billion a month money flood can’t possibly be sustained. It was then that I told him the great news – that the Fed was paring back to a mere $75 billion a month.


It was as if a great weight was lifted off him. Not really. His reaction was, “Woop-di-do”! Well said. read more

Obama the Racist

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

Remember back a year or two ago? All we heard were complaints by the left that racism was driving the Republican effort for new “more restrictive” voter ID laws. How the poor and minority communities would be effectively locked out of the 2012 elections.


In April 2012, a guy wrote a piece on the website “Sojourners”. Their motto: Faith in Action for Social Justice. That’s not scary!


He explained that, “People concerned about the new voter laws contend that the ID requirements erect an unnecessary barrier for some voters, which raises an obvious question: why is it so difficult for some people to get a photo ID? After all, you just pop down to the motor vehicle bureau, show your birth certificate or passport and a few utility bills from your house to prove your stable address, and voilà! But for many people, it’s not quite so easy, starting with the birth certificate, which many poor people and recent immigrants may not have at their fingertips. And, of course, people without photo IDs don’t have drivers licenses, and likely don’t have a car, so getting to government offices-especially in rural areas without public transportation-can be a complicated, time-consuming process…”


In October 2012, Jeremiah Goulka recounted and experience in 2006: “At the time, my roommate worked at a local bank branch, and that evening when we got into a conversation, he mentioned to me that the bank required two forms of identification to open an account. Of course, who wouldn’t? But then he told me this crazy thing: customers would show up with only one ID or none at all-and it wasn’t like they had left them at home. Really? I said, blown away by the thought of it. Yeah, really, he answered. And here was the kicker: every single one of them was black and poor.” read more

Democrat Senator Opposed Obamacare Quick-Fix

A Colorado Democrat who introduced a U.S. senate bill Wednesday to prevent insurance policy cancellations under Obamacare voted against a 2010 resolution that would have done just that.

But now, trying to upstage President Obama, Sen. Mark Udall is declaring victory – saying the president’s call Thursday for insurance companies to stop cancellations a “scaled down version” of his solution to “ensure that the health care law works for Coloradans.” read more

Dumb and Dumber on Fox News Sunday


by: the Common Constitutionalist 

I used to watch Fox news on Sunday morning. Not all the time, but when I did tune into Sunday news, it was always Fox. I thought it was the only chance of getting relatively accurate and unbiased reporting.


However, as many of us become more educated, I at least find it more and more difficult to watch even Fox News.


A case in point was this past Sunday. Chris Wallace had as his guest, Bob Woodward, the fossil of Watergate fame.


Has Woodward done anything of significance since the Nixon era? If so, I don’t recall it. It’s like Al Bundy of the comedy “Married with Children”. His life was one failure after another, yet he still regales everyone he meets with the story of scoring four touchdowns in one high school football game, decades earlier.


Anyway, Wallace was interviewing Woodward about the Obamacare rollout disaster. He asked Woodward if he had seen anything like it, being that Woodward had been around for so long.


Woodward’s answer: “Well, I have to think about what this is. It’s a mess, clearly, but what it isn’t, and I think you have to look at the question of motive. And the president’s motive here, even through their deep problems with implementation, he wants to do something good for 30 million people and get them health insurance. So this isn’t Watergate. This isn’t Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.” read more

Two Faced John McCain

Okay, I’ve always used a caveat when speaking of John McCain. I’m sure you have too. That is, despite how bad he has turned out to be, he was still a war hero. I’m amending that. Glenn Beck said it yesterday on his radio show and I am fully on board. Glenn said there ought to be a statute of limitations on war-hero status. I agree and John McCain is well passed it.

I will no longer state that he was a war hero. I can no longer, in good conscience, consider someone who has done so much damage to our country a war hero. There is example after example of him undermining the Constitution and true conservatives in his own party to warrant such a moniker.

And here is just another:

from: TheBlaze:

UPDATE: On his radio show Thursday, TheBlaze’s Glenn Beck called out McCain for his comments in September in light of his most recent remarks. You can listen to Beck’s commentary in our follow-up story.

For the original news story, read below.

After repeatedly criticizing senators such as Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their crusade to defund Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the “total repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. It’s a quick turnaround after the longtime senator, in September, proclaimed that it was “not rational” to think Obamacare could be defunded or repealed.

Sen. John McCain Calls for Total Repeal of Obamacare

In this photo provided by CBS News, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on CBS’ “Face the Nation” in Washington about the partial federal government shutdown. AP

McCain outlined his “solution” during an interview with Greta Van Susteren, which culminated in an admission that the law should be repealed completely.

“The solution is, first of all, to let people keep their insurance if they want to,” he said. “Or at least reinstate them.” read more

Don’t Repeal It; Fix It Up A Little


by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Republican fix for Obamacare isn’t repeal or defund . The House Republican fix that Fred Upton floated a couple of weeks ago  is, “if you have an individual healthcare policy that was effective as of this year,  January 2013, that policy in fact is grandfathered in and it allows you to keep it for another year. You’re not going to be subject to a penalty. You’re not going to be forced to find something else.”


Wow Fred. Way to go out on a limb buddy! That’s like a Governor giving a death row inmate a one year reprieve. We’ll just kill you next year. Awesome!


I agree with Glenn Beck’s description of what is really going. They (the republicans) also want national healthcare. Don’t believe the lies that they are against it. Like every other  progressive program, most republicans are all for them. At the least the left, or should I say further left, is honest about what they want, kind of.


The republicrats want a republicare or a Romneycare or some other derivation, yet we here them speak glowingly of the free market. Progressives don’t want a “free” market. Just listen to them. Even when they speak of repeal, it’s never just to repeal it. It’s always “repeal and replace”. Replace with what? read more