Douglas V. Gibbs

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:

Judging Roy Moore

Nov 17, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Judging Roy Moore
Can someone figure out who you are today by examining your actions from 39 years ago?  I am not who I was 39 years ago, or 29 years ago, or 9 years ago.  As human beings, we tend to learn, grow and mature.

I do not believe Roy Moore is guilty of what he is being accused of, but isn’t it strange that all of this suddenly appeared within 30 days of an election regarding a guy who is not only a threat to the Democrats, but the moderate establishment Republicans?

State Governors’ Unconstitutional International Climate Change Deal

Nov 15, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

State Governors' Unconstitutional International Climate Change Deal
Since the current White House disagrees with his liberal left philosophies, and his blind religiosity concerning the man-made climate change myth, California Governor Jerry Brown has decided to go over the head of the President of the United States in a manner some may consider seditious.

Governor Brown is in Germany, right now, negotiating an alliance with foreign countries, in defiance of the Trump administration, and the United States Constitution (which is the Law of the Land).

NFL and the False Premise of Racism

Oct 2, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The headlines are continuing to mount:

Never mind Concussions.  The end of the NFL won’t be because of how brutal the game is, but because of how stupid its players and management are.  As a business, they have stuck their middle-finger in the faces of most Americans who appreciate and respect the American Flag and the National Anthem.  But, they know not what they do. Like trained circus animals, they are simply obeying the demands of cultural Marxism, which demands that they stand by a false premise as they destroy their product and lose the loyalty of their consumers.

California an Accomplice in Terrorism

Sep 27, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

In a discussion with Melissa Melendez, my assemblywoman in Sacramento, she pointed out to me that a Democrat colleague of hers (Reggie Jones-Sawyer of Los Angeles) actually stated that in California, they don’t need to adhere to the U.S. Constitution.  “We do it anyway.”

To the far left Marxist liberal Democrats in Sacramento, the law of the land and the rule of law means nothing to them.  All that matters is their agenda.

Congress has the authority to make immigration legislation as per Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution.  As per Article VI, any law a State makes that is contrary to constitutional laws on the books made by the United States Government are unconstitutional, and therefore, illegal.

Judicial Victory for California Gas Tax Repeal

Sep 26, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

California RepublicanAssemblyman Travis Allenis a minority voice in the wilderness of liberal left Democrat Party domination. California’s Democrats have gone into full socialism and “kill-the-golden-goose” mode since regaining a supermajority in California’s State Legislature that essentially has rendered the Republican opposition moot and unable to stop any of the madness the Democrats have planned for the once golden State of California. State Senate Bill Number 1 (S.B. 1)signed by Governor Jerry Brown on April 28, 2017, and filed with the Secretary of State on the same day, launched an assault of crushing taxation upon the residents of California that had also been tried in 2003, but led to therecall of Governor Gray Davis.

St. Louis Protests Manifestation of Hegelian Dialectic

Sep 16, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

St. Louis, Missouri spent the evening in chaos.  Mob violence.  They called the gatherings a “protest,” but protests are normally peaceable assemblies, not looting, fighting, breaking windows and the setting of fires.

The reason for the upheaval was because a white police officer, Jason Stockley, was found not guilty of murdering a black suspect he had shot while serving on duty.  The suspect, Anthony Lamar Smith, way back in December 2011, was unwilling to comply with the commands of police as they approached him, used his vehicle to slam it into the police cruiser, fled in a high-speed chase that reached speeds of up to 87 miles per hour, appeared to be pulling out a firearm at the end of the chase, and was on parole for gun and drug charges, so the police officer, fearing for his life, fired upon the suspect in self-defense, killing him.


Sep 7, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

I normally support my president. For the most part, I am happy that Donald Trump is President of the United States. He’s got intestinal fortitude of a magnitude the Republican Party hasn’t had since the GOP Revolution in 1994, and we haven’t seen in a President since Ronald Reagan.

Donald J. Trump’s rise to popularity was largely as a result of his tough stance on immigration. “Build That Wall!” became a regular chant at his rallies. And, during the campaign, he said he would end Obama’s unconstitutional executive action called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The White House illegally mandated the Dream Act into (law?) without legislative authority to do so. The leftist law failed to pass Congress a number of times before Obama decided to unconstitutionally take it upon himself to unilaterally put it into action.

Leftist Arrogance

Sep 5, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

“How could you possibly support that racist,” screamed someone at me from their car in the next lane, after getting a load of my “Trump” bumper sticker.

The fact is, it didn’t matter who won the election.  The Alinsky-style political combat was being prepared for whoever became President, no matter who it was, if it was anyone other than Hillary Clinton.

Karl Marx said that, “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism,” and that is what the liberal left socialist commie progressive Democrats are shooting for.  They are-obsessed in their opposition to anything Republican, conservative, and not-liberal because they want a single-party system where there is no opposition, nor is there any history of anything other than what they want you to believe and think.

Erasing Democrat Party’s Fingerprints on History

Aug 18, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left’s desire to tear down any and all memories of the Confederate States of America is reaching a crescendo.  Statues are being torn down.  State flags are being redesigned and burned.  According to the Democrats, and their Black Lives Matter brethren, all vestiges of the dark time when the Southern States practiced slavery must be stricken from the record.

There’s an old saying. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.  You can’t truly erase history.  Shouldn’t we seek to learn from it.

Charlottesville Racists Don’t Represent Me

Aug 14, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

The liberal left media has been covering a horrific happening in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a driver of a car plowed his vehicle into a crowd in a manner we normally see committed by Muslim Terrorists.  Great Britain’s Daily Mail Online provided the following headline: Woman is killed and 19 hurt as car plows into anti-fascists at white nationalist rally: Driver ‘intentionally’ accelerates into crowd and is arrested after riot cops use tear gas to break up violent clashes.

The Drudge Report provided a list of links revealing for us the ideological attitude being chased over what happened in Virginia.

Flip California, says Travis Allen, Candidate for Governor

Jul 23, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

California Governor Jerry Brown’s heir-apparent, extremely progressive left-wing Gavin Newsom, may not be a shoe-in, after all, when it comes to California’s 2018 race for Governor.  While Democrats say Gavin Newsom is a sure thing, we must remember they thought the same of Hillary Clinton.  Newsom has competition in Travis Allen, an energizing figure cut from a cloth similar to the one Donald Trump came from. . . at least in terms of attitude and fortitude.

In Southern California, major political candidates often forget about the Inland Empire, an area that is comprised largely of the heavily populated San Bernardino and Riverside metropolitan areas.  They instead tend to focus on Los Angeles, San Diego, a number of coastal communities, the Bay Area, and Sacramento.  Travis Allen, who has announced he’s running for Governor of the State of California, broke that tendency, and came out to Riverside on Thursday Night to address the area’s politically active movers and shakers at the Riverside County Republican Party Central Committee Meeting.

Trump, Putin, and the Double-Fisted Handshake

Jul 8, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

It was a meeting of two strong personalities.  There was a powerful man in the room, and it wasn’t Vladimir Putin.  It began with a backstage meeting at the G20 Summit.  Mounted cameras caught the whole thing.

Trump knows how to walk into a room.  He’s charismatic and shaken by no one.  With the confidence he exhibited approaching the Russian President, I almost expected the American President to say, “Trump, Donald J. Trump.”  (cue secret agent music)  It was a strong handshake with Trump’s powerful personality slathered all over it.  It seemed to launch a private joke.  They both looked as if they were on the edge of a chuckle.  But, as they shook hands, Trump reached with his left hand to pat the underside of Putin’s arm.

Slow Justice for Lavoy Finicum

Jul 7, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

LaVoy Finicum was shot at nine times by State Police and the FBI, and was left to die in the Oregon snow after the government targeted him, and executed him, without remorse, or due process, because he dared to stand up for property rights and against federal tyranny.  After the assassination, there was no noise from the usual folks who demand social justice, and no effective finger-pointing at the one-sided nature of the shooting by law enforcement under the direction of a Democrat Party led federal government on January 26, 2016.

The activists of the nation became afraid.  They did not dare stand against the all-powerful Obama administration.  They were stunned.  All the while they had been convinced that we are in the midst of a political disagreement, not realizing for a moment that from the left’s point of view, what is going on is an ideological war.  They use war strategies, and they use war tactics, and when it came to LaVoy Finicum, they were also willing to commit war atrocities.

The Brilliance of Trump’s Mika Brzezinski Tweet

Jul 2, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Twice I have written about Trump’s Tweet that has the media going nuts.  The liberal left is attacking Trump viciously over his “unpresidential” tweet about Mika Brzezinski’s bleeding face after a face lift that may, or may not, have happened.  The liberal left media is spending all of their time on the story, and so is the not-so-liberal media, like Fox News, and conservative bloggers.  The liberal reporters have been so appalled by Trump’s Tweet that blood is practically squirting from their eyes.  They can’t believe that Trump would do such a thing. . . and Mika and friends have gone so far to say that Trump is being more than mean.  It’s sexist and shows he does not belong in the White House.

In my posts about it I said I like the fact that Trump tweets, but this one may have skirted a little too close to the edge.  Perhaps, I have been saying, he should be more diplomatic with his Tweets.

H.R. 60 would allow illegal aliens to serve in the military

Jun 30, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

First, I am saddened that the sponsor of this heinous bill is a republican.  Congressman Jeff Denham is the sponsor behind trying to bring ENLIST Act (H.R. 60) to the floor of Congress.  If the bill became law, it would permit certain illegal immigrants to serve in the military and grant them near-instant citizenship.  While I understand the desire to be fair to the children who came as illegals into the United States by no fault of their own, and I desire to give them some kind of path to remain in the United States (preferably a path that would find a way to keep the ones who truly wish to patriotically assimilate, and remove the ones who do not wish to make America constitutional again), amnesty through the military is not the way to do it.

As a military veteran, I understand that having people in the military who may or may not have full allegiance to the country, and only enlisted because it may be a path for them to become an instant citizen, does not improve our military, enhance military preparedness, or improve our readiness as a nation to defend itself against enemies.  In fact, it may potentially allow enemies of our great nation to infiltrate with more ease into our military.  H.R. 60 is yet another bill designed to use the military as a laboratory for normalizing leftist schemes, which in this case would normalize amnesty for illegal immigration and essentially codify Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty.