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:

Border Wall: Legal and Necessary

Feb 9, 2019 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Border Wall: Legal and NecessaryA wall along the southern border of the United States is legal, and necessary.  And, the executive branch has the authority to use funding for national security and other executive functions to take care that the southern border barrier is erected.

Article IV., Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to protect the States from invasion.  The word “invasion” is not just a military term.  In our current dictionary it is also defined as an “unwanted encroachment,” of which hordes (and caravans) of persons who refuse to abide by U.S. Immigration Law upon entry, a group that includes drug traffickers, sex traffickers, gang members, criminals, and terrorists, would qualify.

Fake News Bomb Story

Oct 24, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Fake News Bomb Story
I have been in politics for a long time, and one of the things I am sure of is that the liberal left, progressive commie Democrats lie, cheat, and are willing to do anything to curry favor in their direction so that they may increase their power over the government. Despite the manipulation of the polls, they know that there is no blue wave coming unless they do something desperate to get their voters energized, and to convince the undecided voters to sway in their direction. Because of their ideology of victimology one would expect them to paint themselves as victims to steal public sympathy.

Then, this morning, I saw these headlines on Drudge Report:

Misleading Security Clearance Revocation Story

Aug 19, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

 Misleading Security Clearance Revocation Story
I don’t normally watch the alphabet networks or liberal left media outlets.  While up north in Oregon, however, a person I am visiting is fond of NBC.  During a commercial earlier in the day, yesterday, advertising the upcoming episode of the network’s NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, the host looked me in the eye through the camera lens and my television screen and said, “The president is revoking security clearances of government officials who criticize him.”

California’s Electoral Necessity

Aug 11, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

California is a mess thanks to liberal left Democrat Party policies, ranking last nationally when it comes to quality of life.  As always, the progressive agenda has proven to be a failure.  As most of the country enjoys a booming economy thanks to conservative policies put in play by President Donald J. Trump and a GOP dominated Congress, Jerry Brown and the socialist Democrats in California have kept California limping along as businesses and residents flee the failing State in record numbers due to high taxes, incentive strangling regulations, and draconian parental-style mandates.  In addition to the devastating massive increase in the State Gas Tax and vehicle registration fees (a tax and fee assault Proposition 6 aims to repeal), and the extension of Cap and Trade which threatens even more taxes when it comes to carbon emission energy (which put Assemblyman Chad Mayes in the crosshairs of conservative Republican voters), the Democrats are also pushing an idea to tax us by the mile (since energy efficient vehicles they fought for are now taking a huge bite out of the revenue they once got from gas taxes).  We also have a law signed by the governor that aims to limit water use in the next decade (Rather than seek solutions through an increase of water storage, desalinization or geo-water solutions), a policy of forcing the education industry to discuss homosexuality (and transgenderism) as natural and wonderful, and another policy outlawing aversion therapy (so much for health care for all - Democrats only wish to sponsor health care that fits their ideological agenda, but a desire to act upon a wish to depart from sexual deviancy has been taken away from those people who wish to seek such counseling).  Until the U.S. Supreme Court got involved, California lawmakers even used legislation to force pro-life facilities by force of law to advertise for abortion clinics.

Economically Winning

Aug 4, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Donald Trump is Winning, Economy
President Donald J. Trump has been bragging about the U.S. Economy’s turn-around and growth during his presidency. He’s got plenty of room to beat his chest because, well, he’s right. Now, I am not ready to agree with him that it’s the “greatest” economy on record, but what is going on now thanks to the GOP and Trump policies in place definitely ranks high.

Jobless rates are low, and jobless rates among minority groups are at record lows. There are currently more job openings than workers searching for work for the first time in history. Granted, that statistic is great for some, not so much for others. I spent 20 years in the construction industry, and while construction is up from its rock-bottom slam a decade ago, the amount of work we were getting during the housing bubble is probably never going to be reached again.

UnAmerican Obama, American President Trump

Jul 27, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

UnAmerican Obama, American President Trump
Globalists want open borders, no sovereignty for any country, and the destruction of any form of individualism be it yours, or that of any group or state.  To stand against the people who call for a one world order is considered to be racist, therefore, racism must be used to subdue the alleged racists who simply want to defend individualism.

In South Africa, in an attempt to “end racism”, the property of people who have white skin has been seized by the government because of the white skin color of those white property owners.  Yet, somehow they don’t believe what they’ve done is racist.

Impeach 45 Cries Ensuring Republican Wins

Jul 4, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

Impeach 45 Cries Ensuring Republican Wins
The Democrat Party leadership, and the candidates running for Congress and state legislative positions, are running on pretty much only one thing . . . that they are anti-Trump.  The Democrats have no platform.  They can’t run against the GOP tax cuts, because they know “we want to raise your taxes” would go over like a lead balloon.  Immigration is proving to be a losing argument, as is gun control.  Both issues have a history of being a losing issue for the Democrats.  They test the waters every once in a while, adding a few emotional twists like their latest attempts to use children as human shields in both issues, but as always, it is back-firing on them.  People realize the Democrats don’t give a flying leap about the children.  It’s just another political ploy.

California Republican Exposes Cultural Deviancy

May 22, 2018 — Douglas V. Gibbs

California Republican Exposes Cultural Deviancy
Republican Candidate for Congress Jazmina Saavedra is facing accusations of discrimination against transgender individuals after her “videotaped harassment of a transgender woman who used a ladies’ room at a Los Angeles Denny’s.”

A Twitter exchange between Saavedra and critics has been censored, and the Facebook video vanished.

Critics call her “evil,” “homophobic,” “on the wrong side of history.” She’s been told she has cursed her family to a lifetime of embarrassment, and should be “sued and put in jail.”

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.