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:

Blue Wave?  No

May 20, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Blue Wave? No
The Democrat Party’s constant unsound maniacal call for impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, if they gain control of the House of Representatives, may be a large part of the reason they won’t be able to gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, or of the U.S. Senate, for that matter.  According to a recent poll, voters largely view the Mueller probe as a partisan witch hunt.  Despite the accusations flying around about the President being a liar, a womanizer, misogynist, racist or Nazi, the opposite in each of those categories is turning out to be true (capped, might I say, by Trump fulfilling his campaign promise of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in Israel).  A firm hand when it comes to national security has the world moving in a direction towards peace, and fiscally conservative policies have the United States entering a period of financial prosperity not seen in this country in more than a lifetime (creating comparisons of Trump to Ronald Reagan and Calvin Coolidge).  Through it all, President Trump’s approval rating is steadily rising, and the Democrats are out of their minds trying to figure out why.  Democrats have gotten to the point that they realize there is no guarantee they will win back a majority in Congress, admitting the political landscape has shifted.

Travis Allen Sparks GOP Hope in California

Apr 24, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Travis Allen Sparks GOP Hope in California

While the GOP has written California off as a lost cause, the conservatives in the State are fighting to save their State, and likely (they believe), to save America. They say as California goes, so goes the nation. I don’t know about that. But, I do know that liberalism is like a disease, and when liberal left ideas achieve a firm hold in California, it’s tentacles spread outward towards other States, seeking to infect them, as well. That is why, when, a week ago an army of Tea Party advocates were in Beaumont, California encouraging the city council to take a position in opposition to California’s Sanctuary State law, there were folks from many cities across California, and even from Arizona, right there in the mix. The folks in Arizona know that if the leftist leviathan isn’t stopped in California, it won’t be long before the maddening monstrosity of hard left destruction begins to seep into their own State.

Kermit Gosnell Filmmakers Featured at Pro-Life Gala

Apr 23, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Kermit Gosnell Filmmakers Featured at Pro-Life Gala
Abortion is the greatest genocide known in the history of humanity. While the war against the slaughter of the innocent continues to rage, the forces defending the lives of babies in the womb are slowly turning the tide in the favor of Natural Law. Like cornered animals, willing to do anything to defend their wicked predatory viciousness, the pro-abortion armies are launching unconscionable attacks from using law to force pro-life facilities to advertise abortion clinics (such as AB 775 in California which is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court) to forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions for not only Americans, but for foreign-born persons who have entered the United States illegally (such as Oregon House Bill 3391 which was passed during the Summer of 2017).

California’s Sanctuary Opt-Out Revolution

Apr 20, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Douglas V. Gibbs being interviewed by KMIR. Local Tea Party President Glenn Stull stands in the background holding the yellow sign  
Douglas V. Gibbs being interviewed by KMIR. Local Tea Party President Glenn Stull stands in the background holding the yellow sign..

On Tuesday Night, April 17, 2018, I arrived at the City of Beaumont’s City Hall at about 4:15 pm. The city council meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. I arrived with my very good friend, President of the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party, Glenn Stull. From a media point of view, the first on the scene was NBC KMIR out of Palm Springs, who interviewed both Glenn Stull, and I.

The wind was whipping up pretty good, throwing my tie over my right shoulder, but the camera kept rolling and the questions from the female reporter were pretty reasonable. I explained that I was the author of the Sanctuary State opt-out ordinance presented to the Beaumont City Council by the local Tea Party group, and the basic reasons behind it.

California’s Sanctuary Treason

Mar 28, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

California's Sanctuary Treason
In California, the City of Los Alamitos has declared that they refuse to abide by California’s sanctuary status.  Therefore, they have chosen to opt-out of California’s sanctuary law (A.B. 54).  Other cities, and Orange County, are hearing the call, and have decided to follow suit.  California cities and counties not only have every right to opt-out of the State’s ill-conceived and unconstitutional sanctuary State status, they are obligated by law to do so.

Immigration is a concurrent issue.  What I mean by that is that the federal government and the States both have certain authorities regarding the issue.

Omnibus versus Budget

Mar 27, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Omnibus versus Budget
First of all, when we talk about the Omnibus Bill that really shouldn’t have been signed by President Trump, let’s understand something -  It was written by the establishment . . . Democrats and Republicans alike.  Only the Tea Party Freedom Caucus stood against it.  Trump had been putting sticks in the spokes of the establishment machine, and they finally became desperate, and presented the monstrosity of an omnibus bill (rather than a budget) with the timing and language that could not be responded to in any way without it being a disaster for Trump.  Veto it?  The government shuts down, and the blame would be squarely on him.  Sign it?  The establishment gets most of its pet programs and leftist garbage paid for.

Rally of Liberal Gun Control Pawns

Mar 26, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Rally of Liberal Gun Control Pawns
I am a firm believer that there is always more than what you see on the surface. I also believe that the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions. Sometimes the evil is in the motive behind what is going on, and sometimes the evil was not in the motive but the path something takes once it takes hold. What we must realize is that nothing is ever what it seems. What we see now may not necessarily be what it will be tomorrow. Therefore, careful attention must be paid in everything we do. The Founding Fathers realized this when they wrote the United States Constitution. They recognized the importance of our individual Natural Rights, and the danger of allowing the federal government any opportunity to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms.

I didn’t always fully understand these things. For most people, it takes a large number of life experiences for us to come to the realizations that we recognize as we become older and wiser. Wisdom often comes with age, and always requires a long list of epiphanies which often slam painfully into our brains, and our egos, through our life’s journey.

Jeff Sessions, Immigration, and California

Mar 12, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Jeff Sessions, Immigration, and California
A young man asked me, “I wanted to ask you a constitutional question regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ ability to sue California for protecting illegals with sanctuary status.”

I responded, “It begins with a question about authority.”

After the United States Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “California absolutely, it appears to me, is using every power it has - powers it doesn’t have - to frustrate federal law enforcement. So you can be sure I’m going to use every power I have to stop them.”

Florida Students March to False Gun Message

Feb 22, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Florida Students March to False Gun Message
The shooting at a high school in Florida that left 17 dead has left students in America emotionally drained.  They have witnessed the horror of gun violence, and they’ve been told by the public school system, media, and other sources that the only way to end such situations is through more gun control; and ultimately, the full confiscation of every gun in the country.

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in an attempt to show solidarity with their fellow students nearby, Florida students from a neighboring school walked out of class to participate in their own protest against gun violence.

Unraveling an Eight Year Error

Jan 30, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Unraveling an Eight Year Error
I was skeptical of Donald Trump when he first emerged on the political scene during the 2016 Election Season.  My wife, an immigrant from Mexico who naturalized in 2007 was a fan of Mr. Trump right out the gate, the moment he said the word, “Wall.”  She was brought to the United States when she was a baby.  Her parents spent many years saving up their money to make the move.  When asked about illegal aliens, my wife says, “It’s a slap in my dad’s face.  My dad didn’t bring us here to be Mexicans.  He brought us here to be Americans.  My dad followed the law and the rules, and those rules are there because it weeds out those who really don’t want to truly be Americans, and those who pose a danger to the United States.”

She had been talking about a wall long before Trump did.  Hers, however, was a little more practical, and a little more fierce.  She wanted gun turrets, broken glass and inverted nails at the top, and a moat with alligators.  The moat, however, would also provide the dirt needed in New Orleans to shore up their levies, and the ‘gators would come from Florida.  “Everyone’s happy,” she commented, when I asked her about it.

Maxine’s Troubled Waters

Jan 12, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Maxine's Troubled Waters
Maxine Waters has represented, in the U.S. House of Representatives, a region of communities on the southside of Los Angeles since 1991. She is criticized for not even living in her district, one of four members of Congress in California to make the claim. However, truth be told, her lavish mansion in South Los Angeles used to be in her district, but redistricting shifted Waters and a few of her neighbors, into the 37th District now represented by Democratic Rep. Karen Bass. Waters now resides .1 mile outside the boundary of the district she represents.

Waters has spent many of those 37 years in Congress as head of the Black Congressional Caucus. Now, she’s also seen as a rockstar in the #resist movement. But, like the boundaries of her district, times have changed.

FCC Net Neutrality Decision

Dec 16, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

FCC Net Neutrality Decision
The Net Neutrality argument is an old one that has been around much longer than the internet.  Long before today’s technology was even a nugget of thought in science fiction novels the concept of statism existed.  In today’s America, the Marxist idea of collectivism and utopia goes a little something like, if the federal government doesn’t maintain some kind of control over something the big bad corporations will take away our freedom regarding that something - whatever it may be.

Think about that, for a moment.  The liberal left believes that freedom is maintained by big government control.

It sounds like an oxymoron because it is.

Sportscasters Discuss Declining NFL Numbers

Dec 15, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Sportscasters Discuss Declining NFL Numbers
Bob Ley, leading the Friday Four on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, mentioned on a recent episode that the NFL’s Thursday Night Football game on television lost 27% of its audience, compared to last year’s numbers from the game during the same time of the year. That’s more than a quarter of its viewers!  Faced with such a stunning revelation of reality in 2017, he asked if the violence of the game was turning off viewers.

In a conversation with an anti-Trump friend of mine who is an avid football fan in the Pacific Northwest, he said to me that the empty stadiums and declining numbers in television viewership was a direct result of the public’s recent awareness and anger over the NFL’s inability to deal with the rising numbers of “concussions” and “head injuries” in the game.

Are these people that stupid?

Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court

Dec 11, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court
The Christian Baker who refused to bake a cake with a homosexual wedding message on it lost everything.  The business is gone.  They went bankrupt.  The court case, however, lives on, and The United States Supreme Court has heard the oral arguments on it.  This is dangerous.  I am not excited when the federal government, especially the courts, begins to stick their fingers into issues regarding our rights.  In fact, the Constitution strictly forbids it.

Natural Rights have five characteristics, four of which are listed in the Declaration of Independence.

  1. We are entitled to our natural rights.
  2. Our rights are self-evident.
  3. We were endowed with our rights by our Creator (rights are God-given).
  4. Our rights are unalienable.
  5. The rights of one person extends only to the limits of the rights of another.


CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal

Dec 10, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal
Remember when, under the presidency of Barack Obama, we were told that high unemployment rates and sluggish growth of the economy was the new normal?  We were told that there was nothing that could be done about it.  Two terms of the brilliant blind lashing out against the problems we faced as a nation by the messiah, Obama, could not fix it, so it could not be fixed.  Get used to it, misery is now life as we know it.

In less than a year under the Donald J. Trump administration’s efforts, the current 4.1% unemployment rate is the lowest we’ve seen in 17 years.  Unemployment claims have fallen to the lowest level in 43 years.  The economy has been improving at a rate greater than what was accomplished during any of the years Obama was president, and with tax cuts on the horizon, a sudden boost to the economy is ready to roar.

President Trump Confirms Blooming of Fig Tree

Dec 7, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

President Trump Confirms Blooming of Fig Tree

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12: 2,3)

The verses from the Bible were written thousands of years ago.  The prophet Zechariah said that there would be a time, a time close to what Christians call the “End Times”, that Israel would be the center of world strife.

Israel was destroyed in 70 A.D., and the temple in Jerusalem was taken apart brick by brick.

Scandals Reveal Leftist Debauchery

Dec 5, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Scandals Reveal Leftist Debauchery
John Conyers, a Democrat member of the House of Representatives, has been caught up in the plague of sexual impropriety scandals infesting the liberal left ever since they decided to open Pandora’s Box with their false accusations of Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore.  Conyers has been irreverent in the face of the accusations, suggesting that he is somehow immune to such things, and above the law, because of his position in government.

Conyers’ colleague, Jim Clyburn, was asked about the accusations against Conyers, while walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA).  The question posed was, “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the way, resigned, stepped down, far faster than he has, right … Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer?”

Kate Steinle: Politically Motivated Jury?

Dec 2, 2017 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Kate Steinle: Politically Motivated Jury?
We have created this culture, and now we have to live with it.  We have allowed the liberal left to rip up the Constitution, and move us away from the rule of law.  We now reside in a land governed by the rule of man, and truth, justice, and the American Way has been tossed out the window as a result.

Kate Steinle was a lovely young woman of only 32 who died in her father’s arms after being murdered in 2015 in San Francisco by an illegal alien, Garcia Zarate, who had been released by a San Francisco jail despite a standing federal deportation order.  Deported five times before, the illegal alien’s murder of Kate Steinle became a battle cry for those calling for the federal government to enforce immigration law, which, under President Barack Obama, had not been happening.  The Trump Campaign in the 2016 Presidential Election used the incident as a rallying cry, providing that the Steinle murder was proof positive that sanctuary city status kills Americans.

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).