Don Surber

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Who's complicit now, Democrats?

Democrats both in and outside the media laughed like hyenas when Saturday Night Live did a fake perfume commercial for Ivanka called, "Complicit." President Trump duly noted it, and nearly a year later, he has his own ad that links Democrats to an illegal alien who laughed in court about killing two police officers.

Trump's ad, too, is called "Complicit." Democrats are crying foul.

"Negotiating with Jell-O"

This weekend, Democrats -- both in and out of the media -- find themselves flummoxed with Donald Trump. Again.

“Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O,” Chuck Schumer whined on the Senate floor on Saturday. “It’s next to impossible.”

The twits at Twitter annoy me

I received an email from Twitter.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Are you better off now than you were a year ago?

Jimmy Carter started it. In a 1976 presidential debate with Jerry Ford, Carter asked, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

Never mind that Ford had been president only two years, voters answered by electing Carter.

In a 1980 presidential debate, Ronald Reagan turned the tables and asked, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

Reagan went on to win the first of two landslide victories.

Mexico is paying for the wall

Mexico is a mess that keeps electing socialist demagogues thinking this time it will be different. About 10% of its people have fled north to escape the corruption that goes with socialism.

The people left behind are easier to rule, thus a series of Mexican presidents has encouraged illegal migration.

President Trump is disrupting the flow, which is why the gutter-mouthed Vicente Fox so adamantly opposes him.

Democratic gift to Trump's first anniversary

A year ago today, Donald Trump officially assumed the office of the presidency, after dominating the nation's politics for more than a year. Republicans did not see it coming. Democrats did not see it coming. And while Republicans finally have accepted the new era in American politics, Democrats haven't.

Which explains their anniversary gift to Trump.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Trump's got them by the tweets

I was going to put this out there on Twitter, but why monetize my writing for people who hate me and my readers?

Doctor's report on Trump reveals craziness -- in the media

The media is quacking up.

Rising economy may save Republicans

The Blue Meanies think they will take the House and make the doddering Nancy Pelosi speaker again. They even think they will win 27 of the 33 Senate races this year and control both houses of Congress.

I have no idea what will happen on Election Day.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Protecting consumers for zero dollars

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- a Democratic Party creation to put more limo libs on the federal budget -- finally protecting consumers from a predator: itself

Mick Mulvaney, the new director of the agency, just requested zero dollars from public money in his budget.

Where is the media's shame?

Last night, the president of the United States cited 11 stories that the media got wrong, as he held his first Fake News Awards -- or as I call them the Foolitizer Prize.

Most of the stories represented bad journalism in which reporters did not independently confirm what their sources said, or even seek the president's side of the story.

Without any introspection or reflection on this bad journalism (which has hounded him since he was elected) the media blamed the messenger.

Pipelines get around environmentalists

The nearly decade-long delay in approval for the Keystone XL pipeline taught pipeline companies a lesson in conservation.

Instead of begging for permission to build new pipelines, they will expand existing ones.

The poll that should scare Democrats

As the week began, Mike Allen of Axios had it all figured out. Democrats will retake the House, elect Nancy Pelosi as speaker, and impeach President Trump. Yay!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Grading Trump's Fake News Awards

President Trump unveiled his Fake News Awards tonight after an hourlong glitch by Republicans. Earlier today, I received my manuscript back from the book editor for "Fake News Follies of 2017," which I will publish next month.

Let's see how Trump did.

Apple to create 20,000 jobs, and give Uncle Sam $38 billion

The key to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was cutting the corporate tax rate from 35% -- the heaviest tax burden in the industrial world -- to 21% which is just over the European Union average of 20.9%.

But almost as important is the Repatriation Tax, which allows corporations to bring overseas profits into the USA by paying a 15.5% tax instead of the 21% tax.

President Kasich's first year

I see where Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio -- his father was a mailman, you know -- plans to run for president again. Well, running for president can be quite lucrative as Harold Stassen discovered. Many are the rich people who will lavish money on a celebrity politician.

But what if Kasich were seeking re-election as president?

99th Amazon review of "Trump the Press."

99 luftballoons. 99 problems. 99 bottles of beer on the wall. And now 99 Amazon reviews of "Trump the Press."

Need just one more.

Trumping the Korean War

The Korean War, now in its 68th year, is the longest war in American history, although it has been on hiatus for 65 of those years.

President Trump may have ended it.

QB Trump vs. Crybaby Cory

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey is a perfect example of the eternal adolescence that is destroying our country from within.

Booker questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about a discredited report that President Trump privately called some s***hole countries s***holes.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thank you, Teresa G. Warren

Teresa G. Warren has written the 98th Amazon review of "Trump the Press." Like my wife, it is short and sweet:
I'm not Trump's biggest fan by any means, but I'm glad I bought and read this book. Great book. Very well researched, in depth, and lots of details. Mr. Surber did a great job here.
Two more! I need two more reviews to make 100.