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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Donald Trump won 2017

My blog's purpose is to lift the media's fog of war called Fake News. If we had a free press in America, Donald Trump would be the most popular president since Reagan. But we have a press beholden to the godless Democratic Party.

Passage of the centerpiece of Trump's domestic agenda -- tax cuts -- shows that The Donald is ahead of where the community organizer was at this point in his presidency.

Eight years ago today, Joe Biden was scrounging for votes in the Senate:
If I were still a United States senator, I would not only vote yes on the current health care reform bill, I would do so with the sure knowledge that I was casting one of the most historic votes of my 36 years in the Senate.
Despite a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a House margin larger than Trump's, Obama had yet to have his signature piece of legislation pass either house of Congress.

And on December 20, 2009, Obama was sweating passage in the House if it should pass the Senate:
House Dems cool to Nelson compromise
Anti-abortion Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) doesn't like Sen. Ben Nelson's abortion compromise and promises to fight it. Now pro-abortion rights Democrats are speaking out, too -- they don't like it but stop short of saying they'll try to kill it.
Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette (Colo.) and Louise M. Slaughter (N.Y.) say they're not sure Nelson's handiwork passes constitutional muster.
Yes, eventually the bill became law, but the idea that Mister Insider, super-cool, smooth-talking Obama was better fit as president is a media myth.

Fake News.

President Trump is actually accomplishing his agenda.

The taxes are cut.

The wall is going up.

Illegals are leaving -- either voluntarily or by deportation.

The Islamic State is shrinking.

The federal government is shrinking.

The world is respecting us.

North Korea is shaking.

The economy is booming.

The judges are taking their oaths to uphold the Constitution rather than their personal beliefs.

Democrats hate the tax cuts because they have no understanding of the economy or the American people any more.

Remember when President Obama said "those jobs aren't coming back"?

He is an idiot.

From AT&T:
Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.
Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T* plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 AT&T U.S. employees — all union-represented, non-management and front-line managers. If the President signs the bill before Christmas, employees will receive the bonus over the holidays.
“Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO. “This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs. In fact, we will increase our U.S. investment and pay a special bonus to our U.S. employees.”
Tax cuts for the rich? Everyone at AT&T must be rich then.

And good for them.

Billionaire Conrad Black, who has stuck by his friend Donald Trump for more than two years, wrote in the National Review:
This last year, after the year of his nomination and election, has been the second round of Donald Trump’s war to crush and expel the American political establishment.
This year he has won over the congressional Republican party, which had almost entirely opposed him, to toil in the enactment of his program.
Together they have achieved the greatest tax reform and reduction in over 30 years, largely emasculated Obamacare, put a rod on the backs of those states that elect incompetents like Jerry Brown and the Cuomos and lay the resulting state income taxes off on the whole country, repatriated trillions of dollars of corporate profit, exonerated over half the people from personal income taxes, reduced the return of 80 percent of taxpayers to a postcard, and produced conditions for 4 percent GDP growth next year.
The Obama apologetics that a flatlined economy with a shrunken work force and a burgeoning multitude of Medicaid-sedated idleness was the new normal has been debunked; it is the abnormal recent past.
Tomorrow at noon the Scorekeeper returns for a brief 12-day, month-by-month review of the first year of our MAGA.

Researching it (and research has become my favorite part of writing), I was struck by just how much has changed this past year, and most of it for the better.

I want readers to know that they are not alone. Even when the press is at its most unfair and least factual, the truth is out there.

President Trump is a flawed vessel but what he delivers is worth more than gold.

Obama liked to lecture that "we are better than this."

On November 8, 2016, we said he was right -- and we elected someone far, far, far better as president.


Please enjoy my two books about the press and how it missed the rise of Donald Trump.

The first was "Trump the Press," which covered his nomination.

The second was "Trump the Establishment," which covered his election.

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  1. Trump is most definitely a fundamentally flawed figure. Just like King Cyrus.

    1. Keep looking for the dark cloud, loser. Meanwhile we winners are prospering in the sunlight.

    2. Like all of us. And?

      -Mikey NTH

    3. Hey Poopsie, read the Bible and learn who King Cyrus was before you react. (Clue: He was the Persian king who freed the Israelites from Babylon. God acting directly through a heathen rather than his own chosen flock. Echoes for today). In other words, idiocy is not a winner strategy.

  2. Date above says 2007 but it should say 2009. Keep up the good work! MAGA!

  3. Hey obama, 2% growth 'is not who we are.'

    1. LOL -- and he couldn't achieve that. 1.5% average. Worst since Hoover

  4. I found this on line written by a famous philosopher often consulted by the media and CNN in particular although to their regret, no longer available for private symposia.
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
    Don's blog is sometimes cherish as he does battle with the deceit that tolerating lies is the price for having a Free press and an effective deep state.
    He doesn't lie, is still free, and so are his readers. How fortunate are we.

    1. Bless you. That made my day. I make mistakes, but I do not lie

    2. That was Joesph Goebbels, Reich Propaganda Minister and poisoner of his own children.

    3. Lies are not protected by the Constitution, and we do not have to tolerate them. A 'Free' press does not mean an unaccountable press.

  5. And you keep our spirits up just like you did last year leading up to the election. In spite of what the polls said, you said Trump would win. You were in the minority along with Cernovich and Scott Adams, but you were right. - GOC

  6. Agree with pmd. I look here every day I can.

    By the way. We got defacto Obamacare repeal with the elimination of the mandate. Health insurance will still be a problem, but at least this won't be around to amplify it much longer. When you think about it the whole scam was just another way of getting the taxpayer to pay the health insurance on cheap labor for globalists.

    1. So true, Mon Doc. They wanted to destroy everything we loved and lived for 24/7, forever.

  7. Two BIGGIES in addition to the tax cut that show Trump is an awesome leader is the repeal of the Obamacare mandate and opening Anwar after no one in 45 years could to it.

    Take notes, Obama, Hillary and assorted pajama boys. This is what a real US president looks like.

  8. It seems to me that a number of blogs, Mr. Surber's is a prime example, have evolved into the modern day equivalent of colonial taverns. A place for patriots to get together, have a pint or two, and enjoy some camaraderie while exchanging ideas and opinions with (usually, but not always) somewhat like-minded fellows. Events of the day, politics, and maybe a wee bit of gossip. We few, we deplorables, we band of brothers. A toast, to Mr. Surber, and to all present here tonight. - Elric

    1. Curse you, Elric! You may have won the day by claiming the black sword Stormbringer as your own, but you are still unfit to rule Melnibone. Someday I will destroy you, and take my rightful place upon the Ruby Throne. This I swear! - Yrkoon

    2. Take a chill pill, cuz. And stay away from Cymoril! - Elric

    3. Hear, hear! Well said, Elric!

      If I could reach that far, I'd knock my tankard against yours, and call for the next round!

      Cheers all, and here's to our esteemed host!

  9. "I want readers to know that they are not alone. Even when the press is at its most unfair and least factual, the truth is out there."
    ~Don Surber

    Which, in light of the Christmas gift-giving season, reminds me that Mr. Surber's blog is a gift he gives his readers everyday.

    Looking forward to the Scorecard and the insightful research, as always.

    God Bless you Don Surber, thank you for your hard work and dedication, and Merry Christmas to the Surber family (those here, and those at home).

    ~Anonymous mostly, but Carolina Kat, sometimes.

  10. Many, MANY Thanks for Another great post.

  11. Yes we owe Mr. Surber a lot. So how about a few more Amazon reviews for his books!
    It takes little time. You don't have to have bought through Amazon and if you haven't read the books, well you're in for a treat.

  12. When Obama said "Those jobs aren't coming back," it wasn't an assessment of the situation; it was a declaration. He was saying, "This is how we're doing things now. Your unemployment is a feature, not a bug. Deal with it." Well, we did deal with it, of course. By electing Trump.

  13. Yes,what a day,what a President.Mr Surber I also want to say, God Bless you and your family and also a Very Merry Christmas.I always enjoy your insight.I post as anonymous,but my name is Dennis Leonard

  14. Trump seems to be Reagan #2, but Reagan on steroids. Dems hate him more, More, MORE than they did Ronaldus Maximus.

    Glad to hear the Scorekeeper is returning, Don!