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By Ed Brodow, March 7, 2023

Joe Biden has distinguished himself as the worst president since before World War II. Voters failed to see Biden for being what Thomas Sowell described as “not only a phony but an incompetent one.” The irony is that when Joe entered the White House, we were coming off of four years with a strong president.

Biden’s predecessor implemented a strategic series of policies that were successful in reversing the destructive leftist agenda of the Obama administration. Donald Trump restored America’s economy, lowered unemployment, made us energy independent, stood up to China’s expansionist foreign policy and one-sided economic practices, took the U.S. out of the pernicious Paris Accord, enhanced peace in the Middle East, and stabilized conditions on the southern border.

All of Trump’s actions accrued to the benefit of the nation. “I don’t care whether you like Trump or not,” said Bill O’Reilly. “Trump governed this nation in a responsible way where everybody prospered. And if you don’t believe that, you’re a moron.” Despite these achievements, voters rejected the prosperity of the Trump years in favor of Joe Biden and his left-wing lunacy. Joe set out right away to reverse everything Trump accomplished. As a direct result, the country is in terrible shape.

As we approach the 2024 presidential election, it is a good time to contemplate what kind of shape the U.S. would be in if Donald Trump had prevailed in 2020.

First and foremost, the U.S. would not be wasting billions in the defense of Ukraine from Russian aggression. Biden’s inept handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan is what emboldened Putin to attack Ukraine. With Trump in the White House, Putin would not have dared. The results: (1) The world would not be facing the threat of nuclear confrontation; and (2) The federal government would be able to deal with the Ohio train disaster instead of shoving it under the rug.

Biden is subverting our national security as he allows the Mexican border to remain open, reinstates the Iran deal, provides support to the Palestinians, cuts back on the military, suffers Chinese spy balloons to overfly our military bases, and ignores China’s aggressive stance with respect to Taiwan and the South China Sea. None of this would be happening with a Trump administration. We would not be trying to cope with millions of unvetted illegals crossing into the U.S. Fentanyl imports would not be surging. China would not be encouraged to test us militarily. Every citizen would be able to sleep more soundly, knowing that our country’s security is in strong hands.

When Trump left office, inflation was flat at 1.5%. If he had prevailed in 2020, it would still be 1.5% -- not 10%. In the absence of Biden’s reckless spending and his attack on fossil fuel, it is reasonable to conclude that gas, food, and energy prices would revert back to normal instead of causing misery for the average American family. Trump’s policy of reducing taxes on individuals and corporations would continue to improve the economy. Trump would have said yes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, the U.S. would still be energy independent, and there would be no need to beg oil from Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.

Before Trump left office, he ended the influence of Critical Race Theory in government agencies. Biden has reversed Trump’s directive, which is leading to the abolition of the fundamental American value known as meritocracy. Joe doesn’t want us to choose the most qualified surgeon, airline pilot, or Marine. His latest executive order will ensure that all new federal employees will be selected based upon their skin color so that preference can be given to non-whites. Tucker Carlson described Biden's new policy initiative as, "The largest racial tracking bureaucracy since the fall of Nazi Germany. Biden restructured the entire executive branch of the U.S. government to discriminate on the basis of immutable characteristics.”

Trump would never allow this. Under a Trump presidency, employers would be encouraged to select the best person for the job. If you needed brain surgery, you would not have to worry that your surgeon was selected because he or she received this year’s social justice award. Flying would be much safer because airlines like United would not be hiring pilots based on skin color or gender instead of competence.

Individual rights under a Trump administration would be safe from government intrusion. You would no longer live in fear that the FBI will target you for engaging in “hate speech.” Parents who complain about their woke school boards would not be treated as terrorists. Biden is weaponizing the federal government to stamp out free expression, something Trump would never permit.

Crime statistics would be on the way down as local governments lose support for defunding the police and non-prosecution of felons. Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland encourage woke prosecutors and leftist mayors as they destroy our cities and towns. Under a Trump administration, current abuses in our justice system would gradually disappear.

What kind of shape would the U.S. be in if Donald Trump had prevailed in 2020? The country would be experiencing a renaissance. America would have a chance to become great again. This is still possible if Trump is elected in 2024.

Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of nine books including his new #1 Amazon Best Seller, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden. His website is

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker:

By Don Surber, March 9, 2023

For two years now, we have heard about an insurrection that everyone knows was bogus. The media deliberately lied in its vain attempt to ruin President Donald John Trump — one in a series of attempts by the real deniers of election results.

Tucker Carlson’s revelation that the Capitol Police incited peaceful protesters has been dismissed by a media obsessed with lying. The key to Pravda — the Soviet version of propaganda — was not to get people to believe it, but to get people to stop following the news. Judging by television ratings in the 21st century, it is working. It indoctrinates Americans to believe they are powerless and that resistance is futile.

So the lies continue.

NBC told the fools who trust it, “Tucker Carlson, with video provided by Speaker McCarthy, falsely depicts Jan. 6 riot as a peaceful gathering.”

The NBC fairy tale said, “Carlson focused Monday’s segment on promoting former President Donald Trump’s narrative by showing video of his supporters walking calmly around the U.S. Capitol. He asserted that other media accounts lied about the attack, proclaiming that while there were some bad apples, most of the rioters were peaceful and calling them sightseers, not insurrectionists.”

Well, they weren’t sightseers, but they were far from being insurrectionists. No, Nancy Pelosi and the rest plotted to hijack President Trump’s peaceful rally on the National Mall. A few hundred of the 250,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital went to the Capitol — which was closed to the public due to covid — and the heavy doors were opened. To paraphrase Mayor Marion Barry Jr., the bitch set them up.

In fact, Capitol Police goon Michael Byrd shot and killed an unarmed woman who was caught in the maelstrom.

After two years of selective leaks of video by Pelosi’s Pretorian Guard, the nation finally gets to see the whole story — and the Capitolists hate it.

CNN said, “US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger on Tuesday ripped into Fox News host Tucker Carlson over his commentary about footage from the January 6, 2021, insurrection that he aired Monday night, saying the host cherry-picked from the footage to present offensive and misleading conclusions about the attack.”

The political appointee whined in a memo leaked to CNN, “Last night an opinion program aired commentary that was filled with offensive and misleading conclusions about the January 6 attack.”
Manger also wrote, “The program conveniently cherry-picked from the calmer moments of our 41,000 hours of video. The commentary fails to provide context about the chaos and violence that happened before or during these less tense moments.”

This is the same group that selective leaked out-of-context video for two years. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy released all the video.

CNN tossed the word insurrection into its report three times, even though it was a mostly peaceful protest. The word insurrection is important for Washington elitists to establish because it is the key to their plan to bar Donald Trump from the presidency.

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment states, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

By framing a mostly peaceful protest as an insurrection, Nancy and her RINO accessories to this crime believe they can prevent Americans from re-electing President Trump. I doubt it because the amendment clearly states “elector of President and Vice-President” and not president or vice president. If the Republicans who wrote the amendment after the Civil War meant president or vice president, they would have said so. Instead, they limited the prohibition to members of the Electoral College who select the president and vice president.

The press has published one conspiracy theory after another about this noisy protest for two years. My favorite wacky theory was Newsweek’s claim that “when security declined to bring Trump to the Capitol, the former president allegedly grabbed at the steering wheel of the vehicle transporting him.”

That is a physical impossibility because the vehicle is designed in a way the president could not get in the front seat — unless he could push through five inches of armor like Superman, in which case he would simply fly to the Capitol.
But as my headline states, this column is not about the coup by Congress. This is about real riots in DC that greeted the inauguration of President Trump.

CNN reported on January 21, 2017, “Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested Friday after a morning of peaceful protests and coordinated disruptions of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony gave way to ugly street clashes in downtown Washington.

“At least two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital after run-ins with protesters, DC Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo told CNN. Acting DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said the officers’ injuries were considered minor and not life threatening.

“Bursts of chaos erupted on 12th and K streets as black-clad ‘antifascist’ protesters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hammered out the windows of a limousine and eventually launched rocks at a phalanx of police lined up in an eastbound crosswalk. Officers responded by launching smoke and flash-bang devices, which could be heard from blocks away, into the street to disperse the crowds.”

The limousine in question was hired by former CNN presenter Larry King and destroyed by rioters. A Muslim owned the vehicle. It was his livelihood.

The media sided with the Inauguration Day insurrectionists.

Esquire reported on April 12, 2017, “How the Government Is Turning Protesters Into Felons.”

The magazine whined, “While scattered vandalism and punching (a neo-Nazi) were deemed headline-grabbing militancy, the media relegated the most extreme incidents involving anarchists and antifascists — namely, recent treatment of them — to footnotes.”

Scattered violence and punching someone you claim is a neo-Nazi is OK.

Sitting in Nancy Pelosi’s office chair is an insurrection.

A year after the Inauguration Day violence, all charges were dropped.

AP reported on July 6, 2018, “Federal prosecutors on Friday moved to drop charges against the last 39 people accused of participating in a violent protest on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

“The motion to dismiss charges by the U.S. attorney's office seemingly ends an 18-month saga that started with the Justice Department attempting to convict more than 190 people.

“That effort saw the government facing off against an intensely coordinated grassroots political opposition network that made Washington the focus of a nationwide support campaign — offering free lodging for defendants, legal coordination and other support.”

The left has billionaires sponsoring is Antifa black shirts.

The J6 protesters are on their own.

Liberals learned their lesson, which was they can get away with anything. They turned 2020 into a Summer of Hate as they burned portions of cities down to protest (re-checks notes) the overdose death of a minor drug pusher in the custody of police. Not only did protesters go unpunished, they also were rewarded by the government.

CBS reported on March 1, 2023, “New York City has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement in the case of protesters corralled by cops during George Floyd demonstrations in the summer of 2020.”

So the government paid people to riot.

Liberals also knew they are the real kings of the media.

As Mel Brooks said, “It's good to be the king.”

Republicans must fix this. The party’s platform in 2024 should include not only a pardon of everyone arrested for the January 6 protest, but a promise to compensate them for the trashing of their God-given right to protest — as guaranteed by the very Constitution that Mitch McConnell and everyone else in Congress swore an oath to defend. If any RINOs complain.

And the party should quote Martin Luther King, who said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Someone please remind Michael Byrd that there is no statute of limitation on murder.

Simon Ateba, the Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa, summed up the situation best in a lengthy tweet.

He said, “Some are now trying to crucify Fox News and Tucker Carlson over January 6th footage because America has decided to live a lie, blame only Donald Trump and turn a blind eye to the massive security failure on January 6, 2021.

“But many people around the world continue to wonder, how on earth was it possible that in the greatest country in the world, in the most armed nation on the planet with the best and most expensive security agencies in the universe, one of the most important buildings was left unprotected and was easily taken over by protesters while the presidential election was being certified and the Vice President was in the building? Why is no serious investigation done to understand that security failure and hold accountable every person who was in charge that day? Isn't that the most important investigation to be carried out?

“Also, why is it hard to understand that when an election takes place during a pandemic, with millions of people shipping ballots rather than showing up at voting centers on election day, many people would be skeptical about the results of that election, especially when the candidate who lost won the election day vote?

“Instead of labeling people election deniers, is it not better to ensure that even the appearance of fraud is eliminated by having most people vote in-person on election day and with proper identification?

“When a country decides to live a lie and chases shadows, it conducts false investigations with predetermined outcomes and ends up blaming people like Tucker Carlson for showing the other side of the story. And that is a shame!”

It was not a security failure. It was a deliberate solicitation of protesters and an invitation for rioting in order to disqualify Trump in 2024. Thanks to Tucker Carlson, the Constitution and the truth, it won’t work.

Reprinted with permission from  Don Surber is a reader-supported publication. Please become a free or paid subscriber.


The Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club holds monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  The location and speaker will be announced for each meeting.  Unless otherwise stated, the lunch will be at 11:30 a.m.

The officers are:  Jane Hayward, President,, 739-3126 Roxanne Rosenfeld, Vice President, 362-1259, Sandy Hollabaugh, Secretary, 739-4722 and Mary Riley, Treasurer, 305-6302.

The SSRWC next meeting will be  April 25, 2023 at G's in Oscoda.  No speaker is scheduled as yet.

You can send correspondence to SSRWC P.O. Box 234 Tawas City, MI 48764.  



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