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Your informed pessimism matches mine this morning. It appears that Tolkien was prescient when he wrote, "The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost....for none now live who remember it." The only difference is that some of us, like you and I, my friend, do remember it, and mourn its passing.

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According to the 2020 census, 5 of the 7 wealthiest counties by median household income in the US ring the DC cesspool.

It wasn’t that way 30 or 40 years ago.

Until the corruption is reigned in, very few representatives will ever represent us.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

They blamed us for electing Trump. That was unforgivable. Everything else that followed is predicated on that original sin. Washington is the abusive drunk of a husband who twists everything to make himself the good guy in the beating. The country is the abused wife with a black eye and a broken arm. “See what you made me do? I didn’t want to do it, but you made me.”

The GOP is part of the Uniparty and permanent Washington. Whatever you want to call it, the power class hates regular Americans. They have even before Trump. They hate Democrat voters too btw. They just find more crazies and Commies over there who like to burn, loot, and attack normal people, which is useful in a thugocracy. These jerks killed a million Americans, many more millions around the globe, with COVID and are still killing people with “vaccines”. They let China and Mexico kill us with synthetic opioids and they keep developing new more deadly ones. They let in criminals and terrorists without any real effort to stop them. They rig our elections. They set us against one another, continuously. They are ruining our economy with debt and a Federal Reserve that kowtows to the banks and the politicians while the dollar becomes worthless. There is a war going on against Americans. It’s just that the media “forgot” to tell us. And the enemies include China, Russia to an extent, Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood in its various permutations, and the drug cartels. But the central effort is coordinated in Washington DC by our government.

So, as I’ve said before, and nobody likes to hear unpleasant things, we can’t rely on organizations that hate us and are much more powerful currently than we are, to help us. Change will not come from the incumbents. We need a new political party, and if politics by the usual methods is not successful, we need to employ alternate methods to right the ship.

Otherwise just give up and enjoy the beatings, which will, as the sarcastic saying goes, continue until morale improves.

But I’m still voting for Trump and hoping against hope. The problem is that once you reach a certain age and you’ve made a few naive mistakes, and you see the world and people for what they are, you can’t unsee that.

Nor should you try. Use the clarity to your advantage. But I’m not optimistic that this gets fixed without a whole lot of messiness and suffering. I hope I’m wrong.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

We are the last conservatives left in Mao’s America. What is worth fighting for? Medical care has been ruined by DEI and Obamacare. Our Military destroyed by waste fraud incompetence and soy boys. Education ruined by leftist Black History Queer Studies Antisemites. Finance by greed and avarice. We are Sodom and Gomorrah with no moral authority. Our elected leaders(joke) are fools. The SS Titanic that once was a beautiful ship is headed to the bottom of the Atlantic and the republicans are picking out new windowshades for the portholes.

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David Harsanyi wrote a column, “The Populist Right Is Leading The GOP Into Irrelevancy.”

He's got that wrong too. True conservative party members are not the ones in position of leadership. Those would be the Ronna McDaniels, Mitch McConnell's, Kevin McCarthy's, etc. You know, the corporate Republicans.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

D.Harsanyi is about as popular among conservatives as a turd in the punch bowl ,yet we have {conservative publications?] carry his tripe.You are asking the question I asked my self after shrub # 2 was elected. The election of 2016 was such a shock to elitist pundits and their cocktail sharing politicians DC swamp rats went into overdrive undermining PDJT.Then 2020 Trump Voters turned out in such large numbers the swamp mob panicked shutting down counting in safe states Trump was winning in spite of dirty politics and deep state treasonous dealings.PDJT showed the world the gop and dems two yolks in one bad egg with a very hard shell.Great post with a meh poll but preach it Poca-Man and thank you again for making my mornings.

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OMG. Brother Don, this is the best piece of the year by far! I choked on Harsyani's piece as well.

Do people realize that everyone other than Trump, Burgum, or Vivek's donors - supported by Harsanyi and his beloved National Respew - just paid $40K per plate to entertain a communist pig(Xi) in San Fran?!

We are only losing elections because of fraud(See Jay Valentine) and because republicans are spineless.

I(we) am an America First Civic Nationalist. Not a republican.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

"The failure of Republicans (including Trump) to stop the kangaroo courts from persecuting J6 protesters is ugly and sinful."

Why do you include Trump? The J6 protesters were persecuted, and still are, after Trump was out of office. He had/has no power to stop the courts.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

For God's sake people, wake up and show a little back bone. After reading the comments, I felt somehow, I was reading an obituary, an obituary of a nation, our nation. This is no time to adopt a loser's attitude, but rather to regroup and think about what needs to be done and what we need to do. The writer Don Surber cited is a recognized writer for The Federalist and National Review, two publications claiming conservative values, but I believe with dubious motives. This is no time for self pity and reflection because we elected leaders who ultimately betrayed their stated values and we the people. Who likes being lied to?

Before I read Mr. Surber's article, I scope out the news that morning. and come for the icing on the cake. Xiden agrees with his blackmailer, Xi Jinping to increase the Green Agenda by accelerating solar panel purchases' and severely restricting petroleum production in the US. BTW All 21st industrial economies REQUIRE petroleum for their survival. It's akin to the oxygen and food of a biological organism. Why Xiden would do this? I suspect Xiden is being blackmailed by the CCP and Xi with the video evidence of Xaden's and Hunters exploits while as VP Obama gave him a free hand. Ludicrous you say? There's more here than most suspect.

Damn folks DON'T give up and be so pessimistic, please. I'm as angered by the constant betrayals of our elected officials too. President Trump brought to the presidency commitments to me and you which he has kept. Trump's an anomaly of a man who puts his nations interests first and its people before the money and prestige that so many of his morally failing billionaire contemporaries display. Bill Gates for example, spreads fine metallic pieces in the air in his climate scientist role and it would seem, inject us all with experimental vaccines, in his role as a Eugenicist.

MY FELLOW AMERICANS AND DON SURBER READERS DON'T GIVE UP THERE IS TOO MUCH AT STAKE TO FEEL SORRY NOW. LET'S GET MEAN!!!!!!!!

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Nov 17, 2023·edited Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

"To get me to vote Republican, tell me what they stand for"

Boom!

The readers at this site find it difficult to imagine how/why the supposed republican party doesn't see the demonstrated success of Trump's actions and platform. But they don't. If elections were fair, we would be in power, but they aren't and we sit around getting spit on thinking there will be justice the next time around.

I am told by good people here that we are making amazing progress at all levels. Perhaps. I just don't think we have enough time for that work to be effective. 2024 is our last shot and it will come down to election integrity.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Read a very sad article yesterday, the last British blast furnace is being shut down. In every other measure of national decay we have been following their lead (?) for years. Britain can no longer refine her own steel. Sheffield is at best a recycling plant.

China trade is pure poison. China will happily starve and enslave its own people to starve and enslave ours. We can't win this war of economic chicken - we must refuse to play.

The EPA must be brought under control and again permit our industries to operate.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Most of us Americans have been relatively innocent and trusting of our government for many decades. We did not realize that both parties were being stealthily undermined and corrupted, one by Marxists, and the other by ____________??what??--I can't put my finger on it--Wimps?? Don probably can find the right word. Particularly in the last couple years we have begun to realize the degree to which the Republican party establishment is our enemy.

But Don's outstanding column today takes a HAMMER and WHACKS the nails into the coffin of the RINO establishment. His arguments are specific and damning. Don again brings a particular ability to crystallize things, making the situation so clear, that even a normally positive person like me has to admit this situation is absolutely atrocious.

(I also appreciate the fine wordsmithing-- the Trump prosecutions "an orgy of Orwellian justice"; styrofoam versus granite; Grandstanding Old Party; "do not care if Democrats steal elections" or "the FBI tricks their voters and sends them to prison.")

But I'm still going to see this in a positive light. First-- CLARITY is ESSENTIAL to any battle. I celebrate the clarity in Don Surber's column today. And everyday-- Surber has been a powerful fighter in this crucial, primary thrust of the war-- gaining Clarity. Every blow struck that brings clarity to our understanding of the situation has Power--true Power. Again, there is that saying that evil exposed is 2/3 destroyed, and the last 1/3 destroys itself.

(Also, I believe that this Comments section for Don's blog has been making a contribution by us all participating together in the process of digesting and assimilating and reinforcing this Clarity that is being brought to light in each of Surber's columns.)

But, to be realistically positive, I will also say that the problem here is the thin layer of idiots at the top who are running the Republican party. We should not "throw out the baby with the bathwater". There are definitely some true American heroes working valiantly in Congress right now to turn things around, plus some brave Governors (but definitely NOT little Miss Milquetoast--Nikki Haley). And the RINO wing of the party is vastly, vastly, outnumbered by the Trump-supporting America First majority of the party (us!).

Here's what we need to do:

--Become active in the county and state Republican party appartuses and replace these old RINO's. Attend the monthly meetings of the county and state Republican Party Executive Committees and start directly challenging and influencing them. Learn specifically who is good and who needs to get the boot.

--Cut off the money supply of the RINO establishment. Right now, most of their power comes from the centralization of the Republican money-raising structure in the hands of the RINO-dominated RNC. They get tons of cash from earnest American patriots all over the country, then siphon out this money chiefly to fellow RINO's, using it to control how they vote in Congress.

The easiest way to do this is to never donate again directly to the RNC, only to specific Senators and Congressmen (from any state, not just your own) who are doing good things, and VERY importantly--TELL the RNC what you are doing, TELL the Senators and Congressmen what you are doing, and TELL everyone you know in every circle of your acquaintances, to do the same. One can use WinRed--BUT you HAVE to look at the detail disclosures at the bottom of the page, which will reveal whether your response to a particular solicitation is really going 100% to the Candidate you want to support, or whether it is going to the RNC itself--and the RNC just used the name of the Candidate to suck you in. Often your donation is being split-- with as much as 90% actually going to the RNC. If the disclosure on WinRed shows too much is going to the RNC, go to the Candidates own website, and donate there. Although the Candidate may also use WinRed as a vehicle, donations that originate from the Candidate's own website should go 100% to them--but still check the WinRed detailed disclosure for it.

--If we could start a competing fundraising organization that would centralize the collection of--and disbursement of--donations for America First-only Candidates OUTSIDE of the RNC, that would be good. I don't know if Trumps own Save America PAC could become this type of thing or not. But it would take awhile to get this clarified and publicized to be truly used in this way for the whole country, not just for Trump. So in the meantime, best to use the vehicle of WinRed, but read the fine print and be selective on WinRed.

I celebrate the wonderful Clarity that is coming to light in this great country, and pray for it to reach further to every single American. And there's another thing we can do--share share share Don Surber's columns. I myself need to do better on this.

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Chip Roy recently blasted Republicans for failing to give him "one thing I can go campaign on." Somebody said Chip Roy is like an arsonist who can't stand smoke. The fact is a Republican just gave Democrats a really good 2024 campaign ad. They keep shooting themselves in the foot and wonder why, as Don Surber says, "They stand for nothing because nothing is what they are."

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Outside of Gorsuch, the constitutional judge selection has been a failure because they were selected for pro life stance. Kavanaugh had been in 5th Circuit and voted in step with Merrick Garland 97% of time. Amy Barrett has 10 or so adopted children from around the world and is NOT a border/ immigration hawk. Kavanaugh sides with Roberts and Dems consistently. GOP are useless for the reasons you mentioned. They are weak, vote " principle" and take "high road" rather than win. Why vote Republican? No reason except the alternative options are even worse!

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Perfect picture for a great column that sums things up for me quite perfectly

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Don Surber

So depressing. And what is depressing is that this will never, ever be fixed by the “old fashioned” way of calling “our representatives”. We do not HAVE any representatives. When Barack HUSSEIN Oblahblah got in to office, I felt for the first time really in my life “taxation without representation”. There is MAYBE a handful of people “up there” that represent their constituents. Rand Paul comes to mind. And the current star of the show, the HINDU Mr. V ... why is everybody falling all over themselves because he’s such an eloquent speaker??? Has no one learned?? Every one of them knows what to say. HE would be NO DIFFERENT if he were elected. ALL of them, practically without exception, are traitorous sons of bitches and it’s ALLLLLL a dog and pony show. And as Mr. Surber so articulately put it... DJT was the refrigerator light that shined on all of the cockroaches. It is why they hate him, why they want him dead. I think Democrats don’t hate him as much as the traitorous bastard Republicans. If DJT survives (pray for him every day) and is the “Republican” nominee, I will vote for him. But I’m not voting anymore for someone with an R by their name. It means NOTHING.

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