Douglas V. Gibbs

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Douglas V. Gibbs of Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary, has been featured on "Hannity" and "Fox and Friends" on Fox News Channel, and other television shows and networks. Doug is a Radio Host on KMET 1490-AM on Saturdays with his Constitution Radio program, as well as a longtime podcaster, conservative political activist, writer and commentator. Doug can be reached at douglasvgibbs [at] or constitutionspeaker [at]

Most Recent Articles by Douglas V. Gibbs:

Illegal Alien Criminals Kill Freedom and Prosperity

May 12, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

My wife was born in Mexico, but she does not like what she is seeing in today’s America. Her parents immigrated here in the mid-sixties. Papi told me his decision to go through the process of immigrating to the United States was so that he could give his children a better life. Mexico “is not good,” he once told me. “More chance for education and better life in America.”

He rejects the term “Mexican-American.” He would say, “If I wanted to be Mexican, I would have stayed in Mexico. I came here to be American.”

Dismantling the 9th Circuit

Apr 28, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

In Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution the text states that Congress has the authority to “constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court.”

In Article III of the U.S. Constitution, when referring to the inferior federal courts, it states that it is Congress who may from “time to time ordain and establish.”

With the power of creation comes the power to dismantle.

California Gas Tax Tumble

Apr 14, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

You remember the joke, right?  How do you know a politician is lying?  Their lips are moving.  We have become so accustomed to the lying, we assume they are always lying. . . yet, we believe them.  It’s a weird, sort of Twilight Zone, kind of thing.

They lie.  But, we believe them.

In California, we are on the verge of going from the fourth highest gas taxes in the country to the highest.  We are being told it’s for road repairs, and other infrastructure projects.  They told us that about other taxes, but it was always a lie.  They told us the currently second highest gas taxes in the county were for making sure our infrastructure was taken care of.  But, we have crumbling bridges, a mess of potholes, and a crumbling dam in Oroville.

United Airlines Innocent

Apr 13, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Okay, I’ve just about had my fill with the news about the United Airlines passenger being dragged off the plane because the company overbooked, but the passenger refused to leave the flight.

Should they overbook? Probably not. There is an average number they have calculated of the number of people they believe will not even show up, so based on those numbers, they overbook a little bit to make sure the seats are full. There is not exactly a very big profit margin in the airline industry, as it is.

Presidential War Powers

Apr 10, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not the attack on an airfield by American Tomahawk missiles in early April of 2017 was a constitutional action by President Donald J. Trump, despite the fact that the military action occurred prior to the President receiving some kind of congressional approval for it.

First, let’s set aside the “Congress has the authorization to declare war” argument, which argues the President cannot wage war without a declaration of war.  While it is true that in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution the power to “Declare War” is granted to the U.S. Congress, that is not the issue in question, here.  There is no necessity for a declaration of war to accompany every military action.  The manners and procedures of such a requirement would be burdensome and obstructive to the President’s need to be decisive and swift in military matters, when a quick hand is called for.  A Declaration of War is a formal, legislative act that informs the world of a state of war existing between the bodies named in that declaration, and also reveals that a long, drawn-out conflict is the subject of such a declaration.  Could you imagine how long it would take to get Congress to agree on the conditions of the declaration for every little military operation?  The fighting would be over before we could act, and our homeland or interests we wanted to protect would be in grave danger, as a result.

CNN: Truth About Rice is Fake News

Apr 4, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left can’t stand it. They have gotten to the point where their masquerade is unraveling, and they are in a panic to cover it all up. Liars, once caught lying, create new lies to cover up lies, and then pretend some lies don’t exist, and eventually, they can’t remember what is a lie, and what is not.

Will the snowflakes continue to hate the GOP and Trump if they find out the Democrats have lied to them, and their rage was orchestrated by lies, and that in the end the youth of this nation out there screaming and crying and acting violently against Trump supporters are considered to be nothing more than mindless pawns to the Democrats?

Pence’s Dinner Arrangements with Women

Apr 3, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left is appalled.  A paragraph in a Washington Post article about Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, revealed, “In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

The reaction was swift and extremely polarized,” according to a later Washington Post story.

Did Congress Pass a Bill Allowing ISPs to Sell/Share our Browsing Data?

Apr 1, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The media, and political messaging artists, know that perception is everything. All you need is a small tidbit of the truth, and if presented properly, you can start a revolution. With that understood, the question on the table is, “Why would Republicans and Trump want Internet Service Providers to be able to sell your browsing information without your consent?”

Anybody in their right mind would be appalled by the insinuation. Privacy is a big deal with most folks, and in the dark corner of our computer room we truly believe our activities online belong to us, and us alone. We are right to worry that internet tomfoolery by ISPs could spill beyond our product preferences, and they could send our personal information out there to the highest bidders on the open market.

Sanctuary Cities Violate Supremacy Clause

Mar 24, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

It has always fascinated me that the liberal left progressives regularly use the Supremacy Clause as an excuse for the unconstitutional control the federal government wields over the States, but when the Supremacy Clause is actually violated, they suddenly ask about States’ Rights and disregard the presence of the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution.

President Obama used the Supremacy Clause against Arizona S.B. 1050, that State’s immigration law, saying that if the federal government chooses not to enforce immigration law, as per the Supremacy Clause, the States cannot have laws contrary to that federal inaction.  Never mind that in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution the President is instructed to “faithfully execute the laws of the United States.”

G20 Bows to Trump

Mar 19, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Moderation, is the key.  For example, food can be a good thing, but if you go to any extreme, be it eating too much, or eating too little, you run the risk of being overweight, or starving yourself to death.  Moderation is an important concept in pretty much everything.

In politics, the term “moderation” has come to mean something that is not necessarily true.  The extreme leftward lean of the Democrats is so extreme that to them moderation leans leftward, just not as far left as they.  Anything not within their extreme reach is accused of being extremely to the right.  The Republican Party, especially the Tea Party and Trump supporters of the GOP, are far right, in the opinion of the far left Democrats.  Alt-right is another term they use for it.  Except, the term, and the idea of far right extremism, is being greatly exaggerated.

Ben Carson Was Right About Slaves As Immigrants

Mar 7, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Ben Carson is so intelligent, it screws up the liberal leftists who believe they are smarter than everyone else.  For example, the liberal left was all over Ben Carson in November of 2015 when he said, “Jefferson, seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react and tried to craft our Constitution in a way that it would control people’s natural tendencies and control the natural growth of the government.”  Thomas Jefferson, however, was in France during the Constitutional Convention in 1787, so the Democrats and their minions leaped all over it, and accused Dr. Carson of being in error.

Trump Bugged by Obama a Bigger-than-Watergate Cover-Up

Mar 6, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Was the whole thing about having allegations about Russian intrusion into our election all about covering up the fact that the Democrats were wire-tapping Trump, and other Republicans, already?  But, to avoid a Watergate scenario, in case it was found out, they could simply attach it to the Russian influence allegations?  Was the plan to point fingers at the GOP and Russia being in cahoots with each other dreamed up so as to explain away illegal, Watergate-style wiretapping, so that it would be easier to get away with it in case the reality of what the Democrats were doing got out there?

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, during the second hour of Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs, we addressed the allegations that Barack Obama used illegal wiretaps against Donald J. Trump during the election season.  Here’s a transcript of what we said:

I began the conversation.  “So here we are, we’ve got Donald Trump, puts out this tweet.  Here’s what he tweeted on Twitter.  Say that five times fast.  ‘How long has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process, this is Nixon Watergate, bad, or sick guy.’  Watergate refers to the early [1970s]* political Scandal which forced the resignation of President Richard Nixon, Republican.  It involved members of a campaign team to reelect the president being caught breaking into the Democratic party’s headquarters in the Watergate building and bugging their offices.  Trump also tweeted regarding this thing about the possibility of Obama tapping his phones; ‘Terrible just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower, just before the victory, nothing found, this is McCarthyism.’  McCarthyism was coined after the hunt for communists inside the American government and country of the early 1950s.  Trump later added, ‘Is it legal for a sitting president to be wire tapping a race for president prior to an election turned down by a court earlier; a new low.’

Ivanka Trump Sales Increasing

Feb 13, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The whole mess about Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, shoe sales, and other accessories, is not about retail sales or whether or not the daughter of President Trump has a product capable of performing in the current market.  Sure, Kellyanne Conway should not have plugged Ivanka’s products. She holds an official government position, and she’s not supposed to promote any product on the market, but she’s new at this, she now knows about the ethics questions that have arisen (the Trump administration says she has been “counseled” on the issue), and she now realizes (though I think she already knew this) how far the liberal left is willing to go to politicize anything and everything they can to destroy their opposition.

The liberal left loonies have been hounding Nordstrom to drop Ivanka’s products since last year.  The liberal left is in such shock that their destined-to-break-the-glass-ceiling candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost the Presidential Election in 2016 that they are lashing out in a manner we have actually seen before.  Trump is Hitler in the minds of the Democrats (a.k.a. Marxists, Socialists, Statists, Leftists, Utopianists, and all of the rest of the “ism” chasers), as was George W. Bush, therefore, anyone and anything associated with Donald J. Trump in any manner must be silenced, destroyed, or at least boycotted.

Gorsuch was a Wise Choice for the Supreme Court

Feb 11, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

When Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of 2016, the Democrats were excited.  They want to dominate the Supreme Court with judges who are willing to sacrifice the Constitution for their leftist narrative, and with the very conservative Scalia dying, and the very liberal Barack Obama in office, the path to Supreme Court domination seemed to be within their grasp.  The Republican-controlled Congress, however, was not so quick to grant the Democrats their wish.  Merrick Garland was Obama’s choice, and the GOP Congress-critters held firm, and basically said, “Let’s let the next President choose who the next Supreme Court Justice will be.”

I Thought the Future Was Genderless

Feb 10, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Hillary Clinton still believes she is somehow relevant in American Politics. I figured they understood that they, the Clinton Crime Family, had no more political pull or influence after her loss to Donald J. Trump, which was why the Clinton Foundation closed its doors shortly after Hillary realized she wasn’t a shoe-in for the White House, after all. How can you take money from wretched characters who want you to do their ill-will in the American Government when you no longer have any say in the matter, and your private server for sending secret messages has been shut down, or wiped clean, or whatever happened to it?