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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The 14th, 15th, and 16th Amazon reviews of "Trump the Press"

Three more readers posted their reviews on Amazon of "Trump the Press."

As is custom, I re-post them here.

Baby Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement has spawned the Blue Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements, as well as the White Lives Matter. Only the later three are considered racist. Watching the Left try to divide us by race is annoying.

But there is hope. A Baptist official has started Baby Lives Matter.

13th Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Denny Wilson, who reviewed my book on his "Grouchy Old Cripple" site is the latest to post an Amazon review. It is a delight.
Buy the book. Read the book. Laugh at the press. Make Don Money.
Well, I was thinking more along the lines of Win Don a Pulitzer...

Please post your own review. They need not be long. I read and appreciate every one.

The party of Goldman Sachs and Planned Parenthood

The leaked DNC emails show political insiders gleefully greased the skids Hillary Clinton's nomination at the pols. But the pols had her covered if Sanders somehow had beat her in actual voting.

The party set aside 712 superdelegates, who ultimately would decide the nomination if the rank-and-file tried to nominate the wrong person. Almost one in ten of these superdelegates were lobbyists for such groups as Goldman Sachs and Planned Parenthood.

A campaign built on ideas

There is no imminent plan, Trump advisers say, to match Mrs. Clinton’s spending on television ads. Instead, they intend to aim Mr. Trump like a battering ram at a small number of targets, to keep delivering his provocative message on trade, terrorism and immigration.
-- New York Times news report
July 30, 2016

Imagine that. Instead of raising millions of dollars from nefarious sources to run mean, hateful, nasty ads against his opponents, Trump is taking his message to the people.

The 12th and most succinct Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Readers email me and say they love the book, but are not writers and so they won't post a review.

Let Aaron Greenlund be your guide. Here is his review in its entirety:
Five Stars
great look at the complete and utter failure of the press and "experts" to deal with an angry electorate
Thank you, Mister Greenlund.

I love it. That is what I am looking for. This is not a seventh-grade book report. You like the book? Please share that with readers at Amazon. Thank you.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Why the Left suddenly is anti-Russian

“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
– President Obama,
presidential debate, Oct. 22, 2012

Four years later, Obama and his acolytes in the press see Russia as the enemy that wants Donald Trump to be president.

Tailgunner Hillary and the Putin Hack

From Austin Bay: "What Robby Mook did is pure McCarthyism."

No more NewsMax ads

When NewsMax contacted me in December to run ads, I said sure. It meant a few bucks, and while I don't need the money, it was flattering. Then I saw the ads. I was uncomfortable, but others sites I like carry them, so I went along with the crowd.

Finally, last week I received a missive a reader.

Friday, July 29, 2016

11th Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

His name is Ned. He bought the Kindle version and liked it. As is my policy, I post the Amazon reviews to encourage other readers to post their reviews.

From Ned:
Come November Lots of Humpty Dumpties Will Be Lined Up Atop The Wall
Don Surber provides a service for those of us who used to identify as American conservatives until...until we noticed what the soi-disant "leaders" of conservatism were saying. Tantrums, ugly names - to call them ad hominem is to give the name-calling a gravitas it will never have.
Surely Russell Kirk is rolling over in his grave as the ill-mannered, foul-mouthed schoolyard bullies give full throat to their own prejudices. Hell hath no fury like a would-be conservative on the wrong side of history.
Surber names names and places. This book is an excellent reference for those who want to sort out the few remaining courteous observers left in this shameful election cycle, when the wheels finally came off an increasingly creaky bus. The insiders continue with their imprecations even as their vehicle careers down the mountainside: a sickening thud awaits these poor irrelevant doubt they will continue shouting "STOP!" all the way to the bottom.
Thank you, Ned. Don't be a stranger to the blog.

Trump finesses Social Security

Social Security traps the Republican presidential nominee every four years, as Democrats warn voters that the Republican candidate will destroy this 81-year-old program.

Trump avoided that trap.

Enjoy your new friends, He-Man Trump Haters Club

Talking Points Memo welcomed the staffs of The Weekly Standard and the National Review to the "I'm With Her" crowd. The passive-aggressive support of the Never Trump crowd for the Democratic Party this year has liberals giddy.

In fact, they were calling Obama Reagan!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oh what an awful thing to tweet. He should be ashamed

10th Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

A longtime reader of this blog made my day by reviewing "Trump the Press" on Amazon. I mean he goes back to 2005, before I newspaper blogged. Please enjoy the review, and after reading the bok, post your own review.

From Michael E. Wallster:
Trump Trump Trump, the boys are marching
Don Surber’s latest book is a smashing success; it’s witty, informative, insightful and a hell of a lot of fun to read. Surber shows us over and over again how the pundits (our intellectual betters) missed the boat on Donald Trump’s popularity among the great unwashed. They assured us he didn’t have a chance, that because of his outspokenness he would shoot himself in the foot, and (my favorite part of the book) how he had “peaked” multiple times. With astounding hubris, they assure us the Trump Train will eventually run off the rails and crash.
The pundits’ blindness to Trump’s success among his supporters is made crystal clear, the book’s many quotes reveal how often they are dazzled by their own writing ability and skill with the nasty put-down. After reading so many of these quotes, one can’t help but wonder if the put-downs were conceived first and their column was fashioned around them, or vice versa.
Even those with only a passing interest in politics will find this book interesting, if not fascinating. I suspect the innovative style of this book will be copied in the years to come, but what can’t be copied is Surber’s deceptively simple writing style (he’s nothing if not an excellent communicator) and warm humor he brings to the book. For those of us who are fans of Don’s daily blog, this is an early Christmas present.
Woody Allen, from Annie Hall:
You know, it's one thing about intellectuals, they prove that you can be absolutely brilliant and have no idea what's going on.
Ah, Annie Hall. Great movie.

Trump dives into the Internet mosh pit

Reddit is a news site known for its links and its ruthless commenters. Its "Ask Me Anything" exchanges with celebrities are brutal.

Into that fire, Donald John Trump parachuted last night.

Obama was great last night, but his party is dead

President Obama gave a great speech last night and said America is already great so you people don't have to make it great again. However, the party that he said it to is dead. Intellectually, morally and politically.

Trump the DNC

Donald Trump owned the news media on Day Three of Hillary's Coronation. He even topped President Obama, who gave a wonderful speech that rallied Democrats behind Her Royal Clintoness. Nevertheless, Trump owned the news cycle.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hitting Hillary on policy

Strong video.

Trump the polls

Hillbilly is an old cyber buddy going back to the 1990s.He keeps pointing out how Registered Voter polls favor Democrats while Likely Voter polls are more accurate.

Obama enters Trump's spider web

Rosie O'Donnell was America's Queen of Nice. Then she messed with Trump. Now she is the stereotype of the bitter, old, fat lesbian.

Marco Rubio was the Republican Obama. Then he messed with Trump. He lost by 19 in the Florida primary.

Mitt Romney was the toast of the Republican Party. Then he messed with Trump. He became Republican past.

You Cruz, you lose

Georgia State Senator Mike Crane backed Ted Cruz.

He got his butt whipped in Tuesday's Republican primary for an open congressional seat now held by Republican Lynn Westmoreland. This came after Cruz stumped for Crane the day after being booed at the RNC for being a jerk. Guess voters voted their conscience.

Hillary's baggage speaks

Day Two of the Democratic National Convention saw Sanders supporters clash with police, the posting of American flags -- finally -- at the convention hall, and a relic of the 1988 DNC convention in Atlanta give the night's keynote speech. I suppose they had to have Bill Clinton give a speech. He is after all a former president, and he is her husband. But he is also a reminder of everything that is wrong about her.

He should have begun the speech, "My name is Bill and I am a scandaholic."

Soup Nazis in DC

A soup restaurant in suburban Washington refused to serve a policewoman because she's, well, a police officer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Oh hell no, we are not "all" French

The Muslim invasion of Europe continues its carnage as jihadists killed an 84-year-old priest in his church before parishioners in Normandy. We are supposed to change our avatars back to the French flag after changing them on Friday to German (and keeping them German on Monday) after turning them French after the Bastille Day massacre. We have to show our defiance by doing nothing.

Screw that.

Democrats in rebellion

Well, that went well. The highlight of the first day in the DNC convention in Philadelphia was when delegates booed during a prayer.

Yes, the Earth is cooling

Temperatures hit 100 in Poca, West Virginia, on Sunday and Monday, perhaps for the first time in my 30 years here. Across the river is the John Amos Power Plant which burns coal and produces carbon dioxide -- as it has for 60 or so years. Given the latitude of Poca -- the same as Athens and south of Barcelona and Rome -- this would be a common occurrence if carbon dioxide caused global warming.

In fact, scientists now have proof of global cooling.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Rotten Clinton

Out: Crooked Clinton

In: Hillary Rotten Clinton

Speaking of trainwrecks, Democrats

I see the trainwreck comin’
It’s rolling round the bend
And I ain’t a good laugh, since I don’t know when. 

For months, the political class in Washington had predicted a trainwreck in Cleveland for the Republican convention.

Nate Silver learns

"Trump the Press" made its Kindle debut today -- get it here -- and an entire chapter is devoted to election forecaster Nate Silver. Not because he got the nomination wrong -- giving Trump a 2 percent chance last September even after Trump had been ahead for every day for two months.

What earned Silver a rare chapter all his own was that he kept doubling down, refusing to learn from his many, many mistakes. Even as late as April, Silver said Trump would fall short of the delegates needed to win on a first ballot and therefore Republicans would nominate someone else.

National Review's editor (hearts) Tim Kaine

Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review is marching lock-step behind Hillary in the praise parade for Tim Kaine.

"Trump the Press" is released on Kindle today

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Finally, proof that Hillary runs the media

Julian Assange leaked emails that show Hillary Clinton's campaign coordinated with the press to launch a covert attack on Bernie Sanders. We finally have proof that many political reporters are -- as Glenn Reynolds put it -- Democratic operatives with bylines.

They are doing this against Trump, of this you can be sure.

The five stages of media reaction to terrorism

1. DENIAL We don't know what the motivation was
2. MORE DENIAL Lone wolf
3. ANGER We must guard against Islamophobic backlash
4. BARGAINING Gun control
5. DISTRACTION Trump said something we don't like

Acceptance? You've got to be kidding me. They are never reach that stage.

Kindle version of "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race" finally arrives tomorrow. Pre-order here.

NYT admits Democrats have run out of ideas

"Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause," read the New York Time s headline.

Like boys in their mid-teens with any cars, Democrats are asking, "What do you want to do?"

"I don't know. What do you want to do?"

"I don't know either. That's why I am asking you."

Is Hillary panicked?

After a quarter-century on the national stage, a competent person would run on her record.

Which explains why Hillary cannot. Instead, her plan now is to be the anti-Trump candidate.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Did Hillary pick a running mate who will help Trump?

So the talk out of Official Washington is that Hillary picking Senator Tim Kaine as a running mate was a safe choice.

Trump sees Kaine as an opportunity for Republicans, Keith Koffler at the Washington Examiner reported.

Michael Moore is smarter than Nate Silver

Yep. Meanwhile, media darling Nate Silver -- he uses computers to forecast elections so he is always right -- gave Trump a 20 percent chance.

The Greatest Cartoon Ever

It is the Greatest Cartoon Ever only because I agree with Scott Adams on Trump.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The bewilderment of Barron Trump

As the world goes to hell again today, I thought I would share with readers my thoughts about a smaller moment.

A winning convention

Nomination Week ended with an explosion as Donald Trump delivered an acceptance speech that was a 76-minute encapsulation of all that is wrong with America, and how we will fix it. The buildup had been dramatic, and the payoff enormous. Trump told Americans: I’m with you, the American people.

The lead up to that speech was refreshing. Others talk of reaching out to minorities, women and gays. Trump delivered.

It's Trump's party now

Nationally, the Republican Party failed. Big time. Given the presidency and the Senate and the House in 2001, and again from 2003 to 2006, the party blew up a perfectly balanced budget, added the Department of Homeland Security, and tried to mess with Social Security.

Ivanka's speech was more important than her father's

Donald John Trump gave the speech of his life in accepting his nomination. He spoke forcefully and presented a great plan to make America safe again, make America work again, and make America great again. The text is here. This was important in rallying the Republicans to his cause.

But the introduction by his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, was the more important to his election because it shows the side of Donald Trump that the media ignored for the last year.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Byron York on post-speech meme

He is a good guy in my book. Literally.

Read it and weep, Hillary

The Federalist posted the final draft of Trump's acceptance speech tonight, as Nomination Week draws to its grand conclusion.

He will cite Bernie Sanders in the speech as Trump marches through Hilary's terrible, terrible tenure as Secretary of State. He utterly destroys her and the Democratic Party's record of rising crime and terrorism.

He is the law-and-order candidate taking on violent criminals and Islamic fanatics. The best passage:
When I am President, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally. Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America?

Why Trump's hair matters

Hair is important. If a man has a nice round or oval head, he can pull off baldness. Most of us need hair. Trump certainly does and his mane is a subject of ridicule among the the conservative elite, who ironically have no idea what it is.

Remember last summer when a writer for the National Review wrote: "In Trump’s boat, the master stateroom has a tortoise-shell (the chic, endangered variety) ceiling and the master bedroom has its own barber chair for touching up that famous toupee..."

Ah, another great insight from our political experts in Washington.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Trump Tower

Scientists and academics continue to beclown themselves by perverting their discipline for political purposes.

Pence is a conservative, Cruz is for Cruz

And on the third night of Nomination Week, Republican Governor Mike Pence removed all doubts about supporting Donald Trump for president. In a strong speech, Pence took the world stage for the first time, and showed why he belonged there.

Grouchy Old Cripple loves "Trump the Press"

I nagged Denny Wilson, hoping to get an Amazon review. I got something better: A rock 'em, sock 'em full-blown review at Grouchy Old Cripple. Don't want to spoil his fun, but I loved this line:
Buy the book. Read the book. Laugh at the press. Make money for Don.
Succinct and ornery. I love the guy. Please read his review.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Open the big tent to LGBTQ

Gay journalist Milo Yiannopoulos calls Trump "Daddy" as Milo was an early, frequent and ardent supporter.

Gay blogger Kevin DuJan went from being a Hillary supporter in 2008 to a Trumpkin last year.

And transgendering Olympic star Caitlyn Jenner attending the RNC in Cleveland said it was harder to come out as a Republican.

National Review writer: Hey, this guy Trump may win

Victor David Hanson had an epiphany which he shared with his readers at National Review, in a piece called, "Ten Reasons Why Trump Could Win."

Trump PolitiFact

Angie Drobnic Holan is the epitome of a Democratic Party operative with a byline posing as a reporter (as Glenn Harlan Reynolds at Instapundit puts it). Her work at PolitiFact is not fact-checking but rebutting legitimate Republican arguments. She belly-flopped in an attempt to offset Dr. Ben Carson's speech before the Republican National Convention last night.

Second night of RNC was a guilty pleasure.

The Chris Christie we fell in love with in 2009 was back on stage on Tuesday night for Trump Nomination Week in Cleveland. He gave a raucous speech that had the crowd on its feet cheering and shouting that Hillary is guilty, guilty, guilty.

The governor was one of several speakers who sliced and diced Hillary -- the worst human being ever to run for president.

A few excerpts from "Trump the Press"

Some readers ask what is in "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

Crow. Lots and lots of crow.

Today, Trump begins serving it in Cleveland. Enjoy the following excerpts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Paul Ryan may be the next Eric Cantor

I called it last December

The businessman succeeds where the GOP has failed

Austin Bay has a terrific piece in the Observer:
That plurality gave Trump over 13 million votes—an all-time Republican presidential primary record. The number is a hard fact, one that Trump’s most bitter detractors cannot dismiss without loss of moral and intellectual integrity. To do so would wage War On Honesty.
Great read. Nice quote from Dole. And this insight:
 It is visually obvious Trump does not avoid entanglements with attractive women. Ignore the constant godless-puritanical caw caw of the Feminist Left. Knockout Trump Girls are a campaign asset and—I predict—a future global-diplomatic plus. Trump Girls will slay’em in Bejing.

Ninth Amazon review for "Trump the Press"

I was pleased today to read another reader review on Amazon for "Trump the Press," which by custom I shall post here.

MSNBC can do better than Chuck Todd

Opening night for Trump's nomination week was a smash. Voters saw a stunning array of speakers determined to Make America Safe Again, and to elect Donald Trump president.

The Never Trump media ignored the triumph and tried to spin the convention as chaotic and out of control.

Eighth Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

An eighth reader has reviewed "Trump the Press" at Amazon. As is custom, I post it for the edification of readers.

From Arnold F. Williamson:
Buy this one.
I haven't enjoyed a book quite like this one EVER. In punchy, tightly written chapters, Don Surber reviews the GOP primary process, from announcements, to primaries, to majority delegate position for Donald Trump, and has a blast with the conventional wisdom of the press and the pundits (who in general performed abysmally) who got to see their predictions fail in a short time, again and again. For those of us whose humor revolves around a line that gets more meaningful over time (think of Marc Anthony's "honorable men"), this is a collection of essays and chapters not to be missed.
You want it. This is worth buying.
Thank you, Mister Williamson.

I look forward to posting more reviews from more readers.

Monday, July 18, 2016

RNC convention is payback for Colorado's

First, I want to apologize to readers for writing kind words about Senator Mike Lee in the past. Turns out, he's an -- um, rhymes with glass bowl.

Today, he really showed himself when he supported a staged walkout by Colorado delegates and other Cruz supporters.

Paul Ryan gets Trump

Republicans have not had a good Speaker of the House since they forced Newt Gingrich to resign. I had very high hopes for John Boehner and he did well as a minority leader. But at the Cleveland convention, Paul Ryan is making amends.

Ghoulish Clintons profited from Haitian earthquake

An earthquake devastated the Haitian side of the island of Hispaniola on January 12, 2010. The Dominican Republic fared better. Haiti failed to prepare after a string of dictators and 32 coups.

Enter Bill Clinton and his phony Clinton Foundation to make Haitian misery worse.

Republicans have a great plan in Cleveland

The press made up stories that Mike Tyson and Tim Tebow would speak at the Republican National Convention. Tebow this week is in the Philippines. But what are facts when you are trying to destroy a man and his party?

This will be a sane convention. No Clint Eastwood mumbling to an empty chair.

Events show why we are nominating Trump this week

I am writing this post very, very slowly in the hopes that it will sink in to the geniuses in Washington -- George Will, Krauthammer, and the rest of the Fox News All-Stars in particular -- as to why Trump shellacked and schlonged 16 veteran politicians to win the Republican presidential nomination.

If you want to know what "Trump the Press" is about, read Leslie Eastman's review

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has been a great supporter of this blog, which I appreciate.

His book reviewer, Leslie Eastman, gave "Trump the Press" a rave review. Please read it. She nailed it. She got exactly what I tried to accomplish.

What a great way to begin Nomination Week.

Oh and if you want to buy it, print orders are here.

The Kindle version debuts July 25. Pre-order here.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Seventh review of "Trump the Press" on Amazon

Once again, I thank Steven Hayward of Power Line and Austin Bay at Instapundit for their very kind reviews at their sites.

But I also appreciate the reviews at Amazon. This is the seventh one, from Duncan Black. As is custom, I post it here:
Absolutely terrific
Absolutely terrific. Even though this book only covers the 2016 Republican nominating campaign my prediction is that it will prove to be the most valuable political book of the entire election cycle. Don Surber, bless his heart, gets it. He gets what so many of our "betters" did not, that Donald Trump tapped into the instinctual disdain and resentment for politics as usual and an increasingly remote Washington DC that millions across America felt. "Trump the Press" is very well-written, extremely entertaining and contains innumerable reminders of how correct those Americans' instincts were. Many, many of these moments have now been gathered for all time in these pages; This book should prove to be an invaluable resource in the months to come.
I can't wait for the book Mr. Surber will pen about the general campaign and the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump.
Thank you, Mister Black. As for a sequel, how about 254 pages of dittos? They have learned nothing. How to purchase this volume.

Large donors bail on Democratic convention in Philadelphia

Media outlets popped up a meme last week that Trump was the reason casino billionaire Shel Adelson was "pulling out" of donating to the Republican convention in Cleveland. That ended when the Republican National Committee discovered it had messed up in saying he withdrew because he had never committed to it.

Now comes word that donors to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia dried up because they cannot write their donations off as a charitable donation.

Trump fascism

In the New York Times, law professor Stanley Fish admonished Historians Against Trump for being impolite.

What he should have smashed them for was their sloppy history.

France shuts down 3 mosques, arrests 232 terrorists

Better late than never.

Actually, Cruz campaign manager voted for the primaries before he voted against them

Eric O'Keefe, the head of Delegates Unbound -- a group that wants Republican National Convention delegates to ignore the presidential primary results -- is also the head of a group that tries to use primaries to oust incumbents it does not like. O'Keefe was Ted Cruz's campaign manager in Wisconsin.

I guess primary results only count when your guy wins. Nationally, Trump beat Cruz 13.3 million to 7.6 million.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

France pays the price of prosecuting Brigitte Bardot

Islamic terrorists attacked and killed 11 Frenchmen and injured 11 others on January 7, 2015, in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Islamic terrorists attacked and killed 89 Frenchmen and injured 202 others on November 13, 2015, at the Bataclan theater.

An Islamic terrorist attacked and killed 84 Frenchmen and injured 204 others on July 14, 2016, at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France.

If only someone had warned them.

Newt: "Obama's attack on me would be more impressive if he had ANY plan to defeat Islamic supremacists"

Trump does not need an attack dog.

Nevertheless, Newt Gingrich is not going to take trash-talk from Barack Obama, who is losing badly to the JV squad.

I may never top this Tweet

One of my favorite songs ever -- and that is just for the intro. "Papa was a Rolling Stone. Keith Richard used to come to our home..."

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sixth Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Bertha Wadlow became the sixth reader to give "Trump the Press" a five-star rating at Amazon. I am flattered and post it here to share with readers.

Why Pence doesn't matter -- and does

Trump's selection of Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana as a running mate will change maybe 12 votes nationally. But you have to pick a vice presidential candidate, and Pence is a nice boring man who looks competent. The election remains a referendum on Trump. Political experts will overthink this. Already, Trumpkin Ann Coulter has declared this his first huge mistake.

Trump lives matter

Remember how San Jose police refused to protect people who attended a Trump rally in San Jose in May?

Well, that abuse of police power may cost the city some money.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Trump on Nice attack

Today's Bastille Day celebration in France turned into horror as a truck crashed into crowd in Nice; the driver killed 84 people, and injured 202 more, in yet another Islamic terrorist attack in a Europe overrun by Muslims. Call them refugees all you want, but this is an invasion.

Who wil save Europe? Donald Trump. He made that clear on Fox News tonight.

Fifth Amazon Review of "Trump the Press"

Reader Dave Whitney has posted the fifth review on Amazon of "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race." I shall post it here.

Along with Steven Hayward of Power Line, and Austin Bay at Instapundit, Mister Whitney liked it.

Mitt Romney sends cease and desist letter to Kelli Ward (McCain's chief primary opponent)

Mitt Romney once again is doing to Republicans what he refused to do to Obama. Mitt hit Dr. Kelli Ward, who is the chief opponent of Lifer Senator John McCain in the Republican primary.

Scott Adams comes around to my thinking on Trump

For some time, I have said that this election -- like the Republican nomination race -- is a referendum on Trump. Scott Adams of Dilbert fame (and he is among the 321 people quoted in my book, "Trump the Press") now says the same thing.

Flynn: Jihadists love their porn

Jihadists love their porn, said retired Lieutenant General Mike Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is writing a book on jihadists.

"At one point we actually had determined that the material on the laptops was up to 80 per cent pornography," Flynn told the German tabloid Bild.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Outspent 15-to-1 in ads, Trump's behind by less than 5 points

Yes, it is too early to take the polls seriously in a two-candidate race, But in mid-July, Never Trumpers keep harping on the poll numbers, which now average a 4.5-point lead for Hillary.

Let me put that in perspective.

Gun control failed Police Officer Mike Flamion

President Obama's repeated calls for gun control are nonsense. Consider the ambush shooting of Officer Mike Flamion of the Ballwin Police Department near St. Louis on Saturday. Police say Flamion suffers "life changing injuries."

Kindle version of "Trump the Press" debuts July 25

Readers have told me they want a Kindle version of "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Washington Times says it's Pence

UPDATE: Drudge just confirmed it is Pence. Once again, Chris Cillizza of teh Washington Post was wrong. The original post follows.

Two anti-fracking studies retracted

Hydraulic fracturing, which allows mankind to tap into difficult-to-reach reserves of carbon-based fuels, has made it possible for the West to rid itself of dependency on Third World dictatorships that finance terrorism. Naturally, lefties hate it and have tried to discredit it. Their attempts are backfiring as skeptics scrutinize their work and find it wanting.

Austin Bay made my day

His review of "Trump the Press" at Instapundit hit all the marks. He really understood what I tried to do. What a way to start a day. Please read his review.

By the way, readers can post their book reviews at Amazon when they finish reading.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Snow in three states

The Weather Channel reported that snow fell in the upper elevations of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming today.

Trump's plan for the VA

After World War II, the VA stood for the veterans.

Now it stands for the bureaucracy.

Trump has a 10 point plan to change that, which he outlined today at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Trump: Kill a cop, lose your life

Last December, the Hill reported:
Trump: I will mandate death penalty for killing police officers

Did ABC get the comments it wanted?

ABC in Chicago posted a video on Facebook of a Louisiana state trooper shoving one man into the trashcans and bodyslamming another man after they refused to leave a bar and move along.

Small Dead Animals on "Trump the Press"

Katewerk in Canada -- at Small Dead Animals -- likes Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race.

Woo hoo! Love the title of her short review.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Power Line on "Trump the Press"

Steven Hayward reviewed Trump the Press: Don Surber’s Take on How the Pundits Blew the 2016 Republican Race.

I am extremely grateful. The review is here.

UPDATE: Instapundit linked the review AND posted the Amazon book link. If you want to buy it from Amazon, do so through Glenn Reynolds. Does not cost me or you anything, but it helps him and he has been very, very kind to me over the years.

Of course, I prefer CreateSpace. Bigger royalty.

Keep Calm and Remain Adult

Without question, police are under physical fire following protests and riots by Black Lives Matter. The incident in San Antonio is only the latest.

Trump to go positive

Mike Cernovich, who has broken many stories at "Danger and Play," noticed a change in the cover and in the title for Donald Trump's running-for-president book.

“I voted for Bernie in the primary and I’m voting for Trump in the general”

David Saunders is a Virginia political consultant in Virginia who helped elect Mark Warner governor in 2001 and Jim Webb senator in 2006. He also worked on the John Edwards campaign in 2008. Saunders is known as Mudcat. He told the Washington Times:
“I don’t know about polls, but I do know this: I voted for Bernie in the primary and I’m voting for Trump in the general.”

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Huckabee has Trump's back

Mike Huckabee just blew a whale-sized hole in the Democratic Party and Never Trump narrative that Republicans are irreparably divided over Trump.

Friday, July 08, 2016

No, you don't get the party back when Trump's through with it

The best way to read this post is to listen to "Working My Way Back To You' -- the Spinners version, not the Four Seasons because it is not a Bob Gaudio song. Never Trumpers better learn the song and start singing because voters said, you're fired this spring. But Never Trumpers root for Hillary -- Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal, wants her to shut him out in the Electoral College. they hope to use a loss to take the party back.

Would Hillary Quit if She Wins the Election? She Doesn't Rule It Out

That is a crazy headline even by my low standards.

Change Hillary to Donald Trump and the pronouns accordingly, and you have a New York Times headline.

Will Anthony Weiner eat shoes?

What size shoe does John Heilemann wear? Because Anthony Weiner, husband of Hilary Clinton's wife, er, aide, Huma Abedin, just made a bet almost as strange as his tweets.

Trump sanctuary cities

For years, Democrats have brashly ignored federal immigration laws in city after city. More than 300 sanctuary cities now defy the law, and for seven years President Obama encouraged this -- even battling Arizona's attempt to enforce federal immigration laws.

That changed on Thursday. Fearing illegal immigration will win the presidency for Donald Trump, Obama threw sanctuary cities under the bus.

The devil in Chicago laughs at Dallas

Snipers shot 11 police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest, killing five officers last night. We grieve the deaths and destruction. This is terrorism. I doubt the news media will call it that.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Why hold press conferences?

Crooked Clinton last held a press conference seven months ago. She took seven questions.

Trump held 20 or more in that time.

Guess who the press -- you know, the self-appointed guardians of freedom -- adore and who it scorns.

The Trumpen Proletariat

Dan Henninger, deputy editorial writer of the Wall Street Journal, had a nice turn of a phrase today, "the Trumpen Proletariat."

Trump fought Anti-Semitism

To take the heat off Hillary Clinton, her staff concocted a weird tale that Trump retweeted something that looked sort of like a Star of David in. The only Anti-Semite in the race is Hillary, who called her husband's former campaign manager, Paul Fray, "f****** Jew bastard." (The link.)

While Queen Hillary was cursing Jewish people, Trump was standing up for them and black people as well.

My third and fourth Amazon reviews

The reviews on Amazon are coming in for "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

The third review is by William P. Woodall. The fourth is by Laurence F. Sheldon Jr., a longtime supporter of the blog.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Trump book linked

Maggie's Farm this morning gave a direct link to purchasing, "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

The Maggie's Farm link is here. Its daily feature of blog links is a good way top start the day.

Thank you. Now for some Amazon reviews.

By the way, autographed copies ($20 and shipped free) are available and already on their way to readers. For details, email

Gretchen Carlson accuses Ailes of sexual harassment

Fox News presenter Gretchen Carlson quit and filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, saying she refused to sleep with its chief, Roger Ailes.

Um, National Review, we can stop her

Iraq warrior and lawyer David French of the National Review was upset with the FBI giving Hillary a pass on selling state secrets. From French:
The FBI demolished every Clinton excuse and blew apart every Clinton lie, but soon she might well walk into rooms serenaded to the sweet sounds of “Hail to the Chief.” To paraphrase the words of Benjamin Franklin, we've got a banana republic, if Hillary can keep it.
Gee, National Review, if only there were some way we could stop her.

A general VP?

In like Flynn?

President Obama forced Lieutenant General (three stars) Michael Flynn to retire two years ago after Flynn, then head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, warned of the rising jihadist threat. Flynn might see Obama again at the inauguration on January 20, 2017, this time as vice president.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Never Trump lost its case today

FBI Director James Comey's recommendation that Hillary escape prosecution today crystallized what this election is about. Either you vote for a Democratic Republic, or you vote against Trump.

The fix is in, as Clinton skates again

So much for thinking anyone in Washington, DC, has any sense of honor, justice, or care for the protection of this country.

Cruz wants to be veep?

Maybe Ted Cruz is cottoning to New York Values (just like he did DC Values, the town he has lived in most of his adult life). After all, his presidential campaign spokeswoman, Alice Stewart, just made the pitch on CNN for The Donald to pick The Cruz as his running mate.

Putting the mad in Ramadan

Today marks the end of Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims which apparently is celebrated by the mass slaughtering of as many innocents as possible. I realize only 1% of Muslims are radicals, but that amounts to 10 million to 16 million terrorists depending on your estimate of the global Muslim population.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Second review of "Trump the Press"

From longtime commenter and friend of the blog, Z Regime:
This is first rate writing. I consider Don a friend (and fellow Mountaineer!) but even if he wasn't, there is no doubt about his literary skills. The man knows how to make a case for his beliefs without being preachy or overbearing. WHEN - not if - Trump wins, this book will be looked at as one of the most sagely and prescient books in modern presidential political history.
Thank you, friend. The book is starting to take off as people realize we were had by the media. It does not matter if you like Trump or not. You will enjoy my book.

Get your review in. Of course to review the book, you have to read it. And to read it you have to purchase it. Please purchase "Trump the Press" through Create Space, as I get a larger royalty. It is a subsidiary of Amazon.

The book also is on Amazon.

Since you asked...

Heirs bash the Kennedy legacy

There are what the hell moments in my life, when I question the sanity of liberals. Today's moment is the headline in the Daily Mail: "Kennedy family BASHES Trump over Fourth of July weekend with a piñata of The Donald at their Cape Cod compound."

Fourth of July excerpt from "Trump the Press"


Please purchase "Trump the Press" through Create Space, as I get a larger royalty. It is a subsidiary of Amazon.

The book also is on Amazon.

Regardless of how you purchase this must-read for Trump supporters and media critics, please post a book review on the Amazon site. That helps attract other readers.

They have begun work on the Kindle edition.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Jennifer Rubin keeps getting Donald Trump wrong

Jennifer Rubin is the token conservative blogger at the Washington Post whose main duty seems to be predicting Donald Trump will fail.

How do we lose in a trade war with China?

Byron York of the Washington Examiner posted, "When Mitt Romney sounded like Donald Trump," regarding Trump's trade policy. It is a short and solid piece that referenced an editorial in the National Review.

RNC delegates will be packing

The Secret Service will not allow them to carry weapons into the convention center in two weeks, but  several RNC delegates from Pennsylvania will be armed while in Cleveland, Mother Jones reported.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

The first review of "Trump the Press"

Good, bad, or indifferent, I promised myself to post the first Amazon review of "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

Here it is:

Washington Post's awesomely bad coverage of Trump's managerial change

The day Donald Trump announced he was running for president, Chris Cillizza and the Washington Post blew him off in a story headlined:
Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart
A year later, these bozos have learned nothing. Cillizza and company are determined to derail Trump -- and are willing to lie to achieve this.

Never Trump's Hiroo Onoda Brigade

Hiroo Onoda was the last Japanese soldier to surrender following the end of World War II in 1945.

He surrendered on February 20, 1974, in the Philippines.

His name must translate into English as "Never Trump" because some people in this group are diehards who continue their guerrilla tactics to derail the nomination long after Republicans decided to go with Trump.

From The Hill:

Friday, July 01, 2016

Did Bill Clinton plea bargain?

Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton (whose law license was suspended for five years after he committed perjury in the Paula Jones case) for 40 minutes to discuss their grandchildren. Washington is a-flutter over this, as if this White House does not cut deals with the zeal of a car salesman below quota with two days left in the month.

Trump Republican overreach

Asked three times by conservative talker Howie Carr if Loretta Lynch should recuse herself after her 40-minute private chat by Bill Clinton, Donald Trump demurred.

This upset a Never Trumper.

Why Trump the Press

This morning, I published the most important book of this political cycle, "Trump the Press." I show how and why the political press missed the biggest story of the election: Donald J. Trump. Never before in American politics have so many experts been so wrong so often. The political punditry stood mouths agape as the electorate dared voted its conscience, and rejected the many, many, many candidates that the men and women in Washington and New York recommended.

"Trump the Press" is now on sale

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends and neighbors, I am happy to announce that my new 254-page opus is written, proofread, edited, typeset, and now published. Readers will enjoy this tale of the triumph of the electorate over those in the media who believe they are our moral and intellectual superiors.

"Trump the Press" went on sale today as a paperback. Please purchase "Trump the Press" through Create Space, as I get a larger royalty. It is a subsidiary of Amazon.

The book also is on Amazon.

Regardless of how you purchase this must reading for Trump supporters and media critics alike. Please post a book review on the Amazon site. That helps attract other readers.

They have begun work on the Kindle edition.