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:

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).

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.