Squishy Republicans are Calling it Quits

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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In early September, Charlie Dent, Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania and co-chair of the moderate Tuesday Group,

Charlie Dent

suddenly announced he was retiring from the House after seven terms in office.

So what. What’s the big deal? Well, it’s apparently a big deal to many – particularly it seems to publications on the left like The Atlantic. Yesterday, The Atlantic wrote a piece entitled, “Who Will Lead the Republican Moderates?” lamenting the exit next year of representative Dent.

You see, Dent is the current “leader” of the moderate wing of the Republican Party in Congress. So of course it’s a big deal to the left, for as we know, moderate Republicans are the only reasonable people in the GOP.

And he’s not the only squish high-tailing it out of town. Representatives Dave Trott of Michigan, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Dave Reichert of Washington, John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas and Sam Johnson of Texas are all packing it in. read more

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Liberals hate to lose. Heck, we all hate to lose. But leftists are different. They not only hate to lose, but can’t, or won’t, accept the fact that you can’t win them all. It’s like it is their birthright to win every election, every contest and prevail on every issue.

And when they don’t, we see what happens. For years, Rush Limbaugh has been repeating that yes, liberals are normally crazy – but it’s when they lose their power or get beaten on an issue that they really become unhinged.

It’s been months since liberals lost the presidential election and years since they’ve controlled both legislative Houses – yet they remain in denial, refusing to accept that they lost fair and square. For them, it will be sour grapes until they regain control – and they’ll continue to claim that there is something wrong with all of us. It’s never them or their message. read more

Trump Was Right and We Were Wrong

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I wish to congratulate President-Elect Donald J Trump. He ran a remarkable campaign. One that neither we on the right, nor the establishment republicans, nor the dems thought was possible.

What no one counted on was the unwavering support for Trump. It did seem that no matter what he did, his ever-expanding flock never wavered. This is something neither we on the right, and certainly the left, ever counted on, or ever really understood. But someone did.

And that someone is Salena Zito at the Atlantic.com. – who has also written for the Weekly Standard and is board member of the Center for Media and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

What everyone appeared to have missed, Ms. Zito figured out back in September, which, in my opinion, why he prevailed.

In Zito’s article entitled, “Taking Trump Seriously, Not Literally,” she writes of an appearance and speech by Trump at a Shale Insight Conference. She pointed observed that,“The 70-year-old Republican nominee took his time walking from the green room toward the stage. He stopped to chat with the waiters, service workers, police officers, and other convention staffers facilitating the event. There were no selfies, no glad-handing for votes, no trailing television cameras. Out of view of the press, Trump warmly greets everyone he sees, asks how they are, and, when he can, asks for their names and what they do.” read more

Illegal Aliens Help Social Security – Not

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Yahoo News posted an article  by the Atlantic attempting to defend and legitimize illegal aliens by trying to convince the reader that illegals are actually a net asset for America, as they pay billions into the Social Security system and get little in return.

“Every year, the Social Security Administration collects billions of dollars in taxes that it doesn’t know who paid. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms that have Social Security numbers that don’t match with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages were theirs, allowing them to one day collect retirement benefits,” the article claims.

Stephen Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, estimates that about 1.8 million immigrants were working with fake or stolen Social Security cards in 2010, and he expects that number to reach 3.4 million by 2040. He calculates that undocumented immigrants paid $13 billion into the retirement trust fund that year, and only got about $1 billion in benefits. “We estimate that earnings by unauthorized immigrants result in a net positive effect on Social Security financial status generally, and that this effect contributed roughly $12 billion to the cash flow of the program for 2010,” Gross concluded in a 2013 review of the impact of undocumented immigrants on Social Security. read more