My WND Weekly Exclusive

Republicans’ repeal-but-not-really betrayal

I do a weekly podcast in which I normally discuss two or three topics that interest me (and hopefully the listener). However, this past Sunday, being so infuriated, I ended up devoting the entire time to one subject – the repeal of Obamacare. You may listen to it here.

Many Americans elected Donald Trump for one reason. They think he will fight for them. They see him as a symbol of hope – to break the cycle of Washington insider politics-as-usual. They/we are tired of broken promises that predictably occur after every election. They/we want Trump to break this cycle.

Trump or no, it appears the cycle continues, like the Italian rail system, right on schedule.

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The Democrats and the Price of Oil

By: the Common Constitutionalist

We’ve all been pleasantly surprised by the drop in gas prices lately. It’s now in the $2.90/gallon range and that’s a good thing.

CBS News reported on a recent Morgan Stanley analysis. “Morgan Stanley predicted that sustained low gas prices could mean households could have as much as $40 billion extra to spend this quarter.” Merry Christmas!

This report was issued in October, before the midterm election, yet never touted by a single democrat. Why?

Well, industry experts claim that increased oil production, mainly domestic, coupled with waning demand due a sluggish world economy has created a supply glut driving prices down, which is great for American voters’ wallets.

Now, does everyone remember Tom Steyer, the enviroweenie billionaire? His super PAC was the single largest campaign donor this election cycle, and every cent went to the democrats. read more

Conservatives Versus the Establishment

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 You have 2 Options. Read the article or listen to the Podcast.

 

Question: If conservatives are such losers, why do the Democrats wish to dispatch them so early? If the voters consider conservatives and the Tea Party a bunch of Bible thumping hayseed extremists, why don’t the Dems root for their success in the primaries?

 

Why doesn’t Democrat strategist Joe Trippi jump on the Matt Bevin bandwagon – try to defeat the great Mitch McConnell – thus enabling the Democrats to defeat the “fringe” Bevin in the general election?

 

After all, no one in their right mind would vote for a “Wacko Bird” (thank you John McCain) like Matt Bevin. But that’s not going to happen.

 

And why? Because the left will always tell you with whom they are afraid. The more afraid they are of an opponent the more they appear to discount that opponent. That’s their tell – to put it in poker terms. read more

Republican Three Card Monte

by: the Common Constitutionalist

At 7:45 on Friday morning reports indicated zero senate republicans were planning on voting for the Ryan-Murray House budget proposal. The GOP’s Senate leaders plan is to launch a procedural effort to kill the plan over a laundry list of objections – including a claim that it short-changes military veterans and other government retirees, which is does, of course.

Dick (turban) Durbin told reporters on Thursday, “We need Republican votes to pass the budget agreement, period. We need at least five. And I’m hoping that there will be more than that.” As of Friday morning he had none.

The GOP’s three most senior senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, have announced that they will vote ‘no.’

As one would expect, Senator Ted Cruz said the proposal, “spends more, taxes more, and allows continued funding for Obamacare. I cannot support it.” Thanks Paul Ryan, for selling us out and lying to Mark Levin on national radio about it.

One GOP Senate staffer,  speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “this is the agreement’s ‘pixie dust approach to budgeting. We’re doing what we always do. We set out a ten-year plan while knowing full well that we have a decade to undo it and shift gears again.” read more

Boehner, Conservatives, Go To War

The war of words inside the GOP over a proposed budget compromise escalated on Thursday, with tea party conservatives targeting Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans who support the deal and “don’t have the stomach” to cut spending.

Heritage Action’s Dan Holler said on Thursday that Republicans who support the budget plan unveiled Tuesday night “will have to explain to their constituents” their broken promises on taxes and spending.

And Club for Growth’s Chris Chocola said “it should surprise no one” when GOP members who vote for the plan are challenged in future primaries.
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The Girlie Man Party

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

When John Boehner said to effectively read his lips: If you are for tax cuts, you are for this budget; did you believe him?

When Paul Ryan explained that this budget is the best deal we can get, did you believe him?

When old Johnny Boehner went on to exclaim that the budget deal, which fully funds Obamacare, is far from perfect, but it’s a start; did you believe him then?

Do you believe anything the Republicans are saying about this disastrous budget agreement? No? Me either.

Yet there is a positive that has come out of this bogus budget busting deal. And don’t believe the lies. There are no budget cuts – only the usual hollow promises.

So what’s the positive? We can, once and for all, plainly see who is on our side and who is not. We can clearly see who will fight and who will cave. Who has true courage and who are spineless.

And it all comes down to one word: Shutdown, or fear of another dreaded shutdown. 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

Are “Lawmakers” Pro-American?

The least dispiriting moment of another grim week in Washington was the sight  of ornery veterans tearing down the Barrycades around the war memorials on the  National Mall, dragging them up the street and dumping them outside the White  House. This was, as Kevin Williamson wrote at National Review, “as excellent a  gesture of the American spirit as our increasingly docile nation has seen in  years.”

Indeed. The wounded vet with two artificial legs balancing the Barrycade on  his Segway was especially impressive. It would have been even better had these  disgruntled citizens neatly lined up the Barrycades across the front of the  White House and round the sides, symbolically Barrycading him in as punishment  for Barrycading them out.

But, in a town where an unarmed woman can be left a bullet-riddled corpse  merely for driving too near His Benign Majesty’s palace and nobody seems to  care, one appreciates a certain caution. read more

The Ghost and the French Republicans

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Decades ago comic actor Don Knotts starred in a movie entitled “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”. My kids love the movie. “Atta Boy Luther”! (a little shout out to them)

 

Anyway, Knotts plays a young man working as a typesetter for a local newspaper. As is typically the case, Knott’s character is shy and literally afraid of everything.

 

Succumbing to pressure from friends and a perceived rival, he excepts a dare to spend the night in a house thought to be haunted, before it is to be demolished.

 

The long and short of the story is that he does and despite his fears, discovers it’s not haunted and unwittingly uncovers a plot to cover up a murder committed in the home years earlier.

 

Wow, great story. Woopty doo! What does that have to do with the Republicans? read more

Is GOP Caving With Victory At Hand?

Shutdown: Obama’s approval rating has cratered, Democrats  are fighting among themselves and ObamaCare — the reason for the shutdown in the  first place — has been a disaster. So why are Republicans’ knees shaking?

The federal government’s hometown newspaper, the Washington Post, reports  “key GOP figures” are “abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal  health care law” and are “scrambling for a fallback strategy.” Republicans, the  paper claims, “have overreached,” and their plan to stop ObamaCare has been  “politically disastrous” and a “failure.”

House leaders seem to be dropping talk of Obama-Care and, over in the Senate,  Republicans appear ready to push only the repeal of ObamaCare’s medical device  tax, which already has wide bipartisan support. read more