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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thank you, Donald Trump

Before I wrote, "Life after Trump," I should have written this post thanking President Donald John Trump.

Allow me to correct this by quoting one of my dearest and now confused readers. To protect his identity, I will simply call him Mister Jones.

He wrote, "Trump gave us a conservative majority SCOTUS....tax cuts.....lowest unemployment in recorded history, especially for POC....Started no new military 'conflicts'....Jerusalem embassy....world respect...USA out of climate accords....tough on China.... need I go on? Continue to Refresh the memory? Remind who brought us to the dance?

"Ungrateful bastards. 🤬Fetterman’s got a legit reason for memory loss.😱🙄."

No presidential candidate was more hated, despised and ridiculed by the media. Lincoln comes closest but at least a few major newspapers had his back. Trump had no one. Not even Fox. Remember those dreadful Fox All-Star panels? Charles Krauthammer and Jonah Goldberg battled over who could smear him the best. It was the Fox version of The View with three men and a dame.

I said in my piece that The Donald kept Hillary from being president. He also kept Jeb! from being president. He's like Murkowski's brother from another mother.

Trump took the blows with humor. When Jeb! complained that he had insulted his mother and then praised her no end. Trump reported, "She should run."

I still laugh at that one six years later.

I look at Trump's accomplishments and think of cartoonist Bob Thaves line about Fred Astaire in his Frank and Ernest cartoon: "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did backwards and in high heels."

The high heels they slapped on President Trump were the Bobby Mueller investigation into a lie called Russiagate that really was about covering up Obama using the FBI to spy on Trump.

This was Watergate times a million and not one of our institutions it Washington did a thing to stop it or to hold that self-righteous communist accountable. Hillary should be in jail, sure. Her cellmate should be Obama.

The failure to cry foul is why Americans have no respect for the DC press, Chief Justice Roberts or Congress whether it is run by Republicans or Democrats. Paul Ryan and His RINOs took a dive in 2018 just to spite him. Ryan cashed in as a lobbyist. We must end floor privileges for congressmen.

But I digress. Trump like Palin fought. Unlike Palin, he won. He killed Roe v. Wade through the Trump Triplets he put on the Supreme Court. They will also give Justice Clarence Thomas the votes he needs to strike down the insult to the Constitution we call affirmative action.

The embassy in Jerusalem is magnificent. His Abraham Accords brought peace and the formal recognition of Israel by five Muslim nations.

He kept us out of war. He tried to negotiate peace with Kim Jong Un. He kept us out of the Paris accord and TPP. He woke the world up to the threat of Red China.

But above all, President Trump took one for the team -- Team MAGA. And by one I mean hundreds. The daily harassment, legal threats and flat-out lies would have broken a lesser man.

Critics say he has a large ego. Well, you need something to serve as a buffer from the constant attacks. Given that he helped save New York, built a billion-dollar empire, wrote best-sellers, had a top-ranked TV show and won the presidency on his first try for public office, I would say he earned bragging rights on many, many fronts.

Donald Trump indeed brought us to the dance.

But if you think it is easy for me to say Change Partners, you don't know me very well.

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215 comments:

  1. Don, DJT did all those things you mentioned and there are no ways to express my gratitude to him as well. I do agree with you that it's time to consider alternatives and to move on from the 2020 election.

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    1. The theft(s) that was committed in the 2020 election and now in the 2022 midterms were crimes against me, and all believer's in the Republic of the USA and the constitution that created it. It was not a crime just against Mr. Trump, and to blythly say we should just "move on" is a cowardly way of telling the crimnals "we don't have the nerve or courage, or care enough, to protect what is ours" and "just have at it as long as you want to".

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    2. The idea that we must "consider alternatives" to the one what brung you before The Man can be convinced to voluntarily abdicate the POSITION HE SINGLE-HANDEDLY CREATED is a species of disloyalty.

      Granted, disloyalty isn't the be-all end-all when the republic is at stake, but it is a reliable indicator whether one has the testicular fortitude to see a fight -- any fight -- to the end.

      I am glad for Donald The Winnowing Fork, whose behavior and presence and very HAIR CUT seem to compel people to out themselves, and this information is crucial to know about the men with whom we are sharing a foxhole.

      It is just odd to witness it in Surber, who seemed to get it early and keep getting it through thick and thin. Some people just become tired, I guess.

      I'm like The Orange Man himself. I am energized by the fight, not exhausted, not looking for an excuse -- even a very good excuse, as Surber has located in the excellent RDS -- to absent myself from the moment.

      Not a new story. "After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the twelve, 'Do you want to go away as well?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go?'" If so many abandoned Our Lord Himself at his moment, all but his own mother and The Beloved Disciple, what are the chances for a humble real estate mogul and TV star regarding infinitesimally lesser stakes?

      The loyalty is the point. It is wholly apart from what is best for the country. If one's loyalty is interchangeable according to this or that development, one is already lost. It's Dwight Schrutean:

      "Look, I am all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I am getting paid for here is my loyalty. But, if there were somewhere else that valued that loyalty more highly. I am going wherever they value loyalty the most."

      By "Changing Partners" Surber demonstrates his fundamental unreliability, no matter how good the new deal is. By this act he proves the possibility to inflict the same calculus on his new ally or any ally, perhaps when Ron needs him the most, when Ron is at his low point.

      Anyway, vaya con Dios, Mr. Surber. You were an asset when times were tough, and The Don was lucky to have you. I however (perversely?) like to see the people peel off:

      "The fewer men, the greater share of honor. God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
      By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
      Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
      It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
      Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
      But if it be a sin to covet honor,
      I am the most offending soul alive."

      --- Henry V, IV.iii

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    3. Perhaps someone has Trump's cell number and can get through to suggest that his uncontrollable ego and name-calling of a very successful and admired fellow republican has launched a tragic internal conflict that has required each of us to pick a side...which is way too early and will cripple his chances in 2024...this is just a fact...it always happens when politicians start believing they have achieved some sort of divinity because the masses turned out for the rallies.

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    4. Dubious, you are sucking down the crap the media is spewing in you direction. President Trump isn't supposed to say anything that may hurt someones feelings? He can't joke about a very competent governor? From what I've seen Trump is the exact same man he was when he road the escalator down, he has always been rough and abrasive, but the sissys are joining forces with the leftists. Sad.
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    6. Taking back the country is not going to be easy or clean. Most people shy away from the sausage making because it makes them feel uncomfortable. The Donald, if elected, would set the table for the next Republican. He would take the slings and arrows and prep the battlefield for success. He would only have one term and therefore could be as tough as he needs to be without worrying about reelection. The next guy/gal would then look like a moderate in comparison but would continue the fight. Washington needs to be shaken up. Just like Twitter, META, Facebook etc. Let the ugliness fall on Trump because he can take it and he knows what needs to be done. Make the next guy/gal his Saint Peter who carries the Word to the masses who are scared. This scenario is my wish and prayer.

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    7. Bye-bye the Republic we betrayed instead of keeping. We were insanely lucky to get in the critical moment of history someone like Don. The man accomplished things most deemed impossible. The Abraham’s Accords, Energy Independence, embassy in Jerusalem, bodies of the YS soldiers returned from North Korea, …. , reduced appropriations process from 17 years to 2, …., let out of jail people who wasted their lives rotting in jails for minor non-violent offenses …

      The most important of his accomplishments, he forced everyone to expose themselves for who they are.

      It’s great to get to know you, Don Surber. Bye-bye Republic, with people like Surber, we don’t deserve you.

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    8. You think the democrats will move on? Your "moving on" only emboldens the democrats to continue cheating every election year. You're a coward for not sticking up for Trump. Trump is strong because of the people who support him. But the other way around.

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    9. Trump needs to move on.He should have kept his nose out of primaries. He is all about his ego. Donald the wanna be Kingmaker. Blames his wife for choosing Oz. Pathetic . All he cares about is $ like the rest. I think he is just leading controlled opposition.Give me DeSantis/Lake in 2024.Anybody but Trump. I guess all debts are forgive for the job he did.Wake up people he is owned by Soros too. Who do you think bailed him out of his last near bankruptcy.

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    10. "No! You are wrong xxxx.

      Your predicate facts are right- conclusion wrong.

      It is not Trump's job to elect but the RNC and McPublicans.

      Trump raised millions for these guys, flew an airplane all over the Country, rallied the base and inspired voters.

      What did your fuckstick McCarthy and McConnell do?

      Turtle said we had bad candidates

      ...yeah that is how you win.

      What was the messsge? BIDEN BAD.

      NO Contract with America with teeth in it.

      You need to focus on the fact that Democrats can elect dead people and zombies and Republicans cannot elect a war hero or a cardiac surgeon."zmzmxbxxnvcxxxcxmxBn

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    11. And exactly who is going to do what Trump did??
      No One!!!!

      There isn’t any republican that can get elected and do what Trump did.
      The problem is the corrupt globalist republicans. McConnell, McCarthy, mittens Romney’s niece Ronna McDaniel, romney pierre delecto, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, etc, etc…
      They don’t want to help middle America, they don’t give a shite about middle America, they are actively working against middle America.
      And the establishment republicans are actively working against Trump, because Trump is working against their new world order tyranny.

      And now the globalist pos have found a new toy they believe they can work with, DeSantis.
      DeSantis barely was elected governor against the drug addict that the pos Obama backed.

      The democrats have lost their minds, and there should be No playing nice with the marxist/fascist democrats.
      McConnell and McCarthy and McDaniel have to Go, immediately!!
      McConnell should be investigated; he is another running dog for the slave owning communist chinese.
      Voting machines have to Go.
      Mail-in ballots have to Go.
      What did Carter and Baker say about mail-in ballots?? Why isn’t that warning being followed??
      America’s elections are fraudulent. If the elections are Not fixed the country is OVER.
      And right now the fraud can’t even be discussed.
      Corrupt corporate media!! Corrupt big tech!!
      The democrat party is Evil.
      The democrat party is Full Fascist.
      Notice how the bs Covid emergency continues.
      Biden should hang for treason, along with his puppet masters.
      And the election is two years away. Stop feeding into the democrats and establishment republicans game.
      What’s important? Get McConnell Fired!!

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    12. Anonymous, you are spot on. I could not have said it any better. McCarthy and McConnell have deliberately failed this Nation. They never tried to elect Mastriano, or Oz, and McConnell deliberately pulled money from good candidates and put it on Lisa Murkowski, a freaking RINO and dead weight to the Party. Never forget how President Trump almost singlehandedly saved this Nation from Communism and Made America Great Again. He deserves another shot at being President because we have seen what he did and know what he can do.

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  2. Don, this is the column you should have published after Election Day and then stopped! Time for further reflection should have waited until the dust settled and all races have been decided. IMHO, you pulled the trigger too quickly my friend, but I still love ya man!

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    1. completely agree!! DJT is the greatest president, and I hope he is re elected in 24

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    2. Agreed... including the "I still love ya man!" Don is still the BEST and will be my 'go to' website first thing in the AM for as long as he does this! Two great Americans and they are both named Don

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    3. I guess we are all smarting right now. When you are in pain you do and say all kinds of things because you hurt. Trump dealt with that hurt when he was in office and I will forever love him.

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    4. If surber sticks to this nonsense, only those who have no sense of smell will be able to stand the stench.

      Surber has turned his pov blogging into a 'check to see what shit the effective rino touts are splurting today' few minutes of reading.

      Not even retarded enough to be sad.

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    5. In the big picture, many Websites and other Media outlets have an agenda, to undermine and deflate the MAGA base represented by President Donald Trump. 2022 midterm MAGA wins downplayed and or delayed. 2022 MAGA losses overemphasized, highlighted and promoted as part of the script. That’s what we are seeing now. That’s ALL we are seeing now. Pure Propaganda! Trump can only endorse and promote candidates while getting republican voters fired up using his rallies. He's done his job well. McConnell/RNC decides about financing/underwriting the candidates, not Trump. Want to solve the problem so we can WIN big? Donate directly to the candidates, not the RNC or any Pacs. Get rid of McConnell, McCarthy, Romney and the remaining RINOs/GOPe. Gut the RNC beginning with Ronna McDaniel and the rest of the country-club old money apparatchik. Further, do this gutting at the state/local level as well. Change from a vote earning old school system, to a ballot acquiring system according to the election laws of each state especially in blue states. Again, collecting Ballots over collecting Votes. That is the Key. That is what the democrats have done because they cannot earn the votes necessary to win. Get this system in place before 2024 or we are toast whether it's Trump, DeSantis or anyone with a pulse and an R after his name.

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    6. How dare you turn against the ONE who did so much, he made it all possible. We could see what could be accomplished. And you're done with him? Well, I STAND WITH TRUMP. And screw you.

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  3. That summary of Trump's many accomplishments as POTUS goes a long way to explaining why so many in the GOP upper echelon dislike him. What they talked about doing for years on end he accomplished in one Presidential term with scant support from them other than McConnell on judges. Pretty good laurels for him to rest on.

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    1. Also, after all the investigations of Trump, he seems to be squeaky clean.

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    1. Agreed. Trump is not to be discounted. We all make errors politics is like aviation. Unforgiving of error . Unlike aviation incompetence is rewarded.2DC

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  5. PDJT is larger than life. A true force of nature. I remember back in the late 1970s the Houston labor union I worked with in the OIL refineries - the brothers knew who he was and admired his style. That has been almost 50 years he's been out there moving it forward, BUILDING things.

    From Peter Schweitzer's book - Red Handed - Can't say that about Prescott Bush - who opened up business in China in 1981 when GHWBush was sworn in - still selling out the US to China 40 years and running. Bill Clinton and LORAL space - for a $750k campaign contribution gave technical assistance to China to get their ICBM guidances systems working to deliver MIRVs. Nope Trump's gotta go - RINOs like the cozy days selling out the US generation after generation....good money in that...

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  6. Words are CHEAP. Today they've been cheapened by articles such as yours. NOT A WORD about McConnell, McCarthy, Ryan or all the OTHER pundits who stir the witches brew. Naw, simply toss Trump under the bus with the rest (your wife really should start worrying...or hoping...YOU brought it up).
    The guns sounded and Surber's rear-end was all we could see, a sheep in wolves clothing. YEESH!

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    1. How do I CANCEL my substack from you? dkane@fix.net. CANCEL it. I never want to hear your name again, Turncoat. You've done your damage, now GO, "passive-aggressive pansy".

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    2. David Kane, you just did what every liberal in the world does: Hears stuff they don't like and immediately checks out.
      We now know your true measure.

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    3. Big Tex, bugger off.

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    4. Bro, the last thing you should do is take your toys and go home. Don has earned your subscription from years of good honest work among so many in his industry who have succumbed to the temptation of lies.

      The worst time to abandon a friend is when he is in the process of making an error -- which Don certainly is (see my comment above). While you think you're punishing him into doing the right thing, you're actually compounding his resolve. Good men like Don understand that doing the right thing involves sacrifice, they expect to pay for it. You are ironically reinforcing his erroneous decision to do the wrong thing.

      I will continue to read Don just like many others in the Trump era -- possible only with gigantic grains of salt in many such cases -- until the original sin consumes them and whatever good they once produced. Don is quite far from Jonah Goldberg or Bill Kristol territory, and your abandoning him only ensures you can't help get a good man back on track.

      Don will reconsider when we win again. It might even take winning for him to reconsider. All the more reason to contribute to the victory, to save a friend who momentarily lost his way. It's the definition of a friend.

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  7. Deplorable California Refugee in IdahoNovember 10, 2022 at 3:23 PM

    Excellent column Don, thank you. In the end, I don’t think the Uniparty actually WANTS to solve problems. I don’t doubt that there are many individual politicians who do, but the system works to perpetuate them, because every government response involves spending lots of money, which creates yet another vested constituency, who then lobby to keep their place at the public feeding trough, e.g. the homeless-industrial complex. Pretty much every domestic and international problem that existed when I was a child in the 60s, except for Vietnam, which was “solved” by losing. DJT came into office and started working problems like a builder working a punch list. So the government dependent class had to get rid of him, whatever it took. Yes, thank you President Trump.

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    1. Great post... loved the "...like a builder working a punch list" The reason that's never been tried in DC is because they've never had someone who's actually accomplished something other than 'politics' Phuckem all!

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    2. It's never been tried, or applied, in dc because it impedes their common purpose for being there, grifting.

      For the career politician, solving any problem equals less opportunity to graft.

      Fixing any of the many things they break, ditto.

      The career politician has no function but for there being problems for them to pretend to solve, whilst grifting their merry grifters way to harvesting the swag.

      A Constitutional Republic of Sovereign States, United......

      If you can keep it......

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  8. Yes, let's change partners and choose a guy (1) who endorsed a pro-abortion RINO for the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado (and got destroyed 55%-43%), (2) who is endorsed by Paul Ryan, as despicable RINO as they come, (3) who is endorsed by another despicable RINO, Jeb Bush, and (4) is the fave of the liberal media and the useless Ronna-Romnay-led RinoNC.

    You've lost all credibility, Don.

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    1. Paul Ryan isn't qualified to wipe Trump's ass!

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    2. It's like clockwork. There is almost no connection between Trump's admitted imperfections and the Hot Story of The Moment, but it never fails to reveal the wobbly. It's psychological. "This is my moment to revenge myself on his flaws, I must seize it!"

      It makes me think The Donald does it on purpose. Remind everyone of his flaws so that they out themselves in an attempt to finish him "for good," which never finishes him but indelibly marks the wobbler.

      You might even call it Trumpenfreude. You might even find yourself repeatedly saying, "Never bet against Donald John Trump."

      I mean, one of these days he's bound to go down and stay down, right?

      Only by choice. Let me help all potential wobblies understand. If your really want a champ to stay on the canvas, don't try to hold him there. He will force himself up until you put him in the grave. If you come after the king, you must kill the king.

      You are much better off sticking with the man until he decides to hang it up on his own. Tough men can make those tough decisions too.

      But getting up after a knock down? That's a no brainer. It's automatic. It's impossible for those types NOT to get up.

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    3. I'd use " Anonymous" too, if I couldn't be more intelligent...

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  9. DS: I love you but have to deflect to the idea of what the world will be like in as little as 12 months, 16 months... Russia, China, North Korea. Trump has a grand take on the competitors. On making a deal. I'll vote for him.

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    1. Me 3.
      I will never forget the arrows President Trump took for America and her people. How soon some forget. He stood tall at all the lies they threw at him, yet he continued to fight for America. There is not another man alive that could have withstood the onslaught from every direction that President Trump endured. Remember how we prayed for his safety because we knew what they were capable of? God answered those prayers. The MSM and DS keep on hammering away and some who were once supporters are weakening. Mr. Surber, I as former WV resident, but forever hillbilly, you have lost my respect. I thought you were more intelligent than what I have read here.
      Instead of abandoning President Trump, we should stop listening to the msn, RINOS, DS, and start praying for him and the United States of America again.

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    2. Trump has my vote.

      But, two years is a long time. The way the world is going who knows what insanity will happen next.
      Yeah, now the Western world owns the third world dictators reparations for the climate bs.
      Can the Western world take back all the advancements it has made to the world?

      How many coal plants are the communist chinese building every month?
      And slavery continues in Mauritania, Mali, Libya, Sudan, and Yemen. All sharia countries.
      Following Mohamagoat’s example of slavery.
      There are 56 izlomic OIC countries, tell Italy to send the izlomic invaders to one of those 56 izlomic OIC countries. Some are the most wealthiest countries in the world because of gas and oil reserves.
      Stop izlomic “Hijra”, immigration jihad.

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  10. "Donald Trump indeed brought us to the dance.

    But if you think it is easy for me to say Change Partners, you don't know me very well."

    If its not easy it sure was quick. Lets see how DeSantis does the next two years before he gets to dethrone the Ultra Maga King.

    All the reasons mentioned are why Trump should get the benefit of the doubt. We know he can win, he did in 2016 and then he won so Bigly in 2020 they had to shut the whole corrupt system down for hours to print up enough fake ballots to claim they beat him. He would win again and we know what he will do when he does. We don't have to worry about him selling out to the Globalists or the RINOs or anyone else.

    My dad used to listen to Imus and he thought it was so funny when Imus would "jump off a bandwagon so fast he skinned his knees." Sure looks like a lot of bandwagon jumpers around these parts. I would have thought there would be more loyalty among conservatives. I know winning is most important. I don't see any reason why Trump wouldn't win yet again except for massive cheating which any Republican will face.

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    1. Your dad was right.

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    2. We all sin and have fallen short of the glory of God. Don isn't like any of the people you cite. It was obviously an extremely difficult decision, and the opposite of "sure was quick."

      You could detect his initial reservations back when he was praising Pence. He's been wrestling with it for some time and this is as pivotal yet undamaging a time as any to make the leap, the least "backstabby" (unlike, say, er, Pence).

      I respect what Don's doing and simply pray he doesn't fall down the slippery Trumpenfreude slope, where a smallish criticism becomes the overriding principle to total opposition, if only to prove that small criticism right. I think Don has enough character to avoid it, but I've seen the precipitous derangement of plenty of good men lo these past six years.

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  11. The battle is ahead of us, not behind us. It is easy and convenient to switch partners but the divorce will be uncharacteristically messy. I for one am and will remain a "President" Trump supporter. I know his strengths and weaknesses and am often reminded of other great leaders in history, who, when the going got tough their supposed closest supporters fled for what seemed like safer fields. If any "intellectual" thinkers think that those that hate America are gong to stop their onslaught they are childishly mistaken. America is the last great beacon of hope for the world and evil will not stop until we have either been destroyed or we have destroyed evil. The choice is up to us. "President" Trump has proven himself under the worst evil enemy fire and is still standing. The very least any American who loves our country as he does should do is continue to stand with him.

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    1. I intend on STANDING "WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, I have since 1984ish!

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    2. Amen to Mr Krill..hold fast..no surrender. Perhaps the gov later..Trump is Maga, as am I

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    1. Trash Trump in one column and the next you're thanking him??? An apology would be in order but since you've joined up with the MSM and the GOPe in the pile on against Trump I no longer trust you or your opinion on anything Trump.

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  13. Well said. How few other people will bother to say the same, after benefiting from Trump's indomitable drive and success.

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  14. Trump was an alarm clock who woke American up to China. He told on the elites and their gigs are up. I will always love Trump but the country needs to move on. Let's do it now that we have DeSantis.

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    1. You don't have Desantis. Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush do.

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    2. Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush are barely a notch above NYT, WashPo, MSNBC, CNN and Faux

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    3. Like I said earlier, the Left will destroy DeSantis just like they tried with Trump. They must be destroyed or severely damaged before DeSantis takes the reins. We're in it to win it. My hope is Trump would win and then dismantle the balloting cheating that keeps the Dems in power.

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    4. Trump/DeSantis 2024
      DeSantis will not win a presidential election in 2024 on his own.
      Yeah, have Trump move out of Florida.
      DeSantis 2028 & 2032

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  15. Unfortunately, your crying and whining about President Trump, makes me realize that you are a mealy mouthed mouthpiece against the reality that is hitting everyone between the eyes. Election not over. 4 senator races still. Being contested (PA, AZ, Alaska, Nevada). House won. Please write about facts and hold your powder until the completion of the Election.

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    1. Yep, Surber joins a long disgraced lineage...

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    2. Randy says: You say you want to go, but you don’t go. You’ve posted 7 times in a half hour. It’s easy to quit, David. Just close the tab and go away. Nobody will miss you calling Don a “passive-aggressive pansy.” Don’t let the door hit ya.

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    3. Haha, you're right, Randy, he's up to 10 posts now.
      It's just so, so, obvious that the Left is in overdrive on this "divide and demoralize the Republicans" operation, trying to trash everything good on our side.
      Totally ineffective.
      Go away.
      But, Randy, you're going pretty hot and heavy on the anti-trump stuff yourself today. It really doesn't sound like your usual self. I wondered if someone is just pretending to use your name.

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    4. Doubt these Anon posters were ever here until now. They are meaningless posts.

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    5. Randy says: They’re all mine. If I write it, I claim it. Look, I will support the R candidate in the 2024 general election, regardless. Our worst is better than their best. But unless Trump changes, which is nigh impossible, I don’t think he can win the general election, even if he wins the primaries (which is not a certainty). He’s doing everything he can to drive away independents and moderates, which makes his followers giddy. Yes, he’s the MAGA King, but as I said earlier, he cannot win a national election with only MAGA votes.

      A couple of weeks ago he opened fire in the Republican circular firing squad. He’s the only one doing so. He fired on Joe O’Dea, with good reason, but it did not help the party or the nation. He fired on Ron DeSantis, without reason, first with a sophomoric nickname that the mainstream media ate up, then on Fox, saying that if DeSantis runs in 2024, Trump would dish dirt on him. His third shot was announcing that Ron won Florida with 1.1 million fewer votes than he did in 2020. Of course, Trump’s “million more votes than Ron” win in Florida did not hand him the election, which he lost by 7 million (fake) votes.

      But weeks before his “DeSanctimonious” fail, Trump started making his campaign rallies all about himself, not the candidate he was supporting. Teasing his 2024 announcement at every rally and bring up, yet again, the stolen 2020 election put the spotlight on him, not the local candidate. Sure, it played well to the media, keeping Trump front and center in the news, but it didn’t earn votes for midterm Republicans.

      Some candidates, like JD Vance, figured out that not embracing Trump in his general election campaign was the path to victory. Others, like Oz, brought up Trump often while campaigning, and he lost. To put it plainly, Trump is toxic to a majority of the electorate. So even if 100% of the MAGA folks vote for Trump’s pick, it’s not enough to secure a win, because MAGA folks are not a majority of the electorate.

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    6. Bugger off, Randy/Anonymous. YOU ain't "boss" here, Jerks.

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    7. DK... can I call you DICK? GTFO! (no offense to Mr. Hertz)

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    8. None taken, T.O. I haven't seen Mr. Kane post before today, but he came in very aggressive. I too disagree with the Surber, but I accept his position. I do think we are being divided and should sit back for a while, have a beer or 12, and see how the dust settles. A quote from when I was in high school..."I've been to two Worlds Fairs and three goat fuckins, but I ain't never seen shit like this"...Don, hit that button!!!!

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    9. Did those goats give their informed consent?

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    10. They said it didn't Baaa ther them a bit! I still get boner wearing wool!

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    11. Wow randy is toxic.
      The two citizenship OZ was a bad pick.
      But, the corrupt democrat PA voting system got festerman elected, not OZ or Trump.
      And the ag do nothing about crime Shapiro?
      Yeah, PA and MI are totally corrupt.

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  16. Don conveniently ignores that Trump won more votes in 2020 than any incumbent President in history. Not even close.

    The idea that a brain-dead basement-dweller got more real votes in 2020 than Trump is laughable. That's where Don's ire should be targeted: at the failure of the Republican Party to do ANYTHING about the blatant vote fraud in 2020 and, now, again in 2022. and 2024.

    Instead Don has caved to the culture, like all politicians do once they get elected. And that's why he supports Desantis, because with Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush on the Desantis train, Ron will cave too. Just like his fellow "conservative" Florida Republican did as soon as she got to DC: Marco Rubio.

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  17. Naw, the weak-kneed like Surber live HIGH on Trump and then ditch him at the first signs of warning from "The Swamp"/uni-party. Notice that Surber has NOTHING to say about McConnell, or any other RINO who opposes Trump and is barking today like Surber ("The Chihuahua"). NONE of them could form a pimple on Trump's rear-end...AND THEY KNOW IT. (Move on, nothing to see here!)

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    1. Randy says: Nine posts to a blog you want to quit. David, you have the most extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome I’ve seen in a while.

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    2. How about just go?

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    3. Bugger off, both of you.

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    4. This 'randy says' troll fancies itself quite the erudite exsplurt.

      With a 'randy says' this, and a 'randy says' that, this 'randy says' is quite the twat.

      The template for this 'randy says' figment is both amusing and boring as Greta.

      Without the titties.

      Quite suitable for Don's now soiled pov.

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    5. Randy is only identifying himself, unlike you, Dingo Boy. If you don't go through Google your name comes up Anonymous. I'm not agreeing with Randy at this point, but we have plenty of time to come to terms. Put a name with your post. Dick says you don't have the balls!

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    6. You name me.

      Go ahead, pick a name.

      A name that meets your needs.

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    7. Not to defend Kane, but he wanted delisted from the Saturday substack email. If you folks are going to attack him, at least get your facts straight.
      EN2 SS

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  19. Great column, Don. I wish you would have written this yesterday for all of the obvious reasons. But I respect your choice and I recognize that many have made the same choice as you. I still think we need more time to figure out what happened. I don't think Trump should take all of the blame, but some of it. There's blame enough to go around. I don't have a dog in the fight because I am a Canuck. But please, everyone, put this behind you and get on with the fight. Don't let infighting ruin everything and cause irreparable harms among us. It's not over.

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  20. Don, you may need a 72 Hour Rule.

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  21. Sir Don Surber :
    it is not the call to change partners that rankles >>> it is that your suggested partner was brung by all the back-stabbers you mention.

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  22. David says as an overseas follower of your column I'm finding yesterdays "lets blame Trump" at odds with this list of his accomplishments.
    I see the 2022 mid term results as further evidence that the USA election system is totally corrupt.
    -DCH of Australia

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    1. ^^^ yep!!! Completely Corrupt and they thumb their noses at us while doing it. No need to even present a quality candidate (Fetterman, Biden, Maxine, Hank Johnson etc.) No need to even campaign, no debates. They don't have to. Just program the machines, bring cases of extra D ballots and book your trip to Washington. People should hang for this, instead they become multi millionaires

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  23. OK, I had some good laughs reading the comments, especially the guy that never wants to hear your name again and then keeps commenting after commenting, after commenting.

    Me, not quite ready to change partners but, of course, don't fault you for doing so.

    I do wonder about President Trump's comment concerning knowing more about DeSantis than anybody but his wife. DJT has a well deserved reputation for hitting back, not hitting first, did DeSantis knuckle ball him, or are folks telling him he did to start a feud?

    DamnedifIknow but I still think the best 2024 ticket is TRUMP/DESAINTIS -Twelve solid years of making democrats grate!-

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    1. Ed Rollins has started fund raising to draft RDS to run. A while ago I heard RDS say he wasn't thinking of running as he planned to complete his term in FL if reelected. IMO a good move. I like him a lot but going up against DJT in a primary will tear the party even more. If DJT decides to run, then let him, support him and work locally to make sure your county/precinct is clean. If he loses in a fair election so be it. He's angry and so are MANY others about 2020. RDS is smart enough (as are others) not to challenge Trump (I hope). He should continue to make FL happy and then run 1018 with The Don's blessing and support.

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    2. I'm that guy and if you don't like it, bugger off!

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    3. Don't forget Kari Lake. She's formidable and would bring votes to the Trump/Lake ticket. I would prefer it if we had the following progression: Trump, DeSantis, then Lake.

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    4. I believe DeSantis backed some anti Trump guy in CO, who ended up getting beat badly.
      Must have slipped surber’s mind.

      I would like to see a Trump/DeSantis 2024 ticket.
      Two candidates who are working against the woke marxist democrats working together.
      I believe Trump would have to move out of Florida.

      The republican globalist losers all making the rounds to attack Trump. Absolutely hysterical.
      All planned. All the bs election fraud.

      Anyone with such a terrible approval would change course, but the corrupt biden regime hasn’t. Why?? Because they know the elections are fraudulent. 75% of Americans believe biden regime is heading in the wrong direction. The biden regime?? Don’t care, because the elections are rigged. Same course, No change.
      Corruption!!

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  24. suzq22 - I just want to win. I still love Trump and if he’s the guy who can do it, I’ll vote for him again. But Don’s right to question if there are enough MAGA voters to do that, or whether Trump can pull in some disgusted Democrats or enlightened Independents. Can he do that? I’m not certain he can, though I also have reservations on DeSantis. He only wins imo if Trump supports him. I do prefer someone younger. Enough of the geezers.

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    1. Trump a geezer...how many 50 year olds could keep up his pace? While I basically agree...45 is an exception to the rule.

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  25. Please, everyone, remember that a lot of Democrats turned out to vote simply to keep PDJT out of the picture for '24. They didn't vote for abortion as much as they see who appointed the judges to overturn R vs.W. Dems didn't vote for voter rights as much as they voted against who was wrongly denied a second term which was their objective all along! And, a lot of independents don't want to see PDJT around for '24.
    I am thinking that we have to be cool, and if we can take the Congress we can slowly and carefully convince the nation how bad Biden and the Dems are.
    DeSantis is looking like the one but there's still two years to go and anything can happen. Let's just concentrate on stopping Biden with common sense and determination. I'm still a reader, Don!
    ~DP in MI~

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  26. You mean the people who have been through two full years of Biden and the democrats yet voted for the democrats anyway? What more can we do besides what we have been? How much longer do you think it will take after this debacle? I think we need to get rid of the RINOS who only want to play political games rather than support America and the Constitution.

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  27. Actually, yes! I truly believe this hatred of PDJT is beyond all reasoning, but, here we are!
    Look at AZ-Katie Hobbs is a nut case but Kari Lake was supported by PDJT and look at the dogfight going on there! I hope, I pray, Lake wins but this is right down to the wire where it shouldn't be even close...

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    1. Gotta fix the ballot harvesting scheme first. Repub Governors need to lead the way to fix their voting systems and remove the main sources of cheating. Then we can establish a strong republican base and move forward. Not an easy thing to do.....

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  28. Great post Don. And just so you know, I have been reading your words for years and totally believe it was very hard for you to say what you said about Trump. I don't even know at this point what I think about the issue yet, but please know that I thought it was honorable and brave. You're an inspiration.

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  29. You want a Thank You letter check this one, written by the Greatest of All Time.


    "My days on earth are numbered...
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    ...but before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it's important to me. Win, lose or fraud...President Trump, I just want to say thank you for the last four years. Thank you for making it cool to be an American again. Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way. Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. Thank you for all you have done for the minority communities, and the outstanding decrease in the unemployment rate you had. Thank you for making it feel good to love our country and to be a proud patriot again. Thank you for supporting our Nation's flag and the men and women who fought for the freedom that stands behind that flag. Thank you for supporting our nation's law enforcement organizations, and understanding how difficult their job really is. Thank you for quelling the flood of illegal immigration, and bringing to justice the thousands of criminals that flood brought us. Thank you for giving corporations a reason to come back to America to make our own products and put Americans back to work. Thank you for bringing our troops home from endless deployments that presented us with little more than body bags; and for your commitment to strengthen our military. Thank you for operation warp speed and keeping your promise to bringing the Covid 19 vaccine to us in less than a year. Thank you for your never-ending attempts at bringing peace to the Middle East and your support for Israel. Thank you for your Tax relief, and thank you for our energy independence.

    Most of all though...THANK YOU for taking a damn rotten job that you never had to take!! Thank you for caring enough for this country to want to try and make a difference. Thank you for showing America how little Career Politicians actually work for their constituents; and for showing us how much those politicians despise you for showing America how easy it is to build a great nation, rather than rape her to line their own pockets and stock portfolios.

    Thank you for allowing us to experience a President that wasn’t a lifelong politician, but a lifelong American. THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT... YOU DID YOUR BEST…"

    Rush Limbaugh

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    1. Thank you for sharing that! Miss that man every day

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  30. Beware: GOP establishment is using Ron DeSantis to destroy Trump and his MAGA movement. MAGA is being split from Republicans. Conservatives from RINOs.

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    1. Excellent point. It was quick and easy to get to Surber, that's for certain.

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  31. The last time I went to a dance and had fun was with Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump indeed brought me to the dance, again. But, he stepped on my toes one too many times when he broke the 11th Commandment.

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  32. Trump's toes have been getting stepped on for 6 years, mostly by people like you and Surber. Take you whine up the Wazoo.

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  33. Posters to this site who are congratulating Surber for this column or admonishing me for commenting so often should do a self-evaluation. What is your logic? Mine is SPELLED-OUT.
    Surber has been making BOOK for years on POTUS Trump, with his unbridled admiration for him. Then, on a dime, after a disaster that had only to do with RINOs like Mitch McConnell, Trump is cast away, "yesterday's news", once Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, Hinderaker, Podhoretz, etc. down at RINO Central throw their (light) weight behind DeSantis (GEE, they're all so "brave")...
    Trump fights ALONE! What Surber has done here is the MOST OBSCENE sort of "posing" (lying); CONVENIENT to/for Surber at all times, tallying his INCOME...how this election is all somehow "Trump's fault". What a fake/phony SHILL. Trump wasn't even on the ballot and his endorsements proved overwhemingly successful. Surber has no guts or loyalty. Surber has a bank account. Surber SOLD OUT, it's that simple. He's a SELL-OUT. A RINO disguised as a "conservative", like all of them (failingly/flailingly) try to cast themselves. What a JOKE!

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    1. Your misreading is total but understandable. Most important, it's unpersuasive.

      Think about what you're doing. You are accusing Don of selling out ... by selling him out.

      Don isn't lying at all. It's the opposite of lying. He is being as brutally frank with his readers as possible. If he were lying, he would continue to grift you without ever mentioning he lost faith. You make no sense on your own terms.

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    2. Don surber considers himself to be influential.

      Were don surber to honestly quantify his influence, he would find it meager.

      And that was before this brain wet fart.

      He has a woman to give him his binky therapy.

      That is way above my pay grade.

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    3. The attacks on Trump feels like that twitter post of all the different Fox News stations repeating the exact same lines. Orange Man Bad, Orange Man Must Go. It is absolutely hysterical.

      The establishment republicans are the problem.
      The establishment republicans are the uniparty’s controlled opposition. Backing the establishment republicans is backing the new world order.
      The new world order wants to destroy middle America.

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  34. Don S. agrees with Frank Luntz, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s roommate, says President Trump needs to go away

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    1. Yes, another RINO. I believe you'll continue to see Surber on the side of any and all RINOs. He's "outed" himself in 48 hours.

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    2. Don is momentarily wobbly. It happens to the best of us. Give him the respect he deserves by not assuming he will go full Bill Kristol for no reason in the space of 48 hours. It's a little late for anybody to do that, frankly. The optimal moment was the pu&&y tape.

      Anybody who made it this far in the fight more likely is succumbing to simple war-weariness, not RINO opportunism. It literally is okay for good men not to make it all the way to the finish line. Hitting the wall is real.

      Give the man space to find his second wind. You might need the opportunity some day yourself.

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  35. Don, I have been reading your posts for some time. On this I agree, Trump needs to bow out. While I agree that the 2020 election was not fair and fraud was evident, Trump cannot let it go. With each word he is alienating more people, not just democrats. I can see that Trump would have the same issues ongoing as he had in his presidency. He cannot keep his foot away from his mouth. I appreciate and admire what he accomplished and was proud I voted for him twice. But, I truly doubt he will be a second-term president as he has a polarizing effect and the independents will not support in mass and that is what Republicans need to think about. And age is a factor, even if he is one of the most driven people in politics. It is time to find another candidate that can make the case to all Americans, not just MAGA.

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    1. That "dreamboat" you and Surber are on? Hey, MAGA "is" Trump, and without MAGA/Trump no conservative or GOP candidate can win the presidency in 2024. It is Surber who does "dirty" on DeSantis, Trump, or any other GOP candidate by tossing Trump under the bus. There ain't a big enough bus to run over Trump, and Trump knows it. Surber is simply an opportunist, as it turns out. He thinks his opportunity at this juncture is with the RINOs attempting AGAIN to overthrow Trump, this time with DeSantis (who they believe will be more malleable to RINOism). It makes Surber a short-sighted SELL-OUT, that's all, and a disloyal gutless SELL-OUT, to boot.

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    2. Trump doesn't "need" to do anything. He earned the privilege to script his final act the way he wants it, and we have good reason to trust he will do it to save his country rather than hurt it. *Even if he does hurt the country*, he merits a presumption of good faith without our nitpicky preemption, and he merited it by all the good he has already done. Almost single-handedly.

      People who read his actions as selfish first and country second are simply taking a short-cut to justifying his ouster. They make the same mistake his haters do, misreading idiosyncrasies as character flaws, because a flawed character is a reason to get rid of him.

      Yes, he very famously wants to win and hates to lose. But the assumption he wants to win primarily rather than incidentally for himself, rather than primarily for the good of the country he loves, is, I believe, pure projection and against all evidence, considering the many opportunities he had to sell out to the oligarchy and did not, the way nearly every one else has.

      That fundamental reality about Trump always seems to be glossed over by volunteer amateur advisers posting what the great man "needs" to do. He symbolizes something much larger than himself. He is in a category by himself. To pretend he faces the choices of any other politician or historical figure is to misapprehend the situation.

      The people who fantasize about a party without Trump or a candidate exhibiting his virtues and none of his flaws are not helpful. It's wishcasting, immature, politically ignorant, and, I believe, a failed attempt to walk one's tiny feet in historically large shoes. He doesn't have the options you think he does. Neither do we have the alternatives you think we do.

      Trump fashioned this predicament, he is the chief author of our politics. It isn't just that he is irreplaceable -- especially with some fantastical substitute -- it's that his presence or absence redefines all possibilities going forward. You don't switch out a star like that without every planet flying off into space, creating its own unrecognizable chaos. He is the only personality that can manage the circumstances he created. Have you noticed we can't stop talking about him two years after he left office? How all issues are at least partially filtered through Mar-a-Lago?

      It's not even about the necessary justice of restoring a man to the office stolen from him, for purposes of continuity with the past: if we want to pretend to have a presidency, it can't simply be usurped with impunity by anyone with the power to do so.

      It is about recognizing the center of gravity, its distorting effects, and especially the derangement caused by denying its distorting effects. To maneuver around an effect is also to be affected!

      So many criticisms of Trump are non-starters. They don't apply. The critic is overwhelmed and pretends he's not, then to compensate he rattles off projections of his own sins. The man is not a god, but he's not you either. He is larger than life. The criticisms that do apply will never touch him (Teflon Don) because "he doth bestride the narrow world /
      Like a Colossus, and we petty men /
      Walk under his huge legs and peep about /
      To find ourselves dishonorable graves."

      Understandably, that drives many good men insane.

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    3. Geez.

      That's galaxies more elegant than my thought about these quislings, go suck a lemon......

      I aint no poet

      And I know it....

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    4. Wow! Just Wow!
      “You agree that the 2020 election was not fair and fraud was evident, Trump cannot let it go.”

      Just forget about the democrats and establishment republicans throwing a presidential election? Wow!
      And should Trump just forget about the fbi, cia, and the Obama/Biden administration spying on Trump’s presidential campaign??
      And trying to get Trump impeached over their lies.

      OMG, where do these clowns come from that make these bs statements.
      Just Forget about it.
      While the fraudulent elections continue and the intelligence agencies do more Gestapo activities.
      Just find a new dance partner.
      Does anyone still have a backbone??
      God Help Us.

      Does anyone out there realize what this biden regime is doing to our children in public schools??

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  36. I was surprised that it took so long for Don Surber to have a grumpy rant like bad day. Remember, everyone, Donald Trump wrote "The Art of the Deal" and also wrote "The Art of the Comeback" several years later. He went to bankruptcy court to get some of the company(s) debt restructured, not to go out of business. The people who do not like him are all students of modern education. I'm glad I got to read both this post and the grumpy rant post. No, Mr Surber, you weren't in a bubble all year. It's just hard to stand upright in a huge flood and torrential rain. Personally, I'm keeping the faith.
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    1. Not Surber. He's turned tail and run away, towards the open arms of the RINOs. They'll be happy to have him, like all squishes.

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    2. GG says: Mr. DK, you seem to be going to extraordinary lengths to proclaim your unabashed loyalty to DJT, which is fine, and of course, your right to do so. But let me ask you, does Mr.Surber not also have the same right to espouse his thoughts and opinions, especially on his own site? And while doing that, he does not descend into disparaging anyone who may disagree with him. He is simply taking a position, which, who knows, over the next two years could change.
      Whatever.
      You, I fear though, Mr. DK, “doth protest too much.”

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  37. See plainsenseandsanity.substack dot com for some great insight re: Trump, midterms, politics in general.

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  38. Don,
    I’m not angry with you and I’ll continue to read your blog. But I think you’re making a huge mistake. Yuge. Trump brought us to the dance. He’s earned our loyalty and respect. You should rethink your position.

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    1. I wager that Surber won't take your GOOD ADVICE. Why? Because NO GUTS.
      Surber's down with the "passive-aggressive pansies" now, BIG LEAGUE!

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    2. "I think you’re making a huge mistake."

      He is.

      "He’s earned our loyalty and respect."

      So has Surber.

      "You should rethink your position."

      This is how it's done. Proper fraternal correction.

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    3. Nope.

      Surber has not.

      Not even close.

      Not even in the same galaxy.

      What say you, don?

      The 'you do you' doo doo response?

      Like that feeble, feckless and absurd, 'we can agree to disagree' nonsense?

      We disagree. There is no function in agreeing that we disagree.

      Only the wimpy attempt to imply that your opinion is less stanky than the other's.

      Enjoy that bentley.

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  39. Tuesday was a gut punch for me. Much like 2020 was. Everything you said about Trump is true. A lesser man would have never withstood the pounding he took. If anyone can make a comeback its PDJT. I pray it happens. As Lincoln said about Grant, "I need him. He fights."
    Give up if you want for me "It ain't over, till it's over. "

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    1. I thought that was from Animal House! Silly me...

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    2. Surber ain't "giving up". Surber was NEVER in the fight to begin with. Surber is a bag of hot air, as it turns out, now claiming greener pastures over there with the RINOs trying to woo DeSantis (well, they wooed Surber).

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  40. "key “target races”, not defined for political outcomes per se’ but rather …. they were identified for official media targeting; for script writing and narrative engineering; under the guise of being identified as “key races” to sense, gauge and create a storyline for election distribution by corporate media. > And it worked. TCT
    In the big picture, the goal was to undermine and deflate the MAGA base represented by President Donald Trump. 2022 midterm MAGA wins downplayed and or delayed.

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  41. Mr. Surber is Correct....MAGA needs to figure out the balloting issue. Not the circle firing squad.

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    1. The issue is statewide vote fraud.

      Deny it all you want. The evidence is there.

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    2. What you tawkin', "circular firing squad"? It's Surber throwing Trump under the bus. Can't get much more "circular firing squad" than THAT!

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  42. Harte to break it to you, but he wasn't done when the Lefties said so. He ain't done now.

    All the NeverTrumpers and the DeSantis fans may think so (what if Trump does know something damaging about DeSantis that explains why he's being pushed so hard?), but 95% of his people won.

    DeSantis', not so much.

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    1. Don't matter much to Surber. Surber goes where the fair wind blows (and to Hell with yesterdays winds and Trump). WHAT a GUY!

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    2. I think we both know DeSantis is owned by the uniparty. Look at who is giving him money. Doners? No, owners.

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  43. Signing off once and for all.
    Now I lay me down to sleep. Please, Lord, never find me in a foxhole with Don "Fuzzy-bottom" Surber. Thanx, God.

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  44. Just like the Democrats, Republicans need votes/ballots from more than just their base to win. If Trump can deliver that then he should be the standard bearer for the party. If you cannot win you are of no use.

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  45. Mr. Hertz says....Anonymous posters that never identify themselves have no credibility. Say who you are, fake name, real name, my mom's name, I don't care. There are way too many posting. Give yourself a name that we can relate. I give Mr,.Kane credit for letting people know who he is, real or not...
    Signed,
    Dick Hertz Mother.

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    1. A rose, by any other name, including no name at all, though, anonymous is a name, perhaps too common for an uncommon such as your sweet self, does not lessen the thoughts thereof.

      How about you release yourself from that aching roscoe and lighten up?

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  46. Antidote to Don’s BS:

    https://raheemkassam.substack.com/p/blame-trump-for-the-red-trickle-nonsense

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  47. Very well said, we owe President Donald J. Trump so much gratitude. However for me he peaked, failed us by not going with his gut in March 2020 instead listening to poor advice, and getting played on Jan 6th. Ron DeSantis won enough battles where I am willing to get behind him. The attacks by DJT on him just cross the line. The best scenario for the country would be DJT be the king and DeSantis the Prime Minister. Get rid of China Mitch, fight, fight, fight!!

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    1. Now this comment is delightful. Packed full, in a relatively brief paragraph, with dumbassery galore.

      Bravo.

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  48. President Trump did all that and more and what does he get? Stabbed in the back because he isn't perfect. time for DeSantimonious? The one that is showing serious signs of being a rino team player? The one that did not say a word about the fbi's raid on Mar A Lago? DeSanctimonious is a great governor, but I'm not ready for him to take the reins and be another ryan.
    EN2 SS

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  49. Is this Don’s way of telling Trump and America to move along? The article isn’t clear. If so, I agree.

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    1. Yes. He's gone for the shiny new thing and pushed us to the curb. Don is not a MAGA person after all.

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  50. https://raheemkassam.substack.com/p/blame-trump-for-the-red-trickle-nonsense

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  51. Although I respect your post today, I can not yet forgive your Life After Trump knee jerk hit job and I will never forget it.

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  52. I said for years that America needed a CEO in the White House rather than some spit-polished legal man who couldn’t read a balance sheet if his self-serving life depended on it.

    Well, we finally got one in 2016 and he became the best president in my lifetime (the worst being Lyndon Baines Johnson). And he became the best ever despite the never ending D.C. resistance. Let’s face it, upending long running, publicly funded gravy trains is a nasty business.

    Given all his accomplishments listed by Mr, Surber, and the fact that he received more votes than any other sitting president in American history, only to be denied a 2nd term because of a rigged election and the D.C. uniparty hatred towards him, I’ll not only support and vote for him again, but I’d follow him through the gates of Hell if he asked me to.

    - Crawler

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    1. Good luck in your following. I won’t be joining.

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    2. Why would you be 'joining', oh any mouse, you are already owned by the borg........

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  53. Trump is poison going forward. He’s a low 40s guy with no crossover or independent appeal. Many Republicans won’t support him and loyalists are running from him as he attacks highly successful Republican governors in FLORIDA and VIRGINIA. And of course he blew elections in 2018, 2020 and 2022. I was with him stridently from day one and he’s enjoyed my vote twice. No more. Thanks very much President Trump yet no more. Time to move on.

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    1. DeSanctimoanious is poison going forward. He’s a low 20s guy with no American/MAGA appeal. Freedom loving citizens won’t support him and thoughful America First patriots are running from him as Trump accurately exposes these highly successful Republican governors in FLORIDA and VIRGINIA, who owe their success to MAGA, as feckless hustlers, typical of politicians everywhere. DeSanctimoanious does the job as it should be done, mostly, and this is considered exceptional only because of the people have become numb to the politicians assfucking them.Trump, MAGA and all Americans are done with accepting being assfucked. Time to purge the fraudsters from the American body politic.

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    2. Youngkin is a globalist pos, he wouldn’t have been elected if it was not for America First republicans.
      And Youngkin just had his Lt Gov attack Trump.
      Sounds like surber has a lot anti Trump followers.

      And exactly what republican is going to take Trump’s place? Not DeSantis, sorry Ron’s numbers are Not there.
      And the corrupt democrat fraudulent election system is still in place. All democrat governors in PA, MI, and WI. And maybe AZ.

      Democrats will steal the 2024 election too, because the fraudulent system is still in play with the same corrupt individuals running the show.

      2024 is game over people, if republicans don’t fight with everything.

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  54. I have a couple of thoughts.

    To start, substitute mainstreet workers for "Trump". They are out to get us, but he is in the way.

    Second, anyone who is for us on mainstreet first will get the same treatment Trump gets. He will be made toxic, called hitler, you know the drill. Do we abandon him or her then, too?

    Third, to blame him for loses is absurd. 2 GOPe picked candidates got buried as well. And how do you know the ones he endorsed would have done as well without said endorsement.

    Fourth, Sundance has the better explanation, one Mr. Surber has been saying. The left no longer chases votes. They chase ballots. If they can't get people to the polls, they bring the polls to the people. Learn to ballot harvest.

    Fifth, follow the money. The money and origanization behind Desantis is mostly GOPe. And one of his mega donors has already said we have to quash this populist movement, and get back to a global outlook. You think Trump doesn't know this. Thus the attacks.

    And who do we move on to? As I said, if you follow the MAGA agenda, they will do to you what they are doing to Trump. And if the next one doesn't, then what was the point of moving on. If the point is winning elections and changing nothing, then okay, move on. But for real change, the kind we had for 4 years, we will need more Trump, MTG, Josh Hawley, not less.

    This man put himself in the crosshairs for us. He is being hounded, persecuted, and threatened. For us. He did not need this. And I'm supposed to dump him because it is politically expedient? The pundits, elites, and GOPe is trying to bury the MAGA base like they did the Tea Party.

    We cannot go back to the way it was. The Romney way, the Bush way. The left won't let us. But you do you.

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    1. I’ll simply counter with one example - Pennsylvania, where Trump got his people for Senate and Governor through the primary only to be defeated in the general along with perhaps as many as 4 house seats. PA Republicans are more than ready to move on from Trump after that sad fiasco. See Salena Zito’s latest at the NY Post.

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  55. DeSantis is the GOPe pick. That should give you pause. I have no doubt the Fla Dem party was told to stand down in the last week or 2 before the election. DeSantis was going to win, they just wanted him to crush Trump in the process.

    As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ megadonor and Citadel hedge fund billionaire, Ken Griffin, openly admitted recently the Wall Street goals are (1) stop the populist movement and (2) get the Republican Party back in alignment with the multinational “corporate world.” These are the same goals of the Republican leadership in Washington DC and the same goals as the corporate media who serve as the public relations firms for Wall Street.

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  56. Don, As Trump said often, "They aren't after me, they're after you. I'm just in the way".

    That you is mainstreet MAGA Republicans. If you think that the concerted effort to bury Trump is just about burying Trump, you are missing the bright lights that we all see. Unless you are OK with McConnel, McCarthy, McDaniel, and the rest of NEVERTRUMP GOP sellouts that will gladly lose every election just to bury the MAGA movement, then good luck to you. Welcome to the UNIPARTY one party rule.

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  57. As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ megadonor and Citadel hedge fund billionaire, Ken Griffin, openly admitted recently the Wall Street goals are (1) stop the populist movement and (2) get the Republican Party back in alignment with the multinational “corporate world.” These are the same goals of the Republican leadership in Washington DC and the same goals as the corporate media who serve as the public relations firms for Wall Street.


    Even Don Surber can be fooled by the MSM elites psyop.. U act like Trump ran these elections or is still in power.. The GOP ran these elections the same GOO who not only refuses to help MAGA candidates but actually worked against them.. This was the plan all along.. Red wave red wave and when it didn’t happen blame Trump and prop up Ron.. It’s just all so laughable.. Ron will get almost all his $$$ from the GOP and other mega rich wall street types and you really think they won’t want something for this.. Trump scared the powers that be so bad they will not stop until he is finished or dead.. Wake up Surber..!!!

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  58. FACT: DeSantis endorsed pro-abortion, anti-Trump, RINO John O'Dea in Colorado for the U.S. Senate.

    FACT: O'Dea got squashed like a bug, 55% to 43%.

    QUESTION: Is DeSantis responsible for O'Dea's loss?

    QUESTION: Did DeSantis cost the Republicans a Senate seat?

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    1. Yeah, don surber has a selective memory. Like the fraudulent election system is selective.

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  59. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/11/three_primary_factors_stopped_that_red_wave.html

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  60. I don't often repost anything I've written, but I wrote this in another thread of Don's, and it applies equally here.

    DeSantis, Younkin, Trump, Lake, et. al. need to decide who the enemy is, and do whatever it takes to beat the enemy into submission. Instead, it looks like they are all playing to the national news and GOP establishment's narratives. They're all smarter than that, at least I damn well hope so.

    Trump is acting childishly, but he's REACTING to what DeSantis and Youngkin are doing behind closed doors. All of them should be showing the door to any of the GOP-e, McConnell, McCarthy, Ryan, etc., coming to them wanting to "talk about your future". The future ain't about them; it's about overthrowing and banishing the corrupt GOP and Marxist Democrat oligarchs, and would be oligarchs. That, or these people we all respect (MAGA or conservative) ain't the people we thought them to be.

    I learned that about a President named "G.W." and his fake Wyoming sidekick named Cheney. They were never who they represented themselves to be. "My team" in the GOP were 99% opportunists and frauds. If Trump proved anything, he proved that.

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  61. Thank you, Don. I appreciate this a lot.

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  62. Everyone loves this column when it speaks what you want to hear; but let's throw the guy under the bus because of a contrary opinion. I, like many that I associate with, agree with both columns. President Trump had a crap deal from the beginning, and yet his administration accomplished many things that conservatives applauded; for that we will be forever grateful. If he had learned the self control of an 8-year old, we would continue to support him, but unfortunately he hasn't. He is the most polarizing figure in America right now, and his ego is getting in the way of doing the right thing, like Washington did, and stepping aside as the leader of the party; his shrinking base will never outweigh the combined Democrat and Independent voters in 2024, and he will destroy his legacy. I hope that his friends tell him the same thing.

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  63. So it begins... I stand by Trump...

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  64. Russiagate occured because Trump put super-weakling Jeff Sessions in as USAG. Sessions promptly recused himself (the coward), leaving Rod Rosenstein to appoint Mueller. Trump surrounded himself with Deep State swine who gleefully stbbed him in the back daily.

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  65. It is nice to see you haven't lost gratitude for the Donald, but you're still being duped by the media. If you think Trumps voters are all going to vote for Desantis, you're sorely mistaken. If Trump cannot win, Desantis has even less of a chance.

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    1. If DeSantis screws Trump I'll write Trump in. I will never vote DeSantis in any case.

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    2. I totally agree. DeSantis would alienate most Trump voters and would not have a chance at winning.

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  66. I don’t usually leave comments but I will say that Trump is awesome but so is Surber and I don’t really care if he vented a little bit after disappointing midterms. He’s probably right about moving on as well they are more than likely going to put our favorite president in jail. Sad days ahead for patriots.

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  67. Why is NO ONE thinking out of the box for a solution? We have a man who has endured Job-like attacks; both from within and without.
    We have not cleared out the rubbish RINOS yet are ready to abandon our champion with the old 'it's not you, it's me' routine.
    Use the structure and support that Trump built and ALL of you guys circle the wagons around President Trump so he can become our champion emeritus and trust handing over his work product....right now you're reacting to popularity, not policy which is inherently risky.

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  68. I like the general trend of people beating up and down the server for writing such a stupid article. The globalist Yuna party is playing us all for fools and treating us like puppets that they can manipulate.

    For god sake Mitch McConnell pulled money away from maga candidates in key competitive races, And put that money to support Murkowski Who is running against another Republican. Why did he do that because he wants her vote so he can be speaker. So instead of helping the Maga candidate win by using ad money to help Blake Masters and Adam Laxalt win, he used it to support Lisa Murkowski.

    And for those don’t understand how stupid a move that was Murkowski is out campaigning for a Democrat. She should be kicked out of the party immediately.

    McConnell sucks he intentionally ruined the red wave. Dan server can’t see that well and he sucks too

    Vote DJT 2024. This time he will have more Maga supporters in Congress. We must get rid of McConnell and McCarthy they are useless Rino trash

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  69. These posts won't age well. If you think anyone other than Trump is going to win the nomination for 2024 you are out of touch with reality.

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  70. I agree with everything Woods says and I choose DJT over Surber. Don, if you are too old and weary of the fight step aside and let somebody with more stamina take your place.

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  71. Many of us have already pre-ordered the book, "Life After Surber." It's a short story about how Donald Trump can always figure out how to identify and put a spotlight on his false friends and allies.

    The main reason the counts are going so slowly in places like Arizona is because the media, dems, and RINOs pre-planned their election propaganda before the election. It goes like this.

    Don't allow the Red Wave to be publicized to the people. Suppress the results, especially for MAGA Trump supporting champions like Kari Lake. Give the news cycle a good week to create the narrative that DeSantis is a Champ and Trump is a Chump (with a 96% success rate with his endorsements). "Take down Trump once and for all," they planned.

    After many years of fake news and lies, we all see what's going on.

    Here is the result. We all know exactly who everyone is now, including you Don. Every RINO, every "conservative" pundit. Everyone has stepped out from the shadows and into the sunlight.

    You were fun while you lasted Don.

    If there is one thing I know about those of us who are committed to Making America Great Again, it's that we have very long memories. We never forget.

    When people show you their true colors, the key thing to do is to look at them. I see your true colors, Don.

    And I'll never read anything you have to say, ever again. Bye.

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  72. To hell with fair weather friends and sunshine patriots like Surber that quit on their team.

    The Dims stole 2020. The RINO establishment wants to screw us in 2024.

    There challenges to the will of the people most be confronted. Trump must be returned to office. They must not be allowed to get away with it or they will be emboldened.

    Bye, Don S. We don't need you any way.

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  73. "But if you think it is easy for me to say Change Partners, you don't know me very well."

    Ahh Don, the question is: do you KNOW Donald John Trump?

    I would expect, as a newspaper guy, you would have researched and followed the person Donald John Trump.

    I did for many, many years and still do to this day.
    He is a very fascinating character. That I can tell you!

    Wilber Ross worked with Donald John Trump and even helped him out when necessary, in the business world. He was also Commerce Secretary in the Trump Administration and did a great job. I absolutely loved his explanation of the economy, displaying a 10oz can of Campbell's Soup. I know the price has tripled since that day.

    Wilber gave very sound advice in a soft-spoken voice and I enjoyed listening to his wisdom, with a sarcastic grin at the very end. I remember one interview in particular, and of course, the conversation was how would President Trump handle this, or that...
    Wilber looked at the 'newsreader' of the day, and stated:
    "Underestimate Donald John Trump at your own peril."

    I think that's good advice from my in-depth research.


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  74. Don, you can f*** right off. You're dead to me after you're previous column that revealed to me and others that you're a cleverly disguised imbecile.

    Anyone playing the McConnel, McCarthy, Ryan game is nothing more and nothing less than an enemy.

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  75. Mr. Surber, once again you have stated your position well. While others find fault with it, I find agreement. President Trump's unplanned impossible victory resulted in the greatest revelation of political corruption in our federal system of governance since our founding. Trump was probably as unaware of it as we were. Nobody wants to believe that the law enforcement services we depend on are dedicated to political assassination of their enemies over enforcing the Law. Trump was the man to do this because he had enough personal wealth to not be bribed and also to defend himself. Yet, ultimately through a stolen fraudulent election the finally removed him from office.
    It appears from the midterm election results, a lot more people need to learn the lesson that electing Democrats, is poison to our Republic. This is true with or without Donald Trump.

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  76. Taken as a whole, column and comments, this is the thing I've read in a very long time. I've always said I'm back Trump if he shot someone because I'd trust his judgment over mine, but I've also been dismayed by his lack of discipline. The thoughtful and erudite people here have really put things in perspective. There's no one better or more dependable than Donald Trump. What he's sacrificed for America, for us, is beyond our poor power to add or detract.

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  77. Before you bail on Trump you need to be educated. Start with this: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/11/11/its-the-big-ugly-and-were-here-for-it/ And then read more articles about DeSantis on that website.

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  78. How will DeSantis fare when he gets hit with lawsuit after lawsuit, police raid after raid, media attack after media attack? How will DeSantis fare when 80% of Florida elected officials shiv him in the back and refuse to implement his policies? How will DeSantis fare when he steps outside of friendly Florida?

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  79. Trash Trump in one column and the next you're thanking him??? An apology would be in order but since you've joined up with the MSM and the GOPe in the pile on against Trump I no longer trust you or your opinion on anything Trump.

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  80. sooo you liked those accomplishments? well, the NeverTrumpers, RINOs, globalists did not.... if a candidate should appear who looks as if he would also achieve these accomplishments, he'd be 'trashed' just like Trump. IT'S NOT TRUMP - IT"S MAGA

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    1. It’s Middle Americans that these leftist freaks want to destroy.
      Democrats agenda is to destroy America, and they are doing that by destroying the middle class.
      The new world order is being supported by all democrats and all establishment republicans.

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  81. Too late. You've shown who you are. Trump went 174-9 on his endorsements in the midterms. Obviously the man that INVENTED MAGA and will certainly be running again in 2024 should be involved in putting MAGA candidates in place. You're a sunshine patriot that shriveled when it started getting a little chilly.

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  82. I tried to sign in but it failed. I wanted to NOT be anonymous. Don Surber, you can kiss my ULTRA MAGA veteran petroleum engineer ass. If Desantis runs against Trump in 2024, I will vote against him in every presidential election going forward. Same goes for anybody else. I will use every ounce of my charasmatic ENTP personality to rally the political trips to do the same. Let this serve as a big F-YOU from Texas. You can rot in social media hell with Shepherd Smith and Megan Kelly.

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  83. Ill-judged cowardice to stumble back into the waiting maw of rancid, backstabbing, scheming RINOs. It's RINOS against MAGA, globalists against patriots. Destroy Trump and there will only be wormtongue Unipartyists left calling themselves Republicans because MAGA isn't going to just go along with it. We are sick of holding our noses and voting for corrupt Machiavellians who will betray us every chance they get. Hold the line.

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  84. President Donald Trump will run in the primary. President Donald Trump will win. GTFO of the way. Go back and join the other cockroaches. Adversity separates the wheat from the chaff. You do not belong in the whole grain club. You are foolish, weak, and disloyal.

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  85. I have a huge list of Trump's accomplishments while in office. It is stunning. Hundreds of bills, hundreds of successes. I will try to post the first third of it here. When I replied to a sneering commenter on Breitbart by posting it, the moderator removed it and labelled it SPAM. Actual information about DJT's spectacular record of accomplishments is anathema to the Swamp.

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  86. I can't post the list of Trump's accomplishments here. It is too long. You can see it at MagaPill and other places.

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  87. Looks like Don Surber realized how ret@rded his last post was...

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